AFTER two months and two weeks, the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) is now over, with the crowning of the Southwestern University Cobras as the new kings of Cebu.
For some, the outcome was expected with the way Cobras overhauled their roster in the off-season.
TEJERO Elementary School ruled in the 1st Kiddies Inter-School Team Chess Tournament at the Robinsons Cybergate last Sunday.
The Tejero kids sneaked in front of the Labangon Elementary School Team B after trailing by a point after the first three rounds.
TWO Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) squads advanced to the finals in different age groups of Division 1 of the Cebu Youth Basketball League (CYBL) Alaska Basketball D-League 2014 at the SHS-AdC Mango Avenue Campus Gym.
SHS-AdC-1 crushed visiting Ormoc, 48-33, in the Under-15 division and will face the University of the Visayas-B in the championship.
SINGAPORE—You can’t ask for a better line-up: Serena Williams. Maria Sharapova. Simona Halep. Petra Kvitova. Eugenie Bouchard. Agnieszka Radwanska. Ana Ivanovic. Caroline Wozniacki.
In tennis, next to the four Grand Slam events (Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Open), the grandest stage is this one, happening this week, here in The Lion City.
KIA Sorento debuted in style by inflicting a stunning 80-66 defeat on Blackwater Elite in the opening game on Sunday of the 40th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
THREE years after putting up a men’s volleyball team, the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras will have a crack at the title as they take on reigning champion University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR-) Jaguars in Game 3 of the best-of-three championship of the Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation Inc. (Cesafi), in the Aznar Coliseum at 6 p.m.
CEBU -- The Southwestern University Cobras attacked University of San Carlos Warriors’ weakness – the lack of maturity and experience--to win the deciding Game 5, 64-49, and the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) College Basketball title in the Cebu Coliseum Sunday night.
DEFENDING champions Teleperformance (Aegis) Vipers had a well-distributed offensive performance in beating the resurging Lexmark Stallions, 56-52, in the Division 1 Conference Finals of the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season 10 Basketball Tournament in the City Sports Club Cebu gym last Saturday.
Top finishers Convergys 2 Blue Devils, on the other hand, inched closer to the E-Leagues Finals after handing Eperformax Reds a clinical 71-55 bashing in the Division 2 Conference Finals.
MANILA (Updated) -- Kia Sorento shocked fellow newcomer Blackwater Elite, 80-66, in the record-breaking opening of the 40th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup at the newly built Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
The 52,612 fans who came to watch the first day action at the 55,000-seater Arena were the biggest in the professional league since its inception in 1975.
THE Southwestern University (SWU) Lady Cobras defended their title after beating the University of San Carlos (USC) Lady Warriors in straight sets, 25-21, 26-24, 26-24 in yesterday’s Game 2 of the best-of-three series of the Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) collegiate volleyball tournament at the Aznar Coliseum.
SWU rode on the cottails of its Game 1 win last Saturday and pummeled on USC from the get go taking the first set with ease USC started to warm up only in the second set and was actually at set point, 24-22 behind April Smith.
LEXMARK and Accenture walked out winners in the one-day football fundraiser, “Goal for Jacob”, yesterday at the Cebu International School football pitch.
Lexmark handily beat Leylam B, 3-1, for the Men’s division crown, while Accenture edged out Eperformax, 1-0, for the Women’s division diadem.
PINOY Aquaman Ingemar Patino Macarine’s successful 11-kilometer swim from Balicasag Island toward Panglao Island in Bohol inspired him to embark on another challenge this December in Lapu-Lapu City.
Macarine, a lawyer, finished the 11-kilometer swim in six hours and 35 minutes.
IF NOT for archery, I wouldn’t be an architect. That essentially what started the Cebu City Sports Commission’s romance with archery, a love story that has it all--sacrifice, hardship, disaster, resilience and finally, success.
During a party in 2012, Dondon Sombrio, a Southeast Asian Games gold medalist for archery, and Ed Hayco, a champion of grassroots sports, met. Sombrio, an architect and a product of the public school system of the country, told the commissioner how archery got him an athletic scholarship.
DESPITE the rain, more than 700 runners clad in pink-striped singlets remained in high spirits as they joined the eighth edition of Pink Run, an event that advocates Breast Cancer Awareness, yesterday at the Ayala Terraces.
“It gives us hope. If everybody is with us we feel that we are not alone,” Mary Ann Solomon, the IcanServe Foundation Cebu Coordinator, told Sun.Star Cebu after the race. “We are given courage and love because of this run and from the overwhelming support of the community.”
MELVIN Gumban just needed a single round to beat Roger Echavez in the main event of Cobra Tunay na Lakas Boxing at the Negros Occidental Multi Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City.
Gumban continues his unbeaten streak and logged his third win for the year.
TWO disasters and 18 months after launching their attempt, the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) achieved another world record, this time in archery.
