UC launches attack

THE University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters were relentless on defense and consistent in offense. They made it to the winner’s column at the expense of the University of Southern Philippine Foundation (USPF) Panthers, following a masterful 80-67 victory in the 2013 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

Power forward Kenneth Niones delivered 20 points, on top of seven rebounds and two
assists, while shooter Kim Gomez finished with 20, two rebounds, three assists and four steals to help the two-time champions pick their first victory of the season. (READ MORE)

Decisions, decisions … (on finding the course that suits you)

By Jedd Uy ONE critical decision to be made in our lives (aside from deciding which Facebook photo to post as a profile picture) happens to be selecting a college course. It can be a frustrating exercise as a streamlined process or one-size-fits-all approach has yet to be discovered. We’re talking four or five-year courses

DBTC kids in UK trip

FOUR talented Cebuano footballers will get a football experience of a lifetime with a three-week educational and training camp in Longborough, United Kingdom.

Right winger Josh Rupert Asignar, defender Tristan Karl Enad, midfielder Yuan Josemari Reña and left winger Charles Unabia, all from Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC), earned a slot in the 22-member Philippine Under-11 squad that will travel to UK. (READ MORE)

Cebuanos bag 3rd in Dubai tourney

DUBAI—A team of former college standouts and weekend warriors from Cebu won third place in the Pinoy Futbol Club (PFC) Regional Tournament, which concluded last Friday at the International Football Academy in Dubai, UAE. Team Cebu scored a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Luzon in a knockout match to end its roller-coaster ride in the seven-a-side tournament on a high note.

Ashley Soquena broke a 1-1 deadlock in the 23rd minute to ensure a podium finish for the Cebuanos. Reynante Esparcia earlier equalized for Cebu two minutes after Don Batang gave Luzon the lead in the ninth minute. (READ  MORE)

Mission accomplished

THE Cebu City Central School (CCS) and the University of San Carlos Basic Education reclaimed their dominance in the Milo Little Olympics elementary and secondary cheerdance competition in yesterday’s opening salvo of the 18th Milo Little Olympics Visayas Elimination at the Cebu City Sports Center.

CCS beat Don Vicente Rama Memorial Elementary and St. Paul College Foundation Inc. for the title. (READ MORE)

PHL routs Japan

AFTER that loss against Chinese Taipei, a lot of questions were raised against the Philippines. Last night, Gilas Pilipinas answered them all, showing tremendous defense and tenacity in offence in routing Japan, 90-71, in the second round of eliminations in the Fiba Asia Men’s championships.

The Philippines is now 2-1 in Group E—where the top three teams of Groups A and B are pooled—trailing Qatar (3-0) and Chinese Taipei (3-0), which won earlier. (READ MORE)

Cobra Ironman’s new king

ALL he wanted was a romantic getaway in a tropical island, but two-time Olympian Courtney Atkinson ended up beating fellow Australians to rule the pro men’s division of the Cobra Energy Drink 70.3 Ironman Philippines yesterday at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City.

Atkinson, a veteran of the 2008 and 2012 Olympics who has seven International Triathlon Union titles, finished the 1.9-kilometer swim, 90-kilometer bike and 21-kilometer run in 3:58:07. He was more than a minute ahead of three-time champion Pete Jacobs (3:59:09), who settled for second despite slashing some seven minutes from his time last year. David Dellow was third in 4:02:22, while two-time world champion Chris McCormack was fourth in 4:02:22. Brent McMahon got fifth place in 4:04:05. READ MORE

Tingbits

By Jedd Uy I have a bit of a dilemma. As interested as I am to jump on the sudden “minion” craze that preceded the opening of one movie not too long ago, the odds do not seem to be in my favor. I’d like to say that it had to do with the fact

Jacobs hopes to win again in Ironman 70.3

REIGNING 2012 Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs eyes his fourth title in the men’s pro of the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines when he races in this year’s edition at the Shangri-la Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City in August.

Jacobs confirmed his participation along with Belinda Granger, last year’s women’s pro champion. (READ MORE)