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Raffy Uytiepo
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Experience
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 21, 2022 - 12:00am
In a previous column, I wrote that Celtic Pride would prevail over championship experience.
Celtic pride
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Nobody gave the Boston Celtics a Chinaman’s chance to make it to the NBA playoffs, much more the Finals.
Homecourt advantage
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 31, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s a fact that at any sports, the host enjoys homecourt advantage be it the Olympics, Asian Games,Sea Games or the local regional competitions like the Palarong Pambansa.
Olympian schooling disqualified
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 25, 2022 - 12:00am
Olympian Joseph Schooling’s gold was taken back after Singapore’s print relay team was disqualified.
First Centenarian Grandmaster dies
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Yuri Averbakh the Russian grandmaster who was among the world’s best players for a decade, died recently in Moscow at age 100, the first grandmaster to reach that age.
Kasparov lashes at Djokovic
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Former chess world champion Gary Kasparov of Russia lambasted Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, who critized the move of All England Club’s banning players from Russia and Belarus in Wimbledon.
Missing Paris
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Don’t look now but Russia and Belarus might just  miss the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Sex before running
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 19, 2022 - 12:00am
A lot of questions has been asked whether it’s advisable to have sex before the competition.
Boston bans Russians and Belarusians
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 12, 2022 - 12:00am
This year’s Boston Marathon set on April 18 banned runners from Russia and Belarus for invading Ukraine.
Hanoi here I come!
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Russia and Ukraine are currently finding a solution to end the war that had  taken  a big  toll on lives, property and economy.  In the Philippines, world’s number 5 pole vaulter
NYCHalf marathon
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 29, 2022 - 12:00am
The United Airlines New York City Marathon was back after a three-year absence due to the pandemic. Again, the Kenyans and the Ethiopians renewed their rivalry in long distance running events.
POC PATAFA war
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 22, 2022 - 12:00am
I thought all the while that it’s only the Russia-Ukraine war happening at the moment, but no siree, another war is happening right now in our own backyard. 
2022 Tokyo marathon SPORTS EYE
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 15, 2022 - 12:00am
World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya warded the challenge of countryman Amos Kipruto to win the Tokyo Marathon in 2:02:40 and moved closer to sweeping the World Marathon Majors.
Ukrainian athletes
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Several world class Ukrainian athletes including four boxing champions are not fighting in the ring but in a battlefront.
Changing flags
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 1, 2022 - 12:00am
Long before Wesley So and Yuka Saso changed national flags, there was another superstar who pledged allegiance to another country.
Green
by Raffy Uytiepo - February 22, 2022 - 12:00am
I’ve always associated myself with the color green. Well, besides being the color of money (green bucks), it’s also the  color of my birthstone, emerald.
Pancho Villa
by Raffy Uytiepo - February 15, 2022 - 12:00am
A lot has been said said of Ilonggo athletes like Olympic marathoners, Herman Suizo and Vertek Buenavista, Jimmy De La Torre and Rudy Fernandez.
Back from the grave
by Raffy Uytiepo - February 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Nobody gave the Philippines a Chinaman’s chance to advance to the FIFA World Cup, what with powerhouse teams like Australia, Uzbekistan and Chinese Taipei, to tangle with in the AFC Womens Cup.
Youngest grandmaster
by Raffy Uytiepo - February 1, 2022 - 12:00am
Don’t look now but 12-year  year old  Abhimanyu  Mishka of New Jersey is making waves in the  chess community. 
Chevron Houston marathon
by Raffy Uytiepo - January 25, 2022 - 12:00am
My in-laws have been living in Houston, Texas for over three decades and always invite me to visit and run the Chevron Houston Marathon.
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