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Historical Milestone for Cebu
by Rico S. Navarro - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Picture this. 3X3 basketball tournament. For yesterday: 1,111 boys. 277 teams. 444 games. 50 half-courts. One venue. All in one day. Today? 1,585 girls. 397 teams. 508 games. 50 half-courts. One venue.
ABL, ALAB in Cebu
by Rico S. Navarro - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s a home game we’ve been looking for….for the longest time. Picture this. You’ll have professional Pinoy players, American imports and Chinese players.
A chat with Jimmy Alapag
by Rico S. Navarro - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s not too often that we in the Cebu sports media get to chat with sports icons.
Gilas-Azkals-UAAP roller coaster
by Rico S. Navarro - December 9, 2018 - 2:07am
In the past week, the Philippine sports scene has been taken on a roller coaster of a ride of big wins, tough losses, and tons learning opportunities. It wasn’t exactly the Christmas present that we were wishing...
UP will win …
by Rico S. Navarro - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Yes. You read it right. U.P. is going to win….Clarification: I’m not saying they’ll win the UAAP championship (even if many would love to see a Cinderella ending to their season).
Frustrated over DepEd Sports; An Answer (Finally?)
by Rico S. Navarro - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Every November is that time of the year when my frustration in sports reaches a relatively high level.
A quiet 2018 for Cebu boxing?
by Rico S. Navarro - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
What’s up Cebu Boxing? Are we still the hotbed of boxing in the country? For a place to be recognized as a hotbed of boxing, two major indicators should stand out.
SBP Passerelle Regionals
by Rico S. Navarro - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that the CESAFI season is over, is the Cebu basketball season done? Far from it. After UV has scored a three-peat in the CESAFI college division and bagged the title of the debuting Under 12 division; and as...
UV, SHS-Ateneo ready for SBP Passerelle regionals
by Rico S. Navarro - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The University of the Visayas SBP and Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Passerelle basketball teams are all ready for the Visayas regional finals of the SBP Passerelle Twin Tournament backed by Milo this weekend...
Elections: Running for Sports
by Rico S. Navarro - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s that time of the year again. The COC’s have been filed and they’re off and running.
FC Barcelona in Cebu
by Rico S. Navarro - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Did you know that there is a genuine presence of FB Barcelona in Cebu this weekend? Believe it or not. On top of those imitation FC Barcelona kits (or jerseys) that you can find in the tiangge stalls, the real thing...
UV clinches SBP championship
by Rico S. Navarro - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
A 15-0 start was all they needed and it was practically game over as the University of the Visayas bagged the SBP division championship over Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, 49-33, at the 33rd SBP Passerelle Twin...
SBP Passerelle basketball, the BEST Center
by Rico S. Navarro - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s quietly back again on its annual journey, 33 years and counting.
Basketball in Asiad: Why all the fuss?
by Rico S. Navarro - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
When the drama entitled “Basketball in Asian Games” competed with ABS-CBN’s “Ang Probinsyano” for attention, basketball fans raised hell over the initial decision not to send a basketball...
Sports Tourism - A second look
by Rico S. Navarro - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Another Ironman in Cebu. Another opportunity to promote sports tourism as an industry that can grow even more.
Coaching the coaches
by Rico S. Navarro - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Things are looking up for the Cebu basketball coaches community.
Tepora triumphs
by Rico S. Navarro - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
It was a great week for Pinoy boxing as the country produced three new world champions in a span of three days.
SWU-Phinma captures CYBL Under-18 crown
by Rico S. Navarro - July 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Southwestern University-Phinma bagged the Under 18 division championship of the CYBL Summer League, overcoming a tough Punta Princesa/Alas Brokerage side, 50-40, at the Aznar Coliseum last Wednesday.
Liloan & Ironman
by Rico S. Navarro - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
And so it is settled. The Ironman will not go with Plan B of having its bike leg go through the roads of northern Cebu towns from Consolacion to Danao and back to Mactan. Instead, Plan C will be implemented: bike...
UV routs SHS-Ateneo to grab CYBL U15 crown
by Rico S. Navarro - July 7, 2018 - 12:00am
A habit that doesn’t seem to fade away. This seems to be University of the Visayas’s way as they won another Under 15 title of the Cebu Youth Basketball League. UV thumped SHS-Ateneo 2, 77-38, to top...
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