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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 …

  • Wimbledon is richest slam but prize pot rises slow

    Wimbledon is richest slam but prize pot rises slow

    3 hours ago
    Wimbledon is richest slam but prize pot rises slow

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - The acceleration in the size of the prize money pot at Wimbledon continues to slow but the grasscourt championships remain the richest of the four grand slams. The increases, unveiled by club chairman Philip Brook at a news conference, means the singles champions will pocket 1.88 million pounds compared to the 1.76 million handed to Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova in 2014. "Without the world's best tennis players we wouldn't have the world's best tennis …

  • Factbox: Evolution of prize money at Wimbledon

    4 hours ago

    LONDON (Reuters) - Factbox on Wimbledon prize money since 1968 after it was announced on Tuesday that each singles winner will receive 1.88 million pounds ($2.87 million) from a total prize fund of 26.75 million pounds at the 2015 event. Total prize money for the tournament has risen seven percent from the 25 million pounds on offer in 2013. ... …

  • Wimbledon the richest slam but prize money rises slow

    4 hours ago
    Wimbledon the richest slam but prize money rises slow

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - The prolific acceleration in the size of the overall prize money pot at Wimbledon is slowing but the grasscourt championships remains the richest of the four grand slams. All England Club officials on Tuesday announced a seven percent overall rise, down from 10.5 percent last year, meaning overall prize money has surged by an eye-popping 152 percent since 2011 to 26.75 million pounds ($40.90 million). The latest round of increases, unveiled by All England …

  • 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. …

  • Mayweather v Pacquiao packs a pricey pay-per-view punch

    8 hours ago

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Guadalupe Jaimes, a Chicago roofing supply salesman, calls the $100 pay-per-view price tag for a high-definition broadcast of Saturday's boxing mega-match "ridiculous." It's a price that he and millions more will pay to watch an undefeated Floyd Mayweather take on Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday in one of the year's biggest sporting events. Mayweather's defeat of Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 has the buy record of 2.48 million households, while his …

  • Mayweather-Pacquiao: How trainers and former foes would approach fight

    10 hours ago
    Mayweather-Pacquiao: How trainers and former foes would approach fight

    Oscar De La Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez and two of the most renown trainers in boxing dissect the upcoming superfight. …

  • Boxing - Megafight numbers add up to new sporting landscape

    14 hours ago

    Even in Las Vegas where fortunes are won and lost on the roll of the dice, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have Sin City abuzz over a megafight that will generate millions and reshape the sport business landscape. From $100,000 ringside seats to $150 million paydays, Saturday's long-awaited showdown between the greatest fighters of a generation is expected to be the richest fight of all-time and smash records in knockout fashion. "It is precedent setting and it breaks every financial …

  • Sjogran to call it a day after World Cup

    Sjogran to call it a day after World Cup

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    Sjogran to call it a day after World Cup

    Therese Sjogran, Sweden's most-capped woman footballer, will bring down the curtain on her career after this year's World Cup in Canada, she announced on Tuesday. Midfielder Sjogran, 38, has played 209 times for her country and will retire after the tournament in June and July, to become sporting director of her club Rosengard. "We've talked about it for a long time and the decision was easy to make: after the World Cup, my career will be over," she said, according to the TT press agency. …

  • Sweden's Sjogran quitting after double century of caps

    4 hours ago
    Sweden's Sjogran quitting after double century of caps

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's most-capped international Therese Sjogran is to retire after this year's World Cup in Canada and she wants to win one last medal before taking over as sporting director of Rosengard. "I didn't really see myself as a sporting director a few months ago but I've always wanted to stay with the club," she said. "After talking to the leadership I really felt I had something to contribute as sporting director." Ranked fifth in the world, Sweden's …

  • Qatari Al Mohannadi withdraws from FIFA Exco race

    9 hours ago
    Qatari Al Mohannadi withdraws from FIFA Exco race

    Qatar Football Association vice-president Saud Al Mohannadi has pulled out of elections for a place on the FIFA executive committee, saying West Asia should support one candidate. Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait, one of sport's most influential powerbrokers in the world, is heavily expected to be voted on to FIFA's decision-making board. Al Mohannadi called on Sheikh Ahmad and Oman's Khalid Al Busaidi to settle on one candidate from West Asia. …

  • UFC champ Jones booked in connection with hit-and-run crash

    UFC champ Jones booked in connection with hit-and-run crash

    11 hours ago
    UFC champ Jones booked in connection with hit-and-run crash

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Champion UFC fighter Jon Jones turned himself into authorities Monday night in connection with a hit-and-run crash, officials said. …

  • Boxing - Megafight numbers add up to new sporting landscape

    14 hours ago

    Even in Las Vegas where fortunes are won and lost on the roll of the dice, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have Sin City abuzz over a megafight that will generate millions and reshape the sport business landscape. From $100,000 ringside seats to $150 million paydays, Saturday's long-awaited showdown between the greatest fighters of a generation is expected to be the richest fight of all-time and smash records in knockout fashion. "It is precedent setting and it breaks every financial …

  • Cavaliers move on without Love, out with dislocated shoulder

    18 hours ago
    Cavaliers move on without Love, out with dislocated shoulder

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers will move forward in the NBA playoffs without Kevin Love and with their title hopes shaken. …