Another marathon?

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:09 p.m.

IT seems as though 101 hours of football isn’t enough.

Even if the five-day fundraising football match is long over, it looks like the people involved in the rare event want some more.

Pestaño: The Peter Principle: Why players fail to improve

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

THE principle is named after Laurence J. Peter, who co-authored with Raymond Hull the 1969 book “The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong.” The book was a favorite topic of discussion among my colleagues in the oil company that I worked back then.

Looking to retaliate

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:06 p.m.

MANILA—Top seed San Miguel Beermen face Talk ‘N Text today in Game One of the best-of-seven semifinal series of the 40th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Danao to host 1st leg of Asean MTB Cup in Jan.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:05 p.m.

AFTER their successful hosting of the Asean MTB Cup, Danao City will again play host to this mountain bike series on Jan. 23 in Danao City.

The 2014 Asean MTB Cup series had two legs: the first one was held in Danao City in June and the second was staged in Malayasia last August.

Talamban to hold softball tourney

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:03 p.m.

BATTERS from Talamban will gather for a daylong softball competition the Hinapakay sa Talamban Christmas Day Tournament on Dec. 28 at the Talamban Elementary School baseball grounds.

The event is organized by Rebels Baseball Club and Talamban Softball Club, the same groups that organized the Hinapakay sa Talamban last October.

Jacob’s ladder

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:46 p.m.

CEBUANO Jacob Lagman, who now plays for St. Mary’s College tennis team, will make his NCAA Division 1 debut against California Polytechnic State University on Jan. 19 in San Luis Obispo, California.

Lagman, 19, a sports recreation management student majoring in kinesiology, is in Cebu for the Christmas break but he won’t be enjoying his vacation at the beach.

City of Naga to host final leg of Palawan tennis circuit

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:45 p.m.

THE Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala regional age group winds up its year-long, nationwide circuit in the City of Naga today with around 200 entries clashing for top honors in nine divisions at the Naga City Tennis Club.

For Mayweather, it should be Pacquiao next

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.

Tim Dahlberg AP columnist

LAS VEGAS--Floyd Mayweather Jr. built a career—and made a fortune—by using deception to confuse and outwit his opponents.

Limpag: ‘Tis the season to be merry for fight fans?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

IT seems Christmas is bright for boxing fans, with their present due to be opened six months from now.

But would they really have something to look forward to this May? Or would they be in for another disappointment?

PBA semifinals on

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

SECOND seed Rain or Shine faces third seed Alaska today at the start of their best-of-seven semifinal series of the 40th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The Elasto Painters, enjoying an 11-day rest, will tangle with the Aces in the lone game set at 7 p.m.

Halad kang Mano Amon stages 36th edition

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

THE running tradition continues for one of the longest running events in Cebu, as the Halad Kang Mano Amo Run will stage its 36th edition on Dec. 21 at the Durano-Macapagal Boardwalk in Danao City.

The annual event created by the late Ramon “Mano Amon” Durano Sr. will feature the open 12-kilometer, while the residents of Danao City can sign up in three divisions of the 6K—the men’s and women’s collegiate, high school, and city hall employees.

3,000 sign up for Energen Run

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:32 p.m.

MORE than 3,000 runners have now signed up for the Energen Healthy Run 2014 - Cebu leg, which is set on Dec. 21 at the Ayala Terraces.

This was relayed by technical race director Joel Baring of Sports and Fitness Enthusiasts to Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

Davao del Norte wins Palaro 2015 hosting

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

THE die is cast. Davao del Norte Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario may now heave a sigh of relief as the province won the right to host the 2015 Palarong Pambansa on May 3 to 9.

Galon completes another 100K run

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

CEBUANO runner Tony Galon added another entry to his long list of ultra marathons after completing the grueling 100-kilometer race in the second edition of NegOr100K over the weekend, which started in Dumaguete City and ended in Bayawan City.

Galon, the founder and president of Cebu Ultrarunners Club (CUC), completed the 100K in 15 hours, 51 minutes and 36 seconds, good for fourth place in the 40 to 49 division. He was ranked 19th overall out of 85 finishers.

Quijano: Fistic karma for Bradley?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

ANOTHER minor scoring controversy arose over the weekend with the Split Draw verdict in the Timothy Bradley-Diego Chaves bout.

By most accounts- although each fighter had his moments, Bradley was the better one and should have won the fight. This was borne out by Judge Burt Clements who turned in a 115-113 card in favor of “Desert Storm”.

Primary beats Pacaña

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:44 p.m.

PRIMARY Structure had an amazing unbeaten run and snagged the trophy of the 3rd Innodata 9-a-side Football Cup last weekend at the San Roque football pitch in Subangdaku, Mandaue City.

