Category Archives: Sportacular

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Want To Try A New Sport? Go Fishing

Friday, 10 June 2016 | Written by
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When you think about sports, it’s almost always about the ball game, whether it’s shooting hoops or whacking a tennis ball back and forth across an open field. Sure—some people run, some people bowl, and some people swim. But how often will someone tell you that he ties up some galunggong onto a hook, throws it into the water, and…Read More »

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Train like a fighter with cage fitness

Monday, 30 May 2016 | Written by
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by Karlo Sevilla Brawlers’ Lab fitness gym at Valenzuela City is booming. It has recently occupied a bigger space on the third floor of the building along MacArthur Highway, while retaining its original location on the second floor. And, of all its fitness programs, the burgeoning attendance in its group sessions of Cage Fitness is its biggest proof. On evenings…Read More »

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Trying Muay Thai for the first time

Friday, 20 May 2016 | Written by
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Jessica Frias isn’t new to physical exercise and combat sports, she a long-time practitioner of submission wrestling and current fitness trainer for Gold’s Gym (Greenhills branch). But, right before sweating it out in the martial art of Muay Thai — for the first time — at SPRAWL-MMA gym in Cubao, the 22-year-old iron lady admits that she got in an…Read More »

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Benefits of ballet as exercise

Friday, 26 February 2016 | Written by
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These days, exercises come in many forms and discipline. Before, the idea of a full body workout means going to the gym, running on the treadmill and lifting weights. But now, there are many leisure activities that can also be a form of exercise. The art of dance, for instance, produces as much benefit as jogging or running, making it…Read More »

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The Truth: Brandon Vera crowned as inaugural ONE Championship heavyweight king

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | Written by
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Filipino-American fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera turned his pre-fight disappointment into a spectacular 26-second finish of his replacement opponent Paul Cheng of Taiwan, to grab the inaugural heavyweight championship belt of the ONE Championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion’s “Spirit of Champions” event last December 11, 2015 at Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. Vera, who strongly expressed his disgust…Read More »

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[ONE Championship] Pinoy fans will see biggest fighting event of 2015

Sunday, 29 November 2015 | Written by
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Filipino-American fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera will return to Manila to fight, but this time for something much bigger at stake – to make history as the first ONE Championship heavyweight champion. Standing in his way inside the cage come December 11, 2015 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena is Chi “Chopper” Lewis-Parry, the 6’9 ft. fighter from London.…Read More »

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What’s So Ultimate About Ultimate Frisbee?

Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Written by
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If you’ve always thought that ball sports were too mainstream, then trading that ball for a flying disc might just be the perfect thing for you. Move over, basketball. Ultimate Frisbee is steadily growing more and more popular in the country today—because isn’t badminton or bowling too last season? Where it all began Who would have thought that when American…Read More »

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UAAP Midseason Report

Friday, 9 October 2015 | Written by
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Fans had to wait for a while before the UAAP season began, but once it did, the league did not disappoint. Teams have played exciting basketball right from the get go, and the games are only going to get better from here on out.  The first round is officially over, and teams are now left with only seven games to…Read More »

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A Silver Lining: The FIBA Asia 2015 Aftermath

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 | Written by
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The Gilas Pilipinas team went to Changsha, China with high hopes but plenty of doubters. Their opening day upset loss to newcomers Palestine did not help silence critics. However, after a series of dominating wins, they reclaimed their tag as favorites, and were three wins away from claiming the lone spot for the 2016 Rio Olympics. A win against Iran…Read More »

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Gilas bows to host team China in FIBA Asia finals

Sunday, 4 October 2015 | Written by
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Gilas Pilipinas ended their resilient FIBA Asia Cup campaign in a heartbreaking loss last Saturday against host team China, 78-67, settling for their second straight silver medal in the competition. The Chinese squad meanwhile took the gold medal and secured a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics as they successfully kept the Philippine national team at bay throughout the four…Read More »

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