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It seems that scouts from the country’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) head for faraway Africa if they want to beef up their respective schools’ basketball line-up. Gone are the days when young standouts are recruited from the University of the…

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The Philippine Swim-ming League (PSL) got a big help from the Japan Filipino Community (JapFilCom) during its participation in the Buccaneer Invitational Swimming Championship at St. Mary’s International School Swimming Pool in Tokyo, Japan. The PSL’s contingent to the meet was composed of 29 swimmers with age seven to 16…

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It was supposed to be a perfect season ending for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) after an amazing title series that saw the Barangay Ginebra Kings repeat as Governor’s Cup champions with a pulsating 101-96 victory over the Meralco Bolts in the winner-take-all Game 7 at the jam-packed Philippine Arena…

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Baby Dalupan’s coaching career actually started as a temporary substitute to then regular University of the East mentor Gabby Fajardo. It was his father, Don Francisco Dalupan, UE’s founder, who in 1955 broached the idea of temporarily calling the shots for the Red Warriors, then the perennial doormat citizens in…

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Time to roll out the barrel guys! Our Filipino-British brothers, Ben and Sam Grimes, had taken race wins and podium finishes in last weekend’s Philippine leg of the F4 South East Asian Championship at Clark International Speedway. Everyone that witnessed the international formula race felt proud when the fast, 19-year…

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A dear friend of mine, Master Shishir Inocalla, who heads Maharlika Institute of Arnis and Higher Learning, sent me a very interesting article. The article was written by Max Adler of Golf Digest, entitled “Attain Golf Enlightenment: Meet the Real Guru of Golf”, dated October 14, 2017. The real guru…

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The gruesome injury to prized forward Gordon Hayward five minutes into Boston Celtics’ season was a horrible blow to the team’s championship hopes. Hayward, who signed a max 4-year deal worth $128-million in the offseason, was a key piece to Boston’s ambitious program to finally dethrone LeBron James’ dominance in…

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After scaling the 50-0 plateau in pro boxing and earnings millions of dollars in that charade of a fight against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in August, multi-division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears to be dropping hints at another return to the squared circle. Just recently, Mayweather posted videos…

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Conor McGregor squaring off against Paulie Malignaggi, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. coming out of retirement to fight Gennady Golovkin? Why not? In the past week or two, there have been rumors of those two fights possibly materializing, although not much noise has been made yet. But then, McGregor-Mayweather started off…

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Do sports and politics mix? They do, at least going by a video that Barcelona star Lionel Messi posted on social media on Friday last week. The image on Instagram, according to the French news agency Agence France-Presse, shows Mateo, 2, Messi’s son, singing a nursery rhyme in Catalan. Catalan…

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