Double the fun

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:30 a.m.

BOGO’s Jan Godfrey “Noynoy” Seno and Naga’s Zethley Mae “Anday” Alferez won two titles in the Boys and Girls 16-Under and 18-Under divisions of the Cebuana Lhuillier-Dunlop Sport Age Group Tournament Leg 28 at the Citigreen Tennis Resorts.

Seno, 15, defeated Christopher “Topie” Encarnacion, 6-2, 7-5, for the 16-Under title in the morning and then defeated him in the afternoon, 6-3, 6-0 for the Boys 18-Under crown.

Talisay City futsal team gets help for Batang Pinoy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:29 a.m.

FINALLY, the Talisay City girls futsal team got the attention and support they deserve for the Batang Pinoy 2014 National Championships in Bacolod City this week.

Unlike in the Visayas leg, where they traveled to Aklan with limited funds, the Talisay City girls futsal team’s monetary woes have been solved for now after getting the support of donor Francisco Dizon and the Talisay City Government.

1,067 goals

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:43 a.m.

THEY started at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and didn’t stop until 7 p.m. on Saturday.

And after 101 hours of football—a new world record—Heart Beat United won with a staggering score of 593-474 over the Heart Warriors.

Limpag: After record, what’s next for Mandaue?

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:41 a.m.

THEY DID it! They broke the record and played for 101 hours straight.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the attempt, not just the players but everyone who was there since Day 1 and to those who provided the much needed support.

How to teach yourself to run ‘comfortably hard’

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:40 a.m.

Amale Jopson Running 101

THE first time I heard about tempo runs or running at a comfortably hard pace, I didn’t quite get it. What in the world does “comfortably hard” mean and why can’t I just run it like I’m racing? Also, what exactly is your lactate threshold anyway and why do we want to push this back as far as we can?

IM Yap loses opening match but recovers in round 2

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:39 a.m.

AN EARLY setback greeted IM Kim Steven Yap’s quest for the elusive grand master norm in the Philippine International Chess Championships held at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City.

Yap allowed a costly blunder in the middle game and lost no.34 Sheider Nebato in the opening round last Saturday.

No rest for the champs

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:38 a.m.

THE 38th Milo Marathon was postponed due to Typhoon Ruby but this is not a time to rest for Cebu’s top bets Mary Joy Tabal, reigning women’s champion, and Cebu leg men’s winner Noel Tillor as right away they went to work to stay in shape as soon as the organizers announced a new race date.

In fact, despite the typhoon signal hoisted over Metro Manila, Tabal decided to run yesterday to explore the race route.

Encarnacion scores big, books 2 finals slots

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:26 a.m.

DUMANJUG’s pride Christopher “Topie” Encarnacion pulled off huge upsets in the Cebuana Lhuillier-Dunlop Sports Age Group Tennis Tournament Leg 18 after advancing to the title rounds of the Boys 18 and 16 divisions by beating topseeds yesterday at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club tennis courts.

Seeded No. 3 in the Boys 18 division, Encarnacion upset No. 1 player Mike Evander Bienes, 10-4, and later defeated Boys 16 top player Manuel Francis Navales, 10-3.

Vera wins homecoming bout

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

BRANDON Vera didn’t disappoint in what he considered his homecoming with an impressive knockout win over Philippine-based Ukranian Igor Subora.

Vera, who walked out to the song “Coming Home,” had an impressive ONE FC and Philippine debut last Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, ending Subora’s night in the opening round.

IM Yap starts hunt for grand master norm

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

CEBUANO chess International Master Kim Steven Yap started his bid for the elusive GM norm as the 2014 Philippine International Chess Championship opened yesterday in Quezon City.

IM Yap is ranked no.16 at the start of the tournament that is participated by 15 Grandmasters, led by top seed Russians Ivan Popov (2622) and Anton Demchenko (2596).

Future master

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.

AT A tender age, Dwayne Vin Abella is a force to reckon with in the 64-square battlefield and that’s because chess runs through the veins of the 7-year-old prodigy.

He is a grandnephew of the late National Master Roger Abella, a member of the Philippine team in the 1st Asian Team Chess Championship in Penang Malaysia in 1974. His grandfather, the late Dennis Abella, was once one of the strong players in Cebu, and his father Denster has played the game when he was still young up to his college days.

Ruby can’t kick out the Football Marathon 101

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.

THEY started last Tuesday and finished last night. Nonstop. That’s 6,060 minutes of endless kicking, passing, head-scoring, goal-guarding. That’s 101 hours of playing the world’s most popular sport.

Why? you ask, would two teams of 18 players each — and it’s not all-men as there are 14 girls joining — why would they endure such an ultra-marathon, sleeping in makeshift tents, dodging not only the flying football but also rain and sun, night and day?

Manny’s options at the junior welter division

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 09:42 p.m.

BY NOW, you must have read about Manny Pacquiao’s intention or inclination to move back down the junior welterweight division.

It would seem surprising to see Manny fighting 140-pound opponents considering that we have seen him match-up and do quite well against leviathans like Antonio Margarito.

Tonito makes Fil-Am history in Pines City

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

BAGUIO has said goodbye to the 65th San Miguel Fil-Am Golf Invitational but then, this: Participants continue to talk about the hole-in-one scored by Tonito Payumo.

