DEFENSE-MINDED

Glendale G. Rosal 04/19/2018

Central Visayas girls’ futsal team banks on tough defense to win crown Vigan City, Ilocos Sur — The Central Visayas girls’ futsal team turned to its pesky defense to defeat the National Capital Region, 10-2, in the…

Beijing holds successful missile defense test

AFP 02/06/2018

CHINA said Tuesday it successfully conducted a test of a ground-based missile defense system amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Concern over a potential conflict with nuclear-armed North Korea is growing following a series of bellicose…

Nietes title defense on HBO show

Glendale G. Rosal 01/19/2018

The title defense of reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world flyweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes against Argentinian former world title holder Juan Carlos Reveco has been added to the stacked card of HBO’s Boxing After Dark on…

Antonio wins, Torre falters

Marlon Bernardino 11/16/2017

  FILIPINO Grandmaster Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. (Elo 2431) trounced American Fide Master Krishan Jhunjhnuwala (Elo 2340) in the 8th round Thursday, to climb to a two-way tie for second place in the 27th World Senior Chess…

‘Ahas’ title defense not this year?

Glendale G. Rosal 10/13/2017

The much-awaited first mandatory title defense of three-division world champion and reigning IBF world flyweight king Donnie “Ahas” Nietes may not happen this year. This after ALA Promotions International CEO Michael P. Aldeguer told Cebu Daily News…

Mandatory title defense for Melindo in Feb. 2018

Glen Dale Rosal 09/18/2017

After Milan “El Metodico” Melindo put on a courageous showing to defend his IBF world junior flyweight title against South African two-division world champion Hekkie “Hexecutioner” Budler last Saturday night in the Pinoy Pride 42 fight card…

Warriors expect dogfight in Milo Olympics title defense

Glendale G. Rosal 08/24/2017

With fewer players and with the return of chief nemesis and 17-time winner University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters, defending champion University of San Carlos-Basic Education (USC-BED) is feeling the heat as it tries to defend its overall…

MINGLANILLA UP 1-0

Calvin D. Cordova 07/03/2017

Banking on a suffocating zone defense, the Minglanilla Archangels slowed down the Consolacion Sarok Weavers in the third quarter to post a 77-70 win in Game 1 of the 2017 Cebu Governor’s Cup Inter-cities/Municipalities Basketball Tournament Best-of-Three…

A lot going on for Murray as title defense begins

AP 07/03/2017

  LONDON — Based on Andy Murray’s body language alone, reporters’ questions can produce an inordinate amount of consternation. He’ll puff his cheeks, then let out a sigh. He’ll rub his forehead, then clutch his chin. When…

Melindo’s title-defense set Sept. 16

Dale G. Rosal 06/22/2017

NEWLY crowned International Boxing Federation (IBF) light flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo will make his first title defense on Sept. 16 in the Pinoy Pride 42 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. ALA Promotions…