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Hawaii Sports

Alo hits two homers, Sooners rout Longhorns in WCWS finals opener

By CLIFF BRUNT The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Jocelyn Alo and Tiare Jennings fueled Oklahoma’s record-setting offensive burst to help the Sooners move a victory away from successfully defending their Women’s College World Series title. Each hit two home runs and top-seeded ...

Alo, Sooners advance to WCWS finals

Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo hits a grand slam during the fifth inning of the Sooners’ 15-0 victory over UCLA in an elimination game at the Women’s College World Series on Monday. After Oklahoma lost to the Bruins 7-3 earlier in the day, Alo homered twice in the second game to send the Sooners ...

Wie West has just one more tournament left before retirement

By STEVE REED The Associated Press SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — During her time as a teenage phenom and for many years after, Michelle Wie West was one of the biggest names in golf. Now her career is one tournament away from being over. The 32-year-old Wie West shot 5-over 147 through ...

Top-seeded Oklahoma rolls past Northwestern 13-2; Texas is next

The Associated Press Tiare Jennings and Jana Johns hit grand slams and No. 1 seed Oklahoma rolled past No. 9 seed Northwestern 13-2 in five innings Thursday on the opening day of the Women’s College World Series. The defending national champion Sooners pounded out 11 hits. ...

Tua’s practice targets: Tyreek Hill, and then his critics

By ALAIN POUPART The Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Tua Tagovailoa hit speedy wide receiver Tyreek Hill with two long completions during the Miami Dolphins’ minicamp practice Thursday. And afterward, Tagovailoa hit back at critics. The third-year quarterback, aware that ...

Best ever? Sooners’ Oahu-born Alo among softball’s greatest

By CLIFF BRUNT The Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. — Jocelyn Alo brought the energy level to a fever pitch on a muggy Friday afternoon at Oklahoma’s Marita Hynes Field. The Sooners were gaining momentum in Game 1 of their super regional last week, having just taken a 3-0 lead over ...

Rainbow Warriors sweep way to Big West final

The Maui News Dimitrios Mouchlias had 15 kills, eight digs and four blocks as the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team defeated UC Santa Barbara 25-18, 26-24, 25-14 in the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in ...

UH sweeps UC Irvine, secures No. 2 seed in Big West

The Maui News The fourth-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team secured the No. 2 seed for next week’s Big West tournament with a 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 victory over UC Irvine on Friday in Irvine, Calif. Dimitrios Mouchlias hit .440 in collecting 13 kills to go along with four ...

Hyo Joo Kim maintains 3-shot lead at windy Hoakalei

By KALANI TAKASE The Associated Press EWA BEACH, Oahu — Hyo Joo Kim rallied with two late birdies for an even-par 72 to maintain a three-stroke lead Friday in the LPGA Tour’s Lotte Championship. After dropping strokes on the par-4 seventh and par-3 12th with her only bogeys of the ...

Hyo Joo Kim opens up 3-shot lead at Lotte Championship

By KALANI TAKASE The Associated Press EWA BEACH, Oahu — Hyo Joo Kim birdied three of the final six holes for her second 5-under 67 and a three-stroke lead Thursday after the second round of the LPGA Tour’s Lotte Championship. Kim closed with birdies on the par-4 13th and 16th holes ...

Green takes one-stroke lead in Lotte Championship at Hoakalei

The Associated Press EWA BEACH, Oahu — Hannah Green shot a 6-under 66 on Wednesday to take the lead after the first round of the LPGA Lotte Championship. Green had eight birdies, including five on the front nine, at breezy Hoakalei Country Club, a first-time venue in the 10th edition of ...

UH loses to No. 2 Beach in close contest

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team dropped its eighth straight match at the Pyramid against Long Beach State, falling to The Beach in a tight contest Friday 22-25, 25-23, 26-24, 27-25. The match between the Big West’s top teams over the past four seasons — ...

Rainbow Warriors top CSUN in 4

The Maui News Spyros Chakas posted 24 kills to lead the fourth-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to a 25-20, 25-20, 23-25, 25-19 victory over Cal State Northridge on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Chaz Galloway added 11 kills and seven ...

New Falcons QB Mariota eager to live up to expectations

By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press ATLANTA — Marcus Mariota has already addressed the most immediate issue with his new team. He’ll wear No. 1 for the Atlanta Falcons, not his usual No. 8. Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Pitts already had Mariota’s preferred number. The quarterback ...

Falcons trade QB Ryan to Colts, sign Mariota

BY MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts may have found another short-term answer at quarterback by trading for Matt Ryan. How much longer the soon-to-be 37-year-old, four-time Pro Bowler sticks around isn’t clear. On Monday, Indy acquired the ...

No. 2 Baylor overwhelms Rainbow Wahine 89-49 in NCAA first round

By SCHUYLER DIXON The Associated Press WACO, Texas — Jordan Lewis knew Baylor’s halftime lead was a little modest, and that Hawaii guard Amy Atwell was the reason. So she wasn’t surprised to hear what coach Nicki Collen had to say at the break. “The message was we gave up 20 ...

Rainbow Warriors rebound with sweep of UCSD

The Maui News Spyros Chakas had a team-high 15 kills — nearly unstoppable with a .700 hitting clip — and the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team swept past UC San Diego 25-22, 25-20, 25-19 on Friday in La Jolla, Calif. Jakob Thelle dished out 36 assists and Brett Sheward had ...

No. 3 Hawaii sweeps past Railsplitters

The Maui News Dimitrios Mouchlias had 10 kills and two aces to lead the third-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to a sweep of No. 15 Lincoln Memorial on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Spyros Chakas added nine kills, two blocks and two ...

UH completes three-match sweep of LIU

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team earned its third win over Long Island in four days Friday night, getting past the Sharks 25-18, 22-25, 25-15, 25-9 at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Filip Humler led the third-ranked Rainbow Warriors (10-2) ...

Matsuyama nears goal of most prolific Asian-born PGA Tour golfer

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Not long after Hideki Matsuyama delivered the best shot he never saw to cap off his improbable comeback in the Sony Open, his phone buzzed with a text from Shigeki Maruyama to remind him of a conversation long ago. Maruyama, a three-time ...