Monday, February 27, 2012

PBA to meet with Reyes, SBP

Source : Alfonso Ramirez, InterAKTV

DUBAI — PBA commissioner Chito Salud on Thursday said that he is looking forward to meeting with newly-designated SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team coach Chot Reyes, as well as officials of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, to find out what their plans are for the formation and development of the men’s basketball team that will compete in next year’s qualifier for the 2014 FIBA World Championships.

PBA : Ginebra signs Jackson Vroman to replace Chris Alexander

Jackson Vroman (right)
Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

Alexander the Great’s reign has come to an end.

Barangay Ginebra is replacing 7-foot import Chris Alexander, who led his team to the 2008 Fiesta Conference title, with Jackson Vroman, an athletic scoring forward who has played in the NBA and is a veteran of high-level Asian competition.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Derrick Rose lands big time deal with Adidas

Source : Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has secured one of the richest shoe endorsement deals in history, a package that could pay him more than $200 million across the remainder of his career, a source told Yahoo! Sports.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pacquiao's son urges him to fight Mayweather

Source : Larry Fine | Reuters thru Yahoo Philippines
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Besides the urgings of boxing fans around the world eager for Manny Pacquiao to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Pacman said on Thursday he was feeling pressure closer to home to settle the argument over who is the world's best pound-for-pound boxer.

Michael Jordan sues Chinese company Qiaodan Sports

Source : REUTERS

Basketball legend Michael Jordan has filed a lawsuit in China against a Chinese sportswear company, accusing the firm of unauthorized use of his name.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recipient and former Chicago Bulls star said on Thursday that Qiaodan Sports, a company located in the southern Fujian province, had built its business around his Chinese name and jersey number without his permission.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Petron revises trade offer : Al-Hussaini, Guevarra for Lassiter

Source : June Navarro Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA,Philippines—A new proposal is reportedly in the works as Powerade and Petron continue to work on a deal that will send rookie Marcio Lassiter to the Blazers, even as Tigers coach Bo Perasol hopes nobody from among his big-hearted wards will be dealt.

Chot Reyes and Jong Uichico upbeat about Smart Gilas

Chot Reyes
Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

Chot Reyes has every reason to be optimistic in his second tour of duty as coach of the Philippine national men’s basketball team.

[VIDEO]Pacquiao - Bradley Presser

Source : Top Rank Boxing
For those who want to watch the press conference of Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, here is is. Click to view the video.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pacquiao to Bradley : Be Ready

Source : Dino Maragay (

MANILA, Philippines – WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Timothy Bradley met face to face for the first time in a lighthearted video shoot to promote their upcoming bout on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Former NBA Top Pick Greg Oden undergoes 3rd microfracture surgery

Greg Oden
Source : ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—Greg Oden has suffered yet another setback with his troublesome knees.

The often-injured 7-foot center was undergoing a minor procedure Monday to clear out debris in his left knee in Vail, Colo., when the surgeon determined there was additional damage and performed microfracture surgery, the Portland Trail Blazers said.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Allen Iverson willing to play in D-League

Source :

With hopes of getting one last shot in the NBA, former All-Star and league MVP Allen Iverson is contemplating playing minor league basketball, according to a person close to the situation.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

D-Rose close on returning; Knicks sign JR Smith

Source : NBA on Yahoo Sports

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP)—Derrick Rose appears to be close to returning to the Chicago Bulls’ lineup after missing the past four games because of back spasms.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pacquiao to meet Jeremy Lin

Source : ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will get to meet fast-rising NBA star Jeremy Lin when the fighting congressman embarks on a coast-to-coast tour for his upcoming fight.

Lebron James not ruling out return to Cavs

Source : TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer thru Yahoo Sports

CLEVELAND (AP)—LeBron James could picture returning one day to the place where his NBA journey began.

Back in Cleveland.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Coca Cola keeping Powerade; Lassiter trade deferred

Source : June Navarro Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Coca-Cola has laid to rest all the rumors over the purported sale of its PBA franchise.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Five overseas meets for Gilas 2.0 scheduled

Source : June Navarro Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Five international tournaments have been scheduled for the national team Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is preparing for the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship, which stakes three slots in the Fiba World Championship two years from now in Spain.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pacquiao ponders retirement

Source : AKTV

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -– After bidding goodbye to his prized fighting cocks, Manila casino, and entertainment joint here several weeks ago, world boxing sensation and Sarangani representative Manny Pacquiao is now considering hanging up his boxing gloves for good in favor of his faith and “Bible-centered” life.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

It's official : Pacquiao to face Bradley on June 9th

Source : Lee Jimenez, InterAKTV

Signed, sealed and delivered.

Manny Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title against unbeaten American puncher Tim Bradley on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rajko Toroman in talks with SMC

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

Rajko Toroman won’t be the coach of the national team, but he isn’t saying goodbye to Philippine basketball just yet.

PBA Trade Rumor : Lassiter to Petron

Source : Nelson Beltran (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines - Prolific rookie Marcio Lassiter is on his way to Petron Blaze if persistent reports are true.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kenyon Martin draws interest from NBA contenders

Kenyon Martin is expected to decide by this weekend which NBA team he’ll join, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks have expressed interest in signing the veteran forward.

Mayweather- Cotto in May is on

Source : Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports

LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. made the only choice he could since being unable to land a fight with Manny Pacquiao, announcing at a Nevada Athletic Commission licensing hearing Wednesday that he would fight World Boxing Association super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden.