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All in the cleats: The Maradona success

With football being one of the most popular sports in the world, a player can hardly avoid the extraordinary fame and the adoration of millions of fans, especially if they are among the best. And legendary Argentinian midfielder Diego Maradona certainly was. Everyone knows the man behind the “hand of God”, and generations of players…

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Halftime thoughts: The power outside the court

At first glance, the words sports and national elections do not go together—at all. But with the recent results of the 2020 United States (US) Elections, those words suddenly fit well together. Playing a crucial part in the voters’ turnout, LeBron James, a multi-awarded basketball player, had been very vocal in getting people to register…

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Heroes off the arena: How DLSU PTs prep athletes for UAAP return

The roaring crowd, the cheering banners, the rhythmic yells, and the blasting drum beats—these are the traditional energy boosters of athletes as they perform their best under the spotlight of an arena. But behind their stellar moves and highlight plays are aches and pains endured from refining their skills during training. Fortunately, there are people…

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Next in line: ADT FC’s PFL debut ignites belief of things to come

Finishing third in the recently concluded Philippine Football League (PFL) season, the Azkals Development Team (ADT), composed of players from the Philippines’ national youth teams, made some noise in their debut tournament, as they lifted the local Filipino football community’s spirits with a hopeful preview of what they could bring to the field in the…

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More than a game: How Chris Nikic proved that anything is possible

Sports changes over the years, evolving as different rules are established and new practices are introduced. The competition in sports leagues has also increased through the advances in creative approaches or strategies in competitive leagues. But amid all changes, sports has remained to be a platform for individuals to showcase their incredible athleticism, both physically…

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Green gallery: Roy Barro takes on double duty

The life of a student athlete is never easy. A healthy balance between academics, sports, and extracurricular activities can be excruciating to manage, let alone maintain in a consistent manner. What more for a student athlete who competitively plays two different sports simultaneously? This is the life of Cebuano gunslinger and DLSU Booter Roygbiv “Roy”…

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Off the field assist: DLSU’s football teams reach out to their respective communities

Slowly but surely people have been trying to revive a sense of normalcy with their day-to-day lives. But the reality is that the country is still trying to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, and Filipinos have been looking for ways to help fellow countrymen in whatever way they could. The women’s and men’s football teams…

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Cignal TV chief Galang bares plans for UAAP airing

Despite the cancellation of the 83rd season of the UAAP, a hopeful future still awaits the league on TV screens, with a new five-and-a-half-year partnership with Cignal TV inked just last October. Having exclusive broadcasting rights, the satellite provider will get to air a number of sporting events live on its One Sports channel and…

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From the archives: Finally, from the athletes themselves

To pardon an understatement, the DLSU athletes felt a general pang of disappointment upon receiving the news that La Salle was to desert the National College Athletic Association. One of its more, if not most prestigious athletic battleground. Needless to say, the high spirited La Sallites who believe that they are part of each and…

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Deafening silence: Overcoming a fan-less UAAP 83

Jam-packed action, budding talent, and most of all, the loudest cheers from fans are what make the UAAP. Season 83 is just around the corner, but with the country still battling the spread of COVID-19, the possibility of seeing matches played in empty stadiums and arenas is becoming increasingly real. With strict quarantine and safety…