Non-stop kicking

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

A GROUP of footballers will attempt to do the unthinkable, play 101 hours of football to raise funds for children suffering from congenital heart defect (CHD).

The Lexmark Football Club along with players from other BPO football clubs like Convergys, Accenture, IBM, SSI, Aegis and also volunteers will try to set a Guinness World Record for the longest football match in a charity event called Kick for Life on Nov. 26 to 30 at the Family Park.

Araneta-less UC to face Fasco today

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

A HUGE void will be left open in the University of Cebu (UC) Erco-Bro Nationals squad that will open their campaign in the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Smart National Club Championship today because of the absence of Ian Araneta.

The former Azkal striker won’t be suiting up in UC Erco’s opening Group D match with Football Association of South Cotabato’s (Fasco) Real Marbel FC today at 2:30 PM at the Cebu City Sports Center football pitch because of commitments with his club Philippine Air Force FC.

Quijano: Blind as a bat

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

NOW it’s official. And I have it on good authority too.

Those of you who read my column a few weeks back—in my one and only foray into Philippine basketball—know that I was concerned about Coach Chot Reyes’ diminished eyesight when he could not find June Mar Fajardo seated a few feet away on the bench in the game against Puerto Rico.

Olango to host ultramarathon

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

IN THE hopes of promoting Olango Island’s eco-tourism, it will host the OMG 2 Olango My Getaway Ultramarathon on Oct. 4.

The 50-kilometer race offers a rewarding view of the island. Runners will just need to make two loops around the island to complete the 50K.

Gilas fight for pride vs. Mongolia in Asiad

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

NO less than pride is at stake when Gilas Pilipinas battles Mongolia today in the battle for seventh spot in the basketball event of the 17th Asian Games at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea.

The Philippine national team, in its worst finish in men’s basketball, will meet the Mongolians at 3:15 p.m. Korean time.

Limpag: Green Loop? Why not green sports?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:24 p.m.

THE purpose of the organizers of the Green Loop experiment is noble and whether the experiment was a success or not--I'd leave that to the writers in the opinion pages--a pro-environment movement is something a dirty urban city needs.

Eagles plummet

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:23 p.m.

THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles got off on the wrong foot and suffered the consequences as they yielded their first game of the season, 57-60, to the hungry Cebu Institute of Technology-University Wildkittens at the start of the second part of the double-round robin semifinal round of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) High School Basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

USC, UV, SHS-AdC top CYBL

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:21 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of San Carlos (USC), University of the Visayas (UV) and Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) continue to sizzle in Division 1 of the Cebu Youth Basketball League (CYBL) Alaska Basketball D-League.

Edera hoists Frontiers in cliffhanger win

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:19 p.m.

ARIEL Edera scored a double-double performance to help Kyocera Frontiers force a do-or-die match following a cliffhanger 64-62 win over the third seed SSI Warriors in the quarterfinal round of the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season X held at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Saturday.

‘Pathetic Gilas’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 01:57 a.m.

CEBUANO basketball fans have mixed reactions on Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the 17th Asian Games tournament, with one calling it pathetic and another defending the coach.

For basketball legend Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez, this was the worst finish of a Filipino team in the Asian Games.

Bautista praises 1st Sugbu Cup

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 01:56 a.m.

VETERAN bowler RJ Bautista vowed to return for the second staging of the Philippine Sugbu Cup Open Tenpin Bowling Championships, which ended last Sunday in the SM City Cebu Bowling Center.

Bautista, who plays without a handicap, finished at third place and said he enjoyed the experience.

Pages: Gilas Pilipinas: Losing with pride

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 01:46 a.m.

IT'S become a bad habit: We take an early double-digit lead as the Pinoy fans scream in excitement... we continue that lead after the third quarter... but when the last few minutes of the game arrive, we misfire and flounder, ending up with a loss.

Villaflor: Finding the next Messi

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:20 p.m.

LIONEL Messi has scored 400 goals for FC Barcelona’s first team and Argentina’s senior team combined. And he’s only 27 years old.

Mendoza: U-waa! Chot choked our golden hopes

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

THE ultimate goal was not lost on the hard court. Rather, it was thrown away – shockingly, out of the battlefield, when even the game’s first whistle had yet to be blown.

That was what happened to our Gilas Pilipinas team sent to win the basketball gold in the Incheon Asian Games.

‘Escola tryouts’

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:17 p.m.

EIGHT young footballers will get a chance to get world-class football training.

FC Barcelona (FCB) Escola has given eight talented young footballers a chance to join its camp in Cebu City on Oct. 26 to 30. FC Barcelona will hold a tryout for the underprivileged children on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.at the Cebu City Sports Center.

Global Wear dominates footfest

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

GLOBAL Wear Manufacturer Inc. 2 (GM2) dominated the SCI Football Tournament, bringing home both the Men’s and Women’s crowns last Sunday at the San Roque football pitch.

GM2 snagged the Men’s division crown with a 2-0 win over Central Warehouse 2.

Lagcao captures NBT title

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 01:08 a.m.

