By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao lost his biggest fight in the ring, but that won’t stop him from plotting a bigger comeback — in the political arena that is. In a country where elections are also entertainment and political programs secondary, candidates often win because of star power and […]
By Rhea Panela For Northwest Asian Weekly The Super Bowl is the biggest sports event of the year for Americans, and for Filipinos living in the United States, the boxing matches of Manny Pacquiao have the same effect. Filipino families spend days preparing for the viewing of fights from the comfort of their own living […]
By Greg Beacham Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake — and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence and excitement […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Na enjoying retirement, cheers on Nishikori The first grand slam event of the tennis year, the Australian Open, began Jan. 19th. The women’s side of the tournament was without Li Na. The best tennis player from China retired last fall and based on a recent interview with the New […]
It was another stellar year for API sports. …
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this issue, we look at Manny Pacquiao’s latest victory, a Heisman winner, and a Seattle Marathon winner, among other things for the last column of the year. Pacquiao wins, Mayweather next? Six knockdowns. This is how many times Manny Pacquiao […]
By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer MACAU (AP) — Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at the promoter’s first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, we take a look at the end of baseball season, boxing stars at the crossroads, and a Japanese marathon runner that overcomes all odds. Ishikawa-Wong star in baseball’s postseason The World Series ended with another title for […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s column, we take a look at the World Cup, Manny Pacquiao, and more.<!–more–> 2 Asian countries in the World Cup By the time you read this, sports fans across the world will be waking up early, staying up […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of the Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the return of Manny Pacquiao to the ring and a look at golf happenings as spring comes into full bloom.