Hawaii Sports

Tagovailoa is early favorite for 2019 Heisman, but who will challenge him?

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray. Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback ...

Rainbow Warriors pull away from Vulcans

HONOLULU (AP) — Eddie Stansberry hit five of 10 shots from 3-point range and finished with 19 points, Drew Buggs had 16 points and seven assists, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat Division II Hawaii Hilo 82-75 Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Zigmars Raimo ...

Murray edges Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press NEW YORK — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won ...

Holloway beats Ortega by TKO to retain belt

TORONTO (AP) — Featherweight champion Max Holloway stopped top contender Brian Ortega by TKO at UFC 231 on Saturday night. The fight was stopped by the doctor after four rounds. Ortega’s left eye was almost closed, his face bloodied. The skills of Holloway, who was returning from an ...

Stock soared for Heisman Trophy finalists

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press NEW YORK — Tua Tagovailoa rolled across the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a black scooter with a little Alabama sticker on the front, his sprained left ankle in a gray plastic boot, safely propped up as he pushed off with his right ...

Tagovailoa wins Maxwell, Walter Camp awards

The Associated Press Alabama quarterback Tua Tago­vailoa topped Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, winning the Maxwell Award at ESPN’s College Football Awards show in Atlanta shortly after being named the recipient of the Walter Camp ...

Tagovailoa one of three Heisman Trophy finalists

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years. The finalists were announced Monday, hours ...

Hurts leads comeback, Alabama beats Georgia

Tagovailoa leaves with ankle injury before Tide rally in SEC title game By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press ATLANTA — Jalen Hurts spent most of the season watching from the sideline, cheering on the guy who took his job and hoping for one more chance to lead the Alabama Crimson ...

Family: Milton recovering from nerve damage

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The family of Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton says he has nerve damage in his right leg, but “blood flow has been restored” and the Mililani High School graduate is recovering from the injury suffered during UCF’s last game. Milton was carted off the ...

Texans top Titans for eighth straight win

By KRISTIE RIEKEN The Associated Press HOUSTON — The Houston Texans wanted to honor their late owner and founder Robert “Bob” McNair, who died last week at age 81. They knew the perfect way to do that Monday night was to keep their winning streak going. Deshaun Watson threw ...

Rainbow Wahine drop to 1-6 with loss to Florida Gulf Coast

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team fell behind early and was never able to fully recover as the Rainbow Wahine lost to Florida Gulf Coast 73-67 in a Rainbow Wahine Showdown game Saturday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Julissa Tago scored 13 ...

Tagovailoa, Alabama race away from Auburn

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa threw five touchdown passes and ran for a score to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 52-21 victory over rival Auburn on Saturday. Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide (12-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 CFP) took over with ...

Rainbow Warriors fall to Pirates in Wooden Legacy semifinals

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Myles Powell scored 19 points and Mike Nzei added 16 as Seton Hall earned its way into the Wooden Legacy Classic championship game with a 64-54 victory Friday night over the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team. Powell, who was coming off a career-best ...

UH women fall to American 69-57

The Maui News Despite shooting 46.7 percent from the field, the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team lost to American 69-57 in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Makenna Woodfolk had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Leah Salanoa ...

Titans hope Mariota can recover quickly from stinger

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans need the extra day off before their next game, both to allow injuries to heal and figure out what went wrong in their worst loss this season. Marcus Mariota is recovering from a stinger that knocked him out of the Titans’ 38-10 loss to the ...

Titans lose Mariota, Pees before falling to Colts in 38-10 blowout

By MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel grabbed the headset and adjusted to calling the defensive plays as quickly as he could Sunday. Andrew Luck kept the Titans off-balance the rest of the afternoon. On a day quarterback Marcus Mariota ...

Cordeiro leads huge comeback, Rainbow Warriors beat Rebels

UH snaps four-game losing streak, becomes bowl eligible with 35-28 win HONOLULU (AP) — Freshman Chevan Cordeiro came on in the fourth quarter and threw three touchdown passes to help the University of Hawaii football team beat UNLV 35-28 on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. With the win, ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to 0-4 with loss to Pilots

The Maui News Leah Salanoa posted her first career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team fell to Portland 72-65 Friday afternoon at Stan Sheriff Center during the Bank of Hawaii Classic. The Rainbow ...

UH tops UC Davis in season finale

The Maui News McKenna Granato had 17 kills and eight digs to lead the way on Senior Night, and the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team defeated UC Davis 25-19, 25-17, 23-25, 25-14 at the Stan Sheriff Center on Friday. Fellow senior Casey Castillo added 12 kills for the Rainbow ...

Mariota, Titans topple Pats

In 300th start, Brady hit nine times in 34-10 loss By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume. The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn’t finish his 300th game by hitting him over ...