Limpag: Manny : coach of all trades, master of one

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

NO ONE should stop you from pursuing a dream, right? Especially in sports. Just check the number of feel-good movies about thirty-somethings who face all sorts of odds just to pursue a dream.

That’s why some of those who back his move say there’s nothing wrong with Manny Pacquiao pursuing his basketball dreams. It’s his right, of course.

Cebuanas at the helm

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:40 p.m.

THE Cebuanas immediately made an impact for the Philippines in the opening day of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-14 Regional Championship last Tuesday, spearheading the offense of a dominant 6-0 victory over Singapore at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Forward Itsuko Bacatan and midfielder Arantxa Mari Trebol combined for three of the Philippines’ six goals in the match.

Cousins Arche, Lopez dominate Tabuelan 111 triathlon

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

TALENT runs in the blood; it is sometimes inevitable, particularly in sports.

Cousins Ralph Arche of Team Parklane and Omega Pro’s Lorhiz Echavez-Lopez reigned supreme in the men’s and women’s full distance category of Tabuelan 111 Triathlon last Sunday at Maravilla Beach Resort.

Tabal looks to dominate Kapamilya Run again

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:38 p.m.

CEBU's running queen Mary Joy Tabal looks to continue her winning ways as she tries to capture another title in the DYAB Kapamilya Run slated on June 15 at the Ayala Terraces in Cebu City.

Tabal topped the special 25-kilometer division last year, which was added to commemorate ABS-CBN's 25th anniversary. She clocked 1 hour 45 minutes and 52 seconds, and recorded as the lone female runner to have finished in under two hours.

4 Cebuanos to join Singapore climbfest

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:36 p.m.

FOUR Cebuanos will be joining the Nus-Black Diamond Boulderactive 2014 on July 3-6 at the Funan Digital Life Mall Main Atrium in Singapore.

John Joseph “JJ” and Joshua Suson, John Mark Corpus and Yan Endico will be joining the novice category of the invitational bouldering competition participated by several foreign and local sports climbers.

4 Cebuanos to join Singapore climbfest

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 09:24 p.m.

FOUR Cebuanos will be joining the Nus-Black Diamond Boulderactive 2014 on July 3-6 at the Funan Digital Life Mall Main Atrium in Singapore.

John Joseph “JJ” and Joshua Suson, John Mark Corpus and Yan Endico will be joining the novice category of the invitational bouldering competition participated by several foreign and local sports climbers.

Sevillano salvages silver medal in Macau

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:45 p.m.

RHENZI Kyle Sevillano salvaged a silver medal in the 2014 Asean+ Age Group Chess Championship Standard tournament in Macau, which wrapped up yesterday.

The 15-year-old high school senior of the University of San Carlos-Basic Education Department (USC-BED) finished half a point behind eventual gold medal winner Minh Tu Le of Vietnam with 6.5 points in the Open U16 competition.

TCC taekwondo prepares for nat’l tourney

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

TEAM Cebu City is gearing up for the biggest taekwondo tournament in the Philippines next month in Manila.

“We are in the thick of preparations for the National Championship in both poomsae and sparring. We will be sending a big delegation numbering around 50,” Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) Region 7 chairman Tony del Prado told Sun.Star Cebu.

Sonsona needs work: Gello-ani

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:44 p.m.

DESPITE the win, Sammy Gello-ani believes that Marvin Sonsona needs a bit of tweaking before moving on to challenge for another world championship.

“Sonsona's performance was unsatisfactory, knowing he can do more than that. The early rounds were impressive but in the latter rounds he faded. I admit that he needed more conditioning and extensive training for him to prepare for more important and competitive fights,” SGG Promotions head Gello-ani, who promotes and manages Sonsona, told Sun.Star Cebu.

Quijano: Legless Martinez no match for Cotto

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:43 p.m.

THEY say that the devil is in the details. In Sergio Martinez’ case, almost everyone who predicted he would win against Miguel Cotto, (this Last Rounder included) completely overlooked the devilish little detail that he had surgery on his right knee after each of his last two fights.

For a fighter who does almost all of his work with his feet, that was a death sentence.

1,000 kids join DTCC summer program

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:41 p.m.

DANCESPORTS Team Cebu City’s pool of talent has became wider with the discovery of more than 1,000 enthusiasts coming from its Summer Grassroots Develoment Training Program.

Last Saturday, DTCC had its culmination activity at the Cebu City Sports Center Gym where the participants from the different barangays came to participate in the five-hour activity.

Tabuelan 111: The perfect triathlon race

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

Dr. Raymund Reel Bontol Contributor

I HAVE found the perfect triathlon race. It’s right here in Cebu.

5th Korean Golf up

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:39 p.m.

THE 5th President Cup Golf Tournament of the Cebu Korean Association (CKA) will unfold this June 25 at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club.

It will be a one-day tournament that is open to AVGCC Korean and Filipino golf enthusiasts.

Nat’l cycling team eyes Danao train base again

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:37 p.m.

PHILIPPINE national cycling team members are planning to base again in Danao City as they prepare for the 2015 Southeast Asian Games (SEAg) next year in Singapore.

Asean MTB field bursts with elites

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 09:36 p.m.

FIVE elite riders of the Philippine National Team are going to duke it out with local and foreign pedal-pushers for the coveted cross-country titles in the first leg of the Asean MTB Cup on June 13 to 15 in Danao City.

