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Stunning win for Jubileeans

JUBILEE Christian Academy boosted its title-contending status with a stunning 71-59 victory over erstwhile unblemished Saint Jude Catholic School last Sunday in the Boys Juniors division of the 7th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions at the Uno High School gym. It was the third consecutive victory in as many assignments for the […]

Pace Academy on a roll

Team Standings: Boys Juniors Basketball – Pace Academy (2-0), Saint Jude Catholic School (2-0), Jubilee Christian Academy (1-0), Grace Christian College (1-1), Uno High School (0-1), St. Stephen’s High School (0-2), MGC New Life Christian Academy (0-2) and Philippine Cultural College (X-X) Girls Juniors Volleyball – Pace Academy (2-0), MGC New Life Christian Academy (1-0), […]

Tacko is the new Zaza

WITH David Joel Stern’s passing on New Year’s Day (January 1) afternoon (U.S. time) at age 77, all four predecessors of current NBA commissioner Adam Silver have crossed the Great Beyond — Maurice Podoloff (the league MVP hardware is named after him), J. Walter Kennedy (the NBA Citizenship Award is named after him), Lawrence O’Brien […]

All set for 7th PCYAA basketball

IT’S back to the salt mines for this Hoopster. Juniors competitions in the boys and girls divisions of the 7th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions among the eight Chinese-Filipino member schools in the Metro Manila area will unwrap on Saturday, January 11, at 12 noon at the Uno High School gym in […]

NBA New Year’s Day feats

THE year 2019 ends today and the year 2020 unwraps tomorrow, that is according to the Gregorian calendar. It is a solar calendar that is named after Pope Gregory XIII and is used in most parts of the world since October 1582. It consists of 12 months and there are 28 to 31 days in […]

NBA Christmas Day games

THE Philippines is between 12 and 15 hours ahead of the United States in time and so the Christmas Day games in the National Basketball Association (NBA) are actually being played this morning. The five-game holiday slate features Boston vs. Reigning NBA titlist Toronto (1 a.m. Manila time), 2018-19 NBA regular-season champion Milwaukee at Philadelphia […]

LeBron’s 14th Christmas Game

AS in the previous years, there are five games to be played on Christmas Day (December 26, Manila time) in the National Basketball Association (NBA). These are: Boston at Toronto (1:00 a.m. MT), Milwaukee at Philadelphia (3:30 a.m.), Houston at Golden State (6:00 a.m.), Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers (9:00 a.m.) and New […]

True essence of CHRISTmas

ALTHOUGH it’s still six days before Christmas, please allow me to greet one and all a Merry Christmas this early! As I was listening to a CD full of Christmas music while doing this column, the lyrics of one such song caught my attention that I am sharing with you readers. The song entitled “You’re […]

Legendary Lim Eng Beng (Part 2)

BEFORE Lim Eng Beng there was elongated big man Kurt Bachmann who was the dominant player for De La Salle in the mid-fifties when he powered the Green to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball title in 1956. Legend has it that the 1960 Rome Olympian’s favorite offensive weapon, the hook shot, was […]

3 sports ‘loves’

TALKING of sports, I had three “loves” as a youngster during the 1960s – basketball, soccer and boxing. During my heyday, I did play basketball and soccer although I never tried boxing. No, I was not afraid of the blood-letting associated with boxing. I was then skinny-framed and my late mom did not want me […]

Brutal December for Lakers

The LA Lakers own the toughest and most brutal schedule in the NBA in the month of December – nine games on the road and only five at home (Staples Center). They started on the wrong foot, losing to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, 114-110, at the Staples Center – last Dec. 1 to […]

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