Sports newsbits for June 17, 2013

INTERNACIONAL RAPS CIMARRON

Second division side Union Internacional Manila defeated Cimarron FC, 4-3, to clinch a spot in the two-legged playoff for a first division berth next year Saturday in the United Football League at Emperador Stadium in McKinley Hill. Ebenezer Owusu had two goals for Union, which overcame a 1-0 deficit by scoring four straight in the first and second halves to assure themselves of a runner-up finish to Team Socceroo in the second division table. Union improved to 31 points on nine wins, four draws and two losses with one game remaining, and beat third-running Agila in the race for the playoff against the second-worst club of the 10-team first division. Agila has 27 points (9-0-6) with one match left on its schedule. - Jonas Terrado

DANCESPORT TILT SLATED

Dancesport Council of the Philippines will be staging their 2013 DSCPI Midyear Ranking & Competition on June 22 at the Philsports Multi-Purpose Arena (Ultra), Pasig City. According to DSCPI President Becky Garcia, 318 dance athletes from all over the Philippines are competing in this national championship. Eight World DanceSport Federation licensed adjudicators are coming to adjudicate this competition. The event is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, Calata Corporation, Vitug Beach Resort, PCSO, Philippine Orthopedic Institute, Radio High 105.9, Water Zone, Studio 116 and The Greenery Bulacan. Tickets are available at the DanceSport Training Center, Philsports Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City and at the entrance of the Philsports Multi-Purpose Arena (Ultra).

BIG BOOST FOR TENNIS PLAYER

Tennis star Marianne Jade Capadocia leaves next week for the Netherlands to undergo a three-month training in the hope of harnessing her game for future international tournaments she's going to take part. ''The training will boost her career in preparation for bigger tournaments. For sure she will learn a lot under foreign coach,'' said father Joenito Capadocia. Winner of the recent POC-PSC National Games, Capadocia becomes the first Filipino to train in Netherlands considered home of some of the world's best tennis player. - Clyde Mariano

MURRAY, CILIC IN LONDON FINAL

LONDON (AP) - Top-seeded Andy Murray and defending champion Marin Cilic will contest the final at Queen's Club after both claimed three-set victories on Saturday. Murray, the champion in 2009 and 2011, rallied to defeat fourth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a repeat of their 2011 final, and fifth-seeded Cilic of Croatia held off former four-time winner Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Murray will play for his 27th career title and first since he won at Key Biscayne in March, while Cilic will be bidding for the 10th title of his career.

BRAZIL WINS

BRASïLIA (AFP) - Neymar inspired Brazil to a 3-0 win over Japan on Saturday as the five-time world champions made a perfect start to their bid to clinch a third successive Confederations Cup title. Brazil won the competition in 1997, as well as the 2005 and 2009 editions, although their ensuing World Cup performances left much to be desired.

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • 8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study
    8 of 10 cities most at risk from natural disasters located in Phl – study

    Eight of 10 world cities most exposed to natural hazards are in the Philippines and more than half of the 100 cities most exposed to earthquakes, storms and other disasters are in four Asian nations, according to a research. The study, published on Wednesday by risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft, analyzed the threat posed by storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, volcanoes and landslides in more than 1,300 cities. The study found that the 10 cities most at risk are Port Vila in …

  • Billionaire finds wreck of WWII ship in Phl
    Billionaire finds wreck of WWII ship in Phl

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the Japanese Navy’s biggest warship at the bottom of the sea in the Philippines, 70 years after US forces sank it. Allen posted a photo on Twitter on Tuesday of the World War II battleship Musashi’s rusty bow, which bore the Japanese empire’s Chrysanthemum seal. The American billionaire, who has also pursued space exploration, said his luxury yacht and exploration ship, the M/Y Octopus, found the Musashi one kilometer (1.6 miles) deep on the …

  • Miriam bucks house arrest for Enrile
    Miriam bucks house arrest for Enrile

    Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago believes granting Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile house arrest, while former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo remains under hospital detention, will violate the equal protection clause of the Constitution. “That’s already a violation of the equal protection of the law,” she said. …

  • UNA hits PNP selection process
    UNA hits PNP selection process

    The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) hit yesterday the apparent machinations in the selection of the new Philippine National Police (PNP) chief. Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, UNA interim president, said the administration and the ruling Liberal Party (LP) are perpetuating the bata-bata or patronage system in the selection process of the police chief. “They will start this by maneuvering the appointment of Gen. Garbo as PNP chief,” said Tiangco, referring to one of the top contenders for PNP …

  • World's oldest person wonders about secret to longevity too
    World's oldest person wonders about secret to longevity too

    TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time. …

  • Pacquiao: Mayweather is the fight of my life
    Pacquiao: Mayweather is the fight of my life

    Manny Pacquiao called his boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather “the fight of my life” as he got down to work pounding the streets and gym in Los Angeles. On Monday, Pacquiao ran two miles (3.2 km) and shadow-boxed for two rounds, followed by abdominal work and breakfast of steamed rice, scrambled egg, fish and chicken broth. Then he napped until noon and had lunch before heading to trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, which is strictly off-limits to fans and media during Pacquiao’s …

  • Ohio mom, boyfriend guilty; child emailed teacher for help

    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after one of her daughters emailed a teacher for help and said she and her siblings were being chained to their beds, deprived of food and sexually assaulted. …

  • An ocean away, Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar
    An ocean away, Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight. …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options