L.J. Collier, the Seattle Seahawks’ first round draft pick last month, will be chasing quarterbacks this fall. But on a Friday afternoon in June, the former Texas Christian University defensive lineman was cleaning windows and glass cases at the Nisei Veteran’s Committee (NVC) Memorial Hall in the International District (ID).
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we take a look at a special anniversary, and the one that got away from the Mariners.
Thailand was never a real threat to the U.S. national team. Even so, the three-time Women’s World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Jeremy Lin, the first Chinese American to play in the NBA, will appear in the NBA Finals. The guard for the Toronto Raptors will face off with his old team, the Golden State Warriors, beginning on May 30. The appearance in the championship will be the first time for both […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, we take a look at a new job for Ichiro, a national champion in basketball, and happenings in golf.
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions Dinner, unsure […]
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s opened the 2019 Major League Baseball season in Tokyo, Japan. The visit to Japan was memorable, as Ichiro Suzuki decided that the right place to finish out his career was where it all started.
By Jim Armstrong The Associated Press SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen delivered a spectacular free skate on March 23 to win the gold medal again at the figure skating world championships. It was the first time an American man captured consecutive world titles since Scott Hamilton won his fourth in a row […]
By Stephen Wade and Tim Booth The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — At times, it seemed as if he’d go on hitting forever. But on March 21, a player who defined baseball at its very best on two continents for a generation, took his final swing. The great Ichiro has said “sayonara.” Now 45, Ichiro […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, Jeremy Lin joins a new team, a new MMA organization visits Seattle, and there’s a possible rugby boycott.