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Taipei welcomes Pinoy athletes

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WELCOME to Taipei 2017 Universiade. This was the message of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Director Tony Tsai to the Filipino athletes who will see action in the 29th Summer Universiade scheduled Aug. 19-30 in Taipei. “I also wish…

Sadorra, 2 others show way

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Standings after three rounds: (Filipinos unless stated) 3 points -- I. Popov (Russia), L. Pantsulaia (Georgia), J. Sadorra. 2.5 -- A. Grigoryan (Armenia), H. Pascua. 2 - P. Bersamina, J. Gomez. D. Laylo, B. Nadera, O. Dimakiling, M. Gagunashvili (Goergia).…

Lambunao clinches gold

JAMYLA Lambunao, Philippine memory sport’s brightest prospect, bagged a gold medal in the Random Words event and earned the title of International Master of Memory (IMM) during the 23rd World Memory Championship held last weekend in Hainan, China. Competing in…

A good yearfor PH sports -- Garcia

THE country’s failure to meet the expectations in the 17th Asian Games last September is not a reflection of the overall state of Philippine sports for 2014. “We cannot judge the status or situation of Philippine sports based on one…

Pacman: Floyd has ‘nowhere to run’

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GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines (AFP) - Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao vowed to chase Floyd Mayweather into ring submission after his US rival offered to fight him next year in a blockbuster world title face-off. “He (Mayweather) has reached a dead…

Pascua in upset win

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FIVE Filipino players, led by GM John Paul Gomez and giant-killer IM Haridas Pascua, made their presence felt after two rounds in the 2014 PSC-Puregold International Chess Challenge at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City. Gomez, who emerged as…

UST ends FEU’s athletics’ reign

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas ended Far Eastern University's 11-year reign in the women's division to claim the championship in the UAAP athletics tournament recently at the Philsports oval. The Tigresses registered a total of 478 points to dethrone the Lady…

Don't count him out yet-- ‘Bata’ takes another one

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--He's 60, old enough to be someone else's grandfather, but Efren "Bata" Reyes defied the effects of aging by emerging champion in the MP (Manny Pacquiao) Cup Philippine Open 10-Ball finale Friday night at the SM City mall…

Big show by Galima

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BACOLOD City -- Candon City native James Galima opened up the athletics competitions yesterday in thrilling fashion, topping the boys 5000m run and edged his closest rival with only two seconds for the gold in the 2014 Batang Pinoy national…

Georgian GM rules chessfest; Gomez 5th

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TROMSO Olympiad veteran GM John Paul Gomez outwitted compatriot Roel Abelgas in the ninth round and then drew with eventual champion GM Levan Pantsulaia of Georgia to emerge as the highest-placed Filipino player at the end of the 2014 Philippine…

Russian GM spoils Antonio’s unbeaten run

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Standings after eight rounds: (Filipinos unless stated) 6 points -- A. Demchenko (Russia), L. Pantsulaia (Georgia). 5.5 -- M. Gagunashvili (Georgia), I. Popov (Russia), M. Mozharov (Russia). A. Grigoryan (Armenia). 5 -- J. Gomez, D. Laylo, R. Antonio, N. Sunilduthlyna…

Novelty Christmas Chessfest set Dec. 21

AS part of its Christmas celebration, the Novelty Chess Club will stage its first-ever chess team tournament at the Quezon City Hall lobby on Sunday, Dec.21 Twenty six teams have already confirmed their participation in the one-day competition, which is…

Record lift for Cebu bet

BACOLOD City -- At first glance, you wouldn’t think 14-year-old Leonida Cambarijan is a weightlifting athlete -- with her frail looks and skinny arms, not to mention a 4-11 height. You could easily mistake her for a nine-year-old kid. But…

FIM-Asian motocross on Dec.13

THE REGION'S best riders will pit guts and skills when the FIM Asian Motocross Championship erupts on Dec. 13 and 14 at the Speedworld Circuit in SM Bicutan. Top motocross daredevils from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Sri Lanka,…

Bautista in upset win

GENERAL SANTOS CITY-- Arnel Bautista played remarkable shot-making by upsetting defending champion Thorsten Hohmann, 9-5, after three days of eliminations in the MP Cup Philippine Open 10-Ball champiosnhip at the SM City Mall here. The streaking Bautista, recent winner of…
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