FOR prospects to become true contenders they need to go through tough fights that could define their careers.
No. 4 ranked World Boxing Organization (WBO) light welterweight Jason Pagara is at that point of his career and he must prove he is a true contender and not just a pretender.
DURING one inconsequential practice in high school, a female batchmate caused quite a stir in the campus when--wearing the school uniform and all--she joined the team in a scrimmage.
She was clumsy and all, but I remember she caused a few smiles at her audacity to join the boys’ football team in practice.
IF today’s Game 2 between Miami and Indiana goes cliffhanger again, please review Game 1.
Miami won the NBA Eastern Conference Finals opener on Thursday when it should have lost it.
THE Cebu Parklane International Hotel will hosting a triathlon race dubbed Hunat Sugbu Tri in October in Oslob.
Allan Ting, a member of the board of directors of Parklane, said that most of the major triathlon races over the years have been held in the northern Cebu in Bantayan Island, Tabuelan, Sogod, Danao, Liloan and San Remegio and he wants to bring it down South.
FIVE Cebuano booters will join the 15-Under squad of Global FC that will represent the country against Malaysia in the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) - Frenz U-15 Asean Champions trophy as in the game opener today at 6 p.m. at the Cebu City Sports Center.
Moiselle Angelo Alforque, Majordean Ebarle, Vincent Erik Lovitos, Kintaro Miyagi and Lorenzo Ceniza were picked up to join the team.
THE Talisay Razkals are the new champions of the 13-Under title after they survived Phoenix FC, 4-3, in the finals of the 13th Cebu Interclub Football Cup at the Aboitiz Sports Field.
Angelo Colina got Phonex the lead early but Christian Agot answered with an equalizer in the 10th minute and got the lead in 20th. Jascha Tabar doubled the lead in the 43rd minute and Kenneth Miyagi joined in after he made a goal in the 57th minute.
THERE is no change at the top of the standings in The View Invitational 2013 after the second day of action Friday at Alta Vista Golf and Country Club in Pardo, this city.
As of yesterday, Edwin Espina and Tony Garcia remained on top with a total of 78 points on rounds of 42 and 36, respectively, in the Modified Stableford Scoring system.
THE Cebu Landmasters proved its elimination round win over the Gaisano Capital South was not a fluke after scoring another rout, 116-84, in their semifinal encounter of the Enervon-Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. Partners Cup 2013 at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.
The Cebu Landmasters-University of San Carlos banked on a strong first quarter en route to its 32-point winning margin.
MANILA—Athletes from 17 regions throughout the country will pit skills against members of the national pool as the 2013 Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission (POC-PSC) National Games kicks off today at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
A total of 6,000 including 600 elite athletes have so far registered to see action in 41 sports disciplines of the 10-day competition held here for the last time in 1994.
ACCORDING to Wikipedia ,Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao is the first eight-division world champion in boxing. He is also one of the richest men in the Philippines and the second highest paid athlete in the world with earnings of $63 million in 2012.
He was named “Fighter of the Decade” by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO).
AS I am writing this column, the Philippine Women’s National Team, or the Malditas, are squaring off with erstwhile tormentors Thailand for a berth in the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualification.
TO encourage more local elite runners to join, organizers of the Hunat Sugbu Tres: Dagan Para ni Maning has put up a different category for foreign elite runners in the men’s and women’s 21K.
The event, sponsored by Cebu Parklane International Hotel, will be held on June 23 at the Ayala Terraces Cebu. It also features a 5K, 10K and 21K divisions.
WHEN two hard-hitters share the same ring there’s only one way out – a knockout.
“Everything will unfold on Saturday and I assure you somebody is going to get knocked out,” Jason Pagara said yesterday in the final press conference of Pinoy Pride XX – “Laban kung Laban” boxing show.
CEBU will host the four-month long Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) - Frenz Under-15 Asean Champions Trophy this Saturday at the Cebu City Sports Center.
Just a few weeks after hosting an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) interclub competition, Cebu was nominated by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) to host this league-style club completion for the 15-Under age group sanctioned by the Asean Football Federation body.
THE tandem of Edwin Espina and Tony Garcia set the early pace in first day of The View Invitational 2013, the annual member-guest tournament of Alta Vista Golf and Country Club.
Espina and Garcia combined for 78 points in the two-man team event using the Modified Stableford Scoring System. Espina fired a six-under-par 42 points while Garcia made an even-par 36.
PHOENIX FC and Talisay Razkals set up an exciting finals in the 13-Under division after winning their semifinal matches in the 13th Cebu Interclub Football Club yesterday at the Aboitiz Sports Field.
