Redemption

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:55 p.m.

THE University of the Visayas (UV) exacted their revenge against the defending Passerelle division champions University of San Carlos (USC), 50-46, in the semifinals of the Milo Best SBP Passerelle Twin Tournament Cebu Leg in the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) gym.

Ma won’t let Pantino join ITF event

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:54 p.m.

THE Philippine Tennis Association wants to send Cebuano tennis prodigy Arthur Craig Pantino to the International Tennis Federation Juniors tournament but the mother of the 14-year-old says it’s not a good move.

Tuburan All-Stars join Asturias Fiesta Open

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:53 p.m.

DEFENDING champions Tuburan All-Stars will have their hands full against the cast of contenders in the 2nd Asturias Town Fiesta Open Invitational Basketball Tournament in the Asturias Sports Center.

The Mayor Aljun Diamante-owned All Stars is expected to be the team to beat in the tournament, which will also have the Balamban Construction Supplies, GN Bakeshop and CNS Buanoy.

Juntilla edges Lumongsod in Yukon Cycling

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:52 p.m.

ROAD cyclist Nestor Juntilla dashed to the finish line to edge out Rene Lumongsod to salvage the golden men’s division title in the Stage 2 of Yukon Cycling Classic yesterday in Mandaue City.

Mendoza: Algieri will be more than Pacquiao’s foe in November

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:50 p.m.

ONCE the contract is signed, Manny Pacquiao’s foe in November will be Chris Algieri. But seemingly already, Algieri would be it. Bob Arum has said it so. If it’s Arum talking, it’s all over but the signing.

“Whoever Bob picks, I can only say yes,” said Pacquiao. “I am not afraid of anybody. If it’s Algieri in my next fight, then that’s it. It’s him.”

Lee leads Gilas over China

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:49 p.m.

CEBU - Paul Lee proved he is worthy of a slot in the Gilas Pilipinas lineup to the Fiba World Championship in Spain as the Rain or Shine guard displayed nerves of steel when he sank three crucial free throws to help the Philippines beat China, 80-79, to clinch third place in the 5th Fiba Asia Cup in Wuhan, China on Saturday.

SWU stays on top

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:49 p.m.

THE Southwestern University (SWU) volleyball team won its two assignments yesterday to remain on top of the girls division of the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) Volleyball Batang Pinoy Qualifiers in the Aznar Coliseum.

The reigning Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation (Cesafi) champion SWU first won against St. Theresa's College (STC), 25-13, 25-10 in its morning assignment then against Abellana National School, 25-10, 25-14 in the afternoon assignment.

PWDs join Run and Roll

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:48 p.m.

A POLIO victim, with protective pads on his knees, ran toward the finish line to cheers from the crowd. He was one of may who joined the Persons With Disabilities (PWD) Run and Roll yesterday at the Ayala Terraces.

Cebu Open wraps up tonight

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:47 p.m.

A TIGHTLY-contested finish is expected when the first qualifying tournament of the Cebu Open Chess Tournament 2014 finishes tonight in the Cebu School of Chess on P. del Rosario St.

This, after Diego Claro defeated National Master Rogelio Enriquez Jr. in the fourth round last Friday evening, forging a four-player logjam for leadership with Edsel Montoya and NM Arnolito Cadiz sharing the top spot.

Danny I tops draft

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 09:30 p.m.

MANILA — Two-time MVP Danny Ildefonso was picked by newcomer Blackwater Sports as its top choice, while second expansion team Kia Motors decided on Reil Cervantes as second overall pick during the PBA Dispersal Draft yesterday.

SWU eyes 4th win in Batang Pinoy qualifiers

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

THE Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras will gun for their fourth straight win when they take on St. Theresa’s College in the resumption of the Batang Pinoy volleyball qualifiers in the Aznar Coliseum at 9 a.m.

Limpag: Ironing out Ironman kinks

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

ONE of the most memorable images in the 2013 edition of the Ironman 70.3 wasn’t that of an athlete but a group of passengers carrying their luggage up the Marcelo Fernan bridge, caught unaware of the closure of the vital link to Lapu-Lapu City.

Organizers say they have had several information blasts regarding road and bridge closures for the Ironman but even if they’d do it daily, there would still be people who’d be caught by surprised.

Mendoza: Tiger’s 69 is an indication he is back in business

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 09:26 p.m.

THAT Tiger Woods won the British Open in 2006 would mean he’d win it again this year?

I’m saying this because Woods had prevailed on the course where the same tournament is being played this year.

Badian hosts motocross today

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 09:25 p.m.

THE tough motocross action will shift to southwestern Cebu as the 4th Leg of the Man and Machine Racing Promotions Supercross Series 2014 kicks off in Badian today.

Iran shatters hopes

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 09:24 p.m.

IT was a reality check for the Gilas Pilipinas, who found its four-game winning streak came to a screeching halt following a one-sided 76-55 loss to Iran in the semifinal round of the Fiba Asia Cup 2014 in Wuhan, China yesterday.

