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Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win

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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points on Sunday to lead two-time defending NBA champions Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener

San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) makes an off-balance shot over Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, during the second half of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 90-85. AP

The San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan’s 27 points, rallied for a 90-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday to open their NBA playoff series.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?

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Manny Pacquiao. AP

Manny Pacquiao’s next fight won’t be at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. And chances are, it will be held outside the glitzy desert city.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Rain or Shine drops Ginebra in big hole

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Yeng Guiao’s faith in Wayne Chism finally paid off. The much-maligned Rain or Shine import played his best PBA game Sunday night, helping Paul Lee and the rest of the Elasto Painters plaster Barangay Ginebra, 105-101, in overtime, for the No. 4 spot in the Commissioner’s Cup playoffs at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Rain or Shine grabs No.4, sends Ginebra to 8th

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Chris Tui of Rain or Shine (dark) vs LA Tenorio of Ginebra (light).  PBA photo

Rain or Shine foiled Gabe Freeman’s Barangay Ginebra San Miguel debut with a 105-101 win in overtime to nail the No.4 seed in the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Nick Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk

Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes was hit with a 20-game suspension by the NBA for violation the league's anti-drug policy. AP

NBA players are warned at the start of every season about the dangers of nutritional supplements.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Teague scores 28 as Hawks soar past Pacers in Game 1

Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague shoots against Indiana Pacers' George Hill during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. AP

Atlanta’s Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers’ grand playoff plan.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Warriors beat Clippers in playoff opener

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, congratulates Steve Blake, center, as Klay Thompson looks on during a timeout in the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 109-105. AP

The Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 in their NBA playoff opener on Saturday. Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20, and Stephen Curry 14 for the Warriors, who trailed by 11 points to start the game before rallying in the [...]

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Rain or Shine, Ginebra clash for No. 6 spot

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Coach Yeng Guiao reacts after referee's call. PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

Rain or Shine, a finalist in the last two PBA conferences, and Barangay Ginebra, a side which its throng of diehards feel has underachieved in the same span, clash Sunday for the critical No. 6 spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Multimedia,PBA,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

‘Pacquiao a great ambassador for basketball’

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PBA Media Bureau head Willie Marcial said his office has been receiving calls and e-mails trying to confirm the veracity of a report that came out recently announcing that “People’s Champ” Manny Pacquiao will suit up for Columbia Autocar Corporation (Kia), one of the three new teams accepted by the league for the incoming season.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,Pacquiao Files,PBA,Professional,Section | Read More »

Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft

Duke's Rodney Hood reacts following a basket against North Carolina during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Duke won 93-81. AP

Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason

In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat players including LeBron James, top center, celebrate after Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship game against the San Antonio Spurs, in Miami.

LeBron James was walking down the hallway that the Miami Heat call ”Championship Alley” a few minutes after last season’s NBA Finals, when he decided the time was right to send a message.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds

In this June 13, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) passes between San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33), of France, and Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, during the second half at Game 4 of the NBA Finals, in San Antonio. A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

LeBron James and his Miami Heat teammates seek their third title in a row and fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals starting with their playoff opener Sunday against Charlotte.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

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