Serbian volleyball player Sanja Djurdjevic is now facing disciplinary action for the slant-eye gesture she made during a professional match against Thailand.
The details: In an announcement on Tuesday, the Disciplinary Panel Sub-Committee of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) said Djurdjevic violated the FIVB Disciplinary Regulations when she made the racist gesture on June 1.
Yuka Saso, 19, became the first Filipino winner of the U.S. Women’s Open and the second to win an LPGA Tour event title on Sunday.
Victories: Saso represents the Philippines and is of Filipino and Japanese descent, according to JapanTimes. The U.S. Women’s Open is her third professional win. She previously won the NEC Karuizawa 72 Golf Tournament and the Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament on the Japan LPGA Tour in 2020, according to Golf Digest.
Son Heung-min became the first Asian player to make the elite list of English Premier League’s “Team of the Year,” selected by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).
Super striker: PFA announced its “Team of the Year” list on social media last Saturday, which included the 28-year-old star of Tottenham Hotspur in the striker category, reported the Dong-A Ilbo.
Jeremy Lin brought his A-game to the G League, scoring among the league’s best performers, but still failed to get a shot at an NBA comeback.
Failed by a broken system: Taking on prejudice throughout his basketball journey, Lin always had to do extra to prove that he’s good enough for the game.
‘Don’t Blow This Out of Proportion,’ Serbian Volleyball Team Says After Player Pulls Slant-Eye Gesture
The Volleyball Federation of Serbia officially apologized to the Thailand volleyball team after one of the Serbian players pulled a slant-eye gesture while on the court.
What happened: The racist gesture happened during the match between Thailand and Serbia for the Volleyball Women’s Nations League 2021 in Rimini, Italy, Coconuts Bangkok reported.
Naomi Osaka said she is withdrawing from the French Open after organizers fined her $15,000 for not attending a press conference.
What happened: The 23-year-old tennis champion announced that she would not “do any press during Roland Garros,” citing the importance of mental health for athletes as the reason, ESPN Australia reported.
Jordan Clarkson was recently named the 2021 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award (6MOY), an honor given to the best-performing reserves.
Off the bench: The Filipino American Utah Jazz guard led among all NBA reserves (those not part of his team’s “first five” players), in scoring with a career-high average of 18.3 points per game, in addition to 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists, according to NBA.
Tottenham Hotspur player Son Heung-min and 27 other rising stars have been tapped to represent South Korea at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June.
Here are the details: The announcement was made on Monday by head coach Paulo Bento, according to Yonhap News Agency.
Johnny Juzang, who plays as a junior guard for the UCLA Bruins, may become the first Asian American lottery pick for the NBA.
Juzang, whose mother is Vietnamese, has made enormous strides for the team since he transferred over from Kentucky. The Bruins are headed into the Final Four for the first time since 2008.
Yuta Watanabe, 26, has made history as the first Japanese-born player to ever be signed by the Toronto Raptors.
Jeremy Lin was reported to have been “finalizing” a deal with the Golden State Warriors’ G League team in the 2020-2021 season, but the NBA free-agent guard dismissed rumors circulating on Twitter.
The 32-year-old led the Beijing Ducks to the Chinese Basketball Association’s semifinals and has been playing scrimmages with the G League’s new developmental team, according to ESPN.
Italian Formula One racing team AlphaTauri has announced that Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda will be making his Formula 1 debut in 2021.