Rockets guard Jalen Green, highest-drafted Asian American in NBA, partners with new Asian league

BRISBANE, Australia — Before Jalen Green joined the Houston Rockets, becoming the highest-drafted Asian American player in the NBA, he’d already experienced close up how passionate the people of the Philippines were about the game he loved to play. It’s part of the reason he’s partnering with the new East Asia Super League as an […]

Ohtani powers Angels to victory on Nichi Bei Day

The Nichi Bei Foundation held its annual Nichi Bei Day with the Oakland A’s on May 15. The A’s hosted the Los Angeles Angels at the Oakland Coliseum, and the game featured the reigning American League MVP for the Angels, Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani has marveled fans as a two-way star in the Major Leagues as […]

Unexpected hit, Guardians’ Kwan making name with start

CLEVELAND — The new name causing the biggest stir in Cleveland these days belongs to Steven Kwan, a 24-year-old with a keen eye and knack for swinging and not missing. He’s the surprise of the baseball season so far. An unexpected hit. “He’s been above average,” Guardians manager Terry Francona joked of Kwan. Few players […]

Dodgers manager Roberts gets 3-year extension

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dave Roberts figured his contract extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers would happen sooner or later. A few other things just got in the way. No matter. “What it means to put this uniform on every day, and really respecting the Dodger tradition and the people who came before me,” the manager […]

Judo instructor’s teaching takes her all over the globe

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in physical and health education from Nippon University of Physical Education in Tokyo, Kuniko Takeuchi began teaching judo and physical education in the early 1960s. Later, her career as a judo and P.E. instructor led her abroad, and eventually to the Okubo Judo Club in Sacramento, Calif., where she currently […]

For Asian American women, Olympics reveal a harsh duality

BEIJING (AP) — Across two pandemic Olympics set in Asian countries, Asian American women fronting the Games have encountered a whiplashing duality — prized on the global stage for their medal-winning talent, buffeted by the escalating crisis of racist abuse at home. The world’s most elite and international sporting event, which pits athletes and countries […]

Updates on Asian American Winter Olympians

Kai Owens Sport: Skiing Hometown: Vail, Col. Update: Owens finished 10th in the women’s moguls final. Chloe Kim Sport: Snowboarding Hometown: Torrance, Calif. Update: Kim won her second consecutive gold medal on the halfpipe. Hailey Langland Sport: Snowboarding Hometown: San Clemente, Calif. Update: Langland qualified for the women’s big air final Feb. 14 and finished […]

University of Utah honors Wat Misaka with jersey ceremony

The University of Utah recognized their late alum, Wataru “Wat” Misaka, in an honored jersey ceremony Jan. 22. Misaka helped Utah bring a National Collegiate Athletic Association championship to Salt Lake City in 1944, and in 1947, he helped Utah capture the National Invitation Tournament championship. Later in 1947, he was drafted by the New […]

Asian American Olympic athletes

Kai Owens Sport: Skiing Hometown: Vail, Colo. DOB: 8/16/2004 Team: U.S. Moguls Team Quick Facts: She earned Rookie of the Year in 2021 and her favorite part about her sport is jumping. Chloe Kim Sport: Snowboarding Hometown: Torrance, Calif. DOB: 4/23/2000 Team: 2022 U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team; Snowboard Pro Halfpipe Quick Facts: She is a […]

Olympians on leading ‘with a champion mind’

While training in Colorado Springs, Colo. as kids, Maia Shibutani and her brother, Alex, received eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno’s autograph on a McDonald’s bag. The two-time Olympic bronze medalists, affectionately known as the “Shib Sibs” off the ice rink, said it was an “honor” to share the same panel as moderator Ohno and Olympic […]