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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…

  • Meralco import back from injury

    22 hours ago

    Games Today (Smart Araneta Coliseum)4:15 p.m. – Barako Bull vs Rain or Shine7 p.m. – Meralco vs NLEXMeralco received some welcome news ahead of today’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup clash with sister team NLEX at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Not only did the Bolts regain the solo lead after the stunning loss of Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters to the Kia Carnival two days ago, import Josh Davis is expected to play in their 7 p.m. match with the rejuvenated Road Warriors after suffering a hard fall last …

  • Next PBA chief’s job to be less taxing

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 1:31 AM PHT

    The PBA Board of Governors has decided minimize the work load of the commissioner finding his tasks as too taxing such as attending all PBA and D-League games, reviewing game tapes during controversies, handing down fines and penalties while attending to the various significant matters in the office. In a meeting yesterday to discuss the criteria in selecting the next PBA commissioner to succeed lawyer Chito Salud, who tendered his resignation effective end of the current season, the board …

  • Kia giant makes difference

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 1:31 AM PHT

    Talk ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico feels there is nothing special about expansion club Kia except for one guy and it’s not Manny Pacquiao. Puerto Rican import PJ Ramos, who has been a dominating presence inside the paint for the Carnival, was singled out by the multi-awarded Uichico as the reason behind Kia’s recent success. “He’s not just a tall guy, he’s big,” said Uichico of the 7-foot-3 Ramos, who struck hard for Kia with 24 points, 25 rebounds and nine assists. “It’s okay if he was just …

  • Sharap-ova and out as bug forces top seed to withdraw

    Sharap-ova and out as bug forces top seed to withdraw

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    Sharap-ova and out as bug forces top seed to withdraw

    A stomach virus caused world number two Maria Sharapova to pull out of the Acapulco International in Mexico just hours before her semi-final on Friday. "I want to thank the tournament for organising such a great event and most importantly the fans who were so passionate during all my matches." French Open champion Sharapova, winner of five grand slam titles, reached the last four of the hardcourt tournament with a 6-1 4-6 6-2 win over Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova on Thursday. …

  • Agassi says would be happy for Serena if she usurps wife

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    Agassi says would be happy for Serena if she usurps wife

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Andre Agassi says it would be a "beautiful thing to watch" if fellow American Serena Williams goes on to surpass his wife Steffi Graf's professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles. Williams reached 19 with her Australian Open triumph last month and despite being 33 years old, there is little sign that her powers are waning. "Records are meant to be broken and if Serena does it would be a beautiful thing to watch." Williams is currently third …

  • Azarenka powers past Venus, Safarova awaits in Qatar final

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    Azarenka powers past Venus, Safarova awaits in Qatar final

    Former world number One Victoria Azarenka continued her comeback from injury on Friday in Doha by beating Venus Williams for the first time to make the Qatar Open final. Azarenka, now ranked 48th in the world since losing most of 2014 to a foot injury, stormed back from losing the first set to brush Williams aside 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, in a thrilling semi-final watched by, among others, former England football captain David Beckham. Twice winner of the tournament, wildcard entrant Azarenka will play …

  • 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. …

  • Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:28 PM PHT
    Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favourite Floyd Mayweather in history's richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet's top "pound-for-pound" boxer crown. Otherwise he might fight me toe-to-toe." The Philippines is in the throes of "Pacmania" as the 36-year-old, dubbed "The National Fist" by local media, is set to fly to the United States to train for the May 2 Las Vegas bout. The 38-year-old Mayweather, tipped as the favourite by …

  • Boxing: Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:22 PM PHT

    Underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favourite Floyd Mayweather in history's richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet's top "pound-for-pound" boxer crown. Otherwise he might fight me toe-to-toe." The Philippines is in the throes of "Pacmania" as the 36-year-old, dubbed "The National Fist" by local media, is set to fly to the United States to train for the May 2 Las Vegas bout. The 38-year-old Mayweather, tipped as the favourite by …

  • Roach thinks Pacquiao could knock out slower Mayweather

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 12:20 PM PHT
    Roach thinks Pacquiao could knock out slower Mayweather

    Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer during his ascent to the top of the boxing world, think that his ward has enough not just to beat Floyd Mayweather but knock him out. …

  • Russian soccer stadiums a throwback to 1980s England

    Russian soccer stadiums a throwback to 1980s England

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    Russian soccer stadiums a throwback to 1980s England

    Watching a football match in Russia often carries echoes of the grim era of hooliganism in 1980s Britain. …

  • 'My dream is to coach Italy,' admits Ancelotti

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    'My dream is to coach Italy,' admits Ancelotti

    The Real Madrid coach says it is his "dream" to take charge of the national team and lead them to a world crown before he ends his career …

  • Time for World Cup compromise not confrontation - Gill

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    Time for World Cup compromise not confrontation - Gill

    By Mike Collett BELFAST (Reuters) - Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill has welcomed FIFA president Sepp Blatter's suggestion that the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar cannot be played later than Dec. 18. Gill, who is now on UEFA's executive committee and walked out of a FIFA meeting last year after Blatter called the British media racist, was among delegates attending a meeting of the law-making International Football Association Board (IFAB) on Friday. The English Premier …