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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…

  • Best and worst sporting comebacks

    Best and worst sporting comebacks

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    Best and worst sporting comebacks

    (Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about to make his return to the swimming pool, Reuters looks back at some of the most successful and least successful sporting comebacks. Niki Lauda Lauda won his first Formula One world championship in 1975. Three years later, the Austrian was persuaded to make a comeback and in 1984 he won a third world championship. …

  • Phil Jackson quiets rumors of a rift with James Dolan by talking up Steve Kerr, Carmelo Anthony's co …

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    Phil Jackson quiets rumors of a rift with James Dolan by talking up Steve Kerr, Carmelo Anthony's co …

    Phil Jackson met with reporters for 24 good minutes on Wednesday. …

  • Rain or Shine beats Meralco to force sudden death match

    Rain or Shine beats Meralco to force sudden death match

    4 hours 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

    8 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

    17 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. …

  • Januzaj opts to play for Belgium

    Januzaj opts to play for Belgium

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    Januzaj opts to play for Belgium

    (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, 19, was eligible to play for a number of countries and had been wooed by 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 of …

  • David Moyes statement after Man United firing

    1 hour 38 minutes ago
    David Moyes statement after Man United firing

    Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after Manchester United announced he left as manager after less than a season in charge. …

  • World Cup chance excites Newcastle striker Ameobi

    2 hours 8 minutes ago
    World Cup chance excites Newcastle striker Ameobi

    The experienced Nigerian has regained favour under Alan Pardew at St James' Park and is hoping a run of games will help him earn a place in Stephen Keshi's squad …

  • 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

    16 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, …

  • 'Big Easy' Els returns to a favoured PGA Tour haunt

    'Big Easy' Els returns to a favoured PGA Tour haunt

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    'Big Easy' Els returns to a favoured PGA Tour haunt

    (Reuters) - Four-times major winner Ernie Els returns this week to one of his favourite cities, where he shares the alluring nickname of 'The Big Easy,' to make his eighth career start at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. At a PGA Tour event where he has always enjoyed a "good vibe," the smooth-swinging South African lost out to American Jason Dufner in a playoff for the title in 2012, then tied for 15th last year at the TPC Louisiana. "At the forefront of my mind right now is making sure I …

  • Norman, Buck to call US Open when it moves to Fox

    2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Greg Norman and Joe Buck will call the U.S. Open when it moves to Fox next year. The network signed a 12-year rights deal with the U.S. Golf Association in August to air the Open and its other championships. ... …

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

    3 hours 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. …

  • Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round at Stuttgart

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    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. …

  • Hantuchova, Peng reach quarters in Morocco

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    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR. …

  • Best and worst sporting comebacks

    45 minutes ago
    Best and worst sporting comebacks

    (Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about to make his return to the swimming pool, Reuters looks back at some of the most successful and least successful sporting comebacks. Niki Lauda Lauda won his first Formula One world championship in 1975. Three years later, the Austrian was persuaded to make a comeback and in 1984 he won a third world championship. …