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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…

  • Next PBA chief’s job to be less taxing

    23 hours ago

    The PBA Board of Governors has decided minimize the work load of the commissioner finding his tasks as too taxing such as attending all PBA and D-League games, reviewing game tapes during controversies, handing down fines and penalties while attending to the various significant matters in the office. In a meeting yesterday to discuss the criteria in selecting the next PBA commissioner to succeed lawyer Chito Salud, who tendered his resignation effective end of the current season, the board …

  • Kia giant makes difference

    23 hours ago

    Talk ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico feels there is nothing special about expansion club Kia except for one guy and it’s not Manny Pacquiao. Puerto Rican import PJ Ramos, who has been a dominating presence inside the paint for the Carnival, was singled out by the multi-awarded Uichico as the reason behind Kia’s recent success. “He’s not just a tall guy, he’s big,” said Uichico of the 7-foot-3 Ramos, who struck hard for Kia with 24 points, 25 rebounds and nine assists. “It’s okay if he was just …

  • Pacquiao’s assassins shock Tropang Texters

    Thu, Feb 26, 2015 8:05 AM PHT

    Games Tomorrow (Smart Araneta Coliseum)4:15 p.m. – Barako Bull vs Rain or Shine7 p.m. – Meralco vs NLEXThe assassins of Manny Pacquiao struck again last night.After knocking down two champion teams this conference, Kia added perennial contender Talk ’N Text to its list of victims after hacking out a nail-biting 106-103 win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sophomore forward Hyram Bagatsing and veteran guard Leo Avenido played key roles in the second half for …

  • Federer trounces teenager Coric in Dubai semi-finals

    Federer trounces teenager Coric in Dubai semi-finals

    1 hour 31 minutes ago
    Federer trounces teenager Coric in Dubai semi-finals

    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Roger Federer trounced Croatian teenager Borna Coric 6-2 6-1 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a potential final showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic. Federer may have failed to win a grand slam title since triumphing at Wimbledon in 2012 but he remains a formidable competitor as Coric discovered in their semi-final. The 18-year-old, who last year became the youngest player to crack the top 100 since Rafa Nadal burst through in 2003, had …

  • Defending champ Federer beats Coric to make Dubai final

    2 hours 33 minutes ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer moved back into the Dubai Championships final with a 6-2, 6-1 win over lucky loser Borna Coric on Friday. …

  • Top-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals

    7 hours ago
    Top-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals. …

  • 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's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:28 PM PHT
    Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favourite Floyd Mayweather in history's richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet's top "pound-for-pound" boxer crown. Otherwise he might fight me toe-to-toe." The Philippines is in the throes of "Pacmania" as the 36-year-old, dubbed "The National Fist" by local media, is set to fly to the United States to train for the May 2 Las Vegas bout. The 38-year-old Mayweather, tipped as the favourite by …

  • Boxing: Pacquiao's Mayweather tactic? 'Use my left and right'

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:22 PM PHT

    Underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favourite Floyd Mayweather in history's richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet's top "pound-for-pound" boxer crown. Otherwise he might fight me toe-to-toe." The Philippines is in the throes of "Pacmania" as the 36-year-old, dubbed "The National Fist" by local media, is set to fly to the United States to train for the May 2 Las Vegas bout. The 38-year-old Mayweather, tipped as the favourite by …

  • Roach thinks Pacquiao could knock out slower Mayweather

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 12:20 PM PHT
    Roach thinks Pacquiao could knock out slower Mayweather

    Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer during his ascent to the top of the boxing world, think that his ward has enough not just to beat Floyd Mayweather but knock him out. …

  • Blatter says no Christmas World Cup final in 2022

    Blatter says no Christmas World Cup final in 2022

    28 minutes ago
    Blatter says no Christmas World Cup final in 2022

    FIFA leader Sepp Blatter said Friday that the 2022 World Cup final would not be held two days before Christmas but also ruled out paying compensation to European clubs for the winter tournament. The governing body's hints that the final of the Qatar tournament could be played on December 23, 2022 caused a backlash, particularly from British football leaders. A FIFA task force on World Cup dates said the Qatar tournament had to be held in November-December because of the baking summer …

  • Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

    33 minutes ago
    Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

    LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press. …

  • Soccer great Ronaldinho may help unlock media elite for Mexican magnate

    35 minutes ago
    Soccer great Ronaldinho may help unlock media elite for Mexican magnate

    By Gabriel Stargardter QUERETARO, Mexico (Reuters) - When Brazilian soccer superstar Ronaldinho signed for struggling Mexican team Queretaro in September, Olegario Vazquez Aldir, the club's new owner, took a step closer to becoming the country's next media mogul. Although Ronaldinho, a two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, is well past his best, he is still one of the glitziest footballers ever to play in Mexico and signing him for $2 million a year was a coup for Vazquez Aldir as he uses …