By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we write about a new PGA champion and Naomi Osaka’s boycott. 23-year-old wins PGA Championship Los Angeles-native Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship in San Francisco in August. The Cal-Berkeley alum won the title in just his second […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. As we head into the summer, we take a look back at a major record set by a Taiwanese athlete. In addition, Filipino American brothers are seeking to make it in the NHL. World’s fastest woman remembered This month marks the […]
By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows experts will have to come up with defenses against COVID-19 for the postponed games to open a year from now. These include quarantines for athletes, and few fans at the venues among ideas being floated by […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, we highlight a new tennis queen speaking out for justice, a hoops hopeful foregoing college, and Taylor Rapp’s big workout.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the country’s best high school basketball player skipping college, a UCLA women’s collegiate speaking out, and a NASCAR driver suspension.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed to 2021 Due to the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19, Olympic organizers decided to postpone the Summer Olympics in Tokyo to 2021. The move comes after several countries expressed concerns about training and traveling during these uncertain times. “It is a very complex event […]
Almost four hours prior to the start of the Washington Wizards’ only visit to Portland to play the Trail Blazers earlier this month, a small group of fans, mainly young Japanese males, stood outside an upscale hotel in downtown Portland, hoping to get a glimpse of Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura.
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we write about the effects of the coronavirus and the potential issues it may have on sports, Team Philippines baseball gets a boost from the New York Mets, and the creator of the famous “Konami Code” has passed away.
The heavy thud of punches and kicks smacking punching bags could be heard through the walls of a gym for Muay Thai, a martial arts fighting style from Thailand.
Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, in Calabasas, Calif., along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 other people as they were traveling to a game for Bryant’s daughter.