Primary Structure edged out Pacaña Engineering, 5-4 in penalty shootout for the tournament’s crown.

Bike against drugs set

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

CLOSE to 400 cyclists from Cebu and Bohol will join the Bisikleta Kontra Droga this Saturday in Bohol.

Organizer and Bien Unido Mayor Niño Boniel said his town has been placed in the limelight lately not because their eco-tourism efforts have finally taken off, but because of the illegal drug trade.

Limpag: Messy politics leaves v’ball in the muck

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

NEXT to basketball, what's the most popular sport in the country? Football is making strides, and so is running. But do you know what sport could lay claim as the Number 2 sport in the country and one that has mass appeal? Volleyball.

Lately, domestic volleyball has taken tremendous strides, there's the V-League and the Super Liga, and the collegiate scenes in Manila and Cebu are also both crowd drawers.

Siso loses to tough foe

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:41 p.m.

CEBU’s Bernardine “Nino” Siso bowed to Jesse Timmermans of Holland, 6-0, 6-2, in the super singles class of the Indian Club Bahrain Centenary Super League Tennis Tournament 2014 yesterday.

Siso, 21, said he had a hard time adjusting to Timmermans’s strong returns.

RJ warms up for 2015 mission

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

ISRAEL “RJ” Abarquez eyes improving his ranking in the country in 2015 as he joins this weekend’s GUD Motoliance Men’s Open Singles Tournament in Dumaguete City.

Abarquez, 21, took a break from joining the men’s open tournament when he was a graduating student at the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR).

‘Gasca robbed’

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.

HISTORY seems to have a knack of repeating itself when it comes to Roli Gasca. The 25-year-old Cebuano once again was at the losing end of a decision after a close split verdict in his International Boxing Organization super featherweight bout with champion Lusanda Komanisi yesterday dawn at the Orient Theatre in East London, South Africa.

“It was expected as it is very hard to win by decision in South Africa. I heard that Gasca fought a good fight, I’m sure he will learn from this and get back stronger,” ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer told Sun.Star Cebu.

Grand Diamante chess tourney set

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.

ALL is set for the 2nd Mayor Democrito M. Diamante Jr. and Vice Mayor Danny M. Diamante Chess Team Tournament in Tuburan Town Plaza on Dec. 27 and 28.

The tournament is organized by the Municipality of Tuburan in association with the Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) and the Provincial Government of Cebu.

Siso on track

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:50 p.m.

CEBU’s Bernardine Nino Siso is making his presence felt again in the tennis arena as he routed Bahrain’s Hassan Abdul Nabi, 4-6 6-2 10-2, in the first round of the Indian Club Bahrain Centenary Super League Tennis Tournament 2014 yesterday.

Siso played against Nabi, ranked 1714 in the ATP ranking and considered one of the top tennis players in Bahrain, for more than one hour.

Warriors reclaim glory from Lancers

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:49 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos Warriors avenged their loss to the University of the Visayas Green Lancers in the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Premier 4 third placer match with a humbling 98-82 win to bring home the Sogod Inter-Collegiate Basketball Tournament title in Sogod, Southern Leyte last Sunday.

Araneta up v. Plaza in 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:48 p.m.

FAST-RISING unbeaten prospect Christian Araneta headlines a boxing event in Borbon next month.

Pages: Running those problems away

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:47 p.m.

IF YOU have problems, I recommend a solution: Run.

I don’t mean that you “run away from your problem.” That’s ineffective. If you don’t solve it, that nagging concern will continue to haunt you until you summon the resolve to fix it. As my dad often tells us: “Close those open loops.” These “open loops” are unresolved issues that should be addressed now.

Mendoza: No to foreign coaches over our very own

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:46 p.m.

THIS policy of encouraging our sports associations to tap foreigners to coach their teams is patently anti-Filipino. I am not being parochial. I am just being realistic.

Master Kim hurdles top players

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:45 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL Master Kim Steven Yap struggled at the start of the 10-Round Swiss System PSC/Puregold International Chess Challenge held in Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City.

IM Pascua stuns Russian, shares 2nd lead

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:45 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL Master Haridas Pascua stunned Russian Grandmaster Anton Demchenko yesterday to share the second-round lead with seven others in the PSC-Puregold International Chess Challenge at Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City.

2 off to London

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:43 p.m.

TWO Cebuanos will be joining the 2015 World Championship of Pingpong on Jan. 24-25, 2015 at Alexander Palace, London.

They are Bert Bas and Richard Gonzales, both based in Manila, who will be representing the country in the tournament with University of Cebu (UC) table tennis head coach Jiji Honoridez.

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