November 10th, 2010
Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was awarded his 10th consecutive American League Gold Glove award — one for each season Suzuki has been in the MLB. The award, recognizing the best defensive players at each position, is selected by the league’s managers and coaches at the end of each season. The only other players awarded 10 Gold Gloves are Andruw Jones, Ken Griffey Jr. and Al Kaline. Read the rest of this entry »
November 9th, 2010
Japan’s Miki Ando claimed the Cup of China this weekend, surpassing defending champion and compatriot Akiko Suzuki for the gold by completing a clean free skate. Japanese American figure skater Mirai Nagasu won the short program, making a promising return from her foot injury, but dropped down to fourth after a disappointing free skate. Read the rest of this entry »
November 8th, 2010
Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai defeated Ayumi Morita 6-1, 6-4 in the finals of the OEC Taipei Ladies Open. The 24-year-old was seated fifth going into the singles tournament, and earned a victory over No.2 seed Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/4), on her way to the finals. The fourth-seeded Morita overcame an impressive start from Australian Jarmila Groth in the semi-final round. Read the rest of this entry »
November 7th, 2010
South Korean golfer Jiyai Shin claimed the Mizuno Classic trophy on Sunday, winning her eighth career LPGA Tour event, her second of the season. Shin earned her two-stroke victory over Yani Tseng to win the Mizuno Classic as well as to keep her No. 1 spot in the women’s world rankings. Tseng jumped up to the second spot ahead of American Cristie Kerr, Korean Na Yeon Choi, and Japanese golfer Ai Miyazato. Read the rest of this entry »
October 20th, 2010
Check out this interview by the Wall Street Journal (SF Bay Area) with Jeremy Lin about preparing for his first season with Golden State, the Asian American community and his favorite Warriors. Check it out here.
October 19th, 2010
South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na was honored last week by the Women’s Sports Foundation as the U.S. organization’s “Sportswoman of the Year” in the individual sport category for her accomplishments on the ice, which included an Olympic gold medal at the Vancouver games. Kim is the first Asian athlete to earn the distinction. She made headlines recently for relocating to Los Angeles and selecting Peter Oppegard as her new coach.
Xinhua: “S. Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na named ‘Sportswoman of the Year’“
October 18th, 2010
Thai tennis player Tamarine Tanasugarn defeated Japan’s Kimiko Date Krumm in the finals of the HP Open in Osaka, Japan this weekend. Tanasugarn claimed her fourth WTA Tour title and ended Date Krumm’s impressive run. The 40-year-old had upset No. 1 seed Samantha Stosur, ranked eighth in the world, and No. 3 seed Shahar Peer on her way to the final match against Tanasugarn, who earned her own upset over No. 2 seed Marion Bartoli.
Tanasugarn and Date Krumm are two of the most recognizable Asian faces in the women’s tennis world, as well as two of the oldest players to make it to the finals of a WTA tournament. In the women’s doubles tournament, third-seeded team Chang Kai-Chen and partner Lilia Osterloh defeated Shuko Aoyama and Rika Fujiwara in the final tournament to take home the championship trophy.
WTA Tour: “Tanasugarn Wins Historic Final”
WTA Tour: “Tamarine & Kimiko Make History”
WTA Tour: “Kimiko Stuns Sam in QFs“