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WiRe for the week of May 12, 2010

A look at the week in review in Asian America

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Kellie Nishikida and Metro State win RMAC tournament
Metro State softball won its second-consecutive RMAC title on May 8, holding off Mesa State 11-9. Senior outfielder Kellie Nishikida went 10-for-23, batting .435 with 8 RBIs.

 

NBC picks up 'Outsourced'
Entertainment Weekly reported NBC has picked up "Outsourced" for its fall season. According to the official series description, "'Outsourced' is a comedy where the Midwest meets the exotic East in a hilarious culture clash. The series centers on the all-American company Mid America Novelties that sells whoopee cushions, foam fingers and wallets made of bacon – and whose call center has suddenly been outsourced to India." Rizwan Manji, Sacha Dhawan, Rebecca Hazlewood, Parvesh Cheena and Anisha Nagarajan star.

 

Pacquiao wins election, seeks new opponent in the ring
Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao won a seat on the Philippine's congress on May 10, according to Time. Right after the victory, many news outlets reported that he will return to the boxing ring in November. Pacquiao told the Associated Press that he hopes to fight Floyd Mayweather.

Amir Khan granted visa to fight in the U.S.
British junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (22-1, 16 KOs) was granted a visa to the U.S. and will fight Paulie Malignaggi (27-3, 5 KOs) on May 15 in New York, according to the Associated Press.

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