PH in rousing start

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.

THE Philippines kicked off its campaign in the 23rd Fiba Asia U18 championship in style, routing Jordan, 85-60, in Group A.

The Philippines, which is already assured of a spot in the second round because there are only three teams in Group C, will take on South Korea next.

Warriors avoid disaster, hold off UC for 4th win

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos nearly lost a 30-point lead but held on to beat the University of Cebu Webmasters, 74-65, to strengthen their hold of second place in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) basketball tournament in the Cebu Coliseum last Tuesday.

Today, the Warriors will gun for their fourth win against the University of San Jose-Recoletos, while league-leader Southwestern University will try to keep an unbeaten record against UC.

SEI eyes more funds for Ironman Village

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

AFTER foreign triathletes like Brent McMahon and Caroline Steffen helped raise P3 million to build 20 houses in the Ironman GK Village in Bantayan, it’s now the turn of Filipino triathletes to help.

Sunrise Events Inc. (SEI), which organized the outreach project, will continue the charitable activity, this time tapping Pinoy triathletes William Veto, Gadric Chusenfu, and Joseph Palisoc. The three will join the 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on Oct.10. Veto qualified for the race, while Chusenfu and Palisoc both earned slots from the Kona Lottery.

Omega fighters in Pacquiao event

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

UNBEATEN Omega Boxing Gym stalwarts Jack Tepora and Christian Araneta showcase their talents this weekend in Davao City.

The 19-year-old Jack faces Michael Escobia, while Araneta takes on undefeated Melmark Dignos this Saturday night in the undercard of MP Promotions’ Tibay ng Pinoy 4, at the Almendras Gym.

USJ-R logs 2 wins in Shakey’s

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

REIGNING leg champion University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) won its first game against Sacred Heart School-Hijas de Jesus (SHS-Hijas), 25-7, 25-5 in Pool A of the Central and Eastern Visayas Leg of the Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League Season 12 at the Aznar Coliseum.

USJR, which lost to Hope Christian School in the Champion’s league finals, hopes to retain its dominance and return to the national finals.

Limpag: Here’s hoping girls basketball soars high

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

AS a then-budding sportswritera decade ago, one of my most memorable interviewees was an 11-year-old basketball player from Cebu International School.

One look at her during practice and you’d know she was special. She was simply a cut about her peers, and I thought, given the chance to compete against boys her age, she’d probably make the Mythical Five too.

19th Gullas Cup unfurls

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

AROUND 240 junior tennis players will converge at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club and Citigreen Tennis Resort in search of the top honors of the 19th edition of the JRG Gullas Cup today.

After two years of absence in the tournament, the country’s No.1 Boys 14-Under player Arthur Craig Pantino will be returning as he plays in two divisions: the Boys 16 and Boys 18, where he is set to take on older and more seasoned players.

Busy football weekend

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

THERE will be two simultaneous football events this weekend in two locations.

The 10th San Roque Football Festival at the San Roque football pitch kicks off simultaneously with the 3rd Alcoy Siloy Football Tournament at the Alcoy Parish grounds in Alcoy.

16 teams to join Mayor’s Cup softball tourney

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

SIXTEEN teams will be taking part in the softball action of the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) dubbed the 2014 Mayor’s Softball Cup: Invitational Tournament on Aug. 24 at Labangon Elementary School.

Cebu hosts Visayas finals

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

TOP junior badminton players are expected to pour their hearts out in the Sun Cellular-Ming Ramos National Juniors Badminton Tournament, which will be in Cebu on Aug. 29-31 for the Visayas Eliminations at the Racquet Zone Badminton in Banilad.

Following the Luzon Leg held last July 5-13 at the Powersmash Badminton in Makati City, Visayas players will now get their chance to advance to the national finals on Oct. 24 and 25 at the Robinson’s Place in Malate, Manila.

Cesafi football to open Aug. 31

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

BEFORE the month ends, the premier school-based football tournament in Cebu will kick off.

The Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) starts its football tournament on Aug. 31, the last Sunday of August.

Army seeks solo lead in V-League

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

THE Army resumes its Final Four drive as it takes on a surging Air Force side even as PLDT Home Telpad tries to recover lost grounds against National U in the quarterfinal round of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan today (Tuesday).

Quijano: In “The Beginning”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

LAST Saturday was MMA night for me, and I brought along a good friend, Clifford Gaite to enjoy the fast-paced action presented by the Cebu Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Promotions, dubbed as “The Beginning”

Tagum wins Shakey’s Mindanao leg

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:30 p.m.

