Sports | Sun.Star Online Latest Philippine Community News, Blogs, Multimedia Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:31:08 +0800 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:31:08 +0800 Cabusas tops BTA monthly tournament <p>XYRRA Cabusas grabbed the Bowlingplex Tenpin Association (BTA) Bowler of Month of March title at the Gaisano Bowlingplex.</p> <p>Cabusas, a civil engineering student of the University of San Carlos (USC) Talamban, scored a total of 1,282 pin falls in six games to win this month’s title.</p> <p>“I felt very happy, overwhelmed, amazed with myself and champion of the day. I know I did it because I am with the Lord while playing the game,” said Cabusas.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:31:08 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online ‘Passion for sports’ <p>CEBUANO philanthropist, educator and sportsman Jose “Dodong” R. Gullas will be the honored guest in today’s 33rd Sportswriters Association of Cebu-San Miguel Brewery (SAC-SMB) All-Cebu Sports Awards at the Activity Center of Ayala Center Cebu. The three-hour program promptly starts at 3 p.m.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:30:08 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Mendoza: ‘Ahas’ scores again; Tony is all smiles now <p>BECAUSE I did not want Tony Aldeguer to feel very, very nervous again, I did not write here about my prediction anew of a knockout win for Donnie “Ahas” Nietes during last Saturday’s Pinoy Pride 30 at the Cubao Big Dome.</p> <p>The last time I said here that Nietes would win by knockout, Aldeguer aka ALA was so very nervous he almost did not watch that Nietes fight from ringside.</p> <p>As fate would have it, Nietes won that bout by knockout, stopping Moises Fuentes in his fifth defense of the WBO world junior flyweight crown.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:29:12 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Batang Gilas eyes Fiba U17 slot <p>THE Cebu-based team manager of the Batang Gilas U-16 team, Andrew Teh, is upbeat on the chances of the young nationals in the 3rd Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) Under 16 Men’s Championship on April 14-19 in Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.</p> <p>Teh, a travel and tours executive operating in Cebu City, believes that the team’s cohesiveness will be fast-tracked now that they are training daily.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:28:07 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Semis start today <p>MANILA—Top seed Rain or Shine and No. 5 Meralco Bolts start their best-of-five semifinal series of the 40th PBA Commissioner’s Cup today at 7 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum.</p> <p>The Elasto Painters leaned on a big steal by Jeff Chan in the crucial stretch to escape with a close 92-91 win over Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals on Saturday, while Meralco Bolts needed a five-minute extension before sweeping sister team Nlex Road Warriors, 91-85, last Sunday to complete the semifinal cast.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:27:20 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Macanuna tops open chessfest <p>NATIONAL Master (NM) Macala Macacuna of Davao City annexed the open division title of the 78th Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte Araw ng Dabaw Open and Age-Group Chess tournament held at the NCCC Mall Davao Food Cove Function Hall over the weekend.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:30:11 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Ballano bags tenpin crown <p>FERNIE Ballano lived up to his billing by bagging the Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba) March Monthly Finals title at the NCCC Mall Davao B3 Bowling Center Sunday evening.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:29:21 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online 5 players shine in Jr. NBA/WNBA regional selection <p>FIVE teenagers, four from Davao City and one from Cagayan de Oro City, booked tickets to the national training camp of the Jr. NBA/WNBA Philippines 2015 slated April 24 to 26 in Manila.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:29:08 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Birondo, Amsirabe wins Dover monthly <p>DODONG Birondo led winners of the Dover Lanes monthly finals tournament held over the weekend.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:28:31 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Bacolod scoring ace leads Batang Gilas squad <p>BACOLOD City's Samjosef Belangel, a high-scoring youth player now with Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eaglets, will be at the forefront of the Philippine basketball team that will compete in the SEABA Under-16 tournament to be held in Cagayan de Oro City next month.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:43:19 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online 250 join Jr. NBA Philippines camp <p>MORE THAN 250 young basketball enthusiasts joined the Jr. NBA/WNBA Philippines 2015 Basketball Camp held at the University of the Immaculate of Conception (UIC)-Bajada campus gymnasium over the weekend.