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The First Power Forward
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - February 25, 2007 - 12:00am
The Lakers of the 1950's era was one of the most successful basketball dynasties of all time. George Mikan was the established star center of that team. Another skilled center was a Dutchman from the University...
Punks and Basketball
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - December 20, 2006 - 12:00am
By now, NBA fanatics are aware of the New York - Cleveland mixed-fight match where protagonists are sure to be sanctioned and some fighters to be heavily fined by the league.
Why, Why, Why?
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - November 9, 2006 - 12:00am
I suppose the boxing community is aware of the hasty flight to the US of upstart boxer Jimrex Jaca on the night of November 2, 2006. As a backgrounder, Jaca belongs to the stable of Wakee Salud based here...
It's Game Time!
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - November 1, 2006 - 12:00am
Before anything else, we remember today our dearly departed when we all trek to visit them at their final resting places. Let's try to make the occassion meaningful and ponder on the lives of our loved ones. Surely,...
Big Blow to Chelsea FC
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - October 18, 2006 - 12:00am
Czech international goalkeeper Petr Cech, defending the goal for Chelsea, underwent surgery after being hit on the head by Irish midfielder Stephen Hunt during the weekend's Premiership match where Chelsea won 1-0...
LA's two teams and the Nuggets' big frontline
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - October 11, 2006 - 12:00am
Two teams share the Staples Center, calling it their home turf. They also represent the city of Los Angeles, California with contrasting degrees of success or failures, whichever way you look at it. The LA...
5 for Shaq
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - October 5, 2006 - 12:00am
The Miami Heat has opened training camp and with Shaq's promise of defending the title made during the Heat's victory parade, he believes his team can get him ring number 5. He has four championship rings and in...
Real's aging stars and the Pinoy Noah
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - September 27, 2006 - 12:00am
At 30 y.o., Ronaldo joins Real Madrid's aging troopers which include fellow Brazilians Roberto Carlos at 33 and Emerson, 30; Italy's Fabio Cannavaro, 33, England's David Beckham, 31 and Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy...
Clash of the Titans
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - September 20, 2006 - 12:00am
The English Premier League is just under way and already, high-profile teams have clashed and shown fans that in football, anything can happen. Manchester United versus Arsenal, Chelsea versus Liverpool....
Postscript to the FIBA Worlds
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - September 6, 2006 - 12:00am
One big lesson that Team USA learned from this tournament is that familiarity and continuity can beat an assembly of talent at any given time.
Dr. Deke
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - August 16, 2006 - 12:00am
Growing up loving soccer, basketball was farthest from his mind when Dikembe Mutombo came to the US in 1987 on an academic scholarship to attend Georgetown University. As a premed major, he wanted to return...
Mighty Mortals
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - July 27, 2006 - 12:00am
As of this writing, the facts and figures on this article taken from Muscle and Fitness magazine could very well be disputed, but otherwise, it's still fun to go thru the list of mankind's surreal accomplishments...
Adidas = Football, Part 2
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - July 5, 2006 - 12:00am
It will be an all-Euro affair in the final four of the FIFA World Cup. I was especially expecting Brazil to breeze past the "oldies" of France but Les Blues had other plans. I will miss the samba football of Ronaldo...
Adidas = Football
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - June 28, 2006 - 12:00am
Very prominent on most of the footballing stars of teams playing at the FIFA World Cup are one of the most recognizable trademarks of the world, the famous three stripes of Adidas on their equipment and gear. Being...
Heinously Hideous Hair Fashions and the Heat's Power of 3
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - June 21, 2006 - 12:00am
All football fans remember Brazil's Ronaldo in the last edition of the FIFA World cup when he sported an Amazon Indian inspired haircut. Then there was USA's Alexi Lalas' long locks and Colombian Carlos Valderrama's...
Ole, Ole Ole! The World Cup is here
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - June 7, 2006 - 12:00am
From June 9 to July 9,all eyes will be on Europe's most populated nation and one of the world's leading economic power. Majority of its people adore football, where their association, Deutsche Futball Bund (DFB)...
Questions, Questions
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - April 5, 2006 - 12:00am
It's nearing playoffs and with something like seven regular season games remaining, its still a mad scramble for the final two playoff spots in the eastern and western conferences. But some key questions could make...
Missing Sports Treasures
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - April 2, 2006 - 12:00am
The vertical challenges to our male specie notwithstanding, we are a nation having a major basketball fixation. For our concluding installment, here are hoopdom's key memorabilias whose whereabouts remains a m...
Missing Sports Treasures
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - March 22, 2006 - 12:00am
(2nd of 3 installments) During an average major league game, umpires put in play about 80 baseballs, and in pristine condition are worth $15 (p750) to collectors. But as soon as these balls get whacked over fences...
Pacman, Kobe and Daddy Boy
by SPORTS COLLECTIBLES By Bobby Motus - January 25, 2006 - 12:00am
I was tuned to Solar Sports last Sunday watching the flood of commercials with a round of boxing during breaks. No wonder the flames on the boxing trunks of one of the fighters was diminished by advertisement ranging...
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