San Mig Coffee, Tropang Texters favored to win in PBA new season

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

GRAND SLAM champion San Mig Coffee and rival Talk ‘N Text are the teams to beat in the forthcoming 40th season of the Philippin e Basketball Association (PBA) set to start Oct. 19 at the newly-built Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

Eagles aim for second Cesafi title

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:19 p.m.

THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles will go for the kill against the struggling University of the Visayas Baby Lancers in Game 2 of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) high school finals series at 5:30 p.m. today at the Cebu Coliseum.

Tillor, Dueñas gear up for Milo challenge

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:09 p.m.

CEBU’S top bet and last year’s men’s overall division champion John Philip Dueñas hopes to defend his crown in the 38th Milo Marathon Cebu Elimination Race and get a spot in the Milo Marathon Finals on Dec. 7 in Manila.

Goldberry Hotel keeps Shaabaa crown

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:08 p.m.

GOLDBERRY Iloilo Hotel kept the title after surviving the Cebu Landmasters, 75-70, in the Game 3 of the Division A finals of The Avenir Shaabaa Basketball Tournament last Sunday in the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles Arena.

In Division B, the Rdak Transporters also completed a come-from-behind title win after beating Chick@Phil 89, 57-41, in Game 3.

Limpag: Lessons kids can teach parents

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:02 p.m.

THE cops assigned to help keep the peace during the Cesafi football finals entered the football field, when there was a brief commotion involving the University of San Carlos and the University of Southern Philippines players.

PH U16 falls short

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 09:59 p.m.

THE Philippines’ Under-16 women’s squad suffered another setback in their campaign in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Women’s Championship qualifiers, bowing to Group D leader Chinese-Taipei last Tuesday in Melaka, Malaysia.

Chinese-Taipei crushed the Philippines, 5-2, handing the Teen Malditas back-to-back defeats in the tournament.

Former USC netter makes strides in US tennis

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 09:56 p.m.

CEBUANO Jan Godfrey “Noynoy” Seno will join the Class 4A boys tennis state tournament on Oct. 9-11 in the Pueblo City Park.

Seno, 15, who hails from Bogo City, qualified for the tournament after winning against Vanguard’s Joseph Adducci in the finals of the Class 4A Region 6.

2 Cebuanos join PH Tenpin championships

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 09:54 p.m.

TWO Cebuanos will join the 43rd Philippine International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships on Oct. 19-Nov 4 in Manila.

The tournament will be participated by eight-time champion Paeng Nepomuceno and some foreign bowlers.

Runnilla adds 42K challenge

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 01:10 a.m.

THE off-road and trail running event, the Runnilla Eco-Challenge, has added the grueling 42-kilometer marathon to its second edition on Feb. 22, 2015 in Minglanilla, Cebu.

The race had the 21K half-marathon as the longest distance last year, but this time, organizers have decided to up the notch for next year—after a positive response in the first edition last April. The 42K trail marathon is set to give a challenging task for the participants and more scenic routes.

Eagles keep fight plan

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:52 p.m.

THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles took out the running game of the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers as they drew first blood with a clinical 56-51 win in Game 1 of the best-of-3 championship series of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) High School Division Basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

The Magis Eagles dominated the entire game after allowing UV to take control of the first quarter.

Asian basketball goes to the towns

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:24 p.m.

VIBRANT basketball action will be witnessed by the cities and municipalities outside of Cebu City as the Basketball Association of the P hilippines (BAP)-7 unveils the 10th Asian Universities Basketball Championship slated on Oct. 22-26.

Warriors lose to Reds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:23 p.m.

THE Eperformax Reds muscled their way to the Conference Finals after choking SSI Warriors, 68-48, in Game 2 of the Division 2 semifinal series of the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season X held at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Sunday.

The Reds were the first to get a Conference Finals slot as top seeds Convergys 2 Blue Devils, Accenture Sharks and third seed Convergys 1 Wolves extended their respective series to a deciding game on Saturday after scoring separate wins.

Limpag: Why USC should thank the weather

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:15 p.m.

THE University of San Carlos men’s football team should offer a rain dance and thank the weather for the rain delay in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation finals.

Not only did the Warriors get an extra day’s rest, but the rescheduling of the high school finals between rivals Don Bosco Technological Center and Sacred Heart School-Jesuit Ateneo de Cebu meant they had the homecourt advantage against USPF.

Quijano: Too much respect for El Travieso

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:14 p.m.

IT WAS tough seeing one of my favorite Mexican sluggers, Jorge Arce, get decimated again. But it was probably the last we will see of him on top of the ring, and for that, I am concededly grateful.

Admittedly, he was never much of a fighter- technique wise, but his heart and indomitable courage were traits that saw him win 7 world titles.

Surban heaves for Langkawi

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:13 p.m.

CEBUANO elite mountain biker Niño Surban is all ready and excited for his highly anticipated race.

The Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge 2014 (LIMBC), a world-renowned MTB event, is set to blast off on Oct. 13 to 18—with some of the top riders of the world gearing up—in Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

Canoy gets new lease in Russia

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:11 p.m.

JASON Canoy tries his luck again on international shores as he guns for a regional crown in Russia.

