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Halftime thoughts: The new power punch in the NBA

Back in the day, it was uncommon to hear of women in sports. Yet today, Diana Taurasi, Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, and Ronda Rousey have become household names in the sporting scene, being some of the most renowned female athletes in the world. This ever-growing dominance of women in the landscape of sports continues to…

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All in the cleats: The Maradona success

With football being one of the most popular sports in the world, a player can hardly avoid the extraordinary fame and the adoration of millions of fans, especially if they are among the best. And legendary Argentinian midfielder Diego Maradona certainly was. Everyone knows the man behind the “hand of God”, and generations of players…

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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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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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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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UAAP: Green Booters look to step up, claim footballing crown

UAAP Season 81 ended in heartbreak for the Green Booters as the chance for DLSU’s first men’s football title in over two decades was snatched from their grasp by the ADMU Blue Eagles. A Finals showdown against their bitter rivals seemed like the perfect way to end the championship drought, but it was not to…

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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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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…