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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…

  • Ex-New York Knick basketball player Anthony Mason dead at 48

    Ex-New York Knick basketball player Anthony Mason dead at 48

    1 hour 46 minutes ago
    Ex-New York Knick basketball player Anthony Mason dead at 48

    (Reuters) - Anthony Mason, a former player with the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks, has died at the age of 48, the team said on Saturday. The 13-year NBA veteran had severe heart problems, his son, Anthony Mason Jr., said in a statement quoted on the Knicks' web site. "As you all would expect our father - Big Mase - put up an incredible fight," Mason Jr. said. Mason was a 6-foot, 7-inch (two-meter) forward from Tennessee State University, who played with the Knicks from …

  • NBA: Former Knicks, Heat star Mason dead at 48

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    Former NBA star Anthony Mason, a power forward who played 13 league seasons, died early Saturday morning at age 48, his family announced. …

  • TNT targets solo lead

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    Games Today (Smart Araneta Coliseum)3 p.m. – Globalport vs Talk ’N Text5:15 p.m. – San Miguel Beer vs PurefoodsStruggling Purefoods and San Miguel face off today while Talk ‘N Text aims to take the solo lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Purefoods tries to put a stop to a three-game losing skid as the defending champion Hotshots lean anew on Denzel Bowles, who wound up with 31 points and seven rebounds during his first game, a 96-87 defeat to Ginebra. ... …

  • Pacquiao in last game before fight

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    Game Today (The Arena, San Juan) 5 p.m. – Kia vs Blackwater The streaking Kia Carnival are keen on giving playing coach Manny Pacquiao a fitting sendoff as they go for their third straight win against fellow expansion team Blackwater Elite today in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at The Arena in San Juan. Pacquiao is expected to suit up for Kia in their Petron Saturday Special game with Blackwater at 5 p.m. before hopping on a plane bound for Los Angeles to prepare for his May 2 super fight with …

  • ROS extends win streak to 3

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    Game Today (The Arena, San Juan) 5 p.m. – Kia vs Blackwater Import Wayne Chism and Paul Lee starred anew as Rain or Shine stretched its winning run to three games with a 103-91 victory over Barako Bull to forge a tie for second place last night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Chism hit seven triples for 32 points in his second game since replacing Rick Jackson while Lee came off the bench to score 16 markers to help the Elasto Painters secure a much-needed win …

  • Federer lauds rivalry with Djokovic after 20th win

    Federer lauds rivalry with Djokovic after 20th win

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    Federer lauds rivalry with Djokovic after 20th win

    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Roger Federer rates his rivalry with Novak Djokovic as highly as his duels with Rafa Nadal, the Swiss said after beating the Serb to win a seventh Dubai title on Saturday. It was their 37th meeting and Federer's 6-3 7-5 victory means he leads the series 20-17. Federer, 33, trails Nadal 23-10 with their last meeting more than a year ago at the Australian Open. "I think it started as a semi-final rivalry, you know, because me and Rafa were ranked one and two …

  • Safarova sees off Azarenka for Qatar title

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    Safarova sees off Azarenka for Qatar title

    Lucie Safarova continued her fine start to 2015 by claiming her first ever victory over Victoria Azarenka to win the Qatar Open title in Doha on Saturday. The Czech won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, to boost her chances of realising her "dream" of getting into the world top 10. …

  • Awesome Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

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    Awesome Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Roger Federer's enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships for a seventh time on Saturday. The 33-year-old's serve is the least praised of his repertoire but it was his awesome delivery that blunted Djokovic's baseline game, taking his career ace haul past the 9,000 barrier with 12 more, several at vital moments. The match, the 37th in their rivalry which Federer now leads …

  • 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. …

  • Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:28 PM PHT
    Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favourite Floyd Mayweather in history's richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet's top "pound-for-pound" boxer crown. Otherwise he might fight me toe-to-toe." The Philippines is in the throes of "Pacmania" as the 36-year-old, dubbed "The National Fist" by local media, is set to fly to the United States to train for the May 2 Las Vegas bout. The 38-year-old Mayweather, tipped as the favourite by …

  • Boxing: Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:22 PM PHT

    Underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favourite Floyd Mayweather in history's richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet's top "pound-for-pound" boxer crown. Otherwise he might fight me toe-to-toe." The Philippines is in the throes of "Pacmania" as the 36-year-old, dubbed "The National Fist" by local media, is set to fly to the United States to train for the May 2 Las Vegas bout. The 38-year-old Mayweather, tipped as the favourite by …

  • Roach thinks Pacquiao could knock out slower Mayweather

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 12:20 PM PHT
    Roach thinks Pacquiao could knock out slower Mayweather

    Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer during his ascent to the top of the boxing world, think that his ward has enough not just to beat Floyd Mayweather but knock him out. …

  • Matchwinner Suarez repaying Barcelona's faith

    Matchwinner Suarez repaying Barcelona's faith

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    Matchwinner Suarez repaying Barcelona's faith

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona's decision to buy Luis Suarez from Liverpool following his ban for biting an opponent at the 2014 World Cup raised a few eyebrows but it increasingly appears their faith in the Uruguay forward was justified. After setting the Premier League alight last season, Suarez had a slow start following his 81 million-euro (58.77 million pounds) switch to Spain, taking longer than expected to hit scoring form since the ban expired at the end of October. …

  • Suarez leads Barcelona win, Bueno scores 4 goals for Rayo

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    Suarez leads Barcelona win, Bueno scores 4 goals for Rayo

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona's 3-1 win at Granada from goals by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi was overshadowed by little-known Alberto Bueno netting four goals in 16 minutes in Rayo Vallecano's victory on Saturday. …

  • Law-makers reject fourth substitution proposal

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    By Mike Collett BELFAST (Reuters) - Football's rule-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), rejected the idea of a fourth substitution in extra time on Saturday but is considering dropping the one-match ban for "triple punishments". The body, which consists of the four British associations and four from football's world governing body FIFA, also wants more time to discuss video trials being carried out in the Netherlands by the Dutch FA (KNVB). The fourth substitute …