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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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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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The Making of Ronda Rousey

Friday, 14 August 2015 | Written by
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Ronda Rocks! In her sixth title defense, UFC bantamweight women’s champion Ronda Rousey proved once again why she is the best in the cage. After a much publicized word war against undefeated challenger Bethe Correia, Rousey knocked out Correia in UFC 190 in just 34 seconds of the first round.   The fight became a personal vendetta for Rousey as…Read More »

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When Mind Wins Over Heart

Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Written by
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Filipinos are one, if not the most passionate fans of basketball in the world. After its run during the 2013 FIBA Asia tournament, we have encapsulated this passion in one word: puso. It was “puso” that drove the undersized Filipinos to book their tickets to Spain in 2014 for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, and it was “puso” that put…Read More »

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Champions of Life: Youth Sports Advocacy

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Written by
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by Karlo Sevilla     It all began one Saturday afternoon last summer. Toni Faye Tan was reviewing her law school notes when she was distracted by boisterous noises coming from the street outside their house. When looked out the window, she saw five children — two girls and one boy playing volleyball while two other boys watched. That immediately…Read More »

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[For the love of the game] Football Clinics in Manila

Sunday, 26 July 2015 | Written by
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  Football is a fast-growing sport in the country. In the last couple of years, it has seen the emergence of many sports fans – both young and old – who can’t wait to kick the ball and score a goal.  In fact a couple of organizations have banked on this frenzy to put up football clinics around the Metropolis to…Read More »

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Cementing Greatness: Wimbledon 2015

Monday, 13 July 2015 | Written by
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The oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam tournament of tennis kicked off last June 29 for 13 days of tennis action. The men’s top ranked Novak Djokovic is looking to win the tournament for the second straight year, and his third Wimbledon championship for his career. Women’s number two Petra Kvitova won the tournament last year, but the top seeded…Read More »

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Beer vs. Milk Part 2: The 2015 PBA Governor’s Cup Finals

Saturday, 11 July 2015 | Written by
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For the second time this season, the San Miguel Beermen and the Alaska Aces will figure in a seven-game series for the championship. Just a few months removed from their epic seven-game Philippine Cup matchup that went the distance, they are set to face each other once more for the 2015 Governor’s Cup title. The Beermen captured the Philippine Cup…Read More »

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