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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…

  • 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 …

  • Nishikori retains Barcelona title with battling win

    Nishikori retains Barcelona title with battling win

    Mon, Apr 27, 2015 2:22 AM PHT
    Nishikori retains Barcelona title with battling win

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori was crowned Barcelona Open champion for the second consecutive year after a hard-fought 6-4 6-4 victory over surprise Spanish finalist Pablo Andujar on Sunday. "I didn't think about winning the tournament at the start of the week because of the strength of the players here, especially the Spanish, but now I am very happy," Nishikori told reporters. Nishikori found himself being dragged out of position by Andujar, who had beaten third seed …

  • Germany's Kerber stuns Wozniacki to triumph in Stuttgart

    Mon, Apr 27, 2015 12:06 AM PHT

    Germany's Angelique Kerber came from a set down to outmuscle Caroline Wozniacki 3-6 6-1 7-5 on Sunday and win the Stuttgart Grand Prix for her second title of the season. Kerber, ranked 14th in the world, completed a memorable week where she beat top seed Maria Sharapova and sixth seed Ekaterina Makarova in previous rounds. "I had to fight until the very end and I could not have done it without this crowd." Dane Wozniacki, a former world number one, eased past the German in the first set …

  • Wozniacki to meet Kerber in Stuttgart final

    Sun, Apr 26, 2015 2:20 AM PHT

    World number five Caroline Wozniacki needed nearly three hours to break the resistance of second seed Simona Halep of Romania 7-5 5-7 6-2 on Saturday and reach the Stuttgart Grand Prix final for the second time in five years. The Dane, a former world number one, will play Germany's Angelique Kerber on Sunday as she eyes her second title of the year. Kerber eased past American Madison Brengle in straight sets, 6-3 6-1 Wozniacki clinched the first set after more than an hour when Halep sent a …

  • 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. …

  • Where Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao rank among all-time boxing greats

    Where Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao rank among all-time boxing greats

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    Where Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao rank among all-time boxing greats

    'Money' or 'Pacman' will improve their standing Saturday, but they can't top the sport's all-time favorites. …

  • Heavyweight appetizer sets up Mayweather-Pacquiao

    Mon, Apr 27, 2015 2:05 AM PHT
    Heavyweight appetizer sets up Mayweather-Pacquiao

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wladimir Klitschko joined Joe Louis in the record books with his title bout on Saturday but the event took a decided back seat to boxing's latest 'Fight of the Century' - Mayweather v Pacquiao. Klitschko matched the legendary Louis by climbing into the ring for his record-tying 27th world heavyweight championship fight but the Ukrainian's win against Bryant Jennings was a mere prelude to bigger things. "This event with Wladimir Klitschko, heavyweight …

  • Feature - Heavyweight appetizer sets up Mayweather-Pacquiao

    Mon, Apr 27, 2015 1:59 AM PHT
    Feature - Heavyweight appetizer sets up Mayweather-Pacquiao

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wladimir Klitschko joined Joe Louis in the record books with his title bout on Saturday but the event took a decided back seat to boxing's latest 'Fight of the Century' -- Mayweather v Pacquiao. Klitschko matched the legendary Louis by climbing into the ring for his record-tying 27th world heavyweight championship fight but the Ukrainian's win against Bryant Jennings was a mere prelude to bigger things. "This event with Wladimir Klitschko, heavyweight …

  • Vermaelen will have to win his place, Barca coach says

    Vermaelen will have to win his place, Barca coach says

    8 hours ago
    Vermaelen will have to win his place, Barca coach says

    By Elena Gyldenkerne BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen will have to win a place in the team like any other player now that he finally appears to have put his long-term injury woes behind him, coach Luis Enrique said on Monday. The Belgium centre back sustained a hamstring injury at last year's World Cup in Brazil before he signed for Barca, prompting some to question why the club completed the deal to sign the 29-year-old from Arsenal. He eventually needed surgery and …

  • Hernandez making strong case for permanent Real move

    13 hours ago
    Hernandez making strong case for permanent Real move

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Javier Hernandez gave another boost to his chances of making his loan move to Real Madrid permanent when he followed up his match-winning Champions League performance midweek with a La Liga double on Sunday. The Mexico striker known as 'Chicharito' (little pea) struck a late winner to earn a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in Europe's elite club competition on Wednesday before helping Real to a 4-2 success at Celta Vigo that kept them hard on the heels of …

  • India's Sandhu defies dad to achieve Europe goal

    13 hours ago

    By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) - Like most Indian children with sporting ambitions, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's father wanted his son to become a cricketer but the goalkeeper is glad he did not heed the paternal advice. "Actually, I started with cricket for couple of days in my childhood because my dad loves cricket and I thought it would not be bad to try," Sandhu told Reuters in an interview. India, with a population of 1.3 billion, in the past had players like Mohammad Salim, and former …