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Oscar Orbos returns to politics (Second of two series)

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE 1995 five-day Tour of Pangasinan bikefest dubbed as “OO Na, Takbo Na” became the standard for competitive cycling among the Pangasinan cycling enthusiasts who participated. Today, the same contestants, most of whom are already retired, keep asking me if there will be a…

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Oscar Orbos returns to politics (Second of two series)

By October 24, 2021Sports Eye

Pacman finally retires, next fight on May 9, 2022

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AFTER a long period of assessing his boxing career following his failure to recapture the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight tiara against less-known fighter Yordenis Ugas of Cuba, the Philippines’ boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao finally decided to call it ‘quits’. He formally announced…

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Pacman finally retires, next fight on May 9, 2022

By October 11, 2021Sports Eye

Some NBA cagers refuse the jab

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. THE NBA 2021-2022 regular season starts on October 19 and some of the league’s teams are encountering domestic hitches due to the refusal of some of their respective cagers to be inoculated, mainly because of their religious beliefs and constitutional rights. The first of the…

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Some NBA cagers refuse the jab

By October 4, 2021Sports Eye

EJ Obiena, another PH sports celebrity in the making

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   INDISPUTABLY, Filipinos’ top 20 favorite sports nowadays are basketball, boxing, volleyball, pool (billiards), football, our national sport called sepak takraw, badminton, lawn tennis, golf, chess, volleyball, cycling, running, table tennis, taekwondo, kickboxing, shooting, bowling, archery and the newest e-sport. Obviously, pole vault is less-known…

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EJ Obiena, another PH sports celebrity in the making

By September 27, 2021Sports Eye

Slovenian cyclist Roglic in Vuelta a España bikathon

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By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. THE 21-day 2021 Tour of Spain popularly known in the cycling world as Vuelta a España ended last Sunday, September 5. Being a former professional cyclist, I cannot help but comment on this multi-stage annual bikefest considered by the world governing cycling body Union Cycliste…

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Slovenian cyclist Roglic in Vuelta a España bikathon

By September 13, 2021Sports Eye

It’s ‘father time’ for Pacman

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. GONE are his footwork, reflex, agility, elusiveness, punching power, stamina, but his cleverness still stays. That’s what we observed last Sunday, August 22, how our boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao suffered an startling defeat in the hands of little known Cuban pug and failed to…

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It’s ‘father time’ for Pacman

By August 30, 2021Sports Eye

Casimero vs. Rigondeaux, world boxing snafu

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. We watched the world bantamweight title tussle between our countryman John Riel Casimero against Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux on TV last Sunday, August 15, where the Ormoc City, Leyte-born Casimero successfully defended his WBO (World Boxing Organization) 118 pounds tiara via split decision, 117-111, 116-112, 113-115….

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Casimero vs. Rigondeaux, world boxing snafu

By August 23, 2021Sports Eye