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P150-T at stake for Kadayawan cage tourney

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 5,) –Some P150,000 in cash prizes and trophies are at stake in the Kadayan basketball tournament which unwraps in this city on Aug. 13 at the Almendras gymnasium.

ASAPHIL seeks Davao City support

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 6)—The Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) Southern Mindanao is seeking the support of the Davao City government to strengthen the softball program in the region.

Parcon-Rodriguez tenner headlines Kadayawan slugfest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 6)-- Former Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) minimum-weight champion Philip Parcon of Davao City takes on Michael Rodriguez in the top main event of the Kadayawan boxing card on Aug. 13 at the Rizal Park in this city.

Davao lady booters eye 3rd title

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/August 3) –This city will seek its third straight title when the 2006 Philippine Football Federation National Ladies Open Finals opens on August 7 to 12 in Dumaguete City. Davao City’s American coach Shane Dasher said this will “give the girls the opportunity to gain results on the highest level and make Davao shine on the national soccer platform.  The team is bannered by SEA Games campaigner Merlo Albano (Holy Child), July Anne Bunac (Holy Child), Joeanne del Rosario (Ateneo), Rachel de los Reyes (Holy Child), Keith Shelly Canton (Holy Child), Vanessa Leonar, Sheena Santander (UP Mindanao), Jude Tajo (Ateneo), Lederine Dono, Anna Lou Ingles, Gennievive Suyco, Michelle Alfeche, Herlyn Mae Salmon (Holy Child), Ellen Cuizon-Ching, Jasper Joy Cabisong (Ateneo), Lomalyn Fama, and Leonor Satorre (SOS).

Lanao Norte Gov. questions 2007 ‘Palaro’ host bidding process

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/Aug. 3)—The fight for the right to host next year’s Palarong Pambansa may not be over yet even after the recent announcement naming Koronadal City as the host for the 2007 in-school national games. This develop after reports indicate that a protest may be filed by one of the losing bidders--Lanao del Norte with the Department of Education over its choice of Koronadal City as host of next year's Palarong Pambansa, the country's biggest grassroots sports event. The information was relayed to MindaNews by South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance Fuentes Thursday who talked with Lanao del Norte Gov. Imelda Dimaporo.

3 Davao schools to compete in 11th Nat’l UniGames

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/Aug 1) ---Three schools from this city have confirmed their participation in this year's 11th National University Games slated October 23 to 29 in Bacolod City. These are Holy Cross of Davao College, University of Mindanao and Ateneo De Davao University.

Koronadal hosts Palaro 2007

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/31 July) – Eleven years after it first hosted the games, this city will once again host the country’s biggest grassroots sports event, the Palarong Pambansa, next year.

Kadayawan football tourney set Aug 12-13

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/July 31) – The Kadayawan Football Festival 7-aside tournament kicks off on August 12 – 13 at the Tiongko Football field with top Mindanao teams seeing action in ten categories.

GM Paragua to grace CDO fiesta chess tourney

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/July 28)—Grandmaster Mark Paragua will be among the guests when the annual Cagayan de Oro City fiesta chess tournament gets going on Aug. 26-27.

Davao Shell Active Chess tilt set Sept. 16-17

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/JULY 27) –The Davao leg of the 14th Shell Youth Active Chess Championships opens in this city Sept. 16-17 at the SM City Entertainment Plaza.

Kadayawan Open Bowling Tourney opens July 29

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/July 27) –The 21st Kadayawan sa Dabaw Open Bowling Championships rolls off on Saturday at the Fairlanes Bowling Center here with cash prizes and trophies at stake.

Kidapawan hosts nat’l amateur slugfest

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/July 26)---North Cotabato will host the 1st Governors’ National Amateur Boxing Circuit (GNABC) national tournament on August 20-24, 2006 at the provincial gymnasium, Amas, this city.

Gaisano inter-school cage tourney opens July 15

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) - The spirit and excitement of school-based league takes center stage once more as the 2006 season of the Gaisano South Cup inter-school basketball tournament opens Saturday at the Gaisano South Citimall Skygym here.

Most NSAs don’t give assistance to regional chapters

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) -- Most National Sports Associations (NSAs) were not providing "assistance" to regional  chapters, hampering sports development in the provinces where evidently top class athletes that bannered the national teams came from.

Holy Cross hosts judo championships July 22

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ July 3) - The Holy Cross of Davao College will host an invitational judo championships on July 22 in this city to honor Sensei Toshiro Yamashita.
The one-day event is a tribute to Yamashita, a policeman based in Osaka City, Japan, for his valuable contribution to the propagation of the sport judo in the region.

Townmates celebrate Pacquiao win but…

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/02 July) --  Townmates of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao here and abroad greeted his victory over Mexican Oscar Larios even as many say he could have knocked down Larios immediately and not wait for a unanimous decision on the 12th round.