On Aug. 27, famed Seattle Mariners player Ichiro Suzuki was inducted into the Mariners’ Hall of Fame, the tenth on that list and the first Asian.
The Seattle Mariners will induct Ichiro Suzuki into the team’s Hall of Fame (HOF) on Aug. 27 when Seattle faces Cleveland—the first Asian player in the team’s history to do so. He is also widely expected to become the first Asian player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown when he becomes eligible in 2025.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]