Articles from November 2009

Siot Tanquingcen: Shooting for the best

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Bethune Tanquingcen or more popularly known as Siot Tanquingcen is one of my favorite active coaches in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). His preparedness coming into the games as well as his passion to be the best he can be are just two of the traits I like from him.

Star Snippets: Lee Chong Wei, Oledong Sithsamerchai, Shin Ji-Yai …..

World’s number-one-ranked Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has decided to play both the Masters Super Series and the Laos SEA games in December. His early exit in last week’s China Super Series in Shanghai due to an aching knee prompted him to sit out at least one of the two competitions. However, after consultations with [...]

Will Chris Lutz be ‘the next Allan Caidic’?

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Another US NCAA standout expected to formally join Smart Gilas by mid next year is Chris Lutz. He is likely to come back to the Philippines by end of April or May. Chris was born on February 11, 1985 to American father Wayne and Filipina mother Luzviminda. The six-foot-three senior off-guard from Marshall [...]

Star Snippets: Denkaosan Kaovichit, Yusei Kikuchi, LA Tenorio and more

WBA flyweight champion Denkaosan Kaovichit of Thailand is set to face Daiki Kameda of Japan in a rematch early next year. The 33-year old Thai won via a Majority Decision against the Japanese brawler last October 6. Kameda’s camp has been urging the WBA for an immediate rematch following the controversial fight with Kaovichit .

Davao City photos moments before Pacquiao-Cotto fight

Everytime Manny Pacquiao has a boxing  match, almost everybody here in the Philippines are glued on the seats as nobody would like to miss a single action. So on my way to Gaisano Mall Cinema last Sunday for the much anticipated battle between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico, I took a few [...]

Star Snippets: Yao Ming, Hisanori Takahashi, K. Rajagobal …..

China’s injured star Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets donated $100,000 through his foundation to help rebuild the four playgrounds in Houston that had been destroyed by the hurricane. It was announced at the same time his foundation will have a charity gala with the Museum of Fine Arts early next year.

Pacquiao-Cotto fight photos

Last weekend’s mega fight in Las Vegas, Nevada deserves a second look or even third and fourth looks. I took some time to download and upload photos on the fight. Again, thanks to

Cotto displays his counterpunching skills

NBA Tidbits: Allen Iverson, Stephen Jackson and C.J. Watson

Allen Iverson and Memphis Grizzlies mutually agreed to part ways. Iverson played just three games before taking a leave of absence last November 7 to attend to personal matters. The Memphis Grizzlies are willing to trade the former league MVP or settle his one-year contract in any other means as acceptable by both parties. Iverson [...]

Star Snippets: Lee Chong Wei, Natthaphong Samana, Diego Maradona …..

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei eyes for a crown in the China Super Series which begins today November 17, in Shanghai. The world number one–ranked will try to avenge his loss against Li Dan of China in last year’s championship match of the tournament.

Boxing’s best!

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Wheeew! ……….  The excitement is over. All those questions are already answered. No question, Manny Pacquiao is boxing’s best. The fighting pride of the Philippines outclassed the champion from  Puerto Rico in a stunning fashion.

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