• San Mig gets back at Alaska in Game 2

    9 hours ago

    Philippine Cup champion San Mig Super Coffee used a big fourth run to beat defending champion Alaska, 70-65, in Game 2 of their quarterfinal series, thus forcing a do-or-die match in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Down by six points, 57-51, with less than six minutes left to play, the Mixers unleashed a 16-0 blast as import James Mays joined hands with Mark Barroca, Marc Pingris, James Yap and Joe Devance, giving them a 67-57 lead with 1:16 left to …

  • Rain or Shine beats Meralco to force sudden death match

    14 hours ago
    Rain or Shine beats Meralco to force sudden death match

    Falling back to its usual sharp form, Rain or Shine got back at Meralco Wednesday night 102-93 to take their best-of-three PBA Commissioners Cup quarterfinals series to a do-or-die showdown at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. …

  • Mixers give Alaska a dose of their own medicine to force knockout match

    18 hours ago
    Mixers give Alaska a dose of their own medicine to force knockout match

    The Mixers gave defending champion Alaska a perfect dose of its own medicine in the payoff canto, grinding out a 70-65 victory Wednesday to forge a sudden-death match in their PBA Commissioners Cup quarterfinals series at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. …

  • Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    1 hour 34 minutes ago
    Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs. …

  • Uruguay not among world's elite, says coach

    2 hours 11 minutes ago
    Uruguay not among world's elite, says coach

    By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Copa America champions Uruguay are fifth in the FIFA rankings, finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup and in Luis Suarez have one of the world's deadliest strikers, but coach Oscar Washington Tabarez does not rate his side among the elite football nations. We in Uruguay are not among the powers, not even in the South American region, and I think that’s the reason we find the qualifiers so hard,” Tabarez said on Wednesday. Uruguay scraped into three of …

  • Del Piero touted as possible coach for Sydney FC

    3 hours ago
    Del Piero touted as possible coach for Sydney FC

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A vacancy at Sydney FC may have given former Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero another career option in the A-League. …

  • Pacquiao has lost his 'pop', Mayweather

    Pacquiao has lost his 'pop', Mayweather

    4 hours ago
    Pacquiao has lost his 'pop', Mayweather

    Floyd Mayweather says Manny Pacquiao has lost a step and that the Filipino's superstar slide has coincided with his decision to split from former strength trainer Alex Ariza. The 37-year-old undefeated welterweight champ Mayweather weighed in Wednesday on the latest performance by Pacquiao who beat Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas in a rematch of their first bout in June 2012. "Actually, I did watch the fight," said Mayweather who is training to fight Argentina's Marcos Maidana in a …

  • 10 options for Manny Pacquiao in the welterweight division

    14 hours ago
    10 options for Manny Pacquiao in the welterweight division

    If Manny Pacquiao decides to keep his WBO title and stay in the welterweight division, these ten fighters are all possible opponents for him. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Super fights open up for Pacquiao as Golden Boy and Top Rank aim to end boxing’s cold war

    Wed, Apr 23, 2014 12:33 PM PHT
    Super fights open up for Pacquiao as Golden Boy and Top Rank aim to end boxing’s cold war

    For the longest time, the biggest hurdle in making boxing’s biggest fight is the rift between the competing Golden Boy Promotions of Oscar De La Hoya and Top Rank Promotions of Bob Arum. …

  • Mayweather preaches patience ahead of Maidana bout

    Mayweather preaches patience ahead of Maidana bout

    9 hours ago
    Mayweather preaches patience ahead of Maidana bout

    (Reuters) - Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he will take his time and "be smart" when he faces Marcos Maidana of Argentina for their welterweight title unification in Las Vegas next week. Mayweather, who has a 45-0 record with 26 knockouts, is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters of all time while slugger Maidana is known for his all-round skill and blistering power. "Maidana deserves the opportunity," Mayweather told reporters at his boxing club in Las …

  • Nonito Donaire ready to bounce back after a nightmarish 2013

    Tue, Apr 22, 2014 8:49 PM PHT
    Nonito Donaire ready to bounce back after a nightmarish 2013

    Big time boxing will be making it’s way back to the Cotai Arena in Macau and another Filipino star will be in the main event. …

  • Baseball star stands accused in journey from Cuba to big leagues

    Tue, Apr 22, 2014 6:52 AM PHT
    Baseball star stands accused in journey from Cuba to big leagues

    As young Cuban slugger Yasiel Puig is earning millions on the baseball field with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a bizarre story of how the talented player escaped from the Communist-ruled island country is unfolding in U.S. court documents. Puig ran a gauntlet of fast boats, Mexican drug smugglers and even death threats in his 2012 flight from Cuba, according to a $12 million lawsuit filed by a man who accuses the ballplayer of informing on him to Cuban authorities. Puig has declined to comment on …

  • Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

    Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

    7 hours ago
    Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life. …

  • Els seeks spark in 'Big Easy' PGA event

    9 hours ago
    Els seeks spark in 'Big Easy' PGA event

    Four-time major champion Ernie Els, whose only top-10 placing this year came when he reached the WGC Match Play semi-finals, hopes to get his season going at this week's PGA Zurich Classic. "I've been 19-under in 2012 when I lost in a playoff to Jason Dufner and 12-under in 2013. Although this is my fifth straight week on the road, I just want to channel all my energies into this and see if I can kick-start my season and get something going here." Els will play alongside reigning US Open …

  • 'Big Easy' Els returns to a favored PGA Tour haunt

    9 hours ago
    'Big Easy' Els returns to a favored PGA Tour haunt

    (Reuters) - Four-times major winner Ernie Els returns this week to one of his favorite cities, where he shares the alluring nickname of 'The Big Easy,' to make his eighth career start at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. At a PGA Tour event where he has always enjoyed a "good vibe," the smooth-swinging South African lost out to American Jason Dufner in a playoff for the title in 2012, then tied for 15th last year at the TPC Louisiana. "At the forefront of my mind right now is making sure I …

  • Kvitova beaten in 1st major upset at Stuttgart

    8 hours ago

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. …

  • Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round at Stuttgart

    10 hours ago

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. …

  • Hantuchova, Peng reach quarters in Morocco

    10 hours ago

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR. …