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NBA games to resume amid COVID-19 contagion By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   PHILIPPINE’S professional basketball league PBA is still off, but the U.S. version, NBA, is definitely resuming its remaining games on July 31. This was the latest concession of NBA’s Board of Governors amid threat of COVID-19 contagion that derailed the league since […]

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Pacquiao for president in 2022? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   WHEN Top Rank Promotions boxing czar Bob Arum told some sports scribes that Filipino boxing icon Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is planning to run for president in the Philippines in 2022, the news turned viral among sports and political netizens. As expected, there were […]

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COVID-19 hits sports world By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE world has been under quarantined for four months, and the dreaded COVID-19 contagion in the United States, Brazil and United Kingdom remains unabated with hundreds of thousands already killed by the virus. So far, the Philippines has 1,186 registered fatalities as of this writing […]

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Remembering basketball mentor Nic Jorge By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. I WAS stunned to hear a radio report last Sunday morning that one of the pillars in Philippine basketball Nic Jorge met his untimely demise in his sleep last Saturday (June 13) evening. Stunned because despite his 77 years, he was still very active in […]

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Pacquiao vs Golovkin? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. THERE’S a trending sports report that Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s next opponent might be the current International Boxing Federation (IBF) and International Boxing Organization (IBO) world middleweight champ Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin. This started when Pacman called out Golovkin last week to fight him in a […]

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Tyson-Holyfield trilogy in the offing By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. RUMORS are circulating in the sports world that a Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield third fight is in the offing. The planned trilogy (according to the well-known promoter who requested anonymity as negotiations still in progress) will be held this November and could be staged in a […]

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Reminiscing my cycling days after 1977 By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. AFTER winning the 1977 Marlboro Tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao staged in the month of June, I took a respite for five days and resumed pushing the pedals of my bike again to avoid getting complacent and rusty. I knew I had to […]

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Returning to normal? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. WHEN our national government relaxed our province’s status from ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine) to GCQ (General Community Quarantine) last May 16 to fight the dreaded COVID-19, Pangasinenses felt ebullient, like a prisoners who unexpectedly received presidential pardons. Suddenly, motorists wearing face masks were driving  through highways, to […]

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Bike lanes nationwide soon in PH? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. FOR more than a decade now, some of our lawmakers and many cycling groups in the country are clamoring for the establishment of bicycle lanes nationwide. Yes, there are some bike lanes now in the cities of Marikina, Pasig, Quezon, and (maybe) soon in […]

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Pangasinan’s national Tour champs By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. I WAS swamped with queries from our avid cycling fans here and abroad (including millennials and non-Pangasinenses) regarding my article weeks ago. I was asked to name the 21 Pangasinan cyclists that had already won a Philippine national cycling Tour (multi-stage) crown since cycling’s birth in […]

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