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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…

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Distance and dreams: Athletes chasing passions far from home

Every training day, student-athletes pack their training bags with everything they need for another session in their constant grind. This kind of packing becomes part of an athlete’s daily routine, signaling gradual steps taken to bring themselves closer to their goals. However, there are athletes who have to do much heavier packing—the ones who have…

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UAAP: DLSU Green, Lady Paddlers stun foes, hold third, second posts

Tightening their hold on the coveted Final Four slots, the DLSU Green and Lady Paddlers improved to 7-5 and 10-2 win-loss records, respectively, as they dispatched both of their assignments today, November 17, at the ADMU Blue Eagle Gym. Dropping only one set in two outings, the Green Paddlers maintained a two-way tie at third…