Phoenix booted out Sacred Heart School- Ateneo de Cebu, 2-0, while the Talisay Razkals upset Group A leader Don Bosco Technology Center-Bro Nationals, 3-0.
JOSE Emilio Perea expects his title fight with former world title contender Jimrex Jaca to be a tough battle on Saturday night. But it’ll be a war that he is certain will go his way.
DYNAMO FC got past the University of San Carlos - Basic Education Department (USC-BED) in a penalty shootout, 2-1, to bag the 11-under title in the 13th Cebu Interclub Football Cup yesterday at the Aboitiz Sports Field.
Shawn Philip Canlas scored the first goal for Dynamo FC before Juan Pablo Fernan of USC-BED equalized.
BASED on estimates, the number of people who’ve reached the summit of Mt. Everest is 3,425.
If you think this number is very small compared to the world’s population of seven billion, consider this: An estimated 625 people have ever swum from Europe to Africa via the Strait of Gibraltar.
ONE of the biggest matches in Philippine football will happen today, in faraway Bangladesh. No, it doesn’t involve the Azkals, but the Malditas, the Philippine women’s national team that is seeking a berth in the Asian Football Confederation Women’s Cup.
Not much has been written about the team, a fact that fiery coach Ernie Nierras is using as a challenge.
IF THERE is one thing that the players and visitors immediately notice when they go to Alta Vista Golf and Country Club in Pardo, Cebu City, it is the spectacular view from the clubhouse and the golf course.
Today, the club hosts The View Invitational 2013, which is AVGCC’s annual member-guest tournament.
THE University of the Visayas’s (UV) Karen Sthea Velez captured the gold medal in the hoops event of the seniors’ rythmic gymnastics competition of the Philippine National Games (PNG) in Manila.
However, Velez shares the limelight with AJ Sirios of Muntinlupa, who came up with the same points as Velez.
THERE is no denying that Jason Pagara is currently the best Filipino at light welterweight. He is ranked fourth in the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and is just a few steps away from a shot at the coveted gold.
CEBUANO GM Richard Bitoon picked up his second victory after beating GM Subramanian Arun Prasad of India in their Round 3 encounter in the $100,000 Manny Pacquiao Cup-Asian Continental Open and Women's Chess Championships held at the Midas Hotel in Pasay City.
CIRCA 2005-2006, when Manny Pacquiao was on a meteoric rise to the top of the fistic world, Philippine boxing aggressively pushed for the development of new faces, new talents. Among those who benefitted from that impetus were boxers Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista and AJ Bazooka Banal.
During that time they represented some of the new faces; the next generation eager to step up and follow in Pacquaio’s footsteps.
CEBU Football Association’s chances still hanging in the balance after a 1-1 draw against Baguio Benguet Football Association yesterday in the Philippine Football Federation Suzuki National Cup in Dumaguete City.
Although Baguio started out aggressively, CFA was quick to attack in the 8th minute through Agapito Baclaan, who pushed the ball into the net.
THAD Kholenn Cañete, the grandson of Doce Pares Supreme Grandmaster Diony Cañete, ODL, earned his rightful place in the eskrima lore during a stiff blackbelt examinations at the Doce Pares World Headquarters over the weekend.
“It did not come easy for him to take the blackbelt testing. The Masters and GMs made sure he did not get the belt because he is a Cañete. It was a stringent written and practical examination. He earned it with an overall score of 9.4,” said Doce Pares officer King Cortel.
CEBU’s Hannah Espinosa reigned in the Girls’ 18-and-under division of the Palawan Pawnshop Age-Group Tennis Circuit after beating Elgy Dasian, 6-1, 6-0, yesterday at the Consolacion Tennis Courts.
Another Cebuano, Arthur Pantino, scored a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Clyde Laquio for the Boys 14-Under crown.
UNIVERSITY of San Carlos (USC) Ladies Team collared the women’s open title after they silenced Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), 4-0, in the final game of the 13th Cebu Football Interclub at the Aboitiz Sports Field yesterday.
Maritoni Trebol scored a long strike from a free kick in the 10th minute for the team’s first goal. Ten minutes later, the opposing team took heavily the consequences of an own goal, which doubled the lead, 2-0.
THE defending champions Prime Asia Lending showed no rust coming from a 10-day rest as they cracked whips on the Cebu Landmasters to score the first semifinal win, 73-57, in the Enervon-Cesafi Partners’ Cup 2013 tournament held at the Cebu Coliseum yesterday.
The victory was also coach Felix “Donbel” Belano’s 11th straight win. The team remains unbeaten in this pre-season tournament.