Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bradley now a front runner for next Pacquiao bout

Source : ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA, Philippines – Undefeated junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. is now the most likely opponent for Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao when he returns to the ring on June 9.

Mike Tyson to be inducted in WWE Hall of Fame

Source : Steve Cofield | Boxing Yahoo Sports

"The Baddest Man on the Planet" never donned wrestling tights, but Mike Tyson made an impact during several appearances for the WWE.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Arum to pick next Pacquiao opponent

Source : Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao will fight anybody Bob Arum puts in front of him.

“Kahit sino. Basta boxer (Anybody. As long as he’s a boxer),” said Pacquiao, who must have gotten sick and tired of all the talks surrounding a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

PBA Finals : Powerade extends series to a game 5

Source : AKTV

Powerade survived a series of costly miscues in the final four minutes and held on for a dramatic 100-97 win in Game Four against Talk ‘N Text to stay alive in the PBA Philippine Cup finals Friday night at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cotto won't fight Pacquiao at 147

Source : ABS CBN News Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Puerto Rican boxing star Miguel Cotto will not fight Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao if the bout is held at 147-pounds.

Love, Gallinari signs extension with teams

Source : JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer Yahoo Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—Kevin Love watched friends Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook sign five-year extensions this season and was ready to do the same with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NBA Daily Zap & Top 10 Plays

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson praises Filipinos; calls Pacquiao "greatest"

Source : ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood actor and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson expressed his love for Filipinos at the press junket for the film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”

Arum to meet Cotto representatives

Source : ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank chief executive officer Bob Arum confirmed that no agreement has been reached for a potential rematch between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto.

SBP Director Sonny Barrios : Smart Araneta can be a venue for FIBA Asia

Source : June Navarro Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas wants the Smart Araneta Coliseum to be the venue of the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship if the country wins hosting rights for the world championship qualifier.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Konz : Mayweather still an option

Source : Lem Satterfield, The Ring Magazine

Michael Koncz, the advisor to WBO welterweight beltholder Manny Pacquiao, told RingTV.com on Monday that he is in Las Vegas to speak with Top Rank Inc. CEO Bob Arum about Pacquiao's next opponent.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Celtics would consider trading big three

Source : Gary Washburn, Globe Staff

Celtics vice president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said today he would consider a major move involving the Big Three if it would help foster the team's transition to the next era.

Higanteng Magilas to train big Filipino PG's

Source : Jasmine W. Payo Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Only 13 years old, basketeer Stephen Jimenez already stands at 6-foot-3.

Although a natural choice to play center, the “Higanteng Magilas” program aims to convert Jimenez into a point guard.

Pacquiao to Mayweather : Take it or leave it

Source : Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao won’t take anything less than 50 percent even if it means the sudden death of the latest talks of a superfight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

NBA Quick Highlights and top plays for Sunday's games

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PBA Trade Rumor : Raymundo to Ginebra

Source : Reynaldo Belen, AKTV

If plans come to fruition, versatile big man Kerby Raymundo could be wearing a Ginebra uniform when the PBA Commissioner’s Cup starts next month.

ABL : Beermen beat Patriots

Source : AKTV

The expansion San Miguel Beermen posted their first win in the ASEAN Basketball League, defeating the AirAsia Philippine Patriots, 78-70, Saturday in a battle of two Filipino teams at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

PBA Finals : Talk and Text take game 1

Source : ATKV

Talk ‘N Text encountered little trouble in dispatching a JVee Casio-less Powerade side, 116-100, in Game One of the best-of-seven finals of the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup Friday night at Davao del Sur Cultural Sports Business Center in Digos City.

Pacquiao bares details on Mayweather phone call; does not agree on 50-50

Source : Dennis Gasgona, ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA, Philippines – Fighting congressman Manny Pacquiao said his short phone conversation with Floyd Mayweather Jr. covered two important points about their mega-fight: the revenue split and the fight date.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mayweather renews Pacquiao challenge on Twitter

Source : GMA News

American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Wednesday (Manila time) renewed his challenge to Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao to face him in the ring on May 5.

