Fernandez denies PBA coaching stint

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

PHILIPPINE basketball legend Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez denied a report saying he received offers from Blackwater Sports team owner Dioseldo Sy to become a part of the team when it debuts in the PBA in November.

Fernandez, who attended the Pagpupugay sa 100 Years of Philippine Sports’ gala night last Thursday at the Resorts World Manila, exchanged pleasantries with Sy where they were kidding about a comeback.

20 Cebuano riders to join Dinagat race

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 11:43 p.m.

MORE than 20 top Cebuano riders will leave for Dinagat Island in Surigao for the 1st Dinagat Island Motocross Challenge, which is the 4th leg of the 2014 MS Motosuit Motocross Series on June 18.

Donaire, Nietes to fight in same card in US?

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 08:39 p.m.

THERE is a possibility that two boxing stars from the Philippines will co-headline an event in the US.

No, it’s not Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr., rather Nonito Donaire Jr. and the second longest-reigning Filipino world champion, Donnie Nietes.

Limpag: Yes Simon, chess is a sport

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 08:38 p.m.

ONE of my major frustrations in life is failing to learn chess. That wonderful game where brains—and brawn in the higher levels—are needed.

Mendoza: SA teamwork pushes Miami to the brink

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 08:37 p.m.

SAN Antonio won Game 1 at 110-95, Game 3 at 111-92, and Game 4 at 107-86. What do the scores tell us?

They tell us they produced three runaway victories.

Knights surprise ASI in debut

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 08:36 p.m.

NEW team Xerox Knights scored a come-from-behind 57-56 win over ASI Hardbacks in their debut in the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season 10 at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Xerox’s win was made possible by the Earvin Ferraren, a former member of the University of Southern Philippines Foundaiton (USPF) Panthers. He scored 28 points, including eight rebounds and five assists to help the Knights overcome the first game jitters.

Phil. Superliga to bring pro Cebuanos to town

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 08:36 p.m.

THE Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference will be coming to Cebu on July 5 at the Mandaue Sports and Cultural Complex in Mandaue City.

The tournament was originally planned on June 28 but was moved to July 5 by the organizers, said Southwestern University (SWU) head coach Jordan Paca, the local point person for PSL.

Cebu jrs. chess tourney starts today

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 08:33 p.m.

THE Cebu School of Chess (CSC) announced the holding of the first qualifying tournament of the Cebu Juniors tournament, which will start today at the School of Chess on P. del Rosario St.

Tournament organizer and CSC managing director Kim Steven Yap announced that the tournament is open to players 21 years old and below, who will vie for the Grand Finals at the end of the year.

USPF, CEC to skip Cesafi season

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:53 p.m.

AFTER languishing at the bottom for four straight seasons, the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers decided to take a leave of absence for the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Season that will start on Aug. 2.

Although, nothing is formal yet, Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr. told Sun.Star Cebu that the top officials of the school have informed them of their plans.

Pestaño: Wesley So seeks US citizenship

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:52 p.m.

THE big news this week is the decision of “national treasure” Wesley So to settle permanently in the USA.

Wesley wrote National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) president Prospero Pichay Jr. last year to allow him to switch federation.

Villaflor: Playing chess in the Brazil World Cup

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:50 p.m.

I NEARLY fell off the chair when I read a link posted by Sun.Star Cebu Sports editor Mike Limpag on Facebook. It was an online report about Azkals midfielder Simon Greatwich’s tweet that dissed the game of chess.

PHL team beats host Vietnam, takes lead

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:48 p.m.

THE Philippines took the leadership in Group A of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-14 Girls Regional Championship after beating host and erstwhile group leader Vietnam the other night at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

The Philippines walked away with the slight 1-0 victory after Lindsay Whaley hit the lone goal in the 28th minute of regulation.

Challenge awaits

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:46 p.m.

YESTERDAY, a Malaysian rider fractured her collarbone while practicing at the mountains of Danao City—the venue for this weekend’s Asean Mountainbike Cup which kicks off tomorrow until Sunday.

Another rider from Ormoc, a masters category paricipant also injured himself practicing at the course.

Sevillano scores gold

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.

RHENZI Kyle Sevillano won the gold medal in the Rapid Chess for U16 competition of the 2014 Association of Southeast Asian Nation (Asean)+ Age Group Chess Championship held in Macau.

The 15-year-old high school senior of the University of San Carlos-Basic Education Department (USC-BED) scored a total of 5.5 points as he tied with compatriot Brylle Gever Vinluan for the top spot.

Saludar faces Ex-Olympian for crack against IBF champion

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:42 p.m.

FROILAN Saludar will have a chance to earn a title shot and will take on former Olympian McWilliams Arroyo on June 19 in an IBF super flyweight eliminator bout at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Engineer tries luck in MMA

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

Nheru Veraflor USJ-R Mass Comm Intern

FROM watching fights on TV, amateur fighters will now get to experience the real deal with the first MMA tournament for amateurs in Cebu this August.

