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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…

  • Hawks break Wizards' unbeaten spell to level series

    Hawks break Wizards' unbeaten spell to level series

    1 hour 45 minutes ago
    Hawks break Wizards' unbeaten spell to level series

    (The Sports Xchange) - Forward DeMarre Carroll led five double-figure scorers with 22 points as the Atlanta Hawks used an 11-2 run midway through the final quarter to pull away for 106-90 Game Two victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. After wilting late in Game One, the Eastern Conference top seeds remained solid all the way to the final buzzer to ensure their best-of-seven second-round playoff series will head to Washington tied up at 1-1. The Wizards, who rallied for a 104-98 …

  • Hawks bounce back, beat Wall-less Wizards in Game 2 to tie series 1-1

    55 minutes ago
    Hawks bounce back, beat Wall-less Wizards in Game 2 to tie series 1-1

    The Hawks got big nights from DeMarre Carroll, Al Horford and Paul Millsap to get even in their best-of-seven series. …

  • NBA: Hawks down Wizards to level series

    1 hour 52 minutes ago

    The top-seeded Atlanta Hawks downed the Washington Wizards 106-90 on Tuesday to even their NBA second-round playoff series at one game apiece. DeMarre Carroll led the Hawks with 20 points and Al Horford and Paul Millsap scored 18 apiece for Atlanta as they pulled level in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference set. Millsap and Horford combined for 11 assists, with Millsap pulling down a game-high 11 rebounds as the Hawks made the most of the injury absence of Wizards point guard John Wall. …

  • 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 …

  • Kvitova struggles again in Madrid but survives

    Kvitova struggles again in Madrid but survives

    15 hours ago
    Kvitova struggles again in Madrid but survives

    (Reuters) - Fourth seed Petra Kvitova's stuttering form continued at the Madrid Open as she reached the third round with a 6-4 2-6 6-3 win against CoCo Vandeweghe on Tuesday. Kvitova, also taken to three set by Olga Govortsova in the first round, broke in the eighth game when her opponent netted a forehand and she completed victory with a flourish. There were no alarms for defending champion Maria Sharapova as she crushed Colombia's Mariana Duque-Mariño 6-1 6-2. Former runner-up Victoria …

  • Serena on fast track to break record - Navratilova

    16 hours ago
    Serena on fast track to break record - Navratilova

    Serena Williams can break Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam singles despite being five short at an age when most players have retired, according to Martina Navratilova. American world number one Williams has bagged 19 singles slams, the most recent coming at this year's Australian Open. Logic suggests that, at 33, time is running out but Navratilova, who won 18 singles majors, believes the way Williams plays is key to her chances of reaching the milestone. "It's possible, given the …

  • Murray snaps claycourt jinx with first title in Munich

    Mon, May 4, 2015 10:59 PM PHT

    Andy Murray's preparations for the French Open gathered momentum as he claimed the first claycourt title of his career with a 7-6(4) 5-7 7-6(4) win over twice champion Philipp Kohlschreiber in the rain-delayed Munich Open final on Monday. It was the world number three's first title as a married man and under the guidance of new coach Jonas Bjorkman, who fired him on from the stands. "This was my first final on clay and to come out and play a match like that, I am very pleased to have won," …

  • 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. …

  • Pacquiao sued in U.S. for allegedly concealing injury

    Pacquiao sued in U.S. for allegedly concealing injury

    1 hour 33 minutes ago
    Pacquiao sued in U.S. for allegedly concealing injury

    Boxer Manny Pacquiao was sued in a U.S. court on Tuesday by two people who said they paid to watch him fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the "Fight of Century" but felt defrauded by Pacquiao's alleged failure to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury. The lawsuit was filed by Stephane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran in federal court in Nevada. Top Rank Inc, a promotions company that represents Pacquiao and that was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, did not immediately respond to a request for …

  • Will Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view record ever be broken?

    5 hours ago
    Will Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view record ever be broken?

    It may have been a lackluster fight, but the hype around Floyd Mayweather's fight with Manny Pacquiao was unrivaled. …

  • Mayweather open to rematch with Pacquiao: report

    6 hours ago
    Mayweather open to rematch with Pacquiao: report

    (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather added another wrinkle to the fallout of his fight against Manny Pacquiao by saying he would be open to a rematch after the Filipino southpaw recovers from shoulder surgery, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday. Mayweather has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract and has repeatedly said he intends to retire after a bout fight in September, although after Saturday's fight he told reporters that he is "human" and occasionally contradicts himself. "I will …

  • Juve's cut-price Tevez upstages Ronaldo, Bale

    Juve's cut-price Tevez upstages Ronaldo, Bale

    1 hour 55 minutes ago
    Juve's cut-price Tevez upstages Ronaldo, Bale

    By Brian Homewood TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Juventus spent about 12 million euros (9 million pounds) to sign Carlos Tevez, a fraction of what Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, yet it was the Argentine who called the shots in their Champions League clash on Tuesday. Tevez, who has been playing some of the best football of his career and is leading Serie A scorer with 20 goals, gave another inspiring performance as he tipped the first leg of the semi-final in Juventus's …

  • Arrested TV crew had no permits, say Qataris

    10 hours ago
    Arrested TV crew had no permits, say Qataris

    Qatari authorities say they arrested a German television crew for filming a documentary without permission, not because of corruption allegations or the building conditions for the 2022 World Cup it exposed. "Sold Football - Sepp Blatter and the power of FIFA" was screened on Monday by German broadcaster ARD and highlights harsh conditions facing migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar. A FIFA executive committee member tells the documentary that around the time the World Cup was awarded a …

  • No Oscar for Brazil at Copa

    12 hours ago
    No Oscar for Brazil at Copa

    Brazil coach Dunga on Tuesday unveiled a squad shorn through injury of Chelsea's Oscar for the Copa America in Chile as the five-times world champions look to return to winning ways after last year's World Cup failure. Having succeeded Luiz Felipe Scolari after the World Cup 10 months ago, Dunga is out to repair the image of a team whose morale was shattered by their semi-final loss to Germany. After those twin reverses Brazil now must rebuild far from the madding home crowds and under 1994 …

  • UFC restructures its Hall of Fame, creates four distinct wings for induction

    UFC restructures its Hall of Fame, creates four distinct wings for induction

    10 hours ago
    UFC restructures its Hall of Fame, creates four distinct wings for induction

    The announcement of the newest class of inductees will come on July 11, but the entire face of it will be changed significantly. …

  • Manager says Jon Jones may not fight in UFC again

    Tue, May 5, 2015 8:00 AM PHT
    Manager says Jon Jones may not fight in UFC again

    Malki Kawa thinks 'Bones' will go down as the greatest fighter ever even if he doesn't fight again. …

  • Analysis: Back in spotlight, boxers fighting to stay there

    Mon, May 4, 2015 10:37 AM PHT
    Analysis: Back in spotlight, boxers fighting to stay there

    By Steve Keating LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Boxing was back in the headlines on Sunday, basking in the buzz generated by Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s win over Manny Pacquiao in a title fight watched ringside by A-listers and high rollers and millions more around the world on pay-per-view. A smiling Mayweather exited the MGM Grand Garden Arena late Saturday night flashing a $100 million cheque, the first installment of perhaps a $200 million payday from what could be the top grossing prize fight of …