Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi roll back the years in nine-goal thriller

Reuters 01/20/2023

RIYADH-Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi transported fans back in time to the heyday of their storied rivalry, as both forwards got on the scoresheet in an exhibition match on Thursday before Hugo Ekitike earned 10-man PSG a…

Mandaue to build P81M world-class sports center in Paknaan

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/21/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A world-class sports center will soon rise in Mandaue City. The sports center will feature an Olympic size track and field oval, Olympic size swimming pool, high capacity grandstand, basketball courts and tennis…

Pele mourns Maradona: ‘I hope we’ll play together in the sky’

Agence France Presse 11/26/2020

SAO PAULO, Brazil  – Brazilian football great Pele mourned his fellow legend Diego Maradona after the Argentine died Wednesday, saying he hoped they would “play together in the sky” one day. “Sad news today. I have lost…

Brazil’s president wants soccer to return amid pandemic

05/01/2020

SAO PAULO  — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants to see soccer competitions start back up again soon despite the country’s high number of coronavirus cases, arguing Thursday that players are less likely to die from COVID-19 because…

Cebuano booter also making waves in practical shooting

Immae Lachica 02/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Remember Roygbiv Barro? He is  the former football player of Don Bosco and Ateneo de Cebu who is also making waves in his other sport, practical shooting. Read: From shooting soccer balls, Roygbiv Gutierrez…

World Cup Qualifying: PH holds higher-ranked China to goalless draw

Cedelf P. Tupas 10/16/2019

BACOLOD CITY -Disciplined in defense, the Philippines put together a performance to remember to hold China to a goalless draw for a precious point Tuesday night in Fifa World Cup Qualifying at Panaad Stadium here. Neil Etheridge…

Rapinoe, Messi win FIFA player of the year awards

AP 09/24/2019

MILAN — Lionel Messi won his sixth FIFA player of the year award, while Megan Rapinoe won her first at a lavish ceremony at Milan’s iconic Teatro all Scala on Monday, September 23, 2019. Rapinoe was rewarded…

Cebu City gets glimpse of ‘world’s greatest one-legged game’

Mars G. Alison 02/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City is known to be at the forefront of sports development in the country.  This was proven anew when the Queen City of the South hosted the country’s first amputee soccer/football game…

Oroquieta meet was wake up call for Ateneo de Cebu football team, says coach

Mars G. Alison 02/05/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu football team head coach Oliver “Bingbing” Colina believes the 1st Oroquieta Cityhood Soccer Football Cup 2019 was a good exposure for the team. The team finished runner up…

Magis Eagles runner up in Oroquieta Cityhood Soccer Football Cup

Mars G. Alison 02/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) secondary football team came home with first runner-up honors in the 1st Oroquieta Cityhood Soccer Football Cup 2019, which ended on Tuesday, February 5, in Oroquieta,…

Goodbye Brazil: Belgium eliminates five-time World Cup champions

AP 07/07/2018

KAZAN, Russia — Neymar used Brazil’s famed yellow jersey to shield his anguish. The Belgians, clad in red and dancing in a celebratory circle nearby, couldn’t hide their relief. Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the…

Colombia downs Poland; England routs Panama; Japan and Senegal share top spot

Mars Alison 06/25/2018

  Colombia is staying alive in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with a 3-0 outclassing of Poland while Japan and Senegal share the top spot in Group H after drawing their match. Earlier, England marched into…

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