TAGUM City National High School fought back from an opening set setback and swept the next three as it toppled Davao City, 23-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-20, to cop the Shakeys Girls’ Volleyball League’s Southern Mindanao leg crown at the Davao Doctors College gym in Davao City recently.

Pael returns to Japan for Real Spirits fight

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

PROMISING prospect Renoel Pael returns to Japan for his second fight outside the country.

Pael faces off with Japanese newcomer Yuki Yonaha in one of the fights of Real Spirits vol. 38 – “Philippines vs. Japan” this Friday night at the Kobe Municipal Central Gym.

Magis Eagles fly

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

ROOKIES Joshua Sinclair and Jose Piero Dominic Longa made huge contributions in the final period to help Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles beat the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers, 74-71, and they took the solo leadership in the high school division of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball Tournament held at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

Blue Devils outsmart Tigers, 64-59

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

THE CONVERGYS 2 Blue Devils remained the only unbeaten team following a fourth-quarter escape over the Wipro Tigers, 64-59, in the Division 2 action of the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season X held at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Sunday.

Black over White, 8-4

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

TEAM Black pulled off a win over Team White, 8-4, to take the championship trophy in the first Hipodromo one-day league softball tournament last Sunday at the Labangon Elementary School grounds.

Boost for girls’ hoops

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

IN CEBU, basketball is typically a man’s game. Rarely do females see action in major basketball tournaments in this part of the country.

That’s about to change with the Cebu Youth Basketball League (CYBL) opening up its doors to girl in its upcoming season.

Rookie saves UV Green Lancers in crunch time

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 09:51 p.m.

ROOKIE forward Alwyn Aguirre finished with just eight points but five of it came in the last 69 seconds, towing the University of the Visayas Green Lancers to a 70-68 escape over the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball tournament last Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

RDAK ends Gaisano’s streak

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 09:50 p.m.

THE RDAK Stallions handed Gaisano Capital its first loss, 50-45, while defending champion Goldberry Ilo-Ilo Hotel banked on the 26-points explosion of Jeremy Huang to hand Insular Square Titans its first setback, 73-64 ,in Division A of The Avenir Shaabaa Basketball Tournament 2014 at the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles Arena last Sunday.

Beavers Sandals also broke its losing slump with a 46-37 win over Batch 2014 and Colours logged its first win, 87-28, against San Jose Bakeshop also in Division A.

Ukraine routs PH, 114-64

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 09:48 p.m.

GILAS Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes has formally announced the inclusion of Paul Lee to the line-up of the Philippine National team to the 2014 Fiba World Championship in Spain that will start on August 30.

Reyes said that Lee will take the place of Larry Fonacier, who begged off last month because of recurring injuries.

Pages: Todd Entner writes about the Brazil World Cup

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 09:46 p.m.

IT'S been over a month since the Fifa World Cup ended in Rio de Janeiro.

Villaflor: What it takes to build a winning team

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

WHENEVER a national team competes abroad and represents the country, you’d know whom Filipinos would be rooting for, except of course when betting is involved.

Mendoza: Routed? Still,Gilas deserves our admiration

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 09:40 p.m.

GILAS Pilipinas losing by 50 points to Ukraine over the weekend was no big deal.

Even if Gilas would lose by a hundred points to, say, Brunei, still, that should never, ever draw a hoot.

Trainer hopes to reinvent Boom-Boom

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

REY “Boom-Boom” Bautista had superstar quality written all over him. But in an instant, with a single loss, everything went spiraling down.

After hanging his gloves for a while following a disappointing career, Bautista is due for reinvention, said his trainer Edito Villamor. Bautista was once dubbed as the successor of Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Girlpower in MMA

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

THE crowd roared when two women took center stage in the 115-pound amateur division in the first Cebu Extreme Fight League at the Cebu Coliseum last night. It was the first time for Cebu to hold a women’s amateur MMA fight.

Gilas loses by 18

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

THE Australian Men’s national basketball team whipped Gilas Pilipinas, 97-75, on the second day of 2014 Antibes international tournament at the Azur Arena in Antibes, a resort town in Southern France, yesterday.

USC Warriors pound CIT-U for 2nd win

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos were simply too good for the Cebu Institute of Technology as the Warriors picked their second win, 72-62, to gain solo second place in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) collegiate basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

Sykes ends slide, crushes Bullies in E-Leagues

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

THE Sykes Pioneers arrested a three-game losing streak with a morale-boosting, 88-41, win over the Microsourcing Bullies in the elimination round of the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season 10 at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Saturday.

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