SPORTS EYE
Sayonara Olympics
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
In my previous column I wrote that there’s a big possibility the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic which is creating havoc globally.
NBA starts not spared
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
As I write this column, about 13 players were confirmed to have contacted the deadly virus.
Lost Gold
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - March 10, 2020 - 12:00am
My last column had several errors.
And the winner, NcoV
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - February 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The deadly new coronavirus is not only killing a lot of people, especially in China, but also spoiling most sporting events and festivals in Asia.
Sleepless in Jaro
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - February 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Every time I head for Iloilo City, I’m doubly excited as I’ll be visiting Jaro, my green, green grass of home.
New marathon queen
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - December 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Nobody gave Bukidnon native Christine Halasgo a Chinaman’s chance to win the women’s marathon on the 39th SEAG, considering she’s competing with compatriot Mary Joy Tabal, Rio Olympian veteran and...
Rousing Start
by Raffy Uytiepo - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
After being branded as a disorganized host of this year’s Games a week before the start of hostilities, the Philippines is off to a good start.
Fake Prophet
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
For a while, I was in danger of being shot (by a water pistol) or branded a fake prophet, for predicting San Beda as this year’s NCAA champion.
We could be champs
by Raffy Uytiepo - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
When we hosted the 1991 SEA Games, the newly-formed Philippine Sports Commission instructed the different National Sports Association to come up with monitoring teams.
UAAP Final Four
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 29, 2019 - 12:00am
When the smoke cleared in the battle for the UAAP season 82 Final Four, the De La Salle Green Archers missed the last bus after a heartbreaking loss to the University of the Philippine Fighting Maroons last Sun...
Gold in 2020?
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines first joined the Olympics in Paris in 1924, sending a lone entry, David Nepomuceno.
Sub 2-Hour
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Last year I wrote in my column if it was possible for a runner to break 2 hours in a marathon.
12 Strong
by Raffy Uytiepo - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
A lot of critics or call them prophets of doom believe winning 12 gold medals in the upcoming SEA Games is just too ambitious.
La Salle comes back
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Just when I was about to give up on De La Salle after absorbing two defeats in games considered in the bag, the Green Archers finally played a good and game as it routed the much-improved UST Growling Tigers in...
Sea Games gold
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Don’t look now, but pole vaulter EJ Obiena is a sure gold winner in the 2019 Sea Games in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.
We did our best
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
After the Gilas Pilipinas came home with a big fat zero win in the still ongoing FIBA World Cup in China, a lot of criticism was hurled to the coaching staff, particularly Yeng Guiao.
NCAA’s Whipping boy
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Don’t look now but the College of St. Benilde Blazers are no longer the whipping boy and cellar dwellers of the NCAA.
Gina
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am
On February 26, 2006, I joined forces with race director Ron De Los Reyes to stage the Philippine Marathon for the Pasig River.
Streets are for vehicles
by Raffy T. Uytiepo - August 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Two Sundays ago, a lot of people were caught in a monstrous jam because of an international triathlon which was again hosted by Cebu.
Taekwando Kids
by Raffy Uytiepo - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am
I bet you’ve watched Ralph Macchio in the Karate Kid series. In the latest edition, the remake starred Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, son of Will.
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