Naoko Asano
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Naoko Asano is a staff writer at Sportsnet.ca. Previously, she was an editor at Sportsnet magazine. She is based in Vancouver and has only mixed up the Sedin twins once.
Whitecaps rookie Nerwinski hopes to make the most of opportunity
Naoko Asano
Jake Nerwinski is still adjusting to life as a rookie in Major League Soccer — which has meant, in part, getting used to a lot of waiting.
Bases Covered: Scherzer eclipsing Kershaw as baseball’s best pitcher
Naoko Asano
Trying times for Whitecaps as they host FC Dallas
Naoko Asano
After a two-week layoff, the Vancouver Whitecaps will take on FC Dallas at home on Saturday evening in the aftermath of what has been a difficult week for the MLS club.
Does Canada spend enough to support our Olympians?
Naoko Asano
Many Canadians don't think the federal government spends enough supporting our athletes. We talked to the athletes themselves.
Whitecaps hope to inspire next generation with new training facility
Naoko Asano
Bases Covered: Oakland A's engage in Twitter battle with ... Wendy's
Naoko Asano
Bases Covered is a roundup of the most interesting stories in baseball. Today the A's have a Twitter battle with Wendy's and the Astros offer proof that tanking works.
Whitecaps phenom Davies receives Canadian citizenship, 1st senior call-up
Naoko Asano
Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder and teenage phenom Alphonso Davies is now eligible to play for Canada's national team after earning his Canadian citizenship on Tuesday.
Bases Covered: AL GM says $400 million is 'light' for Harper payday
Naoko Asano
Bases Covered: Volquez dedicates no-hitter to Ventura and Fernandez
Naoko Asano
Edinson Volquez dedicated his no-hitter to a pair of fallen friends, Albert Pujols slugged No. 600 and more in Bases Covered.