THEIR game, their time.
The elite category did not have the usual top finishers in the first Cebu City Triathlon (CCT) yesterday as young guns Justin Chiongbian and Aaliyah Ricci Mataragnon sent a strong message that they are as tough as the veterans, especially in the sprint race.
DURING the press conference for the 17th Aboitiz Cup, I asked CFA president Ricky Dakay what happened to Queen City United, the formerly dominant Cebu team that’s no longer competing.
CEBU Tenpin Bowling Association’s (Cetba) Heber Alqueza grabbed the lead in the final day of the qualifying round of the master’s event finals in the 16th Sinulog Bowlingplex Tenpin Association (BTA) National Open at the Bowlingplex, Gaisano Country Mall.
Alqueza accumulated a total score of 1,391-- 486 in the team event, 443 in the doubles event and 462 in the singles event.
MARY Joy Tabal was dwarfed standing beside long-legged Australian runners at the podium of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon.
But she gave the long-legged Caucasians a run for their money.
A DEVASTATING defeat can destroy a boxer’s career.
Most boxers are never the same after a brutal loss but it looks like that isn’t the case with Filipino superstar Nonito Donaire Jr. because his knockout defeat in the hands of Nicholas Walters has rather fueled the fire inside of him.
WINNING isn’t the most important facet of the game, the value of sportsmanship is.
“Sports is not about winning the game. But what is most important is how you win the game and win more friends while pursuing to win,” Cebu City Sports Commission Chairman Edward Hayco said in his welcome message at the opening ceremony of the 17th Aboitiz Football Cup last night at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC).
DANAO CITY - Former national team mountain biker Eusebio Quiñones turned back the clock after outclassing younger guns to bag overall men’s master title yesterday in the first leg of the 2015 Asean MTB Cup here in Brgy. Manlayag, Patag.
Though the 41-year-old veteran is no longer in the elite class nor in the national pool this year, he showed that there is still something left in his tank.
A CRIPPLED Erco Bro National isn’t calling it quits just yet despite a crushing loss to Stallion FC in their opening match of the national finals of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Smart National Club Championships last Friday at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.
Instead of sulking, Erco’s hopes are still high and will be focusing on improving their defense going in tonight’s match with the only other non-United Football League (UFL) team M’lang FC.
TENNIS was introduced to him by his dad Doroteo Salazar and mom Zenaida. “I was 13 then,” recalls Edwin, whose first backhands were hit at the court “in the Reclamation Area near the old White Gold.” But it was at the Casino Español where, almost nightly, he would smother those Rafael Nadal-like topspin forehands.
Edwin Salazar is now Australian. A top engineer whose family owns the Salazar Colleges of Science And Institute of Technology (SCSIT) here in Cebu, Edwin has relocated to Australia since 2007.
SOME of the best things in life are free. One of them is dreaming.
Dreaming is the best cure for boredom. Dreaming is the best food for the brain.
ANOTHER boxer who hails from the same neck of the woods as the Pacman is slowly gaining attention and making his presence felt in the fistic radar.
CEBU’s Jan Godfrey “Noy” Seno started his title defense on a strong note, winning his two assignments on the first day of competitions of the Cebuana Lhuillier-Dunlop Sports Age Group Tennis Championship at the Citigreen Tennis Resorts.
JUNE Mar Fajardo’s manager and mentor from his University of Cebu days, Baldomero Estenzo, is happy with what has been happening to his prized player in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
A RACE among the elite riders.
This is how race director Oscar “Boying” Rodriguez Jr. described the first leg of the 2015 Asean MTB Cup, which starts today at the challenging tracks of Brgy. Manlayag Patag in Danao City.
HOW would you feel if the five reinforcements you’ve spent for are declared ineligible two days before your first game?
If you want to wring somebody’s neck, burn down an office or pull out of the tournament, then you’d have to be impressed at the relative calm with which UC Erco is taking this latest setback in its bid in the Philippine Football Federation Smart Cup.
REIGNING Milo Marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal will soon be lacing up her running shoes in the City of Angels, after her registration in the LA Marathon on March 15 was confirmed.
