Monday, March 21, 2005

Sports and all


Two second-half goals gave Milan an important win at Roma who had two players sent-off. Hernan Crespo opened the scoring and Andrea Pirlo added another from the penalty-spot to make it eight consecutive league wins and match their away winning record of eleven successes. Coach Carlo Ancelotti was without the injured Alessandro Nesta so Paolo Maldini moved back into the centre of defence alongside Jaap Stam, with Kakha Kaladze operating at left-back. Jon Dahl Tomasson joined Crespo in a two-man attack, with Kaka offering support from a slight withdrawn role.

The Rossoneri, who are tied with Juve in Serie A (66 points but with a better goal difference), are also waiting for their quarterfinal match against city-rivals Internazionale at the UEFA Champions League next week.
TIGER isn't number one again.
Masha lost to Davenport at the semifinals at Pacific Life, but lost to Kim Clijsters in the finals. Masha was blanked in 49 minutes! Maybe she needs to ... I don't know, keep cool, I feel she's doing a Martina H.
Tim Duncan sprains his right ankle during a loss to the Pistons.

And US Congress tries to keep Terri Schiavo alive! Good!

Monday, March 14, 2005

Rossoneri on TOP at Serie A

AC Milan is on top of the table at 63 points with a 1-0 win over Sampdoria at San Siro. Here's from


Milan came through a tough test at home to Sampdoria to gather a 1-0 win thanks to a second-half header from Kaka. The Rossoneri lost both captain Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Nesta to injury in the first period but showed great determination and application to the task to record their seventh straight league win, and ninth in all competitions, to move to the top of the table on 63 points. Third-placed Samp came to the San Siro with a game plan of containment and breaking on the counter-attack and it took the man-of-the-moment, Kaka to break the deadlock on 64 minutes as he met a wonderful Andrea Pirlo cross to place a firm header in the back of the net. The visitors did increase the pressure after that but Carlo Ancelotti’s men were never going to let their lead slip, with Jaap Stam making an important goalline clearance near the end.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Tiger . . . and the Rossoneri

Here's from SI: "King of mountain ... again: Tiger outduels Mickelson to win Doral, returns to No. 1". Tiger Woods gains back his number 1 ranking after losing it to Vijay in September. Let's hope the winning continues.

And here's for my Rossoneri, from

Andrea Pirlo was once again on the spot to score a late winner as Milan grabbed all three points at Atalanta. On a tricky pitch that made free-flowing football difficult, the midfield was in the right place at the right time to decide the encounter with almost the last kick of the game. He had done much the same at Parma in another match that looked to be heading for a draw. Massimo Ambrosini had put the Rossoneri ahead on 71 minutes, only for Stephen Makinwa to wipe out the lead sixty seconds later. However, Carlo Ancelotti’s men kept going right to the end and are well worth their position at the top of the table.

Nevertheless, they are tied with Juventus at 60 points. Juventus won at Rome.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


A schoolmate died early Monday after a massive stroke from an aneurysm left her in coma for about 12 hours. Pinky was 43. A death of a friend always leaves us hurt, and then wonder when we are to be called ourselves. But it also helps us to take stock of our lives and see how ready we are. There are many more things to do in this life, it always seems, but when death strikes, all are left undone, or at least for a moment, waiting for the others to continue where the person left off.