LeBron James loses on big return as a Cleveland Cavalier after defeat by the New York Knicks (+Video Highlights)

LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn't look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air. His homecoming was horrendous.

"I didn't press," James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. "I didn't do much."

James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional return home with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

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Video Highlights

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers! - Full Highlights

Full Highlights of Lebron's return to Cleveland vs New York Knicks on October 30th, 2014! Lebron James struggled in his return having 17 points on 5-15 shooting. Carmelo Anthony had 25 points in the 95-90 victory.

Carmelo and the Knicks Ruin Lebron's Homecoming

Carmelo Anthony put a damper on Lebron James' return to Cleveland with a strong performance. Carmelo finished with 25 points to lead the Knicks to 95-90 victory.

LeBron James Pregame Interview

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Philippine Azkals vs. Nepal: 2014 Game Time, Date, Venue, TV Info and more

Watch 2014 International Friendly match Philippines vs. Nepal in Doha, Qatar on November 1, 2014.

Philippines vs. Nepal Live

Competition: 2014 International Friendly
Match date: November 1, 2014
Kick Off Time: 12:40 am PST
Venue: Doha, Qatar
TV: ABS-CBN @SportsAndAction ch 23. (Replay 4 pm)

Philippine Azkals Roster vs. Nepal



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Trainer says Chris Algieri can KO Manny Pacquiao

Chris Algieri’s trainer just made a bold declaration that his ward can knock out Manny Pacquiao.

A confident Tim Lane, Algieri’s chief trainer, told Victor Salazar of Tha Boxing Voice that a knockout victory for the New Yorker isn’t out of the question.

This is despite Algieri being known more for his boxing skills than his power. Of his 20 wins, only 8 came by way of knockout.

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Houston Rockets rout LA Lakers 108-90 in Kobe's return (+Video Highlights)

After Lakers rookie Julius Randle left his NBA debut strapped to a wheeled stretcher with a broken right leg, every player at Staples Center gained a sober perspective on the season opener.

Even ex-teammates Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard realized their shouting match was particularly inconsequential in the final minutes of the Houston Rockets' blowout win.

James Harden scored 32 points, Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into an exchange with Bryant, and the Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

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Video Highlights

Rockets vs. Lakers Game Highlights


Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard Scuffle


Julius Randle Breaks His Leg

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Globalport vs. Purefoods: 2014-15 PBA Philippine Cup Updates, Game Time, Live Stream, TV Info and more

Watch 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup game GlobalPort Batang Pier vs. Purefoods Star Hotshots at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday, October 31, 2014.

GlobalPort Batang Pier vs. Purefoods Star Hotshots Live

Competition: 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup
Match date: October 31, 2014
Game Time: 7:00 PM PST
Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City
TV: Live on TV5 / AksyonTV
Live Stream: News5 Everywhere (TV5 and AksyonTV)

Live Updates: Globalport vs. Purefoods



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Alaska vs. Meralco: Result, Scores, Highlights, Full Video Replay (October 31, 2014)

Watch 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup game Alaska Aces vs. Meralco Bolts at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday, October 31, 2014.

Alaska Aces vs. Meralco Bolts Live

Competition: 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup
Match date: October 31, 2014
Game Time: 4:15 PM PST
Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City
TV: Live on TV5 / AksyonTV
Live Stream: News5 Everywhere (TV5 and AksyonTV)

Alaska remains unbeaten with 41-point win against Meralco

The Alaska Aces benefited from a surprise splendid performance from Vic Manuel to cruise to a 105-64 victory against the Meralco Bolts on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Manuel tallied 17 points in a bit over 18 minutes, going eight of nine from the field with four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block

"Our guys played fantastic. It's just one of those games our guys battled hard. We shot the ball really well," said Alaska head coach Alex Compton, who was quick to remind the media that the Aces were recently at the other end of a lopsided affair. "Our team got beaten by 51 last conference. Stuff can happen; our guys were making shots. We just wanna honor the game and our opponents. I expect that team (Meralco), with the character that they have, they will bounce back strong, I really don't want to play them next."

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The scores:

ALASKA 105 - Manuel 17, Hontiveros 16, Banchero 11, Abueva 10, Baguio 8, Jazul 8, Exciminiano 7, Eman 6, Dela Rosa 6, Thoss 5, Bugia 4, Vanlandingham 3, Dela Cruz 2, Casio 2.

MERALCO 64 - Hodge 16, Anthony 11, Dillinger 9, Hugnatan 6, Buenafe 5, Ildefonso 4, David 4, Morrison 3, Wilson 2, Cortez 2, Ferriols 2, Atkins 0, Sena 0, Guevarra 0.

