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Possible free agent pick-ups for the three PBA expansion teams

There are a lot of PBA-ready players in the country who are currently in the D-League. Luckily for them, three new teams will…

Marcio Lassiter

Beermen’s big fourth quarter downs Express

The San Miguel Beermen join the Talk ‘N Text …

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

With his recent victory over Timothy Bradley,…

  • SMB escapes Air21, gains playoff bonus

    18 hours ago

    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

    18 hours ago

    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

    23 hours ago
    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 …

  • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    23 hours ago
    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) …

  • Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    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 …

  • Pacquiao has lost his fire, says Bradley before rematch

    Fri, Apr 11, 2014 4:17 AM PHT
    Pacquiao has lost his fire, says Bradley before rematch

    By Kieran Mulvaney LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Timothy Bradley Jr. believes a lengthy and successful career has sapped Manny Pacquiao of his motivation, and that their WBO welterweight title bout on Saturday may be one fight too many for the Filipino legend. "I think he may lack fire," the American told journalists in Las Vegas. Maybe this is one fight too late for him." Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) is defending the WBO belt he won from Pacquiao in a controversial fight in June 2012. Most ringside …

  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    1 hour 29 minutes ago
    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. …

  • Jet-setter Westwood grabs early Malaysian Open lead

    9 hours ago

    REUTERS - England's Lee Westwood shrugged off jet lag and an opening bogey to fire a superb seven-under-par 65 to lead the field after his first round at the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Thursday. Westwood fired eight birdies in his early round at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club after completing the marathon journey from Augusta, Georgia where he finished seventh at the U.S. Masters on Sunday. Former world number one Westwood, now ranked 36th, is without a win since claiming the …

  • Spieth seeks to shake off Masters disappointment

    17 hours ago
    Spieth seeks to shake off Masters disappointment

    Jordan Spieth will try to shake off the disappointment of his Sunday fade at the Masters when he tees it up on Thursday at the US PGA Tour's Heritage. The 20-year-old Texan had a two-stroke lead with 11 holes remaining at Augusta National on Sunday, but finished with a level-par 72 that left him tied for second with Jonas Blixt behind Bubba Watson in the year's first major. "It definitely left me stinging," Spieth said. "And it definitely left me hungry and ready to play golf again." Spieth …

  • Djokovic cruises, Nadal claims 30th clay win in a row

    Djokovic cruises, Nadal claims 30th clay win in a row

    1 hour 1 minute ago
    Djokovic cruises, Nadal claims 30th clay win in a row

    (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic lost just one game to join Roger Federer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals after Rafa Nadal breezed to his 30th consecutive win on clay on Thursday. Nadal barely broke sweat in his 6-1 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi while Federer recovered from a break of serve in the first set to beat Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4 6-1. Champion Djokovic demolished Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0 6-1. …

  • Robson out of French, Wimbledon with injured wrist

    1 hour 30 minutes ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britain will be without its top female player at Wimbledon after Laura Robson announced she is having surgery on her injured left wrist. …

  • Djokovic, Nadal race into Monte Carlo quarters

    1 hour 47 minutes ago
    Djokovic, Nadal race into Monte Carlo quarters

    MONACO (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals in dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-0, 6-1 in 47 minutes on Thursday. …