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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…

  • Ginebra starts rebuilding, may also trade LA

    21 hours ago

    Barangay Ginebra San Miguel yesterday traded Dylan Ababou and James Forrester to Barako Bull yesterday in a move that is seen as the start of the team’s revamp under new coach Frankie Lim. Ababou and Forrester, two of Ginebra’s seldom-used players, were shipped in exchange for Barako’s first round pick in this year’s draft, a day after reports surfaced that Lim was given the nod of approval by San Miguel Corporation management to take over the underachieving Kings. In fact, even Ginebra’s …

  • Experience gives us edge – Guiao

    Tue, Mar 31, 2015 8:05 AM PHT

    Except for the experience of playing in the semifinals many times, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters don’t see any advantage against the Meralco Bolts when they start their best-of-five showdown in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. [caption id="attachment_257229" align="alignright" width="188"] Meralco’s Cliff Hodge tries to dunk the ball against NLEX’s Al Thornton during their PBA quarterfinal match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Sunday. The Bolts won in …

  • Lim to be named Ginebra coach

    Mon, Mar 30, 2015 11:59 PM PHT

    Barangay Ginebra San Miguel yesterday fired Ato Agustin as coach of the popular ball club and is expected to name former San Beda mentor Frankie Lim to handle the team in the season-ending PBA Governors’ Cup. A source confirmed yesterday that Lim, who is Ginebra’s assistant coach, will handle the team when it begins training on Monday for the Governors’ Cup. Lim will be Ginebra’s 11th coach and fifth since the team captured its last title in the 2008 Fiesta Conference under Jong Uichico. …

  • Djokovic survives Miami scare; Murray claims 500th win

    Djokovic survives Miami scare; Murray claims 500th win

    12 hours ago
    Djokovic survives Miami scare; Murray claims 500th win

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare from Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tuesday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals while Andy Murray won the 500th match of his career to reach the last eight. Djokovic was made to work for his 7-6(3) 7-5 6-0 win over world number 65 Dolgopolov. Having seen his chance of an upset slip through his hands, Dolgopolov faded quickly and badly dropped the third set where a dominant Djokovic won 24 of 27 points. World …

  • Venus falls to Suarez Navarro, Petkovic into Miami semis

    14 hours ago
    Venus falls to Suarez Navarro, Petkovic into Miami semis

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro came back from a dreadful first set to defeat three-times Miami Open champion Venus Williams 0-6 6-1 7-5 at Key Biscayne on Tuesday and set up a semi-final clash with Germany's ninth seed Andrea Petkovic. Petkovic booked her place in the last four after a 6-4 6-2 win over 14th seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova. Suddenly regaining her confidence Suarez Navarro won the first four games and went on to take the second set 6-1. The third …

  • Petkovic into Miami semis after beating Pliskova

    19 hours ago
    Petkovic into Miami semis after beating Pliskova

    Germany's Andrea Petkovic booked her place in the semi-finals at the Miami Open after a 6-4 6-2 win over 14th seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova on Tuesday. Petkovic made a blistering start, going up 4-1 in the first set but the 23-year-old Pliskova powered her way back to 4-4 and then had three break points - all of which the German saved. Petkovic, the 2011 Miami semi-finalist, won the next five games and wrapped up the match in one hour 13 minutes. …

  • 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. …

  • U.S. senators urge FIFA not to let Russia host World Cup 2018

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    A group of U.S. senators has written to the international soccer association FIFA, urging it to consider removing Russia as host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup because of its role in the Ukraine crisis and occupation of Crimea. In a letter dated Tuesday and released on Wednesday, the 13 Democratic and Republican U.S. lawmakers said they "strongly encourage" the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to move the global competition. "Allowing Russia to host the FIFA World Cup …

  • UEFA take fight against TPO to European Commission

    17 hours ago
    UEFA take fight against TPO to European Commission

    UEFA and international players' union FIFPro have lodged a complaint with the European Commission questioning the legality of third-party player ownership, known as TPO, European football's governing body announced on Wednesday. "Third-party player ownership is a kind of modern slavery, where you see players belonging to investment funds, or other, generally unidentified, corporate entities," UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said. "Clearly, this is not something that can be accepted by …

  • Townsend steals Kane limelight as England hold Italy

    19 hours ago
    Townsend steals Kane limelight as England hold Italy

    Tottenham winger Andros Townsend came off the bench to steal the limelight from club-mate Harry Kane with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin on Tuesday. England manager Roy Hodgson was forced to hand Spurs sensation Kane his full debut alongside Wayne Rooney due to injuries to both Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck. …