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Philippines’ most historic Olympics campaign

Team Philippines capped off its most decorated Olympics campaign ever with four medals, highlighted by a historic first gold medal along with two silvers and a bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held last July 23 to August 8.  After a 97-year drought, the country finally clinched the elusive gold in the Summer Games…

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Using statistics for an effective game plan: Data Science in sports

Time has witnessed how different sports have evolved and innovated throughout the years. Rules, tactics, and execution have been altered and transformed to parallel the continually escalating standards being set by outstanding athletes in various sporting competitions. Along with these breakthroughs are an athlete’s relentless dedication and resolve to overcome adversities and obstacles en route…

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Next level: Viridis Arcus’ triumphant rise

DLSU’s Viridis Arcus’ (VA) climb to the top is now undeniable with their reign as back-to-back champions of the AcadArena University Alliance Cup. Sweeping the finals against the Ateneo LG Esports, 3-0, last June, the team cemented their legacy in the college ranks—their rising popularity paving the way for the squad to gain sponsors and…

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Behind the words: The legacy of women in sports podcasting

Sports podcasts have been present for a long time now. The audio program acts as an engaging platform for listeners to know more about every sport, every league, and even every athlete. As it continues to develop, these podcasts stimulate the minds of avid fans by providing fresh, in-depth perspectives—whether on or off the playing…

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Halftime Thoughts: Does the Greatest Athlete of All Time exist?

Over the years, many have been lucky enough to witness the beauty of sports. It is an avenue wherein people can be brought together, whether it is in supporting a specific team, country, city or in moments where fans show disappointment toward an ideal that people should not stand for, a sport has a huge…

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Trailing on new ground: Inside DLSU sports teams’ virtual recruitment

With the cancellation of the UAAP season, athletes and coaches alike have fully adapted to the online setup. The quarantine period has affected how the University recruits athletes—forced to communicate digitally, coaches can no longer approach prospects face-to-face. Eyes on the prize Normally, the players would be toured around the campus, while the coaches connect…

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Halftime Thoughts: The rise of celebrity boxing

Nobody could have predicted how the rise of social media would shift the landscape of sports. In the case of boxing, YouTube stars have burst onto the scene and popularized a new branch of the sport known as “celebrity boxing”. Subsequently, retired professional athletes have also started participating in this new trend. In doing so,…

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Unconventional beginnings: DLSU rookies on their unique first year

For every UAAP season, a new narrative is shaped and new stories are told. Fresh faces from all walks of life begin a new chapter not just in their athletic careers, but also for themselves. For any rookie, their debut season presents a chance to prove themselves at the collegiate level and showcase why they…

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A digital revolution for sports cards

Times are constantly changing, with technology making strides in many directions and in many different fields—including sports. While sports collectibles have always been a stable part of the fan experience, allowing fans to collect valuable player cards, jerseys, photos, and autographed items, recent technology has enabled fans to do this on a new level—with NFTs.…

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On and off the court: Renren Ritualo’s Hall of Fame induction

Home to many Lasallian sporting greats, the Hall of Fame is awarded to student-athletes who have been outstanding in representing the school in individual sports or team sports categories.  Being inducted into the De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA) Sports Hall of Fame is a feat only a few athletes have the honor of achieving.…