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3rd Governor’s Cup cagefest By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. ELATED by the overwhelming success of the first two editions, sports-buff Gov. Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III did not think twice about launching the third season of Governor’s Cup Pangasinan Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament, his brainchild sports project. He has tentatively scheduled it to kick off on […]

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Unimpressive Ancajas By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AVID boxing fans are familiar with  the name Jerwin Ancajas, whose recent fight held in San Francisco, California last Sunday against the diminutive (5’2”) Mexican ring warrior Alejandro Santiago and who was lucky to escape with a controversial 12-round split draw to retain his International Boxing Federation […]

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Meteoric rise of our young athletes By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AFTER a year of deferment ostensibly due to financial constraint, the annual five-day Batang Pinoy National Championships was resumed this year. Hosted by defending champion Baguio City, it ended last September 21 despite the threat of super Typhoon Ompong. Yes, the young athletes […]

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Off-and-on performances of PH nationals By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. DAYS after this year’s Asian Games, our Philippine national ball squads continue to see action against Asia’s powerhouse teams in volleyball and in basketball. So far, our women’s volleyball nationals failed in their first two games but were successful in their third game to stay […]

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Another unfair decision in world boxing By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I’M SURE you and thousand other boxing aficionados who watched the latest world title fight (Pinoy vs. Pinoy) between Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight (115lbs) crown last September 9 held in Inglewood, California, found […]

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Fruitful PH Asiad stint By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   THE 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang cities of Indonesia culminated last Sunday (September 2) and our PH athletes brought home four gold, two silver and 15 bronze medals to finish 19th overall in medal tally. As far as I’m concerned, the result […]

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PH Asiad surpasses 2014 stint By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AS I write this piece, sundown of August 30, the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta Palembang, Indonesia is winding up. So far, our nationals have already garnered four gold and 13 bronze medals and upped our position in the overall medal tally to 17th from […]

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PH Asiad performance still lackluster? By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   THE talk of the town in sports today is the 2018 Asian Games currently being held  in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia. Six days had already passed and our Philippine squad only has one gold and five bronze medals to show, […]

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PH five crisis continues By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AFTER that unforgettable ugly match between our Philippine national team Gilas Pilipinas against the Australian national squad last July 2 at Philippine Arena that turned to be ‘basketbrawl’ prompted the world basketball governing body FIBA to suspend our ten dribblers and five in the Australian […]

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‘It’s not just the triumph, but the try’ By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. THE earlier much-talked withdrawal of our national basketball team to this year’s Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games in Indonesia slated on August 18 – September 2 produced not only ugly reactions but frustration among Filipino basketball buffs. Netizens decried the pronouncement of the national […]

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