THE Philippine national quintet is in a must-win situation as it faces Puerto Rico today in the Group B stage of the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Seville, Spain.
The Filipino squad and the Puerto Ricans are the only team that have yet to win a game when they face each other at 7:30 tonight.
HAVING a state-of-the-art world class sports arena would give the Cebuanos a chance to witness big sporting events that could include the Fiba World Cup in 2019.
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president and communication mogul Manny V. Pangilinan had announced his intentions to bid for the 2019 edition of the world basketball championship that would automatically give the country a slot without undergoing through rigorous qualifying tournaments.
TEAM Primos relied on the 16 points outburst of Al Lima-Lima and 14 points contribution of vice mayor Edgardo Labella to score a route over last year runner-up Team Eagles 75-51 at the start of the 2014 Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)
Second Conference Basketball Tournament held at the Capitol Parish gym last Saturday.
IT’s ALL systems go for the first ever Pinoy Pride Card to be held in Dubai this Friday dubbed as “Duel in Dubai”.
Headlining this seminal moment for ALA Boxing will be Genesis Servania (24-0, 10KOs) who is set to trade leather with Mexican banger Jose Cabrera (22-4, 2, 10KOs.)
CEBU - based football coaches Apol Bariñan and Marlou Solon along with a few other coaches in the country will be participating in a coaching course next week in Manila.
Bariñan and Solon join 28 other coaches in the FIFA Women’s Course on Sept. 8 to 12 at the Emperor Stadium in Taguig.
THE five Cebuano hopefuls start their road for a slot at the RP National Under-16 Girls team with a three-day training camp this weekend.
St. Theresa’s College’s (STC) Jan Reese Jumawan and Alexa Ceniza and Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu’s Arantxa Trebol, Pia Acusa and Itsuko Bacatan join fellow call-ups from the Visayas and Mindanao regions in a training camp on Sept. 5 to 7 in San Julio Realty Field in San Carlos City.
CEBUANO elite triathlete John Philip Dueñas will face off with the country’s formidable multi-sport stars in the Safeguard Active 5150 Triathlon on Sept.28 in Panglao, Bohol.
The 27-year-old of Danao City showed toughness and grit in the recently concluded Ironman 70.3 Philippines, where he placed second to Subic-based August Benedicto in the Filipino men’s elite division, eclipsing his third place finish in 2013.
ONE of the biggest triathlon races in Asia, the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines, may be extending its stay in Cebu, after the Sunrise Events Inc. (SEI) declared yesterday its intention to hold the race here in 2015.
THE University of San Carlos Warriors survived an end-game scare to extend its winning streak to seven games following a 69-66 thriller win over the defending champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) College Basketball tournament held in the Cebu Coliseum last Monday night.
JOSEPH SHAN and Leigh Dixon scored 14 points each to lead Insular Square to a 109-49 rout over Colours in Division A of the Avenir Shaabaa Cup Basketball Tournament last Sunday in the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles Arena in Canduman.
Insular Square opened the match with a 31-9 blast in the opening quarter then capped the match with a 35-13 run to log its fifth win in seven games.
MANILA—After two hard-fought games, the Philippine national team takes a rest Tuesday before plunging into action against Puerto Rico at 7:30 p.m. (PHL time) on Wednesday in Group B stage of the 2014 FIBA World Cup at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo in Seville, Spain.
The Filipino squad led by naturalized player Andray Blatche and skipper Jimmy Alapag fought bravely against Croatia but fell short, 81-78, during the opening day. It was followed by another setback to the much taller Greece, 82-70, Monday morning.
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THERE’s a lot about the structure of our national basketball team’s roster that does not seemingly add up--guys that are too old to be there, positions that are unevenly filled, a height average that could have been taller and an import who doesn’t really fit the system.
WE almost beat Croatia because of Andray Blatche.
If not for several bum calls, plus bad breaks down the stretch, we might have made mission impossible possible.
GENESIS Servania, 23, is out to prove that he deserves a world title shot with an impressive win over former world title challenger Jose Cabrera.
“This is a very important fight for him and the entire team because he is No. 2 in the world and as what sir Mike (Michael Aldeguer) and sir ALA (Antonio L. Aldeguer) said, maybe he can fight for the world (title) next year. That’s why we are training really hard (for this),” ALA Gym head coach Edito Villamor told Sun.Star Cebu.
THE Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Greywolves scored a huge upset over Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), 50-49, in Division 1 of the Under-12 age group of the Cebu Youth Basketball League (CYBL) Alaska Basketball D-League 2014 at the SHS-AdC Gen. Maxilom Campus.
