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Day 1: Gilas Pilipinas take their talents to South Beach

The long and arduous journey of Gilas Pilipinas begins in Miami, where they will train with naturalized Filipino and free agent center Andray Blatche. Gilas coach Chot Reyes said the first day of training camp “is really just to break a sweat,” which explains the light workout, RDO goofing off, and Marc Pingris—sans intensity—coming in late.

“The guys just arrived last night from a long trip so we basically want them to rest, but we wanted it to be an active rest,” said Reyes.

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Focus Training Days EP04

Too lazy to go to the gym? Is it too far? Heavy traffic? Floods? Running out of excuses?

In this episode of Training Days, Focus Athletics’ Paolo Cabalfin shows us how to train like a pro in four simple exercises that can be done even at home.

Focus Training Days EP03 Feat. Marcio Lassiter

Marcio Lassiter of the San Miguel Beermen makes an appearance on BuhayBasket and Focus Athletics’ Training Days to improve leg strength and balance. In this week’s training exercise, Focus Athletics strength coach Gino shows the PBA star how to do just that through the reverse lunge with a kettlebell and valslide, and the single-leg Romanian deadlift.

Focus Training Days EP02

In week 2 of Focus Athletics Training Days, we have something special for all the female ballers out there. Mia Cabalfin joins Coach Fiona as they train to get stronger on the court.

5 Takeaways from UAAP’s Opening Weekend

More than 5 things happened during the UAAP opening weekend, but these are what you should keep in mind.

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The Better Decision

It was a perfectly written essay—heartfelt and sentimental, touching on emotions that were trampled during 2010’s The Decision. But was it the better decision?

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Focus Training Days EP01

B eing basketball ready isn’t just about lacing up and putting on a jersey. It’s about the hours, days, and weeks of work you put in before stepping into the court.

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Rage Against the (Trade) Machine: Bringing Love to Beantown

Kevin Love wants out? Multiple teams interested? This calls for the Trade Machine!*

Let’s take a quick breather from the NBA Finals and explore trades involving the T-Wolves franchise player—or if you ask Ricky Rubio, just another guy who brings the stats but not the leadership.

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NBA Conference Finals Random Power Rankings

It’s the penultimate round of the NBA Playoffs and as it’s supposed to be, the top seeds in the East and the West at the end of the regular season are the ones battling it out for the coveted tickets to the Last Dance. It has been an entertaining Conference Finals so far despite San Antonio’s trampling of OKC.

But aside from the final score, updates, and the highlights, other equally fascinating stuff has been happening. Trivial or not, they’re all part of the adrenaline-pumping post-season experience. Since we’re suckers for anything basketball-related, we decided to make a Power Rankings of the random and sometimes incoherent things that have transpired in the Conference Finals.

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