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R.B. Potot Sr. Memorial Chess Tournament set April 24 in Cebu
by Rick Olivares - April 20, 2021 - 1:20pm
RiChessmasters (RCM) and Professional Chess Association of the Philippines teams Lapu Lapu City Naki Warriors and the Cordova Dagami Warriors have organized the 1st R.B. Potot Sr. Memorial Chess Tournament, which...
Is the breakaway Super Euro League really bad for football?
by Rick Olivares - April 19, 2021 - 12:50pm
The alleged European Super League has the world of sports abuzz. If this happens, it will be the first time since the 2000s where the modern-day football [pyramid was aligned. 
Philippine futsal history: Mini football in 1981
by Rick Olivares - April 16, 2021 - 5:34pm
We take a look back at the history of the game and to where it is today and where it is poised to go.
40 Years of futsal in the Philippines
by Rick Olivares - April 13, 2021 - 4:56pm
One of the sports poised to go to the next level in the succeeding years — pandemic or no pandemic — is futsal.
Wesley So Cup to kick off May 15
by Rick Olivares - April 12, 2021 - 11:45am
The Wesley So Cup, as the reinforced conference of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines will be called, will fire off on May 15.
PCAP bares All-Star Game rules
by Rick Olivares - April 9, 2021 - 3:12pm
The league announced the rules for its star-studded match on May 2 following a board meeting last Wednesday.
BaliPure Purest Water Defenders: Progress and motivation
by Rick Olivares - April 8, 2021 - 1:11pm
The Purest Water Defenders aren’t star-studded and loaded like in the past. But their desire to compete remains.
Laguna Heroes: An example of team play, humility, belief
by Rick Olivares - April 6, 2021 - 12:38pm
Any sports team doesn’t win on talent alone — stacked lineup or not.
PCAP to hold All-Star Game in May
by Rick Olivares - April 5, 2021 - 12:25pm
Professional Chess Association of the Philippines chairman Michael Chua bared that the league will launch its first-ever All-Star Game at a date to be announced.
Laguna wins first pro chess tournament crown in thriller vs Camarines
by Rick Olivares - April 4, 2021 - 11:15am
With Camarines and Laguna squared with one win each in Armageddon, it came down to the board between Asuela and Literatus.
Laguna, Camarines clash in PCAP All-Filipino Finals
by Rick Olivares - April 1, 2021 - 10:43am
It’s the Laguna Heroes versus the Camarines Soaring Eagles in the All-Filipino Conference finals of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines.
Eyes on bigger prize: GM Joey Antonio shoots for glory
by Rick Olivares - March 31, 2021 - 1:56pm
After more than 30 years playing chess, Grandmaster Joey Antonio looked back and realized that there is still a lot more that he would like to accomplish.
This Filipino coach designed the Hungarian gymnastic team's costumes
by Rick Olivares - March 30, 2021 - 12:19pm
Efren Torres Jr. never thought that he’d find or even follow a dream in Eastern Europe.
PCAP semis: Laguna, San Juan, Iloilo, Camarines advance to division finals
by Rick Olivares - March 29, 2021 - 12:41pm
The road to the crown is never easy.
PCAP: Toledo's Trojan Horse gambit
by Rick Olivares - March 26, 2021 - 11:31am
It was fifth-seeded the Toledo Trojans who pulled off the surprise and the upset of the quarterfinals when they sent fourth seed Zamboanga packing.
Filipina gymnasts in Hungary: The golden pursuit to Paris
by Rick Olivares - March 25, 2021 - 12:33pm
Eighteen-year old Daniela won gold medals in the Hoops and Clubs while 15-year old Breanna bagged gold medals in the Ball and Ribbon competition in the Hazimano Kupa 2021 in Budapest this past March 20. 
Manila, Caloocan win in Armageddon to advance to PCAP semis
by Rick Olivares - March 25, 2021 - 11:26am
The best chess teams in the entire archipelago are duking it out for the right and historic opportunity to be the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines’ first ever champion.
Arianne Cerdena-Valdez: From Olympic hero to COVID-19 frontliner
by Rick Olivares - March 24, 2021 - 12:18pm
For bowling star and Olympic gold medalist Arianne Cerdena-Valdez, her second act aside from being a wife and mother is to reinvent herself as a nurse — a COVID-19 frontliner to be exact.
PCAP playoffs start today
by Rick Olivares - March 24, 2021 - 11:44am
Sixteen teams left standing out of 24. Only one can call itself “king.”
Torre not ruling out debuting in PCAP playoffs
by Rick Olivares - March 22, 2021 - 2:53pm
On the eve of the historic first playoffs in the inaugural All-Filipino tournament of the PCAP, Grandmaster Eugene Torre was leaving everyone guessing if he would compete in the win-or-go-home format.
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