PCCL Elite 8 Manila leg starts

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:09 p.m.

THE chances are slim but the Cebuano team University of San Carlos (USC) is still waiting by the edge of their seats if they would advance to the Premier 4 of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL).

The remaining matches of the Elite 8 among the Manila teams will resume today at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig.

Potosik bags title in Lorega 12-Under 3 on 3

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

TEAM Potosik routed the KFC, 43-32, in Game 2 to clinch the championship of the Lorega-Echavez Youth Association 3 on 3 12-Under division over the weekend in Lorega San Miguel.

After winning Game 1, Potosik was determined to finish off their foes and completed the sweep against KFC.

Fuentes eyes upset against Gonzalez

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:02 p.m.

ROCKY Fuentes isn’t the most talented or even the fastest boxer in the loaded flyweight division. But despite that, he still thrives to become one of the elite names in the 112-pound division. What better time to make a name for himself by scoring what should be the biggest upset of the year by dethroning a champion who is considered one of the best pound-for-pound.

“I’ve never seen him train this hard. This is the fight that he has been waiting for. He knows that he has to make the most out of it,” ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer told Sun.Star Cebu.

Fuentes eyes upset against Gonzalez

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:00 p.m.

ROCKY Fuentes isn’t the most talented or even the fastest boxer in the loaded flyweight division. But despite that, he still thrives to become one of the elite names in the 112-pound division. What better time to make a name for himself by scoring what should be the biggest upset of the year by dethroning a champion who is considered one of the best pound-for-pound.

“I’ve never seen him train this hard. This is the fight that he has been waiting for. He knows that he has to make the most out of it,” ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer told Sun.Star Cebu.

Dalaguete to host Tri-Team championship

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:57 p.m.

ORGANIZERS promise a better and more exciting Tri Team Championship series as theyhave instituted new rules and venues for 2015.

Limit the imports

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:55 p.m.

STARTING next season, Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) will follow the footstep of the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) in implementing the “one import policy.”

Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr. told Sun.Star Cebu that starting next year, member-schools will be compelled to line up only one import.

Statement Run offers unique run

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:49 p.m.

IMAGINE running with a personalized statement printed on your shirt. Runners and running enthusiasts will get to experience this as the Kayod Pilipino (KP) brings the United Statement Run Cebu on Dec. 14 at the Parkmall in Mandaue City.

An 80-character statement of the runner’s choosing will be printed on a yellow shirt, which will be used during the race. The name of the participant will also be indicated at the bottom of the statement.

Ginebra looks for

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:48 p.m.

BARANGAY Ginebra Kings seek their sixth win in the 40th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup when they face the Meralco Bolts, while Blackwater will try to barge into the win column when it faces NLEX Road Warriors today in the at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.

The Kings, armed with a 5-2 win-loss card will face Meralco at 7 p.m., following the Blackwater Elite and Road Warriors encounter at 4:15 p.m.

Pestaño: A most enjoyable tournament

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:47 p.m.

IT WAS one of my most enjoyable tournaments ever. Everyone had a lot of fun and the ladies were treated like girl friends. All of them received chocolates and roses of the best kind.

IT WAS one of my most enjoyable tournaments ever. Everyone had a lot of fun and the ladies were treated like girl friends. All of them received chocolates and roses of the best kind.

New team, same story: James lose vs. Spurs

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:42 p.m.

CLEVELAND—Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw scored 19 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time with a 92-90 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Manu Ginobili scored on a layup with 18 seconds left, made a free throw with 9.1 to go and harassed James into a turnover with 1.9 seconds remaining for the defending NBA champions. It was the first meeting between the Spurs and James since last June, when San Antonio overpowered the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

Still in the hunt

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:23 p.m.

THE Cebu-led Philippine men’s volleyball teams recovered from their losses to make it to the playoff round of the 4th Asian Beach Games volleyball tournament in Phuket, Thailand.

Pages: SRP: Sports & Recreational Park

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

MALU Mendez, my well-loved and eternally generous mother-in-law, won’t run this Sunday but she’s advocating that we all do. She’s part of the Zonta Club and it’s the “Zonta Says No” race at The Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu.

Limpag: It’s back to Historic Hanoi for Azkals

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:18 p.m.

TWO days ago, that epic match between the Philippines and Vietnam in the 2010 Suzuki Cup was aired anew by Fox Sports as part of its promotion for this year’s tournament.

Four years. It’s been quite a ride.

Dead serious

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:16 p.m.

WHEN he said he was serious about training for the Milo Marathon national finals, he was not kidding.

It has been 10 days since he arrived in Manila and the Cebu eliminations champion Noel Tillor thinks he is about 90 percent ready for the national finals on Dec. 7 in Manila.

Milo Best regionals start this Sat. in Capiz

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:14 p.m.

USC fell short in last year’s campaign losing to University of St. La Salle (USLS) of Bacolod City, 41-33, in the Visayas qualifiers finals game.

Cebu has represented the Visayas region in the national finals since 2008. Last year, USC went won the Visayas qualifiers in the Passerelle division and went on to play in the national tournament championships but lost to Chiang Kai Shek College, 79-50.

Bigger Sun.Star Cup

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:08 p.m.

IT JUST gets bigger and better every year as the Sun.Star Football Cup attracted a total of 177 teams competing in 10 different divisions when the tournament opens its third edition this weekend at the Cebu City Sports Center football pitch.

