By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Manny Pacquiao was upset by relatively unknown Australian Jeff Horn on the first Saturday of July in Brisbane, Australia. With the loss, he dropped his WBO welterweight title and it makes one wonder if this should be his last fight. The judges cost Pacquiao the decision, as it was […]
By NICK KELLY Post-Bulletin ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Chia-Ching Ho didn’t let the discouragement in the Rochester dugout affect his mood. Assistant coach Thomas Walker had just finished telling his players to stop wallowing in their sorrows with the Honkers down 6-0 heading into the fourth inning of a game on June 20, the Post-Bulletin […]
Johnny Damon is best known for his time with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we take a look at the World Baseball Classic, an honor for a former major leaguer, and a new number one fencer in the world. But first, a little-known boxer from Thailand scored a huge upset.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Citing a significant breach of the commitment to a sustainable 2020 Olympics, Japanese and international environmental groups called on April 21 for an urgent independent investigation of the use of tropical formwork plywood in the construction of the new National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. On April 3, investigators found that […]
By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer The NHL announced on April 3 that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, refusing for the first time in 20 years to halt its season for three weeks so its stars can chase gold for their home countries. From Alex Ovechkin and Jonathan […]
The 2018 Winter Olympics are less than a year away and while there’s time to get ready for Pyeongchang, South Korea, Team USA is already preparing. We take a look at four Asian Americans who are ramping up.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this column, we look at the agent for Tom Brady and his new venture, a Seahawk coach leaves the team, and a Storm player gets injured in China. Rocky Seto leaves Seahawks coaching post for ministry The Seahawks made the […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. It’s a brand new year and in this column, we take a look at two golfers.
By Jason Cruz NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY 2016 was another great year in sports. We count down the top 10 Asian American athletes of this year. Although not making this list, this year, we saw Manny Pacquiao win his retirement fight in April … and then come out of retirement to win a welterweight title. He […]