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Baseball Brothers

BATTING BATTLE: The Ramos brothers Kenneth and Kevin John as comrades and competitors. PDI Photo/Jilson Seckler Tiu

Their brotherly affection hardly dampens their competitive fire. But the Laurel and Ramos siblings, the two sets of baseball brothers playing on opposite sides of the country’s fiercest school rivalry, admit it can get tough when a championship is on the line.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The Girl with the Strut & Stroke Beyond her Years


Friends remember how, four years ago, Karyn Cecilia “Chibby” Velez abruptly bid goodbye to them to leave for an elite badminton camp overseas.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

LA Tenorio: Small wonder

Photo by August de la Cruz

He knows how a single game can turn a life around. LA Tenorio, unquestionably one of the country’s best point guards, had that game way back in sixth grade.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Raising the Bar

Mickey Ingles. PDI/Grig Montegrande

He was driving on the streets of Makati when he got the big news. At first, it didn’t sink in. So when Ignatius Michael “Mickey” Ingles got the first of incessant media calls, he didn’t sound as ecstatic as a bar topnotcher should be.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

How volleyball got its game back


The powerful spikes used to echo in the gym. It’s a sound he remembers well, says coach Ramil de Jesus of this season’s champions, the La Salle women’s volleyball team. On many occasions, he had to deal with the loneliness of a quiet court.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Larger than life

“The Beast” shows off his natural brute strength on the court (PDI File Photo/August de la Cruz)

When Calvin Abueva signed up for the rookie draft, he listed his height as 6’4”. Turns out-after an official measurement-he actually stands just 6’1½”.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Stepping into very big shoes

INEVITABLE: “The expectations are high.” (PDI Photo/August de la Cruz)

His anxiety stems from three things. Bo Perasol, the new coach of the Ateneo men’s basketball team, admits to this as school officials introduce him before a small gathering of past and present players, alumni and supporters.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Kiefer Ravena: A star is (air)borne

UNIQUELY GIFTED: Kiefer relaxing at home

The numbers have nothing to do with game statistics. Yet Kiefer Ravena sits hunched over the breakfast table, running his finger down the figures on the newspaper.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Clarice and Christine Patrimonio’s sister act


The coach sounds a bit gushy when describing Anna Clarice Patrimonio. Yet he strongly thinks it’s not hyperbolic to say that Clarice could be the best player that Philippine women’s tennis has seen in decades.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Never too old for basketball


A LOCAL sportswriter recounts how Olsen Racela once called his attention to a story he had written.
There was nothing basically wrong with the story – the diligent reporter had all his facts right. But there was one tidbit that the premier point guard wanted settled: “Kailangan pa ba talaga ilagay ’yun? (Did you really have to put that in?)”

Posted: March 1st, 2011 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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