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Philippines’ most historic Olympics campaign

Team Philippines capped off its most decorated Olympics campaign ever with four medals, highlighted by a historic first gold medal along with two silvers and a bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held last July 23 to August 8.  After a 97-year drought, the country finally clinched the elusive gold in the Summer Games…

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Using statistics for an effective game plan: Data Science in sports

Time has witnessed how different sports have evolved and innovated throughout the years. Rules, tactics, and execution have been altered and transformed to parallel the continually escalating standards being set by outstanding athletes in various sporting competitions. Along with these breakthroughs are an athlete’s relentless dedication and resolve to overcome adversities and obstacles en route…

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Heroes off the arena: How DLSU PTs prep athletes for UAAP return

The roaring crowd, the cheering banners, the rhythmic yells, and the blasting drum beats—these are the traditional energy boosters of athletes as they perform their best under the spotlight of an arena. But behind their stellar moves and highlight plays are aches and pains endured from refining their skills during training. Fortunately, there are people…

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On screen time: Surveying sports broadcasting options

As a media giant that stood for decades delivering relevant content to Filipinos, the impact of ABS-CBN’s rejected franchise renewal cannot be quantified only by the reported losses of the corporation in its financial statements—its significance stretches far more than that and appears to be a big blow to sports in the Philippines. Among the…

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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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From vision to action: Lasallian backer Raffy Villavicencio boasts Green Archers come Season 83

The supremacy of the Green Archers has wavered after failing to take Final Four slots for two straight UAAP seasons, leaving the Lasallian community to reassess the state of the team. Coaching changes and several one-and-done insertions were intended to revitalize the team, but the results of these experimental moves did not live up to…

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From individual to team: Different components with the right fit

Playing fields represent battlegrounds to test which team has the better playstyle and strategies. It is through these encounters that squads can show their character and prove their dominance as they conquer their foes. Behind the spectacle that sporting events deliver to viewers, the chemistry and cohesiveness of a team are what drive them forward…

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Revamped Green Spikers uphold level-headed ambitions

Achieving a silver medal finish in the 2019 Philippine University Games (Unigames) last year, the DLSU Green Spikers hope to continue their win from the off-season competition and secure at least a Final Four slot in the UAAP Season 82 men’s volleyball tournament to put an end to a medal drought the team has suffered…

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UAAP: DLSU Green, Lady Fencers bag UAAP 82 bronze, silver trophies

Amassing a total of 10 medals across both divisions, the Lady Fencers clinched second overall, while the Green Fencers settled for third in the UAAP Season 82 Fencing Tournament, held last February 11 to14 at Paco Arena, Malate, Manila. The Lady Fencers garnered four medals—a team foil gold, two silvers, and a bronze—improving from their…

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Three heads on a team: A basketball variation

Basketball is said to be one of the most popular sports in the Philippines.  It may arguably even be the most popular, what with familiar scenes of people playing the game dotting the streets and local community courts. Tracing its roots to Massachusetts, United States in 1891, Basketball normally features two teams of five that…