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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…

  • Curry suffers injury scare as Rockets avoid sweep

    Curry suffers injury scare as Rockets avoid sweep

    2 hours 37 minutes ago
    Curry suffers injury scare as Rockets avoid sweep

    (Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors survived a major injury scare to NBA MVP Stephen Curry but still lost the game as a James Harden-inspired Houston Rockets staved off playoff elimination with a 128-115 victory on Monday. Curry went down in the second quarter of Game Four in the Western Conference Finals, falling hard on his upper back and neck after flipping over Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, silencing a previously raucous Houston home crowd. …

  • Rockets use incredible 1st quarter, Harden's 45 to avoid Warriors sweep

    3 hours ago
    Rockets use incredible 1st quarter, Harden's 45 to avoid Warriors sweep

    A playoff-record first quarter and a superb night from James Harden kept the Rockets alive, but it could have been much worse for the Warriors. …

  • 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. …

  • Stephens downs Venus to advance into round two of French Open

    Stephens downs Venus to advance into round two of French Open

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    Stephens downs Venus to advance into round two of French Open

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Former world number one Venus Williams suffered another early French Open exit when she was beaten 7-6(5) 6-1 by fellow American Sloane Stephens in the first round on Monday. It was not a major surprise though as Stephens has reached the fourth round of the claycourt grand slam in the past three years. Seven-times grand slam champion Williams, whose best result in Paris is a runner-up spot in 2002 but had not gone past the second round in the last four …

  • French Open: Sharapova and Murray show off title credentials

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    French Open: Sharapova and Murray show off title credentials

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova got back in the groove at her happiest hunting ground while Andy Murray's growing love of clay blossomed as both posted easy first-round wins at the French Open on Monday. Defending champion Sharapova was nursing a cold but opened her bid for a third Roland Garros title in four years with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Estonian Kaia Kanepi on a breezy Court Phillipe Chatrier. Men's third seed Murray then took his winning streak on the red dust to 11 …

  • Nervy Murray through to second round

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    Nervy Murray through to second round

    Andy Murray opened his latest campaign for a first French Open victory with a 6-3 6-3 6-1 win over Argentine Facundo Arguello on Monday. Murray is in the same half of the Roland Garros draw as favourite Novak Djokovic and nine-times champion Rafa Nadal and could play world number eight David Ferrer in the quarter-finals. Although he has two grand slam titles under his belt already, on the U.S. Open hard courts in 2012 and the grass of Wimbledon in 2013, the 28-year-old Scot has yet to lift …

  • 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. …

  • Pahang-Perspura clash cancelled after visa row

    1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Pahang's AFC Cup round of 16 clash against Persipura Jayapura was cancelled by the Asian Football Confederation late on Monday after four foreign players from the Malaysian side were denied entry into Indonesia. Pahang blamed the crisis-hit Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) for the problems after Nigerian Dickson Nwakaema, Jamaican Damian Stewart, Pakistani Zesh Rahman and Argentine Matias Conti were denied entry. …

  • Spurs ticket sales down after 'circus match' protests

    1 hour 16 minutes ago

    A Malaysian supporter group's protest against the arrival of English Premier League clubs for lucrative friendly matches appears to have been heard with only 19,000 tickets sold for Tottenham Hotspur's fixture on Wednesday. Spurs arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday morning ahead of the fixture with organisers hopeful they would be able to boost the attendance before kick-off at the 80,000 capacity Shah Alam Stadium. In recent years, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have all managed to attract over …

  • Real sack coach Ancelotti after mediocre season

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    Real sack coach Ancelotti after mediocre season

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid have sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti after the world's richest club by income failed to win major silverware this season and, according to local media, Napoli's Rafa Benitez is the favourite to succeed him. "The board of directors have decided this evening to relieve Carlo Ancelotti of his duties," president Florentino Perez told a news conference on Monday. "It was a very difficult decision ... but we have not come to Real Madrid to take easy …