The BMEG Derby Ace Llamados advance to the semifinals of the 2010 PBA Fiesta Conference after outlasting Rain or Shine Elastopainters 105 - 100 in overtime of their sudden-death Game 5 Quarterfinals match.

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The Llamados let the Elastopainters into the ballgame but recovered just in time. Rain or Shine had a chance to win it outright but Sol Mercado's 3 was way off line with the scored tied 90 all after 4 quarters.In the extension period, their defense and experience took over to finally repulsed the Rain or Shine.

Tony Washam, who just came after Game 3 of the quarterfinal series, led the Llamados with 49 points. Raffy Reavis, KG Canaleta & James Yap provided crucial scoring support. James Yap, with bruised left eye & not-so-spectacular scoring night, proved steady on the free throw line, knocking in six free throws in the overtime period.

Rain or Shine meanwhile became too predictable in the endgame. Almost exclusively going to Sol Mercado on isolation plays. That made thing easier for the Llamados defense.

Gabe Norwood tried to lead the Elastopainters in OT, his last two points coming from the free throw line kept his team within a basket, 100 - 102 with 17.2 seconds to go.

BMEG was able to waste important seconds in the inbound play before James Yap was fouled. J. Yap connected both free throws to basically to put the game beyond Rain or Shine's reach.

BMEG will face the San Miguel Beeermen in the semifinals. BMEG is just another name for the Purefoods franchise. That semifinal tussle will be another one between two storied and pioneering PBA rivals.

Fan note: I'm really glad to catch this exciting game after watching lopsided UAAP first round baskeball match between DLSU & UE.

Glad to see former UE warrior, Marcy Arellano being called to play in this PBA game, even getting a steal.


David "Big Papi" Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox won this year's All Star HomeRun Derby held at the Los Angeles Angels Stadium in Anaheim.

Big Papi has recently regained his old slugger-form and his win in this hitting-balls-out-of-the-park will further boost his confidence. He scored 21 HRs to reach the final round. In the final he hit 11 against the 5 hit by the other finalist Hanley Ramirez.

The Homerun derby is annual spectacle of the All Star Week of the Major League Baseball. The goal of the derby is to hit as many balls as possible out of the ballpark. Foul balls and infield hit are considered out. Every participants are given only 10 outs.

There are two rounds. Top 4 homerun hitters will advance to second round. Score of the 4 in the second round will be added to their score in the first round. The top two will advance to the finals.


Spain wins 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Posted by doms | Monday, July 12, 2010 |

Congratulations, Spain!

Spain won the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa via Andres Inestia's goal against the Netherlands, 1 - 0 for its first ever World Cup title.

spain wins 2010 world cup

Other winners:

Best Player of the Final - Andres Inestia, Spain
Golden Ball ( Most Outstanding Player in 2010 World Cup) - Diego Forlan, Uruguay
Golden Boot (Most Goals) - Thomas Mueller, Germany
Best Young Player - Thomas Mueller, Germany
Silver Boot - David Villa, Spain
Bronze Boot - Wesley Sneijder, Netherlands
Golden Glove - Iker Casillas, Spain

World Cup - Spain
Runner-Up - Netherlands
3rd Place - Germany

Thank you South Africa. The 2014 Fifa World Cup and Brazil awaits.

via Yahoo Sports. Image from Wikipedia.


Is it Spain or will it be the Netherlands? Who do you think will win the World Cup in South Africa?

The World Cup is the ultimate football event and rivals the Olympics in terms of global fame.

Football or soccer is not a big thing here in our country because the game is not as action as basketball or boxing. But the sportsfan in me can't help but pick a side. I like orange but I will be rooting for Spain. I am certain but there maybe some spanish blood running in my veins. I maybe very well be a half-spanish, half-bread er... Filipino. Hehehe!!!

Seriously, I do hope this sport will gain popularity here in the Philippines. It is one of the sports where height is not a big factor. I believe that in terms of speed and stamina, Filipinos can be great in this sport.

Sadly, I think only big Universities promote this sport. I hope Google's doodle can impressed upon Filipino web searches to embrace the sport.


The FEU Tamaraws won over the Ateneo Blue Eagles 72 - 69 for their first game in the UAAP Season 73 Men's Senior Basketball tournament.

Sophomore RR Garcia's game-long scoring brilliance spearheaded FEU Tamaraw's attack while veterans Reil Cervantes & Aldrech Ramos provided timely hustle plays to turn back a formidable Ateneo side.

Despite losing big men Al Hussaini and Noy Baclao to graduation, the Blue Eagles was just one basket short of sending the game to overtime. Niko Salva's undergoal stab was just short to tie the game.

FEU is one the favorites my pick to take the crown this season although I haven't seen the likes of DLSU or UE play.

Defending Ateneo Blue Eagles is seeking a three-peat in UAAP Basketball while DLSU is UAAP Season 73's host.


Missing the UAAP Season Opening

Posted by doms | Sunday, July 11, 2010 |

It was in the first week of June when I opened the idea to TL Sab. We were supposed to watch the opening of the UAAP Season 73 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Unfortunately, it fell to a work day. Argh!!!! :(

I hope I get to see (and blog)a live UAAP Basketball game before the season end. If I get my pick, Ateneo vs. FEU.


Brock Lesnar withstood the on-slaught of UFC's stoppage artist and bounced back with a triangle arm choke to push Shane Carwin to submission and defend his undisputed heavyweight title in UFC 116.

Brock Lesnar survived a bloddied face, and powerful pummeling from interim champion Shane Carwin in the first round. Carwin landed powerful punches but kinda tapered off a little in attack. Lesnar successfully held on to the end of the first round.

Carwin who has yet to made past first round (except today), and punch himself out is not the same in the second round. Lesnar capitilize and initiated a take down. After which, Lesnar was able to secure an arm triangle choke that led to Carwin's tap out.

Carwin is the favorite and has more fans inside the sold-out MGM Grand.