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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…

  • Warriors romp to big win over Grizzlies in opener

    Warriors romp to big win over Grizzlies in opener

    13 hours ago
    Warriors romp to big win over Grizzlies in opener

    Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 14 third-quarter points, matching Memphis' total for the period, as Golden State rolled a 101-86 win in their Western Conference semi-final opener on Sunday. Curry finished with 22 points and Thompson added 18 as the Warriors, the top seed in the West, recorded a 21st consecutive home win while remaining unbeaten in five games in the postseason. Center Marc Gasol had 21 points and power forward Zach Randolph 20 for Memphis. The Grizzlies, seeded …

  • Reports: Warriors' Stephen Curry to be named 2014-15 NBA MVP

    12 hours ago
    Reports: Warriors' Stephen Curry to be named 2014-15 NBA MVP

    Curry will be the first MVP in the Warriors' Bay Area history. …

  • Warriors handle Grizzlies with ease, win Game 1 in a rout

    13 hours ago
    Warriors handle Grizzlies with ease, win Game 1 in a rout

    Golden State rode hot shooting and stifling second-defense to a comfortable series-opening win. …

  • 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 …

  • Murray snaps claycourt jinx with first title in Munich

    Murray snaps claycourt jinx with first title in Munich

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    Murray snaps claycourt jinx with first title in Munich

    Andy Murray's preparations for the French Open gathered momentum as he claimed the first claycourt title of his career with a 7-6(4) 5-7 7-6(4) win over twice champion Philipp Kohlschreiber in the rain-delayed Munich Open final on Monday. It was the world number three's first title as a married man and under the guidance of new coach Jonas Bjorkman, who fired him on from the stands. "This was my first final on clay and to come out and play a match like that, I am very pleased to have won," …

  • Ma targets Rio gold after maiden world title

    10 hours ago
    Ma targets Rio gold after maiden world title

    China's world number one Ma Long has set his sights on a maiden table tennis singles gold at the Rio Olympics next year after breaking through for his first world title on home courts in Suzhou. The 26-year-old had long been overshadowed by champion compatriots Zhang Jike and Wang Hao in China's lofty pecking order but stepped out of their shadows with a 4-2 win over Fang Bo on Sunday. The win was just reward for hard graft, said Ma, who had been dumped from the semi-finals by the now retired …

  • Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide

    18 hours ago
    Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - This is normally the time of year when Rafa Nadal comes into his own, honing his formidable claycourt skills in preparation for Roland Garros and leaving a trail of brutalised opponents to pick themselves up off the red clay. Since hitting the big time in 2005, when he won the first of his record nine French Open titles, Nadal has never entered the fifth month of a season with only one solitary title -- that too a low key tournament in Buenos Aires where …

  • 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. …

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

    Analysis: Back in spotlight, boxers fighting to stay there

    10 hours ago
    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 …

  • Analysis: Still an asterisk over Mayweather's legacy

    10 hours ago
    Analysis: Still an asterisk over Mayweather's legacy

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Heading into the much hyped 'Fight of the Century', Floyd Mayweather Jr. repeatedly said his welterweight showdown with Manny Pacquiao was all about defining his legacy while preserving a perfect record as a professional. In many ways, it was a case of 'job done' on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena where the 38-year-old American once again showcased his brilliant defensive skills as he won a unanimous decision over Pacquiao in their …

  • Still an asterisk over Mayweather's legacy

    15 hours ago
    Still an asterisk over Mayweather's legacy

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Heading into the much hyped 'Fight of the Century', Floyd Mayweather Jr. repeatedly said his welterweight showdown with Manny Pacquiao was all about defining his legacy while preserving a perfect record as a professional. In many ways, it was a case of 'job done' on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena where the 38-year-old American once again showcased his brilliant defensive skills as he won a unanimous decision over Pacquiao in their …

  • Jimmy Greaves in intensive care after stroke

    Jimmy Greaves in intensive care after stroke

    2 hours 23 minutes ago
    Jimmy Greaves in intensive care after stroke

    Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves has suffered a severe stroke and is in intensive care in hospital, his family said on Monday. A family statement said the 75-year-old Greaves had been taken ill on Sunday and was taken to hospital. "Jimmy had a minor stroke in 2012, but appeared to have made a full recovery. "He was due to be inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame on 13 May at a sell-out ceremony at White Hart Lane." A prolific goalscorer throughout his career, …

  • Wolfsburg wait on Gladbach's Germany striker Kruse

    2 hours 28 minutes ago
    Wolfsburg wait on Gladbach's Germany striker Kruse

    Germany striker Max Kruse is set to join VfL Wolfsburg from Borussia Moenchengladbach for next season after confirming he has had a medical check with his team's Bundesliga rivals. The 27-year-old, who has won 11 caps for Germany but was not part of the squad which won the 2014 World Cup, has a contract with Gladbach until 2017, although a clause in his contract means he can leave at the end of the season. Kruse confirmed on Sunday before Borussia's 2-1 away win over Hertha Berlin that he …

  • Career will benefit from turbulent season, says Inzaghi

    4 hours ago
    Career will benefit from turbulent season, says Inzaghi

    AC Milan's Filippo Inzaghi believes his career will benefit in the long term from his turbulent first season as a Serie A coach. Inzaghi, promoted from the youth team in June for his first senior coaching role, has faced almost constant speculation over his future since Milan suffered a bad run following the winter break. Their miserable season continued on Sunday when they lost 3-0 at Napoli, their third defeat in a row and fifth match without a win, to leave them languishing at joint tenth. …

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

    Analysis: Back in spotlight, boxers fighting to stay there

    10 hours ago
    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 …

  • Boxing boom may help concussion safety battle

    Sat, May 2, 2015 1:24 AM PHT
    Boxing boom may help concussion safety battle

    Boxing is surging as evidenced by the wildly lucrative Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao megafight and return of bouts to network TV, and the revitalization may lead to better protection for fighters in the ring. Dr. Charles Bernick of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas recently announced an agreement to add fighters from the Premier Boxing Champions Series to his research study. The Professional Fighters' Study is examining more than 500 fighters to learn …

  • Chael Sonnen didn't agree with UFC's punishment of Jon Jones

    Thu, Apr 30, 2015 1:36 PM PHT
    Chael Sonnen didn't agree with UFC's punishment of Jon Jones

    Jones was stripped of his title and suspended indefinitely, but Sonnen thought it could've been worse. …