Last year, the annual tournament had a total of 150 participating teams.

Vega: Never been broken at the pool

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:06 p.m.

HE is now a teacher. Next month, he will be married to the woman he calls a teammate.

A lot has changed in the life of former swimmer Matthew Vega for the last 18 years.

Quijano: Donnie’s destiny

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:03 p.m.

IT COULDN’T have happened to a more deserving fighter. Last Saturday, efore a vocal and approving crowd, Donnie Nietes rewrote history and became the longest reigning Filipino world champion by defeating Mexican challenger Carlos Velarde via TKO in the 8th round.

As of this writing, the record of 7 years, one month and 15 days held by Gabriel Elorde of Bogo City, Cebu still stands but as Nietes is not scheduled or required to fight in the next few months, said record will fall come January of next year.

Limpag: DBTC, Paref rivalry makes f’ball exciting

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:00 p.m.

IT'S always a pleasure watching a final between Paref Springdale and Don Bosco Technological Center, and last Saturday's clash for the Cebu City Olympics title was no exception.

If they didn't point it out, I wouldn't have known the curious background of the match. Prior that final, that DBTC squad hasn't beaten Paref-Springdale in major tournaments like the City Olympics (elementary level), the Aboitiz Cup and the Milo Little Olympics.

Andrins steal show in Elora run

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 08:58 p.m.

THE Andrin family made their presence felt in the 1st Elora Supermarket Anniversary Run by dominating in different age divisions over the weekend at the Marigondon Elementary School, Lapu-Lapu City.

The victory of the Andrins was sparked by the head of the family Ronnie, who topped the 12-kilometer race in 41 minutes and 14 seconds. His daughter Lovely Fe salvaged the top spot in the distaff side after clocking 52:50.

PH tandem loses to China

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 08:57 p.m.

THE Cebu City (TCC) A men’s beach volleyball tandem of Jade Becaldo and Loujei Tipgos lost to China and Indonesia 2, but is still in contention in the beach volleyball tournament of the 4th Asian Beach Games beach volleyball in Phuket, Thailand.

TCC B of Edward Ybañez and Edmar Bonono, the defending champion of the Nestea National Beach Volleyball Tournament, will still have to win their succeeding games to advance to the playoff.

Motosuit sets explosive closure

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

THE MS Motosuit Motocross Series 2014 will try to end its comeback season with a bang with the sixth and final leg—the 5th Mayor Nice Apura Motocross Cup 2014 in Tangasan Racetrack, Valladolid in Carcar City this Sunday.

Arellano U Chiefs catch SWU Cobras

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

THE Arellano University Chiefs stayed in hunt for the Premier 4 slot following a 77-61 stomping of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) champions Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras in the final game of the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League Cebu Leg last Monday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Donnie Nietes is the pride of the Pinoys

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:35 a.m.

AN OVERFLOW crowd flocked to the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino last weekend.

Each “Pinoy Pride” series of ALA Promotions always elicits a jampacked audience, but last Saturday teemed with even more fans and excitement. It was hot.

PH in quarterfinals

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:05 p.m.

THE Cebuano-led Philippine team scored a major upset and beat Indonesia in three thrilling sets, 21-13,13-21,16-14 in Pool G and in the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket,Thailand.

The tournament is usually dominated by teams from Indonesia, Thailand, China, Malaysia and the shock win by Cebuanos Jade Becaldo and Louijie Tipgos over the 2008 champion team was a major upset.

USC Warriors turn back UV, 78-74

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:03 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos wasted a double-digit lead, but survived the end game scare to beat the University of the Visayas Green Lancers, 78-74, in the final day of the Cebu Leg of the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Elite 8 tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

Mendoza: June Mar plus ‘Ahas’ Cebu’s proud greats

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:00 p.m.

JUNE Mar Fajardo and Donnie “Ahas” Nietes are stories of inspirations to ponder on. Fajardo (I don’t like his moniker “Kraken”) has said that if he had his way, he would not have pursued a career in basketball. But because God gave him height, his wish got derailed—naturally.

By some dint of destiny, Fajardo would only start playing basketball in high school—and not even with dogged determination as did most youths his age.

WBO fetes Servania

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 09:58 p.m.

GENESIS Servania was honored by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) for his accomplishments inside the ring and was named this year’s Inter-Continental Fighter of the Year.

Servania received his award from WBO vice-president for Asia-Pacific Leon Panoncillo last Saturday night in the Pinoy Pride 28 show, which was headlined by WBO mini-flyweight champion Donnie Nietes.

Hail, King Donnie!

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 11:50 p.m.

CONFETTI poured down on the ring and fans cheered loudly as Donnie Nietes’ hand was raised after Carlos Velarde, who vowed to score a knockout, just couldn’t take it anymore.

It was a fitting atmosphere for Nietes’ latest victory inside the ring, because not only did he retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight belt but he is also just a few months shy of making history by breaking the late great Gabriel “Flash” Elorde’s 47-year-old record of being the longest reigning Filipino world champion.

USJ-R ends four-year wait in boys volleyball

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

AFTER four years, the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) boys volleyball team finally bagged the Cebu City Olympics title, thrashing the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) in three sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 at the Aznar Coliseum yesterday.

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