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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…

  • First African-American to play in an NBA game dies

    First African-American to play in an NBA game dies

    32 minutes ago
    First African-American to play in an NBA game dies

    (Reuters) - The National Basketball Association on Friday hailed Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game, as "a modest gentleman who played the game with skill, class, and pride." Lloyd, a ninth-round pick by the Washington Capitols in 1950 as one three black players drafted by the NBA that year, died on Thursday in Tennessee at the age of 86. A 6-foot-6 small forward, Lloyd broke the NBA color barrier on Oct. 31, 1950, when he entered a game against the Rochester …

  • NBA to publish 'last two minutes' reports grading refs' late calls, non-calls

    1 hour 14 minutes ago
    NBA to publish 'last two minutes' reports grading refs' late calls, non-calls

    This is the latest in a string of NBA moves aimed at increasing transparency into both its officiating and league operations. …

  • Meralco import back from injury

    21 hours ago

    Games Today (Smart Araneta Coliseum)4:15 p.m. – Barako Bull vs Rain or Shine7 p.m. – Meralco vs NLEXMeralco received some welcome news ahead of today’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup clash with sister team NLEX at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Not only did the Bolts regain the solo lead after the stunning loss of Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters to the Kia Carnival two days ago, import Josh Davis is expected to play in their 7 p.m. match with the rejuvenated Road Warriors after suffering a hard fall last …

  • Next PBA chief’s job to be less taxing

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 1:31 AM PHT

    The PBA Board of Governors has decided minimize the work load of the commissioner finding his tasks as too taxing such as attending all PBA and D-League games, reviewing game tapes during controversies, handing down fines and penalties while attending to the various significant matters in the office. In a meeting yesterday to discuss the criteria in selecting the next PBA commissioner to succeed lawyer Chito Salud, who tendered his resignation effective end of the current season, the board …

  • Kia giant makes difference

    Fri, Feb 27, 2015 1:31 AM PHT

    Talk ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico feels there is nothing special about expansion club Kia except for one guy and it’s not Manny Pacquiao. Puerto Rican import PJ Ramos, who has been a dominating presence inside the paint for the Carnival, was singled out by the multi-awarded Uichico as the reason behind Kia’s recent success. “He’s not just a tall guy, he’s big,” said Uichico of the 7-foot-3 Ramos, who struck hard for Kia with 24 points, 25 rebounds and nine assists. “It’s okay if he was just …

  • Azarenka powers past Venus, Safarova awaits in Qatar final

    Azarenka powers past Venus, Safarova awaits in Qatar final

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    Azarenka powers past Venus, Safarova awaits in Qatar final

    Former world number One Victoria Azarenka continued her comeback from injury on Friday in Doha by beating Venus Williams for the first time to make the Qatar Open final. Azarenka, now ranked 48th in the world since losing most of 2014 to a foot injury, stormed back from losing the first set to brush Williams aside 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, in a thrilling semi-final watched by, among others, former England football captain David Beckham. Twice winner of the tournament, wildcard entrant Azarenka will play …

  • Djokovic and Federer to renew rivalry in Dubai

    1 hour 18 minutes ago
    Djokovic and Federer to renew rivalry in Dubai

    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer renew their great rivalry when they meet in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday with both players fighting fit and ready for battle. A few months ago they were had been supposed to bring the curtain down on the ATP Tour with a blockbuster at London's O2 Arena, only for Federer to withdraw injured. They have 10 Dubai titles between them and while Federer leads 19-17 in head-to-heads, Djokovic prevailed in the one …

  • Azarenka to face Safarova in Qatar Open final

    1 hour 34 minutes ago
    Azarenka to face Safarova in Qatar Open final

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Victoria Azarenka reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday after recovering from one set down to beat Venus Williams. …

  • 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's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:28 PM PHT
    Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favourite Floyd Mayweather in history's richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet's top "pound-for-pound" boxer crown. Otherwise he might fight me toe-to-toe." The Philippines is in the throes of "Pacmania" as the 36-year-old, dubbed "The National Fist" by local media, is set to fly to the United States to train for the May 2 Las Vegas bout. The 38-year-old Mayweather, tipped as the favourite by …

  • Boxing: Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:22 PM PHT

    Underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favourite Floyd Mayweather in history's richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet's top "pound-for-pound" boxer crown. Otherwise he might fight me toe-to-toe." The Philippines is in the throes of "Pacmania" as the 36-year-old, dubbed "The National Fist" by local media, is set to fly to the United States to train for the May 2 Las Vegas bout. The 38-year-old Mayweather, tipped as the favourite by …

  • Roach thinks Pacquiao could knock out slower Mayweather

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 12:20 PM PHT
    Roach thinks Pacquiao could knock out slower Mayweather

    Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer during his ascent to the top of the boxing world, think that his ward has enough not just to beat Floyd Mayweather but knock him out. …

  • 'My dream is to coach Italy,' admits Ancelotti

    'My dream is to coach Italy,' admits Ancelotti

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    'My dream is to coach Italy,' admits Ancelotti

    The Real Madrid coach says it is his "dream" to take charge of the national team and lead them to a world crown before he ends his career …

  • Time for World Cup compromise not confrontation - Gill

    1 hour 56 minutes ago
    Time for World Cup compromise not confrontation - Gill

    By Mike Collett BELFAST (Reuters) - Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill has welcomed FIFA president Sepp Blatter's suggestion that the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar cannot be played later than Dec. 18. Gill, who is now on UEFA's executive committee and walked out of a FIFA meeting last year after Blatter called the British media racist, was among delegates attending a meeting of the law-making International Football Association Board (IFAB) on Friday. The English Premier …

  • Blatter wants 2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18

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    Blatter wants 2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18

    HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England. …