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Dolphins’ Tagovailoa questionable for Jets due to sore thumb

NFL NOTES The Associated Press Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is questionable for Sunday’s game at the New York Jets because of a sore thumb on his throwing hand. Tagovailoa hurt his left thumb in practice and was limited for the third day in a row Friday. “He’s a ...

Bell, Aztecs run away with 34-10 victory over Warriors

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Greg Bell ran for a career-high 160 yards and two touchdowns, and San Diego State defeated the University of Hawaii 34-10 on Saturday. Bell became the first player in school history to open his SDSU career with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games. The Nebraska ...

Rolovich names Saint Louis grad de Laura Cougars’ starting QB

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Freshman Jayden de Laura has been named the starting quarterback for Washington State when the Cougars open their season at Oregon State on Saturday, first-year coach Nick Rolovich said. “Jayden’s going to take the first snap for us at Oregon State,” Rolovich ...

Big plays help Tua win first NFL start

Tagovailoa goes 12 of 22 for 93 yards, tosses first career TD pass in Dolphins’ 28-17 win over Rams By PAUL GEREFFI The Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — On the sideline, Tua Tagovailoa showed plenty of moves. The rookie quarterback from Ewa Beach, Oahu, entertained those ...

Wyoming runs past Hawaii, Warriors struggle on road

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Xazavian Valladay and Trey Smith each rushed for 85-plus yards and two touchdowns, and Wyoming cruised past Hawaii 31-7 on Friday night. Valladay carried it 32 times for 163 yards and Smith gained 89 yards on 20 runs for Wyoming (1-1, 1-1 Mountain West), which has won ...

As first NFL start looms, Tua says he’s not caught up in hype

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — Tua Tagovailoa’s days as a student were recent enough that he remembers how to cram for a test, which is what he has been doing lately. Newly promoted to the starting job with the Miami Dolphins, Tagovailoa didn’t spend last weekend ...

Hawaii Bowl canceled by ESPN due to pandemic

The Associated Press The Hawaii and Bahamas bowls were canceled by ESPN Events on Friday because of the pandemic and related travel restrictions. The games are typically played in December and are two of 17 owned and operated by ESPN. The cancellation brings the total number of postseason ...

Winston, Mariota hope backup stints revive their careers

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota should be entering the primes of their careers right now. The top two picks in the 2015 draft were expected to be the faces of the franchise in Tampa Bay and Tennessee, and the star quarterbacks. Instead they are entering their sixth seasons in the NFL as ...

Wong caps ninth-inning rally, lifts Cardinals to victory over Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong hit an RBI single and the St. Louis Cardinals returned to Busch Stadium with a rousing rally, scoring three runs in the ninth inning to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Thursday night. St. Louis played its first home game since July 26. The Cardinals were idle for ...

Dolphins’ Tagovailoa is a playful, willing backup — for now

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI — Tua Tagovailoa was easy to identify Thursday even though he wore teammate Ryan Fitzpatrick’s jersey and a mask to his first media session of training camp. The mask was protective, and in a way the jersey was, too. Tagovailoa is happy to ...

Maryland QB Josh Jackson opts out, Tagovailoa immediately eligible

By DAVID GINSBURG The Associated Press Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position. Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not ...

Dolphins QB Tagovailoa gets OK to practice without restrictions

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa passed his physical when he reported to Miami Dolphins training camp and will practice without restrictions as he begins his bid to overtake veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job. The all-clear will ...

Wie West going to next year’s Solheim Cup as assistant captain

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press Already a new mom, Michelle Wie West now has another new job. She was appointed Thursday to be one of Pat Hurst’s assistant captains for the Solheim Cup next year in Ohio. “Just ecstatic,” Wie West said. She married Golden State Warriors ...

Volkanovski defeats Holloway by split decision

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday. Alexander Volkanovski retained his featherweight title with a narrow split decision over Oahu resident Max ...

Pac-12 joins Big Ten in eliminating nonconference games

UH was to have played Arizona, UCLA, Oregon By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated Press The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that leaves the University of Hawaii football ...

Wie West gives birth to daughter

The Associated Press Michelle Wie West now has a little one of her own. The former U.S. Women’s Open champion announced on Instagram that she and her husband, Golden State Warriors executive Jonnie West, are parents of a daughter born Friday. “Kenna baby, I have waited my entire ...

Tagovailoa a rarity in the NFL

When Tua Tagovailoa signed his rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins, the left-handed quarterback from Alabama didn’t have to worry about smudging his signature. He signed the documents with his right hand. Yes, the NFL’s latest lefty QB is a natural right-hander, one whose father, ...

Taulia Tagovailoa transferring from Alabama to Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Taulia Tagovailoa, a backup quarterback at Alabama behind star brother Tua Tagovailoa, is transferring to Maryland. He announced the decision Friday on Twitter. “This decision was not easy & has been prayed on non stop. Thank you to my Pastors & my ...

Pandemic has Dolphins’ Tua-Wilson tandem on hold

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — Miami Dolphins newcomer Tua Tagovailoa is starting to connect with his receivers. And for now, veteran wideout Albert Wilson said, long-distance hookups with the rookie quarterback will have to do. The night Tagovailoa was drafted last ...