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Short captures Negros chess crown

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Final standings after nine rounds (Filipinos unless stated) 8 points -- N. Short (England) 7 - K. Grigoryan (Armenia), D. H. Nguyen (Vietnam) 6 -- S. Narayanan (India), R. Antonio, M. T. Tran (Vietnam), K. Yap, O. Dimakiling 5.5 --…

Marano is new Superliga ambassador

FOR her strong influence to the youth and deep love of the sport, Abby Marano was the top choice by the Philippine Superliga (PSL) as the newest league ambassador. Marano, the star middle blocker of F2 Logistics, was appointed to…

Short takes charge

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Standings after eight rounds: (Filipinos unless stated) 7 points -- N. Short (England) 6 points -- D. H. Nguyen (Vietnam), S. Narayanan (India), R. Antonio, K. Grigoryan (Armenia) 5.5 -- T. Montoyo TOP seed GM Nigel Short won as expected…

Short, Antonio keep lead

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Standings after seven rounds: (Filipinos unless stated) 6 points -- R. Antonio, N. Short (England) 5 -- S. Narayanan (India), D. H. Nguyen (Vietnam), T.M. Tran (Vietnam), M Roque, K. Grigoryan (Armenia) 4.5 -- R. Dableo. D, Mangao, C. Garma,…

Antonio draws with British champ Short, keeps lead

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Standings after five rounds: (Filipinos unless stated) 4.5 points -- R. Antonio 4 -- D. H. Nguyen (Vietnam), E. Montoya, S. Narayanan (India). N. Short (England) 3.5 -- R. Dableo. E. Emperado, J. Salubre, D, Mangao, C. Garma, T.M. Tran…

NU wins UAAP men’s badminton title

NATIONAL University stamped its class over University of the Philippines, 3-0, to clinch its fourth consecutive men’s championship in the UAAP badminton tournament yesterday at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall. Registering another perfect season with their 35th straight win, the…

Philracom revenues increase

REAPING the benefits of its innovations and membership in the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the Philippine Racing Commission arrested the decline of horse-racing revenues for the past three years with a marked increase in sales of P8 million…

Antonio wrests solo lead

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GM Rogelio Antonio, Jr. continued his remarkable showing by beating erstwhile co-leader Edsel Montoya in the fourth round of the 2017 Negros International Open Chess tournament in Bacolod. Antonio, who withdrew from the recent “Battle of GMs’ due to illness,…

Pinoy chesser in upset win

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LITTLE-known Edsel Montoya authored the worthiest of several upset wins when he shocked second seed GM Karen Grigoryan of Armenia to share the lead with GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. after three rounds in the 2017 Negros International Open chess tournament…

ESPN, TV 5 in 5-year tie-up

BRISTOL-based ESPN returns to the country after a long hiatus as it agreed with TV5 for a five-year collaboration that will cater to its Filipino sports fans. “TV5 is not dead,” said TV5 president Chot Reyes. “We are the authority…

Short downs Fronda

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FORMER world championship contender GM Nigel Short of England lived up to his high billing when he defeated World Chess Olympiad veteran WIM Jan Jodilyn Fronda at the start of the 2017 Negros International Open in Bacolod Short, who is…

Pacquiao lauds wushu champ

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NO LESS than world boxing champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao lauded the achievement of wushu star Jomar Balangui in the recent 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei last Aug. 17-30. Balangui presented to Sen. Pacquiao the silver medal that he won in…

Bruin, Sawada shine

CLARK, Pampanga -- Australia-based Dutch Thomas Bruin bucked an early slip and delivered as promised, winning the Classic event of the 2017 Powerman Philippines Asian Championships presented by Summit Natural Drinking Water here yesterday. Bruin, 27, dropped his rehydration bottle…

Cebu to host APUG

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CEBU, the “Queen City in the South” will be the host of the second Asia Pacific University Games (APUG) on Dec. 6-11. This was confirmed after Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) vice-presdient Atty. Baldomero Estenzo of…

Marikina guns for 3rd win

Games today: (Navotas Sports Complex) 6 p.m. --Valenzuela vs Marikina 7:30 p.m.-- Navotas vs. Caloocan MARIKINA battles Valenzuela and Navotas meets Caloocan in a pair of North Division matches today in the 2017 Metro Basketball Tournament (MBT) seniors competition at…
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