Pantino stays on track

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:26 a.m.

CEBU's Arthur Craig “Iggy” Pantino lived up to his lofty billing and defeated Mohamad Izrad Shazurin Sulaini of Malaysia, 6-3, 6-2, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Indonesia ATF Under 14 Series today at the Herta Sekar Pandansari, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Pantino, 13, of the University of San Carlos Basic Education Department (USC-BED), is the top-seeded player in this division. He advanced to the second round via bye.

Payao dethrones WBC champ, ready for big fights

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:03 a.m.

YOUNG Cebuano prospect Jhaleel Payao is relatively unknown in mainstream boxing. But he made a huge statement that he is ready for bigger fights after dethroning World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth super flyweight titleholder Rene Dacquel the other night.

The 21-year-old Payao kept his unbeaten slate clean and became the new WBC Youth champion with a unanimous verdict against Dacquel at the Olivarez Sports Complex in Paranaque City.

Servania’s title hopes dashed

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:01 a.m.

GENESIS Servania’s title hopes will just have to wait for now.

Servania’s interim World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight fight on Jan. 31 in his hometown Bacolod City won’t push through. Instead, he will be fighting a regional title fight in Davao City in February.

Triathletes take control

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

AALIYAH Mataragnon and Yuan Chiongbian lifted the Cebu City Niños in the second day of competitions of the 2014 Batang Pinoy National Finals after contributing the most gold medals yesterday in Bacolod City.

Aniñon wins BTA Bowler of the Year title

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:27 p.m.

ED Aniñon grabbed the Bowling Tenpin Association (BTA)-Prima Bowler of the Year 2014 title after toppong Monday night’s tournament at the Gaisano Bowlingplex.

Aniñon scored a total of 1,721 pinfalls in a series of eight games and won by 56 points over Aui Padawan with 1,665 to capture this year’s title.

Pages: The Hometown King leads the Cavs

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:23 p.m.

THE Cleveland Cavaliers lost their very first game this ’14 season. Then, after winning the next one against Chicago, they proceeded to lose the next two. Four wins after that and with a commanding 5-3 scorecard, NBA fans worldwide proclaimed the Cavs as legitimate title contenders.

Cancer survivors get free swim clinic

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:16 p.m.

AT FIRST glance, they seemed to be like typical children in the pool – happily swimming without any sign of the pain that they have gone through for years. After going through a series of complex medications, these children are worthy to be called warriors in life. They are cancer survivors.

Today, these children have completed their chemotherapy and are put on observation for the next five years. And the first order of business: giving them back the childhood they missed during medication.

Servania’s title hopes dashed

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:14 p.m.

CEBU's Arthur Craig “Iggy” Pantino lived up to his lofty billing and defeated Mohamad Izrad Shazurin Sulaini of Malaysia, 6-3, 6-2, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Indonesia ATF Under 14 Series today at the Herta Sekar Pandansari, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Pantino, 13, of the University of San Carlos Basic Education Department (USC-BED), is the top-seeded player in this division. He advanced to the second round via bye.

Yuan wins first gold

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:08 a.m.

CEBUANO junior triathlete Yuan Chiongbian handed the Cebu City Niños their first gold medal in the Batang Pinoy National Finals after stamping his class in the triathlon competition yesterday in Bacolod City.

Milo Marathon announces new date for nat’l. finals

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:07 a.m.

CEBU’s running pride Mary Joy Tabal decided to resume her training in Manila until race day instead of coming home to Cebu. The decision was made after the organizers of the 38th National Milo Marathon Finals posted a tentative date for the race.

The national final was scheduled last Dec. 7 but was postponed due to Typhoon Ruby.

Maximo to defend BP title

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:06 a.m.

CEBUANA cyclist Ana Patricia “Ica” Maximo is all set to defend the road bike title of the Batang Pinoy National Finals today in Bacolod City.

Maximo also looks to improve her silver finish last year in the mountain bike event. She is also set to compete in Individual Time Trial.

