D’League: Orange-AA Electrical to meet POC in the finals

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January 19, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Orange-AA Electrical defeated Capitol, 86-79, and POC beat Akasya, 54-45, in their respective semifinals, setting up a match-up in the upcoming finals of the 2017 D’League at the STI-West Negros University gym. Capitol opened the game with a 25-21 lead in the first period; but Orange-AA Electrical later managed …

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NBTC 2018: DMLMHS wins in Silay City leg

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January 19, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Doña Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School (DMLMHS) won twice on the opening day of the Silay City leg of the 2018 National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) at the Natalio G. Velez gym. DMLMHS beat Sagay City Senior High School, 85-52, and Vito National High School, 85-59. The Universal School …

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Global adds to their roster

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January 18, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Global Cebu FC recently revealed the signings of former FC Meralco Manila midfielder Curt Dizon and UAAP Season 78 Most Valuable Player, midfielder Daniel Gadia. The team, which finished second place in last year’s Philippines Football League (PFL), hopes the additions will bring some national football team experience to …

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Fil-Sino Athletic Club Asia Brewery Invitational Cup 2018

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January 18, 2018
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Tournament begins on Sunday By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The Fil-Sino Athletic Club Asia Brewery Invitational Cup 2018 is scheduled to begin on Sunday, January 21, at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) Po Hang Gym, with 22 teams, split into Class A and Class B divisions. Class A is comprised of Villamonte/Blitz, Singcang …

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Dinagyang Festival 2018

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January 18, 2018
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Sporting events underway By Paulo Loreto Lim   Sporting events for Dinagyang Festival 2018, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, are currently underway, having opened last week with the Dinagyang Mayor’s Cup, which ran from January 12 to 14, and ended with Santa Clarita International High School, based in the La Paz district …

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Brazilian football legend to hold clinic in Taguig City

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January 17, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Brazilian footballer Arthur Antunes Coimbra, better known as ‘Zico,’ will be in the Philippines later this month, working with young footballers from underprivileged communities for a corporate social responsibility event on January 27 and conducting a football clinic at McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig City the following day. “We are delighted to …

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2018 DFL 1st Conference

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January 17, 2018
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Competition opens on January 27 By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. The Dynamic Football League (DFL) 1st Conference is set to open on January 27, instead of January 20 as originally reported, at the Sta. Maria Field in Talisay City. The competition will be divided into multiple divisions, including U9 Mix, U11 Mix, U13 Boys, and U15 Girls. In addition, …

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2018 AFC Champions League qualifying play-offs

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January 16, 2018
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Ceres FC takes to the pitch in Myanmar today By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Ceres-Negros FC will meet Myanmar National League champions Shan United FC in the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League qualifying play-offs this afternoon at the Taunggyi Stadium with kickoff time scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (local Philippine time). Ceres team manager James …

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Mayor Neil Lizares 50-Up

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January 16, 2018
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Legends defeated the BUS group, captures title By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Legends defeated the Basketball Unified Sports (BUS) Group over the weekend, 82-71, winning the 1st Mayor Neil Lizares 50-Up basketball tournament at the Talisay City gym. Meanwhile, Golden Boys took third after beating the Alijis Basketball Club in the consolation game. Larry …

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Negrense boxer vows to do ‘very best’ ahead of OPBF title fight

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January 16, 2018
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Toboso-born Merlito ‘Tiger’ Sabillo vowed to give his ‘very best’ and will not depend on a home crowd advantage for his upcoming Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight title fight, scheduled for February 17, against defending champion Edward Heno at Gaisano Mall in Bacolod City. “I will do …

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