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Jerusalem makes mandatory weigh-in

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Melvin Jerusalem poses after the mandatory weigh-in conducted by Games and Amusement Board-Cebu City supervisor Rolando Mendoza. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/EDITO VILLAMOR)

ALA Boxing Gym’s Melvin “Gringo” Jerusalem’s discipline and determination paid off as he passed the mandatory weigh-in prior to his world title showdown against the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) world minimum weight champion Wanheng Menayothin of Thailand on Jan. 25 in Phitsanuloke Province in Thailand. The 22-year-old Jerusalem, who holds a record of 11-0-0 […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

PSC eyes national tertiary tourneys

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The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will be tapping the help of some of the country’s big collegiate leagues as they look to provide more avenues for aspiring athletes to further hone their skills. PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said the PSC will spearhead the conduct of national tournaments pitting athletes from various collegiate tournaments. The […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

UV pug leads winners’ circle in ALA Sinulog boxing card

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DOMINIQUE Casañares of University of the Visayas (UV) boxing team was among the winners in the 12 amateur bouts showcased last Sunday in the ALA Boxing Gym Sinulog Amateur Boxing Series at the Gaisano Country Mall parking area. Casañares won over PhilAust Boxing Gym’s Mel Anthony Ando in the experienced category’s 52kg division bout by […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Former Tamaraw erupts for 50 points in City Hoops

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FORMER Far Eastern University Tamaraw Joel Lee Yu exploded for a league-high 50 points as he carried the USC Elevens over the Don Bosco Alumni Caravario, 104-64, in the Tough Gear Sportswear City Hoops Basketball League at the Visayan Glass Gym in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City last Sunday. Lee Yu scored 18 points in the […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Slots for upcoming All-Women’s Ultra Marathon sold out in just ten minutes

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All 300 slots for the upcoming All Women’s Ultra Marathon (Awum) were filled just 10 minutes after registration opened yesterday. Cebu Ultrarunners Club’s Tony Galon, one of the organizers, told Cebu Daily News that this year’s time was way better than last year, wherein it took 26 minutes before all 250 slots were taken. Registration […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Broncos take on Bobcats

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THE BRONCOS will look to continue their winning ways in the Elite Basketball Club-Toledo when they take on the Bobcats tomorrow at the CEDC Multipurpose Gym in the city. With a 2-0 (win-loss) record, the Broncos will try to carry over their momentum from their previous game when they clash with the Bobcats in the […]

Posted: January 18th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Cebuana jin eyes big tournaments this year

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Nica Garces competes in the National Milo Little Olympics in this 2015 photo. (CDN FILE)

PROMISING Cebuana taekwondo star Nica Garces has set her goals for this year. The 17-year-old former University of Cebu (UC) jin, who is now with the National University (NU) Bulldogs, said she is hoping to be selected again by the Philippine National Team so she could compete in various tournaments outside the country, particularly the […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Cebu chosen as one of selected areas to benefit from relaunch of Philippine Sports Institute

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The rebirth of the Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) has given a renewed hope for the country’s sports program. It is a major undertaking that needed the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to set aside P25 million to fund the project. Selected regions, including Cebu, will immediately feel its effects through the creation of regional training centers […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

New Ormoc City NHS wins crown

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THE NEW Ormoc City National High School Eagles claimed the title in the Ormoc stop of the SM National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) 2016 as they thwarted the Margen National High School Green Primes, 79-57, in the deciding Game Three of the finals over at the packed Ormoc City Superdome. The Eagles got a combined […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

LOOKING BRIGHT

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Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. (fourth from left) is given a memento after delivering his keynote speech during the launching of the PSI yesterday. He is joined on stage by PSC Chairman William Ramirez (third  from left) and his commissioners, including Ramon Fernandez (leftmost). (CDN PHOTO / CALVIN CORDOVA)

Pasig City- In front of hundreds of athletes, coaches of the Philippine Team and major sports stakeholders, William “Butch” Ramirez admitted he had some sleepless nights thinking the state of the country’s sports program. “On my way here, a friend of mine asked me ‘how are you?’ I didn’t know what to say. I was […]

Posted: January 16th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »