EIGHTEEN teams are expected to compete in the 26th Season of the Milo-sponsored SPB-Passerelle Twin Tournament when it unfurls at 8 a.m. today at the Philippine Women's College gymnasium.
THE green light is on for the staging of the P1.5 million 2014 Kadayawan Sports Festival that will formally open on August 1 at 4 p.m. at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center.
This was confirmed to Sun.Star Davao by Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) spokesperson Charles Raymond A. Maxey in text messages yesterday.
FIRST, the winners of the 2014 Open Championship. I know this is old news, but I will still mention the winners. The champion was Rory McIlroy. Tied for second place were Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. In fourth place was Jim Furyk. Tied for fifth place were Marc Leishman and Adam Scott. Tied for seventh place were Charl Schwartzel and Edoardo Molinari. Tied for ninth place were Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson.
GIRL spikers take centerstage as the Philippine Sports Commission Pinay National Volleyball League Davao leg unfurls on Sunday at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center.
Twelve teams will vie for honors in the tournament sanctioned by the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF).
SOME 3,000 runners are expected to join the 15th Jollibee Family Fun Run that will hit the road at 4 a.m. on August 10 in an out-and-back course from NCCC Mall Davao Car Park A.
JTC Group of Companies marketing assistant Rescie Dillera, who was a guest along with Jollibee Matina Crossing restaurant manager Lotus Reta during yesterday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the NCCC Mall Davao B3 Center, said they hope to surpass last year's turnout of over 2,000 participants.
MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte Cycling Team member Eric Dave Apinar will be the lone Davao City rider in the 23-under category of the Velodrome Cycling Challenge 23-under slated Saturday and Sunday at the Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City.
Apinar, who guested at the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the NCCC Mall B3 Center yesterday, said he's happy and proud having been chosen by PhilCycling secretary-general for Mindanao Salvador "Jun" Paholio to represent the city to the bikefest.
THE 9th Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (DATBA) Kadayawan National Open Tournament expects close to a 100 players when it rolls off on August 6 to 10 at the NCCC Mall B3 Center lanes.
Datba president Ian Ancheta, speaking at the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the NCCC Mall B3 Center Thursday, said the annual bowling tournament will feature a retry-again format.
THE stars of the night took center-stage and were given the fitting honor they deserved during the 20th So Kim Cheng Sports Awards Night held at the Luzon ballroom of the Grand Regal Hotel Tuesday evening.
A TOTAL of 40 futsal players joined the fun-filled 1st Futsal Workshop handled by Azkals vice-captain Chieffy Caligdong and former Azkals member Yannick Tuazon at the SM Lanang Premier Parking Lot C over the weekend.
Organized by Maharlika Sports Development Institute, Inc., the workshop aimed to formally introduce the sport to the athletes including its rules.
DAVAO City administrator Atty. Melchor Quitain extended his condolences to the new set of officers of the Davao City Sports Council, Inc. after administering their oath of office Tuesday night during the 20th So Kim Cheng Sports Awards Night at the Luzon ballroom of the Grand Regal Hotel.
TODAY'S edition of the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum will tackle several topics at the NCCC Mall Davao B3 Center at 10:30 a.m.
Guests are Philippine Volleyball Federation's regional director Engr. D' Artagnan "Daks" Yambao and P.R.O. Lorenzo Porras; Jollibee Matina Crossing restaurant manager Lotus Reta and JTC Group of Companies marketing assistant Rescie Dillera; and cyclist Eric Dave Apinar.
BUSINESSMAN-sportsman Glen Escandor proved he is a force to be reckoned with for the City Hall Executive Oldies.
Escandor fired nine three pointers to finish the game with 31 points and lift the Executive Oldies past Association of Barangay Captains (ABC), 87-66, in Game 1 of the 3rd Conference best-of-seven series held Tuesday night at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center.
TEAM Alrahima prevailed on a low-scoring game against Adwana Boys, 46-43 to grab the solo lead in Group B of the ongoing Duterte Basketball League-Ramadan Cup 2014 at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center on Monday evening.
Alraddadi Usman came through with 14 points for Alrahima that improved to a 3-1 win-loss record.
ZSUZSA Grace Tabudlong made perfect seven points to lift Davao Wisdom Academy's (DWA) High School girls title win at the close of the 5TH JVR Inter- School Chess Team Championship held at Emcor conference room, J.P Laurel Avenue over the weekend.
MARLON Cabatana tallied four points after four rounds to lead the 6th Calinan Fiesta Chess Tournament that opened at the Calinan Park over the weekend.
Janes Caingles registered 3.5 points to place second while Christopher Flores and Andrian Yap shared the second to third spots with three points each.
THE Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and Ricardo Limso Medical Center (RLMC) clobbered their respective rivals in the resumption of the 5th Insta Tech Inter-Hospital Sports Tournament at the Playsite Recreation Center, Maa, Davao City over the weekend.
