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More games sought for RP football team

FILIPINO-British footballers Chad Gould and James Younghusband want the national football team to have more friendlies and tournaments so it can continue to improve in the international arena.

The two, who played for the Philippines in the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup in Maldives, also want the team to have a coach who will stay for more than one tournament.

Fair Play: Balbona kids and Donaire's rules

FELIX and Juliet Balbona must be grinning ear to ear these days.

Their eldest daughter, Jessa, finished second in the 18-Under division of the National Age Group Chess Championship in Aklan, while their sons Marq Gabrielle and Felix Shaun both finished eighth in the Boys 14-Under and 12-Under divisions, respectively. John Francis also ended up 28th in the 12-Under division.

Fair Play: The truth stings like a bee

MY interest got piqued when I read an article by the Associated Press that Smokin’ Joe Frazier was still pissed at Muhammad Ali three decades after the epic finale of their trilogy. Why hold that grudge for so long?

I learned the reason last Saturday night.

Fair Play: The Nestea experience and TCC chumps

THE last time I saw a beach volleyball game was back in 2005 during the Southeast Asian Games (Seag) in Bacolod City.

Last Thursday, I caught a few minutes of action during the Visayas eliminations of the Nestea Beach Volleyball Championships at the sand court in Parkmall.

Fair Play: Pacquiao and Holy Week bikinis

I SPENT the Holy Week reading FHM and Maxim.

No it wasn’t to protest the inhuman ban on bikini shows. It was all research for column material.

Fair Play: Pacquiao's biggest loser

I STUMBLED upon a channel showing The Biggest Loser one lazy Sunday night. And the reality TV show got my interest.

Unlike other reality TV shows, where constestants scheme to screw each other—literally and figuratively—this one is all about people losing weight.

Hence the name.

Paul Weiler named CebuFA president

Paul Weiler, the beloved German nutional has been named the new Cebu Football Association president.

Weiler was appointed as the replacement of Manfred Schuwerk in the Cebu Football Association board but Weiler, who enjoys the backing of Don Bosco because of his explicit positive critique of the school's football program, managed to maneuver his way into the CebuFA presidency.

"This is all for Fifa fair play, I will force that the force will be with you, always," Weiler said.

On the other hand, the Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital Psych Ward is also thankful that CebuFA has named Weiler as its new president.

"We do try to take care of our patients, and we really got worried when he escaped. This way, we know where to locate him," said Avril Folle, VSMH's spokeperson said.

Fair Play: ABS, GMA to air Pacquiao fight

HERE'S a few unexpected developments.

According to a source Fare Play interviewed just an hour ago, ABS-CBN and GMA-7 will split the airing of the Manny Pacquaio vs. Ricky Hatton fight on May 3. Solar Sports, which owns the rights to airing Pacquiao fights in the Philippines, has signed a deal with Entertainment Consortium for Live Pro Sports Events (Eclipse) for the unique deal.