Quijano: All hail Ruthless Robbie Lawler

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:04 a.m.

LIKE most Pinoy MMA fans, I always thought that the first fighter with Filipino genomes to win a UFC world title belt would be either Brandon Vera or Mark Munoz.

However, Vera didn’t find the success he was hoping for in the UFC while Munoz’s career fizzled out.

Naga to host Palawan tennis Series 66

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:03 a.m.

SEVERAL junior netters will be trooping to the City of Naga, Cebu for the Palawan Pawnshop Regional Age Group Series 66 starting Dec. 18.

This is Naga’s first time to host Philippine Tennis Association (Philta)-sanctioned event, which will be held in three tennis courts within the city—the Apo Cement courts, Salcon courts and the Naga Centro tennis courts.

Lakers should trade Kobe

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:02 a.m.

THE Los Angeles Lakers has been on a tear lately starting the season with a 4-13 win-loss record despite the theatrics of Kobe Bryant.

The 18-year veteran is currently leading the league in scoring with a whopping 26.6 points average. In addition, the Black Mamba also tops the NBA in most shot attempts per game averaging 23 shots a night.

IM Yap loses, puts campaign in jeopardy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:00 a.m.

INTERNATIONAL Master Kim Steven Yap’ campagin for the elusive GM norm suffered another setback when he lost his Round 4 match to his friend and GM John Paul Gomez in the Philippine International Chess Challenge 2014 held at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City.

After four rounds, Yap stayed briefly at 2.0 points making his next six matches all-important: one slip would erase all hopes to net the elusive GM norm.

A few pounds, then go

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:59 p.m.

WITH just a couple of pounds left to shave off, former world champion Johnriel Casimero is good to go for his title eliminator bout in Mexico this weekend.

“Team Casimero arrived in Los Angeles Sunday night and after an overnight rest, he continued his light workout today to shed the remaining excess of his weight before flying to Mexico City on Wednesday (Thursday RP time),” SGG Promotions head and Casimero’s promoter Sammy Gello-ani told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

PBA MVP Miller shines in Mis. Or. game

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:50 p.m.

PHILIPPINE Basketball Association (PBA) 2-time MVP awardee Willie Miller took charge in the final quarter to help the Natumolan Eagles beat Team BongSal, 91-89, for its fourth straight Taguloan Mayor Paulino Yap Emano Basketball Cup 2014 held Monday night in Taguloan, Misamis Oriental.

500 special athletes join Regional Leg

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

MORE than 500 special athletes from the Visayas regions have geared up for the 2014 Special Olympics Regional Leg, which blasted off yesterday at the Sacred Heart School- Ateneo de Cebu in Mandaue City.

The two-day sporting meet for children and adults with intellectual disabilities features events in athletics, swimming, bocce, and the unified five-a-side football.

Pacquiao napilde

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 09:51 p.m.

NASUBHAN og kulbahinam nga kapildihan si Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao batok kang American John Plunkett, 8-9, niadtong Lunes sa pagsugod sa Philippine Open 10-Ball Championship sa Gene­ral Santos City. Ang fighting congressman sa Sarangani Province, kinsa mahili­gon sab sa duwang billiard, nag-ung-ong na unta sa kadaugan dihang nakaposte kini’g 8-7 nga labaw sa race-to-9 nga panagsangka.

Apan nakamugna og pipila ka mga sipyat si Pacquiao hinungdan nga nakagukod si Plunkett paingon sa kadaugan.

Pages: CCM, CCT, TDC and IPTL

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:52 a.m.

THE slots for the Cebu City Marathon (CCM) are filled-up. A total of 1,300 registered for the 42K and 1,400 for the 21K. With the 10K, good news for those interested to join. While the registration has officially closed, there is still an option to join the 10K. During the Race Expo at the Active Zone of Ayala Center Cebu (from Jan. 7 to 9), a booth will be ready to receive onsite registrants. The only thing is, the usual freebies (singlets and finishers’ shirts) will no longer be available. The onsite registrants will be given race numbers (with timing chips) only but these will be

Mendoza: ALA plan for Pinoy Pride in Macau perfect

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:47 a.m.

