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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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Ups and down for PH sports By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.     FILIPINO ardent sports followers (including this writer) were quite elated when our very own 15-year-old lawn tennis wunderkid Alex Eala won her first major international tourney called “W15 Manacor ITF,” a categorized major professional world tilt organized…

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It was written in the Holy Bible By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. MY day is never complete until I read some of our national broad sheets. It’s been a habit since I was 12-years old, and my favorite page, naturally was the sports sections. During the time of our national…

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2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2024? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   BECAUSE of the unpredictable situations spawned by the world health crisis which the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games originally supposed to be held last July 24 to August 9 in Japan, the governing body International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to…

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Pangasinan tops PH cycling By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr   SOME friends of mine, young cycling fans, including bashers, too, mostly outside the province keep asking  me to name all the Pangasinan professional cyclists who won national multi-stage cycling since the birth of Philippine cycling races, like the fabled Tour…

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Goodbye punishing 2020, welcome 2021 By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   WE all know that year 2020 was not a good year for all of us inhabitants of the world due to the sudden presence of the dreaded disease called COVID-19. It ruined the world’s economy and already killed millions…

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Because of World War II By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. LAST December 18 was my 75th birthday. I’m very thankful to God and proud that I still reached this diamond age which my cycling and age contemporaries were unable to attain. Yes, I was born after the second world war,…

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Easier said than done By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. WE all know that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games supposed to be held last August was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sports’ world governing body International Olympic Committee (IOC) moved the quadrennial meet in July next year. Majority of…

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