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Pacquiao could make life very difficult for Mayweather, says Hatton

Ricky Hatton, one of the five common opponents of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, said that he’s giving the American the…

  • Thunder's Durant needs surgery, out for season

    Thunder's Durant needs surgery, out for season

    Sat, Mar 28, 2015 4:26 AM PHT
    Thunder's Durant needs surgery, out for season

    (Reuters) - Kevin Durant, the NBA's reigning most valuable player, will miss the rest of the season as he needs another foot surgery, dealing a blow to the Oklahoma City Thunder's playoff hopes, the team said on Friday. The six-time All-Star will have surgery on his ailing right foot next week and is expected to return to basketball activities in four to six months, according to the Thunder. His loss is a massive blow for a Thunder team hanging onto the final playoff seed in the Western …

  • NBA: Reigning champion Spurs book playoff return

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    Reigning champions San Antonio are headed back to the NBA playoffs for the 18th straight season after a 103-91 victory over Orlando. Backup big man Aron Baynes scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Spurs, whose reserves out-scored the Magic bench 69-12. Manu Ginobili added 13 points and Marco Belinelli chipped in 12 for the Spurs. Boris Diaw had 11 points and Kawhi Leonard contributed 10 points and seven rebounds. …

  • James Harden scores 51 to lead Rockets over Kings, Cousins

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    James Harden scores 51 to lead Rockets over Kings, Cousins

    Harden's 51 bested a historically complete statistical line from DeMarcus Cousins. …

  • 4 Davao cagers top NBA/Jr. reg’l camp

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    Four Davaoeños and one player from Cagayan de Oro are set to pursue their basketball dreams in Manila this April after topping the Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska at the University of the Immaculate Conception in Davao City.Paolo Emanuel Antonio, 14, of Stella Maris Academy in Davao City; Christopher Gonzaga, 14, of the University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City and Jeffy Malilim, 13, of Corpus Christi School, Cagayan de Oro will vie for …

  • Pringle to stay at Globaport, says team

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    A Globalport official yesterday said that prized rookie Stanley Pringle won’t be going anywhere amid rumors that the top overall pick in last year’s draft will be dealt to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel for LA Tenorio. “We’re not trading Pringle to any team,” Globalport team manager Bonnie Tan said in a statement. “We’re happy and satisfied with the performance of Pringle. Tan was reacting to reports of Ginebra’s interest in acquiring the lightning-quick Pringle. …

  • It’s going to be a whale of a series – Cone

    Wed, Apr 1, 2015 8:05 AM PHT

    Game Today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 7 p.m. – Talk ’N Text vs Purefoods Expect another fierce encounter between defending champion Purefoods Star and Talk ‘N Text as the two teams renew their rivalry at the start of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. If their elimination round meeting that was held almost three weeks ago is an indication, the series between two of the decade’s winningest ballclubs could go the distance. …

  • Murray dumps Austria's Thiem to reach Miami semis

    Murray dumps Austria's Thiem to reach Miami semis

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    Murray dumps Austria's Thiem to reach Miami semis

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Third-seed Andy Murray recovered from an early setback to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Miami Open where he will face Czech Tomas Berdych. Eighth seed Berdych defeated Argentine Juan Monaco 6-3 6-4 in their quarter-final to set up a re-match of their tense and at times acrimonious Australian Open semi-final which Murray won in four sets. Murray's 501st career win was far from easy as the 21-year-old …

  • Serena's 700th win sets up Halep semi

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    Serena's 700th win sets up Halep semi

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams overcame a dreadful second set to beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki 7-6(4) 1-6 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career win and a berth in the Miami Open semi-finals. Williams will face Romania's Simona Halep for a place in the final after the third-seed beat Sloane Stephens 6-1 7-5. The pair were due to meet in the semi-finals at Indian Wells earlier this month but Williams pulled out with a knee injury and Halep went on to beat …

  • Serena into Miami semi-finals with 700th career win

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    Serena into Miami semi-finals with 700th career win

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams overcame a dreadful second set to beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4) 1-6 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career win and a berth in the Miami Open semi-finals. Williams, who is seeking an eighth Miami title, will next face the winner of Wednesday's later match between Romanian third seed Simona Halep and American Sloane Stephens. After a sluggish start, Williams went on to secure the first set in a tiebreak and then broke her …

  • Two Green Archers reportedly leaving DLSU

    Two Green Archers reportedly leaving DLSU

    Thu, Jan 22, 2015 11:54 PM PHT
    Two Green Archers reportedly leaving DLSU

    De La Salle second stringers Robert Bolick and Terence Mustre are reportedly looking for a new school after deciding to leave the Green Archers camp following their reported demotion to the Green Archers’ Team B. …

  • Joining La Salle a dream come true for Batang Gilas standout Jollo Go

    Wed, Jan 7, 2015 3:57 PM PHT
    Joining La Salle a dream come true for Batang Gilas standout Jollo Go

    Coming off a heart-breaking UAAP season where they failed to defend their basketball title, the De La Salle Green Archers began their offseason chores on a high note by striking early in the recruitment wars as they landed current Hope Christian High School and Batang Gilas standout Jollo Go into the mix. …

  • Four collegiate players cop special citations

    Tue, Dec 2, 2014 5:55 PM PHT
    Four collegiate players cop special citations

    Troy Rosario, Jiovani Jalalon, Gelo Alolino, and Baser Amer will be given special awards by the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps and SMART in the 2014 Collegiate Basketball Awards to be held on Thursday at the Saisaki-Kamayan EDSA. …

  • England have edge over Italy, says Rooney

    England have edge over Italy, says Rooney

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    England have edge over Italy, says Rooney

    Manchester United star Wayne Rooney believes a new-look England proved they have the edge over Italy based on the evidence of their 1-1 draw in Turin on Tuesday. After a largely unproductive first-half display in the friendly at Juventus Stadium, where Graziano Pelle hit a 29th minute opener for the hosts, it took a superb leveller from Spurs winger Andros Townsend for England to complete their turnaround in what was a far more promising second half. England had travelled to Turin without …

  • U.S. senators urge FIFA not to let Russia host World Cup 2018

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    A group of U.S. senators has written to the international soccer association FIFA, urging it to consider removing Russia as host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup because of its role in the Ukraine crisis and occupation of Crimea. In a letter dated Tuesday and released on Wednesday, the 13 Democratic and Republican U.S. lawmakers said they "strongly encourage" the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to move the global competition. "Allowing Russia to host the FIFA World Cup …

  • UEFA take fight against TPO to European Commission

    Wed, Apr 1, 2015 8:18 AM PHT
    UEFA take fight against TPO to European Commission

    UEFA and international players' union FIFPro have lodged a complaint with the European Commission questioning the legality of third-party player ownership, known as TPO, European football's governing body announced on Wednesday. "Third-party player ownership is a kind of modern slavery, where you see players belonging to investment funds, or other, generally unidentified, corporate entities," UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said. "Clearly, this is not something that can be accepted by …