EDDIE G. ALINEA

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“I am willing to go jail if needs be if only to defend the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) from outside encroachment in the performance of its duties and responsibilities as mandated by the International Olympic Committee. Thus declared POC president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco as he spoke on his election for…

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The dynasty Crispa built in the first three years of the professional Philippine Basketball Association finally crumbled in 1978 when the Redmanizers, re-Christened 400s that season, went title-less and, to add insult to injury, were thrown out of the playing court winless in their only trip to the finals. Toyota…

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The tri-nation Far Eastern Games (FEG), the only second ad biggest multi-event sports competition in the world next to the quadrennial Olympic Games, folded up following the staging of its 10th edition held in 1934 in Manila were it originally started in 1913. While athletes from the Philippines lorded it…

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A year following Crispa’s epic Grand Slam, the young Philippine Basketball Association opened its third season, not surprisingly …with a bang. A rumble exploded right in the opening two-game slate, but as soon as the Metrocom asserted its authority, by putting those guilty in jail and the league imposing suspensions…

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Philippine Basketball Association giants Crispa and Toyota figured in another rumble reminiscent, of the wild players fight in the 1975 PBA inaugural year, right in the opening doubleheader of the Third Season that, in the end, added interest for fans to watch the games the whole year round. A series…

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As this OUTSIDER had said, the problems confronting the PBA didn’t end with the appointment of a new chairman. The PBA has not been operating as normal as it used to be. While its 43rd season has been running since it opened shop a little less than month ago with…

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What Toyota did to Crispa in the PBA’s inaugural year in 1975—winning the first two conferences of the country’s pioneering play-for-pay league—the Redmanizers returned the compliments the following season. The Redmanizers of coach Baby Dalupan and team manager Danny Floro marched triumphantly, too, in the still untitled First Conference and…

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The ninth edition of the three-nation regional multi-sport Far Eastern Games (FEG) held from May 24-27, 1930 in Tokyo, saw the Philippines’ continued struggle for supremacy against Japan in center­piece events athletics and swimming. In athletics, where the Filipino runners, jumper and throwers, where the dominant force in six of…

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