World Series Game 2: Giants lead 2-0 after shutout win

30 10 2010
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Matt Cain pitched 7 2/3 innings of shutout baseball to lead the San Francisco Giants to 9-0 win in Game 2 of the World Series against the AL Champs Texas Rangers. Edgar Renteria continues to surprise people this October by hitting a home run along with 3 RBIs. The series will shift to Texas with the Rangers trying to avoid being swept in its first World Series.





Women’s World Ten Ball: Amit barges into the semis but loses her finals bid

29 10 2010
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After losing a chance for an outright Round of 16 berth, Rubilyn Amit won 3 straight elimination matches to reach the semifinals of the 2010 Women’s World Ten Ball Championships. Amit is the lone contender left from the host country, the Philippines.  She beat Joanne Ashton of Canada, Han Yu of China, and Line Kjoersvik of Norway in succession to make it to the final 4 in this tournament that offers $20,000 to the winner. She will now face  Korean Ga-Young Kim.

caloycomment: Amit has shown that she is one of the best in the world and I hope she will win it all.

10-29 Update: Jasmine Ouschan of Austria beat Korea‘s Ga-Young Kim to become the new queen of 10 ball.  Ouschan has always been the crowd favorite beat Ga, the woman who blocked Rubilyn Amit’s bid for a second straight title.

Related News:

World 10 Ball has new queen (GMA)





World Series: Giants take Game 1

28 10 2010
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What was expected to be a pitchers duel turned out to be a semi-batting practice by the San Francisco Giants.  The bats of San Francisco made the seemingly unhittable Cliff Lee look ordinary.  Freddy Sanchez had 3 doubles and was key in the six run 5th inning in putting the Giants ahead of the AL Champs Texas Rangers.

Ted Lincecum, who happens to be part Filipino did his part to limit the offense of the Rangers in Game 1 of the World Series.  The Rangers defense also helped the Giants by committing 4 errors.

caloycomment: It was great to see some offense in Game 1. Many bettors thought the Cliff Lee would just mow the down the batting order.  Boy, they were wrong. I would expect a series that will be full of Home runs and runs.  Giants in 6!!! ;)





Women’s World 10 Ball: Amit Last Filipina left

28 10 2010
2009 Women's World 10 Ball Championship

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Only 24 women  pool players remain in the 2010 Women’s World Ten Ball Championships.  Among them is Filipina and Defending Champion Rubilyn Amit.  Iris Ranola, the other Filipino bet failed to advance to the next round as well as World No. 1 Allison Fischer.  Fischer is also know as the Duchess of Doom lost to unheralded Eun Ji Park of Korea.  Matches will resume tomorrow at Nuvo City and Robinsons Galleria.

Caloycomment:  It will be exciting how would Rubilyn Amit fare in this championships.  Being from the host country would definitely bring her some extra motivation to defend her crown.  I hope that the Filipino fans will come, see, and root for our country’s bet in this very prestigious tournament.  Good luck, Rubilyn!!!!

Update: Amit makes it to semis





Boston beats Miami’s Big 3 in NBA season opener

27 10 2010
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The Bron-Wade-Bosh era in Miami starts with a loss to the defending Eastern Conference Champs, Boston Celtics.  The old Big Three showed the new Big Three that they are the best in the east until proven otherwise.  Lebron James scored 31 points in the opened but the new look Miami Heat lost 80-88.

The Celtics led by as much as 19 points early in the game before the Heat made it close.  The trio of Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh accounted for 15 of their teams 17 turnovers.  The Heat just shot 36.5% in the field.  Boston was led by Ray Allen‘s 20  and Paul Pierce‘s 19 points. Kevin Garnett had a double-double (10 pts 10 rebs)

 

Caloycomment:  It’s a rude a awakening to some fans that were fantasizing an 82-0 season for the Heat.  This is not an NBA Live game.  These Heat can lose and they can even lose to lesser teams.  It’s a good thing that they lost the opener so that they will not  be so pressured to be perfect.  I expect them to have a deep run in the playoffs and they might even win the NBA title next year but it is too early to speculate.  Injuries might come, trades, or they might just choke like the Dallas Cowboys this season.  Let’s just enjoy the season, there are many other teams to look at and other up and coming guys to root for.  I am sure though that Cleveland is quiet happy tonight. ;)





US Open 9 Ball: Warren Kiamco is the last RP bet left

25 10 2010
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The vaunted Filipino juggernaut in billiards faltered in late stages of the US Open 9 Ball Tournament. Warren Kiamco is the lone Filipino left and he is surviving in the loser’s bracket in the prestigious 35th Annual US 9 Ball Championship in Virginia.  His fancied compatriots like Efren Reyes, Django Bustamante, Ronnie Alcano, and many others have fallen. The Cebuano will try to overcome a very formidable obstacle because a single loss would mean an exit from this tournament that has a top prize of $40,000.

Mika immonen, Darren Appleton, and Corey Deuel are the other bets lefts in the tournament.

Related Links

Tournament Website

Results (Appleton wins)

 





Roger Federer ties Pete Sampras

25 10 2010
Roger Federer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

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Roger Federer won the Stockholm Open to tie the legendary Pete Sampras for his 64th career title. He beat German Florian Mayer in straight sets 6-4. 6-3. He will need another 13 titles to tie John McEnroe who had 77 titles. The Stockholm Open victory is just the third title won by Federer this year.  It has been a year full of challenges for him as he lost his grip on his No. 1 ranking to Spain’s Rafael Nadal. His victory was also his 50th win of the year making him the first player since Sampras to have 50 wins in the tennis tour for 9 straight seasons.








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