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Former U of L basketball player Chris Jones accused of rape

Louisville - Chris Jones, the University of Louisville's starting point guard who was recently dismissed from the team, is now facing rape and sodomy charges and is being held on $25,000 bond.

Manny Pacquiao leads Kia Carnival to third PBA victory

Kia Carnival (formerly Kia Sorento) playing coach Manny Pacquiao led his team to its third victory in the 40th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.

Mayweather shows off basketball skill after Pacquiao breaks score

It could have been a coincidence, but Floyd Mayweather was seen playing basketball less than a day after Manny Pacquiao scored his first point as a professional basketball player in the 40th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Wednesday.

Ex-NBA player Daniel Orton says Pacquiao is a 'basketball joke'

Former NBA player Daniel Orton, who played for the Orlando Magic from 2010 to 2012, said Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao is "a professional basketball joke" after his new team Purefoods Hotshots lost to Pacquiao's team Kia Carnivals Wednesday night.

Manny Pacquiao scores first point as playing coach of Kia

Kia Carnival Playing Coach Manny Pacquiao scored his first point as a professional basketball player of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), leading his team to its second victory in the 40th season of the league.

Op-Ed: Zach Lavine brought back artistry to the NBA Slam Dunk contest

The Sprite Slam Dunk competition during the NBA All-Star Weekend is usually a pale comparison of what it was during the Vince Carter era. But the Timberwolves' Zach Lavine just brought us back to those glory years with his stunning dunks.

Pacquiao to start training for next fight with or without Floyd

Barely a week after returning to the Philippines from a three-week visit to the US, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is set to start training for his next fight with or without Floyd Mayweather in mind.

Raptors All-Star Kyle Lowry signs first Canadian endorsement Special

At a press conference for his first Canadian endorsement, with athletic apparel company Sport Chek, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry spoke about his youth, his long-term contract with the Toronto, and his first all-star appearance coming next week.

What Pacquiao gave as a gift to Obama in his Washington DC visit

In his second visit to the White House, Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao presented to President Barack Obama a boxing-inspired painting as his gift on the occasion of the 63rd annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

Pacquiao to join National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will be in Washington DC next week to join the National Prayer Breakfast with President Barack Obama and other heads of state including the Dalai Lama.

Op-Ed: Did Bob Arum step aside to allow Mayweather's access to Pacquiao?

Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum was absent when Floyd Mayweather talked with Manny Pacquiao during the break of the Miami Heat-Milwaaukee Bucks game at the American Arena in Florida Tuesday and speculations are high that the meeting had the blessing of Arum.

Mayweather, Pacquiao talk briefly at ringside of Miami Heat game

After more than five years of exchanging pleasantries (or trash talk?) with each other, unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao have finally met and talked ringside at the Miami Heat game in Florida Tuesday.

Klay Thompson breaks NBA record

The Golden State Warriors' shooting guard Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for most points scored in a quarter with 37 points Friday night.

Watch the weirdest wildest NBA circus shot you'll ever see

Last night, with .2 seconds on the shot clock, the Utah Jazz's Trevor Booker made jaws drop around the world with the most shocking circus shot you'll ever see.

Watch this incredible Aqib Talib one-handed interception TD

Early in the first quarter of the Monday Night Football clash between the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals, Broncos corner Aqib Talib make a stunning highlight play by catching an interception with one hand...and then running for a touchdown.

True survivor Ray Johnston talks country music Special

Digital Journal chats to the very positive-minded leader of the Ray Johnston Band about his recently released new album, the excellent No Bad Days.

Make or break battle for Manny Pacquiao

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is facing a "make or break" battle, this time not in the boxing ring but in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) hard court when his Kia team team battles Meralco Bolts Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Back to basketball for Manny Pacquiao after UD win over Algieri

Barely three days after trashing Chris Algieri before a sellout crowd at the Cotai Arena in Macau on Sunday (local time), WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is back to basketball as he suits up the Kia Sorento colors as playing coach on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: What have we learned in the NBA so far this season?

With the 2014-15 NBA season passing the ten game mark, it's time to look back and ask: what have we learned so far? Here are five lessons for the season.

College hoops team cancels season amid scandal allegations

A community college in upstate New York has canceled its men's basketball season amid a scandal involving fraudulent transcripts.

NBA players explain financial reason why no one wants to come off the bench

NBA championship contenders frequently have a starting-five caliber player come off the bench to lead their second unit.

LeBron after double-digit loss: Rebuilding Cavs a 'process'

Cleveland - It's been an up-and-down debut thus far for the finest basketball player in the modern era as he seeks to rebuild the fledgling franchise and deliver a championship to the rust belt hometown he once spurned for South Beach.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao needs basketball to sustain soaring popularity

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao will soon retire from boxing as old age is fast catching up to him, and in order to sustain his popularity in the sport, he needs to get himself involved in basketball, the Philippines' top-rated sport

Op-Ed: Ex-NBA star getting Paleo dieters off the bench and into the game

Mike Doleac is one of those rare breeds. The kind of person who can see the possibilities on a basketball court, but also the potentialities in other life pursuits.

Op-Ed: Toronto Raptors 2014 season preview

Toronto - When the final 6.2 seconds of the Toronto Raptors 2013-2014 NBA season wound down fans were left with an all too familiar feeling – heartbreak.

Op-Ed: Best time for Manny Pacquiao to play basketball

Public clamor for boxing star Manny Pacquiao to refrain from playing basketball while under contract to do a boxing fight has subsided a bit following his pro debut as playing coach for Kia Sorento last Oct.19, when he played basketball for six minutes.

Kia Sorento wins pro basketball debut with Pacquiao as coach

Kia Sorento, the newest member of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) under playing coach Manny Pacquiao, has won its first game in the 40th season of the PBA at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines Sunday.

Basketball, boxing fans troop to PH Arena to watch Manny Pacquiao

Thousands of basketball and boxing fans from Metro Manila and surrounding provinces are expected to fill the newly-constructed Philippine Arena to capacity when Filipino boxing superstar debuts as a professional basketball player.

Manny Pacquiao gears up to pro basketball debut as playing coach

Manny Pacquiao is taking a quick break from his training camp in General Santos City in the Philippines to lead the Kia Sorento basketball team when it debuts as member of PBA, the country's premiere professional basketball club Sunday.

Freddie Roach appeals to basketball rivals not to harm Pacquiao

Bulacan - Boxing trainer and coach Freddie Roach issued an appeal to Manny Pacquiao's rivals in basketball to spare the the Filipino boxing superstar and Kia Sorento playing coach from possible injury in his weekend debut as a professional basketball player.
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