Hawaii Sports

Wie withdraws from U.S. Women’s Open

By TOM CANAVAN, The Associated Press BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Michelle Wie of Honolulu withdrew from the U.S. Women’s Open on Friday because of a neck problem. Wie withdrew on the second hole of her second round. She played her final five holes of Thursday’s first round in pain. “The ...

Wie’s neck issue flares up during first round of U.S. Women’s Open

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Michelle Wie of Honolulu has been bothered by a neck issue in recent weeks, and it flared up again Thursday late in the opening round of the U.S. Women’s Open. Wie shot 1-over-par 73 at Trump National Golf Club, which left her seven shots behind the leader, Shanshan ...

Oleinik sends Browne to fourth consecutive defeat

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Aleksei Oleinik defeated Travis Browne of Oahu by submission Saturday in the second round of their heavyweight fight on the UFC 213 preliminary card. Browne (18-7-1) has lost four consecutive fights, and six of his last eight. Oleinik improved to 52-10-1. “This is the ...

UH freshman defensive tackle seriously injured while diving

HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities say a University of Hawaii football player has been seriously injured after diving at Waikiki Beach. Emergency Medical Services and Ocean Safety spokesman Shayne Enright has said 19-year-old Kalepo Naotala was injured Saturday when he appeared to hit his head ...

Wie ties for 20th at Women’s PGA; Kang earns first tour victory

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Michelle Wie of Honolulu finished in a tie for 20th at the Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday, closing with a 2-over-par 73 to finish at 3-under 281, 10 shots behind the winner, Danielle Kang. The score was Wie’s worst of the tournament. She had finished no ...

Wie five back at Women’s PGA

By JAY COHEN, The Associated Press OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Honolulu’s Michelle Wie shot a 1-under-par 70 on Saturday in the Women’s PGA Championship, and will enter the final round five shots out of the lead, in a tie for seventh place. Wie’s five birdies and four bogeys at Olympia ...

Wie drops into tie for 12th place

By JIM LITKE, The Associated Press OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Michelle Wie of Honolulu dropped into a tie for 12th place after the second round of the Women’s PGA Championship on Friday, shooting 1-under-par 70 at Olympia Fields for a 4-under total of 138 that left her three shots behind ...

Wie trails by two at Women’s PGA

By JIM LITKE The Associated Press OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Michelle Wie launched a 3-wood into swirling gusts and toward Olympia Fields’ 18th green, wondering if the shot had enough steam to get there. A shift in the wind took the guesswork out of the equation. “It died down and I got a ...

Raptors make Iolani graduate Webster youngest GM in NBA

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have promoted Bobby Webster to general manager, making the 32-year-old assistant the youngest GM in the NBA. Webster will report to team president Masai Ujiri. The 2002 Iolani School graduate replaces Jeff Weltman, who left Toronto in May to become ...

NW Arkansas Championship

Michelle Wie of Honolulu chips out of a sand trap on the way to tying for fourth place in the NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday. AP photo

Wie ties for second at Meijer Classic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Brooke Henderson won the Meijer Classic on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour title, finishing two shots ahead of Lexi Thompson and Honolulu’s Mi-chelle Wie in cool, windy conditions. Henderson closed with a 66 at Blythefield Country Club, which was reduced to a par ...

Wong put back on disabled list with right triceps strain

BASEBALL NOTES The Associated Press – The St. Louis Cardinals placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with a right triceps strain. Wong left Wednesday’s game against Milwaukee in the sixth inning after experiencing tightness in his right forearm. The former ...

Wong reaches three times in return from DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Aledmys Diaz hit a solo home run, Michael Wacha pitched six strong innings and Kolten Wong reached base three times in his return from the disabled list as the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on ...

Dates set for Clippers-Raptors exhibitions on Oahu

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers will host two preseason games against the Toronto Raptors in Honolulu this fall. The games on Oct. 1 and 3 will be played at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus, where the Clippers will hold their training ...

Holloway claims undisputed title

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Max Holloway of Waianae, Oahu, won the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title on Saturday, stopping long-reigning champion Jose Aldo in the third round of the UFC 212 main event. Holloway (18-3), who was the interim 145-pound champion, floored ...

Holloway poses big challenge for champ Aldo

By GREG BEACHAM, The Associated Press For all but 13 seconds, Jose Aldo has been the greatest featherweight fighter in mixed martial arts history. Unfortunately for Aldo, his career can’t be discussed without prominently mentioning those 13 seconds between the opening bell and his ...

Lee’s the ONE in Asian MMA

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press Angela Lee is a citizen of the world. Born in Canada and raised in Mililani, Oahu, by her South Korean mother and Singaporean father, the 20-year-old has lived her short adult life in constant movement around the Pacific Rim and to innumerable points ...

Wie finishes fourth in match-play event

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Michelle Wie of Honolulu finished fourth in the Lorena Ochoa Match Play on Sunday, losing 4 and 3 to Ariya Jutanugarn in the semifinals and then falling to Mi Jung Hur in a 22-hole consolation match. Sei Young Kim defeated Jutanugarn 1 up for the title. Wie was 5 up after ...

Wie rallies from four down to reach semifinals of match-play event

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Michelle Wie of Honolulu rallied to beat Angel Yin on Saturday in the Lorena Ochoa Match Play to join Ariya Jutanugarn, Sei Young Kim and Mi Jung Hur in the semifinal round. Four down after 11 holes at Club de Golf Mexico, Wie won with a birdie on the 20th hole. “I ...

Hawaii falls to Long Beach State in MPSF title match

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team squandered an early lead and fell short in its bid for its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title Saturday, losing 17-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-23 in the championship match in Long Beach, Calif. The Rainbow Warriors (26-5), ...