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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…

  • Clippers send Spurs packing with Game Seven win

    Clippers send Spurs packing with Game Seven win

    16 hours ago
    Clippers send Spurs packing with Game Seven win

    (The Sports Xchange) - Chris Paul scored the winning basket with a second left as the Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 111-109 in Game Seven to send the Spurs crashing out of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Paul, who strained his left hamstring in the first quarter, scored over Spurs forward Tim Duncan to seal the win and finished with 27 points as the Clippers advanced to the conference semi-finals against the Houston Rockets. Clippers forward Blake Griffin added 24 …

  • Illegal betting has taken a toll on China, India - Eaton

    3 hours ago

    By Mike Collett DEAD SEA, Jordan (Reuters) - Betting fraud and match-fixing are part of the reason why China and India have achieved little in football despite their huge populations, anti-corruption expert Chris Eaton said on Sunday. Eaton, the executive director of the non-profit-making International Centre for Sports Security, urged governments to take more control of the problem and said the sport was a victim and not the cause of widespread betting fraud. "The innovations being led by …

  • Hollywood royalty ready for fighters to rumble

    12 hours ago

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - With security beefed up at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the rich and famous settled into their expensive seats shortly before the welterweight showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao began on Saturday. Around 900 ringside seats were available for the celebrities, business tycoons and entertainment moguls who have converged on Las Vegas, and actors Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck were among those who secured the prized positions. …

  • 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 …

  • Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide

    Nadal coming to terms with rankings slide

    1 hour 15 minutes 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 …

  • Federer ends three-year claycourt drought with Istanbul title

    2 hours 16 minutes ago
    Federer ends three-year claycourt drought with Istanbul title

    Roger Federer won the inaugural Istanbul Open on Sunday, beating third seed Pablo Cuevas 6-3 7-6 (11) for his first clay title in three years. "It's been a while since I won a title on clay," said the jubilant Swiss after receiving a hero's welcome all week in Istanbul. "It's been a pleasure playing here." After winning the first set in just 33 minutes, Federer found it harder going in the second with Cuevas saving four match points. …

  • Murray's Munich final postponed to Monday due to rain

    3 hours ago

    World number three Andy Murray will have to wait a bit longer at his first shot at a clay court title after the Munich final on Sunday against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber was postponed for a day due to rain. After a four-hour delay to the start because of the bad weather, the top seed was trailing two-time champion Kohlschreiber 3-2 in the first set when play was suspended after 23 minutes with rain setting in again. Bavarian Kohlschreiber, the world number 26, was a winner in Munich in …

  • 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. …

  • Mayweather v Pacquiao round-by-round

    Mayweather v Pacquiao round-by-round

    1 hour 22 minutes ago
    Mayweather v Pacquiao round-by-round

    Manny Pacquiao landed a hard body shot on Floyd Mayweather to start the 10th round of their megafight on Saturday. Despite Pacquiao's attempt to be the aggressor and unleashing the occasional flurry on his opponent, Mayweather's quickness and timing was evident and he was controlling the flow. - - Round Nine Pacquiao landed a quick left and right on Mayweather to start the ninth round and finished the round with another late flurry. Mayweather almost slipped early in the round after …

  • Floyd Mayweather stands tall as generation's best (and gets massive payday) in win over Manny Pacqui …

    10 hours ago
    Floyd Mayweather stands tall as generation's best (and gets massive payday) in win over Manny Pacqui …

    Floyd Mayweather delivered in the biggest fight of his life, and he's already getting paid handsomely for it. …

  • Beaten Pacquiao says hampered by shoulder injury

    12 hours ago
    Beaten Pacquiao says hampered by shoulder injury

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Filipino Manny Pacquiao said a shoulder injury hampered his bid to hand Floyd Mayweather a first ever defeat as a professional on Saturday as the American improved his record to 48-0 with a unanimous decision. Pacquiao, a 2-1 underdog going into the welterweight bout billed as the "Fight of the Century" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, suffered the injury during a sparring session, according to his trainer Freddie Roach. "In the third round, I felt …

  • Prince says FIFA should kick out Blatter

    Prince says FIFA should kick out Blatter

    4 hours ago
    Prince says FIFA should kick out Blatter

    FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al Hussein on Sunday made a new call for Sepp Blatter, the head of football's governing body, to be kicked out of office. The Jordanian royal said that FIFA has to be "more open, more transparent" as he sought votes for an election on May 30. Blatter, 79, is strong favourite to win a fifth term at the head of the world's most powerful sporting federation but faces an unprecedented challenge from Prince Ali and two other candidates. FIFA can help go forward …

  • Costa and Fabregas turned Chelsea into champions

    5 hours ago
    Costa and Fabregas turned Chelsea into champions

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - It could be argued that Chelsea effectively won the title before a ball was kicked in anger this season. The fail-safe signings of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas provided the upgrade required to return Chelsea to the kind of dominance they enjoyed in Jose Mourinho's first spell in charge. While other managers procrastinated, Mourinho calmly identified his targets and struck. Liverpool, who finished above Chelsea last season, spent 50 million pounds on a …

  • Analysis - Chelsea's title built on granite foundations

    5 hours ago
    Analysis - Chelsea's title built on granite foundations

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - While some of his rivals were spending millions on marquee defenders last summer Jose Mourinho was happy to sell David Luiz secure in the knowledge he had a back four that would be the bedrock of Chelsea's title push. With the Premier League trophy now back at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho's judgement has again proved spot on as John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta have been the most reliable defensive unit in the country. Marcos …

  • Boxing boom may help concussion safety battle

    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. …

  • UFC fighters give Mayweather-Pacquiao picks

    Thu, Apr 30, 2015 10:10 AM PHT
    UFC fighters give Mayweather-Pacquiao picks

    Everybody's got a prediction for the mega-fight on May 2. Which way are the UFC's top fighters leaning? …