Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Pages: Olympics in Rio and Ironman in Cebu
INSTEAD of one dozen, we have 13. Thanks to the last-minute exit of an Iranian judoka, our original 12-athlete team increased by one with the entry of Kodo Nakano, a Filipino-Japanese who’ll be competing in the judoka men’s 81-kg. category. ...
From 1112 days ago
Pages: The Philippines and the Olympics
EVER since our nation joined the Olympic Games in 1924, we have never been absent. Excluding the 1980 Games (when 65 countries boycotted the hostilities) in Moscow, Russia, we have attended 20 Summer Olympic Games. I’ve been to one — with ...
From 1126 days ago
Pages: Run for Mary and the St. Ignatius Run
A GOOD laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything. I love that quote. Isn’t that true? With the “long run,” there are two upcoming events that I highly recommend you join. The Cobra Ironman 70.3 race — ...
From 1128 days ago
Pages: Pacquiao: Are you a boxer or a senator?
BARELY two weeks have passed since his title changed from “Congressman” to “Senator” and now we hear this news: Pacquiao is fighting. Mike Limpag, my fellow columnist and our sports editor on these back pages, said it best last Thursday: ...
From 1133 days ago
Pages: Brazil spectacular victory or catastrophe?
ONLY 33 days remain before the Aug. 5 to 21 contest in Rio de Janeiro that’s called the Olympics. Over 10,500 athletes representing 207 countries will be flying to Brazil for this once-every-four-years spectacle. The Olympics will feature only 28 ...
From 1147 days ago
Pages: Gift of presence better than presents
TO basketball fans: Can we declare tomorrow morning as a holiday? I can’t recall the last time was when a game was this consequential. Who’ll win? Obviously, the odds favor Golden State. They’ve won 88 games and lost 17 this season, ...
From 1161 days ago
Pages: Sweep 16 for the Cavs and LeBron?
LIKE Boston and LA, or Crispa versus Toyota, or the Red Sox against the Yankees in baseball, or La Salle-Ateneo, or the Spanish neighbors Barcelona and Real Madrid — we all crave for rivalries. Are we en route to seeing another ...
From 1189 days ago
Pages: Will President Duterte be active in sports?
I HOPE so. I think so. While the realm of sports would not even land in the Top 40 urgent things to do for our nation’s new leader, sport is important. It motivates a nation. It inspires us. It moves ...
From 1196 days ago
Pages: Can Novak topple Rafa on clay?
FOR tennis fans, you can’t be more excited: Novak Djokovic is the undisputed world no. 1 but, when the game shifts to the slow and dusty surface, the greatest slugger in history is Rafael Nadal. Who will triumph in their tussle ...
From 1208 days ago
Pages: The S in SM can stand for Sports
DID you read the news in the national papers? The SM Group plans to build a major structure in Calamba, Laguna. No, it’s not the Sy family’s usual business. It’s not a mall, cinema or grocery. It’s a sports academy. Yes, ...
From 1210 days ago