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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…

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  • NBA-Grizzlies maul Warriors to even series

    NBA-Grizzlies maul Warriors to even series

    8 hours ago
    NBA-Grizzlies maul Warriors to even series

    (The Sports Xchange) - Mike Conley outplayed NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and defensive ace Tony Allen harassed All-Star Klay Thompson into an off-shooting night as the Memphis Grizzlies stunned the top-seeded Golden State Warriors 97-90 on Tuesday. The Memphis defense put on a brilliant display in Game Two of the Western Conference semi-finals series, limiting the high-flying Golden State to 41.9 percent shooting to tie up the best-of-seven set at 1-1. The scene now shifts to …

  • LeBron James plans to get more aggressive in Cavs-Bulls Game 2

    7 hours ago
    LeBron James plans to get more aggressive in Cavs-Bulls Game 2

    The absences of Kevin Love and J.R. Smith have forced LeBron into a familiar role. …

  • 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 …

  • Sania Mirza wants to inspire girls across subcontinent

    Sania Mirza wants to inspire girls across subcontinent

    3 hours ago
    Sania Mirza wants to inspire girls across subcontinent

    By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Outside Bollywood films, Sania Mirza might be the only Indian success welcomed as warmly in neighbouring Pakistan and the 28-year-old expects her doubles feats to inspire girls on both sides of the border to pick up a tennis racquet. Mirza has long been the face of the women's game in India and her high-profile cross-border wedding to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik five years ago placed her in a unique position. Malik's international career has …

  • Mirza wants to inspire girls across subcontinent

    6 hours ago
    Mirza wants to inspire girls across subcontinent

    By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Outside Bollywood films, Sania Mirza might be the only Indian success welcomed as warmly in neighboring Pakistan and the 28-year-old expects her doubles feats to inspire girls on both sides of the border to pick up a tennis racquet. Mirza has long been the face of the women's game in India and her high-profile cross-border wedding to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik five years ago placed her in a unique position. Malik's international career has …

  • Kvitova struggles again in Madrid but survives

    Tue, May 5, 2015 10:17 PM PHT
    Kvitova struggles again in Madrid but survives

    (Reuters) - Fourth seed Petra Kvitova's stuttering form continued at the Madrid Open as she reached the third round with a 6-4 2-6 6-3 win against CoCo Vandeweghe on Tuesday. Kvitova, also taken to three set by Olga Govortsova in the first round, broke in the eighth game when her opponent netted a forehand and she completed victory with a flourish. There were no alarms for defending champion Maria Sharapova as she crushed Colombia's Mariana Duque-Mariño 6-1 6-2. Former runner-up Victoria …

  • 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 sued in U.S. for allegedly concealing injury

    Pacquiao sued in U.S. for allegedly concealing injury

    11 hours ago
    Pacquiao sued in U.S. for allegedly concealing injury

    Boxer Manny Pacquiao was sued in a U.S. court on Tuesday by two people who said they paid to watch him fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the "Fight of Century" but felt defrauded by Pacquiao's alleged failure to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury. The lawsuit was filed by Stephane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran in federal court in Nevada. Top Rank Inc, a promotions company that represents Pacquiao and that was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, did not immediately respond to a request for …

  • Will Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view record ever be broken?

    15 hours ago
    Will Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view record ever be broken?

    It may have been a lackluster fight, but the hype around Floyd Mayweather's fight with Manny Pacquiao was unrivaled. …

  • Mayweather open to rematch with Pacquiao: report

    16 hours ago
    Mayweather open to rematch with Pacquiao: report

    (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather added another wrinkle to the fallout of his fight against Manny Pacquiao by saying he would be open to a rematch after the Filipino southpaw recovers from shoulder surgery, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday. Mayweather has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract and has repeatedly said he intends to retire after a bout fight in September, although after Saturday's fight he told reporters that he is "human" and occasionally contradicts himself. "I will …

  • Indonesia defiant after FIFA suspension threat

    Indonesia defiant after FIFA suspension threat

    5 hours ago
    Indonesia defiant after FIFA suspension threat

    The Indonesian government insisted Wednesday it would stick by a decision to freeze all activities of the football association despite a threat from FIFA to suspend the country from international competition. The sports ministry said it was only trying to make improvements and may dispatch a team to lobby FIFA president Sepp Blatter, after the governing body threatened to ban Indonesia unless it revoked its decision. The FIFA warning was the latest twist in a row that erupted in April when …

  • Greece set to escape ban as sports law goes to parliament

    5 hours ago
    Greece set to escape ban as sports law goes to parliament

    By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek football is set to breathe a sigh of relief as the country's controversial new sports law was submitted to parliament on Wednesday with the necessary amendments to avoid a FIFA and UEFA ban from international competition. The bill will be voted on in parliament on Wednesday and Thursday after protracted talks between Stavros Kontonis, Greece's Deputy Minister for Education, Culture and Religious Affairs, and UEFA officials in Nyon reached their …

  • Israeli FA to meet Blatter in effort to avert suspension

    5 hours ago

    By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's top soccer administrators will meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Zurich on Wednesday in a late bid to avert a vote called by the Palestinians to suspend Israel from the world body. An official from Israel's FA told Reuters that chairman Ofer Eini and chief executive Rotem Kamer would urge Blatter to use his influence to strike the Palestinian FA's (PFA) proposal from the FIFA Congress agenda on May 29. If FIFA were to suspend Israel, it would bar …

  • UFC restructures its Hall of Fame, creates four distinct wings for induction

    UFC restructures its Hall of Fame, creates four distinct wings for induction

    20 hours ago
    UFC restructures its Hall of Fame, creates four distinct wings for induction

    The announcement of the newest class of inductees will come on July 11, but the entire face of it will be changed significantly. …

  • Manager says Jon Jones may not fight in UFC again

    Tue, May 5, 2015 8:00 AM PHT
    Manager says Jon Jones may not fight in UFC again

    Malki Kawa thinks 'Bones' will go down as the greatest fighter ever even if he doesn't fight again. …

  • Analysis: Back in spotlight, boxers fighting to stay there

    Mon, May 4, 2015 10:37 AM PHT
    Analysis: Back in spotlight, boxers fighting to stay there

    By Steve Keating LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Boxing was back in the headlines on Sunday, basking in the buzz generated by Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s win over Manny Pacquiao in a title fight watched ringside by A-listers and high rollers and millions more around the world on pay-per-view. A smiling Mayweather exited the MGM Grand Garden Arena late Saturday night flashing a $100 million cheque, the first installment of perhaps a $200 million payday from what could be the top grossing prize fight of …