Pages: 8080 Triathlon in San Remigio

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:34 p.m.

ABBY Ponce wrote in her Facebook page yesterday: “What better way to cap off my initial year as a triathlete than do it the 8080 way? San Rem 8080 was way better than the Bogo edition with closed roads, a very challenging tough swim course (all of us underestimated this—it was not shallow at all and was bawd and my Garmin measured it at 2.35K!!) not to mention that killer 65K bike route. In the end, it was my background as a runner that saved the day for me.

Mendoza: Hopkins lost but unbowed and unbroken

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

SO, what happened?

Bernard Hopkins survived Sergey Kovalev on Sunday.

UV bags 4 crowns in Alaska D-League

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

THE University of the Visayas (UV) proved that it is dominant not only in the collegiate level but also in the grassroots after snagging two crowns in Division 1 and Division 2 of the Alaska Basketball D-League 2014 at the Magis Eagles Arena over the weekend.

UV won the Under-15 and Under-10 titles in Division 1, and the Under-17 and Under-12 crowns of Division 2.

Dragons defend turf

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:31 p.m.

THE Cebu Dragons will once again defend their lair in the 7th Cebu 10s International Rugby Festival this Saturday at the Cebu International School (CIS) pitch.

The Dragons finished third place in last year’s edition and they hope for a better finish by winning it all this year.

Rivals University of Cebu, University of San Carlos dominate second day of Cebu City Olympics

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:09 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos and the University of Cebu continued its dominance in the Cebu City Olympics after the second day of competitions at the Cebu City Sports Center.

USC has the lead in the unofficial medal tally with a 41-21-32 haul, while the University of Cebu is second at 33-15-11.

Banilad keeps City Olympics tennis title

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:08 p.m.

THE Banilad Elementary School girl’s team of NDS6 composed of rookie tennis players was able to retain the school’s dominance in the tournament after winning the girls singles and doubles of the 24th Cebu City Olympics tennis tournament at the Baseline Tennis Center.

Limpag: The legends as national team coaches?

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:07 p.m.

ROBERT Jaworksi is the guy you either love or you love to hate, depending on which team you support.

But now, the legend, it seems, is the leading figure in the search to replace Coach Chot Reyes as head coach of Gilas Pilipinas, and even the guys who love to hate him during his career are excited over the prospect.

Five tips for your long runs

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:06 p.m.

ALMOST anyone who’s training for a marathon or half-marathon knows that the long run is at the cornerstone of any program. It’s what gets you to the finish line, and that’s why you need to have one long run weekly. The long run teaches your body to both mentally and physically tackle the challenges of completing the entire race.

Physically, the body must learn to maximize fat burning and limit using the glycogen fuel stores in the muscles, as well as improve leg strength and develop fatigue resistance.

Heading out to enemy soil

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:04 p.m.

JOHNRIEL Casimero personifies the term ‘road warrior’ as he once again sees action on enemy soil.

Casimero will be facing Mexican Armando Santos in a 12-round International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight title eliminator on Dec. 13 in Hidalgo, Mexico.

Convergys takes Game 1 in E-Leagues

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:03 p.m.

CONVERGYS 2 Blue Devils used a wicked fourth quarter blitz to score a come-from-behind 62-60 win over Conference 1 champions Teleperformance Vipers in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals series of the 2014 CSC-C E-Leagues Season X, held at the City Sports Club Cebu gym last Saturday.

Trailing all the way until the final five minutes of the game, the Blue Devils leaned on the sheer talents of Clifford Amarado, Sherwin Resilla and Joselito Aranda to turn the table around and win the series opening game.

UV’s Abad powers Abrenica

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:02 p.m.

OUTGOING University of the Visayas Green Lancers point guard John Abad scattered 33 points to lead Abrenica Engineering to a clinical 112-79 victory over Aspa Scaffoldings and Frameworks for their second victory in the 2014 Mayor Nice Apura Cup Open Basketball Tournament in the Carcar City gym last Saturday.

After dealing Cebuana Lhuillier-Cebu Crusaders with a 103-81 bashing, Abrenica became unstoppable as Abad, with Cameroonian center Steve Cedric Akomo, who had 22 points, took turns clobbering Aspa.

ANS claims 3rd win in City Olympics volley

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:58 p.m.

THE Abellana National School (ANS) boys volleyball team pummeled the Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School (DVRMNHS), 25-17, 25-7, to log their third straight win in bracket D of the 24th Cebu City Olympics at the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) yesterday.

ANS is composed of new recruits, who were discovered during intramurals and inter-barangay competitions.

Back on their feet

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:47 p.m.

THE municipality of San Remegio decided to commemorate super typhoon Yolanda hitting their town by sending a strong message that they are back on their feet in hosting the 8080 San Remegio Triathlon at the San Remegio Cultural Center.

King of the Pool

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:04 p.m.

MICHAEL Ichiro Kong yet again showed his dominant prowess in the pool as he broke two records in the boys’ secondary swimming competition in the 24th Cebu City Olympics at the Cebu City Sports Center yesterday.

USC-BED scores easy win in volleyball

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:03 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos-Basic Education Department (USC-BED) boys and girls volleyball team started strong and routed their foes at the start of the 24th Cebu City Olympics.

Bright Academy’s Alferez routs Ybañez

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 09:02 p.m.

Zethley Mae “Anday” Alferez of Bright Academy blanked Sacred Heart School-Hijas’ Cybil Rose Ybañez, 8-0 to advance in the second round in the secondary girls singles of the 24th Cebu City Olympics at the Baseline Tennis Center.

“Last year I played in the doubles but lost in the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association and didn’t make it in the Palaro Pambansa,” said Alferez, who is playing in the singles competition for the first time.

