Is mountaineering or mountain climbing a sport? According to flypgs.com, “Mountaineering, otherwise known as mountain climbing, is a very popular outdoor sport. There are thousands of mountains in the world, all with their own unique terrain, their own challenges and excitements.”
Amidst the festive mood brought about by the Christmas holidays, my feelings are tempered by the demise of Lim Eng Beng, one of the greatest athletes in local basketball history during this time of merrymaking six years ago.
Exactly 50 years ago on December 19, the music died. On that fateful day of December 19, 1971, the festive local basketball scene was rocked by the physical mauling of a pair of referees in an All-Filipino game in the Manila Industrial Commercial and Athletic Association (MICAA).
George “Ferocious” Kambosos Jr., Manny Pacquiao’s many time sparring partner won a few belts of his own by upsetting heavily favored Teofimo Lopez who beat Vasiliy Lomachenko just 13 months ago.
In recognition of his pioneering efforts, Abraham “Baham” Mitra was also elected as a permanent member of the WBC Board of Governors.
The late Calvo is lone Filipino who is enshrined in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Hall of Fame.
Her decision is an utter shock to this observer simply because Yuka’s a rare find and capable of projecting to the world the wonderful world of Philippine sports.
The Asian Youth Basketball Championship was established in 1970 with Seoul, Korea as the site of the debuting competitions for players no older than 18 years.
Over the long weekend, I came across a Sports Illustrated Daily Cover article, “How One Women’s Football Team Took Control Away From the Men” by Britni de la Cretaz and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo. As I was doing my research on women’s American Football, there’s a lot of history behind the effort to establish women’s American Football.
Conversing with Tamir Goodman, whose life has been a series of twists, turns and detours, but his passion for his faith is as straight as straight can be.