Al Young’s ascension to the top of the drag racing world is unique, especially for a Chinese American with Attentional Deficit Hypersensitivity Disorder (ADHD) and in a sport that is dominated by the blue collar, white Americans.
Aspiring female Yao—6-10 Han Xu making mark in WNBA, China
Han Xu understandably grew up idolizing Yao Ming, mesmerized by the giant shadow the 7-foot-6 Hall of Famer cast each time he stepped onto an NBA court.
The Layup Drill
Welcome to The Layup Drill! The Wimbledon Tennis Championships this past year featured some significant accomplishments and a notable reminder that there are issues larger than sports.
Tan defeats Williams at Wimbledon in 1st match in a year
Serena Williams began—and ended—her comeback at Wimbledon on June 28, after 364 days out of singles competition looking very much like someone who hadn’t competed in just that long. She missed shots, shook her head, rolled her eyes.
The Layup Drill
Welcome to another episode of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the start of a new professional basketball league in Asia getting a boost from an NBA star, the rise of a new Chinese tennis star, and a startling diagnosis for a golfer.
Lo van Pham honored to be first Asian American NFL official
By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Lo van Pham’s journey to the NFL began when he fell in love with sports upon arriving in Texas after living in refugee camps with his family. More than 40 years later, van Pham is set to become the first Asian American to officiate in the NFL. “I […]
The Layup Drill May 2022
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 […]
Asian Games in China postponed because of spread of COVID-19
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 […]
Olympics figure skater Alysa Liu retires at age 16
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 […]
Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee banking more NCAA success
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 […]
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