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The Layup Drill — Pacquiao loses; Munoz retires and UFC in the Philippines

The Layup Drill — Pacquiao loses; Munoz retires and UFC in the Philippines

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Pacquiao loses “Fight of the Century” to Mayweather Manny Pacquiao dropped a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd in Las Vegas in the biggest money fight in the history of boxing. An estimated 4.4 million people purchased the inflated $100 pay-per-view event ($90 if you did not […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly There is less than a month until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest that will be held in Chambers Bay, WA. The event beginning on June 18th through the 21st will feature favorite Rickie Yutaka Fowler, 27, born in Murrieta, CA, and […]

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Posted in Features 22, Sports, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

It’s a volley! — Chinese American street volleyball documentary hits cable

It’s a volley! — Chinese American street volleyball documentary hits cable

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ursula Liang’s “labor of love,” 9-Man, which documents the Chinese American sport of street volleyball has received critical acclaim. We first covered the documentary in December 2012. Since then, the film and its makers have traveled the country showing it at various festivals and receiving awards. The film was […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 21, Profiles, Sports, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Wu wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title

Wu wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title

By Justin Bergman Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — With two Chinese golfers tied for the lead going into the final round of the Volvo China Open, there was a good chance one of them would break new ground by becoming the first from the country to capture a European Tour title on home soil. Most […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs

Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs

By Greg Beacham Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake — and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence and excitement […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 18 | 4/25-5/13 Comments

The Layup Drill — Seasons change and so do the sports

The Layup Drill — Seasons change and so do the sports

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we take a look at the close of the NBA season, the start of baseball, and golf is always on our minds. Bhullar is first Indian born player in NBA Gursimran “Sim” Bhullar made his long-awaited debut in […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 17 | 4/18-4/240 Comments

Former Olympic swimming champ Park apologizes for doping

By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won South Korea’s only ever swimming gold in the 400 meters freestyle at the […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

Cricket in March Madness — A sport that is not as niche as you might think

Cricket in March Madness — A sport that is not as niche as you might think

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly While the NCAA college basketball tournament has many hoop fans filling out their brackets to see who will make it to the Final Four and win the NCAA Championship, another tournament is taking place on the other side of the world with just as much fandom and probably as […]

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Posted in Features 13, Sports, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

The Layup Drill — Finally!: Manny-Floyd, UFC heads to the Philippines, and Lin playing well

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 […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Lakers’ Clarkson overshadows Lin in game against Blazers — Despite cancellation of Asian Heritage Night, fans get a treat

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 […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 9 | 2/21-2/270 Comments

The Layup Drill: A long-shot view

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Na enjoying retirement, cheers on Nishikori The first grand slam event of the tennis year, the Australian Open, began Jan. 19th. The women’s side of the tournament was without Li Na.  The best tennis player from China retired last fall and based on a recent interview with the New […]

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Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 8 | 2/14-2/200 Comments

There’s always next season…

There’s always next season…

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly I thought that the weather served as foreshadowing for a positive result on Super Bowl Sunday. As my wife and I landed in Phoenix from our flight from Seattle, I saw a steady downpour of rain from the window of our airplane on Friday afternoon. Felt like home. Of […]

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Posted in Features 07, Sports, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Lydia Ko takes No. 1 spot at 17 — Na Yeon Choi wins opener

Lydia Ko takes No. 1 spot at 17 — Na Yeon Choi wins opener

By Steve Elling Associated Press OCALA, Florida (AP) — With a notable double prize not only within reach, but <!–more–>practically in her grip, New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko had to settle for half of the spoils on Saturday — though it represented a significant piece of golf history, nonetheless. After reclaiming the lead late in […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

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

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