No, it’s not football or basketball. It’s Dota 2 (Defenders of the Ancient 2), The International, one of the “grand slams” for video game connoisseurs. Gamers, or esports as it is becoming more acceptable to call, made its annual stop in Seattle at KeyArena from Aug. 6–12.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Basketball star Kevin Durant has issued an apology for calling India “20 years behind” and several other comments about the Asian country. The Golden State Warriors forward tweeted on Aug. 11 that he’s “sorry that my comments about India were taken out of context.” Durant said he plans to return to […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. As the summer continues, we write about two up-and-coming athletes, as well as looking at a racial incident at a local event. Sports and racism Yushin Okami is an experienced mixed martial artist. Unfortunately, the rough and tumble world of combat […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The excitement of women’s international soccer made a stop in Seattle last week as four national teams, including the United States and the Japan Women’s National Soccer Team, played in the inaugural Tournament of Nations exhibition on July 27 at CenturyLink Field. The Tournament of Nations brought the best […]
LONDON (AP) — For the first time in 25 years, the female junior champion at Wimbledon is from the United States. Claire Liu beat another American, Ann Li, 6–2, 5–7, 6–2 on July 15 in the final at the All England Club. In 1992, Chanda Rubin won the female junior crown. Liu is from Thousand […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Grant Higa and Alma Kimura scored victories in their respective powerlifting divisions at the World Championships in Minsk, Belarus this past June. The two Asian Pacific Islanders from Hawaii competed for Team USA at the International Powerlifting Federation Classical World Championships, after successful competitions in Orlando, Fla. in June. […]
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.