Articles from September 2009

Chot Reyes: Among the chosen few

Vincent Reyes or more known as “Chot” Reyes will receive his fourth Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Coach of the Year award tomorrow night, September 27, 2009 at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion. Reyes is the only coach in the PBA to receive such tribute four times. He had his first in 1993 while coaching for Coney [...]

Samigue Eman: The “sleeping” giant

Samigue Eman is one of the most underrated players in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was drafted 2nd overall in the 2007 PBA Rookie Draft by Magnolia Beverage Masters, now known as San Miguel Beermen. Standing 6’9, Samigue was born on March 12, 1982. He spent his college years at the University of [...]

More questions raised than answered

Now that the Juan Manuel Marquez – Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fight is over, it seems that there are more questions raised than answered. Yes, we’ve seen how Floyd Jr. fared excellently against Juan Manuel, outboxing the Mexican warrior in every angle and showing his impenetrable defense, but we have also seen the size difference between [...]

Dylan Ababou: Playing above expectations

Finally, my guessing game on who would win this year’s MVP race in the UAAP came to an end early this week.  Dylan Ababou of the University of Santo Tomas narrowly beat Ateneo’s Rabah Al- Hussaini and FEU’s Aldrech Ramos in the race for the top individual honor for the Philippines’ premiere collegiate league.  I’ve [...]

Juan stunned the number one

There was no rematch of last year’s Finals between Roger Federer and Andy Murray. We didn’t have the chance to witness arch rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal either.  But one fixture remains in this year’s edition of the U.S. Open – Roger Federer. Yes, he had his winning moments from the preliminary rounds, through [...]

Grand comeback for the grand title

In my previous post last August 2, I mentioned that one highlight for this year’s U. S Open is the anticipated comeback of Kim Clijsters in the women’s singles. Well, Kim didn’t just comeback to play the tournament, she came back to win the prestigious title.
For many, it may sound ordinary winning the U. S. [...]

Rajko Toroman: Breaking new grounds

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For almost a year now, Rajko Toroman has been a fixture in the Philippine basketball scene.  When his contract with the Iran’s national basketball team expired right after the 2008 Olympics, SBP Executive Director Noli Eala didn’t think twice to get the services of the coach that steered Iran to its first Olympic [...]

Cebu’s ‘twin towers’

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Gregory William Slaughter first rang the bell on the Philippine basketball shores in 2007 playing for the University of Visayas (UV) Green Lancers in Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI). Now playing on his third season with the Green Lancers, he has caught the eyes of every Filipino basketball fan wherever he goes. [...]

Thirst for first

I have been on track with Dinara Safina’s career since 2007 after Justin Henin-Hardenne retired.  Safina has been constantly criticized for being a world number one without a Grand Slam title so far.  Some say she doesn’t deserved to rank 1st in the WTA singles ranking. While others say that she’s on the top rank with an [...]

Sports Calendar – September 2009

Here are some interesting events in the world of sports for this month:
I. Boxing
1. September 4, Marvin Sonsona (PHL) vs. Jose Lopez, Ontario, Canada
2. September 12, Donnie Nietes (PHL) vs. Manuel Vargas, Nayarit, Mexico
3. September 12, Z Gorres (PHL) vs. (TBA), Nayarit, Mexico
4. September 12, Rodel Mayol (PHL) vs. Ivan Calderon, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
5. [...]

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