Top guns in JRG Cup

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:35 p.m.

SEVERAL seeded players nationwide are expected to compete in the 19th JRG Gullas Cup this Aug. 21-24, 2014.

The tournament, considered the third junior running tennis tournament, was usually held every summer, but the organizing committee decided to hold it outside summer this year.

Run event promotes road safety

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:34 p.m.

TO continue the advocacy for road safety, Mapfre Insular will hold its third running event dubbed Run for Road Safety 2014 on Sept. 14 at Plaza Independencia.

The organizers are inviting runners and fitness enthusiasts to take part in this footrace. This is set to be their biggest footrace in three years with 4,000 participants expected.

KaRunsa for a cause

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

JUNIOR athletes of Danao City will have something to look forward to as they will be the beneficiaries of the run dubbed KaRunsa Danao City slated on Sept. 14 in Danao City.

The Danao City Sports Committee included the running event in the calendar of activities of the Karansa Festival.

Cebuanos gear up for AVC

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

TEAM Cebu City (TCC) men’s beach volleyball squad is already gearing up for the AVC Tours in October in Hong Kong.

It will be composed of two pairs, Jade Becaldo and Louijie “Tippy” Tipgos and the duo of Jonrey Sasing and Edmar Bonono. This was disclosed by Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) beach volleyball consultant Eric LeCain.

Batoto: small athlete with big dreams

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:16 p.m.

SHE has one pair of running shoes, which she does not use every day in training.

She would rather train barefoot so that her shoes will last long.

A lethal combination

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:15 p.m.

IT WASN'T exactly a match made in heaven- a Mixed Martial Arts fighter dating a porn star, but War Machine and Christy Mack certainly appeared larger than life with their flamboyant personalities and aberrant lifestyles. And this one does not conclude in a bizarre break-up like my good buddy John Pages’ article on pro golfer Rory McIlroy and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki yesterday.

It’s a different kind of break-one involving 18 broken bones, a broken nose, several missing teeth, a fractured rib and a swollen liver.

Suson brothers lead field in bouldering tourney

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:13 p.m.

THE Suson Siblings Jan Jospeph and Joshua will be leading the Cebuanos in the upcoming High Momentum Bouldering Competition on Oct. 25 at the Vertigo Climbing Center in Metrosports.

The competition, sponsored by Habagat, is a follow-up to the national sports climbing event dubbed the Lust For Line Rock Climbing Competition in Cantabaco, Toledo City days before.

Flyboarding sets up base in Hadsan Cove

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:11 p.m.

HAVE you ever wondered how it feels to fly like Iron Man?

A watersports company in Lapu-Lapu City is offering the newest sea adventure in Cebu: the flyboard.

Explosive fight

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:10 p.m.

THE inaugural event of Cebu Extreme Fight League (CEFL) promises to be an exhilarating show that will be highlighted by a main event that should bring the house down.

“I expect a knockout or a submission,” Yaw-Yan Ardigma CEO and founder Benigno “Ekin” Caniga said yesterday in the presser for this Saturday night’s amateur MMA show CEFL–“The Beginning” at the Cebu Coliseum.

Wildkittens surface from heartbreaks

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

THE Cebu Institute of Technology –University Wildkittens logged its first win of the season following two heartbreaking losses with an emphatic 90-75 victory over the Cebu Eastern College Dragons in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) High School Basketball tournament held at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

Justine Jules Langres played like a man possessed as he scored the game- high 31 points to snap a two-game losing skid of the Wildkittens.

Adlawan shimmers in 5th Leg

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:07 p.m.

CEBUANO ace rider Jon-Jon Adlawan made the quest for this year’s Rider of the Year more exciting after ruling the 5th Leg of the Man and Machine Racing Promotions Supercross Series 2014 last Sunday in the Adlawan Race Tracks in Lipata, Minglanilla.

Adlawan scored a double over his closest rival, Rhowell “Burnok” Mangusong IV of Davao City, after winning the Pro Lites and the Pro Open in the race that was held as part of the joint fiesta celebration of San Roque Parish Church in Lipata and the town’s Immacuate Heart of Mary Parish Church.

