CCC bags 3rd

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:49 p.m.

THEY may have fallen short in their quest to become a title-holder again, but the Cebu Country Club (CCC) crept back into the top three after finishing with 484 points in the PAL Interclub men’s championship, which concluded yesterday in the CCC’s own course. Meanwhile, the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club (AVGCC), who were out of the top three last year, improved to second place in the Founders Division.

The CCC finished third to new champion Manila SouthWoods, which shot 493, while the 2014 champions Orchard Golf & Country Club scored 491 and dropped to second place.

Leylam B rules five-a-side football cup

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:47 p.m.

LEYLAM-B advanced to the Philippine national finals of The World Football Five’s (F5WC) after topping the Cebu qualifiers with an impressive unbeaten run.

Leylam-B defeated Erco FC, 2-0, to win the Cebu qualifiers last Saturday at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) football pitch. Leylam-B handily finished at the No. 1 spot of Group A with 10 points from a 4-0-1 win-loss-draw slate. The only match that Leylam B didn’t win was a 2-2 draw with Team Bangon Isabel-A.

Visayas top chess players meet in Davide tourney

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:45 p.m.

HUNDREDS of chess players from the different provinces, cities and municipalities in the Visayas will arrive today for the 2015 Gov. Hilario Davide III National Age Group Chess Championships Visayas Qualifying Tournament, which will formally start on Monday at the Robinsons Cybergate.

The organizers, the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), are expecting a rush of late registrants today. They allowed late registration on site for those who failed to sign up online.

Federer introduces Coric to Federer

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:44 p.m.

DUBAI—Watching Roger Federer play in Wimbledon and in other Slams, a six- or seven-year old Borna Coric wondered what it would be like to play The Roger Federer.

Eleven or 12 years later, he got his answer Friday night in Dubai. He played against Federer in the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (DDFTC).

Coaches to meet for Summer Basketball League

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:43 p.m.

THE Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) will meet the coaches and team representatives of the different schools and ball clubs in Cebu for the upcoming 2015 Cebu City Mayor’s Cup Summer Basketball League which is slated to open tentatively on March 22 at the Cebu Coliseum.

Tournament organizer and CCSC commissioner Lorenzo “Chao” Sy informed Sun.Star Cebu that representatives of the seven Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) members schools and other ball clubs in Cebu will be joining the organizational meeting to discuss the guidelines and tournament details.

Pages: Good to go

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:42 p.m.

SEVEN days ago, I narrated how my dad Bunny wanted to fly to Nevada to watch Manny vs. Money. As he inquired about the ticket prices, he was shocked: one cushioned seat inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena would cost him P230,000. In dollars, that’s 5K.

Mendoza: Lion’s share Arum weapon vs. Floyd

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:41 p.m.

BURIED in the din of euphoria brought about by the signing of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight was the role played by Bob Arum to make the fight happen.

Nobody practically knew what Arum, Pacquiao’s American promoter starting officially in 2006, did to seal the deal.

Quijano: The Mayweather conundrum

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:40 p.m.

IN MY last column, we highlighted salient points that could be taken from two of Floyd Mayweather’s most difficult opponents to date: Oscar de la Hoya and Zab Judah.

Now let’s conclude with two more.

Niños surge to the top

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:36 p.m.

THE Cebu City Niños edge closer to winning another overall title in the Central Visayas after surging to the top of the medal tally after three days of competition yesterday in Balamban.

The team has so far collected 40 golds, 43 silvers and 31 bronze medals.

TCC swim squad leads Mayor’s Cup

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 09:35 p.m.

TEAM Cebu City (TCC) Niños swim team led the first day of action after winning 10 out of the 25 events in yesterday’s opening of the 1st Mayor’s Micheal Rama Cup Age-Group Invitational Swimming Meet at the Cebu City Sports Center Aquatic Center.

Gorgonio anchors Niños

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:13 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos’ Paul Ian Gorgonio capped the Cebu City Niños’s Day 2 performance with a gold medal finish in the century dash of the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (Cviraa) yesterday afternoon at the ES Binghay Memorial Sports Oval in Balamban, Cebu.

Gorgonio became Cviraa’s fastest man after finishing the secondary boys’ 100-meter run in 11.28 seconds.

Cebu City to bid for Batang Pinoy hosting

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:10 p.m.

CEBU City is bidding to host the 2015 Batang Pinoy National Finals in December.

The Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) has delegated Commissioner Bernard Ricablanca to get the nod of the Philippine Sports Commission for the annual tournament for 15 years old and under.

Down the wire

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:01 p.m.

DON’T blink.

Limpag: Coaches who handle kids should be careful

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 09:59 p.m.

ONE of the culture shocks I experienced when I first covered the sports scene in Cebu was the conduct of coaches toward their wards. Having grown up in a sports environment down in Mindanao, where the coaches were your friends, teachers or an older neighborhood kid, insults were rarely heard on the field. What were prevalent were taunts kids threw against other kids.

But when I got here, it seemed, insults were the norm and if you’re not used to it you’d be surprised, or shocked, by some of the words used in age group sports.

Mendoza: For Pacquiao and Floyd just Fight One

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 09:57 p.m.

AGAIN, not to brag but I knew it would happen. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are going to fight as this was, like or not, written in the stars. No one can ever stop it from happening, not even Mayweather.

Mayweather had tried his best to stop it—but only for show.

Back in the hunt

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:31 p.m.

