Former USJ-R wingman Gastador joins Team KCS

Glendale G. Rosal 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Miguel Gastador, the former wingman of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) is grateful for the rare chance to suit up for the undermanned Visayas leg champions of the VisMin Super Cup, the…

Diaz gets P5M more from PSC

Dale Rosal 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) provided an additional P5-million cash incentive for the country’s first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.  Diaz, who bagged the country’s historic gold medal in the women’s -55 kilogram category of…

Ando has the makings of another Hidilyn – Puentevella

Glendale G. Rosal 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) chief Monico Puentevella believes that Cebuana weightlifter Elreen Ann Ando possesses the same champion qualities as Olympic champion Hidilyn Diaz. The 22-year old Ando debuted in the…

GM Steinberg believes it will be a tough Dagami-Iloilo finals in Wesley So Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Israeli Grand Master (GM) Nitzan Steinberg, the import of the Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors expects a tooth-and-nail battle against the Iloilo Kisela Knights in their south division finals showdown that was moved to…

Another injury-plagued team pulls out of VisMin Super Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The injury-plagued Mindanao Leg of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup has lost another team. The MisOr Brew Authoritea, whose roster was badly depleted due to injuries to its players, has decided…

‘Hidilyn Model’ in full display

Dale Rosal 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez revealed that the country’s national team athletes follow a certain system patterned after Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz’s training program in their effort to produce an…

Explorers start playoff bid in VisMin Super Cup Mindanao leg 

Dale Rosal 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Pagadian Explorers will defend their homecourt on Thursday, July 29, 2021, as they start the playoffs of the Mindanao leg of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup at the Pagadian gymnasium in Pagadian…

Nesthy Petecio ‘blessed’ as Olympic gold quest continues

Francis T.J. Ochoa 07/28/2021

TOKYO—Chalk up another medal for Team Philippines here. Nesthy Petecio will get to decide what color it will be. Petecio hammered out a unanimous decision win over Yeni Arias Castaneda of Colombia in the women’s boxing featherweight…

Ando finishes 7th in women’s weightlifting in Tokyo

Glendale G. Rosal 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana weightlifter Elreen Anne Ando capped off her Olympics debut with a promising seventh-place finish in the women’s -64kg division weightlifting competition at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday evening.…

Father-and-son tandem win in Liloan XC MTB race

Dale Rosal 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The father-and-son tandem of Dongkey and Khalil Sanchez flexed their winning form in the Liloan Cross-Country Challenge 2.0 mountainbike competition held in Barangay Jubay, Liloan town, northern Cebu on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Dongkey dominated…

Diaz: I still could not believe I won gold

Glendale G. Rosal 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s not easy to get a good night’s sleep nowadays. Especially if you are Hidilyn Diaz. Diaz who on Monday evening, July 26, gave the country its first-ever Olympic gold medal in almost a…

VisMin Super Cup: Basilan sweeps Mindanao leg elims, gains outright finals seat

Dale Rosal 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Jumbo Plastic-Basilan Peace Riders stamped their dominance in the Mindanao leg of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup after sweeping the elimination round. Basilan earned its eighth straight win by beating the…

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