Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Mendoza: Woodland whips magic
FOR someone to score a wire-to-wire win in the year’s third major in golf—that is legends’ domain—Gary Woodland, at 35, has arrived. Finally.The Topeka, Kansas, native did everything to win the U.S. Open yesterday.He hit four straight rounds in the ...
Mendoza: Why Toronto is NBA champ
GOLDEN State wasn’t only walking injured. It was also playing injured.That virtually summed up the story in the just ended NBA Finals.Thus, Toronto needed to win or it would have been jeered no end by Canada’s 37 million people.Who knows, ...
From 3 days ago
Mendoza: Miracle at Oracle
WINNING crowns is not like picking apples. It is like taking down Mike Tyson, the most fearsome boxer in the ‘80s.And so, you don’t just win crowns. You capture crowns. With all your might, heart and soul.Toronto had just done ...
From 4 days ago
Mendoza: Nadal again; Toronto toys with history
IN DEFEATING Dominic Thiem of Austria on Sunday, Rafael Nadal merely formalized a victory unquestionably expected.OK, Thiem had beaten No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic in the semifinals after a lung-busting five-setter to set a title clash with Nadal for the ...
From 8 days ago
Mendoza: Ban him for life
THE Calvin Abueva case was not the first time.In the Seventies, Robert Jaworski and Alberto “Big Boy” Reynoso lost their player’s license for a grave misconduct on the basketball floor.In the Nineties, Rudy Distrito suffered a similar fate.But while Jaworski ...
From 10 days ago
Mendoza: Toronto’s terrifying turnaround
There was no Warrior momentum at all in Game 3. Only a monstrous Raptor roar that nakedly exposed Golden State’s sudden vulnerability.Unless help in the form of a fleet of firefighting trucks comes to the rescue of the Warriors on ...
From 11 days ago
Mendoza: Warriors wake up
SEEMINGLY, sanity has been restored in the ongoing NBA Finals.That’s more of the doing of the Golden State Warriors. Their bench, like Quinn Cook and Shaun Livingstone, had outdone themselves.That’s more of the undoing of the Toronto Raptors. Their bench ...
From 15 days ago
Mendoza: Bad omen for Warriors?
WAS that a bad omen? Golden State losing Game One of a playoff series for the first time in a long while?Until that 118-109 loss to Toronto on Friday (PHL time), May 31, 2019, the Warriors had never lost a ...
From 17 days ago
Mendoza: Re-consulting my crystal ball
I AM glad that Toronto won Game 1. With it came a free lunch for me.But even as the Raptors scored a remarkable 118-109 win over the Warriors in the NBA Finals opener yesterday, I still believe in my crystal ...
From 18 days ago
Mendoza: Toronto completes trip to Finals
WITH its win over Milwaukee on Sunday, Toronto did not only clinch its first NBA Finals stint. It also ousted the season’s No. 1 team—a milestone mostly credited to Kawhi Leonard.Leonard was unsure of playing for Toronto this season as ...
From 22 days ago