Bullos’s ONE FC debut ends in just 26 seconds

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 08:59 p.m.

CEBUANO MMA star Cary Bullos had a rude awakening in his international MMA debut after a quick submission defeat to American Major Overall last Friday night in the undercard of ONE FC –“Battle of Lions” in Singapore.

Overall immediately dropped Bullos to the canvas with a head kick. He then transitioned to a rear-naked choke, forcing Bullos to tap out in just 26 seconds of the first round.

Mon thanks Yayoy, but says no to coaching stint

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 08:59 p.m.

PHILIPPINE basketball legend Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez is grateful for coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba’s gesture to include him on his list of recommended hopefuls for a head coaching job for the non-PBA national team.

However, the four-time PBA MVP and the all-time leader in points scored and rebounds, turned down the recommendation of Alcoseba as he already gave up coaching a long-time ago.

One expert on Formula One

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 08:58 p.m.

JUSTIN Alfafara is a lifelong F1 fanatic. “My life and work schedule revolve around the F1 weekend calendar,” he told me. “I’ve probably missed watching only nine races the past 10 years.”

Last Septemter and together with friends Francesca Arambulo, Anton Villacin, Jude Flores, Chomeng Marquez, Jenina Jordana Marquez, Clyde Cogal, Casey Siao and John Ngo, he flew to watch his third straight Singapore GP. Here’s Justin’s expert commentary:

Scenarios for Hopkins vs. Kovalev

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 08:57 p.m.

THE scene is set for one of the most compelling scenarios in boxing- the old, wizened warrior taking on the proud ,young lion. Bernard Hopkins (55-6, 32KOs) has heard it all before. Born in 1965 and a champion of different eras, he has time and again, silenced the doubters and proved that he has the exclusive patent to the fountain of youth.

Turning 50 in two months, he isn’t supposed to be fighting a murderous puncher like Sergey Kovalev (25-0, 23KOs). Heck, he is not supposed to be fighting at all, period.

Will Hopkins kick Kovalev out of the way?

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

IT is not a question of what will happen in the fight between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev on Sunday (Nov. 9, PHL time). Rather, why does Hopkins continue to fight?

It is not that Hopkins will pick up a nice payday again, which he did each time he fought during the last two decades or so, including spectacular wins over legends like Felix Trinidad and, yes, Oscar De La Hoya.

Mon in PH team?

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:13 p.m.

A CEBUANO laden-lineup in the Philippine men’s national team with a Cebuano for a coach?

Limpag: Palaro in Cebu in 2016? Quit dreaming

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:12 p.m.

SORRY to burst your bubble, but I don’t think it’s a good idea for Cebu City to host the 2016 Palarong Pambansa.

A few weeks ago, I would have agreed that the hosting would be the best thing to happen to the Cebu City sports landscape since, well, the 1994 Palarong Pambansa but not anymore.

Mendoza: Anytime, Jawo is best man to replace Reyes

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:11 p.m.

I LIKE the idea. Robert Jaworski would be a good choice anytime as the next coach of the Philippine basketball team set to target next year in China a ticket to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

His name was immediately floated for the coveted post after he got an ambush interview by my colleagues on Wednesday during the “All-In” charity basketball event presided over by NBA legend Allen Iverson at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

PhilHealth holds benefit run for children with CHD

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

FOR its 20th anniversary, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will stage its second nationwide simultaneous run across 13 regions the country—the PhilHealth: Ready, TseKap, Go, on Feb 15.

The Cebu City leg, which will start on Sumilon Road, will have the Gift of Life—Rotary Club of Cebu as its beneficiary and all of the proceeds will be used to help children suffering from congenital heart disease.

Lapu to host stand-up paddle race

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:09 p.m.

BRADLEY Ross Rayner and John Rex “Dandoy” Tongco will lead more than 40 paddlers in the first Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Sprint Race on Nov. 15 at the Kasamahan Shore in Lapu-Lapu City.

Rayner is the first Filipino paddler who did a non-stop 77-kilometer stand-up paddle from Tagbilaran to the South Reclamation Properties (SRP) in Cebu, while Tongco is a member of the Grupo Nopo, which has won several international long board competitions.

Athletes take centerstage

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:08 p.m.

THE URN was lit, the colorful playground demos were performed and now, the athletes are all set as the hostilities of the 24th Cebu City Olympics start today in different venues.

The event was ushered in by a colorful opening ceremony yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center—which was highlighted not only by the parade of athletes but also by the colorful playground demonstration and the Mr. and Ms. Cebu City Olympics.

Abella Memorial Scrabble tournament opens today

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:07 p.m.

AS a way to pay tribute to its founder, the Cebu Scrabble Association (CSA) will hold the 1st Roger Abella Memorial Open Scrabble Tournament today in Robinson’s Commercial Complex in Fuente Osmeña.

Abella, a chess National Master who brought the popularity of competitive scrabble in the city, was CSA’s first president and was an active organizer before he died in April last year.

270 triathletes join San Remegio 8080

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:06 p.m.

MORE than 270 athletes will be gearing up for the 8080 San Remigio Triathlon today in San Remigio Cultural Center.

Some 70 triathletes are set to compete in the 8080 full distance event that will cover a 1.8-kilometer swim, 65K bike, and 14K run.

Palma: Vidal ‘is recovering’

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 09:13 p.m.

AFTER two weeks, Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal may soon be released from hospitalization.

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma told reporters yesterday that the 83-year-old retired prelate has been transferred to an ordinary hospital room after more than three weeks of confinement in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Perpetual Succour Hospital (PSH).

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