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SPORTS EYE
Tale of two teams the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks
by Raffy Uytiepo - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1968, the Milwaukee Bucks occupied the cellar of the NBA Eastern Conference with a 27 win 55 loss record (Phoenix was also dead last in the Western Division, winning only 16 games while losing 66.
The Olympic first marathon champion
by Raffy Uytiepo - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The Olympic Games started in ancient Greece about 776 BC.
Basketball gold
by Raffy Uytiepo - July 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The USA Dream Team in the 1992 Barcelona Games was perhaps the strongest team ever assembled in Olympic history.
Maybe this time?
by Raffy Uytiepo - July 6, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s almost a century since the Philippines joined the Olympics and we are still searching for the elusive gold.
Injuries
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 29, 2021 - 12:00am
As I mentioned in my previous column, injuries will be the culprit in spoiling a team’s performance.
The greatest Olympian
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest Olympian of all time?
Golf anyone?
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 15, 2021 - 12:00am
I could have been a golfer instead of a marathoner since we lived just across the Marapara Golf and Country Club in Bacolod City.
Adios Lakers
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
When the 2020-21 NBA season opened, I predicted the Los Angeles Lakers to be back-to-back champions.
Abbott world marathon majors
by Raffy Uytiepo - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s no joke to complete six major marathons in one calendar year. Hundreds of marathon runners of all abilities have accepted that challenge and claimed the coveted Abbott World Marathon Majors six star medal...
Weddings and divorces
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Weddings can be expensive for ordinary couples but for celeberities, a marriage celebration is raised to another level.
Wacky Olympic marathon
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The 1904 St. Louis (Missouri) Olympic Marathon is probably one of the the wackiest in history.
Hasta la vista Ito
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
We were constant coffee drinking partners after Fernando “Ito” Rama, eldest of the Rama siblings that include Vice Mayor Mike, Sammy,Hector and Jingjing, returned to Cebu for good after living in Texas...
The show must go on
by Raffy Uytiepo - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s barely three months to the Tokyo Olympics and things are getting harder for the organizers, with several countries thinking twice on sending their athletes.
Primo Eugene
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Asia’s first chess Grandmaster Eugene Torre was recently nominated to the prestigious World Chess Hall of Fame, the first male Asian to be bestowed with such honor. Eugene, now 69 years old, calls me “primo”...
Boston Strong
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Every second week of April, runners from all over the world troop to Boston for the oldest and most prestigious race.
State of mind
by Raffy Uytiepo - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1996, one-legged triathlete Rudy Fernandez swam the shark-infested Guimaras Strait to Bacolod City in 13 hours.
Don’t give up
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
In the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Mamo Wolde of Ethopia finished last in the 10,000 meter run.
Streets of Yangon
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
In 2016, I was in Yangon, Myanmar enroute to the ancient city of Bagan, home to the largest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas and stupas and ruins dating from the 11th century.
Foreign flavor
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Long before Nicola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets and Dallas’ Luca Doncic stamped their class in the NBA, several foreign players already made waves in world basketball including the Olympics.
Flip of the coin
by Raffy Uytiepo - March 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Starting in the 1966 draft, the two last-place teams from the league’s two divisions took part in a coin flip (cara y cruz).
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