Articles from February 2010

Star Snippets: Roger Yap, Frankie Lim …..

Versatile guard Roger Yap of the Purefoods TJ giants emerged as the PBA Player of the Week for February  15-21. Yap played consistently in the semi-final series against San Miguel Beer ending in 6 games averaging 14.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5 assists and shooting close to 90 % from the free throw line. Purefoods faces [...]

Star Snippets: Ha Seung-jin, Kim Dong-joo …..

The absence of 7-foot-3 Center Ha Seung-jin due to injury has made his team KCC Egis vulnerable in the crucial stage of the KBL season. Ha was injured in the recent All-star game. His nonexistence was greatly felt when they lost to league-leading Ulsan Mobis by a wide margin. With 11 games left in the [...]

Star Snippets: JC Intal, Gerry Peñalosa …..

Forward JC Intal of the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings was recently named Player of the Week covering February 1-7 in the ongoing post-season of the KFC-PBA Philippine Cup. The 6-foot-4 former Ateneo Blue Eagle edged out James Yap of the Purefoods Giants for the honor with his impressive performances in the last three games. Intal [...]

Going back to ‘final four’

Around early July last year, Manny Pacquiao finalized the deal with their date with Miguel Cotto in November. The way things were going, it seemed that there was a ‘final four’ in boxing as Floyd Mayweather was already set to face Juan Manuel Marquez last September 19. In other words, it was Pacquiao vs. Cotto [...]

Leaning on Jeremy Lin

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I admit that I didn’t care much about how Jeremy Lin has been buzzing the United States college hoops. It was not until I went through the forums and I found out that this young fellow of Taiwanese descent deserves all the accolades he enjoys. This kid can play real basketball.

Star Snippets: Chou Tai-ying, Tien Lei …..

Women’s football team coach Chou Tai-ying defended her team’s disappointing performance against South Korea in the women’s division of the ongoing East Asian Championship. Chou cited lack of preparation as the main reason for forgettable 0-4 setback. She added that Taiwan was called in in the last minute to replace early qualifier North Korea who [...]

Star Snippets: Kyuji Fujikawa, Takeshi Okada …..

Right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa has decided to continue his career with the Hanshin Tigers in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) as he signed a contract extension with the same terms in the team. A mainstay with the national team who has played in two World Baseball Classics and Olympics, Fujikawa had 25 saves in 49 appearances [...]

Star Snippets: Chien-Ming Wang, Tseng Wen-Ting …..

Free Agent Chien-Ming Wang has been on the radar of several Major League Baseball (MLB) teams including the Washington Nationals. The 29-year old right handed joined the free agency after playing 4 seasons with the New York Yankees.  LA Dodgers, another team interested to get the services of the ace pitcher from Tainan City has [...]

Star Snippets: Manny Pacquiao, Jong Uichico …..

Boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao once again received another accolade to add in his resume as he was named by the highly regarded as one among the Top Ten International Athletes. Pacquiao occupied the 5th spot behind Tennis icon Roger Federer, Football star David Beckham, Tennis starlet Maria Sharapova and Basketball hotshot Dirk Nowitzki. The [...]

Manny – Floyd showdown may not happen at all

Yes. I believe the aborted Manny Pacquiao – Floyd Mayweather fight could be headed to its final grave. After all, Manny is set to face dangerous Ghanian Joshua Clottey on March 13 and Floyd is reported to have signed the contract to face ‘Sugar ‘ Shane Mosley on May 1. With this scenario, I expect [...]

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