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The Layup Drill — Departures, resurgences, and beginnings

The Layup Drill — Departures, resurgences, and beginnings

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In the year-ending column, we say goodbye to ’Kuma, hello to Nori, MMA news, and Doug Baldwin is on fire! ’Kuma out, Nori in for Mariners The Seattle Mariners have undergone a huge amount of changes with a new manager and […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 52 | 12/19-12/250 Comments

Squash, the sport, on the rise — World Championships held in Bellevue

Squash, the sport, on the rise — World Championships held in Bellevue

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly An overlooked sport that is seeking to gain more popularity held the biggest event of its sports year in Bellevue last week. The men’s squash World Championships came to the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash., from Nov. 11-22. The world championships brought the best in men’s professional squash to […]

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Posted in Features 49, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 49 | 11/28-12/40 Comments

The Layup Drill — New haircut, new experiences, and a last fight

The Layup Drill — New haircut, new experiences, and a last fight

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  In this month’s edition, learn about the Huskies heading to China, the rebirth of Jeremy Lin in Charlotte, Ichiro returning for at least one more season, and Manny Pacquiao’s last fight. New team, new ’do for Lin Since it is November, […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 47 | 11/14-11/200 Comments

The Layup Drill — Pan wins tourney, an upset in rugby, and more as we head into fall

The Layup Drill — Pan wins tourney, an upset in rugby, and more as we head into fall

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  In this month’s edition, we check on CT Pan, Jordan Clarkson, a couple huge wins for Japan, and a new venture for Alibaba. Pan wins 2nd pro tournament Former UW Husky men’s golf standout C.T. Pan won his second professional tournament […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 41 | 10/3-10/90 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

The Layup Drill — Football, fights, and fore!

The Layup Drill — Football, fights, and fore!

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s column, we take a look at the World Cup, Manny Pacquiao, and more.

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 25 | 6/14-6/201 Comment

The Layup Drill — Disney movie tells true story of Indian baseball players and more

The Layup Drill — Disney movie tells true story of Indian baseball players and more

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at baseball, the disappearance of Anthony Kim, and the return of Doug Baldwin. Million Dollar Arm features Indian pitchers’ underdog story In 2008, we wrote about two Indian pitchers who participated in an Indian reality […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 21 | 5/17-5/231 Comment

The Layup Drill — Springing into April: Return of the Pac Man and golf, golf, golf, and some hockey

The Layup Drill — Springing into April: Return of the Pac Man and golf, golf, golf, and some hockey

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of the Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the return of Manny Pacquiao to the ring and a look at golf happenings as spring comes into full bloom.      

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Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/250 Comments

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