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Possible free agent pick-ups for the three PBA expansion teams

There are a lot of PBA-ready players in the country who are currently in the D-League. Luckily for them, three new teams will…

Marcio Lassiter

Beermen’s big fourth quarter downs Express

The San Miguel Beermen join the Talk ‘N Text …

Manny Pacquiao
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Ranking Manny Pacquiao's nine world title-winning performances

With his recent victory over Timothy Bradley,…

  • Thunder clinch West's second seed

    Thunder clinch West's second seed

    42 minutes ago
    Thunder clinch West's second seed

    Kevin Durant's dunk with 16.5 seconds to play lifted Oklahoma City to a 112-111 victory over Detroit on the final night of the NBA regular season. With the victory, the Thunder secured the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Durant drove past Kyle Singler on the left side for the two-handed slam -- giving the Thunder their first lead since early in the third quarter. Detroit's Brandon Jennings couldn't get an off-balance three-point attempt to fall in at the buzzer. …

  • Kevin Durant's game-winning dunk finishes off a likely MVP season (Video)

    54 minutes ago
    Kevin Durant's game-winning dunk finishes off a likely MVP season (Video)

    Kevin Durant punctuated his amazing 2013-14 season in the Thunder's finale against the Detroit Pistons. …

  • Freeman impresses in practice

    11 hours ago

    Exactly a month after Barangay Ginebra San Miguel brushed aside reports that two-time Best Import Gabe Freeman was going to replace Leon Rodgers in the PBA Philippine Cup, word spread a few days ago that the 29-year-old livewire from Phoenix is actually back. Non was still with San Miguel Beer in 2009 when Freeman, averaging 22.96 points and 15.50 rebounds per game, led the Beermen, then coached by Siot Tanquincen, to the PBA Fiesta Conference championship. …

  • Beermen’s big fourth quarter downs Express

    16 hours ago
    Beermen’s big fourth quarter downs Express

    The San Miguel Beermen join the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters with twice-to-beat advantages in the quarterfinals with a come-from-behind 93-85 win over the Air21 Express, Wednesday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. …

  • San Miguel Aims To Seal Number 2 Seed Against Air21

    23 hours ago
    San Miguel Aims To Seal Number 2 Seed Against Air21

    WHAT THIS GAME MEANS Twice-to-beat advantage/disadvantage. For SMB, winning tonight can get seal them the number 2 seed for that twice-to-beat advantage. As for the Express, they are in the jungle that is the bottom half of the playoff bracket. … Continued The post San Miguel Aims To Seal Number 2 Seed Against Air21 appeared first on SLAMonline Philippines. …

  • Chelsea close in on £35m Diego Costa deal

    Chelsea close in on £35m Diego Costa deal

    29 minutes ago
    Chelsea close in on £35m Diego Costa deal

    The Blues have held meetings with the striker's camp over the past month and are near to securing an agreement to bring the Atletico Madrid star to Stamford Bridge in the summer …

  • Szczesny eyes more ugly wins in battle for fourth

    37 minutes ago
    Szczesny eyes more ugly wins in battle for fourth

    (Reuters) - Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is hopeful the team's previous experience of tight Premier League run-ins can help them scrape four more ugly victories and another season of Champions League football. The North London club's title challenge was smashed off course by a 6-0 humiliation at Chelsea last month and a 3-0 defeat by Everton over a week ago put the Merseyside club in pole position to take the fourth Champions League spot. But Arsenal returned to winning ways on …

  • Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio Olympics

    1 hour 35 minutes ago
    Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio Olympics

    By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais ($10.76 billion) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time. The budget covers 27 projects in urban development and public transport, including 8 billion reais for a newly added fourth metro line for Rio, Brazil's congested second largest city, where getting around town is an ordeal. …

  • Five fights that Manny Pacquiao should not have taken

    Five fights that Manny Pacquiao should not have taken

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:43 AM PHT
    Five fights that Manny Pacquiao should not have taken

    Manny Pacquiao faced anyone and everyone willing to step into the ring with him. However, there were a handful of wins in his storied career that really did not add much to his legacy. But because Pacquiao is a good soldier who will fight anyone selected by Top Rank Promotions boss Bob Arum, he took the 'bad' fights anyway. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Ranking Manny Pacquiao's nine world title-winning performances

    Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:17 PM PHT
    Ranking Manny Pacquiao's nine world title-winning performances

    With his recent victory over Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao is now a nine-time and world-record eight-division boxing champion. We've ranked his nine title-winning bids based on his performance. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Appreciating this version of Manny Pacquiao

