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 …

  • Predict this: Harden leads 7 in double figures, Rockets take Game 1 over Mavs

    7 hours ago
    Predict this: Harden leads 7 in double figures, Rockets take Game 1 over Mavs

    Maybe the Houston Rockets are a better and deeper team than Mark Cuban gave them credit for being in a recent interview. …

  • NBA: Warriors hold off Pelicans to launch playoff race

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    The Golden State Warriors powered to a big lead Saturday, but had to battle late to hold off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in the first game of the NBA Western Conference playoffs. Stephen Curry scored 34 points and the Warriors looked like living up to their status as the top team in the regular-season with a blowout. New Orleans put together a 14-0 scoring run bridging the third and fourth quarters, trimming a 25-point deficit to 11. Curry and Klay Thompson responded for Golden State, …

  • 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 …

  • Holders Czech Republic beat France to reach Fed Cup final

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    PARIS (Reuters) - Holders Czech Republic reached their second consecutive Fed Cup final when Petra Kvitova beat Caroline Garcia 6-4 6-4 to give her team an unassailable 3-0 lead over France on Sunday. The Czech will face either Russia or Germany in the Nov 14-15 final. Lucie Safarova earned the first Czech point by beating Garcia 4-6 7-6(1) 6-1 on Saturday after saving five match points in front of a boisterous crowd at Ostrava's CEZ arena. Kvitova swept aside Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-4 to …

  • Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie in courageous effort

    10 hours ago

    By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, Poland (Reuters) - Martina Hingis has no plans of returning to play singles on the women's tour after a courageous performance in a Fed Cup defeat by Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday in her first major match in eight years. The 15-time grand slam winner was persuaded to make her singles comeback because of injuries in the Switzerland team for the World Group playoff against Poland. …

  • Djokovic sweeps Nadal aside in Monte Carlo semi

    10 hours ago
    Djokovic sweeps Nadal aside in Monte Carlo semi

    World number one Novak Djokovic laid down an early French Open marker when he reached the Monte Carlos Masters final with a comprehensive 6-3 6-3 win over eight-times champion Rafa Nadal on Saturday. Serbian Djokovic, who ended Nadal's reign on the principality's claycourts in the 2013 final, will meet Czech Tomas Berdych after the sixth seed beat local favourite Gael Monfils 6-1 6-4 in the other semi-final. Saturday's match was a serious reality check for the third-seeded Nadal, who is …

  • 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 …

  • 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. …

  • Newly elected Indonesia FA chief vows to fight back

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    The newly-elected president of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has vowed to fight back against the government after seeing his body suspended by the youth and sports ministry. On Saturday, despite the ban, La Nyalla Mahmud won 92 of 106 votes to replace Djohar Arifin and run the PSSI until 2019 at a congress in Surabaya where fans of Persebaya -- one of the clubs that the government wanted banned -- protested outside. "We will fight against the government's decision because only …

  • Indonesia suspends local association, risks FIFA wrath

    Sat, Apr 18, 2015 6:24 PM PHT

    Indonesia's youth and sports ministry on Saturday suspended all activities of the local soccer association (PSSI), setting the stage for further tension with world governing body FIFA. The ministry and PSSI have been at loggerheads for weeks over the eligibility of two clubs to compete in the Indonesia Super League. The Indonesian Professional Sports Agency (BOPI), sanctioned by the ministry, wanted Persebaya Surabaya and Arema Indonesia to be blocked from playing, but PSSI had resisted. …