Duo set for break

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:00 p.m.

CEBU Schools Athletics Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) commissioner Felix Tuikinhoy is elated over the development in beach volleyball with the inclusion of this year’s secondary girls division in the upcoming tournament set early November this year.

Tuikinhoy said it’s a good development especially with immense popularity of the sport nowadays.

Lady Eagles sustain fightback, dim Suns

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:58 p.m.

ATENEO continued to buck the odds in its backdoor bid to gatecrash the Final Four of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Open Conference, overcoming an opening set setback to beat Cagayan Valley, 17-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-19, to stay in the hunt at The Arena in San Juan City late Sunday.

Alyssa Valdez slowed down a bit with a 24-point performance after norming 26 hits the last three games, but the rest of the Lady Eagles backed the league’s scoring leader with superb reception and defense that stymied a number of Cagayan hitters to pound out the victory in 1:45.

Gaisano dominates Avenir Cup

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:57 p.m.

GAISANO Capital continued its winning roll following a 77-59 win over Colours to take the solo lead in Division A of The Avenir Shaabaa Cup 2014 last Sunday at the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles Arena in Canduman-Mandaue Campus.

Sharing the limelight with Gaisano Capital was Insular Square Titans who scored its second win in as many games following a 69-53 decision over the erstwhile undefeated RDAK Stallions and defending champions Goldberry Iloilo Hotel piching its third win in fourth games following a 60-56 vioctory against the Cebu Landmasters.

Pages: After the split, he recommits

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:56 p.m.

THE two world number ones were scheduled to get married. One was the top-ranked female tennis player. She held that spot for 67 weeks. The other was No. 1 in golf. Imagine a tennis-golf wife-and-husband partnership for life, two of the best at their respective games, living a made-for-Hollywood romance?

The couple: Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy. The wedding: this Nov. 8 at the Rockefeller Centre.

Big movements in the Premier League

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:53 p.m.

THE English Premier League will kick off this weekend, with big clubs such as defending champions Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and the resurgent Manchester United promising thrilling matches all season long. The league has seen some big movements this summer transfer window, based on the league’s official website. Let’s check out key developments so far:

Mendoza: Make it official that ‘Rory Roar’ is now for real

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:52 p.m.

WILL you please describe Rory McIlroy’s victory yesterday in the PGA Championship?

Brilliant? Superb? A class act?

Jack to prove mettle

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:50 p.m.

Tepora to see action as MP’s undercard, advised to impress Pacman

UNBEATEN young fighter Jack Tepora goes for another impressive performance in an attempt to make an impression on Manny Pacquiao that could possibly earn him a slot in the Filipino boxing icon’s undercard.

Olivarez stakes berths for tourney

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:49 p.m.

THE Olivarez Open unfolding this Friday will not only be a showcase of the best talents in the Open, collegiate and interclub ranks, but will also serve as a qualifier for the WTA Future Stars tournament among the country’s leading and rising junior players.

Sneaky cobras gut Jaguars, 65-60, in final stretch

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:48 p.m.

THE Southwestern University Cobras needed a fourth-quarter burst to subdue the hard-fighting University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars with a 65-60 win in the main game of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last Sunday.

The Jaguars was leading all the way before the Cobras took the fourth period by storm and wrested the lead from USJ-R to pick its third straight win in as many starts.

Visayas to field ‘strongest team ever’ in Milo Little Olympics national finals

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:55 p.m.

AFTER playing for their schools in the Visayas leg of the Milo Little Olympics, the winners will now start preparing for a bigger target—winning the Milo Little Olympics National Finals in Marikina City on Oct. 24 to 26.

Visayas leg head Ricky Ballesteros is on a mission to give back-to-back champion National Capital Region (NCR) a run for their money and spoil NCR’s three-peat and perpetual trophy hopes. And he’s confident because he thinks this year’s delegation will be the strongest team ever.

Bacolod pair tops Cebu Dancesport Open

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:54 p.m.

