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.
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.