ROMY P. MARIÑAS

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ROMY P. MARIÑAS Paging the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission: The Philippines should not send a women’s volleyball team to the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia in August, for a number of good reasons. Let us count them. With this year’s Asiad just about four months away,…

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A Filipino gymnast has just won the men’s vault in the 21st Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Christopher Remkes, however, is not representing the Philippines but Down Under, his adopted country. Published reports said Remkes, 21 and 4’10” (147 centimeters) tall, on April 9 placed first…

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ROMY P. MARIÑAS A day after Thailand shamed the Philippines before a home crowd in the two Southeast Asian countries’ Asia-Oceania Group 2 Davis Cup tie, the Filipinos’ non-playing team captain Chris Cuarto was quoted on Monday as saying that his wards lacked “exposure and experience,” thus, the 4-1 walloping…

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Tajikistan’s booters could have entertained the thought that they were still going to the 2019 Asian Cup even after the Philippines had outlasted them, 2-1, on Tuesday in their do-or-die battle for outright qualification for the region’s top football championship. Yemen, however, spoiled it all for the boys from Central…

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ROMY P. MARIÑAS By this time at your reading of this piece, we would have known whether the Philippine Azkals made it past Tajikistan in their all-important clash to secure an automatic slot in next year’s Asian Cup, the continent’s major football tournament. The Asian Cup is 62 years old…

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The Philippine Azkals brought their B game to their friendly with unheralded Fiji on Thursday and nearly paid a stiff price for it, although they eventually won the match, 3-2, at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium (RMFS) in Manila. The country’s national team scored all their goals in the first…

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ROMY P. MARIÑAS Things are looking up for Filipino gymnast Carlos “Caloy” Edriel Yulo, 18. At the conclusion of the Baku (Azerbaijan) leg of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup last Sunday, Yulo, a homegrown athlete who first shone at the Palarong Pambansa, bagged the silver medal in the horse…

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ROMY P. MARIÑAS When he began visiting North Korea in 2013, Dennis Rodman was not taken seriously, apparently because he went there as a diplomat of sorts, albeit one without any authorization from the US government. Had Rodman, three-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, gone to…

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ROMY P. MARIÑAS Expect fewer fans to troop to the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium (RMFS) in Manila on March 28 when the national team Philippine Azkals squares off against Tajikistan. (The RMFS has been reported to be the venue for the make-or-break match for the Azkals). A victory would send…

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ROMY P. MARIÑAS Ice hockey, arguably, is one of the other religions in what is now Russia, even when it was known until the early 1990s as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR there was only one God there, the Soviets. The sport, apparently, was not obliterated by…

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