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I thought of Ronnie Nathanielsz today. As always, it was not easy, or comfortable, and seemingly even more so now that he had finally been laid to rest days ago. He had that effect on me, and many of us in the industry. And perhaps it’s high time to face the reason why.

La Salle and Ateneo begin their best-of-three duel for the UAAP senior men’s basketball championship at the Mall of Asia Arena tomorrow with the series expected to draw sell-out crowds from start to finish.

I just got a copy of the book “Ricky Hatton’s Vegas Tales: Me in Las Vegas, What Could Possibly Go Wrong” written by the Manchester Hitman with Justyn Barnes. It’s an entertaining read, particularly if you’re interested in what goes on in a boxer’s mind before, during and after a fight.


	Manny Pacquiao, left, and Jessie Vargas face each other during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016., about their WBO welterweight title fight scheduled for November 5. | AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
In a little over a week, Manny Pacquiao is returning to the ring against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.
Manny Pacquiao works the mitts with Freddie Roach in this file photo.
Some may think that Manny Pacquiao has already seen better days. Freddie Roach disagrees.
Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz poses with President Duterte during a courtesy call in Davao City on Thursday night. | Ace Morandante/PPD
Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz became P2 million richer after President Duterte announced he is giving the weightlifter the said amount for bringing honor to the country.

	Hidilyn Diaz, of the Philipines, competes in the women's 53kg weightlifting competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Diaz won the silver medal. | AP Photo/Mike Groll
 Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz shook up the Philippine sports scene early Monday after winning the country’s first medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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UPCOMING GAMES

Nov. 30, 2016 (Wednesday)

Philippine Cup

1st Game: Ynares Center, Antipolo 4:15 PM

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2nd Game: Ynares Center, Antipolo 7:00 PM

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The Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles exacted revenge on the Adamson Falcons with a 73-67 win to close out the elimination round and bag the second seed and the twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.

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