THERE are players than can win games. Even championships. Arwind Santos is one of them.
He proved that again on Wednesday, when he scored the winning points for San Miguel Beer’s nerve-wracking 80-78 victory over Alaska.
THE University of San Carlos Warriors will have a new coach for the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) 2015 season.
Yesterday, the school administration finally named the successor to Junthy Valenzuela’s post: the crafty Britt Carlo Reroma, who was USC high school’s head coach.
FOOTBALL is called the beautiful game for a reason and the Cebu Football Association (CFA) is adamant on keeping it that way in the 17th edition of Cebu’s premier football tournament, the Aboitiz Football Cup, with more precautions after the unfortunate incident in last year’s tournament.
ERCO-BRO Nationals is making the best of what they have despite losing its reinforcements to rule by the United Football League (UFL).
Erco’s spirits are still high despite losing reinforcements from Green Archers FC – former Azkals star Chieffy Caligdong, Reynald Villareal, Ronnie Aguisanda and Cebuano Paulo Pascual – for their campaign in the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Smart National Club Championships at the Rizal Memorial Stadium starting today.
ED Beronio of Cavite probably has the most intensive information and collection of trivia than anybody else in the Philippines. He is comparable to the legendary and hall of famer American Bill Wall. He has sent me his collection, which I have used for reference from time to time.
There are a good number of signs that you are in danger of losing a game. Watch out for these possibilities.
THE Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) added another event to its grassroots development program, which focuses mainly on the kids from the mountain barangays.
CCSC launched the grassroots run and marathon programs, which will have Barangay Guba as its central point.
THE SAN Miguel Beermen reaffirmed their billing as the most winningest team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) after nailing their 20th crown on Wednesday in the 40th PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.
THE premier football tournament in Cebu City just gets bigger and better every year with the 17th Aboitiz Football Cup attracting 194 teams and clubs.
The number is 40 teams more than last year’s edition.
THE Birhen sa Barangay Youth Organization (BSBYO) and Sr. San Roque (SSR) dismantled their foes to advance to the semifinal round of the mini-division in the Lorega Echavez Youth Council (LEYC) Sinulog basketball tournament at the Lower Lawis basketball court last Jan. 19.
The BSBYO clinched the top seed in Bracket A after ripping LEYC on its own home floor, 64-46.
John Carlo Villaruel Contributor
SA ANDREW WIGGINS is not just your typical prototype shooting guard. He is 6’7” with a 7-foot wingspan that could intimidate opposing players. Coming out of high school, he has drawn comparisons to LeBron James and Kevin Durant, making him a can’t miss prospect in the draft.
ARJAN Canillas gets a perfect opportunity to grow as a fighter as he faces his first foreign opponent – experienced Indonesian Stevi Ongen Ferdinandus.
The 21-year-old Canillas has been fighting in his past three fights in small boxing events. This time he has a chance to put on an impressive performance in front of a huge crowd in the undercard of Pinoy Pride 29 – “Fist of Fury” on Feb. 7 at the University of South Eastern Philippines in Davao City.
CEBU Tenpin Bowling Association (Cetba) Heber Alqueza leads the second day of the qualifying round for the master’s event of the 16th Sinulog Bowlingplex Tenpin Association (BTA) National Open Tournament at the Bowlingplex, Gaisano Country Mall.
Heber accumulated a total 1,344 pinfalls—439 in the team event, 462 in doubles and 443 in singles— to lead the 48 qualifiers that will be advancing in this Sunday’s finals.
BEFORE Cebu got into the picture, the prestigious and economy-boosting PAL interclub golf tournament rotated among the cities of Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Bacolod.
Thousands of golfers and their entourage would swoop down on these cities, boosting the local economy as they spend thousands on transportation, hotel, food, pasalubong and of course, “entertainment.”
THEY train hard to be internationally competitive but once the economic factor kicks in, players have willingly dropped everything in search of greener pastures.
This has been the dilemma of the Cebu City men’s beach volleyball team, which after building up a team for the past two years, lost players who decided to leave because of financial reasons.