Mayor’s Softball Cup

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:08 p.m.

DEFENDING champions Enerzone-Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) are set to highlight the opening game of the 2014 Mayor’s Softball Cup: Invitational Tournament, as they faces off Team Jewelers of Tisa today at the Labangon Elementary School. RSC

University Run

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:05 p.m.

ALL are in place for the ninth edition of the University Run with 3,500 runners hitting the roads on the footrace today which starts at the Cebu Doctors’ University, North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City. RSC

Eagles show might

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:52 p.m.

WHAT was supposed to be a close contest between undefeated teams turned out to be a one-sided affair as the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles showed teamwork trumps anything.

Titans stun Gaisano for 4th win in Shaabaa

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:51 p.m.

INSULAR Square Titans handed Gaisano Capital its second loss in a row, 46-41, in Division A of The Avenir Shaabaa Cup 2014 Basketball tournament at the SHS-AdC campus last Thursday.

The Titans leaned on a fourth quarter break to pick their fourth win in five assignments.

USC dethrones USJ-R in Shakey’s V-League

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:51 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos Basic Education (USC-BED) Warriors dethroned the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, 28-26, 25-19, 25-18, in the Shakey Girls’ V-League Eastern and Central Visayas leg at the Aznar Coliseum.

The 2013 champion USJ-R, started the first set with a 5-1 lead before USC caught up at 7-7. USC kept the charge and a service ace from Ressel Pedroza made it 18-11. USC still led, 20-13, and seemed poised to take the first set.

PBA holds annual Rookie Draft today

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:50 p.m.

MANILA—From the original 95 who applied, the list of rookies has been trimmed to 87, led by boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. They will be vying for a slot in today’s 2014 PBA Annual Rookie Draft at the Robinson’s Midtown Manila.

The presence of Pacquiao, who submitted his application a month ago, is not certain because he is on a seven-city tour to promote his upcoming WBO welterweight title defense against Chris Algieri.

Silvano faces Cabilla in Alcoy

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:49 p.m.

VERGILIO Silvano attempts to bounce back from a loss as he guns down for the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) flyweight crown tonight in the Southern town of Alcoy.

The 24-year-old Silvano slugs it out with gatekeeper Marzon Cabilla at the Alcoy Sports Complex.

Pael wins

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:49 p.m.

RENOEL Pael and two other Pinoys won in the Philippines vs. Japan card in Kobe last Friday.

The Cebu-based Pael, mentored by Cebuano trainer Brix Flores, survived a first-round knockdown to win by unanimous decision over Japanese Yuki Yonaha. The scorecards all read 78-73 for Pael.

Ice Bucket Challenge

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:48 p.m.

IT HAS become a social media sensation. The question today isn’t “Who has taken the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge?’ it’s “Who still hasn’t?” Everybody from Oprah Winfrey to George W. Bush to Lea Salonga to Lady Gaga has been viewed in YouTube with the same act: They say a few words, “I’ve been nominated by so-and-so..,” they get dumped a pail of water and ice cubes, then, all drenched and freezing cold, they end the short video by nominating two others.

The world has not seen a phenomenon like this before. Only Barack Obama and P-Noy Aquino have yet to be doused with ice.

Manny Pacquiao and Kendall Gill

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:47 p.m.

Today there will be more eyes peeled at the annual Philippine Basketball Association rookie draft than usual. And no, there isn’t a heaven-sent 7-foot something of a center, destined to lead the Philippines into world basketball dominance. While there may be talented gems who could well be franchise players in the future such as Christopher Banchero and Matt Rosser, they will be not the reason for the added curiosity and interest.

Is Blatche’s Asiad stint in jeopardy?

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 09:46 p.m.

JUST when we thought that everything was falling into place, a shocker hits us from nowhere: Andray Blatche might not be able to play for us after all. In the Asian Games, that is.

This became a distinct possibility after a report, though unconfirmed, said Asian Games rules might bar Blatche from playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the Asiad set in Incheon, South Korea.

Shock victory

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:43 p.m.

IT WAS only one match, but for Marc Pradel, beating the top seed in the 16-Under division of the 19th Gullas Cup, felt like winning the title.

The 13-year-old Pradel, who hasn’t won a title in three years beat top seed JR Arguelles, 6-1, 6-2, to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Gullas Cup. He will face the winner between sixth-seed Francis Gener Lambayan and Dale Estonillo.

Pajo extends run, tops Bracket B in Shakey’s V-League

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:42 p.m.

PAJO National High School (PNS) advanced to the semifinals after crushing Don Gerardo Ll. Quano Memorial Night High School (DGO), 25-13, 25-11, yesterday for its fourth win in the Shakey’s Girls’ V-League Central and Eastern Visayas elimination round in the Aznar Coliseum.

Limpag: Should we stop kids from joining MMA events?

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:40 p.m.

WHEN I learned that a couple of kids would be involved in the Cebu Extreme Fighting League, I knew there was going to be a reaction.

You have to face it—whether you advocate martial arts and other contact sports for kids or not—some people are not comfortable seeing kids fight. There’s even a pending proposal in Congress to ban all contact sports among children after a budding boxer died in a Department of Education meet last year.

Mendoza: Pacquiao tax fight appears to favor him

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:35 p.m.

THE fight began with Manny Pacquiao losing the first round without throwing a punch.

It weirdly wore on after tax chief Kim Henares said last year Pacquiao owed the government P2.2 billion in unpaid taxes in 2008 and 2009.

Tabal, Dueñas join Bohol marathon

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:34 p.m.

AFTER missing the two previous stagings, John Philip Dueñas and Mary Joy Tabal will hit the streets of Bohol again in the fourth edition of Bohol International Marathon tomorrow at Panglao Church Plaza.

Tough USC survives

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:33 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos put itself in a good position to win one of the two twice-to-beat advantage spots of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. collegiate basketball tournament after beating the University of San Jose-Recoletos, 62-54, Thursday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Rajah Humabon beats Bohol in architects’ caging

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:07 a.m.

GLICERIO Villacorta fired 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Rajah Humabon Chapter to a clinical 91-73 win over Bohol Chapter in the second meeting between the rival architects basketball squads held at the Don Bosco Technical Center Gym last Saturday.

After a hotly contested first quarter, the Cebuano architects romped a 30-16 blast in the second period to build a 54-38 lead, and never looked back to score a repeat of their first encounter held in Tagbilaran City in September last year.

Pajo, USJ-R nab 2nd win

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

PAJO National High School squad grabbed the solo lead in Bracket B of the Eastern and Central Visayas Shakey’s Girls’ Volleyball’s 12th season at the Aznar Coliseum in Southwestern University.

Pajo leaned on Lyn Ross Densing, Queeni Jane Capangpangan, Wellame Ortega, Justine Therese Bragat, Mary Gwyneth Duran and Mariel Garnez to beat Southwestern University (SWU), 25-13, 18-25, 25-16.

No surprises in Day 1

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:24 p.m.

SEVENTH seed Tiffany Nocos scored a double bagel against Ysabella Gian, 6-0, 6-0, to advance to the next round of the Girls 12-Under division of the 19th Gullas Cup at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club.

Pestaño: Butch, please release Wesley So

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:23 p.m.

I CAN'T understand the reasons. The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) has nothing to gain but ridicule and scorn from the Philippine chess community if it does not release Wesley So to the USCF.

Villaflor: La Liga: a title race of 2 or 3?

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

THE new La Liga season raises the same question that’s been asked in the years prior: who between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will lift the title?

4 Pinoys fight in Japan tonight

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:17 p.m.

FOUR Filipino fighters will tread on enemy soil tonight.

Cebu-based Renoel Pael, Reren Pasignahin, Jhunriel Ramonal and Roque Lauro see action against Japanese opponents in Real Spirits vol. 38 – “Philippines vs. Japan” at the Kobe Municipal Central Gym.

Running out of gas

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:15 p.m.

DESPITE another huge offensive performance by Ranbill Tongco, the Batang Gilas squad bowed to South Korea, 87-69, and suffered their first loss in the 23rd Fiba Asia Under-18 Championships yesterday at Al-Gharafa in Doha, Quatar.

After exploding for 24 points in a one-sided 80-65 victory over Jordan in Batang Gilas’ opening game, Tongco had another 24-point performance yesterday but it wasn’t enough to lead his team to victory.

Bendley leads Cobras

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:13 p.m.

AMERICAN Bendley Valdor had another break out game to lead the Southwestern University Cobras to a clinical victory over the sliding University of Cebu Webmasters, 75-36 at the final day of the first round of elimination phase of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) collegiate basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

Rajah Humabon beats Bohol in architects’ caging

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:12 p.m.

GLICERIO Villacorta fired 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Rajah Humabon Chapter to a clinical 91-73 win over Bohol Chapter in the second meeting between the rival architects basketball squads held at the Don Bosco Technical Center Gym last Saturday.

After a hotly contested first quarter, the Cebuano architects romped a 30-16 blast in the second period to build a 54-38 lead, and never looked back to score a repeat of their first encounter held in Tagbilaran City in September last year.

PH in rousing start

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:39 p.m.

THE Philippines kicked off its campaign in the 23rd Fiba Asia U18 championship in style, routing Jordan, 85-60, in Group A.

The Philippines, which is already assured of a spot in the second round because there are only three teams in Group C, will take on South Korea next.

Warriors avoid disaster, hold off UC for 4th win

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos nearly lost a 30-point lead but held on to beat the University of Cebu Webmasters, 74-65, to strengthen their hold of second place in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) basketball tournament in the Cebu Coliseum last Tuesday.

Today, the Warriors will gun for their fourth win against the University of San Jose-Recoletos, while league-leader Southwestern University will try to keep an unbeaten record against UC.

SEI eyes more funds for Ironman Village

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

AFTER foreign triathletes like Brent McMahon and Caroline Steffen helped raise P3 million to build 20 houses in the Ironman GK Village in Bantayan, it’s now the turn of Filipino triathletes to help.

Sunrise Events Inc. (SEI), which organized the outreach project, will continue the charitable activity, this time tapping Pinoy triathletes William Veto, Gadric Chusenfu, and Joseph Palisoc. The three will join the 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on Oct.10. Veto qualified for the race, while Chusenfu and Palisoc both earned slots from the Kona Lottery.

Omega fighters in Pacquiao event

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

UNBEATEN Omega Boxing Gym stalwarts Jack Tepora and Christian Araneta showcase their talents this weekend in Davao City.

The 19-year-old Jack faces Michael Escobia, while Araneta takes on undefeated Melmark Dignos this Saturday night in the undercard of MP Promotions’ Tibay ng Pinoy 4, at the Almendras Gym.

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