In a series of posts on his Twitter account, the controversial Mayweather promised to give Pacquiao an "ass-whooping."
"I'm ready to fight Pacquiao 5/5/12...  Bob Arum know the date can't change, I have my guarantee... call Schaefer & Al and stop lying to the public," he said.

Schaefer refers to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who has represented Mayweather in past fights. Al, on the other hand, likely refers to Al Haymon, Mayweather's manager. 
He also noted that while Jan. 16 was the birth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jan. 17 is the birthday of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, "May 5th is Pacquiao ass whooping day."
On the other hand, Mayweather questioned critics who said at first that he was ducking the fight, and now saying he is begging for it.
"First They say I'm Ducking the Fight. But now it seems like I'm begging for the fight.. What is going on?" he said.
Last week, Mayweather challenged Pacquiao to a May 5 bout, but Bob Arum, Top Rank Promotions chairman and promoter of Pacquiao, expressed his desire for the fight to take place in an outdoor arena in Las Vegas, built for the sole purpose of the fight.

Such an arena would not be finished in time for Mayweather's May 5 fight date, but could raise as much as $30 million dollars more in revenue. 
Another issue preventing the fight from happening is the split of the revenue. In an interview with GMA News, Pacquiao expressed a desire for a 50-50 split of the purse, saying that if Mayweather agreed to that stipulation, "there will be no problem." 
Arum returned to the United States last Saturday, after spending less than a week with Pacquiao in the Philippines. The two have allegedly reached an agreement as to who Pacquiao's next opponent will be, though Arum has yet to disclose that information

Arum : Mayweather is Plan A for Pacquiao

Source : Roy Luarca Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Revered promoter Bob Arum made it clear Monday—Manny Pacquiao’s priority for his next fight is Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Smart Gilas V2.0 could include previous Gilas members

Source : June Navarro Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—It doesn’t look like the Smart Gilas Pilipinas national team will be a complete reboot.
Version 2 of the national program could have carryovers from the previous Smart Gilas squad if Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Renauld “Sonny” Barrios has his way.

Michael Jordan believes Kobe Bryant is worthy of comparison

Source : JEREMY LYNN CSN Chicago

Kobe Bryant has heard the comparisons to Michael Jordan for several years, and he's drawn close in championships with five to Jordan's six.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pacquiao has not made a choice

Source : Ronnie Nathanielsz

Despite indications that pound for pound king Pacquiao had chosen WBO light middleweight champion Miguel Cotto for his next fight on June 9, Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz insists “we have not made a decision.”
Kocz said “we are not rushing.”

PBA Semis : two Game 7's on Wednesday

Source : Nelson Beltran (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines - Jimmy Alapag played like the real MVP and defending champion Talk n Text survived a second do-or-die game, thwarting Petron Blaze, 111-108, to force a sudden death in their PBA Philippine Cup Final Four showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night.

Chris Bosh : Dwyane Wade should be Heat's closer

Dwyane Wade
Source : Eric Freeman | Ball Don't Lie

Ever since "The Decision," the basketball cognoscenti have argued over who should take over in crunch time for the Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade has proven his mettle in the closing moments of games many times, as has LeBron James, even if people don't always like to admit it. However, there are expectations for LeBron as a once-in-a-generation talent, and any situation in which he doesn't take over down the stretch reflects poorly on him for much of the basketball-watching public.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

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Mayweather : I want nobody else but Pacquiao

Source : ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. made it clear that he only wants to fight one boxer, and that’s Manny Pacquiao.

ABL : Philippine Patriots beat Bangkok Cobras in opener

Aldrech Ramos
Source : Asean Basketball League

The AirAsia Philippine Patriots started their AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League season 3 campaign with a convincing 86-58 win over newcomers Bangkok Cobras. Patriots import Nakiea Miller proved to be far too much for the Cobras and last year’s best import had a monster double-double with 24 points and 18 rebounds. Anthony Johnson added a further 17 pts for the Patriots while Bruce Brown was the Cobras’ leading scorer with 11 points.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Shopinas.com Clickers to be renamed Air21

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

Pending the approval of the PBA, Air 21 may find itself back in the pro league, with the brand being carried by the Shopinas.com franchise.

