ALREADY assured of a semifinal spot with a game to spare, the Philippines will still go out for a win against host Vietnam in their final group stage match of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup.
SACRED Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) is competing in the Jesuit Athletic Meet (JAM) 2014 starting yesterday until Sunday at the Ateneo de Naga University in Naga City, Camarines Sur.
SHS-AdC is competing in three of the six sports in the annual sports meet of Jesuit schools. SHS-AdC will be competing in basketball, football and table tennis, all in the high school division.
AMADO Olea Jr. and Maggi Dionson won the last two places in the November edition to complete the cast of Cepca’s “Magic 12” for the 2014 Grand Finals.
Staff Sgt. Olea is with the Philippine Air Force assigned to the 453rd AAMS 205 Tactical Helicopter Wing in Mactan. Dionson is a Geodetic Engineer and a licensed real estate broker, appraiser and lecturer.
TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite – Amateur Princess Superal proved steadier than pro Cyna Rodriguez in a backside struggle in the rain and won the ICTSI Sherwood Ladies Championship by two on a closing 72, scoring a repeat of her feat last year by ruling the final leg of the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour in convincing fashion.
SINULOG is not only for culture and arts as sports will have a fair share of the limelight as well.
Several competitions have been organized in line with the Sinulog festivities. But for the first time, the local government of Cebu, Cebu City Sports Commission, Sinulog Foundation Inc. and Cornerstone Group converged to stage the very first Cebu City Triathlon (CCT) on Jan. 25 at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC). It will be part of the closing event of the Sinulog celebration and will feature the sprint distance of 750-meter swim, 20K bike, and 5K run.
AFTER one of its worst finishes in the Cebu Schools Athletic Association history, the Univeristy of the Visayas Green Lancers will have their chance to redeem themselves when they battle for third place in the Philippine Collegiate Champions’ League on Dec.1 in Manila.
The Green Lancers will be facing another Cebu team, University of San Carlos Warriors as the opening game of Game 2 of the best-of-three finals series between De La Salle University and San Beda College.
THE Cebu Technological University (CTU) dominated the 2014 States Colleges and Universities Athletics Association (Scuaa) Region 7 tournament, which ended yesterday at Cebu City Sports Center and different playing venues in Cebu.
CTU nabbed three overall titles after toping the athletics, boxing and taekwondo events.
NOT only is Erco FC a force to be reckoned with on the grass pitch but also on the hard court as the Cebuano team brought home the crown in the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) National Futsal Governor’s Cup 2014 at the Iloilo Sports Center last Nov. 21 to 23.
AFTER becoming the first team to clinch a spot in the semifinals, the Philippine Azkals will go for a top finish in Group A when they take on dangerous host Vietnam in the final game of the Suzuki Cup group stage at the My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi.
FOUR-ZERO! That’s the unbelievable scoreline of the Philippines against our Southeast Asian neighbors Indonesia in the Suzuki Cup, and if you tell me that you expected such score before the game, you’d be dragged to the sanitarium for being delusional.
And that came after that impressive 4-1 win over Laos, when we trailed by a goal, in the first game in Vietnam. Then, we all wondered, when was the last time we scored four goals in the Suzuki Cup? The answer, never! And now this!
AFTER two days of track and field action, the Cebu Technological University (CTU) emerged as the virtual overall champion in the athletics competition of the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (Scuaa) Region 7 yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center.
In the unofficial medal tally, CTU harvested a total of 16 gold, 13 silver, and 5 bronze medals from the athletics men’s and women’s divisions. Bohol Island State University (Bisu) garnered 7-8-9 medals, while Cebu Normal University got a total of 7-7-7 medal haul.
THE Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) could hold tournaments and other means of talent identification to find the best players of the land, but if they will not vote on a new set of officers, these will all be useless as the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will not recognize these players as members of the national team.
PSC chairman Richie Garcia backs PVF’s plan to hold a national beach volleyball circuit in 2015, to help the PVF identify the top players in the country. They plan to hold the ciruit in the key cities of the country.
THE Enerzone Salazar Colleges of Science Institute and Technology (SCSIT) defended its crown after routing Team Mcdrillings, 8-1, via regulation in the finals of the 2014 Mayor’s Softball Cup last weekend in the Labangon Elementary School.
Enerzone SCSIT, who finished the tournament without tasting any defeat from elimination to the final rounds, clinched the title with a regulation in the fifth inning.
THE Philippine Azkals ended a long drought against Indonesia and at the same time advanced to the semi-finals following a one-sided 4-0 victory last night in Group A of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2013 at the My Dinh Stadium in Vietnam.
