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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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Leveling up: The rise of PH esports

The emerging trend of esports has taken the world of sports by storm. Once considered only as a mere pastime, video games have reached the competitive edge of tournaments together with capturing the clamor and enthusiasm of avid followers. The rising popularity of esports events are paving the way for teams to be sponsored and…

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Highlights and throwbacks: The new sports scenario

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, major local and international sports leagues have suspended all their matches and events. Most tournament officials opted to either completely cancel the ongoing season or postpone games to a later, unspecified date. With the lack of fresh content, sports channels and media have found new ways to keep…

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Halftime Thoughts: Dazed but not defeated

Following the sudden pause of respective amateur and professional leagues due to the various quarantine measures imposed around the globe amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the world of sports was left in limbo with a growing uncertainty over the fate of sports competitions—whether they will carry on during a later date or end up canceled.…

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Athlete revisited: Inna Palacios guards women’s football legacy at the net

Inna Palacios embedded a resounding legacy in her time with the Lady Booters after being crowned UAAP’s Best Goalkeeper four times in her collegiate career. For an athlete to leave a lasting legacy in their sport, they must embody a unique image that would distinguish them from the rest. Her steady presence between the posts…

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UAAP: Lady Batters eager to build off impressive Season 81 in championship chase

The DLSU Lady Batters proved themselves as worthy contenders during the last UAAP softball tournament. Under the guidance of a new head coach last year, the Green-and-White sustained winning streaks and built momentum throughout the eliminations round. With a hard-earned twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four, the team from Taft placed third overall out of…

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Beyond a symbol: Tales behind jersey numbers

Each athlete has their own way of distinguishing themselves on the playing field. Beyond their distinct way of playing and their presence on the court, one way for fans to distinguish their favorite player is the jersey number on their backs. Some jersey numbers have achieved a legendary status in their respective sports. From important…

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Athlete revisited: Majoy Baron solidifies career

Under the bright lights of the Paco Arena, the towering presence of Mary Joy Baron is seen training intensively with the women’s national volleyball team. Once a player for the DLSU Lady Spikers during her collegiate years, Baron has since entered a new chapter of her career—donning the national colors in several regional meets this…

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One to lead: UAAP first semester sports team captains

As the first half of UAAP Season 82 came to an end, some of La Salle’s squads have poured out their hearts to represent the school with honor and pride. In every unit, a chosen athlete accepts the challenge of motivating their teammates while steering them toward victory. The role of a team captain varies…