Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times

Thuc Nhi Nguyen

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Thuc:

Sparks' Tierra Ruffin-Pratt joins WNBA social justice council

Sparks guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt will expand her role in racial equity after joining the WNBA's social justice council. → Read More

Candace Parker, and daughter Lailaa, are more than ready for WNBA season

For some WNBA players, a strictly quarantined season, a pandemic and social unrest were reasons to pass. For Parker, those were reasons to play. → Read More

UCLA football officially adds four transfers

UCLA football adds running back Brittain Brown, tight end Evidence Njoku and defensive backs Obi Eboh and Qwuantrezz Knight. → Read More

Sparks to open 22-game season against the star-packed Phoenix Mercury on July 25

The Sparks' 2020 season will have a different feel, but the opener July 25 against the Phoenix Mercury on national television could generate excitement. → Read More

Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike proves most valuable off the court in challenging times

Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike juggles her responsibilities as WNBA players union president while preparing for the season amid a pandemic and social unrest. → Read More

UCLA soccer team not caught off-guard by Pac-12 schedule move

UCLA women's soccer coach Amanda Cromwell has prepared her team for changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, so the Pac-12's scheduling move wasn't a shock. → Read More

As UCLA and USC football players return to campus, parents are concerned

As their children return to campus, parents of athletes at UCLA and USC say the schools need to take a safety-first approach to the coronavirus. → Read More

Amid the protests, college football players, and top recruits, find their voices truly matter

America's cultural reckoning means college athletes and recruits can make demands and ask big programs a big question: What will you stand for? → Read More

The Check-In: Kerri Walsh Jennings shifts her routine to new Olympic timetable

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped Olympian Kerri Walsh Jenning's routine but she stays busy with beach volleyball training, family and her business. → Read More

UCLA launches a voter education and registration initiative for student-athletes

UCLA coaches have agreed to dedicate time for voting education sessions for each of the school’s 25 NCAA-sanctioned sports. → Read More

How the coronavirus will change your next dentist appointment

Dentists are taking a lot more precautions related to the coronavirus as patients come back for routine cleanings. Here's what will be different. → Read More

What you need to know about the NBA resuming its season

A closer look at the moving parts in the NBA's plan to resume its season. → Read More

For Sparks' Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, George Floyd death hits home

Sparks forward Tierra Ruffin-Pratt remembers when her cousin was killed by an off-duty officer the night her family celebrated her making the Mystics team. → Read More

Job hunting during the pandemic: Tips for recent graduates

New graduates looking for jobs and internships are navigating a challenging landscape. Here are tips for applying, networking and acing the interview. → Read More

For UCLA and USC international student-athletes, pandemic creates challenges

International student-athletes at UCLA and USC have found that a global pandemic can bring about long waits to get home and days spent in isolation. → Read More

UCLA makes it official: Martin Jarmond is next athletic director

UCLA officially announced Martin Jarmond as its next athletic director Tuesday as the former Boston College AD will take over in Westwood by July 1. → Read More

UCLA's marquee teams show improvement in latest APR report

A UCLA basketball team three points away from a postseason ban last year improved its APR by 12; the football team boosted its single-year APR by 61 points. → Read More

April Ross won't let coronavirus shutdown block Olympic goal

Beach volleyball star April Ross discusses the challenges of waiting an extra year for a shot at her first Olympic gold amid the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Chip Kelly says UCLA will continue planning as if football season will happen

Coach Chip Kelly said he is planning as if UCLA will play football this season because no one has definitely said what will happen in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

UCLA softball is on 'really big high' with return of Olympians

UCLA, the NCAA champion in 2019 and the No. 1 team in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, got a boost with the return of Rachel Garcia and Bubba Nickles. → Read More