Joey Villar
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Tacloban Fighting Warays join PVL
by Joey Villar - March 20, 2018 - 4:13pm
The Premier Volleyball League has accepted the Tacloban Fighting Warays as its new team in the season-opening Reinforced Conference this May.
Frayna, Quizon beat foes in 'Battle of Legends'
by Joey Villar - March 20, 2018 - 3:26pm
Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna and prodigy Daniel Quizon helped lift the young rising stars team to an 8-4 win and keep the lead after six rounds of “The Battle of the Legends.&r...
Ronald Oranza vows repeat in tougher Ronda Pilipinas 2019
by Joey Villar - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Newly crowned Ronda Pilipinas king Ronald Oranza will only have a couple of weeks rest before resuming his training for the Philippine National Games and Le Tour. But this early, he’s training his sights on...
So falls to Russian foe, hits cellars
by Joey Villar - March 19, 2018 - 4:29pm
Wesley So blundered away a drawish game and lost to Russian Sergey Karjakin in 40 moves of a Bogo-Indian to fall back to the bottom after seven rounds of the FIDE Candidates Tourna...
Ronald Oranza bags Ronda plum, P1million
by Joey Villar - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Ronald Oranza capped his superb Ronda Pilipinas performance with a strong runner-up finish in the Stage 12 criterium to officially claim the crown worth P1 million before a huge Sunday crowd at the Filinvest, A...
So tops Aronian, ties for sixth in Candidates Matches
by Joey Villar - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Wesley So registered his first victory as he downed Armenian Levon Aronian in 78 moves of a Ruy Lopez to storm back into title contention after six rounds of the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2018 in Berlin, Germany...
Ronda crown in the bag for Ronald Oranza
by Joey Villar - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Ronald Oranza of Navy-Standard Insurance blazed past the elite field of veteran and former champions – and the great pretenders to the throne – with a safe second-place finish behind Stage 11 winner and...
Ex-La Salle stars banner Petro Gazz in PVL
by Joey Villar - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Petro Gazz will be the newest member of the Premier Volleyball League unfolding this May.
Oranza finishes 3rd, edges closer to first Ronda crown
by Joey Villar - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Ronald Oranza turned in another podium finish in the 147.8-kilometer Stage 10 topped by Navy-Standard Insurance teammate Junrey Navara to zero in on his first Ronda Pilipinas crown going into the final two days of...
Ronald Oranza holds off rival, nears crown
by Joey Villar - March 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Ronald Oranza foiled Jan Paul Morales’ make-or-break bid with a gutsy performance, finishing second to the reigning back-to-back champion in the crucial Stage Nine to virtually secure his first Ronda Pilipinas...
Ronald Oranza begins final assault for honors
by Joey Villar - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Ronald Oranza hopes to come out strong coming off a three-day rest, so do the rest of his pursuers, guaranteeing a spirited battle of power, stamina and mountain-climbing skills in three of the last four stages of...
Jay Lampawog looms as Ronda ’19 title contender
by Joey Villar - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Go for Gold Developmental team ‘s Jay Lampawog, who has swept into the top five in the company of veterans and former champs, has given polite notice of  his potentials as next year’s Ronda Pilipinas...
So ends slump, draws with Chinese foe
by Joey Villar - March 13, 2018 - 3:38pm
Wesley So ended a two-game losing skid with a 37-move draw with Chinese Ding Liren of a Ruy Lopez game to remain at the bottom after the third round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament.
Wesley So loses second match in FIDE Candidates Tournament
by Joey Villar - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Wesley So dropped his second straight match in the FIDE Candidates Tournament, diminishing his chances for a shot at challenging world champion Magnus Carslen in Berlin, Germany Sunday night.
Ronald Oranza braces for tough final four-lap grind
by Joey Villar - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Ronald Oranza hopes to make full use of the three-day break to recover from a grueling eight-stage campaign in the north and map out his game-plan in the last four laps in the south leading to a dream Ronda Pilipinas...
So suffers another loss, falls to Russian
by Joey Villar - March 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
Wesley So’s bid to gain a crack at reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen received another major blow after falling to Russian Alexander Grischuk.
Team Navy rules Stage 8, claims team crown
by Joey Villar - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Dominant in the individual race, Navy-Standard Insurance also continued to stamp its class in team play, topping the Stage Eight Team Time Trial yesterday to pull away in Ronda Pilipinas 2018 presented by LBC at...
Ronald Oranza shows mettle in Individual Time Trial, keeps lead
by Joey Villar - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Ronald Oranza of Navy-Standard Insurance put on a compelling performance in topping the Stage Seven Individual Time Trial as he solidified his grip of the overall lead in the Ronda Pilipinas 2018 presented by LBC...
Oranza holds sway as Oconer rules Stage 6
by Joey Villar - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
George Oconer of Go for Gold nipped overall leader Ronald Oranza of Navy-Standard Insurance in a mad dash to the finish to claim Stage Six honors in Ronda Pilipinas 2018 that started in San Jose, Nueva Ecija and...
El Joshua Carino sparks Navy-Standard Insurance Stage 5 romp
by Joey Villar - March 9, 2018 - 12:00am
El Joshua Carino took Stage Five honors in Ronda Pilipinas presented by LBC yesterday as teammates Ronald Oranza and Jan Paul Morales slowed down to secure an all Navy-Standard Insurance podium finish in front of...
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