PSC seeks to form a unified sports league

THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) wanted to create a unified tertiary sports league, where the best athletes in every school sports organization will get to compete nationally or go abroad and compete for glory. But in the process, it will eliminate existing organizations such as Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (Fessap), the Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa), the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (Scuaa) and the University Games to give way to the birth of one national federation. Source: Local News

Winning by a hair’s breadth

JUNREY Navara of General Santos City and Cebuano Jonel Carcueva took the spotlight in the LBC Ronda Pilipinas Visayas Qualifying Race after an explosive sprint finish in Danao City, northern Cebu yesterday. Navara of Navy Standard Insurance gained a slight edge over Carcueva in a photo-finish to clinch the top spot in the Visayas Qualifying Race and the P30,000 cash purse. Navara finished the 170-kilometer race in 3 hours, 58 minutes and 35.30 seconds, which was 10 milliseconds faster than second placer Carcueva, who’s a native of Minglanilla, Cebu. Source:Read More

Pages: Ouch! I’m out

QUESTION: What sport induces the most sprains, fractures, swelling and surgeries? A 13-year analysis (from 2002 to 2014) was conducted among high school athletes in the U.S. and the results may surprise you. Among the 20 sports compiled, bowling ranks the lowest. That’s understandable. Bowling is zero-contact. Tennis ranks 17th. It’s a sport where your opponent stands across the net 78 feet away. Still, tennis produces injuries, just ask Djokovic, Murray, Nishikori and Wawrinka. Source: Local News

Quijano: Of MMA fighters becoming boxers

COMING on the heels of Conor McGregor’s financially lucrative albeit unsuccessful foray into the world of professional boxing, it’s no surprise that we hear MMA fighters transitioning into the “Sweet Science.” Belator MMA’s undefeated welterweight fighter Michael “Venom” Page recently made his debut by stopping opponent Jonathan Castano in the third round. Former UFC heavyweight title contender Gabriel Gonzaga is also set to make his debut next week in the boxing series called “New England’s Future.” Source: Local News

Mendoza: Unbelievable Fajardo watches Game 5 at home

JUNE Mar Fajardo winning his fourth straight Most Valuable Player award in the Philippine Basketball Association on Friday surprised no one. In victory, Fajardo broke the records of Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, whose identical 4 MVPs didn’t come consecutively. Even when the ongoing PBA Governors’ Cup had yet to start, Fajardo had already accumulated a margin way ahead of his closest MVP pursuers. After the first two conferences, Fajardo was already virtually unreachable. Source: Local News

Fernandez sees Fajardo winning 4 more MVP awards

PHILIPPINE basketball legend Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez, the first player to win four Most Valuable Player titles from the PBA, sees Cebuano giant June Mar Fajardo winning four more MVP awards before the San Miguel Beer slotman hangs up his jersey. Fernandez, who won the MVP titles in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988, says Fajardo, who won his fourth straight MVP award recently, can double his tally. Source: Local News

USPF ends 7-year wait, beats SWU

AFTER a seven-year wait, the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) is finally back at the top of Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. girls’ volleyball. USPF, which last won the crown in 2010, rallied from behind to beat Southwestern University (SWU)-Phinma, 19-25, 25-15, 25-12, 25-23, in Game 3 of the girls volleyball finals yesterday at the University of San Carlos (USC) Main Gym. Source: Local News

Global absorbs huge defeat vs. Kaya FC

GLOBAL Cebu FC suffered a huge setback following a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Kaya FC-Makati in a crucial Philippines Football League (PFL) match yesterday at the University of Makati Stadium in Makati. Kaya FC-Makati scored an early goal compliments of striker Jordan Mintah. Mintah broke away from the defense of right back Jerry Barbaso to score a goal in the eighth minute. Source: Local News

Aguilar wins Cetba tourney

INDAY Aguilar put up a solid score in the fourth game to reign in the Cebu Tenpin Bowling Association (Cetba) Friday Group Weekly Tournament last Friday at the SM City Bowling Center. Aguilar, a 36-handicapper, scored 234 in the final game to finish the four-game series with a total score of 836, beating senior bowler Nestor Ranido, who finished with 784. Aguilar’s score in the fourth game made up for her low score of 135 in the third game. Aguilar scored 173 and 170 in the first two games. Source:Read More

These paddlers just power on

IT’S 30 minutes before the clock strikes 5 in the morning, and it’s only a matter of time until the calm, serene sea would again take part of a team of women’s journey as dragon boat athletes. The arriving daylight brought along with it a newfound motivation that slowly made its way into the athletes’ veins. Any traces of slumber still on their faces began to disappear. Within the next two hours, the group will battle the heat, their muscles tensed and brows furrowed in determination as they maneuver theirRead More