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Polo games for a cause raise funds for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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MIKEE Romero, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, Tal Srivaddhanaprabha, Gaston Berguerie for Team Caterham Formula 1

She’s more than just a polo player’s wife who roots for her husband when he wallops the ball through the goal post. When polo patron Michael “Mikee” Romero makes big plans for special events, his spouse Sheila gets it down to the last detail.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

‘Ronaldo of knees’: Surgeon saves football careers

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY LEVI FERNANDES - Doctor Jose Carlos Noronha smiles as he leaves the operating room after performing a surgery at the Trindade hospital in Porto on March 24, 2014. Renowned as the "Ronaldo of knees", pioneering Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha is saving the careers of top world football players who feel the dreaded, career-threatening crack of a torn ligament.  AFP

Renowned as the “Ronaldo of knees”, pioneering Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha is saving the careers of top world football players who feel the dreaded, career-threatening crack of a torn ligament.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Love, sex and football: A Brazilian extravaganza awaits

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Calling all football lovers …and lovers. June 12, Brazil. Put it in your diary.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nepal may install ladders on Everest’s Hillary Step

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Nepal may install ladders on Mount Everest’s Hillary Step, the final rock wall which climbers have to scale to reach the summit, in a bid to ease congestion, the government said Monday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

In the swing of things


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Chucho Martinez lives and breathes golf–as player, teacher, club manager, and now entrepreneur

Chucho Martinez lives and breathes golf, having played the sport for the past 27 years. He’s seen action in the junior, amateur and professional tournament series.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Why this business leader loves the sport of kings

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IN THAILAND with pro British player Jake Gordon, Anthony and Adrian Garcia,
Tonio and Rhia Veloso and wife Shiela Romero

Three years ago, when sportsman/business leader Michael “Mikee” Romero emerged on the polo scene, his presence seemed threatening.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Glory days


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Among the cage stars in the book are (clockwise from top left) Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Jimmy Alapag and Jayson Castro (Contributed photos)

It was a step towards greatness. On Aug. 10, 2013, the Philippines rejoined the ranks of the world’s basketball elite, an achievement that resonated in a nation addicted to basketball. To do so, the team, known as Gilas Pilipinas, had to overcome the team that had emerged as its nemesis in international play through the years: Korea. Bucking the odds and in front of a frenzied home crowd, Gilas did just that, winning 86-79, ensuring the team of at least a second place finish and one of three slots to the basketball World Cup in Spain in 2014.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Veteran triathlete says wearing compression socks is a good training aid

TRIATHLETE Frank Lacson

At age 50, Frank Lacson is called the country’s grand daddy in triathlon.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

After two close calls, Kim Atienza has become a ‘spiritual Ironman,’ too

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RUNNING with Team Gotta, Team Fitness First and Team TSL. PHOTOS BY NELSON MATAWARAN

He survived a stroke and a devastating muscle disorder. Still, you can’t wipe the smile off ebullient TV host and triathlete Kim Atienza’s face.   “I’m happy because I’m physically and spiritually fit!” he exclaimed.   On a Tuesday morning, Atienza, fondly called Kuya Kim, had just finished a 10-kilometer interval training with his running [...]

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Understanding life through sports

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An MVP title holder of the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde swimming team, Miguel starts his day with a hearty breakfast at the crack of dawn at 3:30. He then goes to training from 5 to 7:30 a.m. As a swimmer, he is driven by the thrill of wanting to beat the competition. He knows he can achieve this through hard work and perseverance. His main goal is to keep putting his school on top. “A gold isn’t an overnight prize, every medal is a reward for the amount of work you put into your training everyday,” Miguel says.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Finding her speck of dust in the universe

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Kristelle Batchelor

She may look glam and fab, but there is more to her than what meets the eye. She has graced print ads after being selected as one of the models of a cosmetics line, but Kristelle Batchelor is one biscuit who was molded from a different cookie cutter.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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