Cebu chess backs So

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:14 p.m.

CEBU chess luminaries are supporting Grandmaster Wesley So’s move to leave the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) for the United States Chess Federation (USCF).

On the other hand, So’s open letter to NCFP president Prospero Pichay that was posted by his mentor Susan Polgar, drew heat from the Philippine chess leadership.

Youngsters outshine veterans in 7th Amo Cup

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:13 p.m.

THE younger generation shone brightest last weekend when Ericka Lim and Clifford Yap took home the top two prizes in the 7th Amo Cup at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club in Pardo, Cebu City.

Lim, 16 years old, bagged the lowest gross plum firing two-over-par 74 strokes playing from the blue tees.

Pages: Harvey Sytiongsa: Q and A with the champ

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:12 p.m.

IN THE annual Club Championship of the Cebu Country Club (CCC) last May 10, among the Class A golfers who competed, one young man stood tallest. He was only 18 then (he turned a year older last June 1). It was the first CCC “Green Jacket” victory for Harvey Sytiongsa. Here’s our interview:

START. I started playing golf at the age of seven, but the game caught my attention at the age of four when my dad (Edgardo) used to do practice putting in Del Monte Golf Club. My first coach was Bob Pestaño and the one who further developed my game is Coach Joe Bernaldez.

Villaflor: Why Asia’s teams must do well in Brazil

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:11 p.m.

ASIA, the most populated continent on Earth, only has four representatives to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Europe, the least populated with the exception of Oceania, has 13.

This “anomaly” supposedly has a simple explanation: the quality of football in Asia is decades away from that of Europe. That is, if you base this on the rankings.

Mendoza: With the King fit as an ox, Miami on fire

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

LEG cramps in Game 1. Leg power in Game 2. That’s the story thus far for LeBron “King” James. And, inevitably, his every game tale takes Miami to either purgatory or heaven.

Game 1 on Friday saw the King killed by leg cramps, leading to Miami’s 95-110 loss to San Antonio.

USC rookie tops King of the Beach

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:09 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of San Carlos (USC) beach volleyball rookie player James Montante captured the King of the Beach title in the first of the four-leg Cebu City Sports Commission Beach Volleyball tournament at the Fort Sand Court.

Montante earned 63 points to walk away with the title over seasoned players like Louie Tipgos (58), Jade Becaldo (51) and Rommel Pepito (48).

Sweet victory

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 08:58 p.m.

THE four-year wait was worth it as Marvin Sonsona finally settled his score with tormentor Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.

Limpag: LeBron still paying for The Decision

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

RIGHT now, one of the most hated sports personalities in the planet is LeBron James.

Just check out the comments on social media, especially after his inglorius exit in Game 1 of the NBA finals.

Duarte is the new strong

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 08:55 p.m.

ROWENA Duarte greeted me with a bear hug and a lift. As I gasped for air, I knew then that in her next life, Rowena will be a weightlifter. In her present one, she’s a triathlete.

Ligutan bails out IBP Cebu in championship

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 08:54 p.m.

INTEGRATED Bar of the Philippines-Cebu City Chapter’s Young Lawyers bagged their second straight title after beating the D’ Eagles, 77-67, in the knockout championship game of the 2013-2014 IBP Basketball League title last Saturday at the Capitol Parish Gym.

The Pañeros, meanwhile, defeated Los Demonyos for third place, 95-90.

Girls fight back

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 08:53 p.m.

IT’S a reversal of fortunes as the girls improved their standings, while the boys dropped their matches in Round 7 of the 2014 Asean+ Age Group Chess Championship in Macau.

Casey Manlosa, Alphecca Gonzales and Glesit Marie Tatoy improved their rankings, while Jerish John Velarde and Rhenzi Kyle Sevillano lost their matches.

Davao runner, Simat dominate Eye Run

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 08:53 p.m.

DAVAO City’s Mona Lisa Ambasa and Kenyan Isaac Simat nabbed the titles in the 16-kilometer women’s and men’s division of the Eye Run yesterday at Cebu Doctors’ Hospital University.

Ambasa avenged her loss last June 1 as she clocked in at 1 hour , 14 minutes and 35 seconds to beat Cebuano Lovely Fe Andrin, who came second in 1:15:10. Ambasa she finished second to Andrin in women’s 10K in the ‘Dagan Para sa Kalikupan’ run last week.

Group finalizes preparation for Asean MTB Cup

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL Commissaires will hold a final dry run for Asean MTB Cup today as part of the preparation for the first leg of the Asean MTB Cup on June 13 to 15 in Danao City.

Danao hosts the Asean Mountain-biking Cup

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

EXCITING times! The NBA Finals are underway, the French Open concludes today, the World Cup commences on Thursday, and this weekend, it’s a mountain-biking holiday. It’s the Asean MTB Cup from June 13 to 15, this Friday to Sunday.

“There are already 73 foreign riders coming from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Germany, and the USA,” said Boying Durano Rodriguez, the lead organizer. “More than a hundred local riders coming from Manila, Butuan, Davao and Cebu have registered as well as national team riders who have garnered medals in the PNG cycling competition in Tagaytay.”

Never saw a movie’s ‘bida’ getting beaten

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:35 p.m.

MONDAY it is, Philippine time, that Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals is going to be played, with San Antonio holding a 1-0 lead over Miami.

The Spurs speared a 110-95 Game 1 victory, yes, but, hey, stop the fist-pumping, please?

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