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.

Surprised that Durant left? Not me, buddy

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:51 a.m.

AFTER Paul George, it is Kevin Durant’s turn to leave the US Team bound for the FIBA World Cup.

But a leg injury forced George out while “physical and mental” stress drove Durant to quit.

Jones vs. Cormier heats up

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:50 a.m.

THE MMA world is abuzz about the brawl that transpired between Jon Bones Jones and Daniel Cormier after an intense stare-down during one of the events to promote their upcoming fight at UFC 178.

After both fighters were asked to come together, the taller Jones nudged his head at Cornier and the latter responded by violently shoving Jones back.

Favorites prevail

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:49 a.m.

LAST year’s high school semifinalists took their opponents by storm and posted dominating wins in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) basketball tournament yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Cebu Eastern College Dragons rebounded from a debut loss with a 77-44 mastery over the Don Bosco Technological Center Greywolves; the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers survived a third quarter uprising of the University of San Jose-Recoletos Baby Jaguars for a 77-64 win; and the University of San Carlos Baby Warriors rallied hard in the third to beat University of Cebu Baby Webmasters, 61-49.

Gaisano Capital leans on Gaisano’s shooting

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:48 a.m.

EDMUND Gaisano exploded with a season-high 47 points to lead Gaisano Capital to a dominating 73-46 win against San Jose Bakeshop in Division A of the The Avenir Shaabaa Cup 2014 at the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Old Campus along Gen. Maxilom Ave.

With Gaisano wrecking havoc from all over the floor, Gaisano Capital broke the game wide open in the second period following a 32-13 blitz that put the squad to a comfortable 45-20 lead.

Valdor starts to shine

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:59 p.m.

AFTER a scoreless debut, American Bendly Valdor showed his potentials after scoring 15 points to lead the Southwestern University Cobras to an 82-68 win over the smaller Cebu Institute of Technology-University Wildcats in the main game of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. Basketball tournament Thursday evening at the Cebu Coliseum.

Zins eye biggest Zumba class

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:58 p.m.

DANCE to help and dance to break a record. These are the primary aims of Zumba Instructors Networks (ZIN) when they gun for a Guinness Book of World record spot with the largest Zumba class in the World on Oct.18 at the North Parking Area, SM Cebu.

Sagidaz to hold fixie bike race

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:57 p.m.

AS PART of their first anniversary, the Sagidaz Fixie riders will be hosting the Sagidaz Track Fest slated on Aug. 30 at Cansaga Bay Bridge in Consolacion.

Fixie riders from Cebu, Luzon, Bacolod and Ilo-Ilo are joining the event, which features drag sprint, track stand and longest skid.

Obligado on CCTN

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:56 p.m.

THE motocross exploits of JC Obligado will be highlighted in the newest segment – the Motocross Rider Life Story (MX-R LS) in today’s episode of MS Motosuit Motocross TV starting at 10 a.m. today at CCTN.

Limpag: A sorry episode played out in public

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:56 p.m.

IT WAS like reading excerpts of a boxing press conference, where the main event fighters vow to beat the crap out of each other.

But it wasn’t. It was the press conference of the Peace Cup and coach Thomas Dooley, two days after getting hit by Stephen Schrock and Dennis Cagara on social media, fought back. Peace among the three was certainly not part of the Peace Cup press con.

Mendoza: Jao on right track to make UAAP run right

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:55 p.m.

I GUESS this marks the first time in recent memory that the commissioner in UAAP basketball has been given a free hand in making a serious decision on a major issue.

When was the last time that a UAAP commissioner was given this much of a latitude in determining the right move to resolve an issue that would impact on the league?

AVGCC to host PAL Ladies Interclub

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:54 p.m.

TWENTY-SIX teams will be facing off in the ninth edition of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Ladies Interclub on Oct. 22 to 25 at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club.

Tournament director Henry Arabelo said the Lady Eagles Australian Golfers confirmed their participation and will be the lone foreign team in the event.

Fourth time lucky

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:53 p.m.

AFTER 3 runner-up finishes, Subangdaku Elementary School finally beats rival Catmon in Milo

AFTER three tries, the Subangdaku Elementary School volleyball team finally beat the formidable Catmon Integrated School, 25-21, 26-24, 25-19 in the girls volleyball finals of the 19th Milo little Olympics-Visayas Leg in the Sacred Heart School gym.

Bound for nationals

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:45 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) player Jethro Esplanada earned a spot to the National Finals after topping the Juniors Division of the Northern Mindanao Leg of the 2014 Shell National Active Youth Chess Championships held in Cagayan de Oro City.

Batang Gilas faces Angola in Fiba U17 championship

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

BATANG Gilas will give it their all when the Fiba Under-17 Championship opens today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Batang Gilas will face Angola today 8 at 7:45 p.m., Greece on Aug. 9 at 10:45 p.m. and USA on Aug. 11 at 10:45 p.m.

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