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No joy in Ginebra land

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The title of this piece is adapted from the last lines of the classic sports poem “Casey at Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Taylor.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Commentary,Editors' Picks,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Daily, the dream lives on

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IF BOB Arum and Floyd Mayweather Jr. don’t trade punches first or if Mexican boxing fans agree to give way to a fight involving a non-Mexican on May 2, it looks like the big battle between the undefeated American and Manny Pacquiao might push through in May next year. Mayweather was quoted in a report last week that he wants the fight to happen.

Posted: December 20th, 2014 in Commentary,Featured Columns,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Why should sports be political?

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WHEN is something “political” in sports? We hear this uttered so loosely and often to describe any of the following:

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Commentary,Featured Columns,One Game at a Time | Read More »

PBA Top 40 still hot a week later

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A hot public issue doesn’t simply fade away in this era of the social media. With the most sophisticated or the simplest of technologies, ordinary folk have an opportunity to voice their approval, disappointment or even outrage on topics like traffic, corruption, governance and even the most trivial entertainment fare.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Commentary,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Missing out on PBA’s Top 40

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A most intriguing debate that has basketball fans talking in social media and anywhere else where there’s a chance to talk hoops is the recent selection of the 15 new members of the PBA Greatest Players List.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Commentary,Editors' Picks,One Game at a Time | Read More »

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