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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, Features 16, 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

Winter Olympics Report — Part 2

Winter Olympics Report — Part 2

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to the second week of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. We take a look at the medals won by Asian countries and U.S. Asian Pacific Islander athletes. Notably, the young and old are doing well. Japan wins figure skating gold 19-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu scored an upset in […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Winter Olympics Report — Get an update on Asian athletes in Sochi

Winter Olympics Report — Get an update on Asian athletes in Sochi

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It’s the first week of the Olympics and here is a brief breakdown of a few Asian athletes at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Celski falls short of medal in first event J.R. Celski had the gold in his grasp, and then one move caused him to lose […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

‘Dinosaur’ looks to play in NBA — Age doesn’t worry Japanese basketball player

‘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” […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

The Layup Drill — Yes, we are still basking in the glow of our Super Bowl champions

The Layup Drill — Yes, we are still basking in the glow of our Super Bowl champions

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill – Championship Edition. This month, we take a look at our Super Bowl champions! We also look at one of the best snowboarders not going to the Winter Olympics.

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

Li Na: Grand Slam winner is the first woman of Chinese tennis

Li Na: Grand Slam winner is the first woman of Chinese tennis

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Li Na is not your typical female tennis player. Her performance on the court and her talk off it are what makes her one of the most influential persons in the sport. Li was voted one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. She is […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/141 Comment

APIs head to Sochi

APIs head to Sochi

By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Winter Olympics begin on Friday, Feb. 7, in Sochi, Russia. Asian American athletes will be well represented, and here is a list of APIs to look for in the coming weeks.  

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

The Layup Drill — Welcome 2014

The Layup Drill — Welcome 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this offering, we take a look at the antics of Dennis Rodman, the incredible story of a local gymnast, and getting ready for the Winter Olympics. Baldwin helps Hawks to Super Bowl The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 5 | 1/25-1/310 Comments

Skating body picks Ashley Wagner for Sochi Olympics, snubs Mirai Nagasu

Skating body picks Ashley Wagner for Sochi Olympics, snubs Mirai Nagasu

BOSTON (AP) – Two-time national champion Ashley Wagner is in, heading to her first Olympics even after a performance at the U.S. Championships she described as a “tearful little wimp out on the ice.” Mirai Nagasu, who finished fourth at the Vancouver Games, is out, left off the squad despite finishing ahead of Wagner at […]

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Posted in Features 04, National News, Sports, Vol 33 No 4 | 1/18-1/240 Comments

J.R. Celski puts aside thoughts of 4 years ago

J.R. Celski puts aside thoughts of 4 years ago

By Paul Newberry Associated Press KEARNS, Utah (AP) – For a brief moment, J.R. Celski thought about what happened before the last Olympics. He thought about how he sliced open his leg and wondered if he’d make it to the Winter Games. He quickly put those worries aside. Now, he’s heading to Sochi — this […]

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Posted in Features 03, Sports, Vol 33 No 3 | 1/11-1/170 Comments

Top 10 API Athletes of 2013

Top 10 API Athletes of 2013

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The year 2013 was another one for Asian American athletes. Last year was all about Linsanity, as Jeremy Lin came out of nowhere to be the toast of the NBA. This year, Lin was not as big, although a documentary about his life and road to stardom was released […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 2 | 1/4-1/102 Comments

The Layup Drill — Athletes aid Philippines, the Black Widow gets honor, Pacquiao is back, and Tui time

The Layup Drill — Athletes aid Philippines, the Black Widow gets honor, Pacquiao is back, and Tui time

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill, in which we see athletes supporting typhoon victims; a legendary pool player; and a former UW star’s big shot. Baldwin flies Philippines flag During pre-game introductions at a recent home game against the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/200 Comments

Former Yankees player signs with Japanese team

Former Yankees player signs with Japanese team

CHIBA, Japan (AP) – The Lotte Marines of Japan’s Pacific League say they have signed former New York Yankees utility infielder Luis Cruz to a one-year contract worth $750,000. The 29-year-old Cruz, who split the 2013 season between the Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers, has a career batting average of .234 with seven home […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

Matsuyama wins the Japan tour money title

KOCHI, Japan (AP) – Hideki Matsuyama became the first rookie to claim the Japanese tour’s money title on Sunday with a win at the Casio World Open.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

Indian Boxing Fed. still suspended by IABA

By C. Rajshekhar Rao AP Sports Writer NEW DELHI (AP) – The Indian Boxing Federation’s suspension will not be lifted after it failed to call fresh elections needed for it to return to the international fold.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 32 No 50 | 12/7-12/130 Comments

Typhoon survivors cheer Pacquiao triumph over Rios

Typhoon survivors cheer Pacquiao triumph over Rios

By Bullit Marquez Associated Press TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) – Thousands of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan erupted into wild

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Posted in Features 49, Sports, Vol 32 No 49 | 11/30-12/60 Comments

Ski school offers instruction for Asian skiers starting in 2014

Ski school offers instruction for Asian skiers starting in 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Taiwan is not known as a place for skiers. But the island off the coast of China is where Key Donn learned

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Posted in Education, Sports, Vol 32 No 48 | 11/23-11/290 Comments

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