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Sowing seeds for growth: How local youth programs are changing the ball game

Looking at sports as a social phenomenon rather than as a mere physical activity allows us to appreciate the impact sports have on individuals and on society. From a young age, engaging in sports allows one to form values which they carry for the rest of their lives. Teamwork, patience, respect, and developing a strong…

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Going beyond the game: Sports journalists’ commitment to hone storytelling craft

Coming into the fifth month of community quarantine, most of the local sporting leagues are still not allowed to resume as public health remains a top priority. With limited content, adapting to these vastly different circumstances could pose a challenge to sports journalists and their careers. When there appear to be far fewer stories to…

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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: 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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Formula 1 at 70: The story so far

Six long months after the 2019 season finale, Formula 1 (F1) has finally come back to life, with its roaring engines and champagne showers. Like many of the other sports that have restarted in the midst of the pandemic, the competition’s organizers have set precautionary measures in order to keep everyone safe while getting the…

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From vision to action: Lasallian backer Raffy Villavicencio boasts Green Archers come Season 83

The supremacy of the Green Archers has wavered after failing to take Final Four slots for two straight UAAP seasons, leaving the Lasallian community to reassess the state of the team. Coaching changes and several one-and-done insertions were intended to revitalize the team, but the results of these experimental moves did not live up to…

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Behind the screens: Coaching in the midst of a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced sports all over the world to come to a halt, and despite this pause in the action, athletes have kept themselves in shape even without their usual training resources. Many athletes have showcased themselves training and conditioning within their own homes, patiently waiting with the right amount of discipline for…

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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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A quiet place: Life on sports’ new stage

Sports are well-known for many things: the fast-paced action, the loud fan chants, the competitiveness, and of course, the excitement. When the pandemic hit and forced everything to come to a halt, it felt almost counter-intuitive for the sports world. All of a sudden, stadiums went silent, training grounds were left empty, and fans, athletes,…

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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…