• Conley wins NBA's Sportsmanship Award

    Conley wins NBA's Sportsmanship Award

    17 minutes ago
    Conley wins NBA's Sportsmanship Award

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley has been named winner of the league's Sportsmanship Award, the National Basketball Association said. …

  • NBA: Bobcats' McRoberts hit with $20,000 fine

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    The National Basketball Association has fined Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts $20,000 for his hard foul on Miami Heat's LeBron James in their playoff series. McRoberts was initially handed a personal foul, but on review the league upgraded it to a flagrant two foul after it deemed that he made "unnecessary and excessive contact" when he elbowed James in the neck as the Heat superstar went up for a basket with 50 seconds remaining in the contest Wednesday. …

  • Pool widens for 3 new PBA teams

    7 hours ago

    The three new teams accepted by the PBA recently will have more players to choose from after the board of governors decided to allow the old members to “protect” 12 players instead of 14 as formulated earlier. Currently, the 10 members of the PBA keep 14 players plus two reserves. By asking the teams to give up more than two players each, the PBA board allows new teams NLEX, Blackwater and Kia Motors a bigger pool to choose from when they form their teams in time for the next season. “The …

  • Slaughter no comment on Caguioa’s tirade

    7 hours ago

    Barangay Ginebra’s prized rookie Greg Slaughter is keeping his opinion close to his heart after his teammate Mark Caguioa lambasted the rest of the Gin Kings in a bitterly-worded Twitter tirade following their team’s exit in the PBA Commisioner’s Cup last Tuesday. The Gin Kings were sent packing by Talk ‘N Text in their quarterfinal match, 97-84, and the loss did not sit well with Caguioa who labeled his teammates “soft” and “lazy.” [caption id="attachment_133079" align="alignright" …

  • Salud summons Guiao and Hodge for altercation, clarifies expansion process

    15 hours ago
    Salud summons Guiao and Hodge for altercation, clarifies expansion process

    PBA Commissioner Chito Salud will not take the latest altercation sitting down. After Cliff Hodge hit Raymond Almazan in Game 2 of the quarterfinals series, Rain or Shine head coach waited for the Meralco forward near the dugout. The two got into a shouting match but cooler heads prevented it from escalating. …

  • Senna had so much to offer, says sister

    Senna had so much to offer, says sister

    40 minutes ago
    Senna had so much to offer, says sister

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For Brazilians of a certain generation, the death of Ayrton Senna is not unlike September 11 or the assassination of John F. Kennedy. "It's funny, it doesn't seem like it was 20 years ago," his sister Viviane Senna said of the Formula One great's fatal crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Even though two decades have passed, Senna still casts a mighty shadow over both his sport and Brazil. During Senna's peak years between the first title with …

  • FAS to investigate spat between Venga and Weaver

    56 minutes ago
    FAS to investigate spat between Venga and Weaver

    The Balestier Khalsa Prime League team manager was involved in a public confrontation with the Warriors FC head coach regarding the latter’s comments after their recent S.League... …

  • Scolari says has chosen Brazil's World Cup squad

    1 hour 11 minutes ago
    Scolari says has chosen Brazil's World Cup squad

    By Tatiana Ramil SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari knows his 23-man squadfor the World Cup finals and has chosen Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Julio Cesar and Fred to act as captains, he said on Thursday. "I have no doubts," Scolari said at the Sao Judas Tadeu University in Sao Paulo after a conference on psychology and football. You never know what might happen." The coach said he had not yet informed the 23 men who will seek to win to win Brazil's sixth world title - and …

  • Pacquiao has lost his 'pop', Mayweather

    Pacquiao has lost his 'pop', Mayweather

    21 hours ago
    Pacquiao has lost his 'pop', Mayweather

    Floyd Mayweather says Manny Pacquiao has lost a step and that the Filipino's superstar slide has coincided with his decision to split from former strength trainer Alex Ariza. The 37-year-old undefeated welterweight champ Mayweather weighed in Wednesday on the latest performance by Pacquiao who beat Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas in a rematch of their first bout in June 2012. "Actually, I did watch the fight," said Mayweather who is training to fight Argentina's Marcos Maidana in a …

  • 10 options for Manny Pacquiao in the welterweight division

    Thu, Apr 24, 2014 12:11 AM PHT
    10 options for Manny Pacquiao in the welterweight division

    If Manny Pacquiao decides to keep his WBO title and stay in the welterweight division, these ten fighters are all possible opponents for him. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Super fights open up for Pacquiao as Golden Boy and Top Rank aim to end boxing’s cold war

    Wed, Apr 23, 2014 12:33 PM PHT
    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. …

  • Mayweather preaches patience ahead of Maidana bout

    Mayweather preaches patience ahead of Maidana bout

    Thu, Apr 24, 2014 5:48 AM PHT
    Mayweather preaches patience ahead of Maidana bout

    (Reuters) - Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he will take his time and "be smart" when he faces Marcos Maidana of Argentina for their welterweight title unification in Las Vegas next week. Mayweather, who has a 45-0 record with 26 knockouts, is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters of all time while slugger Maidana is known for his all-round skill and blistering power. "Maidana deserves the opportunity," Mayweather told reporters at his boxing club in Las …

  • 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 …

  • 11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

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    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 11 elementary school students and their driver were injured in a school bus crash in Southern California. …

  • Ben Martin surges to Zurich Classic lead

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    Ben Martin surges to Zurich Classic lead

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Ben Martin treated a tiny gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic. …

  • Jazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start

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    Jazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances. …

  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals

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    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinal with top seed Agnieszka Radwanska. …

  • Nadal cruises into Barcelona quarterfinals

    5 hours ago
    Nadal cruises into Barcelona quarterfinals

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal looked more like his confident self on the clay in passing Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, to reach the Barcelona Open quarterfinals on Thursday. …

  • 3rd seed Monfils through to quarters in Bucharest

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    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Third-seeded Gaels Monfils opened his Nastase Tiriac Trophy account with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis on Thursday. …