However, that was the only win of DBTC for that day as their other teams suffered losses.
MANILA — After a gallant stand against Croatia, the Philippine national team faces European powerhouse Greece Sunday night in the Group B stage of the 2014 Fiba World Cup at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo in Seville, Spain.
The game is at 8 p.m. in Spain (2 a.m., Manila time).
THE streaking University of San Carlos Warriors are putting their six-game winning run on the line against the University of the Visayas Green Lancers in the resumption of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) College Basketball Tournament at 6:45 tonight in the Cebu Coliseum.
In the opening game, the UV Baby Lancers (5-1) will shoot for the solo second place in the high school division against the USC Baby Warriors (4-1) at 5:15 pm.
THE University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters proved they are the force to reckon with when it comes to table tennis of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi).
This after winning for the 14 straight time the secondary and collegiate titles of Cesafi table tennis yesterday at the UC campus.
EMILIO Mangubat Jr. bagged two titles in the conclusion of the 3-day Visayas Leg of the 1st Sun Cellular-Ming Ramos National Juniors Badminton Tournament in the Racquet Zone Badminton Center in Apas yesterday.
JUST after that third-quarter stretch against Croatia, I took a break from watching TV and went on a quick stroll along the street our office is located.
And what did I notice? All the TV sets in our neighborhood were tuned in to the Gilas game. PBA games and even the finals don’t attract such following as some would be watching their favorite shows.
SUBSTITUTE John Dexter Espiritu rose to the occasion and struck in the nick of time to save the day of University of San Carlos (USC), 1-0, over the Don Bosco College in the opening day of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) football tournament yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center football pitch.
THE Accenture Sharks showed they are a title contender after completing a scorching fourth quarter run for a 59-51 come-from-behind win over the Lexmark Stallions in Division 1 of the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season 10 at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Saturday.
Trailing 45-37 entering the final period, the Sharks outscored Lexmark, 22-6, in the final period for the win. The comeback started with a 15-0 run late in the third.
THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) shocked a more experienced University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) in a three-set thriller, 25-20, 20-25, 27-25, in the secondary girls volleyball tournament of the Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) yesterday at the Aznar Coliseum.
JOHN Philip Dueñas finally pulled away from Kenyan Abraham Missos in the final 200 meters of the 21K race of the Surigao City Marathon, sprinting near the finish line to nab the title yesterday in Surigao del Norte.
The 27-year-old Cebuano was trailing Missos until the halfway mark of the race. Dueñas was able to close the gap only in the turning point at 10.5K. Both runners were pacing each other together until the final 3K.
MANILA - The Philippines marked its return to the world stage with a valiant, 81-78, overtime loss to Croatia in Group B of the Fiba World Cup in Spain.
Croatia, ranked No. 16 in the world to the Philippines’ No. 34, needed a five-minute extension before escaping with the overtime victory at the 7,127-seater Palacio Municipal de Deposrtes in Seville, Spain that had a dominantly pro-Filipino crowd.
LANDRY Sanjo muscled his way through the defense to lift the Southwestern University over the Cebu Institute of Technology-University Wildcats, 75-67, in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last Friday.
Sanjo scored 11, including the last nine points for the Cobras, during the crucial stretch in the fourth period. Earlier, Earl Undaloc woke up the fighting spirit of his teammates as he scored five straight points, including a triple that started the uprising of CIT-U.
IN-HOUSE club members of Racquet Zone Badminton Courts marched to the final round after winning their matches in the 1st Sun Cellular-Ming Ramos National Juniors Badminton Tournament yesterday.
Lyrden Laborte and Neil John Navarette will battle for the Boys Singles Under 13 title after beating their respective opponents from the first round until the quarterfinal round yesterday.
SILANG, Cavite – Tony Lascuna blew his two-shot lead early but hit two clutch birdies then pounced on Angelo Que’s shaky finish to snatch a three-stroke victory with a closing 66 for his first Aboitiz Invitational crown at Riviera’s Couples course here yesterday.
THE reigning Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. girls volleyball champions Southwestern University (SWU) has been on a losing slump, losing two huge events this year. It now hopes to turn the tables around in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) as they try to defend their title.
Today, it takes on the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) in the 8:30 a.m. opener at the Aznar Coliseum.
CEBU could get another batch of C licensed coaches with the Cebu Football Association (CFA) hosting another Asian Football Confederation (AFC) C License Coaching Course.
A total of 20 Cebu-based coaches, while a single coach from Leyte FC participated in the ongoing AFC C License Coaching Course, which will be from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6.