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Team or personal success?

AND then there were four. The Final Four or national semifinals of the U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men’s basketball tournament, featuring the Gonzaga Zags (36-1) vs. the South Carolina Gamecocks (26-10) and the North Carolina Tar Heels (31-7) vs. the Oregon Ducks (33-5), will be held on April 2 (Manila time) […]

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Father vs son in pro game

IN international basketball history, there was only a single instance that a father and son that competed in a major professional (or semi-professional) league in the same season and even played against each other. Italian all-time great Dino Meneghin dribbled long enough for him to go up against son Andrea during the 1993-94 season of […]

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Sonny and Dodot

TO date, this matter remains a mystery. Father and son could have been the first tandem in the 42-year existence of the professional Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) league to see action in the same season – if not play together on the same floor. Robert (Sonny) Jaworski and Robert (Dodot) Jaworski Jr., however, blew the […]

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Big J’s legend

HE may be a most polarizing figure in Philippine basketball history during his heyday. But love him or hate him, “The Big J” Robert Jaworski is one of legendary cagers the country has ever produced. The son of a Polish father and a Filipino mother, Jaworski, who turned 71 on March 8, starred for the […]

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New Order in PCYAA

IT was a sterling campaign for Makati Gospel Church-New Life Christian Academy in Season 4 of the Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA), having topped five of the 10 events in the league’s sports calendar. A New Order in the PCYAA League has been established following the New Lifers’ title successes in 14-and-under Boys Aspirants […]

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Judenites or New Lifers?

THIS is for real; this is for all the marbles. After a pair of postponements – first on February 23 because of a fire nearby the game venue and second on February 27 due to an impending nationwide transport strike – the deciding Game Three of the best-of-three Boys Juniors Division finals of the 4th […]

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Saint Jude vs MGC-NLCA

AND then there were only two. It will be two-time defending titlist Saint Jude Catholic School and last year’s third-placer Makati Gospel Church-New Life Christian Academy in the finals of the 4th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) Boys high school basketball tournament at the Uno High School gym in Tondo, Manila. This came about […]

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Pacers vs Seagulls

IN the second of two “special” tie-breaking games to determine the rankings entering the eight-team quarterfinal playoffs of the 4th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) Juniors basketball competitions, Pace Academy and Philippine Cultural College, which owned identical 4-3 win-loss records after the elimination round, face each other today (February 9, 7 p.m.) at the […]

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PH basketball’s early days

I WAS neither tall nor muscular enough to be involved in varsity basketball as a teener at Xavier School. In short (no pun intended), I was simply not good enough to wear the school colors during my high school days. Notwithstanding the fact, my passion for basketball never wavered a bit. I chose the next […]

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Tight PCYAA playoffs race

THE plot thickens in the Boys’ Juniors (High School) Division of the 4th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions held at the Uno High School gym. Going into the lone contest (host Grace Christian College vs. Saint Jude Catholic School) today, January 24 (7 p.m.), there is a four-way logjam atop the standings […]

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PCYAA Season 4 resumes

SEASON 4 of the Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) league goes full blast today, January 12, with the resumption of the basketball competitions at the Uno High School gym. Action in the Boys’ Juniors (High School) Division commences on that day with Saint Peter the Apostle School taking on last year’s runner-up Philippine Cultural […]

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