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Beating aging

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One day one just has to accept the irreversible reality of age—and, at some later point, aging. That reality is plainest in sports; yet, it’s in sports precisely that it is widely denied.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why Treat Conrad Huey is cool

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TREAT Conrad Huey

He’s tall, tisoy and show-biz good-looking. So, naturally, when townsfolk in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, see him pass by wearing a Philippine team uniform, they excitedly exclaim: “Azkals!”

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Transformed by tennis

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TENNIS Republic: Hiromi Shimoda, Bambi Huab, Joso Unson, Liza Alafriz, Christine Sandejas

Over a hundred women braved the early morning downpour last Monday to attend the opening ceremony of the country’s biggest ladies’ recreational club-level tennis tournament. And not one of them was late.

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippine Ladies Tennis League kicks off 2013 tournament

Starting Monday, Sept. 16, the Manila Polo Club will host the 2013 Philippine Ladies Tennis League (PLTL) tournament. Over 175 women from all over the Philippines will compete to win the coveted ladies’ team tennis title of the year.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Tennis–and performing–that’s what keeps Cliff Richard fit at 72

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CLIFF Richard with his two great loves—tennis and guitar

Cliff Richard is on the phone in Sydney, talking like a long-lost buddy, excitedly updating us on what’s been happening to him. He sounds articulate, self-assured, authoritative even, quick to point out misconceptions or mistakes in our assessment of his 54-year career as a pop icon.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tennis stars–and their significant others

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AUTHOR with Roger Federer

It’s the start of 2013. Our lofty promises of being a better “me” and exercising daily are on our minds as we enter the second week of the year. However, if you’ve already fallen off the health wagon, you can take solace in the fact that the first Grand Slam of the year is upon us to provide a great distraction, and possibly even a motivation.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino tennis players off to Australian Open

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PALERMO Soriano Jr., marketing head of Columbian Autocar Corporation, the official distributor of Kia Motors in the Philippines.

Most tennis players know that the biggest tournaments of the year are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. But for Filipino tennis players, none is bigger than the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open, now on its 31st year. Held at the Philippine Columbian Sports Complex on Plaza Dilao in Paco, Manila, it is the longest running tennis tournament in the country.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Five tennis pros–and what it takes to get to where they are

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PJ TIERRO, Treat Huey, Ruben Gonzales, Marc Sieber and Francis Casey Alcantara

Their message is loud and clear: It can be done. Breaking into the global tennis scene is probably the best contribution of Francis Casey “Niño” Alcantara, Ruben Gonzales, Treat Conrad Huey, Marc Sieber and Patrick John “PJ” Tierro to develop the sport in the country.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

He’s a doctor to tennis superstars

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DR. JOHN celebrates with Wales’ national rugby team in the 2009 World Cup.

When Dr. George John calls 2012 US Open tennis champion Andy Murray “very moody,” runner-up Novak Djokovic “a crazy guy,” seven-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer “very formal,” and seven-time French Open champ Rafael Nadal “a good guy,” he is describing them not just through the eyes of a loyal fan.

Posted: October 15th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

I heart Wimbledon

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TENNIS fans picnic and set up camp on Wimbledon grounds throughout the tourney.

IT WOULD be the start of a beautiful romance, albeit a one-sided one. My love affair began the moment I stepped on the sacred grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Clarice and Christine Patrimonio’s sister act


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FOR SIM PATRIMONIO SISTERS/ 09 June 2012  INQUIRER PHOTO/ ALANAH TORRALBA

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 »

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