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Establishing volleyball culture: PNVF leads path to pinnacle

After gaining international recognition, the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Inc. (PNVF) now sets its attention on further cementing the progress and ascension of volleyball in the country. With the new adjustments in the volleyball community, the governing body is looking to produce a stable, formidable team for every level of competition. Furthermore, its presence creates…

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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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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…

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Lady Archers ready to aim higher for women’s basketball

For most athletes, they would consider their collegiate years to be the highlight of their careers. More often than not, they would say that from a mere sentimental standpoint, especially considering that a professional career awaits them beyond the University. However, in a field that favors men, Filipina basketball players are often denied a chance…

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Through the lens: Developing Filipino sports documentaries

In these seemingly perpetual days of quarantine, many of the common sources of entertainment  have been compromised. Travel has been docked to limit transmission of the virus in different communities. What used to be high-density establishments such as malls, restaurants, offices, parks, and movie theaters are now bound by restrictions on capacity. Even physical activities…

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Curveball: MLB overcomes upheavals

As the world of sports took an unprecedented hiatus due to the pandemic, tournaments went back to square one on how to reopen their seasons. Initiatives such as the “bubble”, fan-less arenas, and mandatory health protocols have altered the landscape. With different strategies and thorough planning, a handful of leagues have begun to pick up…

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Isolation and basketball: A look inside the PBA bubble with former DLSU athletes

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world of sports like never before. With the cancellation of most, if not all, sports events worldwide, sporting organizations have responded with the concept of a “bubble” scenario—a sports dome cut off from the outside world wherein athletes, coaches, and personnel can continue to operate in their respective leagues…

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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…