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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

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 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

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