By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s column, we look at the start of Major League Baseball (MLB), the end of an amazing perfect inning streak, and some notable picks in the NFL Draft. Suzuki, Kwan starts season off right The start of the season […]
By Stephen Wade AP sports writer Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Olympic Council of Asia said on May 6 that this year’s Asian Games in China are being postponed because of concerns about the spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country. The OCA said it had […]
By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer Alysa Liu, a 2022 Olympian and world championships bronze medalist, is retiring from competitive figure skating at age 16. Considered the future of U.S. women’s skating and already a two-time national champion, Liu posted her decision on April 9 on Instagram. “I honestly never thought I would’ve accomplished as […]
By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Sunisa Lee needed a respite from the exhausting, all-consuming world of elite gymnastics. She wanted to go to school, and the ability now for college athletes to make money off name, image and likeness deals made it an easy call. The Olympic all-around champion who […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we look at the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, and Major League Baseball (MLB), which is in the midst of a strike.
By SALLY HO Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Across two pandemic Olympics set in Asian countries, Asian American women fronting the Games have encountered a whiplashing duality—prized on the global stage for their medal-winning talent, buffeted by the escalating crisis of racist abuse at home. The world’s most elite and international sporting event, underscores along […]
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer BEIJING (AP) — When the last pair crossed the line, the excruciating wait finally over, Gao Tingyu was swallowed by his teammates and coaches. Then he grabbed a Chinese flag and took off on a sprint around the infield at the Ice Ribbon, the striking red banner fluttering behind […]
Members of the Philippines women’s soccer team, which recently qualified for its first World Cup, have played down social media comments that most of the players with mixed American ancestry “were not Filipino enough.”
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the start of the Winter Olympics and a potential landmark hire for the Seattle Seahawks.
By JAKE SEINER BEIJING (AP) — Eileen Gu amassed an army of cynics when she spurned Team USA to represent China at the Beijing Games. Moments after the biggest run of her life, the 18-year-old freestyle skiing prodigy was asked about her status as a U.S. citizen, her feelings on Peng Shuai and the incessant […]