AFTER a stint in the pro ranks, Mark Dy is back doing what he does best for Cebu Country Club—delivering the much needed push to get the home team out of a slump.

CCC bounced back from a slow start last Wednesday, showing why it is a former two-time champion with a day’s best of 126 to jump to fourth place in the championship division of the PAL men’s interclub at the Club Filipino de Cebu course Danao City.

Pestaño: How computers changed chess

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:29 p.m.

WITH the advent of the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries and after all kinds of machines and machinery were invented, chess aficionados wondered if there would be a chess-playing machine as science seemed boundless and anything seemed possible.

Fatigue downs TCC billiards in Pacquiao 10-ball

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:28 p.m.

THE exhausted Team Cebu City Billiard duo dropped their quarterfinal round match in the 2015 MP Cup International 10-Ball Doubles Championship in General Santos City.

Billiard-TCC players Anton Raga and Ruben Cuña lost their Round-of- 8 match to compatriots Raymund Faraon and Oliver Medinilla, 11-8, to bow out in the $60,000 rich tournament.

Top ranking Meralco Bolts at stake

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:28 p.m.

MERALCO Bolts stake their hold on the solo leadership when they battle sister-team NLEX Road Warriors, while Barako Bull and Rain or Shine break their 4-2 tie today in the 40th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup elimination round in the Araneta Coliseum.

Cebuanos cut out from roster

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:27 p.m.

PROVINCIAL players were cut out in the 2015 edition of the SeaOil-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) All-High School All-Star Game slated on March 8.

Nobody from the best high school teams joining the SeaOil-NBTC Elite League City division tournaments all over the country made it to the list of “24 elite high school players,” who will see action before the scouts and coaches of Metro Manila schools.

Mier finishes 3rd in Stage 5

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:26 p.m.

CEBUANO cyclist John Mier got a piece of the podium after nabbing third place in Stage 5 grid of the 2015 LBC Ronda Pilipinas championship round last Wednesday in Dagupan.

Mier of Team Cebu V-Mobile pedaled strong in the 151.8-kilometer stretch of Stage 5, which started in Tarlac and finished the race at three hours, 4 minutes and 42 seconds.

Raga, Cuña eliminate Ko brothers

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:11 p.m.

ANTON Raga and Ruben Cuña made the biggest turnaround of their billiard careers as they eliminated one of the dreaded tandems – brothers Ko Pin Yi and Ko Pin Chung of Chinese-Taipei – in their Round of 16 match of the 2015 MP Cup International 10-Ball Doubles Championship in Gen. Santos City.

The Team Cebu City Billiards duo survived the Kos, 11-9, to advance to the Round of 8.

Estrada wins Cebu City’s 1st gold

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:10 p.m.

JAN Estrada delivered Cebu City's first gold medal in the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association, putting the team's bid for a 23rd overall title into full gear at the start of the competitions yesterday in Balamban.

Estrada of the University of Cebu took the gold medal in the secondary boys' shotput after a 12.10-meter throw. This was followed by another gold medal performance by Niña Marie Antiola of the Univeristy of San Carlos-Basic Education, who topped the secondary girls long jump event after a 4.73m jump.

Donnie Nietes gets new foe

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:09 p.m.

WITH just a little over a month before his world title defense, World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes has an opponent change. Instead of Luis Ceja, Nietes will be defending his belt against another Mexican, Gilberto Parra, in the main event of Pinoy Pride 30 on March 28 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

Limpag: Friends, wine and stories in PAL golf

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:07 p.m.

I MISSED the first few days of the PAL Interclub coverage due to the Thirsty Cup and other responsibilities, but I made sure to attend the awarding ceremony of the media tournament last Tuesday night at Lantaw SRP.

This particular media awarding was unique as it’s the first time that the Manila writers, who usually dominate the tournament, are not in the top three. Nimrod Quiñones won the event, and a cool round trip business class ticket to the US (for the May 2 fight?), while Rey Fortaleza of Canada and Imee Garcia of Sun.Star Davao got the second and third places, respectively.

What’s happening to San Miguel?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:06 p.m.

WHAT in the blue hell happened to the Philippine Cup Champions? The San Miguel Beermen have been on a tear lately, losing their first four outings for a 1-4 record in a shortened tournament.

‘Homecourt dread’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:04 p.m.

FORMER two-time champions Cebu Country Club’s (CCC) quest to return to the top is off to a bad start as it opened at sixth place with 111 points in the first round of the PAL Men’s Interclub Championship yesterday on their own course.

Harvey Sytiongsa led the squad with 30 points, Kiyofumi Takahashi scored 29, team captain Montito Garcia had 28 and Carl Almario contributed 24 in Day 1 that saw a tight contest for the second spot. Only eight points separate the second to the fourth-ranked teams.

Stronger than ever

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:21 p.m.

A MUCH hungrier team. This is how Cebu Country Club (CCC) men’s golfer Jovi Neri described his team’s motivation as their bid for the Philippine Airlines Men’s Interclub Championship starts today in their home turf at the CCC in Banilad.

Talk ‘N Text seeks solo leadership

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:19 p.m.

MANILA — Talk ‘n Text seeks solo leadership when it battles Kia Carnival, while Ginebra faces cellar dweller Blackwater Elite in today’s action of the 40th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup elimination round at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Mayweather conundrum

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:15 p.m.

THIS early, most of the queries from my fellow boxing aficionados have been about my KO prediction for Manny against “Money”.

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