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Medalist Seong rallies for match play win

Medalist Seong rallies for match play win

By Associated Press DUPONT, Wash. (AP) _ Medalist Eun Jeong Seong rallied from four strokes down to beat Samantha Gotcher on the first

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/10 Comments

LeBron James begins tour of China

LeBron James begins tour of China

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 31 | 7/26-8/11 Comment

The Layup Drill — Summer heats up with a lot of big news this month

The Layup Drill — Summer heats up with a lot of big news this month

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. It’s a packed edition with a no-hitter, golf prodigies, and we start with our favorite NBA player Jeremy Lin.

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Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Cheng Ji first Chinese rider in Tour de France

Cheng Ji first Chinese rider in Tour de France

By Associated Press PARIS (AP) ­– Cheng Ji was the first Chinese rider to race in the Tour de France when he lined up for Team Giant-Shimano at the start July 5 in Leeds, England. Cheng was included June 25 on the team’s nine-rider lineup for the 101st edition of the Tour. He is a […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Angry fans: ‘South Korean soccer is dead’

Angry fans: ‘South Korean soccer is dead’

By The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Disappointed South Korean fans have expressed their anger toward the national team as it made its return home following an early exit from the World Cup in Brazil.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney

Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney

By Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) – Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager. Wie bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No. 2 to bury a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, sending the 24-year-old from Hawaii to […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

Nishikori “almost 100 percent” going into Wimbledon

Nishikori “almost 100 percent” going into Wimbledon

By Associated Press LONDON (AP) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori said he was “almost 100 percent perfect” health-wise heading into Wimbledon. The 10th-seeded Nishikori has been hampered by a hip problem that he says contributed to a first-round loss at the French Open. But the first Japanese man to be ranked in the top 10 says […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 27 | 6/28-7/40 Comments

China government executes 13 over terrorism, violent crimes

BEIJING (AP) – China executed 13 people on June 15 over terrorism and violent crimes in the far western region of Xinjiang, including three men accused in an attack that left at least 34 people dead, state media said.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

Russia draws 1-1 with South Korea in World Cup

Russia draws 1-1 with South Korea in World Cup

By Steve Douglas Associated Press CUIABA, Brazil (AP) – Blundering Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was bailed out by teammate Alexander Kerzhakov in a 1-1 draw with South Korea in the World Cup on June 17 that exposed both teams’ deficiencies. Akinfeev had already looked suspect in dealing with long-range shots before spilling Lee Keun-ho’s speculative […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

For Japan, attack is key to World Cup revival

For Japan, attack is key to World Cup revival

By Joji Sakurai Associated Press ITU, Brazil (AP) – Shinji Kagawa had a tormented, sleepless night after Japan was beaten by Ivory Coast under a torrential Brazilian downpour. He knows now that there’s only one way to get back into the World Cup: Attack. “We just have to go for it,” the Manchester United star […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

11-year-old golfer Lucy Li just wants to have fun

11-year-old golfer Lucy Li just wants to have fun

By Associated Press  PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) – With pigtails and plenty of giggles, Lucy Li just wants to have fun like any 11-year-old girl.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

Thai military to ‘return happiness’ with World Cup

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s military junta, which promised to “return happiness to the people” after last month’s coup, asked regulatory officials to find a way to allow the country’s many soccer fans to watch the entire World Cup for free.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

The Layup Drill — Football, fights, and fore!

The Layup Drill — Football, fights, and fore!

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s column, we take a look at the World Cup, Manny Pacquiao, and more.

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/201 Comment

Seattle Mariners’ unlikely palace coup

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 […]

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Posted in Features 23, Sports, Vol 33 No 23 | 5/31-6/60 Comments

The Layup Drill — Disney movie tells true story of Indian baseball players and more

The Layup Drill — Disney movie tells true story of Indian baseball players and more

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at baseball, the disappearance of Anthony Kim, and the return of Doug Baldwin. Million Dollar Arm features Indian pitchers’ underdog story In 2008, we wrote about two Indian pitchers who participated in an Indian reality […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/231 Comment

The Layup Drill — Springing into April: Return of the Pac Man and golf, golf, golf, and some hockey

The Layup Drill — Springing into April: Return of the Pac Man and golf, golf, golf, and some hockey

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of the Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the return of Manny Pacquiao to the ring and a look at golf happenings as spring comes into full bloom.      

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Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

Reign welcomes a Women’s World Cup veteran to the club

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.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Sports, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

The Layup Drill — Racism in NFL, baseball is back, and good news for UW golfer

The Layup Drill — Racism in NFL, baseball is back, and good news for UW golfer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Racism alive and well in the NFL? Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam made waves with his

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

Motivational speaker wants to be an American Ninja Warrior, of course

Motivational speaker wants to be an American Ninja Warrior, of course

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly After completing a workout in the gym one night, a local man decided that he wanted to be a ninja — but not just any ninja. Hoan Do hopes to make it on the next season of the NBC reality TV series “American Ninja Warrior.”

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

2014 Olympics wrap-up — Final report from Sochi

2014 Olympics wrap-up — Final report from Sochi

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the third and final Winter Olympics report from Sochi, Russia. We wrap up the final events that occurred during the week, including a disputed upset in one of the marquee events of the Winter Olympics. Controversy surrounds silver for South Korea’s Kim Yu-na 17-year-old Russian figure skater […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/71 Comment

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