A mainstay of Mizuno Superstars entered in the Am Championship, Tonito Payumo’s feat was not of the run-of-the-mill hole-in-one. It was a hole-in-one in a par 4.

Agony prolonged

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 08:57 p.m.


With only 10 hours left before the starting gun of Milo Marathon Finals is fired, the organizers decided to call off the race because of the threat that is Typhoon Ruby.

Special Olympics moved

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 08:57 p.m.

WITH most of the delegates from other provinces of the Visayas Region encountering travel problems because of Typhoon Ruby, the organizers of the 2014 Special Olympics decided to move the sporting meet to another date.

Seno faces tall order in Cebuana Lhuillier tennis

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

CEBU’s Jan Godfrey “Noynoy” Seno advanced to the semifinal round of the Boys 18-Under division of the Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group Tennis at the Alta Vista covered tennis courts following a 10-2 routing of Manuel Francis Navales yesterday.

Seno, 15, came home last month after a two-month stint in the US, where he played in the men’s doubles tourney of the sectional tournament in California together with Vince Marc Tabo-tabo.

Dealing with nerves

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 08:15 p.m.

WHAT would you do when you are nervous about the competition?

Japanese pro players return to Cebu

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 08:14 p.m.

JAPANESE pro beach volleyball players are back in Cebu to train for the FIVB World Tour on Dec. 9-14 in South Africa.

Pro volleyball players Takemi Nishibori and Sayaka Mizoe and coach Yoshihiro Atsumi, are back in Cebu for a second stint. They first trained here for the FIVB World Tour in China last April.

Limpag: It takes a community to set a record

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 08:13 p.m.

OFFICIALLY, there are only 36 players involved in the Kick for Life FM101, the attempt to set the longest football match in the world.

But unofficially, there’s a whole community involved.

Mendoza: SMC taps one for precious Baguio water

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 08:12 p.m.

NOW look at this, fellers: Not only about golf but about environment as well. That’s your 65th San Miguel Fil-Am Golf Invitational this year in the Summer Capital that is Baguio.

While more than 1,000 golfers were enjoying every minute of their stint in the tournament—on and off the courses of Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay—little did they know that their hosts, gracious to the hilt, of course, were also busy finalizing a CSR (corporate social responsibility) shindig that would benefit beloved Baguio for generations and generations to come.

Warriors extend win streak to 11

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 08:11 p.m.

OAKLAND—Golden State stretched its winning streak to 11 games by beating New Orleans 112-85 on Friday, matching the longest run of wins in franchise history.

The Warriors’ 1971-72 team also won 11 straight.

Only Ruby can stop them

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 08:10 p.m.

THEIR game faces are on but Team Cebu City was kept on the edge of their seats as they wait for word on whether the Batang Pinoy National Finals would go on as scheduled on Dec. 9 or be postponed.

Blame Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) for this mess.

Ruby postpones run, cancels triathlon

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 08:09 p.m.

DUE to Typhoon Ruby, the Run for Planet 2014 set tomorrow has been postponed to Dec. 28 at the same venue at the Ayala Terraces.

This was announced by technical race director Joel Baring of Sports and Fitness Enthusiasts yesterday.

Sevillano, Velarde top Chess Festival

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 08:07 p.m.

CEBU’S next chess masters Rhenzi Kyle Sevillano and John Jerish Velarde ruled the high school and elementary divisions of the Robinsons Chess Festival 2014 last weekend at the Robinsons Mall Fuente.

National Master Rogelio Enriquez Jr. topped the Open Division Blitz Competition after scoring 4.5 points and after besting Vincent Balena in the tie-break points.

Contingency 101

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 09:27 p.m.

THOUGH the threat of a huge typhoon looms, organizers, players and everyone involved in the charity football event “Kick for Life” still has their eyes on the prize, and that’s to reach the goal of finish 101 hours of football.

Ruby forces group to postpone Cebu City trail run

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 09:23 p.m.

THE 1st Cebu City Mayor’s River-Mountain Trail Run, originally scheduled on Dec. 6, has been postponed to Dec. 14 due to Typhoon Ruby, which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility yesterday.

This was announced by Cinbeth Orellano of Cebu City Tourism Commission, one of the organizers of the event.

Vera leads Pinoys in Manila One FC event

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 09:21 p.m.

A HUGE contingent of Filipino warriors will be in action tonight in another blockbuster ONE FC event in Manila.

Seven Filipino warriors, headed by former UFC fighter Brandon Vera and Pinoy MMA poster boy Eduard Folayang, are fighting tonight in ONE FC – “Warrior’s Way” at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.

Pestaño: What is chess?

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 09:19 p.m.

CHESS is the world’s most popular game, played by millions worldwide in homes, parks, clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments. There are more players and games played than all the other sports combined.

Leylam bags title in Alaska Cup

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 09:16 p.m.

LEYLAM FC has proven yet again that they are one of the elite Men’s Open teams in Cebu after bringing home a title in the Alaska Football Cup last Sunday at the Ayala Alabang Country Club Grounds.

Leylam FC B snagged the Men’s Open title in a seven-a-side tournament with a 2-1 win over United Football League (UFL) team Airforce.

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