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The story of jai-alai in China

Mei Lan Fang (梅兰芳) en el Forum de Tianjin sosteniendo una chistera.
Juan Pablo Sánchez Beltrán, born in Valencia in 1962, Telco and Economist by studies and profession, is a great lover of history, traditions, and...

Jai Alai, as Told by Business Publication ‘Quartz’

A gambler writes down his horse racing bet ouside a gambling joint in Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines, March 21, 2015. Horseracing is one of the more popular forms of sports betting, both legal and illegal, in the Philippines. When paying your final respects for a relative or friend, the last thing you might expect to see at the wake is people placing bets on a card game or bingo. Not in the Philippines. Filipinos, like many Asians, love their gambling. But making wagers on games such as "sakla", the local version of Spanish tarot cards, is particularly common at wakes because the family of the deceased gets a share of the winnings to help cover funeral expenses. Authorities have sought to regulate betting but illegal games persist, with men and women, rich and poor, betting on anything from cockfighting to the Basque hard-rubber ball game of jai-alai, basketball to spider races. Many told Reuters photographer Erik De Castro that gambling is only an entertaining diversion in a country where two-fifths of the population live on $2 a day. But he found that some gamble every day. Casino security personnel told of customers begging to be banned from the premises, while a financier who lends gamblers money at high interest described the dozens of vehicles and wads of land titles given as collateral by those hoping lady luck would bring them riches.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro
It would seem the media have Basque sports in the spotlight.  Now this doesn't mean they're giving our sport up-to-the-minute coverage, but rather analysis...

The Senpere Basque who is the captain of the national rugby...

Charles Ollivon capitán de la seleccion francesa de Rugby (foto AFP)
The Basques north of the Pyrenees have two great sports, pelota and rugby.  We've collected more than a few entries about this sport and the...

On US NPR: the Basque chef who became a ‘cesta punta’...

Mikel Larregi Sistiaga (Maya Kroth)
WBUR is the public broadcaster at the University of Boston, and is part of National Public Radio, which we've referenced many times before.It's the...

Aitor Francesena, the Blind Surfer who Learned How to Live Against...

Aitor Francesena surfista ciego de Zarautz
Aitor "Gallo" Francesena, born in Zarautz, loves surfing, and he's an expert at it, as well as being a renown monitor.  Despite his love...

When the Euzkadi National Team was runner-up in the Mexican league

Seleccion de Euzkadi en la Liga mexicana 1938-1939
This article was translated by John R. Bopp Euan McTear is a sports journalist and author specialized in soccer.  In addition to reporting about this sport to...

Basque pelota at the Panamerican Games in Lima, or, the unknown...

This article was translated by John R. Bopp The sports section of the Rede Globo website is dedicating special coverage to the Panamerican Games being held July 26 to...

A “sister” site in the US reports on restrictions to getting...

Watching America recoge una información sobre la situación de los pelotaris en USA
This article was translated by John R. Bopp Today we got a wonderful surprise: a "sister" website in the US.  We've been collecting information about the...

The only Basque soccer team in the Spanish Premier League with...

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Imagen de aficionados vascos
This article was translated by John R. Bopp Journalist Ian Hawkey has published an interesting article in the Irish daily The National in which he states...

‘Pelotaris’ in the Republic of Togo, and a Pelotari Club in...

Pelotaris en la población de Kati en Togo (Togo19)
This article was translated by John R. Bopp We've come across a small article with two photos about the development of Basque pilota in some towns in...

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