THE saying “life begins at 40” is especially apt for a 42-year-old dad who found his passion for triathlon two years ago.
Gregg Victor Gabison opted for a physical activity after he suffered from a severe health condition.
THE Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines is on horizon. With just days away before it unfolds, local and foreign triathletes are feeling the craze and making the essential steps to come out strong on Aug.3 in Lapu-Lapu City.
TODAY, registration opens for all participants of the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3.
What’s 70.3? That’s the total distance of the race: 70.3 miles. The Sunday event is actually a “Half-Ironman” as the full Ironman is twice the measurement: 140.6 miles, translating to a 3.8K swim, a 180K bike ride and a 42K marathon.
THIS weekend is truly for the sports fan.
Aside from the Ironman 70.3 event, which will attract world-class athletes and showbiz personalities--if that’s your thing--two other major events are kicking off this weekend.
WINNING is not all that matters for the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) as it is about to open its 14th season this Saturday at the Cebu Coliseum.
Cesafi president Fr. Manny Uy, SJ, of the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu is hoping for a fruitful season as he led the launching and press conference of the event at Parklane Cebu City Hotel yesterday.
THE Southwestern University (SWU) girls and women volleyball teams aim to retain their dominance in the secondary and collegiate divisions of the 14th season of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) which kicks off this weekend.
The volleyball tournament is set to start by the end of August, which gives the teams
DOCDOC Gothong, the Bowler of the Month last June, gears up for tomorrow night’s Cebu Tenpin Bowling Association (Cetba) Bowler of the Month for July at the SM City Cebu Bowling Center.
Gothong managed to win the title last June after scoring a total of 1,226 pinfalls. He was eight pins ahead of Omar Marsangca, who settled for second. Jake Yap scored 1,182 pinfalls for third.
FOUR days remain before the biggest triathlon event, the Cobra Ironman 70.3, blasts off and the elite triathletes have started arriving and made sure to express their excitement over the social media.
F1 driver Jenson Button is back for the second time and arrived with his team yesterday.
CANYONEERING is regarded by outdoorsman Ralph Pilapil as an extreme sport and despite that it’s created for thrill-seekers, safety is the priority for the activity.
Pilapil, who is now based in Dubai working as rescue supervisor in an oil and gas Company, said that what happened with canyoneering tour guide Aldrin Carba could have been prevented if he had strictly implemented the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) composed of helmet, personal floation device and proper gears.
WITH the closure of the Aboitiz Sports Field, the biggest football tournament in Cebu, the Aboitiz Football Cup, is left without a home.
The Aboitiz Football Field will be developed into a mixed-used district.
DRIAN Francisco returns to the ring this weekend following a long hiatus.
Francisco, who has not seen action for over a year now, attempts to shake off the ring rust and takes on veteran Columbian Manuel de los Reyes Herrera this Sunday (RP time) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California.
THE Army blew a two-set lead and bucked two match points in the decider to foil a stubborn Ateneo side, 25-22, 25-13, 28-30, 20-26, 16-14, and force a tie with PLDT Home Telpad on top in the Shakey’s V-League Season II Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan yesterday.
FRESH from winning the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) Volleyball Batang Pinoy Qualifiers, the University of San Carlos (USC) secondary boys team is all geared up to defend their title in the Milo Little Olympics-Visayas Leg set to kick off this Friday at the Cebu City Sports Center.
This year’s girls and boys secondary volleyball will be at the Sacred Heart School (SHS) Ateneo de Cebu while the elementary games will be at the old SHS campus on Gen. Maxilom Ave.
REIGNING Karter of the Year Jette Calderon returned to winning form and ended the winning streak of Vince Rojo in the KT 100 expert class last Sunday in the fourth leg of the 2014 Kartzone Superkart Series in Panagdait.
Calderon sneaked past fellow racers in 13 mins. 15.581 secs. in the final heat, and finally got his first leg title out of seven legs this season. Calderon was a runner-up in the first two legs but skipped the third leg in favor of the National Series in Pasay City.
REIGNING scoring leader Clifford Amarado scattered 21 points and Sherwin Resilla contributed 18 points to help Convergys 2 Blue Devils keep an immaculate record following a commanding 75-57 win over the erstwhile unbeaten Eperformax Reds in the ongoing CSCC E-Leagues Season X Basketball tournament held at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym in Ayala Business Center last Sunday.
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.