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…

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  • Raptors' Williams wins NBA's Sixth Man Award

    Raptors' Williams wins NBA's Sixth Man Award

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    Raptors' Williams wins NBA's Sixth Man Award

    (Reuters) - Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams was named winner of the National Basketball Association's award for best player in a reserve role, the league said on Monday. Williams, playing in his 10th NBA season and first with the Raptors, won the Sixth Man Award after averaging a career-high 15.5 points per game in helping Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games during the 2014-15 campaign. He led or tied for the Raptors in scoring 18 times, second most in the league for a reserve. Isaiah …

  • NBA: Playoff results

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  • Chicago rides Jimmy Butler's 31 points to a 2-0 series lead over Milwaukee

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    Chicago rides Jimmy Butler's 31 points to a 2-0 series lead over Milwaukee

    The Chicago All-Star took over in the fourth quarter of what was a rough and tumble Game 2. …

  • 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 …

  • Serena says not ready for claycourt season yet

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    (Reuters) - Twice French Open champion Serena Williams said her struggle to beat Sara Errani in the Fed Cup on Sunday had been a real "eye-opener" as the claycourt season gets into full swing. World number one Williams eventually prevailed 4-6 7-6(3) 6-3 against the dogged Italian to take her career record over her to 8-0 but the American was not impressed. The U.S. were beaten 3-2 as Williams and Alison Riske were thrashed 6-0 6-3 in the doubles rubber by Errani and Flavia Pennetta, meaning …

  • I am used to threat posed by Djokovic, says Nadal

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    I am used to threat posed by Djokovic, says Nadal

    A red hot Novak Djokovic is being tipped to end Rafa Nadal's stranglehold at Roland Garros in June but the Spaniard dismissed the threat as being no different to those he has faced before. He comfortably beat Nadal on his beloved red clay in last week's Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals, and the nature of Djokovic's 6-3 6-3 mauling means plenty are backing him to complete his collection of grand slam titles this year by winning his first French Open. …

  • Hingis still all smiles after agonising near miss

    Mon, Apr 20, 2015 11:12 AM PHT

    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 …

  • 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 …

  • Football: Premier League, FA 'fight' hurts England - Eriksson

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    Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says in-fighting between the Football Association and the Premier League is holding the national side back in the cradle of the game. The Swede was speaking after he and four other former England bosses backed FA chairman Greg Dyke's plan to force English clubs to give homegrown talent more opportunities. The proposal to raise clubs' minimum number of domestic players from eight to 12 could put the FA at loggerheads with Premier League clubs, with …

  • Injury-hit Real tasked with breaking down Atletico wall

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    Injury-hit Real tasked with breaking down Atletico wall

    Real Madrid have the unenviable task of beating city rivals Atletico Madrid at the eighth attempt this season if they are to progress to a fifth consecutive Champions League semi-final. The European champions have failed to overcome Atletico in seven games since beating Los Rojiblancos in last season's Champions League final, including last week's 0-0 draw in the first-leg at the Vicente Calderon, and have also been struck by a series of injuries and suspensions to key players. Luka Modric …

  • Russia's World Cup critics should 'stay at home', says Blatter

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    Russia's World Cup critics should 'stay at home', says Blatter

    By Denis Dyomkin SOCHI (Reuters) - World politicians unhappy that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup should "stay at home", FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on a visit to host venue Sochi on Monday. "If a few politicians are not particularly happy that we are hosting the World Cup in Russia, then I always tell them: 'Well then, stay at home'," Blatter told reporters at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Swiss said he was happy with Russia's progress in preparing for the …