Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition we take a look at a snowboarding Phenom, a new Mariner, the Sounders lose a key player and Yao Ming moves closer to Hall of Fame.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]
By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesia has the will and the funds to stage the 2019 Asian Games, a government minister confirmed Sunday as regional organizers scrambled for a host to replace Vietnam.
By Assunta Ng Did you see there were few Asian countries participating in the Sochi Olympics? Well, most Asian countries are located in the tropics. They’d rather go for Summer Olympics — tropical sports. There were only 89 countries in the 2014 Winter Olympics, which was considered a record high, as opposed to over 200 […]
By Scott Smith SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – After turning himself in to the police, a Chinese national told federal authorities that he started a blaze at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco because he was hearing voices. Yan Feng, 39, of Daly City, said he unsuccessfully tried to use his passport to ignite gasoline he […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “It was really cool.”
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look back (and forward) at Linsanity, revisit the Manti Te’o saga, and catch up on the odds and ends in sports. Remembering Linsanity Last February, Jeremy Lin burst on the scene and changed the landscape of […]
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 […]
The Summer Olympic Games have been around since the 1896 Games in Athens, Greece. Since then, the United States have won a total of 929 gold medals, while China has only won a total of 163 gold medals. Though China received the most gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics, the total amount is still far from the amount of medals received by the United States …
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly More than a dozen Asian and Pacific Islander American athletes will represent Team USA at the