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Red Lions’ Amazing 6 outlast Chiefs

Undermanned, against all odds.  These are the type of games you only see in the movies.  Probably you’ve seen the movie Second String in 2002 starring Gil Bellows and you’ll get the picture.

3 rookies, 2 NCAA 1st timers, 1 veteran Red Lion, 5 former Red …

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Nike Launches New LeBron James “Rise” Campaign

Manila, Philippines (October 26, 2010) – Nike (NYSE:NKE) today announced the launch of “Rise”, a new multi-media campaign featuring reigning two-time NBA MVP LeBron James speaking in his own voice. In the film, he addresses his off-season controversy head-on and focuses on the road ahead.

Rise …

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Yearend thoughts on college ball

LIFE mirrors basketball in a multitude of ways. Although the philosophical type can argue that hoops is but a miniscule part of real life, both run on parallel lines. These lines, this season, in this basketball-mad country, diverged with a roaring vengeance.

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Ateneo de Manila …

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A last look at NCAA Season 85 in song and word (II)

Second of two parts

Arellano University (8-10)

Song of their season: Kisapmata by Rivermaya
Moment of the year: At 7-4, the Chiefs wilted down the stretch against the experienced Letran Knights, 89-85. After that, Arellano went 1-6 to finish its maiden NCAA campaign.
Quote of the year: “Siyempre nakakataba …

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Aerial Voyager is now Head Coach of the Heavy Bombers

After missing this year’s NCAA Finals, the Jose Rizal University administration decided to make a major coaching change.

By letting go of Coach Ariel Vanguardia, JRU has announced in a formal press conference hosted by the school administration held within the school grounds that, Vergel Meneses, …

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NCAA Dynasty Series: Letran Knights

Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights, 1992, 1998 and 1999

Letran is still the winningest team in the oldest Collegiate League in the land.  In the 90′s, they had three different coaches to lead them to three different championships including back to back titles, proof …

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JRU, Vanguardia part ways

THE management of Jose Rizal University has formally relieved Ariel Vanguardia of his coaching duties after a four-year stint with the team.

Vanguardia, who was brought in just a week before the start of the 2006 season following the resignation of Cris Calilan, said he signed …

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A last look at NCAA Season 85 in song and word (I)

NCAA SEASON 85 has, not surprisingly, turned out to be one of the most memorable to date for the obvious reasons, expected whipping boys and shocking storybook ending. After a long, record-breaking 96-game season, a final look at the year, both in song and word, …

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JRU’s Wilson takes home MVP plum

JOSE RIZAL University may have failed in its bid to make a return trip to the NCAA Finals, but bagged some sort of consolation in the form of individual awards.

Swingman John Wilson, who still has one playing year left, took home Season 85′s Most Valuable …

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Mind games

BEFORE tip-off of San Sebastian College-Recoletos’ do-or-die, Final Four matchup with Jose Rizal University, Stags coach Ato Agustin said, “Mananalo tayo ngayon [We will win today].”

Forty minutes worth of game time later, the humble yet confident rookie mentor, with a wide grin accompanied by an …

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Sports Nation: You’re invited

SPORTS is something many people talk about in coffee shops, the workplace, bars, family gatherings, over the radio and through other forms of media. It’s practically everywhere as it affects our lives and communities in so many ways.

Hence, we’re conducting a five-session course called Sports …

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FilOil Flying V Sports Preseason Tournament officially taking off

A gathering of reputable coaches from the NCAA and UAAP member schools last March 11, 2008 at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City signifies the opening of the FilOil Flying Sports V Preseason Tournament.

15 teams with 15 players each …

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“I don’t like foreign players on my team� – Gee Abanilla

For a change, College of Saint Benilde (CSB) has hired a new head coach for the next basketball National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball this season and hopefully the move would bring them back to respectability.

Gee Abanilla, 41, an assistant of Red Bull mentor …

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Let’s get it on with the Merger, No Way – UAAP

Former host, University of Santo Tomas and the other board members of the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) have killed the ‘merger issue’— literally – proposed by BAP-SBP Executive Secretary Patrick Gregorio.

In a statement emailed by UAAP President Fr. Ermito De Sagon last …

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NCAA-UAAP Merger?

It’s out there. Charlie Cuna, Kim Lesaca, Christian Soler and Mike Abasolo talk about the pros and cons of the NCAA – UAAP merger for the 2008 College Basketball Season

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