No. 2 SEED and heavy title-favorites Southwestern University Cobras will try to get the last ticket to the finals against third seed University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars in the semifinal match of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball Tournament in the Cebu Coliseum tonight.
The winner will face the University of San Carlos Warriors in the best-of-five championship series after USC booted out defending champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers, 67-58, last Tuesday.
TEAM Lux Oriens survived the fourth quarter blitz of Magis Team, 77-76, in the Division A All-Star Games of The Avenir Shaabaa Basketball Tournament last Sunday in the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles Arena in Canduman, Mandaue City.
Lux Oriens completed the sweep after taking Division B, 75-65, over the Magis Eagles.
DESPITE losing his debut, Dubai-based Cebuano Vaughn Donayre has once again been tapped for next month’s ONE FC – “Roar of the Tigers” in Malayasia.
Donayre will face his toughest opponent to date, Malaysian MMA poster boy Peter Davis, who is also a model and actor, on Oct. 17 in the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur.
I visited SM City Cebu last Friday. Upon arrival, I went straight to witness an event that had intrigued me. It’s called “eSports.” Does the term stand for “Extreme Sports” or “Endurance Sports” or “Exciting Sports?”
Yes, it’s all of the above. It’s those words transformed into one name that’s spelled... Electronic Sports.
CEBU’s Arthur Craig “Iggy” Pantino will have to work double time in his training as his debut in the ITF will be earlier than expected.
His ITF debut was moved two months early after the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) requested him to represent the country in the Southeast Asian Junior Tournament from Oct. 19-26 in Singapore.
SEVEN years ago, the University of San Carlos Warriors, long known as the laughing stock in Cesafi basketball, made it all the way to the finals to challenge the mighty University of the Visayas Green Lancers.
The Warriors’ rise was primarily due to Enrico Llanto, a season MVP, and Niño Ramirez but the dynamic duo would fare no better than the six previous challengers to UV’s mighty hold and fell in five games.
THE FC Barcelona (FCB) Escola Cebu Camp is giving away eight free slots to underprivileged kids in Cebu City.
The FCB Escola, with the help of the Cebu Football Association, will hold a one-day tryout on Oct. 2 in Cebu City for underprivileged children that will be recipients of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train under the football school of one of the best football clubs in the world.
THOUGH the ending wasn’t picture- perfect, former world champion Malcolm Tuñacao still walked away with the win and is a step closer to another world title shot.
An accidental clash of heads cut short the eight-round bout between Tuñacao and Japanese Ryuta Otsuka at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan last Tuesday night.
THE University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers and the University of San Jose Recoletos look to breaking the tie this Saturday when they take on each other in the girls secondary division action of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. volleyball tournament in the Aznar Coliseum.
USPF and the Milo Little Olympics-Visayas Leg champion team of USJR both have 2-1 win-loss records.
THE University of San Carlos Warriors’s threats are for real.
For the first time since 2007, the Warriors find themselves back in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) finals after eliminating the University of the Visayas Green Lancers, 67-58, in the semifinal round encounter last night at the Cebu Coliseum.
THE Eperformax Reds regained composure in the final period to deny Kyocera Frontiers a victory with a 62-52 finish in the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season X in the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Saturday.
After controlling the first 20 minutes of the game, the Reds suddenly felt the rage of the Frontiers, who dropped a scorching 18-9 rally in the third period to bring a 12-point first -half deficit down to 37-40 entering the final quarter.
THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter proved too strong for their Cebu Province counterparts and gained a 67-57 victory in the friendly match that opened of the IBP Cebu City Chapter Law Week Celebration held in the Capitol Parish Gym last Sunday.
Barry Busi scored 10 points in the final quarter to help Cebu City IBP turn a 45-47 deficit at the end of the third period into a 10-point margin win.
JUST as we had expected, the rematch followed a similar patter as the first bout, but with a drastically toned down demeanor.
Blame that on Floyd Mayweather Jr. who was determined not to repeat the mistakes he made the first time they clashed.
CEBUANO shooting guard Joshua Balankig was hailed as one of the top-tier campers as he was named tournament mythical five in the recently concluded 2014 Philippine-Growee mini basketball competition concluded over last summer at PhilSports Complex in Pasig.
