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Halftime thoughts: Diving into the role of money in sports

Sporting events exhibit arguably some of the rawest and purest manifestations of emotions. Incredible displays of talent are magnified at the forefront of alluring victories, while tears and frustrations are highlighted in the heartbreaking scenes of defeat. However, sitting quietly behind all these enthralling moments is one of the most influential elements in sports—money. Money…

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Playing the mental game: The influence of Sports Psychology in the Philippines

Athletes spend countless hours on training, dedicated to improving their physical abilities. When fans watch sports, they pay attention to who jumps the highest, who kicks the hardest, or who runs the fastest. These are, after all, aspects that make athletes as great as they are. But, hidden behind all of the physical components athletes…

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DLSU athletes shine on international stage

Last month, the Philippines hosted the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games with the theme, We Win as One. Athletes from all over the region gathered and competed for their respective countries. Being selected for the national team is considered a major milestone; representing one’s nation in a prestigious sporting event indicates that…

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UAAP: Green, Lady Tracksters ready to race to the podium

UAAP Season 81 was tough for both the Green and Lady Tracksters. Even before the competition began, the Taft-based teams suffered setbacks in training venues on top of dwindling numbers in their respective squads. Green Tracksters team captain Jvee Patalud shares, “Season 81 was very challenging compared to previous seasons. Our numbers were down [and]…

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UAAP: DLSU Green, Lady Paddlers stun foes, hold third, second posts

Tightening their hold on the coveted Final Four slots, the DLSU Green and Lady Paddlers improved to 7-5 and 10-2 win-loss records, respectively, as they dispatched both of their assignments today, November 17, at the ADMU Blue Eagle Gym. Dropping only one set in two outings, the Green Paddlers maintained a two-way tie at third…

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UAAP: NU Pep Squad obtains sixth UAAP CDC crown, Animo Squad retains eighth place finish

As one of the most awaited events of the season, the UAAP Season 82’s Cheerdance Competition (CDC) witnessed history in the making at the Mall of Asia Arena as a sold-out crowd was treated to jaw-dropping performances from the eight participating universities. Despite the many trials and tribulations the team faced this year, the DLSU…

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Athlete revisited: The comeback of Manilla Santos-Ng

The UAAP has been a home to many talented players from all over the country. It is a place where athletes further hone and develop their skills so they may join professional leagues and international competitions in the future.  A force to be reckoned with, Manilla Santos-Ng was one of the fearless athletes that the…

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Dawn of a new era: DLSU rookies take on bigger stage in Season 82

Roster changes are typical in collegiate sports teams, especially as seniors inevitably have to exit the lineup and go on with their lives after graduation. However, new faces enter the scene to fill in their positions and spark new beginnings for each team. After showing off their athleticism during their high school careers, several young…

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Take your marks: Ilustre dives into the SEA Games

Swimming is such a graceful yet grueling sport. Each precise and perfected stroke that propels swimmers through the water in smooth, sharp glides can only point to the hours they spend counting laps with pruning fingers. It takes sheer dedication for a swimmer to thrive in this highly competitive sport, and Green Tanker Sacho Ilustre…

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Green gallery: Joaqui Manuel

From being a Blue Eaglet to now a Green Archer, Joaquin Manuel has carved out a role for himself as an all-around forward determined to leave it all on the court for DLSU. Known for the intangible aspects of his game and his defensive plays, the 6-foot-3 sophomore is focused on helping La Salle rediscover…