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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.
Fight to protect
by Bill Velasco - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am
World jiu-jitsu champion Meggie Ochoa has been fighting the odds all her adult life.
Magsayo fights for other boxers
by Bill Velasco - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
When Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo steps into the ring in “Pride of Bohol” on Aug. 31, it will be a symbolic victory for the welfare of other Filipino boxers.
Bata’s Olympic dream
by Bill Velasco - July 29, 2019 - 12:00am
You would think that Efren “Bata” Reyes would be satisfied.
Magnifico makes move
by Bill Velasco - July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
On Aug. 31, Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo battles former world champion Panya Uthok (aka Pungluang Sor Singyu Onesong) at the Bohol Wisdom Gym in his hometown of Tagbilaran, Bohol.
Take your advantage
by Bill Velasco - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The WBA World Welterweight Championship fight between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman was another excellent example of giving yourself an advantage in a prize fight.
Best job in the world
by Bill Velasco - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Sports journalists have a great job.
Phl men in World Tchoukball
by Bill Velasco - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine men’s team will be seeing action in the ninth World Tchoukball Championship which will be held Aug. 8-11 at the Nilai Indoor Stadium in Negeri Simbilan, Malaysia.
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