Centennial Lions Club hold run for Yolanda victims

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 09:23 p.m.

WITH the mission to help restore the livelihood of the victims of typhoon Yolanda, the Cebu Centennial Lions Club plunges into the running community with a footrace dubbed Run4Fun Live2Give on Sept.7 at Ayala Terraces.

Gilas survives India

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:36 p.m.

GILAS Pilipinas went scoreless in the last four minutes and 45 seconds of the game, but the 16-points lead it built up before the drought was enough to frustrate the taller India for a 70-66 victory in the quarterfinal round of the Fiba Asia Cup 2014 in Wuhan, China yesterday.

CCSC to send 2 marathoners to Japan

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:35 p.m.

THE Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) are looking for two student marathoners to join the Philippine delegation in the Jenesys 2.0 Marathon Youth Exchange Programme on Sept.15 to 23 in Japan.

The Japan International Cooperation Center (JICC) invited the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to send 24 delegates in the said event. Two of those 24 slots are given to CCSC.

USC, UV renew rivalry in Milo Best tomorrow

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:34 p.m.

THE two best Passerelle squads of last year’s tournament face each other in the semifinal round of the Milo Best SBP Passerelle Twin Tournament Cebu leg.

Pestaño: The best female players in history

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:34 p.m.

WHILE reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway dominates the men’s game, Hou Yifan,19, of China does the same for women. She was recently named the Asian Chess Federation (ACF) “Woman Player of the Year” last week.

Villaflor: FC Barcelona adds bite to offense

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:33 p.m.

THE Spanish grapevine has it that La Liga clubs not named FC Barcelona have advised their players to get anti-rabies shots.

This is in the wake of the Catalan club’s $127-million acquisition of Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan player with a penchant for biting whose latest infamy was sinking his teeth into the shoulder of an Italian defender during the recent World Cup.

Six teams join Emil’s Cup

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:32 p.m.

TOP caliber players will see action in the cash-rich 2014 Emil’s Cup Invitational Basketball Tournament this Sunday in Lipata-Linao Gym in Minglanila.

Six teams will vie for the P100,000 cash prize, led by defending champions Team Lanlyns, which is currently negotiating with current and PBA-bound players.

UV Lancers get new import

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:31 p.m.

THE defending champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers found a new import to replace Cameroonian center Mike Harry Nzeusseu, in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Season.

After a long search, UV finally landed the 6’6” Nigerian slotman Jeffakins Aguara, who is reportedly better and bigger than Nzeusseu, who left the Green Lancers in the middle of its preparation for the Philippine Collegiate Champions League last year.

Iron teams gear up

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 01:05 a.m.

TRIATHLON is mostly known as an individual sport. But it’s a team game, too.

Some of Cebu’s top athletes in cycling and running are training just as hard as those competing in the individual events. They, however, are training with their teams for the much-anticipated Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Aug. 3 in Lapu-Lapu City.

International debut

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:41 p.m.

MAYN Coran’s road to a slot in the national team wasn’t easy. She had to compete against other hopefuls from the rest of the country.

But after earning a spot in the Philippine taekwondo sparring team, the 14-year-old Cebuana national champion’s hard work paid off and she will make her international debut later this month.

Sportstalk: 5 memorable moments of the World Cup

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:40 p.m.

John Leicester AP Columnist

RIO DE JANEIRO— Marcelo looked wide-eyed, stunned when he scored the first goal of the World Cup ... against his own team. Hardly the most auspicious of starts for Brazil. But that blooper just 11 minutes into the tournament was soon forgiven and forgotten as Brazil went on to win that opening game and the 2014 World Cup quickly flowered into a roaring success, confounding doom and gloom merchants who predicted Brazil couldn’t pull it off without major protests and problems.

Limpag: What coaches can learn from Obach episode

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:39 p.m.

OBACH who? Well, a few days back, a video of a priest berating a mother went viral and if you haven’t seen it, where have you been?

So what does a priest have to do with coaches?

Amazon Run starts race kit distribution

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:37 p.m.

RUNNERS for the Amazon Electro Run 2014 can now start claiming their race bibs and shirts at the Active Zone Ayala.

The distribution of the LED accessories will be during the actual event on July 26 at the Sumilon Road Cebu, Business Park.

UC stamps mark

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.

THE University of Cebu (UC) men’s table tennis players earned the respect of top teams from the National Capital Region (NCR) after routing the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) table tennis champion team De La Salle University, 3-0, for the 8th Eastern Cup and National Open Inter-Scholastic Table Tennis Championship title in Quezon City over the weekend.

Cesafi includes weightlifting as demo for 2014 season

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

WEIGHTLIFTING will be included in the calendar of events in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) this season as a demonstration sport.

Cesafi Commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr. stressed that weightlfting would not be considered as a regular sport since only two schools offer these in their athletic programs.

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