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All-Star weekend a breather for players

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The annual All-Star Week of the PBA is not just for the fans, the players themselves take this time to also have a good time amongst themselves.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Guevarra, Melton new slam dunk kings

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Using terrific spring and a lot of creativity, Rey Guevarra, a veteran seeking his place in the PBA, and Fil-Am rookie Justin Melton both immortalized themselves in the annals of the All-Star Week festivities.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Seaoil National Finals, All-Star game set for March 6-9

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Program director Eric Altamirano (middle) poses for a picture with the country's top young basketball players, who will strut their stuff in the All-Star game on March 9. Contributed Photo

Expect nip-and-tuck competition when the country’s best high school teams slug it out in the 2014 Seaoil National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) League National Finals from March 6-9 at the Meralco Gym and Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Drummond named MVP as Team Hill beats Team Webber in Rising Stars

Team Hill's Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons (0) dunks the ball against Team Webber's Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans during the Rising Star NBA All Star Challenge Basketball game, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in New Orleans. AP

Andre Drummond had 30 points and a Rising Stars Challenge-record 25 rebounds, leading Team Hill to a 142-136 victory over Team Webber on Friday night.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

James, Durant arrive at All-Star as NBA’s 1A, 1B

The Miami Heat's LeBron James speaks with reporters during the NBA All Star basketball news conference, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in New Orleans. AP

With the first pick in the 2014 NBA All-Star fantasy draft… ”I’d go with LeBron,” Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan said.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas top fare in PBA All-Star tiff

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Gilas Pilipinas will play as a team again for the first time since its dramatic and historic silver-medal finish in the Fiba Asia last year when the Nationals take part in the PBA’s Annual All Star Game in April.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Terrence Ross beats Jeremy Evans in NBA Dunk Contest

Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors goes up during the dunk contest at NBA basketball All-Star Saturday Night, Feb. 16, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Terrence Ross had to settle his nerves at the start of the All-Star dunk contest. By the end, he was calming down a ball boy he needed as a prop for his winning slam.

The 6-foot-6 Toronto rookie leapfrogged Michael Costolo, the son of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, whipped the ball between his legs and hammered home a one-handed dunk to beat defending champion Jeremy Evans in the climax to All-Star Saturday.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Faried shines in Rising Stars game

Team Chuck's Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets dunks as Team Shaq's Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game at NBA All-Star Weekend, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Houston. AP

Kenneth Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds and entertained the crowd at the end with a series of dunks, leading Team Chuck to a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Different looks for Heat, Lakers at All-Star break

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives against Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Miami. AP

If Kobe Bryant’s season seems tough, imagine what Dwyane Wade went through five years ago.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Magic beat Clippers 104-101 to end 10-game skid

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J.J. Redick gave Orlando its first lead on a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left, Arron Afflalo tied his season high with 30 points, and the Magic beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-101 on Saturday to snap a 10-game skid.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Red Sox get All-Star closer Hanrahan from Pirates

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In this July 7, 2012, photo, Pittsburgh Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Pittsburgh. A person familiar with the talks says the Pirates and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a trade that would send Hanrahan to Boston for a handful of prospects. Pittsburgh would ship Hanrahan and another player to the Red Sox in exchange for four players, (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Red Sox have acquired All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a six-player deal.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Mavs’ Nowitzki still unsure when he will play

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DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki says he is still about two weeks away from getting back on the court to start running and shooting. He’s not sure how long after that it will be before he makes his NBA season debut for the Dallas Mavericks. The perennial All-Star forward is recovering from knee surgery. He says [...]

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Ortiz, Red Sox finalize $26 million, 2-year deal

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BOSTON — David Ortiz, the face of the Red Sox since helping Boston end an 86-year World Series drought in 2004, has finalized a $26 million, two-year contract. The soon-to-be 37-year old Ortiz attended a Fenway Park news conference Monday to announce the agreement, which includes bonuses that could raise the value to $30 million. [...]

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Baseball,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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