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:30:35 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online UM wins big in Araw chess <p>THE University of Mindanao’s Daniel Rome Borinaga and Exiquila Apao emerged champions in the Under-20 junior boys and girls division of the 78th Araw ng Davao Rapid Youth Chess Championships last Saturday.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:29:33 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Coach to Duterte: We need good volleyball gym <p>WITH Duterte as the next President of the Republic of the Philippines, we can have the first standard sized volleyball gym with floors made of modern taraflex floors anywhere in the Davao Region.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:28:46 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Nietes keeps crown <p><b>QUEZON CITY</b>—Donnie Nietes’ legend lives on after another noteworthy performance that showed why he is the best light flyweight in the world.</p> <p>Nietes put on a brutal beating of Gilberto Parra, forcing the Mexican challenger to call it a night going into the 10th of the main event of Pinoy Pride 30 - “D-Day” at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:49:58 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online After comeback win, Donaire wants world title shot <p><strong>QUEZON CITY</strong> - Nonito Donaire Jr. still has what it takes to compete with the cream of the crop in the super bantamweight division after a stellar comeback win.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:47:52 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Limpag: Donnie cements legendary status <p>WITH his latest win, Donnie Nietes, the longest-reigning Filipino world champion now has 35 wins, 1 loss and 4 draws with 21 knockouts.</p> <p>That nine round demolition of pretender Gilberto Parra in Pinoy Pride 30 was just the latest showing in a long line of impressive wins this unassuming, and sometimes overlooked champion from Cebu by way of Murcia had.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:45:20 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online City of Naga bets top 18-Under <p>City of Naga's junior netters dominated the 18-Under division of the 2015 Citigreen Junior Tennis Cup.</p> <p>The tournament is a Group 5 Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) event and attracted 124 entries from the Visayas and Mindanao.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:44:20 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Purefoods dump Alaska, 96-89 <p><strong>MANILA</strong>—Denzel Bowles fired 32 points as Purefoods Star Hotshots overpowered Alaska Aces down-the-stretch to escape with a 96-89 win and sweep the best-of-three quarterfinal series, 2-0, in the 40th PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum yesterday.</p> <p>The Hotshots showed their old deadly form and took an early 6-0 lead, which Joe Devance and Alex Mallari stretched to nine points, 30-21, in the first canto. The 6’8 Devance had three triples, while Mallari added one to start the second period. </p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:43:34 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online DBTC defends title <p>THE Don Bosco Technological Center (DBTC) showed its grit as it edged out Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), 2-0, in the latter’s homecourt to nab back-to-back titles in the boys’ Under-15 division of Aboitiz Cup yesterday.</p> <p>After a scoreless first half, Kyle Ronquillo, the eventual Most Valuable Player, of DBTC lit the fire on the defending champions and scored the first goal in the game on the early goings of the second half. </p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:42:27 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Leylam FC wins, off to Dubai for World Foobtall Fives <p>LEYLAM FC B is bound for Dubai after winning the national finals of The World Football Fives (F5WC) last Saturday at the Chelsea<br /> Blue Pitch in Makati City, Metro Manila.</p> <p>Leylam FC B beat Manila team Aspire, 1-0, with a goal by Micahel Pacite in the championship match.</p> <p>Leylam FC B will be representing the Philippines against 47 other countries in the world championships on April 23 to 25 in Dubai.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:41:42 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Gomez, Jumamil dominate Bantayan triathlon <p>CEBUANA Cianyl Jamae Gonzalez of Parklane Tri-Team and Bohol’s Paul Jumamil of Alaska Tri-Aspire professional team dominated the women’s and men’s standard distance of Tri Team Championship Series 2015 yesterday in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu.</p> <p>Gonzalez shone in the women’s standard distance after completing first the 1.5-kilometer swim segment, 40K bike and 10K run. Louie Villacin placed second, while May Salimbangon nabbed third place.</p> <p>In the men’s division, Jumamil was followed by Parklane Tri-Team’s Emmanuel Comendador of Bohol and Jory Ycong of Repro Optima.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:40:36 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online 5 Pinoys see action in Valor of Champions <p>EIGHT bouts are set to thrill fight fans when Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization One Championship returns to Manila on April 24 at the Mall of Asia Arena. </p> <p>The event dubbed "Valor of Champions", featuring the welterweight championship match between reigning 170 lbs king Ben Askren and challenger Luis Santos, will also include the flyweight match between former title contender Geje Eustaquio of Team Lakay and Thai fighter Anatpong Bunrad.