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Nietes keeps crown
Nietes keeps crown
Sun, 29 Mar 2015

QUEZON CITY—Donnie Nietes’ legend lives on after another noteworthy performance that showed why he is the best light flyweight in the world.

Nietes put on a brutal beating of...

Has ‘Money’ undergone drug-testing?
Has ‘Money’ undergone drug-testing?
Fri, 20 Mar 2015

MANNY Pacquiao has had two doping tests already in two weeks.

Fine by me.

Even if they do it everyday, no worries.

As Pacquiao himself said the second time drug agents came...

Sharapova beats Azarenka on 6th match point at Indian Wells
Sharapova beats Azarenka on 6th match point at Indian Wells
Wed, 18 Mar 2015

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 on her sixth match point in a third-round pairing of former No. 1-ranked players at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.

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Vacationing Irish couple makes top 10
Vacationing Irish couple makes top 10
Sun, 15 Mar 2015

THE fourth edition of the Kawasan Falls Marathon (KFM) attracted more foreign participants than expected yesterday in Badian, Cebu, and among these were couple Paul Hunt and Laureen Smyth of...

Welterweight Andre Berto stops Josesito Lopez in 6th round
Welterweight Andre Berto stops Josesito Lopez in 6th round
Sat, 14 Mar 2015

ONTARIO, Calif. — While the crowd booed and Josesito Lopez argued in vain with the referee, Andre Berto leaped on the ropes and raised his arms.

A little drama wasn't about to stop the...

Top guns weigh in

Top guns weigh in

CEBU is not just the home of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines for the past three years, it is also where some of the top...

Sugbuanon escapes Niños in South Bowl

Sugbuanon escapes Niños in South Bowl

TEAM Sugbuanon escaped a close match against the Cebu Niños, 13-12, in the championship match of the first South Bowl 2015:...

Donnie Nietes gets new foe

Donnie Nietes gets new foe

WITH just a little over a month before his world title defense, World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight champion...

Talk ‘N Text seeks solo leadership

Talk ‘N Text seeks solo leadership

MANILA — Talk ‘n Text seeks solo leadership when it battles Kia Carnival, while Ginebra faces cellar dweller Blackwater Elite...

Sports News

Still overweight

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:59 p.m.

NONITO Donaire Jr. is still well above the super bantamweight division at 128 pounds with just a few more days before the weigh-ins this Friday. But his father and trainer Nonito Sr. is certain that the former five-division world champion will make the 122-pound limit with ease and without dehydrating himself.

“He will make weight, his conditioning is better now than that of his last fight,” Donaire Sr. told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

Miller looks to bounce back

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:56 p.m.

XXTERRA pro Joseph Miller is determined to bounce back in the next leg of Xterra Asia-Pacific Championships Series 2015 after suffering a flat tire in the Albay leg last month.

Miller, who is currently in the sixth spot among the pro off-road warriors with 66 points, will be gearing up for the Xterra Saipan this weekend.

Quijano: On why I’m not going

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:55 p.m.

I’LL probably pass up this opportunity to watch Manny Pacquiao kick Floyd Mayweather’s butt up close.

First off, since the tickets are quite pricey, my best shot is to get accredited as part the media officially covering the fight. This way, since I’ll be covering the fight for Sun.Star Cebu I will be given a media credential and therefore, won’t be needing a ticket.

Limpag: Blu Boys coach feels the Blues

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:54 p.m.

IN 2010, Coach Dionisio Bacarisas launched a desperate plea addressed at the local school league--help the dying sport of baseball and softball.

Five years later, the two sports are still in the ICU, on life-support, with only the Department of Education meets saving it. If not for City Olympics, Cviraa and the Palaro, kids who are into the sport have nowhere else to look forward to.

Anything is possible, like finishing a full Ironman

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:53 p.m.

by Richelieu Mariano Ho Contributor

Cebu set for Olympic qualifiers

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:51 p.m.

AFTER experiencing several hardships, the Cebu City men’s beach volleyball team is all set to join the SouthEast Asian Zonal Olympic Qualifiers this April 4 in Thailand.

Edmar Bonono, who earlier quit the team after joining Cignal indoor volleyball team based in Manila, decided to return and play with the team after Cebu City Sports Commission Chairman Edward Hayco made a deal with Cignal.

Loman submits opponent in Team Lakay Champs 9

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:32 p.m.

TEAM Lakay’s Stephen Loman scored his fifth win in his young mixed martial arts career by submitting Manila based fighter Richard Morales of D' Elements Gym via rear naked choke in the main event of the recently concluded Team Lakay Championship 9 held at the La Trinidad Municipal Gym March 21.

The finish came in the 2:16 marker of the second round, following a sharp takedown and excellent ground control that set up his opponent.

Loreto retains IBO lightfly crown

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:28 p.m.

FRESH from his 45-day appendix operation, International Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Rey Loreto of Highland Boxing Gym in La Trinidad retained his crown after stopping his foe in the first round.

Loreto needed a minute and 45 seconds in the first round to knock out former champion Nkosinathi Joyi in a rematch in East London, South Africa.

UB cops BBEAL men’s volleyball crown

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:26 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of Baguio Cardinals dished out top performance in game three of their finals match-up against the University of the Cordilleras Jaguars to claim the men's volleyball crown of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League season 28.

The Cardinals disposed UC in four sets 20-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 to claim their second title in the almost three-decade collegiate sports association Saturday afternoon at the Saint Louis University Prince Bernhard Gym.

Double check

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 04:50 p.m.

FOR the first time in (so many) years, a basketball tournament is being played at the Bacolod City Plaza. It took some eight years for the Monico Cup to finally stage its annual event at the heart of the city.

The timing is right. It is summer. Monico is the mayor. Younger brother Art is the chief of Office of Youth and Sports Development. Jack Marañon, the ever loyalist, is still the commissioner and in-charge of referees.