ALEX Lagcao only wants to earn a few points to get a chance to qualify for the National Bowling Tour (NBT) Finals next year in Cavite but didn’t expect to capture the Master’s Open of the 1st Philippine Sugbu Cup Open Tenpin Bowling Championships yesterday at the SM Bowling Center.

“I didn’t expect to win because of the presence of several of the country’s top bowlers like Paeng Nepumoceno, RJ Bautista, Jeff Carabeo and more others,” said Lagcao.

‘Disastrous victory’

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:38 p.m.

MANILA — This one was a victory that was a big loss. Needing to win by 11 points against Kazakhstan to get a chance to advance to the next round, Gilas Pilipinas sang the same tune again, leading by as much as 18 only to falter in the end game.

Gilas won, 67-65, but its lone victory in the quarterfinal round fell short of the margin, and the Philippines bowed out of contention in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon South Korea.

USC, UC bag overall titles in Cesafi swimming

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:35 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors collected 66 gold medals to retain their crown in the collegiate division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) swimming competition last Sept. 27 at the Cebu City Sports Complex.

Limpag: Demotivational speaker

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:34 p.m.

LAST year, Gilas coach Chot Reyes was the toast of the basketball world, having guided the team to second place in the Fiba Asia championship and a slot to the World Cup for the first time in decades.

There were those who criticized him of his choices, for sure, but they were drowned by an adoring crowd ready to crown him as the messiah that would get us the long-sought gold medal in the Asian Games.

Gonzales eyes Fuentes in title defense

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:32 p.m.

AFTER failing his first attempt at a world title, hard-hitting Cebuano pug Rocky Fuentes may get another crack at it and a chance to redeem himself on the world stage.

Pit Bull KOs Padillo in Bakbakan

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:31 p.m.

RODEL “Pit Bull” Valisado delivers once again after knocking out Mike Padillo in the opening round of the co-main event of the second edition of “Bakbakan sa Sugbo” at the Cebu City Sports Institute last Saturday.

Valisado threw a powerful right that landed flush on Padillo’s chin and dropped him like a sack face first on the canvas.

Zih zooms to No.1

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:30 p.m.

OMEGA Pro’s Lorhiz Echavez-Lopez led the way for the Cebuanos in the 2014 Safeguard 5150 Triathlon in Panglao, Bohol, as she overcame a bad start in the swim segment to nab the women’s Filipino elite title in a total time of 2 hours, 36 minutes and 48 seconds.

Refuela, Cuizon win Hearts’ Day Fun Run

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

IAN REFUELA and Sarah Lee Cuizon topped the men’s and women’s 6K open divisions of the 10th World’s Heart Day Fun Run at the Parkmall Lobby in Mandaue City yesterday.

Not again!

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:13 p.m.

MANILA—Gilas Pilipinas thought it finally broke the curse of Korea when it beat its rivals at home last year in the Fiba Asia Championship but it turns out, it may have just been a prelude to yet another disappointment in the Asian Games.

Gilas Pilipinas squandered a 16-point lead in the third quarter and lost to South Korea, 97-95, in the quarterfinal round of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The Filipinos’ chance of advancing to the semifinal round no longer lies in their hands.

Buyco, 17, bags Classified Masters’ title

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:11 p.m.

CEBU’s GJ Buyco grabbed the Classified Masters’ Division title in the 1st Philippine Sugbu Cup Open Tenpin Bowling Championships yesterday in the SM Bowling Center.

The 17-year-old Buyco dropped 2,255 pinfalls in 10 games for a comfortable win over Ruben Legorio of Zatenba-Datba, who had 2,076. Gef Buyco, the father of the teen champion, was just a pinfall away at third place with 2,075, while Sam Lagcao got fourth place with 2,064 and Linda Piedad finished fifth with 2,063.

Enriquez brothers dominate Cesafi tennis

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:09 p.m.

THE Enriquez siblings of the University of the Visayas, Marc Norman and Norman Joseph, routed their foes yesterday to capture the men’s and boy’s singles titles of the Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) tennis tournament in the Citigreen Tennis Resorts.

Marc Norman, 19, defeated University of San Carlos (USC) Riconalla Gabriel, 8-4, to claim the men’s singles title, while his younger brother Norman Joseph defeated University of Cebu’s (UC) Marc Suson, 8-5.

SWU picks up 4th win

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:07 p.m.

The reigning secondary division champion Southwestern University (SWU) girls team pummeled University of Cebu (UC), 25-7, 25-12 in the Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) volleyball tournament at the Aznar Coliseum.

SWU earned its fourth win after five matches, while UC remained winless with 0-4.

Ateneo trounces UV in Cesafi jrs. caging

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles proved to be too much for the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers following a clinical 74-57 win at the close of the first half of the semifinal round of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) high school basketball tournament held in the Cebu Coliseum.

Earlier, the Univesity of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers proved steadiers as they picked its first win in the Final Four competition following a thrilling 72-67 win over the Cebu Institute of Technology-Univeristy Wildkittens.

Cesafi releases new basketball schedules

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:05 p.m.

CEBU Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) commissioner Felix Tuikinhoy Jr. released the new game schedules for the rest of the basketball season.

Among the new changes include the moving of the Game 1 of the collegiate finals from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13.

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