I LIKE the plan mainly for its innovative and continuing global thrust. I wish it would materialize as its impact could echo all across the universe once more.

I refer to the next Pinoy Pride being envisioned by my buddies, the great and glorious father-and-son tandem of Tony and Mike Aldeguer, who are chiefly the heart and soul of ALA Promotions.

Last-minute entry wins Cetba title

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:44 a.m.

JERRY Davis got the surprise of his life after grabbing the Cebu Tenpin Bowling Association (Cetba) Bowler of the Year title at the SM City Cebu Bowling Center.

Davis, 56, was among those on the reserve list after the top 28 was filled up. But when three players—David Schmitz, Vivian Padawan and Geff Buyco—failed to join the tournament, Davis and two others got the spots.

IM Yap recovers

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:42 a.m.

CEBU’S chess grandmaster hopeful IM Kim Steven Yap is slowly making his way up the ladder as he scored his second win in three games in the 2014 Philippine International Chess Championship in Quezon City.

Yap defeated fellow Filipino IM Ronald Bancod in 35 moves of the Philidor’s Defence.

Double the fun

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:30 a.m.

BOGO’s Jan Godfrey “Noynoy” Seno and Naga’s Zethley Mae “Anday” Alferez won two titles in the Boys and Girls 16-Under and 18-Under divisions of the Cebuana Lhuillier-Dunlop Sport Age Group Tournament Leg 28 at the Citigreen Tennis Resorts.

Seno, 15, defeated Christopher “Topie” Encarnacion, 6-2, 7-5, for the 16-Under title in the morning and then defeated him in the afternoon, 6-3, 6-0 for the Boys 18-Under crown.

Talisay City futsal team gets help for Batang Pinoy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:29 a.m.

FINALLY, the Talisay City girls futsal team got the attention and support they deserve for the Batang Pinoy 2014 National Championships in Bacolod City this week.

Unlike in the Visayas leg, where they traveled to Aklan with limited funds, the Talisay City girls futsal team’s monetary woes have been solved for now after getting the support of donor Francisco Dizon and the Talisay City Government.

1,067 goals

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:43 a.m.

THEY started at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and didn’t stop until 7 p.m. on Saturday.

And after 101 hours of football—a new world record—Heart Beat United won with a staggering score of 593-474 over the Heart Warriors.

Limpag: After record, what’s next for Mandaue?

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:41 a.m.

THEY DID it! They broke the record and played for 101 hours straight.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the attempt, not just the players but everyone who was there since Day 1 and to those who provided the much needed support.

How to teach yourself to run ‘comfortably hard’

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:40 a.m.

Amale Jopson Running 101

THE first time I heard about tempo runs or running at a comfortably hard pace, I didn’t quite get it. What in the world does “comfortably hard” mean and why can’t I just run it like I’m racing? Also, what exactly is your lactate threshold anyway and why do we want to push this back as far as we can?

IM Yap loses opening match but recovers in round 2

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:39 a.m.

AN EARLY setback greeted IM Kim Steven Yap’s quest for the elusive grand master norm in the Philippine International Chess Championships held at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City.

Yap allowed a costly blunder in the middle game and lost no.34 Sheider Nebato in the opening round last Saturday.

No rest for the champs

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:38 a.m.

THE 38th Milo Marathon was postponed due to Typhoon Ruby but this is not a time to rest for Cebu’s top bets Mary Joy Tabal, reigning women’s champion, and Cebu leg men’s winner Noel Tillor as right away they went to work to stay in shape as soon as the organizers announced a new race date.

In fact, despite the typhoon signal hoisted over Metro Manila, Tabal decided to run yesterday to explore the race route.

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