UNIVERSITY of the Visayas Green Lancers president and former congressman Eduardo Gullas praised Ginebra San Miguel’s Greg Slaughter’s decision to give way to the 12 players who worked hard for the Gilas Pilipinas to land a slot in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Spain in August.
TWO players from the three Cebu teams in the 2014 SeaOil –National Basketball Training Camp (NBTC) High School National Championships were named in the Mythical Five Selection in their divisions.
THE DON Bosco Football League (DBFL) wraps up this week with the four remaining matches.
Samba FC takes on Liloan FC in a non-bearing match at 7:30 p.m. at the Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) football pitch.
IFEE feel sad. One of my closest friends has passed away. Our ages are so far apart. He’s nearly twice my age. But, whenever we speak and exchange stories, he treats me both as a friend and like a son.
Raul Cepeda left us last Saturday.
WHEN was the last time you’ve watched a Champions League match on live television? If you can’t remember, don’t fret.
There are many football fans just like you who have to agonize over the airtime schedules.
HOW do you solve a problem like Josh Boone?
Funny, indeed, as the 7-footer has suddenly become a problem: This, after giving San Miguel Beer back-to-back wins in three days of the infant PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
OVER three months ago, Merlito Sabillo figured in the toughest fight of his career.
Although he retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) mini-flyweight crown with a split draw against unbeaten Nicaraguan Carlos Buitrago in November at the posh Soliare Resort and Casino in Parañaque City, Sabillo showed some holes in his game.
PASIG City—The Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles fought valiantly, but fell short against the bigger, taller and more experienced National University Bullpups.
ATENEO de Cebu (AdC) arranged a finals clash with rival school Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC)-2 following semifinal victory yesterday in the Boys Under-15 division of the 16th Aboitiz Football Cup at the DBTC football pitch.
The Magis Eagles outclassed Abellana National School (ANS)-Pomeroy in both the offensive and defensive ends for a 3-0 rout.
HERE’s the reality in age group sports. Sometimes the best players don’t get to represent the Philippines, but only those who have the money to go to trips abroad.
I’ve seen that happen a lot in football, when teams from rich schools form a Team Philippines to compete in tournaments in Europe or Asia. Is that wrong?
SHE was just supposed to escort another runner in the All-Women Ultra Marathon (Awum) 50K but she pulled off the biggest surprise when she not only won the race but finished in record-breaking fashion yesterday at the Alta Cebu Village Resort and Convention, Cordova, Cebu.
MANILA — The much-awaited encounter between big men and former Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. rivals June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter will push through today as San Miguel Beer faces Ginebra Kings, while Rain or Shine meets Barako Bull in the resumption of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.
THE Omega Pro triathlon team was launched yesterday and the members hope to make decent finishes in 10 major races in Cebu.
The team is composed of 11 individuals from diverse backgrounds who all want to promote a good quality of life.
ATENEO de Cebu (AdC) and Lahug FC were crowned champions in their divisions of the 16th Aboitiz Football Cup yesterday at the Aboitiz Spots Field.
AdC snagged the Under-11 crown after edging out University of San Carlos (USC)-BED, 2-1; while Lahug FC bagged the Under-9 title with a similar 2-1 win over Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC)-D.
LAST year was a terrific running year for me. Although I ran “only” six marathons (a far cry from 10 in 2010), I nonetheless achieved personal milestones in 2013 and I wanted to start 2014 with a bang. I found the Bayleys Mountain to Surf Marathon in New Plymouth, New Zealand very interesting and appealing.
ONCE made equal to man, woman becomes superior.”
Socrates, the Greek philosopher, said those words. True? Ha-ha. We, men, lest we be smothered with a gunfire of words, will say… yes, nalang.
ARE you shocked to hear that Greg Slaughter has turned down an offer to play for the Gilas Pilipinas Team?
I am not.
PASIG City—With all its members accounted for, the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles were as fluid as a well-oiled machine as they whipped the St. Francis College-Cavite, 91-47, to breeze through the quarterfinal round of the 2014 SeaOil-National Basketball Training Camp Elite League National High School Championships held at the Ynares Sports Arena.
