Wednesday, 27 September 2017

What's Up With the World of Sports

          The world of sports nowadays is very much alive with all its latest happening. Whatever your sports inclination is and either you are an active follower of a certain discipline or a mere spectator, there are lots of reasons to feel excited on what is going on in the sports world. 

To cite some of these developments, allow me to share with you the following: 

1. The world heavyweight championship between the present champion Joseph Parker against the  equally heralded Hughie Fury. And although it was reported that the camp of Hughie was not satisfied with the decision but nevertheless, WBO itself through its VP was satisfied with the outcome of the game;

2.  Then last Saturday, one of the well publicised fight of the year was staged. The ever popular Triple G fought against the slugger Saul Canelo to a 12 round fight draw. This result also brought some controversies to some sports fans for they fell that Tripe G deserves to be the winner of the fight. And with this atmosphere surrounding even at the post fight, the fight, talks are ongoing for a possible rematch between these two exciting boxers. 

3. In the world of basketball particularly the National Basketball Association, several stories also made the headlines and one of them is the update on Derrick Rose as he makes his way to the Cleveland Cavaliers to be its point guard.
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Athlete, in whatever sports he is in, always dreads the idea of having an injury and that exactly what happened to Rose. He was heralded as the next big thing a few years ago but then his performance was clouded by his strings of injuries and this brought to a halt to his exciting career.

4. Finally in the world of Australian football (footy), the whole Melbourne city is filled with enormous excitement as the city prepares for the AFL Grand Finals this coming Saturday at the MCG. The building up of the emotions of the fans is such in a highest level that they started to make things as excitement as ever as they prepared for this week's finals. Both teams' (Adelaide vs Richmond) fans are so eager to witness this another addition to the much illustrated world of Australian football. Good luck to both teams and may the best group win. 




                                            

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

What is Important in Sports: Winning or Something Else?

          The world of sports is composed of various facets. And one among those is its similarity to a coin- it is composed of two opposing parts- positive and the negative. And on sports, any aim on events is always winning- thus giving 100% performance is always a must.  No second level or lopsided performance but rather, everything should be aiming for the best. 

          However, losing in any competition is the other side of the coin. Pain, desolation, heartbroken and downhearted are but some of the negative consequences of any loss. Sometimes, a player could ask himself, " What went wrong with my performance?

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How did it happen when in fact, I have given my best shot?" Other questions could come up in one's mind yet at the very end, this unfortunate result could be a blessing in disguise and it will happen when one says the positive effect of losing. 

          That instead of blaming oneself or the worse, blaming others, one will resort to retrospection and assess what needs to be improved in terms of one's approach to the game. "Better luck next time." is always a positive approach to the experience. Thus one of the best ways to approach any game is to look at it as a  means of emerging as a winner- both in winning or losing the game. It's all in the mind after all.




                                       

Sunday, 28 May 2017

What's Hot In Sports

          Any avid sports fan should look forward to some interesting developments in the world of sports both here in Australia and in the whole world. This is one facet of life that never runs out of excitement. Whatever field of sports that you have chosen, there are always some interesting events in the near future, soon or later. 



          In the world of footy, the famous Australian football is now on its mid year season and all the teams are trying their very best to stay in contention. Hence the goal of winning is constantly the primary one in every schedule that they have. As of today, the leading teams are the following: Adelaide Crows, Brisbane Lions, Geelong Cats, Western Bulldog and Melbourne.

          While the rest of the teams are busy preparing their members for the coming schedules, these teams on the lead would never put down their guard so that they can improve or maintain their present standing.

          Meanwhile in the world of boxing, one exciting coming huge boxing event is the scheduled match between the heavily favoured champion Manny Pacquaio against the Brisbane boxer Jeff Horn. While those boxing aficionados have set their eyes on the much known boxer Manny yet the odds are not against the little known Brisbane boxer for nobody exactly knows what will happen inside the ring. So with much excitement, the world is preparing to witness this great fight this coming July 2, 2017.  





                                    

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Heart of a Winner

          The world of sports is composed of so many facets. And one of those is its similarity to a coin- it is composed of two parts- positive and negative. Any sport's goal is constantly achieving the winning side. Hence giving one's 100% performance in any sport is a must. No second level or lopsided performance but rather, everything should be aiming for the best. 


