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PBA, Gov. Pogi’s league winding down By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. WE watched last Wednesday night how the multi-titled San Miguel five survived a come from behind victory over TNT, 99-94, and seized the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup best-of-three championship series, 3-2, one win away for the throne. It was impressive how the boys of head […]

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“There’s always the first time” By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. “THERE’S always the first time,” a maxim that nobody dares contradict because it’s true. And that’s what happened last Sunday (July 28) in the sporting world and became the talk of the town among cycling followers when a young rider from a third world country […]

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Ageless ring warrior Pacman By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. Pacquiao defies the age. Remember, after wresting the WBA welterweight throne from Argentine Lucas Mathysee July last year, Pacman successfully defended his title against a decade younger than him, American Adrien Boner, via unanimous decision. And he did it again against the durable and heavy handed […]

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The endless PH sports woes By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. WE are just over four months away from hosting the 30th Southeast Asia Games this year but until now our national governing sports bodies, the Philippine Olympic Committee’ and Philippines Sports commission’s (POC) power squabble continue. Worse, another tarnishing image for our country’s sports cropped […]

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Will Pacman win? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. A WEEK from now and the much-awaited World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight unification title showdown between our boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and American Keith Thurman will definitely push through on July 21 (PH time) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Surprisingly, odds makers who prematurely picked Thurman to […]

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Basketball is not our world sport By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. THE talk of the town these days in our country is about the FIBA U19 Basketball Championship and the coming World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight unification title bout between Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and the undefeated American Keith Thurman slated on July 21 […]

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POC leadership in limbo, again By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. IT ALREADY happened before, and it’s happening again. The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the only authority that can send our national athletes to compete in any international events thru the recommendation of our different National sports […]

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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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