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Petron coach Ato Agustin (left photo) gets the traditional victory lift from assistant coach Pido Jarencio and Sunday Salvacion while (right photo) players, officials and supporters of the Boosters celebrate the team’s victory in Game 7 of the PBA Governors Cup finals.  (Photo by Jun Mendoza)

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HOOP STARS IN AWE OF PACMAN: Boxing champion and Congressman Manny Pacquiao (center) is surrounded by NBA players as he visits an exhibition game between the visiting players and a team of top players from the Philippines for the Ultimate All-Star Weekend at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila on July 24.  (AFP photo/Noel Celis)

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Yao Ming shoots a free throw in a November 2010 game, but he'd soon be shut down for another season.  (Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

 

The Associated Press


Houston Rockets centre Yao Ming is retiring, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.

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LeBron James of the Miami Heat is blocked by Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks during game five of the NBA finals in Dallas. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty

 

Choosing a team to root for in this year's NBA finals has been like deciding whether to let your daughter marry Arnold Schwarzenegger or Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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Steve Nash hosts a charity soccer match in Manhattan.  (Rocky Widner/NBAE, via Getty Images)

 

Steve Nash, the Phoenix Suns’ star point guard and noted soccer enthusiast, is hosting the fourth annual Showdown in Chinatown, a charity soccer match, on June 22 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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