Limpag: Manny : coach of all trades, master of one

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

NO ONE should stop you from pursuing a dream, right? Especially in sports. Just check the number of feel-good movies about thirty-somethings who face all sorts of odds just to pursue a dream.

That’s why some of those who back his move say there’s nothing wrong with Manny Pacquiao pursuing his basketball dreams. It’s his right, of course.

Cebuanas at the helm

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:40 p.m.

THE Cebuanas immediately made an impact for the Philippines in the opening day of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-14 Regional Championship last Tuesday, spearheading the offense of a dominant 6-0 victory over Singapore at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Forward Itsuko Bacatan and midfielder Arantxa Mari Trebol combined for three of the Philippines’ six goals in the match.

Cousins Arche, Lopez dominate Tabuelan 111 triathlon

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

TALENT runs in the blood; it is sometimes inevitable, particularly in sports.

Cousins Ralph Arche of Team Parklane and Omega Pro’s Lorhiz Echavez-Lopez reigned supreme in the men’s and women’s full distance category of Tabuelan 111 Triathlon last Sunday at Maravilla Beach Resort.

Tabal looks to dominate Kapamilya Run again

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

CEBU's running queen Mary Joy Tabal looks to continue her winning ways as she tries to capture another title in the DYAB Kapamilya Run slated on June 15 at the Ayala Terraces in Cebu City.

Tabal topped the special 25-kilometer division last year, which was added to commemorate ABS-CBN's 25th anniversary. She clocked 1 hour 45 minutes and 52 seconds, and recorded as the lone female runner to have finished in under two hours.

4 Cebuanos to join Singapore climbfest

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:36 p.m.

FOUR Cebuanos will be joining the Nus-Black Diamond Boulderactive 2014 on July 3-6 at the Funan Digital Life Mall Main Atrium in Singapore.

John Joseph “JJ” and Joshua Suson, John Mark Corpus and Yan Endico will be joining the novice category of the invitational bouldering competition participated by several foreign and local sports climbers.

4 Cebuanos to join Singapore climbfest

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:24 p.m.

FOUR Cebuanos will be joining the Nus-Black Diamond Boulderactive 2014 on July 3-6 at the Funan Digital Life Mall Main Atrium in Singapore.

John Joseph “JJ” and Joshua Suson, John Mark Corpus and Yan Endico will be joining the novice category of the invitational bouldering competition participated by several foreign and local sports climbers.

Sevillano salvages silver medal in Macau

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:45 p.m.

RHENZI Kyle Sevillano salvaged a silver medal in the 2014 Asean+ Age Group Chess Championship Standard tournament in Macau, which wrapped up yesterday.

The 15-year-old high school senior of the University of San Carlos-Basic Education Department (USC-BED) finished half a point behind eventual gold medal winner Minh Tu Le of Vietnam with 6.5 points in the Open U16 competition.

TCC taekwondo prepares for nat’l tourney

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

TEAM Cebu City is gearing up for the biggest taekwondo tournament in the Philippines next month in Manila.

“We are in the thick of preparations for the National Championship in both poomsae and sparring. We will be sending a big delegation numbering around 50,” Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) Region 7 chairman Tony del Prado told Sun.Star Cebu.

Sonsona needs work: Gello-ani

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

DESPITE the win, Sammy Gello-ani believes that Marvin Sonsona needs a bit of tweaking before moving on to challenge for another world championship.

“Sonsona's performance was unsatisfactory, knowing he can do more than that. The early rounds were impressive but in the latter rounds he faded. I admit that he needed more conditioning and extensive training for him to prepare for more important and competitive fights,” SGG Promotions head Gello-ani, who promotes and manages Sonsona, told Sun.Star Cebu.

Quijano: Legless Martinez no match for Cotto

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.

THEY say that the devil is in the details. In Sergio Martinez’ case, almost everyone who predicted he would win against Miguel Cotto, (this Last Rounder included) completely overlooked the devilish little detail that he had surgery on his right knee after each of his last two fights.

For a fighter who does almost all of his work with his feet, that was a death sentence.

1,000 kids join DTCC summer program

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

DANCESPORTS Team Cebu City’s pool of talent has became wider with the discovery of more than 1,000 enthusiasts coming from its Summer Grassroots Develoment Training Program.

Last Saturday, DTCC had its culmination activity at the Cebu City Sports Center Gym where the participants from the different barangays came to participate in the five-hour activity.

Tabuelan 111: The perfect triathlon race

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

Dr. Raymund Reel Bontol Contributor

I HAVE found the perfect triathlon race. It’s right here in Cebu.

5th Korean Golf up

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

THE 5th President Cup Golf Tournament of the Cebu Korean Association (CKA) will unfold this June 25 at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club.

It will be a one-day tournament that is open to AVGCC Korean and Filipino golf enthusiasts.

Nat’l cycling team eyes Danao train base again

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

PHILIPPINE national cycling team members are planning to base again in Danao City as they prepare for the 2015 Southeast Asian Games (SEAg) next year in Singapore.

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