Marc Pingris

Mixers give Alaska a dose of their own medicine to force knockout match

The Mixers gave defending champion Alaska a perfect dose of its own medicine in the payoff canto, grinding out a 70-65 victor…

  • Suns' Dragic voted league's most improved player

    Suns' Dragic voted league's most improved player

    54 minutes ago
    Suns' Dragic voted league's most improved player

    (Reuters) - Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named the National Basketball Association's most improved player, the league said on Wednesday. Dragic received 408 of a possible 1,134 points, including 65 first-place votes, from a panel of 126 sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada. Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers (158 points, 13 first-place votes) finished second while Anthony Davis (155 points, …

  • An upset win and an upset player

    8 hours ago
    An upset win and an upset player

    On 22 April 2014, day 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Quarterfinals, the match-ups between the first and second seeds, Talk ‘N Text and San Miguel Beer, respectively, and the seventh and eighth seeds, Air 21 and Ginebra, respectively, were scheduled at the Araneta Coliseum. …

  • Rain or Shine beats Meralco to force sudden death match

    Rain or Shine beats Meralco to force sudden death match

    1 hour 13 minutes ago
    Rain or Shine beats Meralco to force sudden death match

    Falling back to its usual sharp form, Rain or Shine got back at Meralco Wednesday night 102-93 to take their best-of-three PBA Commissioners Cup quarterfinals series to a do-or-die showdown at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. …

  • Mixers give Alaska a dose of their own medicine to force knockout match

    4 hours ago
    Mixers give Alaska a dose of their own medicine to force knockout match

    The Mixers gave defending champion Alaska a perfect dose of its own medicine in the payoff canto, grinding out a 70-65 victory Wednesday to forge a sudden-death match in their PBA Commissioners Cup quarterfinals series at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. …

  • Mark Caguioa blasts 'soft' teammates on social media

    14 hours ago
    Mark Caguioa blasts 'soft' teammates on social media

    Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s Mark Caguioa, one of the pillars of the team for the longest time and the bridge from the Robert Jaworski to the current era, used social media to blasts his teammates anew. …

  • Match-fixer Perumal nabbed again in Finland

    Match-fixer Perumal nabbed again in Finland

    14 minutes ago
    Match-fixer Perumal nabbed again in Finland

    HELSINKI (AP) — Convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, two years after the Singaporean was jailed in the Nordic country for bribing Finnish league players, officials said Wednesday. …

  • Januzaj opts to play for Belgium, says coach Wilmots

    16 minutes ago
    Januzaj opts to play for Belgium, says coach Wilmots

    (Reuters) - Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to play international football for Belgium, the country's national team manager Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday. Born in Belgium to ethnic Albanian parents from Kosovo, Januzaj was eligible to play for a number of countries and had been wooed by national teams including Belgium, Albania, Kosovo and England. "I have received official confirmation that Adnan Januzaj has made himself available to the Belgium national team for the rest …

  • Review: Tom Hardy drives 'Locke,' in every way

    17 minutes ago
    Review: Tom Hardy drives 'Locke,' in every way

    There are plenty of minimalist films out there. And then there's the tiny sub-genre of the truly, ultra-minimalist films: One character. In one place. …

  • Super fights open up for Pacquiao as Golden Boy and Top Rank aim to end boxing’s cold war

    Super fights open up for Pacquiao as Golden Boy and Top Rank aim to end boxing’s cold war

    12 hours ago
    Super fights open up for Pacquiao as Golden Boy and Top Rank aim to end boxing’s cold war

    For the longest time, the biggest hurdle in making boxing’s biggest fight is the rift between the competing Golden Boy Promotions of Oscar De La Hoya and Top Rank Promotions of Bob Arum. …

  • 10 possible opponents for Manny Pacquiao in the light welterweight division

    Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:50 AM PHT
    10 possible opponents for Manny Pacquiao in the light welterweight division

    After regaining the WBO welterweight title against Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao openly said the he still thinks he's a natural light welterweight. Instead of 147 pounds, The Pacman feels that he could easily make 140 pounds and be stronger there. With that said, here are 10 options for Pacquiao if he decided to move down a division. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • 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 …

  • Nonito Donaire ready to bounce back after a nightmarish 2013

    Nonito Donaire ready to bounce back after a nightmarish 2013

    Tue, Apr 22, 2014 8:49 PM PHT
    Nonito Donaire ready to bounce back after a nightmarish 2013

    Big time boxing will be making it’s way back to the Cotai Arena in Macau and another Filipino star will be in the main event. …

  • Baseball star stands accused in journey from Cuba to big leagues

    Tue, Apr 22, 2014 6:52 AM PHT
    Baseball star stands accused in journey from Cuba to big leagues

    As young Cuban slugger Yasiel Puig is earning millions on the baseball field with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a bizarre story of how the talented player escaped from the Communist-ruled island country is unfolding in U.S. court documents. Puig ran a gauntlet of fast boats, Mexican drug smugglers and even death threats in his 2012 flight from Cuba, according to a $12 million lawsuit filed by a man who accuses the ballplayer of informing on him to Cuban authorities. Puig has declined to comment on …

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

    Mon, Apr 21, 2014 2:24 AM PHT
    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, …

  • 9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    25 minutes ago
    9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said. …

  • Game entering new era say Stenson, Poulter

    59 minutes ago
    Game entering new era say Stenson, Poulter

    Golf is entering a new era, according to stars Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter, with one player unlikely to dominate in the way Tiger Woods did during his prime. Only four golfers have won more than one major since the American's triumph at the 2008 US Open -- Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson, who won his second green jacket earlier this month. …

  • Gay business owners still face challenges

    1 hour 18 minutes ago
    Gay business owners still face challenges

    It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay. Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers' homes. ... …

  • Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round at Stuttgart

    23 minutes ago

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. …

  • Gabashvili sends Barca second seed Ferrer crashing out

    1 hour 9 minutes ago
    Gabashvili sends Barca second seed Ferrer crashing out

    Four-time finalist David Ferrer stumbled out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, the Spanish second seed losing 6-4, 6-2 to Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili. The loss came five days after world number five Ferrer upset Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals at Monte Carlo, a career highlight for the winner. Nadal was starting his bid for a ninth Barcelona title later against countryman Albert Ramos after a bye. Waiting for the winner in the third round is Croatian Ivan Dodig, who …

  • Ferrer ousted, Nadal wins at Barcelona Open

    1 hour 23 minutes ago
    Ferrer ousted, Nadal wins at Barcelona Open

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year and defending champion Rafael Nadal labored to victory on Wednesday. …