GENESIS Servania is out to show the world that he can hang out with the cream of the crop by beating a very credible and dangerous opponent in former world title contender Jose Cabrera in Pinoy Pride 27—Duel in Dubai on Sept. 5.
TO ADDRESS the growing concerns, the Amateur Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (Abap) will take direct supervision over the Department of Education organized boxing tournaments starting this school year.
During the congressional inquiry called by the committee on Youth and Sports of the House of Representative, Abap took cognizant of DepEd’s “under-trained” officiating and lack of full knowledge in the implementation of the rules guidelines that would safeguard the life of student-athletes.
WHILE en route to Subic and Baguio last month and traveling at the maximum speed of 100-kph along the NLEX highway in Luzon, our eyes caught sight of the “UFO.” Jasmin and Jana sat as passengers as I was driving and, to our right, we saw the humongous structure. It was HUGE.
MY HEART sank when I learned that the Aboitiz Sports Field has finally ceased operations. Though this development was no secret – this prime piece of commercial property was bound to be used for something else – reading about the closure felt as if a good acquaintance has departed, expected but abrupt, nevertheless.
IF THAT wasn’t toughness at its best, I don’t know what is.
I refer to the steely nerves that our very own Princess Superal displayed on Sunday (PHL time) in winning the US Girls Junior crown in faraway Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
AS THEIR final preparation for the upcoming season, defending champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers will be pitted against players who once gave the school glory in collegiate basketball this Thursday at the UV Gym.
SEVENTEEN-year-old Princess Superal fought off a challenge from Marijosse Navarro of Mexico to set history in the US Girls Junior Championship, winning the title in the 37th hole at the Forest Highlands Golf Club in Arizona.
Superal pounced on Navarro’s hooked drive into a water hazard on the first playoff hole, the par-5 14th, and barely reached the green in two.
FORMER Cebu Country Club’s (CCC) mainstay Lloyd Jefferson “Lj” Go Golf credits his exposure to several golf courses and facilities in the United States for his feat in the recent PGT-ICTSI Negros Occidental Golf Classic in Bacolod City.
Go, 19, was the only amateur player to make a podium finish. He was tied at second with Elmer Salvador, trailing winner Tony Lascuña, who collected his third straight win and a cool P200,000.
THE Peñalosa brothers posted knockout victories last Saturday night in Mandaluyong City.
Dodie Boy Jr. stopped Indonesian Dicky Amtiran in the third of the main event at the Mandaluyong Gym. He dropped Amtiran in the first and then finished him off in the 1:14 mark of the third for his 13 straight win.
MANILA—Veteran runner Ireneo Raquin stamped his authority as he clinched his first win in the 38th National Milo Marathon Manila Qualifying Race at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, Pasay City yesterday. Former Milo Marathon Queen Mary Grace Delos Santos was not to be outshined as she reclaimed her title in the female’s division race.
HIGH school competition is an open race and promised more excitement than the cancelled competition last year.
THE University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJ-R), the defending college champion of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. football tournament, has started preparing for the upcoming season.
TEAM Joe Camp of Carcar City defeated Ubros of Consolacion, 14-1, and hoisted the Senior A trophy of the 2014 Mayor Lionel Bacaltos Softball Cup yesterday in Sibonga.
To say that Joe Camp had a walk in the park during the tournament would be an understatement. The squad dominated the entire tournament, even sweeping all of its elimination round assignments.
EVER since Sunnex (Sun.Star Network Exchange) decided to air the Cesafi basketball matches over livestream, college basketball in Cebu has never been the same again.
Fans who watch the game no longer need to go to the misnomer that is the New Cebu Coliseum—though sportswriters have dropped the name new over a decade ago—as they can watch the matches in the comfort of their homes.
Atty. Eleodoro L. Diaz IV Contributor
IT WAS in 2003 when the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted LeBron James as the NBA’s No. 1 pick. He was way ahead of Chris Bosh, No. 4 to the Toronto Raptors, and Dwyane Wade, No. 5 to the Miami Heat. As the regular season began, James started like a high-caliber machine and, reminiscent of what Michael Jordan did for the Chicago Bulls, he brought the NBA back to life.
THE Kyocera Frontiers shot down the Sykes Pioneers, 50-45, to log their fourth win in the CSCC E-Leagues Season 20 at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Saturday.
THE culture and heritage, the cuisine and the people of Cebu.
With almost everything in place for the much-awaited Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Aug. 3, the organizes encourage the participants to see Cebu from a perspective other than an athlete competing in this gruelling race.
