By HOWARD FENDRICH NEW YORK (AP) — British teenager Emma Raducanu arrived in New York last month with a ranking of 150th, just one Grand Slam appearance to her name and a flight booked to head out of town after the U.S. Open’s preliminary rounds in case she failed to win her way into the […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at a variety of news involving Manny Pacquiao, Naomi Osaka, and Jeremy Lin.
The Tokyo Olympics, christened with “2020’” but held in mid-2021 after being interrupted for a year by the coronavirus, glided to their conclusion in a COVID-emptied stadium on the night of Aug. 8.
Asian American athletes representing their countries at the Olympics in Tokyo.
By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — It wasn’t the ending that Naomi Osaka—nor her multitudes of fans across Japan and worldwide—had expected. The start of the Tokyo Olympics, however, will forever be a bright memory for the tennis superstar. Osaka herself said after lighting the Olympic cauldron during last week’s opening ceremony […]
TOKYO (AP) — Team USA’s Suni Lee came out on top in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition on July 29 at the Tokyo Olympics—becoming the first Hmong American to win a gold medal. Lee capitalized on two mistakes by Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade to edge her out with a score of 57.433. Carissa Moore won the […]
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners reinstated left-hander Yusei Kikuchi from the injured list on July 12, making him eligible to participate in the All-Star Game. Kikuchi was selected to the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career and is Seattle’s lone representative. The Mariners placed Kikuchi on the injured list […]
By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Naomi Osaka returned to the spotlight for the first time since withdrawing from the French Open in May and skipping Wimbledon, posing on the red carpet at The ESPYS on July 10. The world’s highest-paid female athlete faced a slew of photographers in New York, with one being heard […]
Welcome to another month of The Layup Drill. Last month was a big one as the Olympics start in July. But before that, we take a look at some happenings this past June.
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Jin Young Ko wanted a new trophy for her new house in Texas, and she even picked up something for the closet. She received a pair of cowboy boots for winning the Volunteers of America Classic on July 4. The South Korean star had to work hard for her one-shot […]