GENESIS Servania won’t be fighting in Hungary, for now.
ALA Promotions is still working hard to bring the interim World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight fight to Servania’s hometown in Bacolod City.
GJ Buyco took the November Bowler of the Month title, while Boy Cacho was named the December bowler after taking the top two spots of the Bowling Tenpin Association-Prima Monthly Open Tournament 2014 over the weekend at the Gaisano Bowlingplex.
BY NOW, everybody seems to be scratching their heads on how the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri fight came into naissance considering it turned out to be such a horrible mismatch.
Remember though that Algieri was never the first option and promoter Bob Arum had already pre-booked the venue and the date before any opponent was named.
I'M NO boxing expert, but numbers we can easily understand, right? And no number is more telling of Manny Pacquiao's dominance of Chris Algieri than the decision read after 12 one-sided rounds--119-103, 119-103, 120-102.
NESTHY Petecio dropped her final match to settle for the silver medal in the featherweight (57kgs) division of the AIBA World Women’s Amateur Boxing Championship held at the Jeju Island in South Korea.
A day after eliminating the defending gold medalist Tiara Brown of the USA in the semifinal round, Petecio failed to bring home the gold medal after losing to a taller Russian Zinaida Dobrynina after an eventful four rounds of boxing.
THE tankers of Cebu Normal University (CNU) displayed pool prowess to gain a slight edge over Bohol Island State University (Bisu) and nabbed the overall title in the swimming event of the States Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (Scuaa) Region 7 yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center.
CNU garnered 433 points to take the overall swimming title plum, while Bisu settled for second place with 421, and the Cebu Technological University (CTU) harvested 299 points to round up the top three.
THE five-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCA) champions San Beda College doused the hopes of the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors to make its first appearance in the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) championship after the Red Lions dominated with an 87-68 win over the Arellano University Chiefs on the last day of the Elite 8 elimination round yesterday.
WILL the victory of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao save Kia Sorento as it faces defending champion Purefoods Star Hotshots today in the 40th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City?
THE University of San Carlos Baby Warriors labored hard on its way to score an upset against the highly touted Growee PHI Under-13 squad with a thrilling 55-53 win in the 1st Paref-Springdale Invitational Basketball tournament last Sunday at the Paref-Springdale Gym.
Tied at 53-all with only two seconds left in the game, Francis Cristuta showed nerves of steel as he calmly sank two pressure-packed free throws to lead the Baby Warriors to victory.
ST. Theresa’s College (STC) C didn’t have a picture-perfect performance in the group stage just barely getting into the quarterfinals.
However, STC C won matches when these counted and eventually brought home the crown with a 1-0 win over Tabor Hill FC in the Girls Under-18 championships last Sunday at the Cebu City Sports Center football pitch in the 3rd Sun.Star Football Cup.
THE Philippines hopes to keep the lead in Group A of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup 2014 as it takes on dangerous Indonesia today at the My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi Vietnam.
IN A sports-loaded weekend that included LeBron and the Cavs losing their fourth straight, Roger and Stan winning for Switzerland their first Davis Cup trophy, Lewis Hamilton subduing his teammate Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi for the F1 title—the highlight was Manny Pacquiao’s impressive victory over Chris Algieri.
Lopsided? No contest? Walay bout? Not in the same league? Check, check, check, check. All of the above.
AIR FORCE Sergeant Amado Olea Jr. and Geodetic Engineer Maggi Dionson completed the cast of the 2014 Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) Grand Finals after topping the November monthly tournament last Sunday at the Handuraw Pizza in Gorordo Avenue.
Olea and Dionson scored 4.5 points each after the five-round tournament to complete the Magic 12.
CEBU’s Jan Godfrey “Noynoy” Seno will join the Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group Tennis Championships on Dec. 5 to 8 at the Citigreen Tennis Resorts and the Alta Vista Tennis Courts.
Seno, 15, came home last month after a two-month stint in the United States on an invitation by Macmac Tabo-tabo.
IS Manny Pacquiao back? I mean, did we see the old destructive Pacquiao on Sunday? In short, was his performance against Chris Algieri enough to regain for him his old fiery form?
Some say, yes, Pacquiao is back. His old fire is back. His killer instinct is back.
THE University of the Visayas (UV) is off to the national finals of the Milo Best SBP Passerelle Twin Tournament following a convincing win in the regional finals, while the University of San Carlos (USC) once again fell short in its bid for the SBP crown.
UV dismantled Hua Siong College (HSC), 57-35, at the Capiz Gym in Roxas City. UV led all the way and didn’t have any problems against HSC.