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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…

  • All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery

    All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery

    Sat, Apr 18, 2015 7:23 AM PHT
    All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery

    (Reuters) - NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer, is recovering from quadruple coronary bypass surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said on Friday. Dr. Richard Shemin, who performed the operation on Thursday, said Abdul-Jabbar was expected to make a full recovery. Abdul-Jabbar, who marked his 68th birthday on Thursday, was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease earlier in the week. The 7-foot-2 New York native was one of the most potent …

  • NBA: Playoff results

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    NBA playoffs first-round results on Sunday (all series best-of-seven): …

  • Raptors' Ujiri fined $35K for saying 'We don't give a s--- about it' at pre-Game 1 rally

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    Raptors' Ujiri fined $35K for saying 'We don't give a s--- about it' at pre-Game 1 rally

    For the second straight year, Toronto's GM has gotten in hot water with the league for using foul language in public. …

  • ROS guns for 2-0 lead

    Sun, Apr 5, 2015 8:05 AM PHT

    Rain or Shine Coach Yeng Guiao is aware of the subplot for Game 2: This will be an Easter the Meralco Bolts will either celebrate or lament. After going through a wringer before pulling off a Game 1 victory over the Bolts in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series, Guiao isn’t about to mess around with the “resurrection” theme surrounding today’s pivotal outing. Game time is at 5 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, with the E-Painters looking to move within a win of advancing to the …

  • No Lenten respite for Painters

    Fri, Apr 3, 2015 8:05 AM PHT

    Top pick but injury-plagued Rain or Shine hardly took a Lenten break as it practiced yesterday, Maundy Thursday, in anticipation of a fight back from Meralco when the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal playoff resumes Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters took the best-of-five series opener, 99-86, last Tuesday, but head coach Yeng Guiao says injuries on key players are starting to take its toll. [caption id="attachment_258165" align="aligncenter" width="648"] Outclassed by …

  • Bolts tap ace Iranian point guard

    Fri, Apr 3, 2015 2:55 AM PHT

    Meralco is expected to sign Iran’s top point guard, Mehdi Kamrani, as its Asian reinforcement in the PBA Governors’ Cup which starts next month. “It depends on the pregnancy, but he’s committed to us,” said Trillo whose team lost its opening game to Rain or Shine (99-86) in their semifinal series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Asian players with a height limit of 6-foot-3 were added to the PBA beginning this year as additional reinforcement to non-Asian imports. Emmet, who had stints with …

  • Hingis still all smiles after agonising near miss

    Hingis still all smiles after agonising near miss

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    Hingis still all smiles after agonising near miss

    By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, POLAND (Reuters) - Cramps, soreness and the fatigue which comes with playing no major singles match for eight years scuppered Martina Hingis’s push for a romantic comeback victory in the Fed Cup on Sunday. Yet the 34-year-old was still all smiles after losing a winning position against Urszula Radwanska as her Swiss team mates ended up hailing her as an “inspiration” in their thrilling 3-2 triumph against Poland in the World Group play-off. The five-times …

  • Hingis still all smiles after agonizing near miss

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    Hingis still all smiles after agonizing near miss

    By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, POLAND (Reuters) - Cramps, soreness and the fatigue which comes with playing no major singles match for eight years scuppered Martina Hingis’s push for a romantic comeback victory in the Fed Cup on Sunday. Yet the 34-year-old was still all smiles after losing a winning position against Urszula Radwanska as her Swiss team mates ended up hailing her as an “inspiration” in their thrilling 3-2 triumph against Poland in the World Group play-off. The five-times …

  • Djokovic adds another Masters to his series in Monte Carlo

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    Djokovic adds another Masters to his series in Monte Carlo

    Novak Djokovic continued his awe-inspiring run of form to claim the Monte Carlo Masters title on Sunday with a 7-5 4-6 6-3 win over Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych. The Serbian world number one became the first player to clinch the opening three Masters titles of the season after he triumphed in Indian Wells and Miami, notably seeing off nine-times French Open champion Rafa Nadal in Saturday's semi-final. …

  • 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. …

  • Reckless means 'entertaining' for Pacquiao

    Reckless means 'entertaining' for Pacquiao

    Thu, Apr 16, 2015 8:35 AM PHT
    Reckless means 'entertaining' for Pacquiao

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) - Appearing relaxed and confident, Manny Pacquaio embraced suggestions he was "a reckless fighter" when he held a workout for the media on Wednesday ahead of his heavily anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather. The May 2 showdown in Las Vegas between the two biggest drawcards of their generation has been more than five years in the making and Pacquiao also expressed hope that the defense-minded Mayweather would show more aggression in …

  • 'Kid Kulafu', a film about Pacquiao, offers a glimpse of boxer's childhood

    Wed, Apr 15, 2015 7:16 PM PHT
    'Kid Kulafu', a film about Pacquiao, offers a glimpse of boxer's childhood

    A film about Manny Pacquiao released on Wednesday offers a look into the Philippine boxer's childhood before his much anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr next month. "Kid Kulafu", named after a brand of wine whose bottles Pacquiao collected as a child, charts his rise from humble beginnings to his first step into the boxing ring. "He's just like every one of us," director Paul Soriano said at the film's Manila premiere on Tuesday night. "Everyone can mimic his moves, but you can't …

  • Mayweather has last public appearance ahead of megafight

    Wed, Apr 15, 2015 11:51 AM PHT
    Mayweather has last public appearance ahead of megafight

    (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. flashed a glimpse of the fighting form he will show next month as the undefeated champion put on an open training session on Tuesday in Las Vegas. Flanked by his own camp and the media, the 38-year-old went through a workout at his Mayweather Boxing Club in what was the last scheduled public appearance in advance of his fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2. Mayweather and Pacquiao faced off for a press conference last month but have since retreated to their …

  • Israeli FA to discuss Palestinian ban call with FIFA, UEFA

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    By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Worried Israeli football chiefs are preparing to fight a Palestinian proposal to have their Football Association suspended from FIFA next month and will meet top officials in Switzerland in the coming week. "Our understanding is that (Israel's suspension) will be put to a vote and we are preparing for it with everybody we need," Israeli FA (IFA) chief executive Rotem Kamer told Israel's Army Radio on Sunday. He said the IFA was told that the Palestinian …

  • Man United ask about Dutch forward Depay - PSV

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    Man United ask about Dutch forward Depay - PSV

    Manchester United have made an enquiry over the availability of the Dutch league's leading scorer Memphis Depay, his club PSV Eindhoven said on Sunday. "We have had a telephone call from them about him," PSV's technical director Marcel Brands said on Dutch television. There are several top clubs who have expressed an interest." Brands said the 21-year-old Depay, who has scored 20 league goals this season, would cost more than the 20 million euros (£14.4 million) Premier League side Tottenham …

  • Rivals claim Pakistan body election was not held

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    (Reuters) - The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) found itself mired in a messy power struggle over Friday's election of its largest regional body with a rival group claiming voting never took place. Sardar Naveed Haider has been elected to head the Punjab Football Association (PFA) until 2019, PFF president Faisal Saleh Hayat has announced, claiming the election was held under FIFA guidelines. "They postponed the elections," former PFF secretary Hafiz Salman Butt told the Dawn newspaper. …