Rasheed Wallace wants a comeback

Source : Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

Rasheed Wallace is contemplating a comeback to the NBA, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Wallace, who retired after 15 seasons in 2010, has been working out and probing some close league friends about possible destinations to sign for the rest of the season, sources said.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jong Uichico reportedly joining Smart Gilas

Source : Nelson Beltran (philstar.com)

MANILA, Philippines – Joseph “Jong” Uichico, the eight-time PBA champion coach who steered the national team to fourth place in the 2002 Busan Asian Games, is leaving the SMC Group to join the Smart Gilas Pilipinas pool of coaches.

Michael Jordan was not cut from highschool team?

Source : Ball Don't Lie, Yahoo Sports

It's the "story" of legend, even if the story was always a fictional tale. Michael Jordan, regarded for over a decade to be the best basketball player ever, was supposedly "cut" from his high school basketball team during his sophomore year.

Pacquiao responds to Mayweather's recent challenge

Source : ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is stepping up to Floyd Mayweather Jnr's challenge, saying he is willing to fight the undefeated American boxer at the end of May.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

NBA Quick Highlights and results

Check out who won today in the NBA. One team got it's streak snapped.

Dwight Howard does not expect trade this season at all

Source : Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Dwight Howard thinks he’ll represent the Orlando Magic at this year’s All-Star Game in Orlando – and he doubts he’ll be switching uniforms at all this season in spite of his desire to be traded.

Mavs pay a visit to the White House ; Adds Yi to their line up

Source : MARK S. SMITH, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP)—President Barack Obama saluted Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks on Monday as NBA champions who staged a season-ending charge to beat LeBron James and the vaunted Miami Heat and claim their first title with a “heart that’s the size of Texas.”

Monday, January 9, 2012

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Azkals Alyansa face Madrid team today

.Source : Cedelf P. Tupas Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—It will be one of those days when the “Beautiful Game” means so much more.

Hoping to help raise funds for victims of a recent natural disaster, the finest football talents in the country join forces to battle Spanish side Internacionale de Madrid Saturday in a charity match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Judge delays Mayweather jail time

Source : Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports

Even a startling decision by a Las Vegas judge Friday to permit Floyd Mayweather Jr. to put off his jail sentence until June won’t help set the stage for a long-awaited showdown with Manny Pacquiao.

Friday, January 6, 2012

NBA Quick Highlights and results

Four Games on the NBA schedule. One game is a classic. Check out who won that game.

Kings fire Coach Westphal

Cousins (left) and Westphal (right)
did not get along 
Source : Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Determined to give their young team a fresh voice before another season is lost, the Sacramento Kings named Keith Smart to replace fired coach Paul Westphal.

Golden State Warriors' aggressively pursuing Dwight Howard

Source : Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

As the Orlando Magic consider deals for Dwight Howard, the Golden State Warriors have emerged as aggressive suitors for the NBA’s best center, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

David Beckham staying with LA Galaxy

Source : Martin Rogers, Yahoo! Sports

LOS ANGELES – Given how David Beckham’s career has gone, it was only appropriate that the wrangling over what may be his final contract involved some twists and turns before culminating with a Hollywood (well, close anyway) ending.

NBA Highlights for the day

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Highlights of the 6 game schedule of the NBA.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

NBA Quick Highlights and results

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A quick look of the 10 game NBA schedule. See who won today.

"Azkals Alyansa" vs. Internacional de Madrid on Saturday

Source : Cedelf P. Tupas Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—National team veterans Chieffy Caligdong and Phil and James Younghusband will spearhead the squad that will face Spanish side Internacional de Madrid at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Saturday in a charity match that will benefit victims of Typhoon Sendong.

SI Analyst : Manny Pacquiao to lose in 2012

Source : Chris Mannix SI.com
Manny Pacquiao will lose ... to Juan Manuel Marquez.

Manu Ginobili out indefinitely with broken left hand

Source : Yahoo Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has broken his left hand against Minnesota and is out indefinitely.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

NBA quick highlights and results [New Year's Eve games]

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New Year's eve games in the NBA. Click to see the results.