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Warriors refuse to die in Game 5 By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. “ALL points are important to me from the first to the last even though I’m losing, I’m never going to let go,” said half-Filipina, half-Ecuadorian Leylah Annie Fernandez after winning the French Open junior girls championship in Paris last weekend. And that’s exactly […]

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 NBA Finals to reach 7 games By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.  GOING to battle with a complete lineup unlike their opponent, NBA first time finalist Toronto Raptors walloped the injury-plagued two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, 123-109, at the Warriors home turf last Thursday and now leads the best-of-seven championship series, 2-1. As expected and […]

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Defending titlist Warriors to win again By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. DEFENDING titlist and championship veteran Golden State Warriors and Finals greenhorn Toronto Raptors commenced their NBA title battle on May 31 (PH time) in the best-of-seven series with the Raptors hosting the first three games. As in the past, the talk now in the […]

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Mangaldan’s pride, volley belle Roselyn Doria By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. VOLLEYBALL diehard followers should know who Roselyn Doria is. Yes, she’s from Pangasinan but only few of them know that she’s from my town Mangaldan. Admittedly, I know that the lass was from Pangasinan taking it from the volleyball game TV annotator who kept […]

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Inter-Town/City cagefest will continue By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. THE midterm election is over but the bickering, mudslinging and blaming still continue. The Filipino people had already spoken with some surprising results. New faces emerged to lead the towns and cities of Pangasinan, among them, the capital town Lingayen, my town Mangaldan, Mapandan, Sta. Barbara […]

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Guv Pogi’s successful cagefest program By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. THE hostilities in the 3rd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament ended last April 28 at the Calasiao Sports Complex. The underdog, Team Urdaneta City, defeated the second seeded and dreaded Manaoag squad (86-85) in the last 1.6 seconds in their final and last game in […]

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Sweet championship victory for Urdaneta City five Bu Jesus A. Garcia Jr. WHEN the Urdaneta City five lost its first game to twice runner-up Manaoag team by seven points, 89-82, in the best-of-three championship series of the 3rd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament last April 13, Urdaneta head coach Rizaldy Garcia immediately made some adjustments […]

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Another Filipino world boxing champion By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. FORMER two-time world boxing titleholder Johnriel Casimero gained for himself a stature as one of the best Filipino world champions when he TKO’d Mexican Ricardo Espinosa Franco in the 12th and final round to grab the World Boxing Organization (WBO) interim bantamweight title held last […]

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Manaoag upsets Lingayen, faces Urdaneta in finals By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. THE Manaoag cagers of Mayor Kim Amador returned to the championship round for the third consecutive time by beating Lingayen twice-in-row in the best-of-three semifinal series of the 3rd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament. I was at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic […]

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