EDDIE G. ALINEA

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Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Floyd Patterson, George Foreman. This is the formidable list of Olympic heavyweight gold medal winners who turned professionals and were considered the greatest in their era. But the Olympic heavyweight champion who did not join the fight-for-pay ranks three-gold medal victor, Cuban Teofilo Stevenson – to…

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With the NCAA 93rd season basketball championship over, San Beda Red Lions, winner of the seniors title, and the vanquished, the Lyceum of the Philippines Pirates, go separate ways with the Mendiola-based hoopsters, according to coach Boyet Fernandez, going back to their studies in pursuit of a more steady future.…

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He loved chess and still does. Alvin Patrimonio, in fact, played the game that requires mental toughness while at the Manila Science High School. Influenced by his father, the late Angel Patrimonio, a Jose Rizal College NCAA champion team stalwart during his playing days, and because of his height and…

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On a cold night of November 15, 2003 in San Antonio, Texas, Manny Pacquiao, fighting for his fourth fight in the United States, TKOed Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera in the 11th round to crown himself the RING MAGAZINE featherweight champion. That was the then soon-to-be 25-year-old third world title…

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Denmark’s Lis Hartel could only managed a pair of silver medals in the dressage competition of equestrian in the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games held in Helsinki and Melbourne, respectively. Those modest finishes proved enough though to earn for Lis the respect and accolade as one of the most revered…

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Everybody knows that the game of basketball was invented by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts as an indoor sport. Everybody knows, too, that basketball was first played officially in the Olympics in 1936 in Berlin. Not everybody knows, though that 32 years before the…

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By the time this issue hits the streets, The Philippine Basketball Association Board of Governors and the league’s management committee are meeting in faraway Los Angeles in California to decide, among others, the fate of its two-year commissioner Chito Narvasa. Or, perhaps the future of the Philippines’ and Asia’s first…

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No less than 80 teams representing 30 schools and communities within Metro Manila and the provinces will compete in the 23rd Season of the PONY-Metro Schools League Baseball & Softball Tournaments, which starts tomorrow at the Sto. Niño grounds in Marikina City. For the second year in-a-row, the HMR &…

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When Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci was performing in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and scoring tens … after tens …after tens, an eight-year-old American girl, was watching on television. After the Games, the girl, Mary Lou Retton, persuaded her mother to take her to gymnastics classes. Before long, Mary…

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With his election to the international board of the Pennsylvania-based Pony Baseball and Softball International Board, Rodolfo “Boy” Tingzon will oversee the two sports’ development programs in 14 countries in Asia. These are Australia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, China, East Russia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Guam, India, Nepal and the…

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