Legazpi readies 2,000 hotel rooms for Mason convention

January 5, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on Legazpi readies 2,000 hotel rooms for Mason convention 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 3 (PNA) -– Over 2,000 hotel rooms have already been reserved here in preparation for the 99th Annual Convention (AnCom) of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines that the city will host in April.

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Negros Occidental Football Association names new head

January 5, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on Negros Occidental Football Association names new head 

By Cyrus M. Garde

BACOLOD CITY, Jan 4 (PNA) – Ricky Yanson of Dynamic Football League has been elected president of the Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) during the association’s recent meeting here.

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Russia’s sports ministry to allocate 613 mln roubles to sports organisations in 2015

January 5, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on Russia’s sports ministry to allocate 613 mln roubles to sports organisations in 2015 

MOSCOW, Jan. 4 — Russia’s sports ministry will continue to provide financial support to Russian sports organisations, including in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, allocating a total of 613.8 million roubles ($ 10.45 million) for the purpose in 2015, the government said on its website on Saturday.

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Asian Cup preview: Australia, South Korea to dominate Group A

January 5, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on Asian Cup preview: Australia, South Korea to dominate Group A 

BEIJING, Jan. 4 — Most people may tend to rate Australia and South Korea as the favorites in Group A to qualify for the knockout stage at the Asian Cup while Oman and Kuwait have little chance to progress.

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Australia and Bangladesh join Shakey’s League of Champions on Jan. 7

January 5, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on Australia and Bangladesh join Shakey’s League of Champions on Jan. 7 

MANILA, Jan. 4 –Two crack squads from australia and Bangladesh have confirmed participation in the Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League Season 12 League of Champions, guaranteeing a fierce battle for top honors when the event is fired off on Jan. 7 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

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Soccer: Japan beat Auckland in Asian Cup warm-up

January 5, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on Soccer: Japan beat Auckland in Asian Cup warm-up 

CESSNOCK, Australia, Jan. 4 — Japan continued their preparations for the Asian Cup with a 2-0 win over New Zealand amateurs Auckland City in an exhibition match at their base camp on Sunday.

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(Sports)Bangladesh unveils cricket World Cup squad

January 5, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on (Sports)Bangladesh unveils cricket World Cup squad 

DHAKA, Jan. 4 — Bangladesh has named a 15-strong squad for the Cricket World Cup 2015, which is to be hosted in Australia and New Zealand.

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China's former IOC member He Zhenliang dies

January 5, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on China's former IOC member He Zhenliang dies 

BEIJING, Jan. 4 — China's former IOC member He Zhenliang died at aged 85.

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Chinese skiers win long-distance freestyles at FIS China Tour

January 5, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on Chinese skiers win long-distance freestyles at FIS China Tour 

HOHHOT, China, Jan. 4 — Chinese skiers Sun Qinghai and Ma Qinghua won the men's and women's long-distance freestyle skiing races respectively at the Federation International de Ski (FIS) China Tour in West Ujimqin banner (county), located in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday.

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Taylor, Anderson to fight for title in World Darts Championship

January 5, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on Taylor, Anderson to fight for title in World Darts Championship 

LONDON, Jan. 4 — Phil Taylor will fight for the title of the PDC World Darts Championship against fourth seed Gary Anderson at north London's Alexandra Palace on Sunday.

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