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  • NBA - 'Renaissance man' Gasol happy to control his own destiny

    NBA - 'Renaissance man' Gasol happy to control his own destiny

    4 hours ago
    NBA - 'Renaissance man' Gasol happy to control his own destiny

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Considered by many to be the 'Renaissance man' in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Spanish forward Pau Gasol is delighted finally to be the sole architect of his 'revival' as he eyes his playing future. The 33-year-old from Barcelona has faced more than his fair share of trade rumors since joining the Los Angeles Lakers in February 2008 but now he can plot his own way forward with free agency looming in July. Gasol has long been …

  • 76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

    2 hours 14 minutes ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Billions of dollars couldn't console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season. Ok, maybe just a little. …

  • Ball Don't Lie previews the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs

    4 hours ago
    Ball Don't Lie previews the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs

    All the links you need to prepare for the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs. …

  • 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 …

  • Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

    Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

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    Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other unoccupied homes and businesses. …

  • West Ham youngster dies of cancer

    2 hours 57 minutes ago
    West Ham youngster dies of cancer

    West Ham's Australian striker Dylan Tombides died on Friday following a three-year battle with testicular cancer. West Ham confirmed the news of Tombides' death in a statement on their website. Tombides was first diagnosed with cancer while representing Australia during the 2011 Under-17 World Cup in Mexico. "West Ham United announce the sad news that forward Dylan Tombides has passed away at the age of 20 following his brave battle with cancer," the club statement read. …

  • Miami mayor defends Beckham stadium plan

    2 hours 59 minutes ago
    Miami mayor defends Beckham stadium plan

    The mayor of Miami on Friday defended David Beckham's plans to build a state-of-the-art stadium on the city's waterfront, rejecting criticism of the project by a coalition of business groups. English superstar Beckham wants to build an eye-catching 25,000-seat stadium at the city's port for his as-yet-unnamed Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise. Beckham's proposed location for the stadium -- on a prime strip of real estate -- has drawn the ire of a grouping this week which urged the former …

  • 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 …

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

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    (Reuters) - South Korean K.J. Choi wielded a hot putter to vault into the lead before torrential rain and strong winds halted 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 out three times from outside 20 feet on his way to a four-under-par 67 to post a five-under 137 halfway total at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. Australian Robert Allenby was best of those whose rounds were interrupted, one stroke …

  • Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

    4 hours ago
    Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday. …

  • Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

    7 hours 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. …

  • Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

    Nadal crashes in Monte Carlo, Federer faces Djokovic

    6 hours 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

    6 hours 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

    6 hours 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 …