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Ilagan, dragon boat’s eminent drum beater, dies

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LONGTIME national coach Nestor Ilagan, widely considered as the father of Philippine dragon boat racing, died early yesterday morning, a day after falling off a dockside while overseeing the training of PH paddlers.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Sportswriter’s pa passes away

EFREN B. Cadayona, father of Pilipino Star Ngayon sportswriter Russel Cadayona, died Friday due to a lingering illness. He was 67.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Section | Read More »

Leo S. Reyes: A class act till he breathed his last

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“NAGSOSONA si kalawit (Death stalks),” the straight-talking Zip Roxas texted back when informed that Leo Saddul Reyes has died. Reyes was no stranger to Roxas, who as a tough news desk chief at the Philippines News Agency in the mid-1970’s helped turn Leo from a green campus editor to a sports writer of the first water.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Cancer knocks out Smokin’ Joe

FRAZIER’S GREATEST MOMENT A picture taken on March 8, 1971, shows US heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier standing over Muhammad Ali—self styled  “The Greatest”—in the fight called the “match of the century” at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Joe Frazier, who lost to  Ali in the epic “Thrilla in Manila” on Oct. 1, 1975,  died on Nov. 8 after a brief but brave battle with liver cancer. He was 67. AFP

He beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, battled him nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila. Then Joe Frazier spent the rest of his life trying to fight his way out of Ali’s shadow.

Posted: November 9th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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