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Gilas defeats South Korea, 81-78, for the first time in eight years with SJ Belangel’s dagger three

Gilas Pilipinas secured their spot at the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 after outplaying South Korea, 81-78, in a nail-biting match. After their dramatic win in the semifinals of the FIBA Asia Cup in 2013, it took eight years for Gilas to finally garner a victory against this formidable opponent.  The back and forth affair between…

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Manchester City vs Chelsea: English clubs in search of European glory

Two Premier League giants are set to clash in Porto for the most coveted trophy in club football, the second time in three years that an all-English Champions League Final will occur. Though both sides started their seasons on the wrong foot, they managed to pick things up as soon as the new year started.…

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Kings of Valorant: Viridis Arcus’ quest for esports supremacy

The esports industry has skyrocketed in recent years with the scene growing in popularity all over the world. In the past, many perceived playing video games as a mere pastime, but it has since developed into a legitimate profession with esports teams competing in tournaments for popular games such as League of Legends, Dota 2,…

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All in the cleats: The Maradona success

With football being one of the most popular sports in the world, a player can hardly avoid the extraordinary fame and the adoration of millions of fans, especially if they are among the best. And legendary Argentinian midfielder Diego Maradona certainly was. Everyone knows the man behind the “hand of God”, and generations of players…

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Next in line: ADT FC’s PFL debut ignites belief of things to come

Finishing third in the recently concluded Philippine Football League (PFL) season, the Azkals Development Team (ADT), composed of players from the Philippines’ national youth teams, made some noise in their debut tournament, as they lifted the local Filipino football community’s spirits with a hopeful preview of what they could bring to the field in the…

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Curveball: MLB overcomes upheavals

As the world of sports took an unprecedented hiatus due to the pandemic, tournaments went back to square one on how to reopen their seasons. Initiatives such as the “bubble”, fan-less arenas, and mandatory health protocols have altered the landscape. With different strategies and thorough planning, a handful of leagues have begun to pick up…

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The Pumaren principle: Through the years of Ritualo and Yeo

Franz Pumaren solidified his legacy as one of the greatest head coaches of the DLSU Green Archers after steering them to five championships, even accomplishing a four-peat from 1998 to 2001. Being the mind behind the intimidating “Pumaren Press”, he approached his 11-year tenure with discipline and leadership. His unique image at the helm was…

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Going beyond the game: Sports journalists’ commitment to hone storytelling craft

Coming into the fifth month of community quarantine, most of the local sporting leagues are still not allowed to resume as public health remains a top priority. With limited content, adapting to these vastly different circumstances could pose a challenge to sports journalists and their careers. When there appear to be far fewer stories to…

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Behind the screens: Coaching in the midst of a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced sports all over the world to come to a halt, and despite this pause in the action, athletes have kept themselves in shape even without their usual training resources. Many athletes have showcased themselves training and conditioning within their own homes, patiently waiting with the right amount of discipline for…

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UAAP: Same faces, new goals for Green, Lady Fencers this Season 82

With the right mindset and attitude, winning the championship may not seem too far-fetched. Such is the belief that propels both the DLSU Green and Lady Fencers to once again try to overcome several hurdles and finish stronger for the upcoming UAAP season. With no new faces in either squad’s lineup, familiarity will play a…