Category Archives: Sportacular

So you want to be a Volleyball player?

Friday, 2 October 2015 | Written by

Philippine volleyball is undeniably booming like the powerful spikes the sport is known for. The clearest proof from recent memory has to be last year’s University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 76 winner-take-all title match won by the Ateneo Lady Eagles against their archrivals De La Salle Lady Spikers, which saw an all-time record attendance of 21,314 spectators…Read More »

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FIBA Asia 2015: Conquering the Group Stages

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 | Written by
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The Philippines’ road to Rio is getting clearer, but it’s not getting any easier. After two rounds of the FIBA Asia tournament, the Philippines are now in the quarterfinals of the tournament, and are three wins away from booking their ticket to the 2016 Olympics. Here’s a look at the path the Gilas team has travelled so far: The First…Read More »

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The future of grappling arts for Pinoys

Thursday, 24 September 2015 | Written by
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  READ: Afonso Cego brings Luta Livre to PHL Popular Luta Livre fighters After Mestre Tatu, other popular Luta Livre fighters who rose to fame are Euclides “The Blond Devil” Pereira, who defeated Carlson Gracie via decision in 1968 and retired undefeated; Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 7 tournament champion Marco Ruas and his co-UFC alumni Eugenio Tadeau, Hugo Duarte, Renato…Read More »

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Afonso Cego brings Brazilian Luta Livre to the Philippines

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 | Written by
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Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Luta Livre (BLL) black belt Afonso Celso dos Santos Silva Jr., more popularly known as Mestre (Master) Afonso Cego, shared his martial art skills in a series of training sessions held in Manila last September 2 to 13. With participants mostly from local MMA team SPRAWL, the 35-year-old Rio de Janeiro-based Mestre Afonso…Read More »

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The Quest for Rio: FIBA Asia 2015

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 | Written by
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The FIBA Asia Tournament that will be held in Hunan, China, will serve as a qualifier for the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. However, only the first place finisher will claim a spot in the Olympics, which makes the tournament all the more important for those looking to qualify for it. The Gilas Pilipinas national team has never hidden…Read More »

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MVP Cup 2015: The last tournament before FIBA Asia

Thursday, 17 September 2015 | Written by
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The FIBA Asia 2015 tournament will kick off on September 23, and Gilas 3.0 is looking more and more ready as the day draws closer. After finishing second in the Jones Cup with a 6-2 mark, the Nationals participated in a four-team pocket tournament in Manila. The Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) Cup was organized by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilpinas…Read More »

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[UAAP 78] UP Fighting Maroons Rising to the Top

Friday, 11 September 2015 | Written by
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If the UAAP season ended today, the UP Fighting Maroons would have a twice to beat advantage heading into the Final Four. Of course, UAAP fans wouldn’t want that to happen, as they’ve waited too long for this season to start. Still, wouldn’t it be a sight to behold if the season did end up that way? This year’s hosts…Read More »

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Pagtindig at Pagsulong: The UAAP Season ’78 Primer

Friday, 4 September 2015 | Written by
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  The long wait is over. The 78th season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament finally kicks-off on Saturday, September 5. The tournament usually kicks off in July, but was moved to a later date following a shift in academic calendars by member schools. Surprise exits were supplanted by surprise entries, and this season will make sure that it is…Read More »

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NCAA 91 MidSeason Report

Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Written by
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The NCAA tournament has reached the midway point of the season, and this early, the contenders are distancing themselves from the pretenders. The perpetual rivals San Beda College and Letran Knights are on top of the standings at the end of the first round, but with the UPHSD Altas, Arellano Chiefs, JRU Heavy Bombers, and the Mapua Cardinals hot on…Read More »

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Mental Benefits of Playing Sports

Sunday, 16 August 2015 | Written by
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Playing any type of sports benefits your mental well-being as much as it benefits your physical health. According to a study by Dr. Keith Zullig and Rebecca White from West Virginia University, engaging in physical activities such as basketball and soccer and being part of a sports team can make you become more satisfied in life – and can help…Read More »

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