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Surprising UK cyclist Geraint Thomas By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   THE talk of sporting world during these days especially in Europe was the surprising conquest of Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas of this year’s Tour de France.  The little-known fellow from Cardiff, Wales originally assigned to help his skipper, compatriot, four-time and defending champion Chris […]

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It’s still palakasan in Philippine sports By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THREE weeks from now and the much-awaited Asia’s sports spectacle the 2018 Asian Games will officially kicks off in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia on August 18 and ends on September 2. Unlike the 2014 Asiad held in Incheon, South Korea with 37 countries […]

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Pacquiao rejuvenated? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THREE prestigious world sporting events were held last Sunday (July 15). And being an avid sports fan, I managed to watch on TV the much-awaited Matthysse-Pacquiao world title fight, the final of the FIFA Russia World Cup 2018 and 2018 Wimbledon championships. Let’s forget the Le Tour […]

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Speed vs power in Matthysse-Pacquiao fight By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. THE much talked about sports news in the world today are the FIFA 2018 Russia World Cup, Wimbledon, Tour de France, the move of Lebron James to Lakers in the NBA and the Matthysse-Pacquiao World Boxing Association welterweight title fight. And except the 21-day […]

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Blame the referees first By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. THE much-awaited rematch for the 2019 FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup Qualifiers between Australia and Philippine national basketball teams held last Monday (July 2) showed the worst in everyone. The free-for-all could have been prevented if the three international referees assigned by the world governing basketball body […]

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‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   AFTER a long one year layoff after his controversial defeat to Australian Jeff Horn for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight, Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao climbs back the ring to exchange blows this time against World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight titleholder […]

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My enjoyable trip in Spain By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   LLORET de MAR, GIRONA, SPAIN – I’M making this piece early (June 12) because I’m flying back home tomorrow via Hong Kong. My 14-day stay in this alluring and shining place was so enjoyable, compliments of Alex Moulic Lopez and family, formerly from Brgy. […]

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Reminiscing 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   LLORET de MAR, GIRONA, SPAIN – AFTER staying in this beautiful coastal town of Spain along Mediterranean Sea, for five days, my host and town mate Alex Moulic Lopez formerly from Brgy. Guesang, Mangaldan, and I traveled to Cerbere, France (passing through 23 towns […]

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Historic 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas By Jesus A. Garcia Jr   THE title of my column last week was “A different 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas”. Indeed, it was not only a different 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas (LTdF) cycling road battle among international racers but turned out to be historic for us in […]

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