• Durant leads Thunder to win over Grizzlies

    Durant leads Thunder to win over Grizzlies

    4 hours ago
    Durant leads Thunder to win over Grizzlies

    Kevin Durant scored 33 points on Saturday to lead Oklahoma City to a 100-86 triumph over Memphis in game one of their NBA Western Conference playoff series. Durant connected on five of six shots from the field as he delivered 13 points in the fourth quarter, when the Thunder thwarted the Grizzlies' comeback bid and took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Oklahoma City had dominated the first half and led by 22 at halftime. But their lead dwindled to just two points, 74-72, after Mike …

  • NBA: Durant leads Thunder to win over Grizzlies

    4 hours ago

    Kevin Durant scored 33 points on Saturday to lead Oklahoma City to a 100-86 triumph over Memphis in game one of their NBA Western Conference playoff series. Durant connected on five of six shots from the field as he delivered 13 points in the fourth quarter, when the Thunder thwarted the Grizzlies' comeback bid and took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Oklahoma City had dominated the first half and led by 22 at halftime. But their lead dwindled to just two points, 74-72, after Mike …

  • Alaska blows out undermanned San Mig Super Coffee

    Alaska blows out undermanned San Mig Super Coffee

    1 hour 11 minutes ago
    Alaska blows out undermanned San Mig Super Coffee

    Alaska’s Aces appeared ready to conquer the tougher challenge ahead. The same, however, could not be said of the injury-plagued Mixers of San Mig Super Coffee. …

  • SMB escapes Air21, gains playoff bonus

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:05 AM PHT

    Games Sunday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 3 p.m. – Alaska vs San Mig Super Coffee 5:15 p.m. – Rain or Shine vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Beer rallied from an 18-point fourth quarter deficit to stun Air21, 93-85, and secure the second twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals last night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Beermen trailed 74-56 early in the payoff period when they came charging back behind import Kevin Jones, reigning Most Valuable Player Arwind …

  • Some teams take a break, others sweat

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:00 AM PHT

    Games Sunday (Smart Araneta Coliseum)3 p.m. – Alaska vs San Mig Super Coffee5:15 p.m. – Rain or Shine vs Barangay Ginebra Teams that made the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup are taking advantage of the Holy Week break to either give their players time to rest or sharpen their skills in time for the big battles ahead. Half of the eight playoff teams will have practice today (Maundy Thursday) and tomorrow (Good Friday). Others will resume training on Saturday. One of the teams that …

  • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 2:55 AM PHT
    Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Los Angeles — If everything falls into place, Manny Pacquiao might end up becoming not only as one of the shortest players to ever play hoops in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) but also as the oldest rookie. Pacquiao, 35, had told The Bulletin a few days before he faced Tim Bradley in Las Vegas that he will suit up for Kia Motors in the PBA in October. “Number 17,” said the hard-hitting Pacquiao. Kia is one of three new companies whose application was accepted as a member of the …

  • Five fights that Manny Pacquiao should not have taken

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:43 AM PHT
    Five fights that Manny Pacquiao should not have taken

    Manny Pacquiao faced anyone and everyone willing to step into the ring with him. However, there were a handful of wins in his storied career that really did not add much to his legacy. But because Pacquiao is a good soldier who will fight anyone selected by Top Rank Promotions boss Bob Arum, he took the 'bad' fights anyway. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Ranking Manny Pacquiao's nine world title-winning performances

    Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:17 PM PHT
    Ranking Manny Pacquiao's nine world title-winning performances

    With his recent victory over Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao is now a nine-time and world-record eight-division boxing champion. We've ranked his nine title-winning bids based on his performance. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Old master Hopkins unifies light-heavyweight titles at 49

    Old master Hopkins unifies light-heavyweight titles at 49

    3 hours ago
    Old master Hopkins unifies light-heavyweight titles at 49

    REUTERS - American Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to unify world boxing titles when he scored a split decision victory over Beibut Shumenov on Saturday to add the Kazak's WBA light-heavyweight title to his IBF crown. The 49-year-old American was awarded the fight 116-111 by two judges but Gustavo Padilla controversially had it 114-113 for the 30-year-old Shumenov, who was floored by a big right hand in the 11th round. Hopkins improved his record to 55-6-2 with 32 knockouts after …

  • Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    Sun, Apr 13, 2014 3:51 PM PHT
    Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    Filipinos jumped from their seats, raised their arms and burst into cheers as the country's boxing hero Manny Pacquiao regained his WBO welterweight title against American Timothy Bradley Jr in Las Vegas late on Saturday. In cinemas, hotels, public parks and even army bases across the Philippines, people celebrated as Pacquiao avenged his defeat to Bradley in June 2012. Bradley's victory over Pacquiao, two years back, was met by a chorus of boos from the crowd in Las Vegas after the shock …

  • Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain title

    Sun, Apr 13, 2014 3:20 PM PHT
    Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain title

    By Kieran Mulvaney LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title on Saturday and avenge a highly controversial loss to the American in June 2012. Two judges scored the fight 116-112 for Pacquiao, while a third saw it as a 118-110 win for the Filipino. In their previous fight, Bradley was awarded a split decision victory that many observers felt Pacquiao had won clearly. "He threw a lot of punches and I didn't …

  • Luke Donald closes strongly for third round lead at Heritage

    5 hours ago

    REUTERS - Former world number one Luke Donald, back in form after revamping his swing, closed strongly to earn a two-stroke lead after the third round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Saturday. Donald, who has a dazzling record of consistency at the post-Masters event, birdied the par-three 17th and had a tap-in par at the last to card an impressive five-under-par 66. I just felt I was going to play well and obviously I did," the quiet Englishman told Golf Channel after …

  • Wie wins first tournament on home soil, at home

    6 hours ago

    REUTERS - Michelle Wie claimed her first LPGA win on American soil on Saturday, coming from four strokes behind to win the LOTTE Championship in her home state of Hawaii. The 24-year-old American fired a five-under 67 at Ko Olina Golf Club in the final round to storm past third round leader Angela Stanford, finishing with a two-stroke advantage on 14-under 274. Stanford's 73 left her at 12-under with South Korea's Inbee Park third at 11-under. The victory was Wie's third of her career but …

  • Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

    9 hours ago
    Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course — and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. …

  • Kerber puts Germany into Fed Cup final

    Kerber puts Germany into Fed Cup final

    2 hours 6 minutes ago
    Kerber puts Germany into Fed Cup final

    Angelique Kerber put Germany into their first Fed Cup final in 22 years with a fighting victory over Australia's Samantha Stosur in the semi-final in Brisbane on Sunday. World number seven Kerber fought back from dropping the opening set to beat former US Open champion Stosur 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 in two hours 14 minutes to give Germany an unassailable 3-0 lead over Australia. The Australian pair of Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty prevented a wipe-out when they claimed the "dead" doubles rubber …

  • Fed Cup: Germany beat Australia in semifinal

    2 hours 17 minutes ago
    Fed Cup: Germany beat Australia in semifinal

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by beating Australia after Angelique Kerber clinched the victory with a three-set win over Sam Stosur on Sunday. …

  • Fed Cup: Germany 3, Australia 0

    5 hours ago
    Fed Cup: Germany 3, Australia 0

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia when Angelique Kerber beat Sam Stosur in three sets on Sunday. …