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Slovenia won this year’s edition of EuroBasket, beating Serbia, 93-85, in Istanbul last week. Slovenia what, who? It is a tiny, landlocked European country, with an area of just a little more than 20,000 square kilometers. In contrast, the Philippines is about 300,000 square kilometers. Slovenia has a population of…

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(Part 2) Former Senator Anna Dominique Coseteng, the chairman of the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) confronted the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) on certain issues during an event held at the National Press Club on September 9. Here is the continuation of the transcript of Coseteng’s…

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There used to be an era when Filipinos were the most respected and feared in Asia in the sport of basketball. It was a glorious time when the Philippinaa+es was a fixture in world championships and even Olympic games. And one of the pillars of such era is a tough…

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(Part 1) When you have 50+ drivers all wanting to win, then take out the series leader who is suffering from engine problems, throw in Mother Nature flooding the track and what do you get? You get a Toyota Vios Cup event that is too hot to handle! The penultimate…

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One day about 12 years ago, I finally realized that the ball was not really a big factor when I executed my shots. After approximately 2000 rounds of golf that I have played that time, I started to focus on my thoughts, the way I feel, and the exact steps…

Conrad M. Cariño

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I followed the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady “GGG” Golovkin superbout over the weekend via livestream and videos that were immediately available after the fight, and my take is Golovkin deserved at least a close decision win. While Alvarez has his moments and proved a hard nut to crack, Golovkin was more in…

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Clothes make the men in the case of Grandmaster Wesley So. When he won the tough Tata Steel Chess Tournament in January this year in The Netherlands, Wesley, a native of Cavite, received the winner’s trophy dressed in barong, which is the closest get-up that you can get for Filipino…

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(Part 1) The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) is blessed to have Anna Dominique Coseteng as its benefactor. Coseteng, a former lawmaker has served the country as member of the House of Representative from 1987 to 1992 and the Senate of the Philippines from 1992 to 2001. She is now the…

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Isaiah Austin slipped into town recently to join Gilas Pilipinas’ preparations for the coming 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup in Chenzou, China. The former Baylor University standout is being eyed as a potential naturalized player for the National Men’s squad. Current Gilas import Andray Blatche is likely to suit up…

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Last Monday, September 11, marked the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ 100th year birth anniversary. His fellow IIocanos and those who believed in what he had accomplished in his lifetime as a congressman, senator and Chief Executive celebrated his centennial in the Ilocos region. Others commemorated his b-day by hearing mass…

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