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Dream that started in Burnham fulfilled in Korea

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DANIEL Parantac, proud of his silver medal in the Asian Games. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

One morning 12 years ago, Tony Candelaria was walking in Burnham Park here and saw a boy, then about 11 years old, mimicking the movement of a group of elderly people doing tai chi (a martial art characterized by slow movements).

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Ill-fated Gilas blows 11-point Asiad mission

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THE PHILIPPINES’ Gabe Norwood takes it strong to the basket off Kazakhstan’s Anatoliy Kolesnikov (left) in Sunday’s game at Hwaseong Gymnasium in Incheon. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The door was finally shut on Gilas Pilipinas. The Philippines turned back Kazakhstan, 67-65, Sunday afternoon at Hwaseong Gymnasium here but failed to collect enough points for a victory margin that could have sent Gilas to the semifinals of the men’s basketball tournament of the 17th Asian Games here.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Asian Games,Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Koreans nip Douthit-less Gilas cagers

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POINT guard Jimmy Alapag leads all Filipino scores with 25 points. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

For a fleeting moment in the third period, Gilas Pilipinas, although benching Marcus Douthit, had managed to pull the ripcord and release a 16-point parachute that arrested what had been a freefall in the 17th Asian Games so far.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Gilas blows lead, loses heartbreaker to Korea

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The gold medal, which seemed reachable just several weeks back, is now a far-fetched idea. A year after the Philippines mended a string of heartbreaks here, South Korea cut open a new one that would definitely take long to heal with a 97-95 win over Gilas Pilipinas before a hometown crowd at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon Saturday.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Asian Games,Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Wushu’s Parantac seizes silver, Saclag shoots for PH’s 1st gold

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The Philippines’ Paul dela Cruz (left) takes aim during the men’s compound archery classification round in Incheon. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

INCHEON, South Korea—In a quadrennial games where defeats are aplenty and victories come in trickles for the Philippine team, Tuesday’s triumphs were enough to give the delegation a feel-good moment. Wushu again delivered for the country, this time with Daniel Parantac bagging a silver medal in the men’s taijiquan event of the 17th Asian Games […]

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Asian Games,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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