L.G.B.A. Open 5-Cock Derby

MANILA, Philippines - The winningest gamecocks are expected to be fielded in Luzon Gamecock Breeders Association's (LGBA) "Open 5-Cock Derby" which starts today at the WTJ Sports and Amusement Center in Makati. This will be LGBA's opening event for the 2011 cock season, and also the first under the supervision of new LGBA president Boyet Plaza. Pilmico Animal Nutrition is sponsoring the event. Over 100 fights are lined up and among the participants are Biboy Enriquez, Boy Diaz, Dr. Gil Nicolas, Alex Tang, Gerry Escalona, Edwin Jingco, Gerry Ramos, Honey Yu, Boy Tanyag, Raymond Burgos, Boy Marzo, Dax Ganzon, Jun Sevilla, Eddie Araneta, Pros Antonio, Mike and Pete Buendia, Baby Canillas, Celso Evangalista, Mauro Prieto, Aylwyn and Jeffrey Sy among others. Non -LGBA members may also join and may field banded or non-banded gamecocks.

Boxing, U.R.C.C. at P.S.A. Forum

A loaded session of the PSA Forum is in store today as reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight champion Donnie Nietes, controversial sports official Go Teng Kok, Bacoor, Cavite Mayor Strike Revilla, and prominent mixed martial arts personality Alvin Aguilar are among those appearing as guests in the weekly public sports program at Shakey's U.N. Ave. Nietes is expected to discuss his first major fight for 2011 in the forum aired live over DZSR Sports Radio 918 and presented by Outlast Battery, PAGCOR and Shakey's. Mayor Revilla, president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), will be joined by Alfrancis Chua, former PBA coach of the Sta. Lucia Realtors, Philippine Basketball League Grand Slam mentor and head of LMP Sports, as they talk about the nationwide projects to be launched this summer by the LMP leadership. Together with Colt 45 brand manager Joseph Consul, Aguilar is going to present the first official offering of the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) for the year.

Title bout in Elorde Awards

WBC international champion Jonatan Taconing will face WBC silver belt champion Lookdiew Tor Buamad of Thailand in a unification bout during the Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Boxing Awards-Banquet of Champions on March 25 at the Sofitel. The unification match - set at 8:30 p.m. - after the awards rites, is the main event in the "Boxing Kontra Droga" organized by the Johnny Elorde Management International and Naris Singwangcha Promotions in cooperation with Cobra Energy Drink. The Elorde Banquet of Champions will be attended by world and international champions led by Manny Pacquiao as well as retired world titleholders. In the supporting bout, Juan Martin "Bai" Elorde, grandson of the "The Flash," battles Chainarong Wongsri of Thailand in the 132-pound division.

Asiad medalists triumph in dancefest

16th Asian Games bronze medal winners Ronnie Steeve Vergara and Charlea Lagaras asserted their supremacy in the sport of dance by topping the Grade A Latin championship of the recent DSCP "First Quarter Ranking and Competitions" at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Dance Sport Council of the Philippines' president Becky Garcia said the dance spectacle pitted various dance couples all over the country, with seven International Dance Sport Federation (IDSF) licensed adjudicators and one Filipino adjudicator, Gloria Alcala, serving as judges. The foreign adjudicators were chairperson Craig Wilson from Australia, Manfred Ganster, Germany; Hitoshi Harada, Japan; Jang Jeong-Gu, Korea; Luis Alberto Lopes Periera, Macau; and Algernon Tan, Singapore.

NBA results

Washington 98, New Jersey 92

Atlanta 104, Detroit 96

Milwaukee 100, New York 95

Phoenix 108, LA Clippers 99

Sacramento 127, Minnesota 95

Houston 110, Utah 108

Toronto 95, Oklahoma City 93

Dallas 101, Golden State 73

LA Lakers 84, Portland 80

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