Pantino falls flat in Singapore

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 11:13 p.m.

CEBUANO Arthur Craig “Iggy” Pantino failed to advance in the third round after losing to a player from Japan, 6-1, 3-6, 4-6 in the Sarawak 10th Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) Asian 14U Series in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Pestaño: Poker lingo and trivia

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:16 a.m.

I HAVE been requested by some poker players to write about the game since it has been a long time since my last article. Poker and chess are dubbed “distant cousins.”

The figures are astonishing. It is estimated that there are more than 60 million poker players in the United States alone and more than 150 million worldwide. In fact, more people play poker than play golf, billiards, or tennis combined.

Erco eyes Smart Cup nat’l finals

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:15 a.m.

UNIVERSITY of Cebu (UC) Erco-Bro National just needs a draw today to advance to the national stage of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Smart Club Championship.

That was after UM-Tagum FC settled to a 1-1 draw with Real Marbel FC yesterday in Group D action at the Cebu City Sports Center.

‘Perfect for Pinoys’

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:14 a.m.

WORLD–class football from coaches of a world-class club will be imparted to grassroots players here in Cebu.

One of the most famous football clubs in the world, FC Barcelona (FCB)—or known simply as Barca--will hold a five-day football camp through its grassroots school FCB Escola this month for the first time here in Cebu.

Richer by a million

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:35 p.m.

DANIEL Patrick Caluag will receive today his P1-million cash incentive from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)at the athletes lounge inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

Caluag delivered Team Philippines’ first gold in the 17th Asian Games after winning the BMX race last Wednesday in at the Ganghwa track in Incheon, South Korea.

Baby Lancers collect 3rd win in semis round

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:33 p.m.

THE University of the Visayas Baby Lancers used a wicked open court game to beat the stubborn University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers 69-60 in the semifinal round of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) High School Basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

JC Escalona, UV’s top performer in open court game punished the napping defense of the Baby Panthers as he scored six straight fastbreak points that helped the Baby Lancers launch a 10-2 run that broke a 37-all deadlock.

Wipro beats ASI, makes semis

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

THE Wipro Tigers made sure their entry to the Conference Semifinals won’t be stalled again as they started the game strong and never looked back to score a one-sided 80-58 win in the rubber match game against ASI Hardbacks in the quarterfinal round of the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season X held at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Sunday.

Also advancing to the semis were the SSI Warriors who needed a third quarter spurt to beat Kyocera Frontiers 70-63 in the other playoffs do-or-die match.

LBC heeds order; City cancels closure plan

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 01:26 a.m.

THE management of LBC Express has complied with the security requirements on its branches set by the Cebu City Government and avoided getting a closure order from City Hall.

This, as the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) is set to serve today another “notice to institute security measures, explain and revoke business permit” to at least 79 branches of pawnshops, courier firms, money transfer and money changer shops.

Erco routs Marbel

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:30 a.m.

A SECOND-HALF surge sealed the victory for home team University of Cebu (UC) Erco-Bro Nationals in the opening of the group qualifiers of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Smart Club National Championship yesterday.

After a sloppy start, UC Erco beat visiting Real Marbel FC of South Cotabato, 3-0, in Group D action in the Cebu City Sports Center.

Pantino opens campaign in ATF

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:29 a.m.

CEBUANO Arthur Craig “Iggy” Pantino starts his bid today in the Sarawak 10th Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) Asian 14U Series in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Pantino is the country’s No. 1 in the boy’s 14-under and gets an automatic slot in the second round as he is also seeded first in the tournament.

Farenas faces Pedraza

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:28 a.m.

THE International Boxing Federation (IBF) super featherweight title eliminator between hard-hitting Filipino Michael Farenas and unbeaten Puerto Rican Jose Pedraza is on.

According to, the No. 2 rated Farenas will face No. 6 ranked Pedraza on Nov. 14 in Puerto Rico.

No import, no problems for UV

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:28 a.m.

THE University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers proved to be meaner without an import and got off to a good start, 67-6-1, in Game 1 of the best-of-3 series for third place against the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball tournament in the Cebu Coliseum last Tuesday.

PBA vows exciting season

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:27 a.m.

MANILA — The entry of three teams--NLEX Warriors, Blackwater Sports and Kia Motors--will highlight the 40th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) on Oct. 19 at the newly constructed Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

Limpag: Chino: lone voice in hoop swilderness?

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:26 a.m.

THAT play that led to the bizaare moment, when Marcus Douthit scored on Kazakhstan’s basket to try to force overtime has got to be one of the our lowest moments in international basketball history. Worse even than that brawl between the 1998 Centennial team and a US NCAA Division 2 school that made it to CNN Play of the Day.

Gold medal, finally

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:24 a.m.

MANILA — Finally, the long wait is over. Daniel Patrick Caluag delivered the Philippines’ first gold medal in the 17th Asian Games after ruling the BMX event yesterday at the Ganghwa Asiad track in Incheon, South Korea.

Ironman 70.3 slots gone in 40 minutes

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:23 a.m.

