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Five fights that Manny Pacquiao should not have taken

Manny Pacquiao faced anyone and everyone willing to step into the ring with him. However, there were a handful of wins in his…

  • Chauncey Billups looking to move into Pistons’ front-office after retirement

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  • SMB escapes Air21, gains playoff bonus

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:05 AM PHT

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  • Some teams take a break, others sweat

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:00 AM PHT

    Games Sunday (Smart Araneta Coliseum)3 p.m. – Alaska vs San Mig Super Coffee5:15 p.m. – Rain or Shine vs Barangay Ginebra Teams that made the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup are taking advantage of the Holy Week break to either give their players time to rest or sharpen their skills in time for the big battles ahead. Half of the eight playoff teams will have practice today (Maundy Thursday) and tomorrow (Good Friday). Others will resume training on Saturday. One of the teams that …

  • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 2:55 AM PHT
    Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Los Angeles — If everything falls into place, Manny Pacquiao might end up becoming not only as one of the shortest players to ever play hoops in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) but also as the oldest rookie. Pacquiao, 35, had told The Bulletin a few days before he faced Tim Bradley in Las Vegas that he will suit up for Kia Motors in the PBA in October. “Number 17,” said the hard-hitting Pacquiao. Kia is one of three new companies whose application was accepted as a member of the …

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    I'd have more recognition if I wasn't African, says Toure

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    Jones: Liverpool's best chance for the title

    The former Reds star believes Brendan Rodgers' side are perfectly poised to win the Premier League, with the club currently two points clear at the top with four games to go …

  • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 2:55 AM PHT
    Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Los Angeles — If everything falls into place, Manny Pacquiao might end up becoming not only as one of the shortest players to ever play hoops in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) but also as the oldest rookie. Pacquiao, 35, had told The Bulletin a few days before he faced Tim Bradley in Las Vegas that he will suit up for Kia Motors in the PBA in October. “Number 17,” said the hard-hitting Pacquiao. Kia is one of three new companies whose application was accepted as a member of the …

  • Five fights that Manny Pacquiao should not have taken

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:43 AM PHT
    Five fights that Manny Pacquiao should not have taken

    Manny Pacquiao faced anyone and everyone willing to step into the ring with him. However, there were a handful of wins in his storied career that really did not add much to his legacy. But because Pacquiao is a good soldier who will fight anyone selected by Top Rank Promotions boss Bob Arum, he took the 'bad' fights anyway. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Ranking Manny Pacquiao's nine world title-winning performances

    Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:17 PM PHT
    Ranking Manny Pacquiao's nine world title-winning performances

    With his recent victory over Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao is now a nine-time and world-record eight-division boxing champion. We've ranked his nine title-winning bids based on his performance. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    Sun, Apr 13, 2014 3:51 PM PHT
    Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    Filipinos jumped from their seats, raised their arms and burst into cheers as the country's boxing hero Manny Pacquiao regained his WBO welterweight title against American Timothy Bradley Jr in Las Vegas late on Saturday. In cinemas, hotels, public parks and even army bases across the Philippines, people celebrated as Pacquiao avenged his defeat to Bradley in June 2012. Bradley's victory over Pacquiao, two years back, was met by a chorus of boos from the crowd in Las Vegas after the shock …

  • Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain title

    Sun, Apr 13, 2014 3:20 PM PHT
    Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain title

    By Kieran Mulvaney LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title on Saturday and avenge a highly controversial loss to the American in June 2012. Two judges scored the fight 116-112 for Pacquiao, while a third saw it as a 118-110 win for the Filipino. In their previous fight, Bradley was awarded a split decision victory that many observers felt Pacquiao had won clearly. "He threw a lot of punches and I didn't …

  • Pacquiao has lost his fire, says Bradley before rematch

    Fri, Apr 11, 2014 4:17 AM PHT
    Pacquiao has lost his fire, says Bradley before rematch

    By Kieran Mulvaney LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Timothy Bradley Jr. believes a lengthy and successful career has sapped Manny Pacquiao of his motivation, and that their WBO welterweight title bout on Saturday may be one fight too many for the Filipino legend. "I think he may lack fire," the American told journalists in Las Vegas. Maybe this is one fight too late for him." Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) is defending the WBO belt he won from Pacquiao in a controversial fight in June 2012. Most ringside …

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  • Westwood wilts but maintains lead in Malaysian Open

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    Westwood wilts but maintains lead in Malaysian Open

    Lee Westwood survived high temperatures and fierce competition from compatriot Andy Sullivan to cling onto the lead in the Malaysian Open on Saturday by a single-stroke. Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen managed a three-under 69, but that still leaves the South African seven strokes off the pace. …

  • Westwood's lead at Malaysian Open down to 1 stroke

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    Westwood's lead at Malaysian Open down to 1 stroke

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Westwood saw his four-shot lead trimmed to just one on Saturday after a bogey at the final hole of the third round of the Malaysian Open. …

  • Wawrinka outclasses Ferrer, into first Monte Carlo Masters final

    Wawrinka outclasses Ferrer, into first Monte Carlo Masters final

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    Wawrinka outclasses Ferrer, into first Monte Carlo Masters final

    Stanislas Wawrinka made it into his first ever Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-1, 7-6 (7/3) semi-final win over David Ferrer on Saturday. …

  • Wawrinka beats Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final

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    Wawrinka beats Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final

    MONACO (AP) — Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the Monte Carlo Masters final after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to set up a possible all-Swiss decider against Roger Federer. …

  • Ruthless Wawrinka downs Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final

    1 hour 7 minutes ago
    Ruthless Wawrinka downs Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final

    Third seed Stanislas Wawrinka produced a ruthless display to beat Spain's David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final. Australian Open champion Wawrinka, who next faces fellow Swiss Roger Federer or Serb Novak Djokovic, raced through the first set and kept his composure in the second when his opponent raised his level. Sixth seed Ferrer, who knocked out eight-times French Open champion and world number one Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals on Friday, was on …