Kobe Bryant finally won his fourth championship and first without Shaq as he led the Los Angeles Lakers in finishing off the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the 2009 NBA Finals.

Bryant and the Lakers did not wait to comeback to their homecourt for Game 6 as the franchise notched its 15th championship. As expected, Bryant received the Bill Russel trophy.

Despite his earlier pronouncement, Dwight Howard was not able to come big and help his team prolong their magical season.

Orlando's outside shooting that helped them reach the Finals was never a factor against the much hungrier Lakers. Hopefully, Dwight Howard and the rest of the team will be motivated as the Lakers after they lost last year to the Celtics.


Mayweather-Marquez Fight Postponed

Posted by doms | Monday, June 15, 2009 |

I read from inquirer.net that the scheduled Mayweather-Marquez fight in July will be postponed because Mayweather injured his rib during training.

If this fight will be moved, chances of a Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown will be early next year. Or maybe, this postponement will paved the way for a Pacquiao-Marquez III?

We all have to wait for further developments.


Phoenix Suns PG Steve NashI just caught the latter part of Hardball's replay of their June 12 show where in they featured Steve Nash as the 2009 NBA Finals correspondent for the David Letterman Show. Gosh, I have been missing a lot.

I am a big fan of Steve Nash and still feels bad about him and my phoenix suns not making the playoffs this season. And I am blaming Steve Kerr for that!

Nash, still being part of the NBA Finals, is some consolation for us fans. I just hopes he gets at least one championship ring before he hangs up his jersey.


Roger Federer finally triumphs in Paris as he captured the elusive French Open Men's Singles Tennis grandslam crown after beating the tournament's surprise Robin Soderling in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6 and 6 - 4.

Roger in Paris Federer captures French Open as his 14th Grandslam Title

After falling short against Clay court king Nadal for the past 3 years, Federer finally won the one grandslam he has yet to win not until now. In the process, he adds two more achievement in his already illustirous Tennis career.

The French Open crown he just won is his 14th grandslam single title that equals the record held by another tennis great Pete Sampras. I guess more importantly Federer became only the sixth man to complete a career grandslam.

Andre Agassi, the last man who completed a career grandslam and coincidentally also in Roland Garros in Paris, was the man who presented the trophy.

Federer receives the French Open crown from Andre Agassi
Federer can thank his finals opponent in clearing an easier route for him towards the crown. Soderling, the losing finalist, is the one who upset and eliminated four-time and defending champion Rafael Nadal in the earlier rounds.

Soderling played the best tennis week of his career but only managed to threaten the eventual champ on the second set. Federer needed a tie break to win the set against him.

The magnitude of the victory has Federer tearful while the Swiss national anthem is being played. Truly, he can now be at ease for the rest of his career.

And because Sampras never won the French Open, Roger Federer is now more aptly called, albeit still arguably, the greatest tennis player of all time.


Missing out on some Sporting events

Posted by doms | Sunday, June 07, 2009 |

The past few days made me busy and prevented my from watching ongoing sporting events and blogging about it.

The billiards or pool season had already begun but I failed to watch the Philippine Open 10 ball pool championships. I saw a part of Womens' World Ten ball championships but never got to know who won. Perhaps a consolation, I saw one match of Shannel Lorraine. Hehehe!!!

I also failed to watch the game clinching Game 6 of the eastern finals between the Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers. I also missed Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Finals. Waaaaaaaaahhh!!!!

The coming week is more likely to be just the same. :(