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Gilas Pilipinas stays undefeated, crushes Indonesia, 76-51

Gilas Pilipinas faced Indonesia for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers earlier today at the Angeles University Foundation Gym. The Filipino squad successfully continued its winning streak. Coming off its win against South Korea two days ago, the team prevailed 76-51 against the Indonesian team who hoped to garner their second win. The opposing squad’s…

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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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Gilas defeats South Korea, 81-78, for the first time in eight years with SJ Belangel’s dagger three

Gilas Pilipinas secured their spot at the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 after outplaying South Korea, 81-78, in a nail-biting match. After their dramatic win in the semifinals of the FIBA Asia Cup in 2013, it took eight years for Gilas to finally garner a victory against this formidable opponent.  The back and forth affair between…

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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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Manchester City vs Chelsea: English clubs in search of European glory

Two Premier League giants are set to clash in Porto for the most coveted trophy in club football, the second time in three years that an all-English Champions League Final will occur. Though both sides started their seasons on the wrong foot, they managed to pick things up as soon as the new year started.…

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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.…

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Crucial decisions: Explaining the UAAP Season 83 cancelation

After an abrupt ending to Season 82 early last year, many in the athletic community were hopeful to see rejuvenated athletes for a Season 83 in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after a series of planning sessions that explored different options, it was announced last December that the UAAP officially cancelled its 83rd season.…

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Scoring off the pitch: DLSU Football continues fund-raising initiatives

With the sports industry still affected by the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, DLSU’s football teams, the Green and Lady Booters, have not let the situation prevent them from fulfilling another purpose. The Green-and-White collaborated in creating a fundraising campaign called Football and Fun for a Cause.  Not shying away from the call to charity,…