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  • junzo13 9:32 am on July 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The weekly roundup – All-stars 

    Superstar meets superstar.

    These past few weeks, the Philippines has been blessed with great sporting events, such as on court rivalries and the rise of our very own football team. Last weekend, NBA fans were treated to a rare opportunity to witness Kobe Bryant and a slew of NBA stars battle against two Filipino squads. Nicknamed “Smart All-stars”, the NBA selection defeated the PBA selection last Saturday, 131-105, and the Smart Gilas team the following day, 98-89. On Sunday’s game, the entrance of People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao during the fourth quarter caused a commotion, as it was the NBA players’ turn to be starstruck.

    Apart from Bryant, the All-star lineup also included current NBA MVP Derrick Rose, Oklahoma scorer Kevin Durant, and former ROY Chris Paul, among others. Regardless of the outcome,  it was a dream come true for a lot of people as our local stars were able to play with their idols, and Filipinos got a taste of the NBA. Now let’s head on to more news:

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  • junzo13 10:13 am on July 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The weekly roundup – Rivalry 

    Blue versus green.

    The age-old rivalry between Ateneo and La Salle countinued last Saturday, with the Eagles surviving a last minute run from the Archers, 81-72. The two schools are now on opposite sides of the spectrum, with Ateneo enjoying a 2-0 advantage, while La Salle is still looking for its first win.

    Two players made an impact in last Saturday’s match-up. For Ateneo, it was Keifer Ravena, the highly touted rookie dubbed as “The Phenom”. Ravena scored 22 of his 24 points in the first half of the game, overshadowing a scoreless debut in their first game against Adamson. For La Salle, it was LA Revilla, the comeback kid who was sidelined for two years due to diabetes and hyperthyroidism. Revilla has averaged 20 points in La Salle’s first two games, and has proven that persistence can go a long way. Even with the loss, it was Revilla who kept the game close until the final buzzer for the Archers.

    It’s just the beginning of the season, and it’s still a long way to go. Let’s see how things will change in the weeks to come. For now, here’s our weekly news roundup:

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  • junzo13 10:06 am on July 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The weekly roundup – Let the games begin 

    Rain or shine, it's game time...

    This year’s opening of the UAAP has broken away from the norm, as host Ateneo de Manila University held an Olympic style kick-off ceremony at the Marikina Sports Complex. Despite heavy rains, the opening festivities proved to be a success as Ateneo prepared an elaborate show, featuring dance numbers and drum line exhibitions, as well as a performance from rock band Sponge Cola. The following day, the basketball tournament officially began, with defending champion Ateneo beating Adamson University in the main game.

    Next week, rivals Ateneo and De La Salle will meet once again, so expect another sold out game as expectations are high for both teams. Now, let’s take a look at other news:

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  • junzo13 9:04 am on July 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The weekly roundup – Letting the “dogs” out 

    Group hug.

    Football fever is burning high in the Philippines, as the country’s newest sports heroes gained another victory. The Philippine Azkals had a resounding 4-0 match against Sri Lanka yesterday, allowing the ball club to advance to the next level of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Even the sudden gush of rain didn’t stop the crowd from cheering, as people from all walks of life filled up the newly renovated Rizal Memorial Stadium. And yes, Angel Locsin was present and cheering.

    Good job guys! We look forward to your match with Kuwait. Now on to the news:

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