Rick Olivares
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Women's futsal: Antipolo twins turn pastime into passion
by Rick Olivares - January 27, 2021 - 1:05pm
Who would have thought that something you were asked to while passing time would be a stepping stone for something big?
Justin Chua's second wind in his PBA career
by Rick Olivares - January 26, 2021 - 1:13pm
There is a reason why Justin Chua, after what looked like a journeyman career, has found a home with Phoenix in the Philippine Basketball Association.
Palawan Queen's Gambit's Marife dela Torre: Adjusting from way up in Canada
by Rick Olivares - January 26, 2021 - 11:34am
It’s easy to get wide-eyed and lost on a team with accomplished chess players, but for Marife dela Torre, she’s thrilled to be part of this unique journey.
Caloocan bests San Juan to remain unbeaten in PCAP North
by Rick Olivares - January 25, 2021 - 12:55pm
In one of the most-anticipated matches of the PCAP’s inaugural All-Filipino Conference, the Caloocan LoadManna Knights piped the San Juan Predators.
Camarines, Iloilo, Negros remain undefeated in PCAP after 3 playdates
by Rick Olivares - January 25, 2021 - 11:49am
After three playdates in the inaugural All-Filipino Conference of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines, the Camarines Soaring Eagles, Iloilo Kisela Knights and Negros Kingsmen kept their records...
William Navarro declares for PBA Draft, foregoes final year with Ateneo
by Rick Olivares - January 23, 2021 - 1:00pm
Navarro has a semester left before he graduates this May and he promised his parents, Randy and Mariel, that he would get his diploma. 
COVID-19 frontliner paces Zamboanga Sultans in PCAP tiff
by Rick Olivares - January 22, 2021 - 11:51am
“I am excited about our team,” said Zulfikar Sali of the Sultans. “We have a good balance of veterans and up-and-coming talent.
Iloilo, Negros, Camarines undefeated in PCAP
by Rick Olivares - January 22, 2021 - 10:39am
The inaugural All-Filipino Conference of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines has been marked by upsets, landslide wins and even internet problems.
Former football star Alvin Ocampo to be inducted in DLSU Hall of Fame
by Rick Olivares - January 21, 2021 - 11:53am
When Alvin Ocampo received word that he was selected for induction to the school’s Hall of Fame for outstanding achievements in football, he was floored.
PCAP: Going homegrown with the Cagayan Kings
by Rick Olivares - January 19, 2021 - 3:49pm
If it all goes according to plan, the next big export from the Cagayan Valley could be its homegrown chess players.
Commissioner tells pro chessers: 'Make history but be responsible'
by Rick Olivares - January 17, 2021 - 3:06pm
Attorney Paul Elauria, the Commissioner of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines, enjoined the 250 players who comprise the country’s first pro chess league to conduct themselves with an air...
Manila wins via Armageddon, Palawan scores upsets in pro chess tourney opener
by Rick Olivares - January 17, 2021 - 2:16pm
Romps. Close-shaves. Upsets. And the Armageddon penalty shootout to determine a game winner.
GM Ino Sadorra: Chess, a can of spam and 'never say die'
by Rick Olivares - January 16, 2021 - 1:59pm
The 34-year old Grandmaster moved to the United States in 2009 where he studied at the University of Texas at Dallas where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2013 and received the...
Women's futsal duo looks to put Palawan on sports map
by Rick Olivares - January 15, 2021 - 3:48pm
In terms of sports, the best known personality to have come from this province is former University of the Philippines Fighting Maroon and Rain or Shine Elasto Painter Jireh Ibanes. Ibanes won various awards and...
Women's futsal: 'Late bloomer' Ivy Tapiz shines
by Rick Olivares - January 14, 2021 - 12:15pm
Ivy Paster Tapiz’ parents — Alvin and Milda — do believe that academics is important. But they also believe that participation in sports is just as crucial to their children’s ...
Familiar faces form new group to run in Philippine volleyball elections
by Rick Olivares - January 13, 2021 - 12:49pm
The group of Tats Suzara, Ricky Palou, Tony Boy Liao and Charo Soriano have banded together as a yet-unnamed group in the upcoming Philippine volleyball elections.
Choco Mucho Flying Titans ready for PVL bubble
by Rick Olivares - January 12, 2021 - 12:01pm
Choco Mucho Flying Titans coach Oliver Almadro hopes that the mental strengthening training — aside from the individual physical training — of the past 10 months will more than help them in their upcoming...
Philippine pro chess body to invite foreign teams for Open Conference
by Rick Olivares - January 12, 2021 - 11:47am
Think of the buzz chess and Philippine chess will get if chess teams from other countries will compete as guest squads.
Ex-UAAP chesser Akiko Suede longs to return to sport amid busy work schedule
by Rick Olivares - January 9, 2021 - 1:44pm
As a youngster, Akiko, named after the great Philippine swimmer, stayed away from sports and spent her time studying but would always wonder at her younger sibling Mikee, and a cousin of hers, who not only kept playing...
Palawan 'Queen’s Gambit' standout teaches at New York Chess Academy
by Rick Olivares - January 8, 2021 - 11:52am
Woman International Master Mikee Suede has begun teaching online at the New York Chess Academy.
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