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Mayweather to retire in 2015

Undefeated American boxing champion . confirmed that he is going to retire in 2015. Mayweather said that after his fights in May and September, as stated in his contract with Showtime Network, he will finally retire from boxing. The boxer also denied that there are talks between his camp and Pacquiao’s camp regarding a match between the two. As such, there is no more possibility of a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

Spain wins over France in FIBA World Cup

Spain defeats France in the FIBA World Cup quarter-finals, with a score of 65-52. France was lead by Boris Diaw, Thomas Heurtel and Rudy Gobert while Spain was lead by NBA stars Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol and Serge Ibaka. France’s Gobert gave a powerful interior defense but in the end, it was not enough against Spain’s star players. Pau Gasol was the game’s highest scorer, with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 reblocks.

Gilas confident at Asian Games

Gilas is full of confidence that they will be able to give a good game despite the all Filipino line-up in the Asian Games. According to Coach Chot Reyes, they are ready to fight with an all-Filipino line-up even if naturalized Filipino player, Andray Blatch is not included. There is also a possibility that another naturalized Filipino player, Marcus Doughit, will not be able to join, as his name is not included in the final […]

Ray Rice’s wife rips media as video puts NFL on defensive

(Reuters) – Ray Rice’s wife defended the former Baltimore Ravens running back on Tuesday after a video showed him knocking her out and assailed the media for its handling of an incident that put the National Football League on the defensive. Janay Rice, who married Ray Rice shortly after the February incident, accused the media of using the episode to pump up audience ratings. “No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options […]

U.S. and Lithuania storm into World Cup semi-finals

(Reuters) – Holders the United States ran riot in a 119-76 win over Slovenia while Lithuania beat Turkey 73-61 on Tuesday to set up a mouth-watering basketball World Cup semi-final. Hosts Spain take on European champions France and Brazil clash with dark horses Serbia in the other two quarter-finals in Madrid on Wednesday. The Slovenians held their own valiantly in the opening half against the Americans and were only 49-42 down at the interval as forward Domen Lorbek produced a superb performance. The […]

Motor racing: Former F1 champion Schumacher leaves hospital for home

(Reuters) – Michael Schumacher has left hospital to continue his recovery at home but the former Formula One champion faces “a long and difficult road ahead” after his skiing accident last year, a statement said on Tuesday. “Henceforth, Michael’s rehabilitation will take place at his home. Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months,” said the brief statement issued by manager Sabine Kehm. “There is still, however, […]

Cilic crushes Nishikori to claim U.S. Open title

(Reuters) – Croatia’s Marin Cilic swept past Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open on Monday and reach the pinnacle of the sport one year after a doping ban kept him out of the year’s final grand slam. The big-serving Croatian overwhelmed a weary Nishikori in one hour, 54 minutes to clinch a ruthless victory and deny his 10th-seeded opponent’s bid to become the first Asian man to win a grand […]

Nishikori, Cilic upsets rock U.S. Open

(Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Croatia’s Marin Cilic rocked the tennis world with stunning back-to-back U.S. Open semi-final upsets on Saturday, sending two all-time greats Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic out of Flushing Meadows. On an extraordinary day that will go down as one of the most surprising in grand slam history, 10th seeded Nishikori denied Djokovic a fifth straight trip to the U.S. Open final when he toppled the world number one 6-4 […]

Serena sails through, Nishikori blazes trail for Japan

(Reuters) – Serena Williams and Ekaterina Makarova sprinted into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday but marathon man Kei Nishikori had to go the distance to upset Stan Wawrinka and become the first Japanese man into the last four of a grand slam in 81 years. On a sultry evening, Williams sleepwalked through the start of her quarter-final with Flavia Pennetta as the 12th seeded Italian broke twice on the way to a […]