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Roundup: Favorites clash for early lead in VisMin meet


ALCANTARA,  Cebu ‒ MJAS Zenith-Talisay City and KCS-Mandaue City dispute the early lead when they clash in the Visayas leg of the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup on Tuesday.
Tip-off is at 8 p.m. at the Alcantara Civic Center here with the Aquastars and the Computer Specialists going their second straight win.

The Aquastars routed the Bohol Mariners, 104-66, with Patrick Cabahug tallying 22 points in just 17 minutes of action, while KCS scored a 66-46 win over the Siquijor Mystics. Gryann Mendoza led KCS in that match with 17 points.
Also gunning for their second win will be the ARQ Builders-Lapu-Lapu City Heroes, who will be taking on the Dumaguete Warriors at 2 p.m.

The Heroes opened their campaign with a 75-61 shellacking of the Tabogon Voyagers.

The Voyagers and the Mariners will also try to break into the win column when they tangle at 4 p.m. Bohol will need more support for veterans Pari Llagas and Joseph Marquez who paced the team in scoring in their loss to Talisay, with 19 and 13 points, respectively. The Mariners, on the other hand, are hoping Harold Arboleda can provide more firepower as he ended up scoreless in their first game while attempting just two shots in eight minutes of action.

Eala hikes world ranking to No. 662

For reaching the third round of the W60 Bellinzona tournament in Switzerland last week, Alex Eala improved her world ranking in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Eala, 15, jumped from No. 715 to No. 662 after defeating two high-ranked opponents in the $60,000 Swiss event.

So far, Eala has won 14 of her 21 matches this season and is looking for a second pro title after winning the W15 Manacor event in Spain last January.

Eala started the season ranked No. 1185, and was able to play in eight events so far including the qualifying stage in the prestigious Miami Open where she earned a wildcard berth. (Kristel Satumbaga)

PSC facilities under new lockdown

Malacanang approved on Monday the request of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to lock down its facilities in Manila and Pasig City due to the rising COVID-19 cases among its employees.

The 10 working day lockdown of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and the Philsports Complex in Pasig City will take effect on Tuesday.

When the PSC submitted its request on Friday, it has already 43 employees who contracted the deadly virus. Now the number has increased to 63.

Last month, the PSC reported that 18 of its employees had tested positive but all of them have already recovered.

Officials are reportedly meeting Monday on how to run the agency under a skeleton workforce for its day-to-day operations. (Kristel Satumbaga)

Folayang’s ONE’s opponent withdraws

Team Lakay legend Eduard Folayang will have to look for another opponent after fellow veteran Yoshihiro Akiyama pulled out from their

ONE on TNT IV bout due to injuries.
In a recent social media post, Akiyama revealed that he suffered a complete tear in his ligaments and bicep muscles during training camp, prompting him to be sidelined in ONE Championship’s US prime time debut.
The 45-year-old Akiyama felt sorry to all the fans and Folayang and vowed to recover and come back as a “better fighter.”
“And I am not done yet! I will still challenge and do my best! And to show!” wrote the seasoned Japanese-Korean fighter.
Folayang, on the other hand, is currently under observation after his teammates Lito Adiwang and Stephen Loman recently tested positive for COVID-19. (Carlo Anolin)

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