NBA: James leads Cavs sweep Pacers into second round

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WASHINGTON, April 24 — LeBron James scored 33 points on Sunday as he helped the Cleveland Cavaliers enjoy a series-clinching 106-102 win over the Indiana Pacers, moving into the playoff second round. “They were giving it all they had. You have to mentally challenge yourself every year and go out and try to do what’s […]

New FIBA agreement sees The Sport Channel become Israel’s home of international basketball

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MIES, Switzerland/TEL AVIV, Israel, April 7 — FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, on Thursday announced it has signed a renewal agreement with The Sports Channel in Israel for the 2017-2021 cycle of FIBA events. The renewal of the agreement comes with FIBA’s Competition System 2017+ set to launch in November. Under the new system, teams […]

Basketball Champions League hosts workshop with participating teams

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MIES, Switzerland (Basketball Champions League) – On Friday, the 40 participating teams of the 2016/17 Basketball Champions League (BCL) Regular Season were invited for a working session at the House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland. At the half-way point of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season, it was the opportunity to gather the management of participating teams to […]

How many PPV buys will the PACQUIAO-VARGAS fight generate?

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The biggest question surrounding the November 5 Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas encounter is the number of pay-per-view buys would it generate. The financial success of the WBO world welterweight championship at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada is measured by the number of PPV purchases which avid fans would patronize. For the […]

EuroCup Women Regular Season field set

MUNICH, October 14 (EuroCup Women) – The EuroCup Women 2016/17 Regular Season field has been set, following the conclusion of the Qualifiers on Thursday evening. Joining the 24 already qualified teams are Carolo Basket (FRA), Elfic Fribourg (SUI), Rutronik Stars Keltern (GER), Nantes Reze (FRA), PEAC Pecs (HUN), VBW CEKK Cegled (HUN), Samsun Canik Belediye […]

Manny Pacquiao training session for upcoming world welterweight bout vs Bradley

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Nike cuts ties with Manny Pacquiao after derogatory comments – ESPN

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Nike terminated its endorsement contract with Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday after the Filipino boxer made derogatory remarks toward same-sex couples, according to ESPN. “We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” the company said in a statement. “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights […]

Donaire regains WBL super bantamweight crown

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Philippines’ Nonito Donaire outpointed Mexican Cesar Juarez on Saturday (Manila Time) to regain the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight title at the Roberto Clemente Colesium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Donaire, 33, scored two knockdowns in the fourth to get the nod of the judge, 116-110, 116-110, 117-109. It was a victory that Donaire […]

PHL to host Asia vs. West billiards battle at Resorts World on April 16-18

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MANILA, February 12 — The Philippines once again plays host to the world’s greatest women’s billiards competition on April 16 to 18. This was announced by Dragon Promotions president Charlie Williams who said that the second installment of the event is named AM8.com Queens Cup at the Resorts World Manila Casino & Hotel in Paranaque […]

Asian Cup: Aguirre confident ahead of quarterfinal clash with UAE

SYDNEY, January 24  — Japan coach Javier Aguirre is confident his players will be sufficiently rested and ready to extend their winning run at the Asian Cup on Friday, despite having only had 48 hours to prepare for their quarterfinal meeting with the United Arab Emirates. The defending champions eased into the last eight with […]

Federer, Djokovic to fight for title at ATP World Tour Finals

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Six-time champion Roger Federer saved four match points to beat Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka to set up a mouth-watering final showdown against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals in London Saturday. Federer, 33, came back from the brink of defeat to beat third seed Wawrinka 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6) in […]

Sharapova tops Forbes’ list of world’s highest-paid female athletes list

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MOSCOW — On August 2014 Forbes USA has published the World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes List, and Maria Sharapova tops it for the tenth consecutive year. Ten women of eight different nationalities, the majority of whom are tennis players, earned a collective US$ 142 million. Maria Sharapova netted a total of US$ 24.4 million — US$ […]

Brazil striker Neymar to miss rest of World Cup

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FORTALEZA, Brazil—With tears streaming down his face after being kneed in the back, Neymar was carried off the field on a stretcher. He won’t be coming back. Not to this World Cup, anyway. The 22-year-old Brazil striker, the one with the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, was ruled out of the rest of […]

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