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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…

  • All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery

    All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery

    15 hours ago
    All-time scoring leader Abdul-Jabbar has heart surgery

    (Reuters) - NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer, is recovering from quadruple coronary bypass surgery, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said on Friday. Dr. Richard Shemin, who performed the operation on Thursday, said Abdul-Jabbar was expected to make a full recovery. Abdul-Jabbar, who marked his 68th birthday on Thursday, was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease earlier in the week. The 7-foot-2 New York native was one of the most potent …

  • NBA: Lakers great Abdul-Jabbar recovering after heart op

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    Legendary former Lakers center and NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is expected to make a full recovery after quadruple coronary-bypass surgery, hospital officials said Friday. Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles with cardiovascular disease and underwent surgery on Thursday -- his 68th birthday, the hospital said in a statement issued at Abdul-Jabbar's request. "At this time, Abdul-Jabbar would like to thank his surgical team and the medical …

  • 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 …

  • Berdych cuts Monfils down to size to reach final

    Berdych cuts Monfils down to size to reach final

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    Berdych cuts Monfils down to size to reach final

    MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Sixth seed Tomas Berdych reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters by sweeping past local favorite Gael Monfils 6-1 6-4 on Saturday. Czech Berdych, who next faces eight-times champion Rafa Nadal or world number one Novak Djokovic, breezed through the opening set without facing a single break point. Monfils, who beat Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov en route to the semi-finals in the European claycourt season's opening tournament, offered more resistance in the second …

  • Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie after courageous effort

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    Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie after courageous effort

    Fifteen-times grand slam champion Martina Hingis made a courageously impressive return to big-time singles tennis in the Fed Cup on Saturday but was eventually outplayed by Agnieszka Radwanska. …

  • Swiss Miss Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Fed Cup

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    Swiss Miss Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Fed Cup

    By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, Poland (Reuters) - It is not a gimmick and the way Martina Hingis is talking, it will be no mismatch either. After the Swiss announcement on Friday, made amid some excitement in a provincial Polish town hall, that she will play her first tour-level singles for eight years against Agnieszka Radwanska in the World Group playoff, Hingis declared: “I wouldn’t be playing if I didn’t think I could help the team.” Being paired with the world number nine Radwanska …

  • 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. …

  • Reckless means 'entertaining' for Pacquiao

    Reckless means 'entertaining' for Pacquiao

    Thu, Apr 16, 2015 8:35 AM PHT
    Reckless means 'entertaining' for Pacquiao

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) - Appearing relaxed and confident, Manny Pacquaio embraced suggestions he was "a reckless fighter" when he held a workout for the media on Wednesday ahead of his heavily anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather. The May 2 showdown in Las Vegas between the two biggest drawcards of their generation has been more than five years in the making and Pacquiao also expressed hope that the defense-minded Mayweather would show more aggression in …

  • 'Kid Kulafu', a film about Pacquiao, offers a glimpse of boxer's childhood

    Wed, Apr 15, 2015 7:16 PM PHT
    'Kid Kulafu', a film about Pacquiao, offers a glimpse of boxer's childhood

    A film about Manny Pacquiao released on Wednesday offers a look into the Philippine boxer's childhood before his much anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr next month. "Kid Kulafu", named after a brand of wine whose bottles Pacquiao collected as a child, charts his rise from humble beginnings to his first step into the boxing ring. "He's just like every one of us," director Paul Soriano said at the film's Manila premiere on Tuesday night. "Everyone can mimic his moves, but you can't …

  • Mayweather has last public appearance ahead of megafight

    Wed, Apr 15, 2015 11:51 AM PHT
    Mayweather has last public appearance ahead of megafight

    (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. flashed a glimpse of the fighting form he will show next month as the undefeated champion put on an open training session on Tuesday in Las Vegas. Flanked by his own camp and the media, the 38-year-old went through a workout at his Mayweather Boxing Club in what was the last scheduled public appearance in advance of his fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2. Mayweather and Pacquiao faced off for a press conference last month but have since retreated to their …

  • Indonesia suspends local association, risks FIFA wrath

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    Indonesia's youth and sports ministry on Saturday suspended all activities of the local soccer association (PSSI), setting the stage for further tension with world governing body FIFA. The ministry and PSSI have been at loggerheads for weeks over the eligibility of two clubs to compete in the Indonesia Super League. The Indonesian Professional Sports Agency (BOPI), sanctioned by the ministry, wanted Persebaya Surabaya and Arema Indonesia to be blocked from playing, but PSSI had resisted. …

  • Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

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    Capacity of 2018 soccer World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government has decided to cut the capacity of the Luzhniki stadium, which will hold the final of the 2018 World Cup, by 8,000 to 81,000. "The Russian Sports Ministry agreed these changes with FIFA." The Luzhniki stadium will be the main arena for the World Cup and aside from holding the final, the opening match will also take place there. The 2018 World Cup will see 12 stadiums being used in 11 cities, including two in Moscow, and one …

  • Capacity of 2018 World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

    7 hours ago
    Capacity of 2018 World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government has decided to cut the capacity of the Luzhniki stadium, which will hold the final of the 2018 World Cup, by 8,000 to 81,000. "The Russian Sports Ministry agreed these changes with FIFA." The Luzhniki stadium will be the main arena for the World Cup and aside from holding the final, the opening match will also take place there. The 2018 World Cup will see 12 stadiums being used in 11 cities, including two in Moscow, and one …