CEBUANO Vaughn Donayre lost to Peter Davis in 4:50 of the first round in One FC Roar of Tigers in Malaysia.
The 35-year-old Donayre, a product of Yaw-Yan Ardigma and Deftac Cebu, was stopped after Davis, a model and an actor, unleashed some vicious ground-and-pound in the night’s co-main event.
THE University of San Carlos- Basic Education Department (USC-BED) swept the boys and girls titles of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) secondary volleyball tournament after routing their respective opponents in Game 2 of the best-of-three finals series yesterday at the Aznar Coliseum.
The reigning champion USC boys team, composed mostly of rookies, defended the title after trouncing the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) in three straight set 25-19, 25-21, 25-20.
AN ALL important games will be on the line for four teams of Bracket A as they look to improve their records for a slot to the semifinal round of the 2014 Mayor’s Softball Cup: Invitational Tournament today at the Labangon Elementary School.
With just a few games left in the elimination round, every game counts for teams Rebels, Locan Rigodon and McDrillings. The Rebels, Locan and Rigodon are currently tied on the standing with 4-1 win-loss cards, while McDrillings is not far behind with a 3-1 slate. The two teams with the best records in each bracket will advance to the semis.
NEWCOMERS Kia Motors and Blackwater Elite start their campaign, while Talk 'N Text faces Ginebra San Miguel today in the opening of the 40th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) at the newly-built Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
Sources said that more than 40,000 tickets have been sold already as fans also await the debut of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who will see action for at least five minutes with Kia Kamao. Pacquiao is the playing coach of Kia with veteran Glenn Capacio as assistant coach.
THE Municipality of San Remegio was one of the towns in Cebu which was badly hit by the typhoon Yolanda last year. One year after the natural calamity, the Local Government of San Remegio together with Cornerstone Group will show that the place has step-by-step risen from that devastation.
The second edition of Cornerstone Group 8080 Triathlon will head to the northern part of Cebu, a year after Typhoon Yolanda, on Nov. 8 at San Remigio Cultural Center.
THE University of San Carlos (USC) and University of the Visayas (UV) are off to the championships in three Division 1 age groups of the Cebu Youth Basketball League (CYBL) Alaska Basketball D-League 2014 after semi-final wins at the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Mango Campus Gym.
USC North beat Cebu Eastern College (CEC), 41-30, while UV crushed Monterey, 30-21, in the semifinals to arrange championship game in the Under-10 division.
The Philippine Basketball Association is Asia’s oldest professional basketball league. Next to the NBA (born in 1946), it is, according to Wikipedia, “the second oldest continuously existing” men’s pro basketball organization in the world.
Today, the league starts its fifth decade of existence. And what a mega-production the Opening Ceremonies will showcase.
It’s all systems go for Nonito Donaire vs. Nicholas Walters today. Both fighters appeared to be in excellent shape as they checked in at 125.6 pounds at the scale.
For Donaire, being in shape will be crucial as he has not flashed the deadly form that saw him win Fighter of the Year honors just two years ago.
SUNDAY is Suspense Theater for Philippine sports as two of our most famous world boxing champions take the spotlight for different reasons.
Manny Pacquiao starts to act out his dual role as coach-player for Kia Sorento in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in a move that continues to raise eyebrows from an audience that, more often than not, gets easily baffled by the occurrence of the non-ordinary.
ALL the hard work and preparation will boil down to today’s final and ultimate match – the deciding Game 5 of the championship series of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) basketball tournament, where a new champions will be crowned starting at 6p.m. at the Cebu Coliseum.
It’s all about winning today, as the championship protagonists the University of San Carlos Warriors and the Southwestern University Cobras will give their all for there is no more tomorrow to look forward to.
NONITO Donaire Jr. braces for what could be his toughest opponent to date today.
World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight super champion Donaire Jr. will be up against unbeaten WBA featherweight king Nicholas Walters at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, USA.
AFTER winning Game 1, the boys and girls’ secondary division teams of the University of San Carlos- Basic Education Department (USC-BED) look to finish the series off as Game 2 of the best-of-three finals series of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) volleyball tournament gets underway today in the Aznar Coliseum.
THE Cebu City girls’ softball squad is all set for the 2014 Philippine Youth Games, the Batang Pinoy 2014 Visayas qualifying leg, which will blast off on Oct. 21 to 25 in Kalibo, Aklan.
The team, which is composed of 12 players from Abellana National School (ANS) and a lone player from University of San Carlos, will be leaving for Aklan tonight together with head coach Teresita Arellano and assistant coach Jackson Genolaga.
ONE of Cebu’s elite runners, John Philip Dueñas, will gun for a slot to the 38th Milo Marathon Finals as he joins the the qualifying race tomorrow in Butuan City.
Dueñas, last year’s Milo Marathon Cebu leg men’s champion, was not able to finish the race last Oct.12 en route to losing the title to Bogo, City-native Noel Tillor.