Hawaii Sports

Holloway loses to Poirier in bid for second belt

By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press ATLANTA — Dustin Poirier bloodied Max Holloway and won a unanimous decision for the UFC interim lightweight title on Saturday night, denying Holloway his chance to become only the fourth fighter to hold two belts at the same time. Holloway, the ...

Holloway moving up for chance to win second belt at UFC 236

By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press ATLANTA — Max Holloway believes the path to recognition as the best pound-for-pound fighter in UFC goes through the lightweight division. That means a move up in weight class. Holloway says he will let his featherweight championship belt “bake a ...

Cardinals top sloppy Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Down four on the road late against a team feeding off the adrenaline of its home opener, the St. Louis Cardinals waited patiently for the buzz to wear off. When it did, they pounced. Kolten Wong, a former University of Hawaii player from Hilo, hit a ...

Rainbow Wahine lose to Gaels in WNIT first round

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end Friday with a 67-43 loss to Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif. Amy Atwell scored 12 points to lead the Rainbow Wahine, who finish with a 15-17 record. UH led 15-14 after the first quarter, but ...

Wong comfortable in role with Cardinals

The Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. — Going into spring training, St. Louis manager Mike Shildt delivered the message second baseman Kolten Wong always wanted to hear. Wong wouldn’t have to prove himself. He didn’t have to be perfect. The former University of Hawaii standout from ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to Aggies in Big West final

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Morgan Bertsch scored 24 points, Cierra Hall added 14 and UC Davis rallied from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to defeat the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team 58-50 on Saturday and win the Big West Conference tournament. The Aggies (25-6) — who are ...

Thomas plays matchmaker for newly engaged Wie, West

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Calif. — Major champion. FedEx Cup champion. And now Justin Thomas has another title. Matchmaker for Michelle Wie and Jonnie West. Wie, a former U.S. Women’s Open champion from Honolulu, revealed on Instagram this week she was ...

Rainbow Wahine edge Matadors, secure No. 2 seed

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team held off Cal State Northidge for a 69-68 win in Northridge, Calif., on Saturday, securing the No. 2 seed for this week’s Big West Conference tournament. The Rainbow Wahine (14-15, 10-6 Big West) ended the regular season on ...

Stepteau leads UH to win over Fullerton

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Brocke Stepteau had 21 points to lead the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team to a 71-59 win over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. Zigmars Raimo had 12 points, while Drew Buggs added seven rebounds for the Rainbow Warriors (18-12, 9-7 Big West Conference), ...

Rainbow Warriors rally past Aggies

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Brocke Stepteau scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team exploded for 51-second half points to beat UC Davis 76-69 on Thursday to end a three-game losing streak. UC Davis led 36-25 at intermission and extended the margin to ...

Northridge spoils UH’s Senior Night, 84-73

The Maui News Terrell Gomez scored 32 points as Cal State Northridge spoiled Senior Night for the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team by defeating the Rainbow Warriors 84-73 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Jack Purchase led UH (16-12, 7-7 Big West ...

Rainbow Wahine rout Titans in home finale

The Maui News Courtney Middap scored 14 points to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 70-55 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Leah Salanoa added 11 points and Amy Atwell had 10 points and eight rebounds for the ...

NCAA proposes replay tweak to targeting, 2-pt OT shootouts

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press The NCAA football rules committee announced several proposed changes Friday, including giving replay officials more leeway to overturn targeting penalties and requiring games reaching a fifth overtime to be decided by alternating 2-point conversion ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to Big West Conference-leading Aggies, 72-46

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball took a 72-46 defeat from UC Davis on Saturday in Davis, Calif. Almost from the start, the Big West Conference-leading Aggies (19-6, 11-1) kept a big lead over the Rainbow Wahine. UH recorded 21 turnovers during the game. Tia ...

Cal Poly hands UH men third straight road defeat, 88-80

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Donovan Fields had 28 points as Cal Poly topped the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 88-80 on Saturday. Marcellus Garrick had 16 points for Cal Poly (6-19, 2-10 Big West Conference), which ended its five-game losing streak. Daxton Carr scored ...

Alualu re-signs with Steelers for two years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyson Alualu is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers re-signed the defensive lineman to a two-year contract on Friday that will run through the 2020 season. The 31-year-old Alualu, a graduate of Saint Louis School, has 61 tackles, with four sacks, in 31 ...

Purchase has record-setting night, UH routs Riverside

The Maui News Jack Purchase scored 23 points on the night he became the University of Hawaii’s all-time leader in 3-pointers, and the Rainbow Warriors dominated UC Riverside 87-64 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Purchase came into the game with 180 3s made in ...

Middap leads Rainbow Wahine to victory over Long Beach State

The Maui News Courtney Middap hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points as the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team defeated Long Beach State 63-49 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The Rainbow Wahine (11-13, 7-4 Big West Conference) and 49ers were ...

Rainbow Warriors fall to Gauchos

HONOLULU (AP) — Amadou Sow had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Max Heidigger also scored 20 to help UC Santa Barbara beat the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 75-54 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Armond Davis scored nine of his 13 points in the second half for ...

Alexander helps UH rout Cal Poly

The Maui News Jadynn Alexander scored 15 points, and Lauren Rewers and Julissa Tago each added 11 to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 70-52 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Tia Kanoa had eight assists and three steals ...