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Halftime Thoughts: Making strides in developing Philippine women’s basketball

Basketball has the universal stereotype of being a man’s sport with all the physicality and fiery competitiveness that comes with it. There are also passionate women that love and excel at the sport, but they have not been given a multitude of opportunities to showcase their talents at the highest level. Many men’s leagues in…

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The Pumaren principle: Through the years of Ritualo and Yeo

Franz Pumaren solidified his legacy as one of the greatest head coaches of the DLSU Green Archers after steering them to five championships, even accomplishing a four-peat from 1998 to 2001. Being the mind behind the intimidating “Pumaren Press”, he approached his 11-year tenure with discipline and leadership. His unique image at the helm was…

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Thrive to survive: Love and hate between athletes and fans

As athletes play in their respective sports—on the squeaky hardwood courts of basketball, dirt-filled baseball fields, sweat-layered boxing rings, and grassy football pitches—there exists a common narrative that watches all of them: the fans. They are the backbone of sports teams and athletes alike as their role is to support and cheer who they follow.…

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On screen time: Surveying sports broadcasting options

As a media giant that stood for decades delivering relevant content to Filipinos, the impact of the denial of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal cannot be quantified only by the reported losses of the corporation in its financial statements. Its significance stretches far more than that, and its future repercussions may not even be dealt with firm resolutions.…

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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…