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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…

  • 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 …

  • Rugby joins SportAccord exodus

    Fri, May 22, 2015 3:16 AM PHT

    Rugby joined equestrian, curling and table tennis in cutting ties with SportAccord on Thursday, the latest round of walkouts after its president sharply criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Some 18 Olympic federations have already withdrawn their membership of the umbrella organization, which represents about 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports bodies, after its president Marius Vizer criticized the IOC last month. "World Rugby president Bernard Lapasset’s motion to suspend …

  • Equestrian federation joins SportAccord's growing exodus

    Thu, May 21, 2015 5:54 PM PHT

    The international equestrian federation (FEI) cut ties with SportAccord on Thursday, the latest federation to walkout after its president sharply criticised the International Olympic Committee. Some 15 Olympic federations have already withdrawn their membership from the umbrella organisation, representing about 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports bodies, after President Marius Vizer's criticism of the IOC last month. "The FEI, alongside many other international sports federations...will seek …

  • UAAP volleyball: FEU shatters UST’s furious comeback to seal Final Four berth

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 7:12 PM PHT
    UAAP volleyball: FEU shatters UST’s furious comeback to seal Final Four berth

    The Final Four cast for the stepladder semis is now complete as the FEU Lady Tamaraws bombed the UST Golden Tigresses in a five-set showdown, 25-21, 25-15, 20-25, 16-25, 15-6 at the Mall of Asia Arena Wednesday evening. …

  • Smooth Federer ends Dzumhur's dream day

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    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - For Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur it was the day he had dreamed of while for Roger Federer it was just another day at the office. The two, from vastly different tennis backgrounds, met across the net for the first time on Friday when Federer's class told in a 6-4 6-3 6-2 win to continue his smooth progress at the French Open. Federer, 33, is yet to drop a set in three rounds as he tries to win the title for a second time after his 2009 triumph. …

  • Federer dismayed by FIFA scandal

    2 hours 11 minutes ago
    Federer dismayed by FIFA scandal

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Switzerland's favourite sporting son Roger Federer expressed his disappointment over the corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body FIFA on Friday. The 33-year-old Federer, a keen fan of his local team FC Basel, gave his thoughts on the matter after reaching the fourth round of the French Open. "I am a football fan, a soccer fan, but I'm not a fan of (FIFA)," Federer told reporters. …

  • Sharapova passes Stosur test to ease into fourth round

    2 hours 18 minutes ago

    PARIS (Reuters) - Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova passed her first serious test with flying colors, dismissing Australian 26th seed Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-4 to reach the last 16 on Friday. The second seed from Russia had too much poise and pace for Stosur, runner-up in 2010 and twice a semi-finalist, whose heavy top-spin game can be a handful on clay. Sharapova, who played in the last three French Open finals, winning two, broke four times to seal a convincing win when Stosur …

  • 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. …

  • ONE Strawweight World Championship title to be determined in the championship rounds

    ONE Strawweight World Championship title to be determined in the championship rounds

    Fri, May 22, 2015 12:04 AM PHT
    ONE Strawweight World Championship title to be determined in the championship rounds

    FOX Sports presenter Steve Dawson shares his predictions on the ONE Strawweight World Championship title at ONE: WARRIOR'S QUEST between Dejdamrong sor Amnuaysirichoke and Roy Doliguez …

  • Truth 'too shocking' for IOC but pressure must stop - Vizer

    Wed, May 20, 2015 10:37 PM PHT

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - SportAccord president Marius Vizer has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to end pressure on federations to withdraw their membership of his organisation after he criticised the Olympic body last month. Vizer, who heads the international judo federation and the umbrella body SportAccord, which has about 100 sports federations as members, had accused the IOC of being dated, blocking new events and lacking transparency among other things. …

  • Mixed martial arts-UFC to debut in Seoul in November

    Sun, May 17, 2015 9:46 AM PHT

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to expand its presence in Asia with an event in Seoul in November, the mixed martial arts promotion announced on Saturday. Kenneth Berger, general manager of UFC Asia, said in a statement: “The UFC in Asia is growing at an impressive pace and this event in Seoul will mark our second new market this year. …

  • Brazil football federation boss says knew nothing of graft

    Brazil football federation boss says knew nothing of graft

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    Brazil football federation boss says knew nothing of graft

    The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Marco Polo del Nero, said Friday he knew nothing about bribes allegedly paid to his arrested predecessor Jose Maria Marin, rejecting calls to resign. Del Nero flew home Friday morning from Switzerland, where he had been due to take part in the FIFA vote that re-elected Sepp Blatter to a new term as president of the world football governing body. Marin, 83, was CBF president from 2012 to 2015, and is a current member of the FIFA organizing …

  • White House says FIFA president's re-election is up to its members

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it had no response to the re-election of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, despite a scandal involving allegations of corruption in world soccer. "This is a decision for that organization, that's now in some turmoil, for them to make. And we'll let them make it," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Blatter was re-elected after the only other candidate conceded defeat on Friday. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Emily Stephenson; …

  • Blatter re-elected FIFA president

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    Blatter re-elected FIFA president

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter has been re-elected FIFA president for a fifth term after Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein conceded defeat at the annual Congress of world soccer's governing body on Friday. Blatter secured 133 votes and Prince Ali got 73. There were cheers in the auditorium when FIFA senior vice-president Issa Hayatou announced Blatter had been re-elected. …