    Mon, Apr 14, 2014 3:06 PM PHT
    Appreciating this version of Manny Pacquiao

    It was June 26, 1997. Manny Pacquiao was scheduled to fight Chockchai 3K Battery for the OPBF flyweight title. I patiently waited for that day to come because I wanted to see if Pacquiao was for. I was in fifth grade then and the fight was airing past my curfew but my parents allowed me to watch anyway because they knew I was a Pacquiao fan. …

  • Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    Sun, Apr 13, 2014 3:51 PM PHT
    Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    Filipinos jumped from their seats, raised their arms and burst into cheers as the country's boxing hero Manny Pacquiao regained his WBO welterweight title against American Timothy Bradley Jr in Las Vegas late on Saturday. In cinemas, hotels, public parks and even army bases across the Philippines, people celebrated as Pacquiao avenged his defeat to Bradley in June 2012. Bradley's victory over Pacquiao, two years back, was met by a chorus of boos from the crowd in Las Vegas after the shock …

  • Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain title

    Sun, Apr 13, 2014 3:20 PM PHT
    Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain title

    By Kieran Mulvaney LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title on Saturday and avenge a highly controversial loss to the American in June 2012. Two judges scored the fight 116-112 for Pacquiao, while a third saw it as a 118-110 win for the Filipino. In their previous fight, Bradley was awarded a split decision victory that many observers felt Pacquiao had won clearly. "He threw a lot of punches and I didn't …

  • Pacquiao has lost his fire, says Bradley before rematch

    Fri, Apr 11, 2014 4:17 AM PHT
    Pacquiao has lost his fire, says Bradley before rematch

    By Kieran Mulvaney LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Timothy Bradley Jr. believes a lengthy and successful career has sapped Manny Pacquiao of his motivation, and that their WBO welterweight title bout on Saturday may be one fight too many for the Filipino legend. "I think he may lack fire," the American told journalists in Las Vegas. Maybe this is one fight too late for him." Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) is defending the WBO belt he won from Pacquiao in a controversial fight in June 2012. Most ringside …

  • Spieth seeks to shake off Masters disappointment

    Spieth seeks to shake off Masters disappointment

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    Spieth seeks to shake off Masters disappointment

    Jordan Spieth will try to shake off the disappointment of his Sunday fade at the Masters when he tees it up on Thursday at the US PGA Tour's Heritage. The 20-year-old Texan had a two-stroke lead with 11 holes remaining at Augusta National on Sunday, but finished with a level-par 72 that left him tied for second with Jonas Blixt behind Bubba Watson in the year's first major. "It definitely left me stinging," Spieth said. "And it definitely left me hungry and ready to play golf again." Spieth …

  • Players Championship adopts three-hole playoff

    8 hours ago
    Players Championship adopts three-hole playoff

    The Players Championship is abandoning its sudden-death playoff and switching to a three-hole aggregate playoff in a move that further separates the elite event from other US PGA Tour stops. The plan will go into effect for this year's tournament at TPC Sawgrass in May. Should the final round come down to a playoff, it will take place at holes 16, 17 and 18. "Holes 16, 17 and 18 of The Players Stadium Course are perhaps the most dramatic closing holes in professional golf from a risk-reward …

  • Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues

    10 hours ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro's main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement. …

  • Nadal recovers from shaky start to go through

    Nadal recovers from shaky start to go through

    12 hours ago
    Nadal recovers from shaky start to go through

    (Reuters) - Claycourt machine Rafael Nadal recovered from a stuttering start to beat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4 6-1 and reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. Nadal, who is on a 29-match winning streak on clay, fell 2-0 behind but the Spaniard levelled in the sixth game by breaking to love. Eight-times French Open champion Nadal, who has a 49-2 record in Monte Carlo after losing to Serb Novak Djokovic in last year's final, next faces Andreas Seppi of …

  • Federer & Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round

    13 hours ago
    Federer & Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round

    MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. …

  • Impending birth could see Federer miss French Open

    13 hours ago
    Impending birth could see Federer miss French Open

    Former men's tennis world number one Roger Federer hinted on Wednesday the upcoming birth of another child for him and wife Mirka Vavrinec could prevent him playing in the French Open next month. While the family have kept all details of the birth a tight secret - the actual date has never been revealed - the father of four-year-old twins said his family life would take precedence over any tennis match. "It's a priority for me trying to be there (at the birth), trying to support my wife," …