Bill Velasco
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True accountability
by Bill Velasco - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
A week ago, this column sounded the alarm regarding unnecessary delays in procuring equipment to be set up and used in the majority of venues for next month’s Southeast Asian Games.
NBA vs China
by Bill Velasco - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
In what has been wrongly branded a stand-off, the NBA is carefully planning how to repair its damaged business relationship with China.
A SEA Games train wreck?
by Bill Velasco - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
It appears that the home court advantage crowed about by sports officials will mean almost nothing in several sports in the imminent Southeast Asian Games.
On foreign student-athletes
by Bill Velasco - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a renewed movement to ban foreign students from becoming varsity athletes in Philippine collegiate leagues. A new bill has been filed in the Lower House, and the NCAA has made its decision on the matter....
Another boxer’s life
by Bill Velasco - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s hot. So hot, the air feels like it burns your lungs when you breathe.
Pacquiao, Spence, Porter and an Uzbek
by Bill Velasco - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The world welterweight unification bout between Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter is stirring the pot for a potentially attractive offer to bring Manny Pacquiao into the mix.
A boxer’s life
by Bill Velasco - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
You are just a poor lad, and your awakening is to a hard life.
Off-Track Betting stations hurting
by Bill Velasco - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
On August 12, this column revealed the alarming decline in the revenues of the Philippine Racing Commission (Philracom), partly due to inaction and unprofessional behavior of its holdover board, which has resulted...
Final word on the World Cup
by Bill Velasco - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite the reams of written words on the disappointing finish of the Philippine national team in the FIBA World Cup, there always seems to be more to say.
FIBA: Are we good enough?
by Bill Velasco - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The FIBA World Cup finishes up with the US no longer the force it was in global basketball. In parallel fashion, the Philippines was blanked in the competition, and fell to last place in the tournament.
Mixing sports and show business
by Bill Velasco - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Althea Vega has had an impressive acting career in film and television for over a decade.
Boxing history repeats itself
by Bill Velasco - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In 1924, Asia’s first world boxing champion Pancho Villa had his license revoked for allegedly refusing to take a fight.
From Bohol to the world
by Bill Velasco - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo lived up to the hype, hammering out an impressive unanimous decision win over Pongluang Sorsingyu Panye Uthok to claim the vacant WBC Asia featherweight championship at the Bohol...
Tennis brand ready to shine
by Bill Velasco - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
It took a handful of Filipino tennis lovers in the Middle East to bring a new brand of equipment back home.
A good sports documentary
by Bill Velasco - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
“We make a deal with the future: today will be darker, so that tomorrow will be brighter.” – “Religion of Sports”
Dakak, international golfing destination
by Bill Velasco - August 24, 2019 - 12:00am
It will be a one-of-a-kind golf course when completed, with seven holes of the front nine facing the sea.
Wrestling: the other side of pro sports
by Bill Velasco - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Professional sports have always had its own cross to bear.
Manila Wrestling Federation
by Bill Velasco - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Wrestling is the telenovela for men.
Crisis in horse racing
by Bill Velasco - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Horse racing is called the sport of kings, a heart-pounding, large-scale thrill enjoyed by the masses.
Pétanque’s rebirth
by Bill Velasco - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
There will be 530 events in the upcoming Philippine Southeast Asian Games.
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