Quarterscores: 25-15, 54-37, 76-52, 105-64

Highlights and Full Video: Alaska vs. Meralco (October 31, 2014)

(Highlights and full video replay to be posted once available online.)
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Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri - Live Updates, Undercard, Fight Time, Live Stream, TV Info and more

Watch Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian in Macau, China on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (Philippines Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri Live

Competition: WBO World welterweight title
Date: USA-November 22, 2014 | Philippines-November 23, 2014
Fight Time: USA-9:00 PM EST | Philippines-9:00 AM PST
Venue: Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China
TV:
PPV: HBO
Live Stream:

Pacquiao-Algieri Undercard

Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri
WBO World welterweight title

Zou Shiming vs. Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym
flyweight

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo
WBO World featherweight title

Jessie Vargas vs. Antonio DeMarco
WBA World light welterweight title

Kuok Kun Ng vs. Steve Attard
light middleweight

ABS-CBN releases NBA airing schedule for Season 2014-15

ABS-CBN Sports+Action has released the local airing schedule of the National Basketball Association (NBA) games.

The list covers the games to be played from October to December.

Most of the games will be aired on ABS-CBN Sports+Action, while the others will be telecast on Channel 2.

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NLEX vs. Ginebra: Result, Scores, Highlights, Full Video (October 29, 2014)

Watch 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup game NLEX Road Warriors vs. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

NLEX Road Warriors vs. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Live

Competition: 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup
Match date: October 29, 2014
Game Time: 7:00 PM PST
Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City
TV: Live on TV5 / AksyonTV
Live Stream: News5 Everywhere (TV5 and AksyonTV)

Underdog NLEX deals Ginebra first loss of PBA season behind a mean finishing kick

NEWCOMER NLEX launched a lethal 23-5 run in a critical fourth-quarter rampage to smash previously unbeaten Barangay Ginebra, 97-81, in a shocking reversal in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Road Warriors, who are coming off an 81-103 loss to sister team Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters, put the defensive clamps on Ginebra while Mac Cardona, Asi Taulava, Jonas Villanueva and Aldrech Ramos combined in a decisive finishing kick.

“We had a bad game against Talk ‘N Text but I just challenged the players to step up their defense,” said NLEX coach Boyet Fernandez. “I really believe they can play defense on any given night and they proved tonight they can play defense.”

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The Scores:

NLEX 97 - Cardona 25, Villanueva J. 14, Canaleta 13, Ramos 10, Apinan 10, Taulava 9, Baloria 8, Borboran 6, Raymundo 2, Camson 0, Villanueva E. 0, Arboleda 0, Villarias 0.

GINEBRA 81 - Ellis 19, Aguilar 17, Slaughter 13, Caguioa 8, Mamaril 6, Tenorio 4, Urbiztondo 3, Helterbrand 3, Yeo 3, Baracael 3, Brondial 2, Forrester 0, Reyes 0.

Quarterscores: 18-20, 34-34, 62-66, 97-81

Highlights and Full Video: NLEX vs. Ginebra (October 29, 2014)

Japeth Aguilar Coast to Coast(Steal and Slam against NLEX)


Mac Cardona Game Highlight Against Brgy. Ginebra


(Full video replay to be posted once available online.)

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KIA vs. Rain or Shine: Result, Scores, Highlights, Full Video Replay (October 29, 2014)

Watch 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup game KIA Sorento vs. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

KIA Sorento vs. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Live

Competition: 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup
Match date: October 29, 2014
Game Time: 4:15 PM PST
Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City
TV: Live on TV5 / AksyonTV
Live Stream: News5 Everywhere (TV5 and AksyonTV)

Rain or Shine steamrolls Kia by 29 points

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters sent the Kia Sorento to their second straight lopsided defeat, 117-88, in the 2015 Philippine Cup on Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Returning star Paul Lee led the way for the Elasto Painters with 22 points. He was one of seven different players who scored in double-figures for Rain or Shine.

"We started the conference slow. In our first two games, we were just trying to regain our chemistry and our confidence back," said Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao.

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The Scores:

RAIN OR SHINE 117 - Lee 22, Belga 16, Tang 15, Cruz Jericho 12, Teng 12, Cruz Jervy 12, Uyloan 10, Quinahan 6, Almazan 6, Ibanes 4, Chan 2, Norwood 0.

KIA 88 - Cervantes 18, Padilla 17, Revilla 10, Lingganay 10, Thiele 7, Dehesa 4, Alvarez 4, Pascual 4, Raymundo 4, Buensuceso 3, Alonzo 2, Saldua 2, Burtscher 2, Ighalo 1, Bagatsing 0.

Quarters: 36-25, 59-46, 81-65, 117-88

Highlights and Full Video: KIA vs. Rain or Shine (October 29, 2014)


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