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:55:40 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Cordillera grapplers eye domination <p>WITH just one month of preparations left before the 2015 Palarong Pambansa officially kicks off, Cordillera wrestlers lock their sight on a tremendous performance over other competing regions.</p> <p>The CAR wrestling team bannered by Ifugao athletes trains into high gear in a bid to secure the overall title in the sport event debut May 3-9 in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte.</p> <p>Hungduan wrestling team coach and manager Marilyn Buyucan-Bunolna told Sun.Star Baguio grapplers competing in the combative sport event are on the final stretch of their preparations for the upcoming national event.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:53:48 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Haridas seeks final GM norm in Thailand <p>FOLLOWING his success in earning his second Grand Master norm recently, International Master Haridas Pascua is once again at eyeing the final step as he competes in the upcoming 15th Bangkok Chess Club Open slated April 12-19 in Thailand.</p> <p>Pascua, rated presently as number 12 in the active player’s list of the Philippines, will push to claim his third and final norm in the weeklong international sports tournament to be housed at the Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel next month.</p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:51:48 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Lapaza crowned elite champion <p>CESAR Lapaza Jr. emerged champion in the open elite category of the just-concluded 78th Araw ng Dabaw Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte Criterium Cycling Challenge held in an out-and-back course at the Davao Crocodile Park in Maa.</p> <p>Lapaza Jr. of Cycleline Rider from Butuan checked in at 33 minutes and 54.27 seconds to pocket the title, besting Ronnie Urdaneta of Davao and teammate Gilbert Enarciso who finished second and third, respectively. </p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:26:54 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online HCCS tops division 1 <p> THE Holy Cross College of Sasa (HCCS) and Philippine Women's College (PWC) annxed titles in the junior division cluster 1 and 2, respectively, at the close of the United Basketball League (UBL) held recently at the Gaisano Grand Citimall SkyGym.</p> <p>HCCS hacked out a 74-72 come-from-behind win over the St. Peter's College of Toril (SPCT) in their division 1 finals.</p> <p>With HCCS still trailing from 72-67 deficit with barely 24 seconds left in the game, Glenn Anthony Pasquito of HCCS buried a clutch three-pointer to cut the lead to just two points. </p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:26:16 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online City karatekas shine <p>THE Philippine Shotokan Karatedo Association International-Davao City Headquarters hauled a total of 10 golds, six silvers and four bronzes to emerge overall champion in the recently-concluded 78th Araw ng Dabaw Karatedo Invitational Tournament held at the NCCC Mall Davao.</p> <p>North Cotabato clinched three golds, three silvers and four bronzes to place second while Davao del Sur cornered three golds, two silvers and four bronzes. Panabo City (3-1-0) and Tagum City (2-3-3) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:25:37 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Life as a Lady Green Archer <p>FROM a golden finish last year, Rowelyn Joy Acedo settled for women's board 4 silver medal in the just-concluded 77th UAAP Chess Tournament.<br /> But 19-year-old Joy, who hails from Buhangin in Davao City, was contented with her runner-up stint. </p> <p>"Gihimo man nako akong best jud. Though daghan pajud koy kulang pero gina work out nako para i-improve. Train harder pajud. Bounce back ra ko next year (I really did my best but I still have a lot to improve. I'll train harder and bounce back next year)," she said in a Facebook chat yesterday.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:24:58 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Champions again <p>THE Don Bosco Technological Center (DBTC) came up big in the second half to beat Suba Basbas, 2-0, to win the Under-11 title of the 2015 Aboitiz Cup on the San Roque football field in Mandaue City on Saturday.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:36:57 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online Undefeated Cebuano makes ONE FC debut <p>UNDEFEATED Cebuano Jimmy Yabo makes his ONE Championship debut when he takes on fellow Filipino fighter Edward Kelly in one of the undercard bouts of ONE Championship - “Valor of Champions” on April 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila.</p> <p>Yabo is one of the best fighters from Sel-Def, an MMA gym based in Lapu-Lapu City. He is a teammate of Cebuano star Cary Bullos, who is also in the current roster of the ONE Championship.</p> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:34:36 +0800 Sports | Sun.Star Online