THE GAME OF MY LIFE
Good times for boxing
by Bill Velasco - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
A gargantuan confluence of circumstances is towing Asia to the dominant position in professional boxing.
Hall of Fame
by Bill Velasco - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Saturday night, this writer had the distinct pleasure of co-hosting the awards ceremony of the Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame or ASHOF, with the extremely talented and intelligent Bea Daez.
Spanking and motivation
by Bill Velasco - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
“Years of research have shown that spanking children is ineffective and potentially harmful.
A sports broadcasting career
by Bill Velasco - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
A lot of people are now interested in a career in sports broadcasting.
Dead rules
by Bill Velasco - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
In commemoration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day, The STAR has looked up rules from the long, bloody history of sports, most of which are dead.
Transgender athletes
by Bill Velasco - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Fallon Fox has been a controversial figure in mixed martial arts, but didn’t start out that way.
Asia: The future of boxing
by Bill Velasco - October 27, 2018 - 12:00am
It is the world’s biggest market, with 4.7 billion people, almost 70 percent of the planet’s population, and growing by the day.
Master of paying it forward
by Bill Velasco - October 22, 2018 - 12:00am
I have known Noel Zarate for over a quarter of a century.
How Filipinos changed boxing
by Bill Velasco - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
It has been exactly one hundred years since boxing became a profession for Filipinos. Back then, pugilists were called “bootleg boxers”.
Indelibly Filipino SEA Games
by Bill Velasco - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
In a little over a year, the Philippines will open itself to hundreds of thousands of visitors for the Southeast Asian Games.
Farewell, Coach Tex Winter
by Bill Velasco - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Tex Winter leaves behind a legacy of innovation, wisdom and game-changing thought. Typically counter-cultural, he was not the typical hard-nosed, drill sergeant of his day.
The future of basketball
by Bill Velasco - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Basketball continues to grow at an impressive rate, particularly in Southeast Asia.
Tchoukball Association of the Philippines gets POC nod
by Bill Velasco - October 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The Tchoukball Association of the Philippines (TAP) is celebrating some very good news.
A new sports summit
by Bill Velasco - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
In the early days of the administration of Pres. Fidel Ramos, a first of its kind gathering was held in Baguio City.
Bowling wars
by Bill Velasco - September 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF) took exception to this writer’s piece on the success of the Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC) delegation that participated in the recent Asia Pacific Masters Games (APMG)...
Philippine bowling’s golden harvest
by Bill Velasco - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines recorded an unprecedented triumph in the tenpin bowling competition of the recently concluded first Asia-Pacific Masters Games held at the Megamall Pinang Bowling Center in Perai, Penang, Malaysia....
Clash of agendas
by Bill Velasco - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Things are coming to a head in the Philippine Olympic Committee.
Mayweather-Pacquiao: Fighting over 40
by Bill Velasco - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have had a very public personal and online discussion about a supposed rematch in December.
Storm surge of memories
by Bill Velasco - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The need for safety forces you to slow down.
The champions we need
by Bill Velasco - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The WBO World Super Flyweight title is still vacant, as Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte battled to a split draw Saturday evening in California. In many observers’ opinion (including this writer’s) Nietes...
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