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Halftime Thoughts: In Lewis Hamilton’s defense

Motorsports can be tricky. They require vehicles designed to run at breakneck speeds and drivers who have the capabilities to tame such beasts. And this is where the confusion lies: there is no surefire way to tell which variable holds more power or does more work in determining performances. Yet, some of us make it…

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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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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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Halftime thoughts: Transferring with no strings attached

Roster shuffles are a common reality for sports teams; in both local and foreign professional leagues, new players are usually acquired through transfers from another team. In the UAAP, however, transferring to a different university is a route seldomly chosen by student-athletes—in part due to the challenges in switching to a new academic environment, as…

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Halftime thoughts: Diving into the role of money in sports

Sporting events exhibit arguably some of the rawest and purest manifestations of emotions. Incredible displays of talent are magnified at the forefront of alluring victories, while tears and frustrations are highlighted in the heartbreaking scenes of defeat. However, sitting quietly behind all these enthralling moments is one of the most influential elements in sports—money. Money…

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Halftime thoughts: An unnecessary change in landscape for collegiate sports

After years of foreign players constantly dominating the collegiate basketball individual awards, House Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero has filed House Resolution 388, which seeks to ban foreign players from playing in collegiate leagues such as the UAAP and NCAA. In fact, the NCAA has already banned foreign players from playing in their league starting next…