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‘Shut up and dribble’
by Bill Velasco - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Once again, a member of the mainstream media has insulted the intelligence of a world-famous athlete, and in doing so, earned the ire of athletes everywhere.
Coaching in paradise
by Bill Velasco - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
When you mention The Maldives, what springs to mind is a postcard picture of deep blue lagoons, vast beaches and endless coral reefs.
Filipino vs Filipino: Good or bad?
by Bill Velasco - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The word is out that IBF super-flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will fight IBF Inter-Continental super-fly champion Jonas Sultan in June. Last week, Ancajas made his US debut in Corpus Christi, Texas and stopped...
Basketball’s new status quo
by Bill Velasco - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
In the last 50 years, the big picture of basketball has changed tremendously, more so in the Philippines.
Basketball’s new status quo
by Bill Velasco - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
In the last 50 years, the big picture of basketball has changed tremendously, more so in the Philippines.
A tale of two brothers
by Bill Velasco - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
It starts out simply enough. A young boy gets bitten by the basketball bug, through a game on TV, stories from friends, a game played on his street, highlights on the news.
Has it come to this?
by Bill Velasco - February 3, 2018 - 12:00am
A rude “don’t want to talk about it.” An imperious slamming of the table.
PBA: Upstairs and downstairs
by Bill Velasco - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Basketball Association is getting its house back in order.
The danger we don’t see
by Bill Velasco - January 27, 2018 - 12:00am
It is life’s greatest challenge to be a parent, a lifetime commitment that you want to have control of, but can’t.
A new channel on Filipino pride
by Bill Velasco - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
How did basketball evolve from a game similar to the native tumbang preso? What do the Dallas Cowboys, Manny Pacquiao and Paeng Nepomuceno have in common? How do we connect Fernando Poe Jr., Bruce Lee, Filipino stick...
What’s the point?
by Bill Velasco - January 20, 2018 - 12:00am
File a case. Get a decision. Decision is appealed. Get another decision. Second decision gets appealed. In the meantime, time runs out on what needs urgent action.
The soul of our nation
by Bill Velasco - January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
There are, to be blunt, so many issues of greed and corruption in our country that can be solved by greater understanding of the spirit and values of sport.
POC quandary, Philippine bobsled debut
by Bill Velasco - January 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The ruling of the Pasig Regional Trial Court nullifying the 2016 Philippine Olympic Committee elections was a moral victory for Messrs.
Sour grapes against Aldin Ayo
by Bill Velasco - January 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Some people just don’t like Aldin Ayo.
The good in 2018
by Bill Velasco - January 1, 2018 - 12:00am
What does 2018 have to offer Filipino sports fans? In spite of the political miasma enveloping sport, there has been much to be grateful for.
The best of 2017, the ladies take over
by Bill Velasco - December 30, 2017 - 12:00am
2017 was an impressive year for Philippine sports.
The best of 2017
by Bill Velasco - December 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
On the best day of the year, it seems but appropriate to celebrate the greatest breakthroughs of the year.
2018 sports TV explosions
by Bill Velasco - December 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
There has been so much movement in sports television over the last few years, it is getting hard to tell where everything is heading.
Christmas wishes
by Bill Velasco - December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
It’s the time of year, when we get sentimental both about what has been and what could be. And even if adults don’t believe in Santa Claus, we do believe in a higher power, a being we can offer our Christmas...
Qatar World Cup ahead of schedule
by Bill Velasco - December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
On Monday, the State of Qatar launched a week-long celebration of its National Day with a short but impressive program at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.
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