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Hawaii Sports

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 ...

Matsuyama caps big rally with eagle to win Sony Open in playoff

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Five shots behind at the turn, Hideki Matsuyama figured all he could do was keep his head down and try to stay in the game Sunday in the Sony Open. And when he finally looked up, he couldn’t see one of the best shots of his ...

Graham resigns as UH football coach

Second-year coach had received heavy criticism over treatment of players HONOLULU (AP) — Todd Graham resigned as the University of Hawaii’s football coach Friday, stepping down amid controversy after completing the second year of a five-year contract. Graham resigned a week after ...

Defending champ Na fires 61, takes early lead at Sony Open

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Kevin Na felt such great control Thursday in the Sony Open that he matched his career low with a 9-under 61 and still found reason to be slightly disappointed. He had his sights on a sub-60 round, especially as the afternoon wind died, ...

Sony Open: Webb Simpson looks to atone for missing 3 favorite events

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Webb Simpson has been on the PGA Tour long enough and won enough to not be in a hurry. He was no less eager to fly to the middle of the Pacific for one week at the Sony Open. “I realized that when I got off the plane in Phoenix. ...

Rainbow Warriors take down Ramblers in 4

The Maui News Chaz Galloway had 12 kills and Dimitrio Mouchlias added 11 kills and four blocks to lead the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-16, 18-25, 25-14 win over Loyola-Chicago on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center in ...

Waddle shines, Dolphins beat Saints for seventh straight win

By BRETT MARTEL The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A Dolphins defense that intercepted Saints rookie Ian Book twice and sacked him eight times was probably enough to push Miami’s winning streak to seven games. Miami also got a big lift from rookie sensation Jaylen Waddle to ...

Rainbow Warriors pull out of Diamond Head Classic due to COVID, injuries

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team withdrew from its Christmas day game against Northern Iowa on Friday, citing injuries and COVID-related issues. The Rainbow Warriors (4-5) were scheduled to play the Panthers (4-7) in the seventh-place game of the Diamond Head ...

Rainbow Wahine outlast Mississippi State in five, into NCAA second round

The Maui News Amber Igiede had 18 kills and Brooke Van Sickle had 16 kills and 14 digs as the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team rallied and then held off No. 23 Mississippi State in five sets Friday in an NCAA Tournament first-round match in Seattle. Skyler Williams added 12 ...

UH accepts invite to Hawaii Bowl, to face Memphis

The Maui News The University of Hawaii has accepted an invitation to play in the EasyPost Hawaii Bowl, the school announced Friday. The Rainbow Warriors (6-7) are set to take on Memphis (6-6) in the game set for 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve at UH’s Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. The ...

Rainbow Wahine clinch Big West championship

UH ROUNDUP The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team defeated Cal State Northridge in four sets in Honolulu on Friday night, securing its 10th Big West Conference championship and 26th conference title overall. Amber Igiede had 16 kills and Brooke Van Sickle ...

UH takes down Cal State Bakersfield in 4

The Maui News Amber Igiede had 20 kills while hitting .531 to lead the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team to a 26-24, 24-26, 25-22, 25-19 victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Friday in Bakersfield, Calif. Fellow middle Skyler Williams added 16 kills — hitting .538 — and a ...

Rainbow Wahine outscored 31-17 in fourth, fall to Pilots

The Maui News Despite a career-high 30 points from Amy Atwell, the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team dropped to 0-3 after a 91-77 loss to Portland on Friday night in the Bank of Hawaii Classic in Honolulu. The game was tied at 60 going in the fourth quarter before the Pilots ...

Igiede leads UH sweep of UCI

The Maui News Amber Igiede had a career-high 17 kills and five blocks to lead the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team to a sweep of UC Irvine on Friday night in Honolulu. Igiede had no errors in 27 attempts to hit .630 and also had an ace as the Rainbow Wahine won 25-18, 25-15, ...

Rainbow Wahine win fourth in a row, sweep Titans

The Maui News Brooke Van Sickle had a match-high 16 kills, and the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team won its fourth straight match with a sweep of Cal State Fullerton on Friday in Fullerton, Calif. Riley Wagoner added 10 kills and 13 digs for the Rainbow Wahine (15-6, 12-1 ...

UH sweeps UC Davis

The Maui News Brooke Van Sickle smacked 12 kills and Martyna Leoniak added 10 to lead the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-7, 25-22 win over UC Davis on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Rainbow Wahine improved to 13-6 overall and 10-1 in the Big ...

As NFL trade deadline looms, Dolphins say Tua is our quarterback

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The story line has not changed over the last couple of months, nor did Miami coach Brian Flores’ answer on Friday from when he was first asked about the future of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa months ago. “Tua’s our ...

Washington State coach Rolovich fired for refusing COVID vaccine

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job ...

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 ...