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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

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

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

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

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

The Layup Drill — The Fall Wrap-up

The Layup Drill — The Fall Wrap-up

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Hines Ward: Ironman Thirteen hours, eight minutes and 15 seconds. That’s how long former NFL player/Dancing with the Stars/reality show competitor Hines Ward took to complete the grueling Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, in October. Ward trained for eight months with the help of former Ironman champion Paula Newby […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 47 | 11/16-11/220 Comments

The Layup Drill — Asians represent in the ring, on the screen, and abroad

The Layup Drill — Asians represent in the ring, on the screen, and abroad

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  It’s the dog days of summer, and we’re going to take a look at the return of Michelle Kwan, the Korean Zombie, a female MMA’s YouTube KO and the ups and downs of women golfers.

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Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 35 | 8/24-8/300 Comments

The Layup Drill: Coach Spo, Timmy, and Inbee! — The no-no’s and yes-yes’s that happened in July

The Layup Drill: Coach Spo, Timmy, and Inbee! — The no-no’s and yes-yes’s that happened in July

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Lincecum throws a No-No Tim Lincecum has done it all in major league baseball, save for one thing: throwing a no-hitter. But, on July 13, the University of Washington alum no-hit the San Diego Padres. Lincecum has won two Cy Young awards — awards given

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 31 | 7/27-8/217 Comments

The Layup Drill — The M’s, a spelling bee champ, hip hop, and much more for the beginning of summer

The Layup Drill — The M’s, a spelling bee champ, hip hop, and much more for the beginning of summer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. As we begin the summer, we take a look at a Mariners ace, the world of competitive spelling, what American speed skater JR Celski is up to, and much more.

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 26 | 6/22-6/280 Comments

The Layup Drill — The Kings, the Hawks, cricket, and boxing

The Layup Drill — The Kings, the Hawks, cricket, and boxing

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  It would have been great to write about the return of the Supersonics, but that was not to be.

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Posted in The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 22 | 5/25-5/311 Comment

The Layup Drill — An Asian golf prodigy makes his debut at the Masters, a software tycoon tries to turn back Seattle’s NBA bid, and more…

The Layup Drill — An Asian golf prodigy makes his debut at the Masters, a software tycoon tries to turn back Seattle’s NBA bid, and more…

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the impressive Masters debut of Guan Tianlang, the man who is Vivek Ranadivé, and Yu Darvish’s nearly perfect performance.

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/32 Comments

The Layup Drill — March Madness

The Layup Drill — March Madness

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at Dennis Rodman, Ichiro and the alligator, bad neighbors, and lots more.  

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 13 | 3/23-3/291 Comment

The Layup Drill — A Year of Linsanity, catfishing, a swim legend in the making, and the death of a Judo legend

The Layup Drill — A Year of Linsanity, catfishing, a swim legend in the making, and the death of a Judo legend

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look back (and forward) at Linsanity, revisit the Manti Te’o saga, and catch up on the odds and ends in sports. Remembering Linsanity Last February, Jeremy Lin burst on the scene and changed the landscape of […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 9 | 2/23-3/11 Comment

The Layup Drill — Please explain to me what happened with Manti Te’o

The Layup Drill — Please explain to me what happened with Manti Te’o

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Happy New Year! Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. While we are going to look at a wide spectrum of sports this month, one late-breaking story required that I rewrite the column. Thank you, Manti Te’o.

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 32 No 5 | 1/26-2/11 Comment

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