Hawaii Sports

Titans fire Mularkey

Next coach will be Mariota’s third in 4 seasons; sides differ on how to improve By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season ...

Kizzire outlasts Hahn in six-hole playoff to win Sony Open title

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Patton Kizzire outlasted James Hahn in six extra holes to win the Sony Open to become the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season. Kizzire, who won the OHL Classic in Mexico last fall, closed with a 2-under-par 68. That turned out ...

Patriots dominate Titans, head back to AFC title game

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — First, the Patriots tuned out a week full of off-field drama. Then, they silenced the Titans to earn yet another trip to the AFC championship game. Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards, and New England cruised ...

Hoge’s steady round leads to one-shot lead at Waialae

By DOUG FERGUSON, The Associated Press HONOLULU — A false missile alert didn’t bother Tom Hoge, and he was just as steady on the golf course with two late birdies Saturday for a 6-under 64 and a one-shot lead in the Sony Open as he goes for his first PGA Tour victory. Hoge holed a ...

Rainbow Warriors edge Gauchos

HONOLULU (AP) — Gibson Johnson tossed in 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting and Brocke Stepteau added 12 points and five assists to help the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team slip past UC Santa Barbara 77-76 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Sheriff Drammeh added 11 points ...

UH beats Long Beach State for first Big West win

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team won its first Big West game of the season Saturday with a 74-66 victory over Long Beach State at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The Rainbow Wahine improved to 8-9 overall and 1-3 in the Big West. Sarah Toeaina and ...

Rainbow Warriors’ match postponed due to weather in Nashville

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team’s opening match of the inaugural Off the Block Grow the Game Challenge was postponed Friday due to inclement weather in Nashville, Tenn. The Rainbow Warriors’ match against Lincoln Memorial was moved to Sunday, to be ...

Johnson, Kirk share lead at Sony Open

Quadruple bogey on Waialae’s eighth hole puts Spieth six back By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk each made seven birdies and shared the lead in the Sony Open. Jordan Spieth made eight birdies and for the second straight year walked away from ...

Thomas leads Rainbow Warriors past Mustangs

HONOLULU (AP) — Mike Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds — his second consecutive double-double — to help the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team overcome a poor shooting performance and beat Cal Poly 57-45 on Wednesday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Sheriff Drammeh ...

Byrd ‘thrilled’ to be back on tour, at Sony Open

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Jonathan Byrd resisted the urge to pout about his predicament. A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, he spent 14 years competing against the best on venerable courses while driving courtesy cars from nice hotels in big cities. And then he ...

Tagovailoa thrills fans back home

Saint Louis grad lauded for humility, class after leading Alabama to title By CALEB JONES The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii has churned out some pretty incredible football players. After the College Football Playoff national championship game, fans are adding another name to the ...

Hawaii’s Tagovailoa sparks Alabama to national title

Saint Louis alum takes over for Hurts in 2nd half and leads comeback win By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press ATLANTA — To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his ...

Mariota, Titans rally past Chiefs

Tennessee quarterback catches own touchdown pass in 22-21 win By DAVE SKRETTA, The Associated Press. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marcus Mariota did just about everything to help the Tennessee Titans advance in the playoffs. That includes catching one of his own touchdown passes. Mariota ...

UH routs Cal State Northridge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Thomas had 24 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Drew Buggs added 11 points, six rebounds and a career-high 11 assists to help the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat Cal State Northridge 65-46 on Saturday. Thomas made 10 of 11 from the field. Gibson ...

Rainbow Wahine downed by Aggies on road, 76-52

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball fell to 0-2 in Big West play Saturday, losing to UC Davis 76-52 in Davis, Calif. Makenna Woodfolk was the only Rainbow Wahine player to break into double digits, scoring 11 points. Hawaii (7-8) was 19-of-62 (30.6 percent) from ...

Chiefs, Titans look to end playoff skids

By DAVE SKRETTA, The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland was in swaddling blankets the previous time Kansas City won a home playoff game. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill was nestled comfortably in the womb. It was January 1994, Joe Montana was the ...

Mariota’s return to running has delighted Titans

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie might have been the happiest person at practice watching quarterback Marcus Mariota look like, well, Mariota. The Saint Louis School graduate brushed aside a safety with a stiff-arm ...

Aloha Stadium officials assure safety of turf ahead of pro soccer tournament

HONOLULU (AP) — Aloha Stadium is ready to welcome back professional soccer teams after a series of renovations, stadium officials say. An investment of $1.2 million was made to install the new field in August 2016, Hawaii News Now reported Friday. They have also improved the drainage ...

Milton leads unbeaten UCF over Auburn

Bowl Roundup The Associated Press McKenzie Milton wanted to throw a blanket of 13 wins and no losses over the College Football Playoff. After Milton and Central Florida capped a perfect season, the Mililani High School graduate suggested it was time to respect the Knights, even if they ...

Mariota, Titans make playoffs

Win over Jacksonville brings end to eight-year postseason drought By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans linebackers Brian Orakpo and Wesley Woodyard had a little talk with Marcus Mariota, encouraging their quarterback to run whenever he had a chance. Mariota ...