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Sorry, Alex
by FGS Gujilde - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
After the Roland Garros red mud settled the other week, I wrote about the greatest clay court player in history, and last week about the greatest basketball player of his generation.
LeBronzed
by FGS Gujilde - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
I didn’t know many people seriously hate LeBron James until I came across with social media posts spitting bitter vile against the greatest basketball player in the post-Michael Jordan era.
Clay jinx
by FGS Gujilde - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The French Open is back in its old habit. Unpredictable.
Novak crashes out of French Open
by FGS Gujilde - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Not Djokovic, the world number one is safely through, dropping only five games in his opening match.
The next big Thiem
by FGS Gujilde - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Down two sets in this year’s US Open final, Dominic Thiem was about to perfect the art of losing a slam final. The Austrian had it close in this year’s Australian Open but bungled a 2-1 sets lead to hand...
2020 US Open Champion*
by FGS Gujilde - September 10, 2020 - 12:00am
For anyone to win a slam in men’s tennis, he must play his best against the worst of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, the three kings who monopolize the game for almost two decades now.
Milwaukee bucks, literally
by FGS Gujilde - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The iconic black power salute of American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics 200m awarding ceremony mutated half a century later, but against the same enemy – racial discriminatio...
Boys don’t cry
by FGS Gujilde - August 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Michael Jordan is the ultimate alpha male who is not afraid to show emotions.
Numb
by FGS Gujilde - August 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Only Manny Pacquiao cleared the streets of traffic, apart from corona and not any self-appointed messiah.
Oblivious to the obvious
by FGS Gujilde - August 13, 2020 - 12:00am
In sports, there is a virtue higher than sportsmanship. It is sensitivity. In 2006, Amelie Mauresmo won her first slam in Australia. But she did not pump her fist nor jump for joy.
Greater than the greatest
by FGS Gujilde - August 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Forever etched in the memory of Filipinos is that one hell of a fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier dubbed Thrilla in Manila in 1975. A grudge match of a decider, each beat the other previously.
NBAsians
by FGS Gujilde - July 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The world’s ultimate basketball league is largely African-American territory.
Goldless society
by FGS Gujilde - July 23, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1924, the Philippines first participated in the Olympics and every edition after, except in 1980 when we joined the US-led boycott of the Moscow Games to protest Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan.
Error margin
by FGS Gujilde - July 16, 2020 - 12:00am
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I write it again.
Antics in athletics
by FGS Gujilde - July 9, 2020 - 12:00am
One of a few good things about quarantine is watching replay of tennis grand slam classics.
Farewell, Wolfran
by FGS Gujilde - July 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Double fault, I don’t exactly know how to start.
Desaparecidos
by FGS Gujilde - June 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Be patient. I am going to write about sports champions who may have been forgotten after instantly soaring to prominence but plummeted as fast like a shooting star. Here today, gone tomorrow.
Fanatics
by FGS Gujilde - June 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Tennis and golf fans are a curious case.
We can’t breathe
by FGS Gujilde - June 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Sports reveal who we are as individuals and as a people. Like art, it mimics life. Just like success in life, sports excellence demands discipline, hard work, character, talent and opportunity. And priorities.
Exceptions who rule
by FGS Gujilde - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Athletes fit into a certain physical mold required by the sport they play. But there is always an exception to any general rule.
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