EDDIE G. ALINEA

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If one is to give Adamson wom-en’s softball head coach Ana Santiago a nickname, “Shortie” would have fit her. For she is short at five-foot flat with short pair of legs and arms. But if one is to consider her performance as a mentor in both local and international arenas,…

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At this uncertain stage of its existence, there is no better man, indeed, to serve as Philippine Basketball Association commissioner than one coming from the rank and file. Not anyone from outside. No anyone who doesn’t have a grasp of basketball. The PBA Board of Governors did just that, naming…

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The Alaska Aces were dominating the field in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup. The Fred Uytengsu-owned franchise led the San Miguel Beermen, 3-0, in the best- of-seven title playoff to move to within a victory of adding another jewel in its rich collection. Then it all changed. The Beermen took…

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Filipino International Boxing Federation junior-bantamweight titlist Jerwin Ancajas flies to Lo Angeles today extremely confident of keeping his 115-pound belt within this shore. The 26-yeare-old Ancajas is putting his belt on the block against Mexican Israel Gonzales in a 12-round title encounter on February 3 at the American Bank Center…

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Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas’ family wanted him to finish his studies and earn a college degree. Reason why at a young age of nine, his elder brother Jesar introduced him to boxing. He stopped schooling though after second year in high school, and after only 27 fights ended up a…

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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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