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Hawaii Sports

AP source: Titans bench Mariota for Tannehill

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are making a change at quarterback in hopes of salvaging their season. Tennessee will start Ryan Tannehill at quarterback instead of Saint Louis School graduate Marcus Mariota on Sunday against the Los ...

Titans coach deciding whether to bench Mariota for Tannehill

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel is taking some time before deciding if Marcus Mariota remains his starter or the time has arrived to turn the Titans over to backup quarterback Ryan Tannehill. This isn’t a decision the ...

Mariota’s starting spot in flux after benching vs. Broncos

By PAT GRAHAM The Associated Press DENVER — Marcus Mariota was blasted, baffled and finally benched. Now, his starting spot is in limbo. The Tennessee Titans quarterback got the hook in the third quarter for his ragged play during a 16-0 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. ...

Despite loss of QB, Boise State handles UH 59-37

By JASON CHATRAW The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — After holding a competitive contest for the starting quarterback job, Boise State coach Bryan Harsin has insisted that the Broncos are well stocked at the position. Saturday night against the University of Hawaii and its high-powered ...

Cardinals score 10 runs in first, eliminate Braves 13-1

By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press ATLANTA — The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park. By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason ...

Mariota leads first-half surge as Titans top Falcons

By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press ATLANTA — Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans enjoyed a surge in confidence after returning to .500 and a share of the AFC South lead. For Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons, there is only frustration and despair at the bottom of the NFC ...

Rainbow Warriors destroy Wolf Pack

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Cole McDonald threw four touchdown passes, including three to Cedric Byrd II, and the University of Hawaii football team beat Nevada 54-3 on Saturday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams. McDonald completed 25 of 30 passes for 312 yards and Byrd had ...

Tagovailoa improves in football, if not Fortnite

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa is once again routinely putting up big numbers, making few mistakes and mostly sitting out the fourth quarters. The quarterback for second-ranked Alabama has remained efficient as ever and produced big plays and ...

Hellvig leads UH past Long Beach State

The Maui News Hanna Hellvig put down 17 kills to lead the 11th-ranked University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team to a four-set victory over Long Beach State on Friday in Long Beach, Calif. Norene Iosia had 20 assists and 15 digs, and Bailey Choy had 16 assists and six digs to guide ...

McDonald throws for four TDs, UH tops Central Arkansas 35-16

HONOLULU (AP) — Cole McDonald was 25-of-32 passing for 300 yards and four touchdowns, and the University of Hawaii football team beat Central Arkansas 35-16 on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Jared Smart had eight receptions for 121 yards — both career highs — and scored his first ...

Minshew, defense lead Jaguars past Tennessee

Mariota sacked nine times in 20-7 defeat By MARK LONG The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Minshew Mania is gaining momentum. Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars ...

Mariota, Titans look to fix early season issues

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota has looked at the tape, and the Tennessee Titans quarterback is ready to move on. Up next is a quick turnaround with the Titans visiting Jacksonville on Thursday, and a chance for Mariota and Tennessee to fix ...

No. 23 Huskies send Rainbow Warriors to first loss, 52-20

By TIM BOOTH The Associated Press SEATTLE — After just three plays, Hunter Bryant was celebrating in the end zone. Five plays later, it was Sean McGrew’s turn. And after another seven snaps, it was Puka Nacua catching his first collegiate pass for a touchdown. It didn’t take long ...

UH looks to go 3-0 against Pac-12 facing No. 23 Huskies

­By TIM BOOTH The Associated Press SEATTLE — Nick Rolovich is having some fun with the University of Hawaii football team’s start to the season to the point of tweeting a picture of the Rose Bowl logo. Why not? No team is dominating the Pac-12 quite like the Rainbow Warriors at ...

Rainbow Wahine improve to 8-0 with 4-set win over Utah Valley

The Maui News Hanna Hellvig had 17 kills, 17 digs and five blocks to lead the No. 18 University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team to a four-set victory over Utah Valley in an Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Volleyball Challenge match Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in ...

UH aims for second straight win over Pac-12 facing reeling Beavers

By KALANI TAKASE The Associated Press HONOLULU — Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith expected plenty of growth from his team coming off a 2-10 record last year and one game hasn’t done anything to change those expectations. The Beavers (0-1) will look to rebound from a season-opening ...

UH tops Sacramento State in first sweep of season

The Maui News Amber Igiede and Skyler Williams each had a team-leading nine kills as the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team earned its first sweep of the season Friday night, defeating Sacramento State in a Heineken Rainbow Wahine Invitational match at the Stan Sheriff Center in ...

Minor leaguer Numata dies after skateboard accident

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers minor league catcher Chace Numata of Pearl City, Oahu, died Monday, days after being injured in a skateboarding accident in Pennsylvania. He was 27. Numata’s family and the team announced the death. Numata, who was playing for Detroit’s Double-A Erie affiliate, ...

’Bows open with upset of No. 21 San Diego

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team started the season by knocking off a nationally ranked team. Oregon transfer Jolie Rasmussen had a team-high 19 kills as the Rainbow Wahine came back from a 2-1 deficit to beat No. 21 San Diego in five sets in a Hawaiian ...