Hawaii Sports

Oahu squad advances to Little League World Series

The Honolulu Little League team defeated Rocklin, Calif., 11-2 on Saturday in San Bernardino, Calif., to win the West Regional and punch its ticket to the Little League World Series. Honolulu scored four runs in each of the fourth and fifth inings to break open a one-run game and become the ...

Mariota appears sharp in new system, Titans fall to Packers

By GENARO C. ARMAS The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — Marcus Mariota is proving to be a quick study with a new coach installing yet another offensive system for the Tennessee Titans. Maybe Mike Vrabel will stick around for a while for Tennessee. The Titans had a memorable ...

’Bama’s QB competition is a win-win

McElroy: Tagovailoa has inside track, but far from lock to start By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jalen Hurts is the strong-armed running threat who has mostly won during his Alabama career. Tua Tagovailoa is the prized, left-handed recruit out of Saint Louis ...

Wie withdraws from Women’s British Open with hand injury

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Michelle Wie withdrew from the Women’s British Open midway through her first round because of a right hand injury on Thursday. The golfer from Honolulu was 7 over after 12 holes at Royal Lytham when she quit. Wie, who is ranked No. 18, said in a post ...

Healthy Mariota learning new offense under Vrabel, LaFleur

By TERESA M. WALKER, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota ran to his right, looked to pass and found nobody open. So the Tennessee quarterback pump-faked, darted left and flew past rookie linebacker Harold Landry III. Yes, Mariota is looking very healthy in the opening ...

Kauai surfer rides ‘life-changing,’ eight-barrel wave off Namibia

By EDDIE PELLS The Associated Press To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate. To say he got lucky — that’s missing the point. Perched precariously on his surfboard, the 23-year-old from Kauai rode a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the ...

Kim wins John Deere Classic in runaway

By LUKE MEREDITH The Associated Press SILVIS, Ill. — Michael Kim didn’t just win his first PGA Tour event on Sunday. He dominated in a fashion never seen at TPC Deere Run. Kim’s prizes? A little over a million bucks, a two-year exemption on tour and a trip to the British Open. Kim ...

Tavares falls in Ultimate Fighter finale

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Israel Adesanya announced his arrival as a UFC middleweight contender with a dominant unanimous-decision victory over veteran and Oahu native Brad Tavares on Saturday night. In just his third UFC fight, Adesanya (14-0), a Nigerian-born ...

Holloway’s health scare underlines MMA’s inherent risks

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Max Griffin isn't proud of his reaction after he heard UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway dropped out of his fight against Brian Ortega with apparent symptoms of a concussion. “To me, we're fighters,” said Griffin, a UFC ...

Holloway out of UFC 226 title bout with concussion woes

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway’s representatives say he is dropping out of his title defense against Brian Ortega at UFC 226 this weekend due to apparent concussion symptoms. Holloway’s management team announced the decision in ...

Cardinals thump Kluber, Indians

By JASON L. YOUNG The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Matt Carpenter helped the St. Louis Cardinals beat two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber in a way no one has before, then he stuck around to make some history of his own. Carpenter homered twice, matched a career best with five hits ...

Kolten Wong hits another game-winner

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hawaii native Kolten Wong has a flair for the dramatic. Wong led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run off Richard Rodriguez, giving the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. “You see guys that in those big situations tend to have ...

Wie stellar in first round of US Women’s Open

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Michelle Wie was pleasantly surprised by the condition of Shoal Creek and pleased with her game after the first round of the U.S. Women's Open. The 2014 champion shot a 3-under 69 Thursday on a course that has been drenched in recent ...

Toledo captures second Oi Rio Pro title

The Maui News Brazil’s Filipe Toledo won the Oi Rio Pro on Friday in front of a thousands of fans at Saquarema in Rio de Janeiro. Toledo defeated Australia’s Wade Carmichael 17.10-8.00 in the final to claim his second World Surf League Championship Tour win in his home country and the ...

Wong’s walk-off homer lifts Cards over Cubs

By KURT VOIGT The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — For the St. Louis Cardinals, there’s more importance to their early season games with the Chicago Cubs this year than most seasons. The games are about St. Louis putting to rest any leftover doubts after a dismal 5-14 record against ...

Rolovich chides Oregon State for attempting to recruit UH players

The Associated Press University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich called out Oregon State on social media for sending recruiting materials to his current players. According to a post on Twitter, players received materials including invitations to the Beavers’ spring game. The ...

Wong homers in Cards victory, sweep of Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong and Paul DeJong homered, Mike Mikolas tossed seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals completed their second sweep of the woeful Cincinnati Reds this season with a 9-2 victory on Sunday. The Cardinals have won eight of nine overall and 11 in a row over ...

Rainbow Warriors upset No. 1 49ers in five sets

The Maui News Rado Parapunov had 19 kills and Stijn van Tilburg had 17 to lead the sixth-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to a 25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-11 victory Saturday over No. 1 Long Beach State on senior night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The Rainbow ...

Rainbow Warriors fall in 5 to undefeated 49ers

The Maui News The No. 1-ranked Long Beach State University men’s volleyball team fought off four match points in the fifth set to defeat No. 6 Hawaii 25-16, 17-25, 26-24, 25-27, 22-20 on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Hawaii saw its four-match win streak snapped ...

Holloway unable to make weight, out of title fight

Featherweight champion from Oahu had taken fight on six days’ notice By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press UFC has a new main event for its New York return. Al Iaquinta, a winner of five straight bouts, will step in and fight in the main event of UFC 223 today after Oahu’s Max Holloway ...