ROMY P. MARIÑAS

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Brazilian superstar Neymar has just completed his transfer to Paris St. Germain from Barcelona for a five-year contract of $263 million (another report put it at $261 million). That does not include his monthly salary (more than $1 million a week, according to still another report) and the transfer “commission”…

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Philippine side Ceres-Negros faces a daunting task in the second and final leg of the 2017 Asean Zonal Finals of this year’s AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Cup against Home United of Singapore. On Wednesday night at the Jalan Besar Stadium in the Lion City, Ceres lost a heartbreaker to United,…

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The recent triumph of a Malaysian diver in the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest has brought to sharper focus the chaos in the Philippine swimming community. Cheong Jun Hoong, 27, won the 10-meter platform for women with 397.50 points, beating top contenders Si Yajie of China (396.00 points) and…

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The football match between Luxembourg and The Netherlands for a ticket to the 2018 World Cup looked familiar as this corner thought that he had seen it before a week or so ago. I was watching late last week the game that was held in Amsterdam and it immediately gave…

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Their feet of clay proved to be no match o the fast, punishing grass of Wimbledon. Marian Cilic of Croatia and American Venus Williams would have been the bigger champions they could possibly be even if they did not win the men’s and women’s single titles in this year’s third…

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A P100-million fund from the “yellow” forces is being dangled before lawmakers to ensure that Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos will be detained over her alleged misuse of more than P66 million in tobacco excise taxes. Marcos herself made the allegation in an exclusive phone interview with The Manila Times,…

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The chairman of the Inquirer Group of Companies on Monday confirmed that she has resumed discussions with long-standing friend and business partner Ramon S. Ang for the sale of the Prieto family’s interest and majority share in the Inquirer Group. Marixi Prieto, in a statement, said the sale “culminates a…

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Just a “pretty face” was how Maureen Wroblewitz was described by her fellow contestants in Asia’s Next Top Model (AsNTM) Cycle 5. Also described as the “smallest” and the youngest, she went on to win the region’s top modeling contest against taller, older and, in this corner’s opinion, “less beautiful”…

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Already categorized as a “Tier 2” football tournament in recent reports, the 2017 Confederations Cup that came to a close on July 3 in Russia has further been diminished with eventual winner Germany admitting that it had fielded its “B” team to the intercontinental championships. German grit won over a…

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It seems that technology has finally caught up with football after millennia of being played as eriskyros in Ancient Greece and later in Ancient Rome as harpastum. The ongoing 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, a curtain-raiser to the 2018 World Cup, is employing video assistant referees as the final arbiter…

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