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PH national quintet, Asia’s powerhouse no more

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   GONE were the days when our Philippine national basketball team was the dominant and powerhouse in Asia’s caging. Those were the heydays of Robert Jaworski, Alberto Reynoso, William Adornado, Jimmy Mariano, Philip Cezar, Danny Florencio, Rosaleo Martirez, Rogelio Melencio, Freddie Webb, Rudy Distrito, Fortunato…

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PH national quintet, Asia’s powerhouse no more

By September 4, 2022Sports Eye

SMB vs. TNT fives, evenly matched

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   WE, ardent buffs of basketball tournaments, watched on TV last August 17 how the multi-titled and endeared San Miguel Beer (SMB) squad escaped a precarious semifinal match and eventually won the seventh and final game of their semis series with a convincing 100-89 score…

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SMB vs. TNT fives, evenly matched

By August 27, 2022Sports Eye

Remembering Diay

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   WE, in sports desks were saddened by the demise of former Asia’s queen of sprint Lydia de Vega, fondly called “Diay” among her relatives, friends and athletic mates.  After the glamorous athletic lass from Meycauayan, Bulacan gave great accolades to our nation, her losing…

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Remembering Diay

By August 22, 2022Sports Eye

Living a life as a sportsman… and as a recording artist

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   FOR a long while, I was nationally known for being a professional cyclist by winning three national multi-stage cycling races and also finishing four times as a first runner-up. Aside from that, our Pangasinan squad which I skippered four times won the national team…

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Living a life as a sportsman… and as a recording artist

By August 14, 2022Sports Eye

Gilas five’s continuing saga

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. OUR national basketball squad called “Gilas” did not pass the FIBA Asia Cup qualifying round held weeks ago. Although we won twice against India, we suffered a humiliating defeat twice, first frqwom New Zealand, 106-60 and 92-75, in the first and second windows. Then we…

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Gilas five’s continuing saga

By July 29, 2022Sports Eye

PH national basketball squad is crumbling

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. UNDOUBTEDLY, our country’s number one favorite sport then and now is basketball. But sad to say that two of our latest and prestigious international stints by our Philippines national basketball team called “Gilas Pilipinas” unexpectedly suffered humiliating defeats. The first was in the latest biennial…

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PH national basketball squad is crumbling

By July 24, 2022Sports Eye