TO SAY that triathlon’s popularity has risen since the first Ironman 70.3 in the country last 2009 is an understatement. In just 40 minutes yesterday, all the 2,500 slots were sold out for next year’s Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu.

Sunrise Events Inc. (SEI), the company behind Ironman 70.3 Philippines, opened its registration at 8 a.m. yesterday for all its triathlon events for 2015 and in less than an hour, the Cebu race was filled-out—eclipsing last year’s time, which took four hours before all slots were sold out.

Skateboard tourney set on Sat.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:22 a.m.

SKATEBOARDERS and photo enthusiasts will converge in one place as the King of the Rink 5—Skateboarding Competition & Photography Contest kicks off on Oct. 4 at the Naga City Badminton Court.

The two-day event is presented by Naga Skateboarding and Naga City in cooperation with the Chillers Skate Co. A bazaar free skate will be staged on the first day, while the main competition will take place on Oct. 5.

Danao to host ultrarun speed race

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:21 a.m.

HARDCORE ultramarathoners will be treated to a fast course 50-kilometer race in the first Speed 50 Ultramarathon slated on Oct. 25 to 26 in Danao City.

The event has the lone 50K category, which emphasizes speed in the ultramarathon.

Non-stop kicking

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:32 p.m.

A GROUP of footballers will attempt to do the unthinkable, play 101 hours of football to raise funds for children suffering from congenital heart defect (CHD).

The Lexmark Football Club along with players from other BPO football clubs like Convergys, Accenture, IBM, SSI, Aegis and also volunteers will try to set a Guinness World Record for the longest football match in a charity event called Kick for Life on Nov. 26 to 30 at the Family Park.

Araneta-less UC to face Fasco today

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

A HUGE void will be left open in the University of Cebu (UC) Erco-Bro Nationals squad that will open their campaign in the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Smart National Club Championship today because of the absence of Ian Araneta.

The former Azkal striker won’t be suiting up in UC Erco’s opening Group D match with Football Association of South Cotabato’s (Fasco) Real Marbel FC today at 2:30 PM at the Cebu City Sports Center football pitch because of commitments with his club Philippine Air Force FC.

Quijano: Blind as a bat

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

NOW it’s official. And I have it on good authority too.

Those of you who read my column a few weeks back—in my one and only foray into Philippine basketball—know that I was concerned about Coach Chot Reyes’ diminished eyesight when he could not find June Mar Fajardo seated a few feet away on the bench in the game against Puerto Rico.

Olango to host ultramarathon

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:26 p.m.

IN THE hopes of promoting Olango Island’s eco-tourism, it will host the OMG 2 Olango My Getaway Ultramarathon on Oct. 4.

The 50-kilometer race offers a rewarding view of the island. Runners will just need to make two loops around the island to complete the 50K.

Gilas fight for pride vs. Mongolia in Asiad

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:25 p.m.

NO less than pride is at stake when Gilas Pilipinas battles Mongolia today in the battle for seventh spot in the basketball event of the 17th Asian Games at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea.

The Philippine national team, in its worst finish in men’s basketball, will meet the Mongolians at 3:15 p.m. Korean time.

Limpag: Green Loop? Why not green sports?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:24 p.m.

THE purpose of the organizers of the Green Loop experiment is noble and whether the experiment was a success or not--I'd leave that to the writers in the opinion pages--a pro-environment movement is something a dirty urban city needs.

Eagles plummet

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:23 p.m.

THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles got off on the wrong foot and suffered the consequences as they yielded their first game of the season, 57-60, to the hungry Cebu Institute of Technology-University Wildkittens at the start of the second part of the double-round robin semifinal round of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) High School Basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last night.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:21 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of San Carlos (USC), University of the Visayas (UV) and Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) continue to sizzle in Division 1 of the Cebu Youth Basketball League (CYBL) Alaska Basketball D-League.

Edera hoists Frontiers in cliffhanger win

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:19 p.m.

ARIEL Edera scored a double-double performance to help Kyocera Frontiers force a do-or-die match following a cliffhanger 64-62 win over the third seed SSI Warriors in the quarterfinal round of the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season X held at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Saturday.

‘Pathetic Gilas’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 01:57 a.m.

CEBUANO basketball fans have mixed reactions on Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the 17th Asian Games tournament, with one calling it pathetic and another defending the coach.

For basketball legend Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez, this was the worst finish of a Filipino team in the Asian Games.

Bautista praises 1st Sugbu Cup

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 01:56 a.m.

VETERAN bowler RJ Bautista vowed to return for the second staging of the Philippine Sugbu Cup Open Tenpin Bowling Championships, which ended last Sunday in the SM City Cebu Bowling Center.

Bautista, who plays without a handicap, finished at third place and said he enjoyed the experience.

Pages: Gilas Pilipinas: Losing with pride

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 01:46 a.m.

IT'S become a bad habit: We take an early double-digit lead as the Pinoy fans scream in excitement... we continue that lead after the third quarter... but when the last few minutes of the game arrive, we misfire and flounder, ending up with a loss.

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