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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.

NBA Trade Rumors: Roy Hibbert to Cleveland Cavaliers?

Cleveland - Stat centre Roy Hibbert is the latest player to be at the centre of trade rumors this week. The Cleveland Cavaliers are especially interested in Hibbert, who averaged 10 points and six rebounds in 2013-2014.

NBA Trade Rumors: Roy Hibbert to Cleveland Cavaliers?

Cleveland - Stat centre Roy Hibbert is the latest player to be at the centre of trade rumors this week. The Cleveland Cavaliers are especially interested in Hibbert, who averaged 10 points and six rebounds in 2013-2014.

South Korea snatches basketball gold medal in XVII Asiad

South Korea earns its fourth basketball gold medal in the Asian Games when the country's national basketball team scored a two-point victory over the highly rated Iranian basketball team Friday night in Incheon, South Korea.

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao needs break from training camp to play in PBA

After a grueling 12-day promotional tour intended to boost ticket sales for his upcoming fight against unbeaten Chris Algieri, Manny Pacquiao will immediately start his eight-week training at his gym in General Santos City.

Video: Indiana Pacer's Paul George suffers horrific broken leg

Las Vegas - The season of Indiana Pacer Paul George is almost certainly over while the future of USA's National Team in the FIBA World Cup is in doubt.

Judge OKs sale of NBA team over co-owner's objections

Los Angeles - The wife of embattled Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can sell the NBA team for $2 billion despite strenuous objections by her husband, who is almost certain to appeal.

Ex-Ph senator criticizes Manny Pacquiao's senate election plan

Manny Pacquiao's plan to run for senator in the upcoming 2016 national elections has been criticized not only by some of his fans and supporters but even by senior politicians like ex-Senator Rene Saguisag, who calls the Filipino star a pretender.

Kyle Lowry, Toronto's prodigal son, re-signs with the Raptors

Toronto - Raptors' point guard Kyle Lowry was highly sought after as one of the most valuable free agents available this year. Numerous teams were courting Lowry, but the Raptors pulled out all the stops to re-sign him.

Op-Ed: State of the Orlando Magic franchise going forward

Orlando - After a disappointing 23-59 campaign last season, the Magic made an attempt to rebuild with two top-ten picks in the 2014 NBA Draft. Orlando selected Aaron Gordon No.4 overall and took Alfrid Payton with the No.10 selection.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao does not need PBA coaching job to remain popular

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao need not accept a coaching job in the PBA to remain popular as he prepares to slug it out off the ring with other senatorial candidates in the 2016 national elections.

Op-Ed: NBA Finals Matchup Preview

The NBA Finals will take action Thursday night as the two-time defending champions Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs.

Video: Game 6 Heat-Pacers — Lance Stephenson slaps Norris Cole in face

Miami - One of the most flagrant fouls of the week-long Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat NBA playoffs series began tonight when the Pacers' Lance Stephenson went for a loose ball against the Heat's Norris Cole. The Heat guard ended up with a hard face-slap.

Clippers owner denies being racist, may fight to keep team

Los Angeles - Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling denied being a racist Tuesday in a new recording obtained by a celebrity gossip website.

Op-Ed: Why Donald Sterling won't sell Clippers franchise to Mayweather

Unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather loves to talk about his plan to succeed Donald Sterling, the longtime owner of L.A.Clippers, who was recently banned and fined by the NBA for alleged racist comments against minorities.

Magic Johnson, Mayweather, de la Hoya want to buy L.A. Clippers

At least three prominent sportsmen have shown interest in taking over ownership of L.A. Clippers, an NBA franchise owned by Donald Sterling, who has been banned by NBA for his racially-charged statements about black people.

Op-Ed: V. Stiviano/ Vanessa Maria Perez — Imitation of life redux

We know all about Donald Tokowitz Sterling’s disgusting remarks. As much as we are mortified and sickened by him, we have encountered this toxic mindset before. Here’s the real question: What the hell is wrong with his girlfriend?

NBA announces Clippers owner Sterling banned for life

Today, the National Basketball Association banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from basketball for life and fined him $2.5 million for racist remarks attributed to him in recordings posted online.

Levenson: I would approve ousting Donald Sterling

Atlanta - The owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team, Bruce Levenson, has said he would be in favor of the removal of Donald Sterling as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao joining professional basketball league

Manny Pacquiao must have a real, compelling reason to play in the professional basketball league starting with the upcoming (40th) season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) which is set to roll in the last quarter of the year.

NBA regulars are over, playoff is imminent

The NBA playoffs are beginning on Sunday after the regulars ended last Tuesday with the LA Clippers winning against the Denver Nuggets with a score of 117-105.

Oddsmakers give the LA Lakers a slim success chance for season

Los Angeles - The majority of bookies are giving the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team poor odds to win the game season this year.

Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan on tough defense, fave music Special

I briefly spoke to the NBA all-star guard in Toronto to find out how he's stepped up his defense this season ahead of the Raptors' first playoff appearance since 2008.

March Madness: Underdog Stanford wins over number-two Kansas

March Madness lived up to its name Sunday when Stanford (10) defeated Kansas (2) in a nail-biter that surely broke millions of NCAA basketball brackets across the world.

LA Lakers News and Rumors: Nash, Bryant, and the future

Los Angeles - It's official, Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant are done for the year, but for Nash, he could have seen his last game in the Purple and Gold. The LA Lakers front office has some big decisions to make this summer and Nash is tops on the list.

Holders Olympiakos struggle as Barcelona march on

Euroleague holders Olympiakos Piraeus face an uphill battle to reach the knockout stages following a 78-74 defeat at Fenerbahce while Barcelona stretched their winning Top 16 streak to eight matc...

Fan bills Duke $827.95 for UNC-Duke game postponement

Raleigh - A Duke University basketball fan who had tickets to the Wednesday game against University of North Carolina has sent Duke an invoice for $827.95, arguing that Duke should have been better prepared to play the game.
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