Unlike the Eagles, the other Cebuano bet, University of San Carlos Baby Warriors, struggled in their debut but luckily recovered later in the day to also book a slot to the quarterfinal round.
I KNOW it’s bad form to talk about former national team coach Michael Weiss, but you just can’t help draw comparisons after seeing the first two games of the national team under coach Thomas Dooley.
Coach Weiss, a regular Cebu visitor, once said that “I don’t think if you’d get Arsene Wenger he could have done better. You talk about tiki-taka..tiki-taka...but I have to work with what I have.”
I like what Sonny Barrios said.
“Let’s allow the Gilas Pilipinas to play in the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) Governor’s Cup,” Barrios said. “It will do our country proud. It is patriotism to the max.”
SENATOR Pia Cayetano will lead the 250 All-Women Ultra Marathon, which will kick off at 10 p.m. at the Capitol grounds and will end at the Alta Cebu Village Resort and Convention in Cordova tomorrow.
The 50-kilometer ultra marathon is exclusively for women and is organized in line with the celebration of the International Women’s Month.
MANILA — The absence of June Mar Fajardo hardly mattered for San Miguel Beer as it crushed Meralco Bolts, 94-76, in the 39th PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum last night.
SIX Cebuano triathletes will join the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne on March 23 in Victoria, Australia.
Jose Merdino Lim (30-34), Dr. Albert Solis (45-49), Meyrick Jacalan (40-42), Jane-Jane Ong (40-42), Andrew Ong (35-39) and Gianluca Guidicelli (50-54) will represent Team Reborn and will be among the 73 Filipino participants who will be competing in the age groups. The meet offers 100 slots for the 2014 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii this October.
CEBUANO powerhouse Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu had an auspicious debut, while the University of San Carlos and Division 2 entry San Isidro Parish School will start their bids in the 2014 SeaOil-National Basketball Training Camp (NBTC) Elite League National Finals.
THE World Series of Boxing, a boxing tournament organized by the International Amatuer Boxing Association (Aiba) is a big boost to amateur boxers seeking to improve their quality of life.
Abap executive director Ed Picson believed that it is no longer relevant for top fighters to turn professional in order to earn more.
SISTER teams San Miguel Beer and Ginebra start respective quests to end a long title drought when they face separate foes today in the 39th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.
After being restored to its original name in celebration of a Grandslam year 25 years ago, the Beermen, with new head coach Biboy Ravanes and new players Solomon Mercado and Rico Maierhofer will face Meralco Bolts at 5:45 p.m., while Ginebra, which opted for smallest import Leon Rodgers will meet Barako Bull at 8 p.m.
SEVEN Cebuano booters have been invited to the RP Under-14 training pool for a chance to represent the country in an upcoming international event in April.
Don Bosco Technology Center’s Roygbiv Barro, Kyle Adrian Ronquillo and Mark Uriel Unabia; University of Southern Philippines-Foundation’s Marcel Ivan Ouano and Loyd Soco; Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu’s Leo Gabriel Maquiling and Don Bosco Boy’s Home’s Jessie Reil Semblante have all been requested to join a 16-day training camp on March 16 to 31 at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna.
TWO champions will be crowned tomorrow in the 16th Aboitiz Football Cup with finals matches in the Under-11 and Under-9 divisions.
Ateneo de Cebu (AdC) takes on University of San Carlos (USC)-BED in the Under-11 championship match, while Lahug FC faces off with Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC)-D Under-9 finals this Saturday at the Aboitiz Sports Field.
ONLY a few slots are left for the third edition of the Kawasan Falls Marathon (KFM) set on March 23, which will start at the old Badian Chapel in Matutinao, Badian passing through the municipalities of Alegria and Malabuyoc and back to Badian.
TO HAVE a good friend is one of the highest delights in life; to be a good friend is one of the noblest and most difficult undertakings.”—Anonymous.
Although we met much later in our lives (I arrived in Cebu in 1990), I consider Art my best friend. Since we met at the chess club in 1990 located at corner Pelaez and Sanciangco Sts., we were inseparable until the time he got seriously sick about four years ago and passed away recently.