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FIVB Suspends Serbian Volleyball Player Who Pulled Slant-Eye Gesture During Match With Thailand

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 Becomes First Filipino to Win US Women’s Open, Second to Win LPGA Tour Title

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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 Becomes First Asian Player Chosen to Be Part of EPL ‘Team of the Year’

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

‘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.

Filipino American Utah Jazz Guard Jordan Clarkson Wins NBA Sixth Man Award

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.

Jeremy Lin Responds to Rumors of Signing With Golden State Warriors’ G League

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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.