Almost four hours prior to the start of the Washington Wizards’ only visit to Portland to play the Trail Blazers earlier this month, a small group of fans, mainly young Japanese males, stood outside an upscale hotel in downtown Portland, hoping to get a glimpse of Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we write about the effects of the coronavirus and the potential issues it may have on sports, Team Philippines baseball gets a boost from the New York Mets, and the creator of the famous “Konami Code” has passed away.
The heavy thud of punches and kicks smacking punching bags could be heard through the walls of a gym for Muay Thai, a martial arts fighting style from Thailand.
Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, in Calabasas, Calif., along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 other people as they were traveling to a game for Bryant’s daughter.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In the first column of the decade, we take a look at an athlete looking to continue greatness after injury and one looking for it entering the NFL Draft.
Welcome to the last Layup Drill of the decade. In this edition, we take a look at the best athletes of 2019.
High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents Cup.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Cody Chhun grew up watching professional wrestling with his grandfather and uncles. The 22-year-old is now a professional wrestler himself. In fact, the Cambodian American admits his mother isn’t a fan of his career choice. “You’re going to get hurt,” she warned. Although scripted, professional wrestling includes physical moves […]
Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she intends to represent Japan at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Two Seattle area high school seniors received the thrill of a lifetime when they were picked to play with professional golfers on the famed Pebble Beach Golf Course in Northern California.