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.
For Asian American women, Olympics reveal a harsh duality
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 […]
Gao becomes 1st Chinese man to win Olympic speedskating gold
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 […]
‘We’re Filipinos’: Women soccer players decry criticisms
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.”
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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.
US-born Eileen Gu wins Olympic big air gold for China
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 […]
U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen wins gold medal, following up his record short program with a near-perfect free skate.
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen wins the gold medal at the Beijing Games, following up his record short program with a near-perfect free skate and finishing a four-year journey of redemption. He is the seventh man to win gold for the United States in men’s singles skating, according to the Olympic website. […]
Clap, don’t chant: China aims for ‘Zero COVID’ Olympics
By CANDICE CHOI Associated Press Athletes will need to be vaccinated—or face a long quarantine—take tests daily and wear masks when not competing or training. Clapping is OK to cheer on teammates, not chanting. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be sent into isolation and unable to compete until cleared for discharge. Welcome to […]
Former NBA great Yao Ming addresses Peng Shuai, Olympics
By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Former NBA great Yao Ming said on Jan. 17 that he and others had a pleasant talk when they met last month with Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, whose disappearance after making a sexual assault allegation against a former government official raised international concern. He also said […]
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Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we take a look at a great start to 2022 for figure skater Nathan Chen, one of the best hockey players in the Northwest, Tiger Woods returning to the golf course, and the best move of 2021.
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