Sports Feature Stories Archive

  • Asian Slant on the Vancouver Olympics

    Asian Slant on the Vancouver Olympics

    Well here I am just a 2 hour drive from the Vancouver 2010 winter olympics with no plans and not heard of anybody who’s going up there to see it, but it comes in fine on NBC HD on my cable, even if they’re not […]

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  • Pacquiao-Cotto Round By Round Coverage

    Pacquiao-Cotto Round By Round Coverage

    Pacquiao-Cotto Round by Round Coverage Past Pacquiao fight clips are shown on arena screens above to the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck”, followed by Pacquiao’s entrance to the Survivor song “Eye of the Tiger”. Wearing a red robe with blue sleeves, he climba to the top of a ring […]

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  • Pacquiao Vs Hatton by the Round Coverage

    Pacquiao Vs Hatton by the Round Coverage

    Weight at time of Fight Manny Pacquiao:  138 Ricky Hatton:       140 National Anthems Philippine National Anthem:  Martin Niviera British National Anthem:  Tom Jones American National Anthem:  Jasmine Villegas Walk-In Lights dim as Hatton fight highlights appear on screen along with chants and screams of support […]

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  • Giant Adds Historical APA Spin to Cy Young Award

    Giant Adds Historical APA Spin to Cy Young Award

    Seven days after Barack Obama dominated his rival, Tim Lincecum won a landslide election of his own. Like the first-ever African American U.S. president-elect, the San Francisco Giants ace also made history — becoming the first pitcher of APA bloodlines to capture the most votes […]

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  • A New Day in the Major Leagues: Wakamatsu named first Asian American manager in MLB

    A New Day in the Major Leagues: Wakamatsu named first Asian American manager in MLB

    SEATTLE – Don Wakamatsu may not be a household name, but the 45-year old from the East Bay is shaking up the baseball scene. The Seattle Mariners officially hired Wakamatsu as manager, making him the first Asian American to hold that position in the major […]

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  • Blade of Glory: Top-ranked Christine Toledo to go up against Muay Thai fighter in China

    Blade of Glory: Top-ranked Christine Toledo to go up against Muay Thai fighter in China

    Women fight with emotion and attitude, and men fight with ego — often leaving technique out the window,” said Muay Thai fighter Christine Toledo. She should know. Her fierce powerhouse punches won her acclaim in 2007 as she became ranked number one in the United […]

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  • Raiders host first Filipino Heritage Game

    Raiders host first Filipino Heritage Game

    OAKLAND, Calif. – McAfee Coliseum played host to more than just the Oakland Raiders versus the New York Jets on October 19: The Raiders and the Filipino American Arts Exposition also collaborated for the first annual Filipino Heritage Game. Marily Mondejar, president of the Filipina […]

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  • Attorney by Day, Asian Ironman by Night

    Attorney by Day, Asian Ironman by Night

    It is early on a Tuesday morning, and with a couple of hours before work, Wil Yamamoto isn’t in bed with squinted eyes frantically trying to turn off his alarm clock. Instead Yamamoto has gone out for a quick swim in the nearby warm Honolulu […]

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  • The Sun Shines on A’s Suzuki

    The Sun Shines on A’s Suzuki

    Oakland’s APA catcher whips sophomore slump The Oakland Athletics Kurt Suzuki may be the first traveler in history to have ambivalent feelings about taking a Hawaiian vacation. It’s not that the 24-year-old catcher has anything against breathtaking views, gorgeous sunsets and a wardrobe consisting exclusively […]

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  • Wakamatsu’s Green & Gold Homecoming: Former East Bay prep star returns as A’s Coach

    Wakamatsu’s Green & Gold Homecoming: Former East Bay prep star returns as A’s Coach

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Twenty-five years after he left the East Bay to pursue a career in baseball, Don Wakamatsu has come home — literally. The Oakland Athletics first-year bench coach has moved back in with his parents. Though his mom no longer drives him to […]

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