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SO far, so good

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SO FAR, so good. That’s how experts all over the world think about the decision of GM Wesley So to transfer from the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) to the United States Chess Federation (USCF) in his bid…

Martinez caps year with 6th-place finish in Zagreb

SOCHI Olympian Michael Christian Martinez capped the year by placing sixth in the 47th Golden Spin of Zagreb held recently in Croatia. The four-day competition is a part of the ISU Challenger Series, a group of senior-level skating events with…

Fajardo is best of ‘em all in 2014

THE year just past also left a trail of individual achievements in the PBA now enjoying greater patronage than never before. June Mar Fajardo achieved a great mileage right on his third year in the pro league, capturing the Most…

Wesley’s world

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Final standings: Open 8 points - W. So (USA) 6.5 -- X. Bu (China), J. Becerra (USA), A. Yermolinsky (USA), V. Georgiev (Macedonia) 6 -- S. Erenburg (USA), J. Zhou (China), M. Dlugy (USA), A. Chandra (USA). N. Mitkov (Macedonia),…

High marks for TRAP

A HEARTENING year it was for the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) as it merited high ratings from the Asian Triathlon Confederation in the latter’s 2014 evaluation of the 35 national sports federations (NFs) in the continent. TRAP was…

Defining moment

Mixers join elite group of Grand Slam winners AND it came to pass that ‘coffee’ would be a byword in the year that has just ended. Even up to this moment, there is no doubt that the fans are still…

Who else but Wesley

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CATCH him if you can. GM Wesley So underscored his billing as one of the world’s leading players by winning the title in the 24th Annual North American Open with still one round left at the Bally’s Casino Resort in…

Alfafara, Espejo lead way

MARK Alfafara ang Marck Espejo, the MVPs in the last two UAAP men’s volleyball seasons, are locked in a tight race this early for the league’s highest individual award. University of Santo Tomas ace Alfafara, the Season 75 MVP, leads…

2014 banner year for Army, Petron

NOW on its second year, the fledgling Philippine SuperLiga saw the extension of Philippine Army’s reign and the rise of Petron Blaze to the throne. Coach Rico de Guzman stressed that the Lady Troopers’ supremacy in the season-opening All-Filipino Conference…

UAAP: Anotado takes scoring lead

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas striker Steven Anotado leads all comers in scoring in the UAAP men’s football tournament with six goals. Anotado took the upper hand after scoring a hat-trick in the Growling Tigers’ 3-0 win over University of the…

Fajardo is PBA week’s best

SINCE playing for Gilas Pilipinas the last two years, there’s no doubt that San Miguel Beer’s young center June Mar Fajardo is now the league’s most dominant big man. Despite the regular double-teaming and physical defense applied on him throughout…

Stags Run slated Jan. 25

SAN Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila will hold the 5th Stags Run scheduled on January 25 next year at Rajah Sulayman in Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard with hopes of generating funds for its missionary missions here and abroad. Rev. Fr. Joel Alve, OAR,…

Still spiking hot

ARMY’s Mary Jean Balse against PLDT’s Charo Soriano in a Shakey’s V-League Third Conference match. KNOWN to be more of a school-based tournament, the Shakey’s V-League did everything more than that in the year about to end. The 11-year league…

Hook Shot rules P2.5M Juvenile championship

COME the 2015 Triple Crown Series in May, this beautiful, 2-year-old filly will be on everybody’s lips. Her name is Hook Shot, who displayed a brave, amazing run yesterday to beat 12 others and rule the Philracom Juvenile championship at…

Albo shines in Sun tilt

JEWEL Angelo Albo delivered an impressive feat while national junior players Sarah Joy Barredo and Ros Leenard Pedrosa won against separate foes over the weekend in Sun Cellular-Ming Ramos National Junior Badminton Tournament national finals at the SM Annex North…
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