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Unpredictable SMB-Ginebra PBA Finals By Al S. Mendoza   THIS was written hours before Game 4 was to start between San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra on Friday, August 3. Tyranny of deadline, they say. Both teams  are presently battling for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup in a best-of-seven series. As I write this, San Miguel […]

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Did you see Matthysse fight Pacquiao? By Al S. Mendoza   WE celebrate every victory. And if it’s achieved by our compatriot, the more we become ecstatic. Euphoric. That’s the story once more on Manny Pacquiao’s recent triumph. By knocking out Lucas Matthysse of Argentina on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Pacquiao is a world […]

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Officials and coaches, plus referees, are to blame By Al S. Mendoza   THE game was doomed from the start. During warm-up, both teams had physical skirmishes already. Though accidental in nature, the initial contact escalated into intentional. One Australian had a shoulder bump against a Filipino during the customary warm-up drill. The Aussie meant […]

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Pacquiao brushes off kinks in fight vs Matthysse By Al S. Mendoza   MANNY Pacquiao will fight again two Sundays from today. And his July 15 bout with Lucas Matthysse is being eagerly awaited for some reasons not exactly of the palatable kind. For example, why was Freddie Roach nixed as Paquiao’s trainer? Roach, the Hall of […]

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