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  • SMB escapes Air21, gains playoff bonus

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:05 AM PHT

    Games Sunday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 3 p.m. – Alaska vs San Mig Super Coffee 5:15 p.m. – Rain or Shine vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Beer rallied from an 18-point fourth quarter deficit to stun Air21, 93-85, and secure the second twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals last night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Beermen trailed 74-56 early in the payoff period when they came charging back behind import Kevin Jones, reigning Most Valuable Player Arwind …

  • Some teams take a break, others sweat

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:00 AM PHT

    Games Sunday (Smart Araneta Coliseum)3 p.m. – Alaska vs San Mig Super Coffee5:15 p.m. – Rain or Shine vs Barangay Ginebra Teams that made the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup are taking advantage of the Holy Week break to either give their players time to rest or sharpen their skills in time for the big battles ahead. Half of the eight playoff teams will have practice today (Maundy Thursday) and tomorrow (Good Friday). Others will resume training on Saturday. One of the teams that …

  • 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 …

  • Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

    Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

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    Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public. …

  • Hernanes: No Europa League would be failure for Inter

    59 minutes ago
    Hernanes: No Europa League would be failure for Inter

    The Brazilian says Saturday's game against Parma is a "final", while admitting that he is also currently being driven by the prospect of a "magical" World Cup on home soil …

  • Show me more respect, blasts City star Toure

    1 hour 29 minutes ago
    Show me more respect, blasts City star Toure

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure insists he doesn't get enough respect from the rest of the football world because he is African. Ivory Coast international Toure has won league titles in England and Spain and is on the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association's player of the season award. But the 30-year-old former Barcelona star echoed City team-mate Samir Nasri's claim that only his birthplace has blocked him from being hailed as one of the best midfielders in …

  • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    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 …

  • 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) …

  • 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 …

  • Korean K.J. Choi beats bad weather to take Heritage lead

    Korean K.J. Choi beats bad weather to take Heritage lead

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    Korean K.J. Choi beats bad weather to take Heritage lead

    (Reuters) - South Korean K.J. Choi wielded a hot putter to vault into the clubhouse lead during the second round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Friday. Choi made use of his advantageous early tee time, holing several long shots on his way to a four-under-par 67 at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. Half the field completed the round before torrential rain halted competition just before 3 p.m. First round joint leader Matt Kuchar was among those forced off the course. …

  • Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

    2 hours 54 minutes ago
    Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault. …

  • Sharp-shooting Westwood stretches lead in Malaysia

    7 hours ago
    Sharp-shooting Westwood stretches lead in Malaysia

    Lee Westwood stretched his lead at the Malaysian Open on Friday, putting on a clinic with his irons as the Englishman moved closer to ending a nearly two-year title drought. …

  • Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

    Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

    1 hour 40 minutes ago
    Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

    Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal slumped to a shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final defeat to compatriot David Ferrer on Friday while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic struggled into a semi-final showdown. Ferrer claimed a famous 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 win to hand the top seed only his third loss in the principality just a day after Nadal had won his 300th career claycourt match and 50th at the Monte Carlo Country Club. Meanwhile Federer, bidding to win the title for the first time, squandered his …

  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

    1 hour 52 minutes ago
    Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over. …

  • Nadal's claycourt streak ended by bold Ferrer

    1 hour 56 minutes ago
    Nadal's claycourt streak ended by bold Ferrer

    (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal's 30-match claycourt winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was stunned 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals. Sixth seed Ferrer, who had beaten Nadal on clay only once 10 years ago and was brushed aside by the muscular left-hander in the French Open final last year, relied on his devastating forehand to prevail in over two hours. Nadal, who made an uncharacteristic string of unforced errors, was looking …