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  • Evan Nelle can finally cry tears of joy as he gets storybook ending
    In his first two years with De La Salle University, Evan Nelle’s ride had been full of frustrations. In Season 84, the third-ranked Green Archers disarmed the UP Fighting Maroons of their twice-to-beat edge in the Final Four but still emerged in the rubber match. In Season 85, La Salle… Read more »
  • Malick Diouf confident in UP’s future as he focuses on personal recovery
    Malick Diouf did not have the dream exit from University of the Philippines that he desired. Instead of lifting the UAAP trophy one more time before his departure, the 6-foot-11 center from Senegal had to watch from the sidelines as the De La Salle University crowd erupted in cheers after… Read more »
  • Love him or hate him, Joaqui Manuel leaves La Salle a champion
    Joaqui Manuel has left De La Salle University the same way he entered it — as a champion. Manuel, who has been one of the most polarizing Green Archers in recent memory, savored La Salle’s 10th championship after it outlasted University of the Philippines 73-69 in game three of the… Read more »
  • Why JD Cagulangan still has one year of eligibility left
    When the University of the Philippines made their final bow in front of thousands of Iskos and Iskas at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday evening, only two Fighting Maroons were at the front: graduating seniors CJ Cansino and Malick Diouf. Many wondered why JD Cagulangan did not join his… Read more »
  • CJ Cansino remains grateful for long UAAP journey that took him from UST to UP
    CJ Cansino bid farewell to his collegiate basketball career in the UAAP in heartbreaking fashion. Forty minutes of back-and-forth action in the winner-take-all Game 3 of Season 86 Men’s Basketball between University of the Philippines and De La Salle University concluded with the Green and White on top, 73-69, ruining… Read more »
  • Tab’s Wise Words: The text message that inspired Topex after Game 1 crushing
    Topex Robinson and his De La Salle Green Archers found an unlikely ally in Ateneo de Manila University head coach Tab Baldwin during the UAAP Season 86 Men’s Basketball Finals series. University of the Philippines dealt La Salle the most lopsided defeat in Finals history in the Final Four era… Read more »
  • Though saddened that UAAP title came at expense of Cansino, Nonoy says it’s his time
    Mark Nonoy left the UAAP as a champion, achieving this feat at the expense of his good friend CJ Cansino. Nonoy, who produced eight points, three rebounds, and three steals in De La Salle University’s 73-69 victory over University of the Philippines in Game Three of the UAAP Season 86… Read more »
  • PBA: Magnolia turns it up vs Blackwater, remains perfect ahead of SMB clash
    Magnolia finished strongly to beat Blackwater, 105-84, and stay perfect in the PBA Season 48 Commissioner’s Cup, Wednesday night at the Philsports Arena. The Hotshots only led by five entering the final period but turned the switch all of a sudden, detonating a 35-point explosion that left the opposition shell-shocked… Read more »
  • Kevin Quiambao to decide on junior year return after Japan vacation
    During the celebration interviews after De La Salle University ended its seven-year title drought in UAAP Men’s Basketball, Kevin Quiambao told the record 25,192 crowd inside the SMART Araneta Coliseum that he will be back next year. In his message to the Green Archers’ community in the live TV interview,… Read more »
  • Ateneo’s Church of the Gesù, Areté illuminate in green to celebrate DLSU’s victory
    In a display of sportsmanship and solidarity, Ateneo de Manila University’s Church of the Gesù and Areté were bathed in green lights to celebrate the triumph of their arch-rivals, the De La Salle University Green Archers, in Game Three of the UAAP Season 86 Men’s Basketball Championship. The Green Archers… Read more »
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  • Masters look-back: Sam Snead beats Ben Hogan in 18-hole playoff to win in '54
    A survey of 15 golf writers voted on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1954 Masters was voted No. 6. The following story moved on April 12, 1954. AUGUSTA, Georgia — Sam… Read more »
  • UP Maroons 'bonfire' team Zoom-ed back in time and it's hilarious
    ANYONE can dream, right? Members of the 2014 University of the Philippines team - remember that ragtag crew which ended a 27-game losing streak and celebrated that win with a bonfire - couldn't help but compare themselves to last year's Maroons side. Mikee Reyes, who hosted a Zoom session that reunited members of that team,… Read more »
  • Uncertainty remains but Nick Nurse, Mike Budenholzer preparing for playoffs
    WITH NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches around the league. They're preparing for what a resumption of the season that was shut down March 11 could look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Toronto coach… Read more »
  • Blackwater owner urges PBA to go back to two-conference format
    BLACKWATER team owner Dioceldo Sy urges that now more than ever, this is the proper time for the PBA to consider reverting to a two-conference format for every season. Sy said three conferences per year no longer appear viable especially with the league forced to tweak its schedule from time to… Read more »
  • Is Fajardo already the PBA's GOAT? Let's look at the numbers
    THE 45th season of the PBA began last March 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with the Annual Leo Awards, where San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo won an unprecedented sixth straight MVP award. Fajardo, who received his MVP trophy while on a motorized wheelchair after fracturing his right tibia in preseason practice that… Read more »
  • All the different COVID-19 tests, explained
    EXTENSIVE testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is beginning to ramp up. By the end of April, the country will be able to conduct 10,000 tests per day, according to Department of Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.  Is this the mass testing that many have been clamoring for?… Read more »
  • NBA won't make any decision on resumption until May at the earliest, says Silver
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) that he does not expect the league will be able to decide anything until at least May. Silver spoke on the NBA’s Twitter account as… Read more »
  • It's official: Luzon enhanced community quarantine is extended until April 30
    YESTERDAY night, President Duterte said in a press briefing that he was “likely” to extend the Luzon enhanced community quarantine for two more weeks until April 30. In this morning’s Laging Handa press briefing, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles of the Inter-agency Task Force made it official: “[E]nhanced community quarantine is… Read more »
  • NBA bans team workouts with draft-eligible players - in person or video - during shutdown
    THE NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league's coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures. Teams also are being prohibited "from watching, requesting, or sharing any video (live or recorded) of a draft-eligible player or prospective early… Read more »
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    THE Masters goes from that annual rite of spring to two weeks before Thanksgiving. The US Open now is scheduled in September for the first time since amateur Francis Ouimet took down Britain's best at Brookline in 1913 to put golf on the map in America. And the oldest championship… Read more »
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