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Bae keeps his mind on golf and is 1 shot behind at Kapalua

Bae keeps his mind on golf and is 1 shot behind at Kapalua

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Bae Sang-Moon doesn’t get enough credit for his sense of humor, which he served up when he arrived at Kapalua for the Hyundai Tournament of Championship. Upon spotting a familiar face in the media, Bae broke into a big smile and said, “I made big […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

Defending champion Japan, Iraq open with Asian Cup wins

Defending champion Japan, Iraq open with Asian Cup wins

By John Pye AP Sports Writer BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa helped engineer

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 4 | 1/17-1/230 Comments

NFL pass-rushers turn to mixed martial arts tactics

By Arnie Stapleton AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — Denver defensive end DeMarcus Ware considers himself a mixed martial artist on the football field. Ever since his rookie year in 2005, he’s spent as much time in the offseason working on his handwork with a second generation Bruce Lee student as he has working […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/90 Comments

Top 10 API Athletes of 2014, NWAW’s end-of-year round-up

Top 10 API Athletes of 2014, NWAW’s end-of-year round-up

It was another stellar year for API sports. …

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Posted in Features 02, Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 02 | 1/3-1/90 Comments

The Layup Drill — Pacquiao, Mariota big winners

The Layup Drill — Pacquiao, Mariota big winners

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  In this issue, we look at Manny Pacquiao’s latest victory, a Heisman winner, and a Seattle Marathon winner, among other things for the last column of the year. Pacquiao wins, Mayweather next? Six knockdowns.  This is how many times Manny Pacquiao […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 52 | 12/20-12/260 Comments

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It is approximately 7,738 miles between Sydney, Australia and Seattle – a long way for a basketball game.

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Posted in Features 51, Sports, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/190 Comments

Boxing emerging as big draw with Pacquiao in China

Boxing emerging as big draw with Pacquiao in China

By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer MACAU (AP) — Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at the promoter’s first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 49 | 11/29-12/5, World News0 Comments

Christina Kim leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Christina Kim leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational

AP Wire Service MEXICO CITY (AP) — Christina Kim shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to increase her lead to five strokes in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Lee Chong Wei fails doping test

Lee Chong Wei fails doping test

By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) —Badminton’s top-ranked player Lee Chong Wei has failed a doping test, a senior Malaysian sports official said Saturday.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/21, World News0 Comments

The Layup Drill — Baseball ends, boxing heats up, and marathoner spurns conformity

The Layup Drill — Baseball ends, boxing heats up, and marathoner spurns conformity

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, we take a look at the end of baseball season, boxing stars at the crossroads, and a Japanese marathon runner that overcomes all odds. Ishikawa-Wong star in baseball’s postseason The World Series ended with another title for […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

The Layup Drill — A golfer’s $10 million gamble, a former Olympian is Iron, and new MMA league debuts

The Layup Drill — A golfer’s $10 million gamble, a former Olympian is Iron, and new MMA league debuts

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Who needs to golf when you can get $10 million? Would you take $10 million to never work again?  Sounds like an easy question.  But if you are 29-year-old golfer Anthony Kim, there might not be a straightforward answer.  

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

It’s never too late (or early)

It’s never too late (or early)

By Truc Allen Northwest Asian Weekly In my last article, I referenced Yuichiro Miura of Japan becoming the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest at 80 years old.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/240 Comments

Retiring Li Na has “no regrets” about retiring

Retiring Li Na has “no regrets” about retiring

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying. It didn’t take long for the two-time Grand Slam champion to shed tears, again, […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 41 | 10/4-10/100 Comments

The Layup Drill — Nishikori, Team Philippines and South Korean Little Leaguers

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 […]

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Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 39 | 9/20-9/260 Comments

Get out and breathe

Get out and breathe

By Truc Allen Northwest Asian Weekly My life has been a little lonely. Ever since I first put on a climbing harness, stepped into snow skis, got my first skateboard kickflip, or even my first whitewater combat roll, I’ve always been a little alone.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

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

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