WiRe for April 28, 2010
A look at the week in review in Asian America
By AsiaXpress.com staff reports
April 28, 2010
Ed Wang becomes first full-blooded Chinese American to be drafted into the NFL
Former Virginia Tech tackle Ed Wang was selected in the fifth round by the Buffalo Bills to become the first full-blooded Chinese American drafted into the NFL. Wang's parents were both members of the Chinese Olympic track & field team in the 1970s. Wang, who was born in Fairfax, Va., is expected to play left tackle on the pro level.
Free food, entertainment at India Bistro's grand opening on May 1
India Bistro, on 1132 W. Dillon Road in Louisville, will have its grand opening on May 1. According to its website, there will be a free Indian buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Colorado Mammoth rookie F Shawn Dhaliwal finishes year with two assists
The Colorado Mammoth ended their season ended their season on April 23 with a 4-12 record. Rookie forward Shawn Dhaliwal played one game and finished with two assists.
Avs finish season, Yip second in points during playoffs
The Colorado Avalanche's season came to a close last Saturday when they were eliminated by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs. Avs rookie forward Brandon Yip was second on the team in points during playoffs, recording two goals and two assists.
Broncos draft Philippines-born QB Tim Tebow
The Denver Broncos drafted Philippines-born quarterback Tim Tebow in the first round of the NFL draft last Thursday. Tebow is the youngest son of Christian missionaries. He becomes the second player on Denver's current roster to be born in Asia. Defensive tackle Marcus Thomas was born in Yokosuka, Japan.