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Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]

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Posted in Features 36, Sports, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

From data-crunching to Sounders — Ramineni scores the dream job

By Taylor Soper Geekwire.com Having worked at Microsoft for seven years on projects like Bing and fraud management, Ravi Ramineni understands how to extract relevant information from massive datasets. He also happens to be a huge soccer fan and spent much of his down time away from Redmond analyzing soccer-related data and analytics on his blog AnalyseFootball. So it makes sense […]

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Posted in Sports, Technology, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

The Layup Drill — Kuma’s no-hitter, Linsanity hits Seattle and Filipino b-ball to play at UCLA

The Layup Drill — Kuma’s no-hitter, Linsanity hits Seattle and Filipino b-ball to play at UCLA

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Kuma Os O’s Mariner’s pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw his first career no-hitter when he blanked the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field last Wednesday, Aug. 5th. Iwakuma became just the second Japanese major league baseball player to throw a no-hitter. The no-hitter also was the very first complete game of […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

Jason’s day — Day wins first major championship

Jason’s day — Day wins first major championship

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Australian-born golfer Jason Day led from start to finish to win his first PGA Championship of his career this past Sunday at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  The 27-year old Day, who is part Filipino, was the first player to finish 20 under par in a major event. Notably, […]

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Posted in Features 35, Sports, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

The Layup Drill — Asian Americans tower in basketball this summer — Satnam Singh,  Gursimran “Sim” Bhullar, Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., and more Jeremy Lin

The Layup Drill — Asian Americans tower in basketball this summer — Satnam Singh, Gursimran “Sim” Bhullar, Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., and more Jeremy Lin

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  Even though it’s the summer, we have a lot of hoops news. Your new favorite team for Asian Americans and Indian Americans?  The Dallas Mavericks. The Mark Cuban-owned franchise drafted 7-foot-2  Satnam Singh as the 52nd player chosen overall during June’s […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 30 |7/18-7/240 Comments

Japan emotional after World Cup loss

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 […]

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Posted in Features 29, Sports, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

First Indian-born player in the NBA draft

First Indian-born player in the NBA draft

Satnam Singh is the first player born in India to be selected in the NBA draft. He’s headed to Texas after the Dallas Mavericks took him with the 52nd pick.The 7-foot-2 Singh, who wears a size-22 basketball sneaker, has spent the last five seasons playing at IMG Academy in Florida. He came to the U.S. […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 28 | 7/4-7/100 Comments

Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not

Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It went down to the final hole at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay as Jordan Spieth won his first U.S. Open title after Dustin Johnson was not able to sink his last putt to force a Monday playoff.  It was a memorable time for many at the University […]

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Posted in Features 27, Sports, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

The Layup Drill — Local favorites Lee, Pan make US Open Field, FIFA Women’s World Cup Opens

The Layup Drill — Local favorites Lee, Pan make US Open Field, FIFA Women’s World Cup Opens

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Pan, Lee set to compete at U.S. Open There’s a lot of pressure in your last quarter of college. It’s filled with anxiety and pressure. University of Washington senior, and men’s golfer, Cheng-Tsung Pan had a lot of both as he tried to qualify for the U.S. Open Golf […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

More U.S. Open contenders to watch

More U.S. Open contenders to watch

By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Thongchai Jaidee Thongchai Jaidee is a professional Thai golfer who holds the record for most career earnings on the Asian Tour. He did not turn professional until he was 30 years old, which is unusual (the current number one ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, is 26 years old and the […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

Happy Father’s Day! Major golf comes to Seattle — U.S. Open starts June 18 at Chambers Bay

Happy Father’s Day! Major golf comes to Seattle — U.S. Open starts June 18 at Chambers Bay

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The U.S. Open Golf Tournament comes to University Place, Washington June 18 through the 21st. It is a much-anticipated event that the region has been waiting on for years. The event will bring some of the top men’s golfers in the world. Past U.S. Open Champions for the last […]

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Posted in Features 26, Sports, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

Byeong-hun An — Not too big for birdies

Byeong-hun An — Not too big for birdies

By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Byeong-hun An is a 23-year-old Korean golfer who will be a contender in the upcoming U.S. Open, held at Chambers Bay, Washington this year. An currently plays golf in Europe and most recently, in May, he won the most prestigious golf tournament in the European Tour, the PGA Championship. […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly Hideki Matsuyama, only 23 years old, is one of Japan’s fastest rising golf stars and he will be participating in the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay this month. Matsuyama was born in Ehime Prefecture, Japan on February 25, 1992. He has studied since 2010, at Tohoku Fukushi University in […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 24 | 6/6-6/120 Comments

Gunn Yang — Amateur victories secure him a spot at the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay

Gunn Yang — Amateur victories secure him a spot at the U.S. Open in Chambers Bay

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly Gunn Yang, 20, born September 30, 1993, originally from Pyeongchang, South Korea, hasn’t gone professional yet but is well on his way to becoming another one of the many up and coming young Asians to reign in golfing. He is an understated but determined competitor. In 2014, Yang won […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

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

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