EDDIE G. ALINEA

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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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“Some champions finish last, winners are not the only heroes.” This philosophy taken from the Olympic Creed: The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential…

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The Philippine Basketball Association, the country’s and Asia’s pioneering professional league, is a house divided. This is the first time in the league’s 42-year history that its very foundation is being threatened. Barely a week after the league registered a record 54,000 plus crowd that witnessed Game 7 of the…

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The date was November 3, 1996, when Kobe Bryant made his official NBA debut in the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and sophomore pro Kevin Garnett. Few in the crowd would have guessed they were looking at history when the 17-year-old fresh from high school Kobe played…

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Willie Howard Mays, popularly known in Major League Baseball as “The Say Hey Kid”, spent almost all of his 22-season career as a New York then San Francisco Giant before ending up with the New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, in his…

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Ceferino Garcia a has largely been forgotten, especially nowadays with the emergence of new fistic horoes as Manny Pacquiao and a few others whose names are being floated in heated debates on the relative merits of Pancho Villa, Flash Elorde and Garcia himself. The memory of his being one of…

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Baby Dalupan’s coaching career actually started as a temporary substitute to then regular University of the East mentor Gabby Fajardo. It was his father, Don Francisco Dalupan, UE’s founder, who in 1955 broached the idea of temporarily calling the shots for the Red Warriors, then the perennial doormat citizens in…

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On this day, October 28, 1973, Secretariat ran victorious in the Canadian Stakes at Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack by six lengths ending a 21-race career with16 triumphs, four placings and $1.3 million prize money. That 1973 was his year was further confirmed by his sweeping the Triple Crown – Kentucky Derby,…

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She barely stood five-foot flat. Her arms and legs were short. She weighed competitively at 145 pounds, too heavy for her built. In short, she looked everything but a softball pitcher. No less than the then United States Softball Commissioner Joe Barber pronounced her as such during a dinner tendered…

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