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Watch out for more cycling races By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   ONE of the effective ways to develop the skills of athletes in any kind of sport is to hold tune-up games before they enter the big battle, purposely to assess their improvement after their intensive training period. That’s what I did during my […]

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Manaoag five hungry for the title By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   TWO years in-a-row, the Manaoag five failed to reach the last step to reach the apex and grab the crown they have been longing for since they joined the Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament.  The luckless Manaoag team only landed second twice. Now […]

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Lakers’ precarious situation By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. THE Los Angeles Lakers failed to enter the NBA’s playoffs last season and I believe it was due to the retirement of their injured point-guard player, the superstar Kobe Bryant. Records say, Kobe, who stayed with the LA Lakers for 19 consecutive years, was a big factor […]

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Gone but not forgotten By Jesus. A. Garcia Jr.   ALL Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1 and 2) this year came and gone.  And as tradition and our religious practice taught us, , we visited again the graves of our departed loved ones, especially our parents though they were never far from […]

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Tim Orbos bats for sports in district By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. SPORTS buffs especially basketball fans knew Thomas “Tim” Orbos was the owner of the Pangasinan Presidents/Waves of the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA). Or perhaps the millennials only knew him as the former MMDA general manager or as the erstwhile Transportation Undersecretary. The […]

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Crawford vs. Benavidez By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I make it a point not to miss a world boxing title even on television so I don’t hesitate to cancel my appointments on appointed time.  Boxing is my second much loved sport after cycling. Boxing runs in my veins maybe and perhaps because of my […]

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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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