Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

La Salle’s class act

The Sports Section is one of my priority pages in reading newspapers even if I don’t play any sports. Nor do I understand the rules of any sports game. But I love reading stories about triumph against odds of many athletes. I love reading about the values that sports nurture among athletes. My collection of […]

December 5, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Sports  No Comments

Pacquiao’s ‘abhorrent’ remarks could be blessing in disguise

Two days after boxing icon Manny Pacquiao rebuked same sex couples as worse than animals, shoe giant Nike dropped him as endorser. That was fast. Observers said that was an easy decision for Nike because Pacquiao, 37, is at the sunset of his career after losing in two major fights: the one against Floyd Mayweather […]

February 19, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections, Sports  16 Comments

Social media comments more enjoyable than megafight

From where I confine myself every time there’s Pacquiao fight, I can tell if Manny is losing or winning by the shrieks and groans of those watching in the house and even among my neighbors. Yesterday, everything was quiet. So I know who between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather won. Mayweather won by unanimous decision […]

May 4, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Sports  32 Comments

Dapat ayusin muna ni Pacquiao ang laban niya sa BIR at IRS

Kawawa naman itong si Manny Pacquiao. Kapag hindi niya malusutaan itong problema niya sa buwis, hindi lamang sa Pilipinas kung di sa America rin, magre-retire pa lang siyang libing sa utang. Sa dami ng bugbug na natamo niya, utang lang ang bagsak niya. Kawawa naman.

December 15, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Sports  14 Comments

The fall of Lance Armstrong: It’s not just about doping

It’s the lying. It’s the disappointment that the character that I once admired so much turned out to be dark and stained. I’m always in awe of people who triumph over adversities. I was an ardent admirer of Lance Armstrong. I read and re-read his book, “It’s not about the Bike- My Journey Back to […]

January 20, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Sports  2 Comments

What’s Pacquaio take on his men’s boorish actions?

Manny Pacquiao should be asked what he should do with his confidante and assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez and adviser Michael Koncz who assaulted photojournalist Al Bello who was taking a picture of Pacquiao unconscious after he was knocked out by Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. The deplorable incident was captured on camera by Chris Cozzone and […]

December 13, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Sports  216 Comments

Paala-ala kay Pacquiao: hindi ka superman

Akala ko ang leksyun na nakuha ni Manny Pacquiao sa kanyang pagkatalo niya sa Mexicanong si Juan Manuel Marquez ay hindi siya superman at dapat na siyang mag-retiro. Hindi pala. Gusto pa niyang lumaban ulit. Kaya pinag-uusapan na ngayon ang panglimang Pacquiao-Marquez fight. Baka sa Abril daw. “I am going to rest and come back […]

December 11, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Sports  122 Comments

Pacquiao shines in defeat

While most were expressing their disappointment on Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez (many even ridiculed him), Ace Esmeralda of Security Matters Magazine made this discerning note: “The first person I saw who smiled after the knockout was Pacman. How he conducts himself now defines his true relationship with his new found faith. […]

December 9, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Sports  24 Comments

Zumba: Exercise made fun and sexy

By Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files Video by Mario Ignacio and Mario Espinosa YOU will know it’s Zumba time at Fitness First Southmall every morning of Monday and Tuesday because women are in their stylish gym attires as if they are going to a party. And, it’s not just any party. Usually it is a themed […]

July 25, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Health, Sports, Vera Files  254 Comments

Why go to the gym?

By Ellen Tordesillas Photos and video by MARIO IGNACIO People go to the gym for a variety of reasons. One overweight male journalist thought it was the best place to ogle at shapely beauties. He later realized, as he was sweating and panting, that there are less strenuous ways to indulge in girl-watching. Vanessa Agdon, […]

June 13, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Health, Sports  25 Comments