Bill Velasco
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The debate continues
by Bill Velasco - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The debate continues. How do you quantify greatness, and how do you unify the differences between disciplines and make a single, measurable determination of who was better?
Restless about ‘The 50 Greatest’
by Bill Velasco - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Tomorrow is the formal launch of “The 50 Greatest Filipino Athletes of All Time,” and its release has caused a growing buzz in the local sports community.
On to Tokyo
by Bill Velasco - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The tempo is picking up. With six months left before the Tokyo Olympics, national sports associations and the Philippine Sports Commission are increasing their efforts to get more Filipino athletes qualified for...
A heart for our athletes
by Bill Velasco - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
An athlete’s life is often thankless. You toil and exert all your effort day in and day out until you fall asleep sweaty and spent. You ache in places no one else aches, and hurt at levels nobody else hur...
by Bill Velasco - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
“We can be anyone. We can do anything. It’s only a matter of going.” – Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”
Thanking David Stern
by Bill Velasco - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Atty. David Stern forever changed global basketball. He saw trends coming, promoted rivalries, created new markets, saw the potential of Asia, and crafted a merchandising juggernaut and television brand unparal...
Wishes for the decade
by Bill Velasco - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The new decade is upon us, a rare chance to look at what trends may (we hope) transform sports for the medium to long term.
PSC: SEAG TV revenue to fund Para Games
by Bill Velasco - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The undeclared revenue generated by the broadcast rights and other sponsorships of the recent 30th Southeast Asian Games should fund the 10th ASEAN Paralympic Games which will also be held in the Philippines.
Undeclared billions from SEAG broadcasts?
by Bill Velasco - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
It isn’t over.
Happy for the athletes
by Bill Velasco - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s a great time to be a Filipino athlete. In the aftermath of the Southeast Asian Games, the winners are being feted and handed rewards, bonuses and sponsorships, and deservedly so. It has been so long that...
OFWs bring new tennis brand home
by Bill Velasco - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines has tens of millions of overseas workers deployed around the world.
The 50 greatest
by Bill Velasco - December 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The fervor behind the glorious performance of Filipino athletes in the 30th Southeast Asian Games is starting to die down.
Why Team Philippines is winning
by Bill Velasco - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Team Philippines built up quite a head of steam at the start of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
The Golden Eagles
by Bill Velasco - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Fifty years ago, the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles won the NCAA men’s basketball championship in what was possibly college basketball’s roughest era.
PSC fills in the gaps
by Bill Velasco - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Yesterday was the start of the volleyball tournament of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the newly-renovated PhilSports Arena. However, the venue wouldn’t have been acceptable to the competing teams if not...
Always Christmas with Sean Chambers
by Bill Velasco - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
It has been 30 years since Sean Chambers first came to the Philippines.
To the Filipino athlete
by Bill Velasco - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
This is for you.
Cojuangco decries PFF’s SEA Games blunders
by Bill Velasco - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
On the eve of the Philippine Football Federation elections, former Negros Occidental Football Association president and now Tarlac congressman Carlos “Charlie” Cojuangco expressed alarm over how PFF president...
Save the SEA Games
by Bill Velasco - November 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The inadequacies or absence of systems for the 30th SEA Games is alarmingly apparent, with mere days to go before its formal opening.
Future of Philippine football
by Bill Velasco - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Ricardo “Ricky” Yanson Jr. has football in his blood. He discovered his passion for the game early and played for University of St. La Salle throughout grade school and high school. In college, he managed...
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