The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly column about APIs in sports By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the third edition of The Layup Drill! This month, we have a survivor, kid champs, and the NBA celebrating Chinese New Year.
By Brian Mahoney The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Lin cut through the Nets’ defense all night before he was finally surrounded. As teammates hugged him at center court while Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” blasted through the arena, it was clear the New York Knicks had finally found a spark. And even the Harvard-educated […]
By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It’s that time to reflect on the past year in Asian American sports. Our annual top 10 list includes many familiar names, as well as welcome additions.
The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly sports column about APIs By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the inaugural edition of my API sports column, The Layup Drill. The column will run down all the happenings in the world of sports in the Asian Pacific Islander community.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — A Japanese American woman became the first female head coach in the history of Japan’s professional men’s basketball league last Thursday, Nov. 24. Natalie Nakase, who has experience as a head coach of a women’s team in Germany, was hired by the Saitama Broncos. She replaces American coach Dean Murray, who […]
By Judy Lin The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor announced Friday, Oct. 7, that he signed a bill banning the sale, trade, and possession of shark fins to protect the world’s dwindling shark population.
By Chris Duncan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Rockets All-Star center Yao Ming is retiring after nine NBA seasons, according to a person with direct knowledge of his decision. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Yao has not announced his plans. Yao has scheduled a July 20 news conference in […]
Many National Basketball Association (NBA) fans were stunned when news came down that Houston Rockets Center Yao Ming would retire from basketball. Although he spent just eight seasons in the NBA, his legacy will extend much farther than his massive wingspan and last longer than his time playing basketball. Although Yao may not have had […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Last Monday, June 13, it was announced that Burmese American Rich Cho, 45, will take over as general manager (GM) of the Charlotte Bobcats, only the third GM in its history. Cho replaces Rod Higgins, who was promoted to the position of president of basketball operations. Cho will report […]
Since Father’s Day is this Sunday, we thought it was only fitting to talk about relationships — the different kinds of relationships in our lives and why they matter.