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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…

  • LeBron leads Cavs sweep of Hawks to reach NBA Finals

    LeBron leads Cavs sweep of Hawks to reach NBA Finals

    7 hours ago
    LeBron leads Cavs sweep of Hawks to reach NBA Finals

    (Reuters) - LeBron James booked his place in the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year when the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 on Tuesday to complete a 4-0 sweep of the Eastern Conference Final. James scored a game-high 23 points as the Cavs advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007, where they will play either the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets. …

  • NBA: Cavs sweep Hawks to punch ticket to NBA finals

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    LeBron James advanced to his fifth-straight NBA finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 118-88 rout of the Atlanta Hawks and a sweep of the Eastern Conference finals. Once again James carried the Cavaliers on his back, finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and then sitting on the bench and playing cheerleader for much of the final quarter of Tuesday's contest. "We worked our tails off all season to get to this point," James said. …

  • 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 …

  • Rugby joins SportAccord exodus

    Fri, May 22, 2015 3:16 AM PHT

    Rugby joined equestrian, curling and table tennis in cutting ties with SportAccord on Thursday, the latest round of walkouts after its president sharply criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Some 18 Olympic federations have already withdrawn their membership of the umbrella organization, which represents about 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports bodies, after its president Marius Vizer criticized the IOC last month. "World Rugby president Bernard Lapasset’s motion to suspend …

  • Equestrian federation joins SportAccord's growing exodus

    Thu, May 21, 2015 5:54 PM PHT

    The international equestrian federation (FEI) cut ties with SportAccord on Thursday, the latest federation to walkout after its president sharply criticised the International Olympic Committee. Some 15 Olympic federations have already withdrawn their membership from the umbrella organisation, representing about 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports bodies, after President Marius Vizer's criticism of the IOC last month. "The FEI, alongside many other international sports federations...will seek …

  • UAAP volleyball: FEU shatters UST’s furious comeback to seal Final Four berth

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 7:12 PM PHT
    UAAP volleyball: FEU shatters UST’s furious comeback to seal Final Four berth

    The Final Four cast for the stepladder semis is now complete as the FEU Lady Tamaraws bombed the UST Golden Tigresses in a five-set showdown, 25-21, 25-15, 20-25, 16-25, 15-6 at the Mall of Asia Arena Wednesday evening. …

  • Sharapova romps into third round at French Open

    Sharapova romps into third round at French Open

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    Sharapova romps into third round at French Open

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Maria Sharapova moved easily into the third round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-1 defeat of fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko on Wednesday. The world number two, wearing a long-sleeved top despite the warm temperatures on Court Philippe Chatrier possibly due to the cold she has been suffering from, took a while to get into her stride but romped away from her 91st-ranked opponent. Sharapova, who has won two of the last three French Opens …

  • Stosur blazes through to third round in Paris

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    Stosur blazes through to third round in Paris

    PARIS (Reuters) - Former runner-up Samantha Stosur raced into the third round of the French Open with a 6-0 6-1 victory over France's Amandine Hesse on Wednesday. The 26th-seeded Australian, who reached the Roland Garros final in 2010 and the last four on two other occasions, had way too much power and pace for the 22-year-old wild card. Hesse, the world number 272, was heading for a 'double bagel' at 6-0 5-0 but a crosscourt volley saved her from utter humiliation on Court Suzanne Lenglen. ... …

  • McEnroe says French Open is too long

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    McEnroe says French Open is too long

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The French Open is too long and should scrap its policy of spreading the first round over three days, according to former world number one John McEnroe. The Sunday start at Roland Garros means it was day three before defending men's champion Rafa Nadal began his quest for a 10th title while women's world number one Serena Williams was also idle for two days before taking to court. American great McEnroe, commentating this year for Eurosport, said the French …

  • 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. …

  • ONE Strawweight World Championship title to be determined in the championship rounds

    ONE Strawweight World Championship title to be determined in the championship rounds

    Fri, May 22, 2015 12:04 AM PHT
    ONE Strawweight World Championship title to be determined in the championship rounds

    FOX Sports presenter Steve Dawson shares his predictions on the ONE Strawweight World Championship title at ONE: WARRIOR'S QUEST between Dejdamrong sor Amnuaysirichoke and Roy Doliguez …

  • Truth 'too shocking' for IOC but pressure must stop - Vizer

    Wed, May 20, 2015 10:37 PM PHT

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - SportAccord president Marius Vizer has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to end pressure on federations to withdraw their membership of his organisation after he criticised the Olympic body last month. Vizer, who heads the international judo federation and the umbrella body SportAccord, which has about 100 sports federations as members, had accused the IOC of being dated, blocking new events and lacking transparency among other things. …

  • Mixed martial arts-UFC to debut in Seoul in November

    Sun, May 17, 2015 9:46 AM PHT

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to expand its presence in Asia with an event in Seoul in November, the mixed martial arts promotion announced on Saturday. Kenneth Berger, general manager of UFC Asia, said in a statement: “The UFC in Asia is growing at an impressive pace and this event in Seoul will mark our second new market this year. …

  • Swiss justice office says has blocked bank accounts in FIFA probe

    Swiss justice office says has blocked bank accounts in FIFA probe

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    Swiss justice office says has blocked bank accounts in FIFA probe

    The Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said it had blocked accounts at several banks in Switzerland after police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday in U.S. and Swiss corruption cases. "Further to three U.S. requests for legal assistance, the FOJ has also ordered the blocking of accounts at several banks in Switzerland through which bribes are claimed to have flowed as well as the seizure of related bank documents," the office said in a statement. The …

  • FIFA says Blatter to seek fifth term despite arrests

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    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Football's governing body FIFA called the arrest of six of its leading officials on bribery charges a "difficult moment" but said it would not derail President Sepp Blatter's bid to win a fifth term in an election on Friday. At a news conference in Zurich, FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio struck a defiant tone, saying a criminal investigation into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was unrelated to the looming leadership vote. It confirms …

  • Swiss arrest top global football officials in U.S., Swiss corruption cases

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    Swiss arrest top global football officials in U.S., Swiss corruption cases

    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global football on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil. In addition to the Swiss criminal probe, nine football officials and five sports media and promotions executives face extradition to the United States on corruption charges involving more than $150 million in …