THE University of the Visayas (UV) teams are on a roll, winning four games in different divisions last weekend in the Cebu Youth Basketball League League (CYBL) Alaska Basketball D-League 2014 in the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Gen. Maxilom Ave. and Canduman Campus gyms.
UV won in the Under-10 division, 32-21, over Cebu Eastern College (CEC); UV-A crushed University of San Carlos (USC) South A, 39-26, in the Under-12 division; UV-B edged out Ormoc, 53-51, in the Under-15 division; and UV beat SHS-AdC 1, 42-37, in the Under-17 division.
WITH the success of the first grassroots activity in the 2014 Mayor’s Softball Cup, the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) vowed to sustain this as an annual event to help children develop baseball and softball abilities.
CCSC Chairman Ed Hayco told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday that the Cebu City Government fully supports the sport, which embodies team work.
VINCE Rojo topped the kt100 expert class anew and stretched his lead in the race for the coveted Karter of the Year (Koy) plum in the 2014 Kartzone Superkart Series.
Rojo gave another good account of himself, after negotiating the 25-laps in 11 mins.
TWO world-rated Mexican fighters are frontrunners as World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight Donnie Nietes’s next challenger.
Carlos Velarde and Saul Juarez are the names that ALA Promotions has picked from a list of names given by Zanfer Promotions.
TOP seed University of San Carlos Warriors will try to shoot down defending champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers as they try to reach the finals for the first time since 2007 when the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball tournament semifinal round starts today.
MORE than 200 children were able to showcase the softball and baseball skills they learned from the grassroots program of the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC), as the grassroots culminating games concluded over the weekend at Labangon Elementary School.
FULL house. That was the scene inside the hot USC Main Gym last Sunday.
Six girls versus six girls faced each other inside a rectangle. A tall see-through net stood in the middle. Screams from the thousands rocked the coliseum. Most of the spectators wore blue; some, green.
“The new Didier Drogba.”
AGAIN, the free throw.
The win by Ateneo over Far Eastern University on Sunday was another screaming example of how crucial free throws are.
THE University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters recovered mightily on the final day, coming from behind to sweep the collegiate men’s and women’s divisions in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. athletics competition yesterday in the Cebu City Sports Center.
The UC Webmasters finished the first day with seven gold medals, four behind the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors. But on the final day, UC won 18 more, while USC only got seven.
CHILDREN are the most vulnerable when it comes to accidents on the roads, which is something organizers of the Mapfre Insular Run for Road Safety want to correct as they taught proper road etiquette during their event yesterday in Plaza Independencia in Cebu City.
Some 150 Grades 5 and 6 pupils from Enfants Du Mekong-Inayawan and Little Bamboo Foundation joined the 500-meter and 1-kilometer dash. After the run, they were taken to a road safety park, where hands-on discussion and field activities were held to teach them proper road conduct.
THE Cebu Executives and Professionals Chess Association (Cepca) tried to shrug off the reputation of being a group of high-profile businessmen, executives, professionals and well-to-do individuals pitting their skills on the 64-square board.
They also showcased their kind-hearted side by holding an outreach program for the people the society had condemned – the jail inmates.
THE Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU) Lady Spikers stunned the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Lady Jaguars in five sets, 25-21, 25-13, 25-27, 25-21, 15-12 to secure their first win in the tertiary division of the Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) at the Aznar Coliseum.
CDU, last year's runner-up, ended their losing streak and clinched their first win against USJ-R, which secured their first loss in this season.
IF 90 minutes of football is tiring for some, try 6,060 minutes. That’s 101 hours or four days and five hours of non-stop football.
Crazy? Yes, but if the BPO football community in Cebu is successful, they are going to play 101 hours of football to break the Guinness record for the longest football match.
JUST a day after suffering an upset defeat, Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) quickly regained leadership and clinched the top seed for the semifinals of the secondary division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. after squeaking past rivals Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC),2-1, at the Cebu City Sports Center.
WHAT was supposed to be a fun showcase of basketball skills turned out to be a serious tactical game between the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) North and South All-Stars College Division All-Star Game 2014 yesterday in the Cebu Coliseum.
The two squads needed five more minutes before the North All-Stars of Junthy Valenzuela prevailed over the Raul Alcoseba-mentored South All-Stars, 99-91.