By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — It wasn’t the ending that Naomi Osaka—nor her multitudes of fans across Japan and worldwide—had expected. The start of the Tokyo Olympics, however, will forever be a bright memory for the tennis superstar. Osaka herself said after lighting the Olympic cauldron during last week’s opening ceremony […]
TOKYO (AP) — Team USA’s Suni Lee came out on top in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition on July 29 at the Tokyo Olympics—becoming the first Hmong American to win a gold medal. Lee capitalized on two mistakes by Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade to edge her out with a score of 57.433. Carissa Moore won the […]
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners reinstated left-hander Yusei Kikuchi from the injured list on July 12, making him eligible to participate in the All-Star Game. Kikuchi was selected to the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career and is Seattle’s lone representative. The Mariners placed Kikuchi on the injured list […]
By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Naomi Osaka returned to the spotlight for the first time since withdrawing from the French Open in May and skipping Wimbledon, posing on the red carpet at The ESPYS on July 10. The world’s highest-paid female athlete faced a slew of photographers in New York, with one being heard […]
Welcome to another month of The Layup Drill. Last month was a big one as the Olympics start in July. But before that, we take a look at some happenings this past June.
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Jin Young Ko wanted a new trophy for her new house in Texas, and she even picked up something for the closet. She received a pair of cowboy boots for winning the Volunteers of America Classic on July 4. The South Korean star had to work hard for her one-shot […]
Sunisa “Suni” Lee has made history—she will be the first Hmong American to represent the United States at the Olympics. Lee assured her spot on the women’s gymnastics team by placing second at the Olympic trials on June 27. She scored a total of 115.832 points, second only to Simone Bile’s score of 118.098. “Unreal. […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As a boy from Seoul, South Korea, David Min was a competitor. His older brother served as his chief rival growing up. It led him to play hockey and he now will cultivate the next generation of players as a youth coach for the Seattle Kraken’s hockey teams this […]
The Summer Olympics are scheduled to go forward next month. However, the COVID-19 pandemic casts a concerning cloud on how the events will take place. About 10,000 volunteers scheduled to work at the Tokyo Olympics have dropped out for various reasons, although many cite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
By JIM LITKE Most athletes are comfortable talking about injuries, so long as they can point to a bruise, a bandage, a cast or a spot on an X-ray. Some will even venture an educated guess at how long they might take to heal. Their mental health is a different story. Or at least it […]