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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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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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Through the lens: Developing Filipino sports documentaries

In these seemingly perpetual days of quarantine, many of the common sources of entertainment  have been compromised. Travel has been docked to limit transmission of the virus in different communities. What used to be high-density establishments such as malls, restaurants, offices, parks, and movie theaters are now bound by restrictions on capacity. Even physical activities…

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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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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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UAAP: Green Spikers stumble in opening game against Blue Eagles

The DLSU Green Spikers fell to the ADMU Blue Eagles in straight sets, 20-25, 19-25, 25-27, to start off their UAAP season earlier today at the Mall of Asia Arena.  Blue Eagle Chumason Njigha topped all players with 20 points coming from 18 attacks and two blocks. Meanwhile, John Mark Ronquillo tallied 11 points built…

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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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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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Green gallery: Angelica Gaw’s grand UAAP exit

Winning a championship before exhausting their final year of eligibility is the dream of every student-athlete. Not only did De La Salle Taekwondo (DELTA) Poomsae team captain Angelica Gaw cap off her UAAP career with a successful title defense, she also topped it off by being named Season 82’s Most Valuable Player (MVP)—the second player for the Green-and-White to…

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UAAP: NU Pep Squad obtains sixth UAAP CDC crown, Animo Squad retains eighth place finish

As one of the most awaited events of the season, the UAAP Season 82’s Cheerdance Competition (CDC) witnessed history in the making at the Mall of Asia Arena as a sold-out crowd was treated to jaw-dropping performances from the eight participating universities. Despite the many trials and tribulations the team faced this year, the DLSU…