Tennis

THERE will be 16 teams competing from different cities of Negros Occidental in the Premier Volleyball League Youth Festival on Sunday (Oct. 6) at the St. John Institute in Bacolod City. The first-ever girls under-12 tournament is part of the festivities for the upcoming PVL Open Conference doubleheader in the City of Smiles on Oct.13 at the USLS Coliseum. Among the teams joining are Pulupandan, San Carlos, Bago City and Silay as well as Bacolod-based schools University of St. La Salle, Tay Tung, SJI and Bago. The Youth Festival is a provincial wide effort of PVL to give more opportunity for the young to get access to competitive games. "This is in the effort of growing the local talent for volleyball and create an avenue for more opportunities for the young through playing sports," said organizer Bea Tan. Defending champion Creamline will take on PetroGazz in a rematch of the Reinforced Conference championship at 4 p.m., right after Pacifictown-Army and BanKo-Perlas take the floor at 2 p.m. Also in tap is a coaching seminar on Oct. 11-12, as well as mall visits by PetroGazz, Pacifictown-Army and Creamline at the Ayala Capitol and a welcome dinner at NGC Bacolod on Oct 12. Those two explosive matches will have a lot of implications in the semifinals race as the season-ending tournament reach the crucial phase of the second round. A long-time promoter of volleyball in the different areas of the country, organizing GRID Athletic Sports is bringing to the people of Negros exciting PVL volleyball games for them to watch thrilling and action-packed games between the league's powerhouses live in time for the MassKara Festival. In partnership with PVL, GRID Athletic Sports will also conduct several other activities lined up to strengthen the volleyball program locally through coaching seminars, grassroots volleyball workshop and motivational guest speaking from volleyball athletes all happening prior to the much awaited games. For ticket inquiries, please contact 0916-2818162

Ngayong Valentine's Day, February 14, inihayag ni Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla ang relasyon nila ni Binibining Pilipinas 2016 first runner-up Angelica Alita. Ito ay matapos ang ilang linggong espekulasyon tungkol sa mga pagkakataong namataang magkasama ang dalawa. Ipinakita ni Jolo, 30, sa kanyang Instagram post ang isang litrato kung saan nakaakbay siya kay Angelica, 23, sa isang di tinukoy na lugar. Sabi ni Jolo: "Angel, happy valentine's day! Totoong masaya ang puso ko ngayon because I have you in my life. "You've been caring, loving and supportive to me. "I love you and will always will. [heart emoji]." Natutuwang inamin naman ni Angelica na sinorpresa siya ni Jolo ngayong Valentine's Day. Sa kanyang hiwalay na Instagram Story, ipinakita niya ang bouquet of roses na galing sa binata. Kalakip nito ang isang gif na nagpapakita ng kilig ng dalaga sa sweet gesture ni Jolo. Aniya: "I got a little confused when I saw you running towards the door, the only time I saw you run that fast was when you heard the binatog vendor pass by [peace, laughing with tears emojis] "May pasabog ka pala [double hearts emoji] "Thank you bebi. Happy valentine's day. @jolo_revilla"

Otto Wallin believes he is at elite heavyweight level and insists he is not bothered by criticism of his ability as he prepares to fight Tyson Fury. The Swede, 28, faces Britain's Fury in Las Vegas on 14 September. Anthony Joshua - who has sparred Wallin extensively - recently said he would face criticism if he were to choose to fight "lower-tier heavyweights".
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NBA.com conducted its annual rookie survey on Monday, asking this year's class of draftees seven questions about their fellow 2019 draft picks. In looking at the responses, one thing stands out among everything: Only five percent of rookies believe No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson will end up having the best career. Here's how the voting broke down:
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Photo shows from left to right: 13-times Philippines Open champion Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr., Philippine Executive Chess Association President Dr. Jenny Mayor and engineer Antonio "Tony" Carreon Balinas in a souvenir photo Chess tourney set in Gapo by Marlon Bernardino
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