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Challenging for the crown: Why the DLSU Green Archers might just be the next big thing

The DLSU men’s basketball team has been lackluster the past couple of years, failing to truly challenge for the UAAP crown. Since the departure of Ben Mbala and Ricci Rivero, the Green Archers haven’t displayed the consistency Lasallians have been accustomed to during the Aldin Ayo era. The team has had a couple of really…

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Halftime Thoughts: The truth behind racism in sports

Sports have always been about more than just the games. They represent a way of life, a society in themselves, the values and organization of the world we live in—to an extent, reflecting a microcosm of reality. But sports are evolving: what used to be an application of the real world has become a catalyst…

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Ranking the Champions League chances of England’s contenders

With the resumption of the Premier League (PL) last June 17, all 20 Premier League teams have played 30 league matches. The race for a top four finish this season is tighter than ever—given inconsistent performances from many of the contenders for the places, on top of the fact that Manchester City’s ban from the…

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Halftime Thoughts: The legacy of a great athlete

Accolades and records are recognized as the standard to determine the greatness of an athlete. Championships, individual records, trophies, and signature moments are what fans and pundits point to when assessing the greatness of sports icons—from Lionel Messi’s six Ballon d’Or trophies to Michael Jordan’s six NBA championships. But greatness fades. As bones become brittle…

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UAAP: Green Booters draw level late with Tamaraws, 1-1, in season opener

The DLSU Green Booters and the FEU Tamaraws played out a hard fought stalemate, 1-1, to open their respective UAAP Season 82 football campaigns. La Salle fought back from an early 1-0 deficit, as team captain Jed Diamante converted a penalty in the 87th minute to pull his side level. The Green-and-White struggled in the…

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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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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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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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The art of racing: A look into the enthralling F1 experience

There is something to be said about the subtle artistry of racing. A sport so boisterous and daring, yet meticulously methodical, the art of racing is one that requires a discerning eye to appreciate. The initial impression to the unfamiliar eye is that racing is just cars circling a track for a number of laps—a…

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UAAP: Green, Lady Tracksters ready to race to the podium

UAAP Season 81 was tough for both the Green and Lady Tracksters. Even before the competition began, the Taft-based teams suffered setbacks in training venues on top of dwindling numbers in their respective squads. Green Tracksters team captain Jvee Patalud shares, “Season 81 was very challenging compared to previous seasons. Our numbers were down [and]…