GERALD Jamili and Cherry Clarice Parcon of Bacolod arrived without any expectation but danced their heart out to win the Open Latin Category of the Cebu Open DanceSport Championship 2014 and 7th DanceSport sa Sugbu at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel Grand Ballroom.

Jamili and Parcon beat Cebu’s top bets Wilbert Aunzo and Pearl Marie Caneda and Manila’s Juden Velasquez and Joana Nina Marciano.

Limpag: Cesafi shoots its foot for humanitarian reasons?

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:53 p.m.

A DAY before the new season could start, Cesafi got itself in a controversy with the entry of SWU’s Bendly Valdor as a replacement for Justin Aboude, who was discovered to have a heart ailment.

His entry came after the deadline, and that’s where the latest problem lie. Rival coaches contend Valdor shouldn’t be allowed to play as he didn’t go through the screening process and the replacement happened after the deadline.

CIT-U dumps University of Cebu in Cesafi

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:52 p.m.

HIGH-scoring forward Joshua dela Cerna of Cebu Institute of Technology-University dropped 29 points to lead the Wildcats to a 66-58 win over the University of Cebu Webmasters in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. last night.

Despite the anemic performance of Allan Dimco, the Wildcats managed to dominate the reeling Webmasters in the entire game to log their second win in three games. UC dropped to 1-2.

Gasca loses IBO title fight in Africa

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:51 p.m.

THAT ever elusive International Boxing Organization (IBO) super bantamweight crown has once again slipped past the grasp of Roli Gasca after losing to an overweight Thabo Sonjica yesterday at the Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa.

Sonjica used his huge size advantage over Gasca to carve out a unanimous decision win, 116-109, 116-109 and 117-109.

PHL wins bronze in Seoul Archery Fiesta

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:50 p.m.

MANILA--The Philippine junior archery team nipped powerhouse Mexico in a knockout duel to clinch the bronze medal in the second Seoul International Archery Festa in South Korea last week.

Led by Youth Olympic Games-bound Bianca Gotuaco, Palarong Pambansa champion Mary Queen Ybañez, Philippine National Games winner Crizabelle Merto and Kareel Hongitan, the Nationals toppled Singapore in the first round of the head-to-head duel then downed Taiwan to barge into the semifinal round.

Age of the Warriors

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:57 a.m.

LYZZA Salinas was one unlikely athlete to win a gold medal. It was even more unlikely that she would break a 14-year-old record of the Milo Little Olympics. But she did. And Salinas will be among the new faces who will carry the banner for Team Visayas as they seek to redeem dominance in the national finals in October.

“Seeing all these new talents, who have been breaking records gives us a sign of hope that we will finally beat the National Capital Region in the finals,” said Visayas leg head Ricky Ballesteros. Several records were reset and hearts were broken with several upsets this year.

Dominant Titans keep football crown

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:56 a.m.

THE Titans in Greek mythology are the gods who once ruled the earth. In the Milo Little Olympics, they are simply the football champions.

The PAREF Springdale Titans showed they are deserving of their moniker as they once again ruled secondary division football, blanking the spirited Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles, 2-0, for their second straight football title.

University of Cebu bags six gold medals in taekwondo

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:53 a.m.

THE University of Cebu (UC) showed up with the best squad in the taekwondo event and bagged six gold medals in the 2014 Milo Little Olympics-Visayas in Cebu City.

UC won five out of the six golds in girls division courtesy of Mayn Yengele Coran, Aila Marie Lepon, Veronica Garces, Andrae Lim, and Loralee Natividad. Warren Jan Rama chipped in the lone title from the boy’s category.

Fittest Fifty

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:53 a.m.

How do you define a “fit person?” Is a skinny man weighing 135 pounds who can run a 10K in 50 minutes fit? But what if he can’t bench press his body weight? How about, at the opposite end, a muscleman with biceps size 14” who can lift a Kia Pride but can’t finish a 15K run?

What is fitness? Sports Illustrated, the leading sports magazine, came up with a criteria of four: speed, strength, agility and endurance.

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