EDDIE G. ALINEA

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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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Philippine sports has many reasons to thank the late President Ramon Magsaysay for. For one, RM, “The Guy,” or “The Man of the Masses,” as he was fondly called by the Filipinos, whose 110th birth anniversary the country is celebrating today, presided over the country’s hosting of the Second Asian…

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The Philippines’ and Asia’s first professional league, the PBA, is in need of new commissioner to replace Chito Narvasa who was forced to resign on the strength of a demand by seven of the 12 members of the Board of Governors for him to do so. The group of seven,…

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Today, the nation pays tribute to our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, who was shot dead by musketry at Bagumbayan (now Rizal Park at the Luneta) on December 30, 1896 for inspiring the Filipinos to rise against conqueror Spain. The country’s highest government officials, led by President Rodrigo Duterte,…

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(Part 2) The Second Conference of the PBA’s inaugural season, like the successful First Conference, remained Crispa and Toyota’s personal property. It was a continuation of the two basketball titans’ fierce rivalry with the Comets and the Redmanizers colliding in the championship playoff and the Comets winning all the marbles…

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