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.
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.
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...
Million-dollar SEAG cauldron
by Bill Velasco - November 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The gargantuan P6 billion budget for the Philippines’ Southeast Asian Games will, for the most part, really have nothing to do with the Philippine athletes’ performance in the Games.
A nice gesture
by Bill Velasco - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
When the basketball competition begins at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games, it will have been 18 years since our players had last played on their home soil, in front of their countrymen. If you will recall the...
Honoring a legacy
by Bill Velasco - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Nov. 10 marks a significant date in Philippine basketball history.
Fit for hoops
by Bill Velasco - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Since the 1980s, the fitness industry has constantly been in search of the next big trend.
Ordonio boys making waves
by Bill Velasco - November 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Former PBA player Jon Ordonio’s sons are making a splash in college basketball in California. The proud father has told The STAR that his dream of having them play in tandem at this level has come true, and...
Not made for meat
by Bill Velasco - October 28, 2019 - 12:00am
All athletes seek an advantage over other athletes.
Philracom, MJCI respond
by Bill Velasco - October 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Racing Commission and Manila Jockey Club, Inc. have responded to complaints by Off-Track Betting Station operators which were published in this column on Sept. 21.
by Bill Velasco - October 21, 2019 - 12:00am
There is no doubt amateur basketball players have got it so good. We’ve all heard the stories of high school players in the provinces being offered mobile phones, sneakers, food allowances, cars, cash, employment...
No safe place
by Bill Velasco - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
“Either he dies or I die.” – Duk Koo Kim before fighting Boom Boom Mancini, 1982
True accountability
by Bill Velasco - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
A week ago, this column sounded the alarm regarding unnecessary delays in procuring equipment to be set up and used in the majority of venues for next month’s Southeast Asian Games.
NBA vs China
by Bill Velasco - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
In what has been wrongly branded a stand-off, the NBA is carefully planning how to repair its damaged business relationship with China.
A SEA Games train wreck?
by Bill Velasco - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
It appears that the home court advantage crowed about by sports officials will mean almost nothing in several sports in the imminent Southeast Asian Games.
On foreign student-athletes
by Bill Velasco - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a renewed movement to ban foreign students from becoming varsity athletes in Philippine collegiate leagues. A new bill has been filed in the Lower House, and the NCAA has made its decision on the matter....
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