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Boxing optimistic for SEAG

BOXING is one sport we, Filipinos, have definitely proven that we can compete at the world level. I can even cite the performance of our professional boxers like Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire, among others, to show that this is one sport where we stand a good chance of eventually winning an Olympic gold. Anthony […]

Amazing Japan experience

THIS time I will digress from the usual sports talk and please allow me to reminisce on my recent trip to Japan, too early for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics though but then it really was a well earned break from work for me. More so that I had my wife Marissa, my two daughters Janis […]

Right direction for PH equestrian

EQUESTRIAN in the country is taking the right direction but sorry it is not Peping Cojuangco of the Equestrian Association of the Philippines who is spearheading the program. Instead it is another group headed by Carissa Coscoluella who in the past challenged Peping for the leadership position in the sport but did not make head […]

Upsetting Team USA

I AM sure basketball fans remember the 1992 Dream Team at the Barcelona Olympics fielded by the Americans consisting of the finest NBA stars like Michael Jordan, Clyde Drexler, Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin and John Stockton. It was a real All-Star team […]

Usual Monday quarterbacks

THIS is something that happens regularly especially on social media although the feedbacks from the usual Monday quarterbacks depends on the results, either good or bad. I refer to the ongoing FIBA World Cup in China where Gilas Pilipinas lost by routs against world No. 13 Italy (67-126) and No. 4 Serbia (62-108) and lost […]

A fitting PSL finale

NOW it has come to pass after six straight conference finals between F2 Logistics and Petron in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) but then the matchup between Cignal and F2 Logistics is certainly a fitting finale too for the ongoing All-Filipino Conference. Most volleyball fans assumed though that the two regular protagonists would meet for the […]

Tom’s SEAG gold prediction

IF he was another sports official wanting to score pogi points by predicting his targeted gold medal output in the coming Southeast Asian Games, I would not give much credence to the bold prediction of winning four out of six golds, even as high as a sweep of all six gold medals at stake in […]

A very long night in CDO

IT was the very first time that the Philippine SuperLiga has brought women’s volleyball action in Cagayan de Oro City with a doubleheader featuring the game between PLDT Home Fibr against F2 Logistics and the main event between Petron and Foton. Believe me, it proved to be a very long night for me, the players […]

Politics a bane on PH sports?

THIS has been a personal conclusion for me for a long time now, politics is indeed a permanent bane on Philippine sports, sorry to those who will feel alluded to, but it is intended. What do I mean by this? I have been an observer of Philippine sports, part time chronicler too, for more than […]

Good luck to PH women’s team

IT is out of the question to expect the Philippine women’s team to duplicate what the men’s team recently accomplished in the Jones Cup in Taipei, Taiwan. The PH men’s team emerged champion with a perfect 8-0 record, practically all by big margins except against runner-up South Korea, the only team to give a semblance […]

Manny’s most important fight

MANNY Pacquiao describes his title bout against undefeated super welterweight champion Keith Thurman as the most important fight in his career. The match, which will take place in Las Vegas this Sunday morning (PH time) is indeed Manny’s most important one in more ways than one. I am sure there will be a big sized […]

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