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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…

  • 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 Some 18 Olympic federations have already withdrawn their membership of the umbrella organization, which represents about 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports bodies, after its president Marius Vizer criticized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. …

  • Tsonga determined to shake off also-ran label

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    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has looked capable of winning grand slam titles ever since reaching the Australian Open final in 2008 but has always fallen into the category of also-ran. The popular Frenchman raised home hopes again on Tuesday when he beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-1 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3 in front of an adoring crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier to reach his second French Open semi-final in three years. Now he wants to go at least one better, having also lost two …

  • French Open organisers probe metal panel incident

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    French Open organisers probe metal panel incident

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - French Open organisers are investigating how a metal panel fell on to the crowd from the upper part of Court Philippe Chatrier, tournament director Gilbert Ysern said on Tuesday. Organisers first said three fans had been injured but Ysern told a news conference only one was hurt, suffering a wrist injury that required further checks at a hospital. "Three people were sent to the public infirmary (hospital), and two of them had nothing (wrong) at all." Ysern …

  • Tsonga, Wawrinka prevail but Federer's gone with the wind

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    Tsonga, Wawrinka prevail but Federer's gone with the wind

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Swirling winds caused mayhem and chaos at Roland Garros on Tuesday but Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Stan Wawrinka emerged unscathed to set up a French Open semi-final. On a day when Wawrinka would have hoped to bask in the glory of beating his celebrated rival Roger Federer 6-4 6-3 7-6(4) for the first time on a grand slam stage, it was a freak accident that set the claycourt major abuzz. Tsonga had whipped the delirious Court Philippe Chatrier crowd into a …

  • 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. …

  • Blatter quits FIFA; under investigation by U.S. prosecutors, FBI

    Blatter quits FIFA; under investigation by U.S. prosecutors, FBI

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    Blatter quits FIFA; under investigation by U.S. prosecutors, FBI

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by saying he would step down as FIFA president in the wake of a corruption investigation that now includes the 79-year-old chief himself. Blatter, who has led soccer's world governing body since 1998, is being investigated by U.S. prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a person who spoke on condition of anonymity told Reuters late on Tuesday. An FBI spokesman declined comment. News of …

  • Blatter's resignation means U-20 World Cup can kick on

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    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter's shock resignation as FIFA president should allow people to now focus on events on the pitch at the under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, according to the country's soccer boss and the man heading the local organizing committee. Soccer has been hit hard by the latest controversy involving the world governing body, which saw seven high-ranking officials in Switzerland at last week's FIFA Congress arrested on behalf of U.S. authorities. A …

  • FIFA chief Blatter quits as corruption storm rages

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    FIFA chief Blatter quits as corruption storm rages

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter resigned Tuesday in a stunning capitulation to critics as a US criminal investigation reportedly drew closer to ensnaring the most powerful man in world sport. Blatter noted that he had just won re-election from FIFA members on Friday, but said: "I do not feel that I have a mandate from the entire world of football." Some of Blatter's opponents rejoiced at his announcement while commercial sponsors urged FIFA to clean up its act and regain public trust. Now he's …