MARK your calendar and block off these dates: Sept. 13 to 15. During these three days, like we did during the Half-Ironman race two Sundays ago, we’ll once again witness a sports contest that’s international.
In fact, if the Ironman is only 35 years young (it began in 1978 in Hawaii), next month’s competition is 113 years old. Yes, the Davis Cup — the largest team sport competition in the world — started in 1900. Since that moment, World Wars I and II have erupted and wars between nations have been fought on the tennis court. (READ MORE)
ALWAYS, there will always be skeptics almost resigned to consigning our dearly beloved Gilas Pilipinas to purgatory.
But ask even the Iranians who won the 27th Fiba Asia Cup if we deserve a place in the 2014 Worlds in Spain and they’ll readily answer: “But, of course! You are a natural for the game!” (READ MORE)
OUR last column “10 hardest punchers in boxing history” elicited quite a response from several Last Rounders. Most were in agreement with our list while some wondered why Puerto Rican superstar Felix Trinidad did not make the cut.
I did contemplate on putting “Tito” in there, but to my mind the controversy on his hand wraps engendered some doubt on his place in that exclusive list of punching dynamos. (READ MORE)
THE Cebu City Central School (CCS) and the University of San Carlos Basic Education reclaimed their dominance in the Milo Little Olympics elementary and secondary cheerdance competition in yesterday’s opening salvo of the 18th Milo Little Olympics Visayas Elimination at the Cebu City Sports Center.
CCS beat Don Vicente Rama Memorial Elementary and St. Paul College Foundation Inc. for the title. (READ MORE)