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All articles by Homer D. Sayson
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Displaying articles 1 to 10.A Marcial Plan: Shelly Finkel eyes Olympic-bound Filipino boxer
Thu, 16 Apr 2020
Marcial (L) and Finkel.
CHICAGO -- Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) president Ricky Vargas revealed publicly last week that several local and international promoters are trying to lure Eumir Marcia
Second Overtime: Waiting for Luka "Skywalker"
Fri, 10 Apr 2020
The author with Dalas Mavericks star Luka Doncic last February at the NBA All-Star Game at the United Center in Chicago. (photo@phlboxing).
CHICAGO -- As a ruthless respiratory disease halts the NBA season into an ind
Second Overtime: As a pandemic grips boxing, Joven Jimenez leans on his faith
Tue, 24 Mar 2020
CHICAGO -- It was a Monday, March 16. Another week looms and a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada lay just four days away.
But for Joven Jimenez, it was just another day. Another grind.
The champion train
Second Overtime: Sean "The Mechanic" Gibbons whips another work of art
Thu, 12 Mar 2020
Sean Gibbons, the president of Manny Pacquiao Promotions inked Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo to a contract yesterday, further fortifying what already is an impressive stable currently populated by reigning world champions J
Noah's ark docks in L.A.
Sun, 08 Mar 2020
CHICAGO -- As he enters the twilight of a distinguished 12-year NBA career, Joakim Noah found himself in a position to win a championship that had eluded him during his nine seasons with the Chicago Bulls.
The 6-foot-11, 230-po
Second Overtime: Masbateños in California honor Santisima
Wed, 26 Feb 2020
CHICAGO -- "Victory has many fathers, defeat is an orphan," so says an old adage.
Just don't tell that to Masbateños living in California.
Even after his devastating 11th round TKO loss against the heavy-handed Mexican
Second Overtime: In the name of ALA
Sun, 23 Feb 2020
CHICAGO -- My affinity for the Cebu-based ALA Boxing Club dates back to as far as 1993 when I still a newspaper reporter learning the curb and sorting out the thicket of sportswriting jargon.
The company pa
Second Overtime: Kai Sotto: It will take time but this NBA dream is close to reality
Mon, 17 Feb 2020
CHICAGO -- Many have tried. None were taken.
Seeing a full-blooded Filipino make it to the NBA is a national aspiration for a basketball-crazy country like the Philippines.
As if bound by civic duty, we've h
2020 All-Star Weekend --- NBA takes Chicago by storm (PHOTOS)
Sat, 15 Feb 2020
CHICAGO -- A blast of below zero degrees wind chill enveloped this city on Friday but it could not freeze the excitement of the NBA All-Star weekend that landed here for the first time since 1988.
Second Overtime: Thanks for all the memories, Kobe
Thu, 30 Jan 2020
CHICAGO -- My friendship with Kobe Bryant was neither personal nor familial. It was professional, one confined in the workplace of an NBA galaxy where he was a shining bright star and I was an afterthought.
I first saw him i