THE Southwestern University (SWU) girls dumped University of San Carlos (USC) in three straight sets, 25-19, 25-17, 25-14 to win the title of the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) Volleyball Batang Pinoy Qualifiers at the Aznar Coliseum.
The USC boys team, on the other hand, beat the gritty team of Team Pardo also in a three-setter win, 25-16, 25-18, 25-17.
AFTER dethroning Augusto Benedicto last year, Banjo Norte of Alaska Tri-Aspire’s Banjo Norte will defend the coveted Filipino elite crown against the formidable triathletes in the 2014 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Aug. 3 in Lapu-Lapu City.
“I can’t say that I have a big chance to emerge at the top this year because there are a lot of strong triathletes out there. But I will give my best,” Norte told Sun.Star Cebu.
THE Pardo National High School boys volleyball team shocked Abellana National School after pulling off a straight-sets victory, 25-20, 26-24, to advance to this afternoon’s finals of the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) Volleyball Batang Pinoy qualifiers at the Aznar Coliseum.
Pardo arranged a finals showdown with the University of San Carlos (USC), who won easily against Barrio Luz via default.
THE University of Visayas (UV) had a tremendous show of grit and toughness to grab the crown away from erstwhile unbeaten Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), 56-53, in the Passerelle division finals of the Milo Best SBP Passerelle Twin Tournament Cebu leg in the Capitol Parish Gym.
MAYN Coran’s tough battle for a slot in the RP national sparring team paid off and she brought home a bronze medal in her first international stint. Coran snagged the bronze medal of the women’s 44kg division of the inaugural World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Cadet Taekwondo Championships over the other day in Baku, Azerbaijan.
BACOLOD—Cebuano amateur Lloyd Jefferson Go just fell short and finished at joint second in the ICTSI Negros Occidental Classic, losing to Tony Lascuña yesterday.
Lascuña whisked off an early threat from Elmer Salvador and Go with a cluster of birdies from No. 6 then cruised to a four-shot romp with a closing three-under 67 in another dominating performance.
OF THE 2,500 participants in next Sunday’s race, hundreds will be new. Last year, I asked a few seasoned triathletes for some pointers. Again, here are those lessons...
AYA GARCIA SHLACHTER: 1. Taper. Do not cram your workouts. 2. If you feel doubtful that you can finish the race, break down the distances in your mind. I have difficulty running 21K so I break down the run as four 5K races; this way, I am not intimidated. 3. Smile and finish strong!
ALL the talk about style issues that Manny Pacquiao will have to deal with when he faces Chris Algieri in Macau this November brought to mind a question that I have been often asked but never really had the chance to dissect and analyze: Who is the greatest southpaw in boxing history? Immediately, several candidates come to mind, with some of them from a different boxing era--when championship bouts were fought for 15 rounds, and division champions were not watered down because there weren’t too many alphabet bodies like we have now.
SURPRISED that Larry Fonacier left the Gilas Pilipinas Team? Not me. So horrifyingly hectic is the Gilas schedule that even Superman might not be able to survive it. Why it’s been crafted that way is a mind-boggler, to say the least.
Even before the PBA’s third and final Conference could end, some members of Gilas were seen wincing already at the thought of them having to go through what I should term as hellhole.
THE University of San Jose-Recoletos and the University of Cebu will open up the hostilities of the 14th season of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) collegiate basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum on Aug. 2.
The game is set at 5:30 p.m. after the secondary division match between the USJ-R Baby Jaguars and the Baby Webmasters at 4 p.m.
DESPITE the continued pouring of rain, a number of children were still in high spirits running at the oval of the Cebu City Sports Complex (CCSC) yesterday. These are the students of John Philip Dueñas, the 2013 Ironman 70.3 Philippines Filipino elite third placer, who will join the 2014 Alaska Ironkids on Aug. 2 in Lapu-Lapu City.
“They train with me during weekends because they have no classes. My mission as a coach is to help develop the future of the sports that I love,” said Dueñas, who is the run and bike coach of the kids.
TOP billiard tandems around the world will compete for the $100,000 prize in the MP GenSan Tuna Festival International Open Doubles 10-Ball Billiards Tournament at the Pacman Stadium in Gen. Santos City on Sept. 1-5.
Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will be joining with partner Marlon Manalo. The event will be sanctioned by the World Pocket Billiard Association (WPBA).
CEBUANO basketball mentor Carlo Britt Reroma is taking his coaching skills to Indonesia as he was tasked to call the shots for the expansion team Laskar Dreya South Sumatra in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), which started last July 16.