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Glory days

Among the cage stars in the book are (clockwise from top left) Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Jimmy Alapag and Jayson Castro (Contributed photos)

It was a step towards greatness. On Aug. 10, 2013, the Philippines rejoined the ranks of the world’s basketball elite, an achievement that resonated in a nation addicted to basketball. To do so, the team, known as Gilas Pilipinas, had to overcome the team that had emerged as its nemesis in international play through the years: Korea. Bucking the odds and in front of a frenzied home crowd, Gilas did just that, winning 86-79, ensuring the team of at least a second place finish and one of three slots to the basketball World Cup in Spain in 2014.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Beating aging


One day one just has to accept the irreversible reality of age—and, at some later point, aging. That reality is plainest in sports; yet, it’s in sports precisely that it is widely denied.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The 18th banner: The season in review


The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) probably had one of the longest basketball seasons ever. The tournament ended Nov. 16, with the San Beda Red Lions beating the Letran Knights.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in 2BU,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Red Cubs win 5th straight championship


High school basketball may not be as attention-getting as collegiate basketball, but this year at the National College Athletics Association (NCAA), it was a different case altogether because of the emerging rivalry between San Beda and La Salle Green Hills.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Why NCAA basketball has become a drag


Longer isn’t always better. It may be a drag, like very long movies.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Brother vs brother

ON JERON, ash brown henley and ash gray skinny chinos;On Jeric, light brown chambray with floral collar and khaki chinos all from Bench

These days, everyone is enamored with the brothers Jeric and Jeron Teng, the next generation of basketball superstars.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

DLSU basketball players, with their game faces off

LUIGI dela Paz and JERON Teng

We’ve seen them in the hard court, in the heat of the game, looking fierce. Now we show them with their game faces off, beaming with pride, enjoying an all-time high after winning the most watched basketball finals in the history of the UAAP.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

Party time on Taft

JERON Teng giving a speech to the crowd

It was the moment all La Sallians had been waiting for. After six painstaking years, the basketball championship crown was back in Taft. Last Oct. 17, La Salle students and alumni gathered to celebrate the victory.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Starting with mom and dad, how the Tengs prepared for the finals

JERON and Jeric Teng

Just a few nights before Game 3 between De La Salle University (DLSU) and the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the Teng family—Alvin and wife Susan, daughters Alyssa and Almira, and famous sons Jeric and Jeron—shared an intimate dinner at the Gloria Maris Banquet Hall at Gateway Mall in Cubao, Quezon City.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sweet Sweep 16 for the Bullpups


The UAAP juniors basketball finals was a battle royale between National University and Ateneo. The San Juan Arena echoed with cheers from schoolmates, family and supporters of both schools.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Shooting hoops and bleeding blue

GRAPHIC tank top, CottonOn; plaid shirt, American Eagle; skinny jeans, Bershka

Being part of a champion team is a feat in itself, and Ateneo Blue Eagle Von Pessumal, with his dapper look and sharp skills, continues to live up to his team’s winning tradition.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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