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Manaoag, Lingayen beat foes, clash for title By Jesus Garcia, Jr. THE Manaoag team of Mayor Kim Amador was in a comfy mode after snatching the first game of the best-of-three semifinal series of this year’s 2nd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament with its scintillating 90-71 win over arch-foe Urdaneta City on March 10. But […]

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Happy and sad By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   SPORTS s aficionados in the province especially our province’s chief executive, the sports-minded Gov. Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III as well as the management staff of the Pangasinan Sports Development and Management Council headed by chief executive officer Modesto Operaña and Marlon Domalanta, were so elated […]

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Rematch? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE FIRST game of the best-of-three semifinal series of the 2nd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament held at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) in Lingayen last March 10 with jam-packed crowd is another successful affair of Gov. Pogi’s sport project. Defending champion Binmaley and last season’s […]

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Four buted teams By Jesus A Garcia Jr.   THE 2nd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament, a brainchild sports project of Gov. Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III is now nearing the homestretch. The Magic Round of eight teams was concluded last March 3 at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) in Lingayen. Yes, I […]

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Teams to beat: Binmaley, Urdaneta City By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AS EXPECTED, the defending champion Binmaley team of Mayor Sammy Rosario finished its last two assignments by beating Asingan through default (20-0) on February 24 and Bayambang by six marks, 103-97, on February 25, to remain untarnished since the start of the 2nd […]

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Surprising Sto. Tomas quintet By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. THE Sto. Tomas quintet entered the Group B quarterfinals of the 2nd Pangasinan Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament the hard way. It topped the Northern Conference’s 5th and final slot of the Wild Card round by defeating Alcala, Laoac and Binalonan and joined the ten-town fray of Group […]

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Binmaley vs. Alaminos and Manaoag By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   UNLIKE its first game against Mangaldan that resulted in a come-from-behind victory for defending champion Binmaley, 100-94, the subsequent two games of Binmaley in the Group A quarterfinals of this year’s Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament against Alaminos City and Manaoag on February 3 […]

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Binmaley vs Mangaldan By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. I FAILED to attend the baptismal reception of my grandson JJ, the only son of my first child Jazy held at Mangaldan’s Trish Hotel/Restaurant last January 28 because it coincided with the Binmaley-Mangaldan skirmish. I had to cover the battle between the two title contenders in Group […]

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Searching for new cycling champions (Second of two series) By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. YEAR 2015 was the last time a Pangasinan cyclist took center stage when Umingan son Santy Barnachea won the annual 15-day Ronda Pilipinas. He’s the only Filipino professional pedal-pusher to win four multi-stage bikathons breaking my three triumphs as well as the […]

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