          On the other hand, losing in any competition is the other side of the coin, desolation, downhearted, heartbroken, and others are but the same of the negative consequences of any loss. Sometimes, a player could ask himself, " What went wrong with my performance? How did it happen when in fact, I have given my best shot?" 

         Other questions could come up in one's mind yet at the very end, this unfortunate result could be a blessing in disguise most notably when one says to himself, "I need to see the positive effects of this loss." That instead of blaming oneself or the worse, blaming others,
one will resort to retrospection and assess what needs to be improved or revised in terms of one's approach to the game. 

          "Better luck luck next time" is always a seemed compliment afterwards yet there would be a room for improvement in one's performance. Thus one of the best ways to approach any game is to look at it as a means of emerging as a winner- both in winning or losing the game. It's all in the mind after all. 













Saturday, 21 January 2017

Australian Open 2017

          One of the most awaited sporting events in Australia and in the whole world is the Australian Open. From Wikipedia,  " the 2017 Australian Open is a tennis tournament that is taking place at Melbourne Park between 16-29 January 2017.  It is the 105th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam Tournament of the year. The tournament consists of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players complete in singles and doubles tournaments."




          And just like in any kind of sports, unknown players stood up while some known ones failed to qualify to the next round. On the other hand, all Australian male players are gone and not a lucky year for the Australians as nobody among the guys stay behind to claim a higher spot for this year's event.



          Some of those who bowed out already are Novak Djokovic, as he was upset by Denis Istomin and the Australian promising players Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios. Then on the positive side, those who marched forward are the following: big names like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Venus Williams and the like. Thus, continue to watch the ongoing matches at the Australian Open as they unfold each single day. 




Sunday, 25 December 2016

The Boxing World 2016

          One of the most talked sports of all time is the world of boxing. And for 2016, here are some of the most interesting fighters this year has produced and who continued to dominate the sports.

1. Gennady "GGG" Golovkin- he is one of those famous fighters in the middleweight division. All throughout his career, Golovkin has been dominating all his opponents either by scoring on a knockout or scoring a win by points. A few of those names mentioned as his most probable opponents are Canelo Alvarez, Billy Joe Saunders, James Degale, Danny Jacobs, and Sergey Kovalev. 

2. Roman Gonzales- another interesting fighter who has come out as phenomenal this year is Gonzalez. He is considered as a favourite against his next opponent McWilliams Arroyo. His illustrious career is considered as dominating as that of Triple G and much expectations are put on his coming fights.




3. Andre Ward- the top fighter in the light heavyweight division and his success in overpowering such opponents as Sullivan Barrera just proved that he really is a dominant fighter on this division. So much expectations are placed on this fighter and many are excited to witness him on his coming fights. 

4. Sergey Kovalev- his overwhelming victory against opponents such as the recent one, Jean Pascal, for the second time in less than a year. And it was noted that it was just the notable Bernard Hopkins who went the distance with him. His power and technique always dominate his opponents. 

5. Canelo Alvarez- his overwhelming victories over such opponents as Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan just showed his dominance and power. he is still considered as a young and precious fighter and many are hopeful to watch his upcoming events and among those who are eyed to be his opponents are Genady Golovkn and more surprised names.

6. Manny Pacquiao- back from his recent triumph over the known flashy fighter Jesse Vargas, Pacquiao is said to be back in timing and power. His recent retirement did not last long and now he is back on the ring again. 

There are those other names worthy to mention but I would just limit my names on these following fighters above. The world of boxing is waiting for more interesting fights for year 2017. 


Monday, 4 January 2016

The Australian Open 2016

          January 18- 31, 2016- mark those dates as they usher the start of the grand slam of tennis among others are the Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open- the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the whole world and the events that every tennis player should wish to participate into.

         Some interesting activities are being lined up as early as last year to make this yearly event another amazing one. On the sidelines, famous Melbourne restaurants are set to put up shop on the annual Australian Open Festival to be held at Birrarung Marr from  from 18 to 31 of January. 


          Exciting names to take note for this year's event are those of Lleyton Hewitt who will be playing for his last Australian Open appearance, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. This year's initial offering of Grand Slam is proudly sponsored by KIA, ANZ, Jacob's Creek and IBM. 


Source: http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2016-01-02/chasing_history_milestones_on_the_line_in_2016.html