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Hawaii Sports

Rainbow Wahine rally to beat Tritons in 4

The Maui News Riley Wagoner had 20 kills and 15 digs, and Brooke Van Sickle had 19 kills and 16 digs as the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team rallied to beat UC San Diego 22-25, 25-17, 27-25, 25-22 on Friday in San Diego. Amber Igiede added 13 kills, hitting .478, and a ...

Some fans allowed for UH home games

The Maui News A limited number of fans will soon be allowed to attend University of Hawaii athletic events after the City and County of Honolulu and state announced relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions Friday. Starting Wednesday, outdoor seated entertainment events, including sporting ...

UH sweeps Long Beach State

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team used a big late rally to take the opening set on its way to a sweep of Long Beach State on Friday night at the Simpli Fi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Brooke Van Sickle led the Rainbow Wahine with 15 kills and ...

Rainbow Wahine top USC, snap three-match skid

The Maui News Annika de Goede had 11 kills, eight digs and three blocks to lead the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team to a 25-17, 11-25, 25-21, 25-20 victory over Southern California on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Brooke Van Sickle ...

UH-Oregon State preview: Beavers hope to rebound against Warriors

By ANNE M. PETERSON The Associated Press CORVALLIS, Ore. — Pac-12 After Dark is coming to Corvallis tonight, but Oregon State no doubt hopes to avoid any drama. The Beavers (0-1) host the University of Hawaii (1-1) at 8 p.m. local time (5 p.m. HST) and there’s certainly cause for ...

Trade for Watson? Dolphins coach says Tua is his QB

By ALAIN POUPART The Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores publicly expressed his support for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Wednesday, which may or may not tamp down speculation about the team’s interest in Houston quarterback Deshaun ...

Flores: Dolphins wants players with ‘high character’

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — As speculation swirled Monday regarding the Miami Dolphins’ interest in embattled quarterback Deshaun Watson, coach Brian Flores said the team wants players with “high character.” The Dolphins have declined to confirm or deny reports ...

Tua sharp in Dolphins’ 37-17 victory over Falcons

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins had an early injury scare to one of their new additions, then soundly defeated an opponent they became familiar with during the week. Tua Tagovailoa threw for 187 yards and a touchdown in one half, and the Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons ...

Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Summer Games

By JOHN LEICESTER The Associated Press TOKYO — They’ll always have Paris. That thought, full of promise, has been a lifebuoy for athletes to cling to as they coped, as best they could, with thickets of restrictions at the pandemic-hit Tokyo Games that severely crimped their Olympic ...

Native Hawaiians ‘reclaim’ surfing with Carissa Moore’s Olympic gold

By SALLY HO The Associated Press Carissa Moore wore a white and yellow plumeria pinned next to her ear for her victory-lap interviews after making history as the first Olympic gold medalist at surfing’s historic debut. Her mother — crowned the Honolulu Lei Queen in 2016 — had ...

Beach Volleyball

The U.S. pair of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne were eliminated in the round of 16 of the men’s tournament after a 17-21, 21-15, 15-11 loss to Germany’s Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler on Monday. Bourne was a last-minute swap after Gibb’s original partner — Taylor Crabb, who like Bourne ...

US men’s volleyball team eliminated early in Tokyo

By JOSH DUBOW The Associated Press TOKYO — Micah Christenson gave coach John Speraw a long, tearful embrace as his U.S. men’s volleyball teammates slumped on the floor and the victorious Argentinians celebrated. Instead of building on the bronze medal won in Rio de Janeiro five ...

Moore into quarterfinals, Florence falls to US teammate at Olympics

Hawaii’s Carissa Moore (first photo) and John John Florence (second photo) compete during the Tokyo Olympics today at Tsurigasaki beach in Ichinomiya, Japan. Moore defeated Peru’s Sofia Mulanovich 10.34-9.90 to advance to the women’s quarterfinals, while Florence bowed out in the men’s ...

QB Milton ready to return two years after horrific knee injury

By STEVE REED The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Florida State transfer McKenzie Milton said he feels completely recovered from a gruesome knee injury that kept him out college football the last two years and is ready to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2021. Milton ...

Crabb out, Bourne in for US beach volleyball team

By JIMMY GOLEN The Associated Press TOKYO — American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb is out of the Olympics after four positive COVID-19 tests, and fellow Hawaii native Tri Bourne will take his place as the partner of four-time Olympian Jake Gibb when the competition begins this ...

Hill tabbed as new UH baseball coach

The Maui News Rich Hill is the new head coach of the University of Hawaii baseball program, UH athletic director David Matlin announced Friday. Hill is the program’s third Division I head coach, following Les Murakami (1971-2000) and Mike Trapasso (2001-20). “I am beyond humbled ...

Alo, Sooners blast past Seminoles, force decisive Game 3 at WCWS

Campbell alum’s homer breaks single-season team record set by UH in 2010 The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Jocelyn Alo knew her hit was gone as soon as she made contact. The Oklahoma slugger from Hauula, Oahu, blasted a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning, and the Sooners beat ...

More comfortable Tua optimistic he’ll be much better in 2021

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — Tua Tagovailoa says his surgically repaired hip feels 10 times better than last year, and he looks different, too. He’s sporting a beard. “What do you think?” the Miami Dolphins quarterback said after a practice session Wednesday. ...

Florence injured in Australian event, hopes to heal in time for Olympics

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two-time world surfing champion John John Florence has a knee injury which he hopes won’t prevent him from representing the United States at the Tokyo Olympics. The 28-year-old from Oahu’s North Shore said today he was withdrawing from the remainder of the World ...

Ko pushes ahead at Kapolei in bid to end title drought

By ANN MILLER The Associated Press KAPOLEI, Oahu — Lydia Ko again put herself in position for her first win in three years, shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Lotte Championship. Nelly Korda, who went back and forth with Ko for the ...