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L.A. Lakers' Jordan Clarkson plays chess with Manny Pacquiao

While in Manila to fulfill his commitment as endorser for Smart Communications, Filipino-American NBA star Jordan Clarkson had a chance to play chess with Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao in his Forbes Park residence in Makati City

L.A. Lakers' Jordan Clarkson to play for Gilas Pilipinas

L.A. Lakers point guard Jordan Clarkson arrived in Manila on Monday to fulfill his commitment as an endorser for Smart but just a day after his arrival, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) included him in the 24-man pool of Gilas Pilipinas.

China beats Philippines in bid to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

China has emerged triumphant on its bid to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup after outbidding the Philippines in the final presentation of bids in Tokyo, Japan on Friday with 14-7 vote in favor of China.

FIBA World Cup: Pacquiao joins Phl team in bid to host 2019 event

A star-studded Philippine delegation is set to fly to Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday for the final presentation of the country's bid to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Manny Pacquiao gears up for serious post-surgery rehab

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is set to fly to the US in a few days to see his orthopedic surgeon for post surgery check-up following his shoulder injury while on training and during his fight against Floyd Mayweather last May 2.

Basketball to keep Pacquiao in spotlight

Boxing fans won't see action in the ring in the next six to nine months as Manny Pacquiao recuperates from his shoulder injury while training for and during his fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Will Kevin Love stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers took a major hit to their title hopes when Kevin Love dislocated his shoulder, taking him out of the next round of the playoffs and most likely the rest of the season.

Op-Ed: Is the Raptors defensive system breaking down the players?

Toronto - We are two games deep into the 2015 NBA playoffs and the Toronto Raptors are the only team to lose both home games thus far.

Rajon Rondo trade a nightmare for Dallas Mavericks

The NBA world was always waiting for the playoffs to judge the Rajon Rondo trade. His inability to shoot clogs the Mavericks' spacing, and thus, their offense.

High school basketball star goes to prom with Down syndrome girl

A star of a Kentucky school's basketball team has asked a girl with Down syndrome to be his prom date, proposing to her with a sign and bunch of flowers that referenced Taylor Swift, the girl's favourite singer. The news has since gone viral online.

8 teams are fighting for the final 3 NBA playoff spots

Most teams have just 10-12 games left in the NBA's regular season, but 22 teams' playoff hopes have already been decided and all that is left is shuffling for playoff seeding.

Kentucky and Wisconsin have one big advantage over other teams still alive in NCAA Tournament

There are 16 teams still alive in the NCAA Tournament. But Wisconsin and Kentucky have one big advantage over the rest: Both teams are really tall, even by basketball standards.

Op-Ed: Cleveland Cavaliers, a team to be feared

Cleveland - As we are in the thick of the NBA season, and the premiere teams begin to cut away from the rest, the Cavaliers look to be among the elite.

Mayweather banks on physical advantage to beat Pacquiao

Unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather is banking on his superior physical advantage and accuracy to score a victory against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.
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