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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…

  • Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

    Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

    17 hours ago
    Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

    (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games: - - - Cavaliers 111, Grizzlies 89 The Cleveland Cavaliers thrashed the Memphis Grizzlies 111-89 behind a game-high 24 points from Kyrie Irving. Kevin Love had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds and LeBron James had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists as the Cavaliers (47-26) blew the game open with a 22-4 run in the third quarter en route to their fourth consecutive victory. ... …

  • Bob Cousy saves his first Bill Russell comparison in 40 years for Hassan Whiteside

    1 hour 30 minutes ago
    Bob Cousy saves his first Bill Russell comparison in 40 years for Hassan Whiteside

    The Celtic legend decided to praise the Miami Heat center ahead of any other NBA big man, past or present. …

  • Randy Wittman and the Washington Wizards seem to be sick of one another

    1 hour 43 minutes ago
    Randy Wittman and the Washington Wizards seem to be sick of one another

    Amid much local criticism, the Wizards coach walked off the floor while his team attempted to hit a desperate last second shot in a loss. …

  • SMB coach likely to retain job

    1 hour 3 minutes ago

    Despite a catastrophic performance in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, it looks like Leo Austria will keep his job as coach of the San Miguel Beermen for at least the season-ending Governors’ Cup.While the disappointment is understandable among players, management and supporters of the team, league sources are one in saying that Austria, who steered the Beermen to the Philippine Cup crown in January, is expected to keep his post. ... …

  • Tenorio sees physical game vs Painters in playoffs

    1 hour 3 minutes ago

    Barangay Ginebra San Miguel guard LA Tenorio expects a highly physical game when they play top seed and twice-to-beat owner Rain or Shine in the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup tomorrow at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Ginebra point guard was referring to their March 15 encounter with the Elasto Painters at the Cuneta Astrodome when the Kings lost 82-79 after blowing an 18-point lead in the second quarter. The Kings finished tied for sixth with the Aces and the Barako Bull Energy to …

  • Battle of leaders in D-L today

    22 hours ago

    Newcomer Keramix has passed its first two tests, but whether the Mixers are for real will be known today when they collide with the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the JCSGO gym in Cubao, Quezon City. Clashing at 3 p.m. are Cagayan Valley and MP Hotel-Letran with the former out to follow up their 75-70 over AMA last Monday. Despite being one of the smallest teams in the tournament, the Mixers have managed to turn some of their critics into believers with their …

  • WTA leader sees more growth via TV, fan input

    WTA leader sees more growth via TV, fan input

    5 hours ago
    WTA leader sees more growth via TV, fan input

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - With gender equality achieved and a host of new sponsors brought in, WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster has set her sights on further growth of the tour via a landmark television deal and by enhancing the fan experience. Allaster, who took over as the tour's leader from Larry Scott in 2009, believes the sky is the limit for the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) because of its global reach and a plethora of top players from different countries. "When you've …

  • Renee Richards still amazed she broke transgender taboo

    10 hours ago
    Renee Richards still amazed she broke transgender taboo

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than three decades after putting down her tennis racquet, Renee Richards is still astonished she had the moxie to join the women's professional tour after living the first 34 years of her life as a man. For all the frenzy around Olympian Bruce Jenner's reported decision to transition to a woman, the transgender pioneer Richards, born Richard Raskind, believes nothing could be tougher than what she endured in the 1970s. "How could I have actually …

  • Chung gets maiden ATP Tour-level win, Sock advances in Miami

    21 hours ago

    MIAMI (Reuters) - South Korean teenager Chung Hyeon won his first ATP Tour-level match at the Miami Open with a stunning 6-0 4-6 6-4 upset of 50th ranked Spaniard Marcel Granollers on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Suwon native needed two hours and 13 minutes to secure a victory that will make many take notice of the 2013 Wimbledon Junior Championship finalist. "It was tough - the weather, the conditions and playing against a high-ranked player, everything was tough," said Chung. "But I was …

  • 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. …

  • African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola

    African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola

    51 minutes ago
    African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola

    Ivory Coast began life as African champions with a 2-0 home victory over Angola Thursday in an international football friendly match. The Ivorian Elephants fielded seven of the starting line-up that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea last month after a penalty shootout against Ghana. Two of the changes made by French coach Herve Renard were enforced as goalkeeper Boubacar Barry, scorer of the decisive shootout penalty, and centre-back Kolo Toure have quit international …

  • Falcao scores twice as six-goal Colombia crush Bahrain

    2 hours 43 minutes ago
    Falcao scores twice as six-goal Colombia crush Bahrain

    (Reuters) - Captain Radamel Falcao scored twice in five minutes as World Cup quarter-finalists Colombia crushed Bahrain 6-0 in a Copa America warm-up match at the National Stadium in Riffa on Thursday. Falcao, who is lacking regular first team football at Manchester United, leapt at the chance to lead his country's attack and responded with goals in the 32nd and 36th minutes to take his tally to 23 in 55 internationals. Carlos Bacca, Adrian Ramos, Johan Mojica and Andres Renteria were also on …

  • Germany's World Cup hangover concerns Loew

    3 hours ago
    Germany's World Cup hangover concerns Loew

    Eight months after the champagne corks popped following their World Cup triumph in Rio de Janeiro, head coach Joachim Loew has cause for concern as Germany's Brazil 2014 hangover continues. Only Lukas Podolski's 81st-minute equaliser prevented Germany suffering a shock defeat to Asian champions Australia in Kaiserslautern on Wednesday in a 2-2 friendly draw. Next comes Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier away to second-from-bottom Georgia with Germany in the unusual position of joint second in Group …