By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In the year-ending column, we say goodbye to ’Kuma, hello to Nori, MMA news, and Doug Baldwin is on fire! ’Kuma out, Nori in for Mariners The Seattle Mariners have undergone a huge amount of changes with a new manager and […]
The 2015 Asian Hall of Fame, established by the Robert Chinn Foundation, released the names of the Class of 2015 honorees.<!–more–> Members of the Class of 2015 include: — Benson Henderson (Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, Former UFC and WEC Lightweight Champion) — Carrie Ann Inaba (Television Host, Choreographer, Producer, Judge from Dancing with the […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly After completing a workout in the gym one night, a local man decided that he wanted to be a ninja — but not just any ninja. Hoan Do hopes to make it on the next season of the NBC reality TV series “American Ninja Warrior.”
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly 2012 Year in Review<!–more–> 2012 was a great year for Asian American athletes. Despite a strike-shortened regular season, the NBA had major excitement, thanks to the rise of a Taiwanese American point guard from Harvard. The NBA championship series was won by the Miami Heat, coached by Filipino American […]
Being the world champion has not changed life for Benson Henderson. “Everything’s pretty much the same, although I get spotted at the mall a little more,” said Henderson. The World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) Lightweight champion Henderson defends his first title against Donald Cerrone on April 24 in Sacramento, Calif.