Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition we take a look at a snowboarding Phenom, a new Mariner, the Sounders lose a key player and Yao Ming moves closer to Hall of Fame.
Japan emotional after World Cup loss
By Anne M. Peterson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Japan clearly was not ready for Carli Lloyd. Lloyd scored a hat trick in the opening 16 minutes on Sunday to help give the United States a 5-2 victory over Japan for its record third Women’s World Cup title. The game Sunday night […]
Seattle Mariners’ unlikely palace coup
By Rob Nishihara Northwest Asian Weekly The best pitcher in Seattle doesn’t wear a crown. He doesn’t have a regal nickname or inspire a loyal horde to wear yellow T-shirts and shake “K” cards whenever he’s on the mound. In fact, there’s little about Hisashi Iwakuma to indicate Major League star quality, except the box […]
Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Atop the roof of the Space Needle on April 2, the Seattle Reign FC unveiled its new “kits,” a soccer term for uniforms, for the 2014 season.
Japanese fans celebrate Matsui’s MVP performance
TOKYO (AP) — Japan nearly came to a standstill as millions watched Hideki Matsui, the man they know as Godzilla, ead the Yankees to the World Series title.