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My sports heroes, then and now By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I HAVE only admired a few athletes ever since sports became my life. I have a very high regard and respect for American swimmer Michael Phelps although swimming is not one of my five favorite sports. Phelps to my mind is the greatest […]

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Ups and downs in 2016 PH sports By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE year 2016 was not so bright for Philippine sports. The only shining star was our female weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz who saved the face of our Philippine contingent by narrowly winning a silver medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics to […]

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PH cyclists conquered Saipan and Guam By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I’VE been to Saipan seven times during my eleven years of stay in Guam. Three of these trips were for pleasure, three were for business and one memorable  basketball goodwill game in 1989. In that particular game against Saipan-based Filipino cagers led by […]

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Missed the flyweight world title fight By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I ARRIVED late and missed the world title fight between Philippines’ Milan Melindo and Thailand’s Fahlan Sakkreerin, and others, held in Cebu City  last November 26. My flight from Clark was delayed by around 40 minutes. I made the mistake of booking a […]

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Another world title fight By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   BY the time you read this piece , we would have already known who won the fight between our No. 5 world ranked contender Milan “El Metodico” Melindo and  No. 3 world class challenger Fahlaan Sakkreen of Thailand for the interim IBF (International Boxing Federation) […]

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Beleaguered PhilCST and PAMMA By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE PRISAA regional meet was already finished but the PRISAA Metro-Dagupan tilt has yet to conclude its business due to unresolved technical problems that cropped during the elimination round involving Calasiao-based Philippine Colleges of Science and Technology (PhilCST) and the Pangasinan Merchant Marine Academy (PAMMA). […]

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One down, one up for PH By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   WE watched last Sunday (November 6) how our two world well-known prized fighters battled their foes in world title matches. One done, one up. Yes, we saw how the Filipino-American Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, Jr. lost his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super […]

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