WHEN the NBA season started last Oct. 30, there stood 30 teams. Today, there are only Memphis, Miami, Indiana and San Antonio.
Of the “Final Four,” my good friend Dennis Que is most impressed with the Memphis Grizzlies. Weeks back, he picked Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers (East) and San Antonio Spurs-Oklahoma City Thunder (West); he got three out of four right.
THE first time I saw Serena Jameka Williams was in 1999. We were in New York. It was the US Open and, as a young 17-year-old, Serena was not expected to win. But she did.
TWO Saturdays ago, the 2013 Club Championships of the Cebu Country Club was played.
After a weeklong series of one-on-one contests (called “match play”) pitting winner against winner, one final winner emerged.
MANILA — Twenty five years ago this summer, I stepped inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex for the first time. I was a skinny, pimple-faced 16-year-old who was joining the Group 1 (biggest) junior tennis event in Manila.
Time travels fast!
I’LL admit it: I don’t follow the PBA. I used to. My dad’s younger brother, Rey Pages, used to play for the Crispa Redmanizers together with Bogs Adornado, Atoy Co and Philip Cezar.
MULTIPLIED by the exchange rate (rounded off) of P40 to $1, the amount of $40 million translates to P1,600,000,000. Yes. No typo-error there.
That’s “16” plus eight zeros.
I WAS not able to make the trip to Dumaguete City last week. Sayang. I had been to the Palarong Pambansa once — two years ago in Dapitan — and it was an exciting mini-Olympics party for the nation’s best elementary and high school athletes.
GOLF is an old man’s sport. That’s what we know. That’s what we think.
Jack Nicklaus won his 18th major at the age of 46. Jerry Barber, a former PGA Championship winner, played a PGA Tour tournament (the ‘94 Buick Invitational) — at the age of 77!
A “Horse Congress?” Ha-ha. It’s true.
(And I thought only members of Congress did the horsing-around!)
LAST December, it was Pacquiao. Last April 6, it was Viloria. The other weekend, it was Donaire. And, last Sunday, it was Boom Boom.
Thus far, of world champs and of world-champ-wannabes, it’s been loss after loss for the Pinoys.