By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will not make its U.S. headquarters in Seattle according to a recent report. Despite the company shopping for space in Bellevue, a company spokesperson indicated that it would not be moving its U.S. headquarters which is currently located in San Mateo, California. The company’s founder, […]
The Layup Drill — Finally!: Manny-Floyd, UFC heads to the Philippines, and Lin playing well
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. Have you recovered from the Super Bowl yet? Manny-Floyd…Finally We’ve written about it a lot and now we finally get to look forward to it. Manny Pacquiao will meet Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 2nd in Las Vegas. The fight was […]
Lakers’ Clarkson overshadows Lin in game against Blazers — Despite cancellation of Asian Heritage Night, fans get a treat
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeremy Lin and the Los Angeles Lakers visited the Portland TrailBlazers on Wednesday, February 11th, the last night before the NBA teams headed into the All-Star Break when the league takes a week off in preparation for the second half of the season. Lin has tailed off since being […]
The Layup Drill — Nishikori, Team Philippines and South Korean Little Leaguers
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Big US Open for Asian Athletes The U.S. Open had two major storylines for Asian tennis fans. First, Kei Nishikori made it to the U.S. Open men’s final. The 24-year-old Japanese tennis star made a remarkable run through the tournament. His play during the tournament in New York drew […]
‘Dinosaur’ looks to play in NBA — Age doesn’t worry Japanese basketball player
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Weights, cardio, and Zumba. It’s an unusual regimen for an individual looking for a shot in the NBA. “It helps with my balance and rhythm,” Osamu Abe explained of the dancing, aerobic exercise. Of course, Osamu Abe is not your typical basketball player. Known as “Dinosaur Samu,” the 6’7” […]
Asian Americans rejoice as Lin smashes stereotypes
By Jesse Washington The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — They know what it feels like to be overlooked. People, they say, assume they are weak, servile, out of place. So when these Asian Americans watch Jeremy Lin slash and shoot his way through the NBA’s finest, it’s almost as if they are on the basketball […]
Asians shoot to the top of the charts!
Last month was exciting in terms of entertainment news. Musicians made Asian American history, San Diego hosted its annual Asian Film Festival
Pacquiao: Mayweather doesn’t want to fight me, boxing a ‘business’ to him
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao believes that the biggest potential fight in boxing will never happen because Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants no part of him.