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Possible free agent pick-ups for the three PBA expansion teams

There are a lot of PBA-ready players in the country who are currently in the D-League. Luckily for them, three new teams will…

Marcio Lassiter

Beermen’s big fourth quarter downs Express

The San Miguel Beermen join the Talk ‘N Text …

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Ranking Manny Pacquiao's nine world title-winning performances

With his recent victory over Timothy Bradley,…

  • Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated Lakers fans

    Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated Lakers fans

    58 minutes ago
    Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated Lakers fans

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The title of the historical novel "Quo Vadis" is an apt question for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans to ask of players and coaches after the team's nightmare 2013-14 NBA campaign came to an end. Written by Pole Henryk Sienkiewicz in 1895, the novel borrows its title from the biblical query "Quo vadis Domine?", Latin for "Where are you going, Lord?", and the future destination of the Lakers franchise is certainly up for debate. Granted the …

  • Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

    1 hour 50 minutes ago
    Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

    To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. …

  • SMB escapes Air21, gains playoff bonus

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 8:05 AM PHT

    Games Sunday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 3 p.m. – Alaska vs San Mig Super Coffee 5:15 p.m. – Rain or Shine vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Beer rallied from an 18-point fourth quarter deficit to stun Air21, 93-85, and secure the second twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals last night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Beermen trailed 74-56 early in the payoff period when they came charging back behind import Kevin Jones, reigning Most Valuable Player Arwind …

  • 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 …

  • Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

    Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

    44 minutes ago
    Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone. …

  • Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city during police strike

    1 hour 34 minutes ago
    Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city during police strike

    By Silvio Cascione BRASILIA (Reuters) - A police strike ended on Thursday after unleashing a surge in violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is due to welcome hordes of soccer fans for the World Cup, authorities said. At least 39 homicides were committed during the two-day strike in and around the northeastern city of Salvador that added to fears about Brazil's ability to ensure public safety during the global soccer tournament. Violence swept the city after …

  • England are 'machines', says World Cup rival Cavani

    1 hour 37 minutes ago
    England are 'machines', says World Cup rival Cavani

    The striker respects the Three Lions but says that Uruguay will not fear their Group D opponents as they have the likes of Luis Suarez playing in the Premier League …

  • 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 …

  • Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

    Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

    58 minutes ago
    Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. …

  • Kuchar shrugs off Masters fade, ties Heritage lead

    1 hour 17 minutes ago
    Kuchar shrugs off Masters fade, ties Heritage lead

    (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to share the lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday. Kuchar, who contended in Sunday's final round at Augusta National before slipping back into a tie for fifth, put that disappointment behind him and shot a five-under-par 66 on a cool, breezy morning at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. "Once I got out there this morning, I was ready to go," the six-times PGA Tour winner told Golf …

  • Kuchar shrugs off Masters letdown, grabs early Heritage lead

    3 hours ago
    Kuchar shrugs off Masters letdown, grabs early Heritage lead

    (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to surge into the clubhouse lead during the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday. Kuchar, who contended in Sunday's final round at Augusta National before slipping back into a tie for fifth, put that disappointment behind him and shot a five-under-par 66 on a cool, breezy morning at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. "Once I got out there this morning, I was ready to go," the six-times PGA Tour …

  • British number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open

    British number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open

    1 hour 11 minutes ago
    British number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open

    (Reuters) - British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the Australian Open first round to Kirsten Flipkens and will travel to the United States for the operation. "I wanted to inform my lovely supporters that I have decided to have minor wrist surgery at the Mayo clinic with one of the best wrist doctors in the …

  • Djokovic cruises, Nadal claims 30th clay win in a row

    6 hours ago
    Djokovic cruises, Nadal claims 30th clay win in a row

    (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic lost just one game to join Roger Federer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals after Rafa Nadal breezed to his 30th consecutive win on clay on Thursday. Nadal barely broke sweat in his 6-1 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi while Federer recovered from a break of serve in the first set to beat Czech Lukas Rosol 6-4 6-1. Champion Djokovic demolished Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0 6-1. …

  • Robson out of French, Wimbledon with injured wrist

    6 hours ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britain will be without its top female player at Wimbledon after Laura Robson announced she is having surgery on her injured left wrist. …