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A digital revolution for sports cards

Times are constantly changing, with technology making strides in many directions and in many different fields—including sports. While sports collectibles have always been a stable part of the fan experience, allowing fans to collect valuable player cards, jerseys, photos, and autographed items, recent technology has enabled fans to do this on a new level—with NFTs.…

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Crucial decisions: Explaining the UAAP Season 83 cancelation

After an abrupt ending to Season 82 early last year, many in the athletic community were hopeful to see rejuvenated athletes for a Season 83 in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after a series of planning sessions that explored different options, it was announced last December that the UAAP officially cancelled its 83rd season.…

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More than a game: How Chris Nikic proved that anything is possible

Sports changes over the years, evolving as different rules are established and new practices are introduced. The competition in sports leagues has also increased through the advances in creative approaches or strategies in competitive leagues. But amid all changes, sports has remained to be a platform for individuals to showcase their incredible athleticism, both physically…

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Halftime Thoughts: A look into tennis’ era of dominance

These days, professional athletes seem to be getting younger and younger. In Formula 1, Max Verstappen became the youngest ever competitor at a Grand Prix at just 17 years; football all over the world is painted with talented youngsters, such as Kylian Mbappe, Mason Greenwood, and Alphonso Davies; in the French Open just this year,…

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Thrive to survive: Love and hate between athletes and fans

As athletes play in their respective sports—on the squeaky hardwood courts of basketball, dirt-filled baseball fields, sweat-layered boxing rings, and grassy football pitches—there exists a common narrative that watches all of them: the fans. They are the backbone of sports teams and athletes alike as their role is to support and cheer who they follow.…

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Halftime Thoughts: In Lewis Hamilton’s defense

Motorsports can be tricky. They require vehicles designed to run at breakneck speeds and drivers who have the capabilities to tame such beasts. And this is where the confusion lies: there is no surefire way to tell which variable holds more power or does more work in determining performances. Yet, some of us make it…

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Formula 1 at 70: The story so far

Six long months after the 2019 season finale, Formula 1 (F1) has finally come back to life, with its roaring engines and champagne showers. Like many of the other sports that have restarted in the midst of the pandemic, the competition’s organizers have set precautionary measures in order to keep everyone safe while getting the…

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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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A quiet place: Life on sports’ new stage

Sports are well-known for many things: the fast-paced action, the loud fan chants, the competitiveness, and of course, the excitement. When the pandemic hit and forced everything to come to a halt, it felt almost counter-intuitive for the sports world. All of a sudden, stadiums went silent, training grounds were left empty, and fans, athletes,…

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True Animo spirit: Lasallian athletes lead pandemic aid efforts

After the cancellation of the second half of UAAP Season 82, many athletes were left half-baked, while some did not even have the chance to put their skills to the test on the playing field. With disappointment weighing on their shoulders, it surely was not easy to watch all those months of hard work and…