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Lessons from a game that was never played


Crisis communication advisers will tell you that when an organization or individual is in a public dilemma, it is primarily a perception issue.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Commentary,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Too soon for Dottie to fret


Dottie Ardina floundered again last weekend in her third foray into the US Ladies Professional Golf Association.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Commentary,Southpaw | Read More »

Challenger sneezes at Pacquiao firepower


Tall Chris Algieri has an idea on how to deal with Manny Pacquiao. It must be a pretty sound theory that has convinced the unbeaten American he will surely beat the Filipino boxing superhero in Macau this November.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

‘Juico takes over Patafa Friday’


INCUMBENT athletics association president Go Teng Kok assured the Inquirer that former Philippine Sports Commission chair Philip Ella Juico would be installed as the new athletics chief by Friday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

Win-win leader begging off from race


THERE was one incredible announcement, maybe never before made anywhere else around our cluttered, chaotic political landscape, that stunned the select audience at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City on Saturday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Size does matter in basketball


I WOULDN’T lose too much sleep over Smart Gilas’ bronze medal finish in the recent Fiba Asia Cup.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Commentary,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Manny wants toughness


DISPERSAL drafts in the PBA never generated much attention and media interest in the past until world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao got involved in the process.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Commentary,Featured Columns,In Huddle | Read More »

Pacquiao foe has got hidden worth


FREDDIE Roach indeed says it as he sees it.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Featured Columns | Read More »

Redecorating a budding mismatch


Sorry, but this piece on Manny Pacquiao proceeding with what originally had been thought to be a budding punching picnic in his calendared fight in Macau on Nov. 23 comes in stale.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

LeBron James can go home again


—“You can’t go home again,” the novelist Thomas Wolfe wrote 74 years ago, touching off those never-ending personal and emotional tug-of-wars since.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Commentary,Southpaw | Read More »

‘Manong’ eyes end of UE drought


A couple of weeks before the opening of the 77th UAAP season, the Inquirer called Maynilad EVP Pato Gregorio to ask what he expected of the University of the Philippines Maroons, now that the Azkals’ Dan Palami will serve as team manager.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

Magical win by German machine


He materialized out of nowhere, maybe not from the dugout of the German national football team that had been feared for its unforgiving regimented style of play.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Coaching just got harder


Just before the 40th PBA season starts, there could be more changes in the coaching picture. We’ve already heard of the announcement of the Manny V. Pangilinan group and the changes for Talk ‘N Text and Meralco.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Commentary,One Game at a Time | Read More »



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