The 24-year-old Canoy locks horns with unbeaten Russian Nikolay Potapov in Yunost, Klimovsk for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Inter-Continental bantamweight belt on Nov. 8.

Pacman picks top European fighters

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

FILIPINO superstar Manny Pacquiao will have two European fighters as sparring partners in preparation for his upcoming bout with unbeaten Chris Algieri.

Pacquiao’s sparring partners are US-based Estonian Stan Martyniouk and Ukranian Viktor Postol, according to

Algieri di lung-an og ataki: Boboy

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 09:59 p.m.

WALA’Y hunong nga ataki sulod sa 12 ka rounds ang planong buhaton ni Manny Pacquiao ngadto kang American Chris Algieri sa ilang panagharong karong Nobiyembre 23 sa Macau, China.

Sa iyang training camp sa General Santos City, nangandam si Pacquiao nga makalahutay sa paghimo niini.

USJ-R scores two wins in semifinals

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 09:55 p.m.

THE University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) college and high school squads started strong and routed their opponents in the first day of the semifinal round of the Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation (Cesafi) Volleyball Tournament in the Aznar Coliseum.

USJ-R, the reigning men’s champion, beat Southwestern University (SWU), 17-25, 25-17, 27-25, 25-21, while the high school squad beat the Don Bosco Technological Center (DBTC), 25-12, 25-16.

‘Comeback kids’

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 08:26 p.m.

IT WAS the nightmare in 2011 all over again as University of San Carlos (USC) once again denied the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) the collegiate crown of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation (Cesafi) football tournament.

After a 3-3 draw in regulation, USC beat USPF, 5-3, via penalty shootout, repeating their 6-5 win in 2011.

Adlawan, Abellar top Calamba Motocross

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 08:24 p.m.

CEBU’s top riders Jon-Jon Adlawan and Jubenille Abellar shared the limelight after topping their divisions in the fifth leg of the 2014 MS Motosuit Motocross Series--Calambua Motocross Challenge--last Sunday at Calambua race course in San Remigio, Cebu.

Adlawan, a mainstay of Man and Machine Racing Promotions and also a veteran contender in the Asian racing circuit, jacked up his lead in the race for the coveted Rider of the Year Award after topping the pro open category. He bested Winsor Famorca of Guimaras for the top spot as Jacob Orbe came out third.

Mendoza: Will NU die at the line a 2nd time vs FEU?

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 08:21 p.m.

THERE was only one problem on Saturday for National University: Its free-throw shooting.  Otherwise, it should be gunning for its first UAAP men’s basketball crown in 50 years on Wednesday, October 8, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Rivals start hunt

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 08:17 p.m.

THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles and the University of the Visayas Baby Lancers are back on a familiar ground – the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) High School Basketball Finals—and the two will open their campaign tonight in the Cebu Coliseum starting at 6:45 p.m.

Champs dethroned

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

ALTHOUGH they are the top seed of the collegiate division of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc., there is no doubt that University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers are still the underdogs going into the championship match against the University of San Carlos today in the Cebu City Sports Center football pitch.

Top seeds tumble in Game 1 of CSCC E-League semifinals

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

DIVISION top seeds Accenture Sharks and Convergys 2 Blue Devils lost in their semifinals campaign in the 2014 CSCC E-League Season X held in the City Sports Club last Saturday.

Division 1 top finishers Accenture Sharks lost to fourth seed Lexmark Stallions, 59-62, while the erstwhile undefeated Convergys 2 Blue Devils lost to the Wipro Tigers, 68-60.

Missos, Delechos win Calungsod Run

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:38 p.m.

ABRAHAM Missos and Kisha Mae Delechos dominated their divisions in the 16-kilometer men’s and women’s runs in the second edition of San Pedro Calungsod Run yesterday at the South Road Properties.

Missos, a Cebu-based runner from Kenya, needed only 55 minutes and 51 seconds to complete the 16K route.

Padawan, 4 others advance

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:37 p.m.

BOWLINGPLEX Tenpin Association (BTA) Prima Aui Padawan led the Cebuanos in the Top 36 bowlers of the 9th ITBA-IMUS Open Tournament in Cavite.

Padawan scored a total of 1,345 pinfalls to secure the fifth spot. Niqui Bernabe topped the field followed by RJ Bautista with 1,452 for second; Paeng Nepomuceno at third with 1356; Ric Crisologo at fourth with 1,346.

Limpag: How about women’s football in Cesafi?

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

WHAT happened to the University of San Carlos men’s football team? I saw the Warriors semifinal encounter against former champion University of Cebu, which beat them in the group stage, and they seemed like a team transformed.

Semifinals get underway

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 11:33 p.m.

THE reigning girls high school volleyball champions Southwestern University (SWU) asserted its dominance in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. after an easy win over the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF), 25-21, 25-15, at the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) Basak Gym yesterday to reach the semifinal round, which starts today.

Manos dominates E-Mo Fun Run

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 10:13 p.m.

JOHN Daryl Manos of University of Southern Philippines (USPF) topped the 10-kilometer men’s open division yesterday in the E-MO Bike Parts fun run in Mandaue City.

Manos was like a well-oiled machine as he beat top-tier Kenyan runner Douglas Mwiti to secure a win.

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