• Durant leads Thunder to win over Grizzlies

    Durant leads Thunder to win over Grizzlies

    11 hours ago
    Durant leads Thunder to win over Grizzlies

    Kevin Durant scored 33 points on Saturday to lead Oklahoma City to a 100-86 triumph over Memphis in game one of their NBA Western Conference playoff series. Durant connected on five of six shots from the field as he delivered 13 points in the fourth quarter, when the Thunder thwarted the Grizzlies' comeback bid and took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Oklahoma City had dominated the first half and led by 22 at halftime. But their lead dwindled to just two points, 74-72, after Mike …

  • NBA: Durant leads Thunder to win over Grizzlies

    12 hours ago

    Kevin Durant scored 33 points on Saturday to lead Oklahoma City to a 100-86 triumph over Memphis in game one of their NBA Western Conference playoff series. Durant connected on five of six shots from the field as he delivered 13 points in the fourth quarter, when the Thunder thwarted the Grizzlies' comeback bid and took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Oklahoma City had dominated the first half and led by 22 at halftime. But their lead dwindled to just two points, 74-72, after Mike …

  • Rain or Shine sends Ginebra to the bottom with overtime win

    Rain or Shine sends Ginebra to the bottom with overtime win

    6 hours ago
    Rain or Shine sends Ginebra to the bottom with overtime win

    Saving its best for last, Rain or Shine outlasted Barangay Ginebra in overtime Sunday night 105-101 to put itself in a better position in the upcoming PBA Commissioners Cup quarterfinal round at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. …

  • Alaska blows out undermanned San Mig Super Coffee

    8 hours ago
    Alaska blows out undermanned San Mig Super Coffee

    Alaska’s Aces appeared ready to conquer the tougher challenge ahead. The same, however, could not be said of the injury-plagued Mixers of San Mig Super Coffee. …

  • Painters test freeman today

    18 hours ago

    Games Today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 3 p.m. – Alaska vs San Mig Super Coffee 5:15 p.m. – Rain or Shine vs Barangay Ginebra The durability and endurance of two-time Best Import Gabe Freeman will be put to the test today when Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Rain or Shine clash at the close of the PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commmissioner’s Cup eliminations at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. A loss, however, for San Mig Coffee, coupled with a victory by Barangay Ginebra over Rain or Shine could create …

  • Berbatov brilliance inspires Monaco, Ajaccio relegated

    Berbatov brilliance inspires Monaco, Ajaccio relegated

    20 minutes ago
    Berbatov brilliance inspires Monaco, Ajaccio relegated

    Dimitar Berbatov's delightful goal gave Monaco a 1-0 win against Nice on Sunday to leave Paris Saint-Germain's title celebrations on ice while Ajaccio's relegation was confirmed with defeat at Bastia. Berbatov's nonchalant fifth-minute lob was the only goal of the Cote d'Azur derby at the Stade Louis II and the victory got Claudio Ranieri's side back on track after their shock exit from the French Cup to Guingamp at the semi-final stage on Wednesday. They are nine points clear of third-placed …

  • Lerner puts off Aston Villa sale talk

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    Lerner puts off Aston Villa sale talk

    Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner announced on Sunday that he will not discuss rumours that he is contemplating selling the Premier League club until the end of the season. "(Manager) Paul Lambert, (chief executive) Paul Faulkner and I speak daily and remain committed to the immediate job of limiting distraction and confusion in order that Villa have the best chance possible of finishing on a strong note." After drawing 0-0 at home to Southampton on Saturday, Villa are five points above the …

  • Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win

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    Liverpool go five clear, Arsenal and Everton win

    By Josh Reich LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool's dream of a first title in 24 years moved closer to reality after a 3-2 win at lowly Norwich City on Sunday opened up a five-point lead over second-placed Chelsea with three matches remaining. Arsenal beat Hull City 3-0 in a dress-rehearsal for next month's FA Cup final to stay one point ahead of Everton, who beat Manchester United 2-0 on David Moyes's return to Goodison Park, in the race for fourth spot. Two Raheem Sterling goals and Luis Suarez's …

  • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 2:55 AM PHT
    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) …

  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

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    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

    By Cameron French and Emily Flitter TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and caretaker John Artis. Carter, considered a folk hero by many and immortalized in film and song, had been battling prostate cancer for nearly three years, Artis said. He died at home in Toronto, …

  • Old master Hopkins unifies light-heavyweight titles at 49

    11 hours ago
    Old master Hopkins unifies light-heavyweight titles at 49

    REUTERS - American Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to unify world boxing titles when he scored a split decision victory over Beibut Shumenov on Saturday to add the Kazak's WBA light-heavyweight title to his IBF crown. The 49-year-old American was awarded the fight 116-111 by two judges but Gustavo Padilla controversially had it 114-113 for the 30-year-old Shumenov, who was floored by a big right hand in the 11th round. Hopkins improved his record to 55-6-2 with 32 knockouts after …

  • 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 …

  • Vekic upsets Cibulkova for maiden WTA title

    Vekic upsets Cibulkova for maiden WTA title

    1 hour 13 minutes ago
    Vekic upsets Cibulkova for maiden WTA title

    Croatia's Donna Vekic became the first player under 18 to win a WTA title for eight years on Sunday when she stunned top seed Dominika Cibulkova 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) in the Malaysian Open final. However, Australian Open runner-up Cibulkova clawed her way back into the match to 5-5 in an absorbing final at the Royal Selangor Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur. At 17 years, 10 months and 23 days, she is the first player under 18 to win a WTA title since Vania King won Bangkok in 2006 aged 17 years, 8 …

  • Westwood ends two-year drought in Malaysian rain

    3 hours ago
    Westwood ends two-year drought in Malaysian rain

    Lee Westwood ended a two-year wait for a title with an emphatic seven-stroke victory to clinch the rain-soaked Malaysian Open in style on Sunday. A four-hour delay due to torrential rain at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club did nothing to deter the former world number one, who carded two birdies after the delay. …

  • Westwood canters to win in Malaysia to end two-year drought

    5 hours ago

    REUTERS - A four-hour weather delay was the only obstacle for Lee Westwood as the Englishman cantered to a seven-stroke win in the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Sunday to end an almost two-year trophy drought. The former world number one, leading by a stroke ahead of compatriot Andy Sullivan, carded a bogey-free final round of four-under-par 68 for a four-day total of 18-under. Austrian Bernd Wiesberger (67), South African Louis Oosthuizen (68) and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts (70) finished …

  • Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

    Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

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    Wawrinka beats Federer for Monte Carlo title

    Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Swiss compatriot Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters as the Australian Open champion laid down a marker as a French Open dangerman. It was just Wawrinka's second win over his close friend in 15 career meetings and his first title at the Masters level. His last win over Federer came at the same venue in 2009. Federer would have taken the third spot with a victory at one of the three Masters events he has not won. …

  • Wawrinka fights back to beat Federer in Monte Carlo final

    29 minutes ago
    Wawrinka fights back to beat Federer in Monte Carlo final

    Stanislas Wawrinka signalled his French Open ambitions by beating Roger Federer 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-2 in an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday. Third seed and Australian Open champion Wawrinka recovered from the loss of the opening set to claim his maiden Masters title on the Monte Carlo clay just six weeks before the May 25-June 8 grand slam tournament in Paris. "I can see that when mentally I'm there and I'm fighting, I can play tennis, I can beat all the players," Wawrinka told …

  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters

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    Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters

    MONACO (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final. …