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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 »

Hopkins, 49, seeks win for the ageless

US boxer Bernard Hopkins gives the thumbs up during a press conference in Washington on April 17, 2014 ahead of his light heavyweight unification title fight against Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan on April 19. Hopkins, already boxing's oldest-ever world champion at 49, is looking to keep rewriting the record books when he faces Shumenov. AFP

Nine months shy of his 50th birthday, Bernard Hopkins will try to become the oldest boxer to unify world titles when he faces Kazakhstan’s Beibut Shumenov on Saturday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Vietnam says it will not host Asian Games

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Vietnam said Thursday it had decided against hosting the 2019 Asian Games for financial reasons, and was exploring procedures to withdraw from staging the region’s largest sporting event.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nadal passes clay landmark with 300th victory

Rafael Nadal of Spain, acknowledges applause after defeating Andreas Seppi of Italy during their third round match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Thursday, April 17, 2014. AP

Top seed Rafael Nadal finished with a clean ace on match point to seal his 300th career victory on clay and advance into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover

Stanislas Wawrinka AP

Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka earned a free trip into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday when Spain’s Nicolas Almagro retired before their third-round match with a foot injury.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Pacquiao wins unanimous decision vs Bradley to reclaim WBO title

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Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines acknowledges the crowd just after his unanimous decision victory over Timothy Bradley during their WBO World Welterweight championship boxing match, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. AP

Revenge was served, and it was cold. Manny Pacquiao won a 12-round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley on Saturday to avenge his controversial 2012 loss to the previously unbeaten American.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

NBA: Hawks beat Heat to clinch playoff spot

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) is defended by Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Atlanta. AP

The Atlanta Hawks clinched the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference Saturday as Jeff Teague scored 25 points in a 98-85 win over the defending champion Miami Heat.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Pacquiao, Bradley seek to erase doubts

In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, boxer Manny Pacquiao, of the Phillipines, left, poses for a photo with current WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley of Indio, Ca., during a press conference in New York. Bradley believes former pound-for-pound king Pacquiao has lost his competitive fire heading into Saturday's, April 12, 2014 welterweight rematch in Las Vegas. AP

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley go into their welterweight world title rematch on Saturday in Las Vegas aiming to lay the ghost of their polarizing first contest.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Cotto eager to extend ring legacy

In this Nov. 27, 2012, file photo, Miguel Cotto, of Puerto Rico, cools down after a boxing workout at Gleason's Gym in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

The chance to make boxing history was the main lure for Miguel Cotto in choosing to challenge Sergio Martinez for the World Boxing Council middleweight world title on June 7.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Section | Read More »

Pacquiao, Bradley make weight for grudge match

Manny Pacquiao, left, and Timothy Bradley pose for photos following a weigh-in for their WBO welterweight championship boxing match Friday, April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas. AP

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley made the weight Friday for a welterweight world title rematch that has both fighters aiming to lay the ghost of their polarizing first contest.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pacquiao eager for decisive win in Bradley rematch

Manny Pacquiao is shown training with coach Freddie Roach Wednesday April 2, 2014 at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Timothy Bradley April 12 in a WBO Welterweight title bout. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Manny Pacquiao wants a decisive victory over Timothy Bradley in their eagerly anticipated welterweight world title rematch Saturday in Las Vegas as he bids to avenge a controversial loss two years ago.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Pacquiao Files,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Arum targets Chinese fight fans with new TV show

Bob Arum. AP FILE PHOTO

Promoter Bob Arum is continuing his push to build pro boxing’s profile in China with a weekly television program devoted to the Sweet Science that will begin airing there in May.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pre-season games set for 5 cities worldwide

NBA commissioner Adam Silver. AFP FILE PHOTO

The NBA will play pre-season games in five cities around the world next October, the league said Thursday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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