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2020 Tokyo Olympics should roll on

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games which was supposed to be held last July 24 to August 9 was unanimously postponed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headed by its President Thomas Bach and Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo together with the President of the…

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Against all odds By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   FOUR towns in Eastern Pangasinan conducted cycling road races last February and this month. The first was staged in Umingan, the home of the only four-time national Tour champion of the Philippines Santy Barnachea, my godson. It was followed in Urdaneta…

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It’s time to honor Pangasinan’s sports heroes By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. IT’S been my long desire and high time now to fete our numerous sports heroes that gave honor and pride to our beloved province, then and now, by our local lawmakers, with the nod of our hardworking and…

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How to be a cycling champ (Second of two series) By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. ALLOW me to describe here the cycling training I did which I believe enabled me to reach the cycling apex, winning the runner-up plums twice in1965 and 1967 during my heydays, then the fabled 1973…

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How to be a cycling champ (First of two series) By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I WAS bombarded with queries when I bumped into some of our young local professional and amateur cyclists weeks ago in San Fabian town. Of course, as expected, I was not surprised at all…

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Pacquaio vs. Mikey Garcia in the offing By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   OVER the last few weeks, there have been confusing reports about our boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio’s probable next opponent. The first report pointed to the undefeated 22-year-old Mexican-American blooded Ryan Garcia carding 21 wins sans loss…

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Olympic, FIBA Asia, IOC blues By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   IN the last few days, there were disturbing wire reports in the world of sports that affected our national athletes in world competitions especially in the much-awaited 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that was supposed to be staged last year…

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Remembering Leon Spinks and Muhammad Ali By Jesus A, Garcia Jr.   I felt sad upon learning last week that former world heavyweight boxing champ Leon Spinks finally succumbed to prostate cancer last February 8 after his five-year battle to beat it. I still recall the day when the young…

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Pacquiao vs. Mayweather rematch in the offing? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   REPORTS are circulating in boxing world anent the welterweight rematch between Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Paquiao versus the undefeated American pugilist Floyd “The Money” Mayweather. Unlike the first proposal when Pacman asked a return bout few…

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