Both teams remained unbeaten after two outings.
NATIONAL boxers, even after competing in Kazakhstan and China recently, will still undergo a series of eliminations to earn spots in the 17th Asian Games-bound Team Philippines.
JIMMY Sia emerged champion in the recently-concluded Sunday Bowlers Club (SBC) Open Bowling Tournament held at Fair Lanes Bowling Center on Sunday evening.
YELLOW arranged a titular showdown with Purple after beating their semi-final rivals in the Davao City Foursquare Gospel Church Basketball Tournament at Montaña Gym Sunday.
Joshua Noriega sank crucial free throws in the closing minutes of the game as the top-seeded Yellow hacked out a 67-62 victory over Red. He scattered 17 points and issued six assists to lead Yellow's charge while Chris Rivero and Marlo Boholst added 11 points apiece.
EARLY favorites SOS Children's Village Football Club (FC) and Sakya FC axed wins anew in the resumption of the She Futsal League Sunday at the SM Lanang Premier parking lot C.
The Agot Danton-led SOS FC routed DDS Khanj, 7-4, as Brazil's Street Child World Cup Golden Boot awardee scored a hat trick in the 23rd, 32nd and 39th minutes. Her teammates Mylene Albarracin and Joyce Semacio accounted for two goals each to complete the rout.
ABSALON "Romy" Serrano Jr. hit a total of 2,078 pinfalls after 10 games to pocket the Datba Pre-Kadayawan Open Tournament Masters title at the NCCC Mall Davao B3 Center lanes over the weekend.
Serrano received the top purse of P2,500 while runner-up Ian Ancheta claimed P1,700 and runner-up Rene Dalayon went home with P1,200. Ancheta, president of the Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba), amassed 2,010 pinfalls while Dalayon scored 2,000.
SARANGANI Congressman Manny Pacquiao and Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario will just send their representatives to the 20th So Kim Cheng Sports Awards Night unfolds at the Grand Regal Hotel at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday.
Organizing Davao City Sports Council Inc. (DCSCI) president Ben Sur bared this in text messages to Sun.Star Davao on Monday.
RENE Dalayon and Pacquito Santos figured in a tie for the top spot as they willed to dethrone last week's top bowler William Galacio in the resumption of the Blue Knight Tenpin Open Tournament held at the NCCC Mall B3 Center on Friday.
FIRST-TIMER Gilas Pilipinas point guard Paul Lee calmly made three straight free throws with no time remaining to clinch a 80-79 score for the country and lift the Philippines to a big win against host team China and secure the 3rd Place honors at the close of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup at Wuhan China on Saturday.
Living up to his moniker "Angas ng Tondo," the Rain or Shine star helped the Gilas squad earn their best finish in the FIBA Asia Cup tourney.
DDS Khanj, Strippling Warriors, and Sakya FC dominated in their respective matches and earned their first victories in the resumption of the SHE Futsal League at SM Lanang Parking Lot C on Saturday.
DDS Khanj denied DDS Hinex of any comeback effort as they demolished them, 4-2.
BY TAKING a leave of absence in the midst of new challenges, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte places greater confidence to Vice-Mayor Paolo Duterte as OIC Mayor and the built-in security mechanism which he had painstakingly set in place all these years.
Afterall, the mayor has already built in place the established norms necessary for Davao City to look further ahead with faith and confidence.
EAST London, South Africa - Filipino Edrin "The Sting" Dapudong, the IBO Super Flyweight Champion, fought like a challenger and chased South African Lwandile Sityatha from pillar to post in all of 12 rounds but ended up losing his boxing title by split decision Friday night (early Saturday morning in Manila) at the International Convention Center here.
With the thought that he would lose his title by decision if the fight went the full 12 rounds, Dapudong started hot in the first round and initiated the action catching the challenger with wicked hooks and powerful body punches.
SOS Chidren's Village FC, Ateneo Team A, and Ateneo Mix earned their first wins after dominating their respective opponents in the opening salvo of the She Futsal League 2014 at the SM Lanang Premier Parking Lot C yesterday.
SOS Children's Village FC booter Agot Danton led her team by scoring 12 of the 15 goals while Maylene Albaracin and Rosebe Hilot contributed two and one goals respectively as they won a lopsided match against SOS Girls team, 15-3.
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT. This was the main message of all distinguished keynote speakers during the opening ceremony of the SHE Futsal League held at SM Lanang Premier Friday evening.
Sun.Star Davao Editor-in-chief Stella A. Estremera, who was not available to give her message, was represented by Maharlika Sports Development, Inc. Marketing Assistant Crischa Angela Viacrusis to read her message that says, "Maharlika Sports Development, Inc.'s intention in organizing sports activities all of which are exclusive for women would be the perfect avenue to give focus on women's skills development."
TRIBAL sports will be featured in the upcoming Kadayawan Festival.