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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 …

  • Craig Sager's leukemia has returned, according to his son

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    Craig Sager's leukemia has returned, according to his son

    The reporter had returned to the sidelines earlier in March. …

  • NBA: LeBron leads Cavaliers to narrow win over 76ers

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    LeBron James scored a game-high 20 points and added 11 rebounds with six assists Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers edged Philadelphia 87-86 for their 16th consecutive home triumph. Australian-born Kyrie Irving added 17 points while Kevin Love had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who improved to 48-27 and stretched their Central division lead over Chicago to 2 1/2 games. Russian big man Timofey Mozgov scored off a rebound for the last of his 14 points to give Cleveland an 87-83 …

  • Another coaching change at Ginebra?

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    Mentored by former MVP winner Ato Agustin, the Kings were booted out by top seed Rain or Shine, 92-91, in their quarterfinal series Saturday at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City. League sources said that there is a possibility for Ginebra to make another coaching change with the availability of assistant coaches and ex-pros Olsen Racela and Frankie Lim. Agustin was placed as head coach prior to the Commissioner’s Cup after management terminated the contract of erstwhile coach Jeffrey …

  • Texters, ROS gain semis

    Sun, Mar 29, 2015 8:05 AM PHT

    Games Today (Smart Araneta)3 p.m. – Alaska vs Purefoods5:15 p.m. – Meralco vs NLEXTalk ‘N Text and Rain or Shine stormed into the semifinal round following contrasting victories against separate opponents yesterday in the  PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga (right) taps the ball off Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter during PBA action yesterday at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City. (Bob Dungo Jr. ... …

  • Fajardo leads derby

    Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:56 PM PHT

    San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo topped the Best Player of the Conference (BPC) derby after the elimination round ahead of guards Jayson Castro of Talk ’N Text and Paul Lee of Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Despite the failure of Philippine Cup champion SMB to make the playoff round, the 6-foot-10 Fajardo managed to lead all players in the Statistical Points (SP) category with 33.9 SPs.Fajardo, who won his second BPC plum in the previous Philippine Cup, averaged 16.5 points, …

  • Nadal crashes out in Miami, Murray wins

    Nadal crashes out in Miami, Murray wins

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    Nadal crashes out in Miami, Murray wins

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - A struggling Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Miami Open in the third round on Sunday, losing 6-4 2-6 6-3 to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. The 31-year-old Verdasco, who is ranked 34th in the world, has now won two in a row from world number three Nadal dating back to 2012 at Madrid. Nadal had won their previous 13 meetings. Verdasco caused problems from the outset and broke in the eighth game, helped by a double fault from Nadal. …

  • Nadal says suffering from nerves and lack of confidence

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    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has said was struggling with nerves and self-confidence issues after he was beaten in the third round by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco at the Miami Open on Sunday. "All these are small things that are difficult to explain. …

  • Serena and Halep advance, Azarenka falls to Pennetta

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    Serena and Halep advance, Azarenka falls to Pennetta

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams comfortably beat 15-year-old CiCi Bellis 6-1 6-1 while Romanian third-seed Simona Halep and Italian Flavia Pennetta also progressed at the Miami Open on Sunday. Williams, a seven-times winner at Miami, lost just eight points in the 12 games she won, with Californian Bellis holding serve just once in each set. The 19-times grand slam winner said she had to put out of mind her admiration for Bellis, who is rated as one of the …

  • 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. …

  • Schweinsteiger demands ahead of key qualifiers

    Schweinsteiger demands ahead of key qualifiers

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    Schweinsteiger demands ahead of key qualifiers

    Captain Bastian Schweinsteiger says Germany must improve ahead of key matches against Poland, Ireland and Scotland as they bid to qualify for Euro 2016 as Group D winners. First-half goals by Marco Reus and Thomas Mueller sealed a 2-0 win in Georgia on Sunday which kept Germany in the hunt for automatic qualification for the finals in France after a shock defeat to Poland and a home draw with Ireland last October. …

  • Firmino fires Brazil in feisty friendly

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    Firmino fires Brazil in feisty friendly

    Brazil extended their winning streak under new coach Dunga to eight matches as Roberto Firmino came off the bench to secure a 1-0 win over Chile in a feisty friendly at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Hired for a second spell in charge in the aftermath of their humiliating 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat against Germany last year, Dunga is restoring his country's pride in their national team and he will earn more plaudits for the astute substitution that brought on match-winner Firmino. The …

  • Italy's Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger

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    Italy's Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger

    Italy coach Antonio Conte admits the Azzurri could be pushed all the way by Croatia and Norway as they look to secure one of the top two places from Group H in qualifying for the 2016 European Championships. World Cup flops Italy had to settle for a 2-2 draw away to Bulgaria in their fifth match, a result which left them in second place at two points behind leaders Croatia. Italy remain unbeaten but with Norway in third place at just two points adrift, Conte said after Saturday's draw in …