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Rizal memorial in a sea of flood; PSC calls for other training grounds for athletes

The Philippine Sports Commission revived the suggestions to relocate the training grounds of Philippine athletes from the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila after being damaged due to flood.

PSC Chairman Richie Garcia said that based on the initial estimate, the rehabilitation of the Rizal Sports Complex facilities will take a huge amount of money.

According to Garcia, if RMSC will be sold, the PSC can build another training ground for athletes outside Metro Manila, which can also be outside the reach of typhoons. (Rommel Fuertes)


Cinderella run ends for So

A Russian grandmaster ended a beautiful ride for Filipino grandmaster Wesley So in the 2013 World Chess Cup in Tromso, Norway.

So was forced to tie a two-game standard play duel against Ev-geny Toma-shevsky.

The battle went to a draw after 23 moves due to a Ruy Lopez or Marshal attach move.

Before yielding to the Russian, fellow Filipinos GM Oliver Barbosa and Mark Paragua were also both eliminated. (Rommel Fuertes)


Indonesia beats Askals in friendly

The Philippine Azkals seemed they can’t get over the hump over Indonesia as the Azkals succumbed to the Indonesians, 2-0, at the Manahan Stadium in Solo.

The Indonesians scored on a second attempt in the 66th minute of the game.

The loss is the third for the Azkals in four games against the Indonesians. (Rommel Fuertes)


Young Filipino champ in 10th Malaysian Chess Festival

In the game of chess, age doesn’t matter.

At the age of seven, Alekhine Nouri, grade one student of the Far Eastern University-Fern brought home the championship in the recent 10th Malaysian Chess Festival in Kuala Lumpur.

Nouri finished with 5.5 points after six rounds as well as Malaysia’s Ryan Lee but Nouri had a better tie-break point that earned him the gold medal in the under-8 category.

Nouri now holds the chess record as the youngest fide master in the world. (Chris Capulso)


Global Port opens Governors Cup with a bang

Global Port Batang Pier started strong in their campaign by checking their first assignment the Air21 Express, 101-94, in the season-ending PBA Governor’s Cup last night at the MOA Arena in Pasay.

Global Port import Marketh Cummings led the attack for the Batang Pier by tallying 27 markers and pulling down 11 rebounds.

From a tight 24-20, the Batang Pier broke loose to end the half at 53-42.

In the second game, Rain or Shine continues its hat trick over San Mig Cofee after a 79-75 victory behind import Arizona Reed.

Reed blasted for 28 points and 20 rebounds. However, the former best import turned the ball over 10 times. (Rommel Fuertes)


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