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Early valedictory
by Bill Velasco - October 18, 2021 - 12:00am
I don’t want to live in a country with a brittle spirit. I want to live among soldiers. – Dave Chappelle
A Jaworski in the NBA?
by Bill Velasco - October 16, 2021 - 12:00am
I definitely did my research, like, watch a bunch of videos of them obviously he could play so pretty, pretty cool. Small world that the greatest Filipino player has the same name as me. – Justin Jaworski
Ginebra fans, philatelists rejoice
by Bill Velasco - October 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Ginebra San Miguel fans and stamp collectors have reason to celebrate. On Oct. 16, the Philippine Postal Corp. (PhilPost) is releasing a collectible set of eight stamps bearing the image of Robert Jaworski to launch...
Why athletes run
by Bill Velasco - October 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Yesterday was the last day for filing of Certificates of Candidacy for the May 2022 elections.
Countdown to IBHOF
by Bill Velasco - October 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The countdown begins, again. With his official formal retirement circulating the globe, it’s just over 1,000 days until Manny Pacquiao is eligible for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in...
Afterword on Manny Pacquiao
by Bill Velasco - October 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The world is heaping praise and gratitude upon Manny Pacquiao as he formally announced his retirement from boxing.
The Round By Round experiment
by Bill Velasco - September 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines is one of the top 10 boxing nations in the world. Even during the pandemic, there have been more than 20 boxing events all over the country (save for NCR), with no resulting COVID infections.
Future former Filipinos
by Bill Velasco - September 25, 2021 - 12:00am
People are the greatest export of the Philippines.
The basketball exodus
by Bill Velasco - September 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Today, the basketball gods of the Philippines are meeting to discuss the exodus of some of the strongest young players from the country to Japan’s B. League.
Where is boxing going?
by Bill Velasco - September 18, 2021 - 12:00am
I am saddened by the direction boxing is taking.
Ex-pro’s daughter to play in Europe
by Bill Velasco - September 18, 2021 - 12:00am
A strong tree produces strong fruit. Retired pro basketball player Chris Bade’s daughters are making waves in different sports. Twenty-five-year-old former Gilas Pilipinas women’s combo guard Gabi has...
CHED: Crafting collegiate sports
by Bill Velasco - September 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Five days ago, the Commission on Higher Education hosted a two-pronged event. The morning saw the public orientation on Republic Act 11180.
Eulo Regala’s long way home
by Bill Velasco - September 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Eulo Regala wants to come home.
ONE wins with the women
by Bill Velasco - September 6, 2021 - 12:00am
ONE Championship scored big with mixed martial arts fans Friday night with their event fittingly entitled “ONE: Empower” held in Singapore, the first known high-profile all-female combat card.
Boxing in collegiate sports?
by Bill Velasco - September 4, 2021 - 12:00am
“It’s brutal in there. The whole objective is to incapacitate someone.
WBA’s meaningless gesture
by Bill Velasco - August 30, 2021 - 12:00am
It was the original major boxing organization. This was where we learned of legends like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Jack Dempsey, James Braddock, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Sonny...
A fitting farewell
by Bill Velasco - August 28, 2021 - 12:00am
On the pilot episode of the daily online boxing show “Round By Round” (Monday to Friday at 6 p.m. on Facebook and 7 p.m. on YouTube), this writer led a lively discussion on what a fitting farewell appearance...
Online boxing show launches
by Bill Velasco - August 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Six of the country’s most experienced boxing journalists have teamed up to produce a daily online boxing show that promises to be exciting, informative and fun.
A life on the beach
by Bill Velasco - August 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Three months ago, this writer had to take one foot out of the city and find residence in a nearby province for family medical reasons (nothing to do with the pandemic).
Building on success
by Bill Velasco - August 16, 2021 - 12:00am
A noted Filipina sport psychologist based in the US says it is imperative to build on the success in the Tokyo Olympics for even greater feats in Paris in 2024.
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