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Former DLSU Green Archers aim to excel as rookies in the PBA

Becoming a professional basketball player is not an easy task. The pursuit of making it to the professional leagues is a life-long endeavor, requiring long hours of dedication and hard work.  From representing the Green-and-White as part of the men’s basketball team to now playing in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), DLSU Green Archers alumni…

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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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Pop, lock, and break: Into the realm of streetdance

While generally considered an art form, streetdance is deemed a sport as well. With choreographed pieces entailing a plethora of body movements that require agility and endurance, every dancer strives to keep themselves in shape. The competitive streetdance scene evokes heated battles between dance companies, injecting both character and creativity while executing their routines. Undergoing…

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Halftime Thoughts: The appeal of the B.League

The days of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) as the premiere destination for local amateur athletes are long gone, as the choice of going abroad to hone skills and get more exposure is starting to catch the eyes of our country’s top talents. A popular destination has been the Japanese B.League, with Thirdy Ravena paving…

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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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Green Gallery: Encho Serrano takes the leap

Known for his dynamic finishes and steady defense, Encho Serrano has proven himself to be an integral cog for the DLSU Green Archers after playing for two UAAP seasons. Embracing his role in a stacked backcourt, the 5’11” cager averaged 9.14 points, 3.43 rebounds, and 1.71 assists in Season 82. Now onto the next stage…

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Jumping over barriers with obstacle course racing

American Ninja Warrior, the obstacle course television show, has garnered massive popularity over the past decade, sparking interest in the ever-growing sport of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) over the last few years. The Filipino’s talent has proven that they can make it big in the sport and be the foundation for OCR’s immense potential. Competitors…

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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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Halftime Thoughts: MLB’s sticky situation

Recently, there has been plenty of talk of pitchers and their use of sticky substances that add grip on the ball and allow them to increase their control and spin rate. This, however, is nothing new to baseball. Since the game’s inception, pitchers have been looking for any and every opportunity to overpower the hitters.…

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On a bigger stage: Azkals finish strong in historic World Cup qualifiers berth

Despite exiting from the World Cup contention, the Azkals clinched a ticket to the third round of the Asian Cup qualifiers in what was hailed as their strongest qualifying berth in history, finishing with their highest group stage tally of 11 points, placing behind China and Syria. Goalkeeper Bernd Schipmann shares to The LaSallian his…