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Sharing one’s thoughts
by Philip Ella Juico - July 30, 2014 - 12:00am
It’s still a good 43 days from the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch and a little more than four months from the November 23 (November 22 in the United States mainland) fight at the Venetian in Macau...
Brazil, Fifa are winners
by Philip Ella Juico - July 23, 2014 - 12:00am
The dust has settled.
A Brazilian tragedy
by Philip Ella Juico - July 16, 2014 - 12:00am
Long after the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil will neither be known just as the world’s largest producer of coffee...
Racial slurs in sports
by Philip Ella Juico - July 9, 2014 - 12:00am
At the start of each 2014 FIFA World Cup match, a huge streamer is held by players and game officials. The streamer states in big bold letters, “Say No to Racism.”
Innovations changing football
by Philip Ella Juico - July 2, 2014 - 12:00am
As of this writing, the 2014 FIFA World Cup round-of-16 has taken off with the Netherlands scoring a come-from-behind victory over luckless Mexico, 2-1.
W Cup sends top teams rankings in disarray
by Philip Ella Juico - June 25, 2014 - 12:00am
As of this writing, with the 2014 FIFA World Cup well underway for the last seven days, the entire final pre-tournament FIFA World Rankings have been thrown in great disarray.
Sports fans feast on World Cup, NBA playoffs
by Philip Ella Juico - June 18, 2014 - 12:00am
The 2014 FIFA World Cup took off with the expected flying start in  12 host cities in Brazil last week. Next to the Summer Olympics, the World Cup of football is the one sports extravaganza that enjoys the highest...
Sports an engine for development
by Philip Ella Juico - June 11, 2014 - 12:00am
It’s a day before the 116th anniversary of Philippine Independence. It should be a day of rejoicing. It should be a day of recalling, looking at the past, in order to understand the present and of looking...
Donaire vs roughhousing opponent, inept referee
by Philip Ella Juico - June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
It wasn’t the best way to win, but it goes into the record books as Nonito Donaire’s sixth world title in four different weight divisions. By defeating defending titlist Simpewe Vetyeka of South Africa...
A time to heal
by Philip Ella Juico - May 28, 2014 - 12:00am
At 28 degrees C (about 83 F) when we arrived the other day, the weather in this city is kinder at this time of the year compared to Manila’s sweltering 36.8 C. The huge Changi airport, one’s first contact...
Anthony Villanueva as our sparring partner
by Philip Ella Juico - May 21, 2014 - 12:00am
We were in the middle of a planning session of the Philippine Track and Field Association (PATAFA) in the office of British American Tobacco chief executive officer...
Motives for team ownership
by Philip Ella Juico - May 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Last week, as a result of the controversy surrounding the racist comments uttered by Los Angeles owner Donald Sterling, we thought of looking into the nature, nuances and strategic intent of team owners like Sterling...
Racial slurs and insights on professional team ownership
by Philip Ella Juico - May 7, 2014 - 12:00am
The racist remarks allegedly uttered by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, and captured in an unauthorized tape recording that went viral, reverberated around the world.
Donaire-Vetyeka: Interesting match-up
by Philip Ella Juico - April 30, 2014 - 12:00am
Exactly a month ago, on March 30, we bumped into three-division world boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr and wife Rachel at the hallway of the EDSA Shangri-La hotel.
Philippine volleyball on the move
by Philip Ella Juico - April 23, 2014 - 12:00am
We flew out of Manila the day after the highly successful PLDT Home Fibr Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championships which ran from April 8 to 16 at the Mall of Asia Arena and the Cuneta Astrodome.
Sweet revenge
by Philip Ella Juico - April 16, 2014 - 12:00am
Sweet revenge. Manny Pacquiao recaptured Saturday night (Sunday afternoon in Manila) his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title at the MGM Grand Arena, the same venue where he lost the same title on June...
Support, protection for student-athletes
by Philip Ella Juico - April 9, 2014 - 12:00am
We were able to obtain a copy of Senate Bill (S.B.) No 2133, “An Act Providing for the Magna Carta of Student-Athletes”, introduced by Senator Pia S. Cayetano.
Muddling up case of athletic coaches
by Philip Ella Juico - April 2, 2014 - 12:00am
The Philippine Sports Commission decided through Board Resolutions that track and field coaches Joseph Sy and Roselyn Hamero “shall now be permanently removed/dropped from the PSC payroll” and “to...
A focused Pacquiao; Lao-Tzu on claiming credit
by Philip Ella Juico - March 26, 2014 - 12:00am
In less than three weeks, Manny Pacquiao gets a chance to avenge his controversial split decision loss in June 2012 to American Timothy Bradley Jr. Bradley will defend the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight...
The 10,000-hour rule
by Philip Ella Juico - March 19, 2014 - 12:00am
Over the last two weeks, we devoted our column to the so-called debate between “nature and nurture” in sports using the experience of people in other fields like music to highlight certain points.
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