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Fair Play: Pacquiao vs. Henares will end up ugly

(This is my Fair Play column for Sun.Star Cebu's Nov. 30 issue)
I BELIEVE Manny Pacquiao when he says he’s confident that he has paid his taxes. I believe that’s what he was told by the people in charge of his finances.

But does that mean Manny really settled everything?

That is something else.

STC, Giuseppe bag Sun.Star Cup titles

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STEPHEN Soria came up with a timely steal to seal Giuseppe’s title run in the Players 10 division of the 2nd Sun.Star Cup at the Cebu City Sports Center yesterday.

Giuseppe, which beat Don Bosco Technological Center (DBTC) D in the semifinals, was in a scoreless draw with Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu in the finals when Soria intercepted a careless pass by the Ateneo keeper to the defender. After getting the steal, Soria drove right then sidestepped another defender before banging in the lone goal of the match.

Fair Play: A fund-less PSC can't solve the ills of Philippine sports

(This is my Fair Play column for Sun.Star Cebu's Nov. 23 issue)
BECAUSE of its actions in the past few months, it would be easy to revel on the tongue-lashing the PSC got from Sen. Pia Cayetano during the deliberations for its budget.

Sen. Cayetano, a sports buff, also enumerated the ills of the PSC, especially in how the Philippine team to the Southeast Asian Games was formed.

Fair Play: 137 teams join 2nd Sun.Star Cebu Cup

THE Sun.Star Cebu Cup returns this weekend at the Cebu City Sports Center with 137 teams spread over 10 age group divisions.

This Saturday, the teams seeing action are those in the Players 6, 8, 12 and Girls 14 and the Boys and Girls 19. On Sunday, it will be the turn of the Players 10, Boys 14, and the Boys and Girls 17 divisions, still at the Cebu City Sports Center.

Fair Play: Will DepEd move boost PHL billiards?

(This Fair Play column came out in Sun.Star Cebu's Nov. 7 edition)
WALA man gud tay bilyar sa mga eskwelahan, puro ra mga tambay magduwa."

That was what veteran billiards player Leonardo "Dodong" Andam said when asked why Chinese Taipei was a growing threat in world pool and its players were slowly dominating tournaments.

That was in 2005, about the time when a 16-year-old from Chinese Taipei won the world 9-ball title.

Fair Play: A gathering of legends

A WEEK from today, the greatest men’s team in Cebu football will have a reunion some 25 years after setting history in the football hotbed of Barotac Nuevo.

The M. Lhuillier Jewellers, led by Graeme Mackinnon, won Cebu’s last national men’s open title in 1989 and no team from Cebu has done it again.