Hawaii Sports

Tagovailoa: Tide learned from title loss

The Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. — It’s easier for Alabama to be humble now. The Crimson Tide can thank Clemson for that, at least. There’s nothing like a 44-16 drubbing in the national championship game to strip away any feelings of invincibility and self-satisfaction that come ...

Yamamoto, Marlins top slumping Padres

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — Marlins rookie Jordan Yamamoto won with less than his best to stay unbeaten, while the San Diego Padres lost again to reach a new low. The Saint Louis School graduate needed 99 pitches to get through five innings but gave up only two earned ...

UH says 21-year-old linebacker has died

By CALEB JONES The Associated Press HONOLULU — A University of Hawaii football player has died. Linebacker Scheyenne Sanitoa died on July 4, the school said in a statement Friday. He was 21. Teammates were brought together Friday morning to discuss the death, and campus counselors ...

Wie to take off rest of the season

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Wie says she’ll take a break for the rest of the year to try to get healthy. Wie had surgery on her right hand in October and tried to return in February, completing one tournament. She sat out a month and returned to the LPGA Tour’s first major and to her ...

3-for-3: Yamamoto picks up another win, helps Marlins down Phillies 6-4

By AARON BRACY The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Manager Don Mattingly likes the progress he is seeing from the rebuilding Marlins. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler thinks he has the right pieces, too — even if that’s a tough sell right now to frustrated fans in ...

Pro Golf

WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Friday’s Second-Round Leaders At Chaska, Minn. Hannah Green 68-69—137 -7 Ariya Jutanugarn 70-70—140 -4 Lydia Ko 71-70—141 -3 Sung Hyun Park 70-71—141 -3 Nelly Korda 72-70—142 -2 Angel Yin 71-71—142 -2 Nuria Iturrioz 73-70—143 -1 Jimin Kang ...

Yamamoto continues torrid start, leads Marlins to shutout of Cards

By WARREN MAYES The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — In his first two starts, Saint Louis School graduate Jordan Yamamoto has done things that have been accomplished once, or not at all, in the past century. It’s been a dream debut for the 23-year-old rookie from Hawaii, who was acquired ...

Wie withdraws from US Women’s Open

The Maui News Michelle Wie, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open champion, announced on her instagram feed Friday that she has withdrawn from the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open slated for next week. Wie, 29, a Punahou School graduate, cited her ongoing recovery from wrist surgery as the reason for the ...

‘Let it ride’

Mariota heads into final season of rookie deal with Titans without extension By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Marcus Mariota hasn’t changed anything about how he prepares for this season. That includes no talk ...

Bucks rout Raptors for 2-0 lead

Antetokounmpo has 30 points, 17 rebounds as Milwaukee moves within two wins of NBA Finals By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, ...

Former UH football coach Tomey dies at 80

The Maui News and The Associated Press Former University of Hawaii head football coach Dick Tomey has died at the age of 80. Tomey, who was also the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, died surrounded by family Friday night in Tucson, his family said. He was ...

Ursua drafted by Seahawks in seventh round

The Maui News University of Hawaii slotback John Ursua was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, going 236th overall to the Seattle Seahawks. Ursua, a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award and finalist for Polynesian Player of the Year in 2018, was the nation’s ...

UH’s Tavai drafted by Lions in second round

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jahlani Tavai is going from Rainbow Warrior green to Honolulu blue. The University of Hawaii linebacker was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday. Tavai was taken with the No. 43rd overall pick, tying him with linebacker ...

Holloway loses to Poirier in bid for second belt

By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press ATLANTA — Dustin Poirier bloodied Max Holloway and won a unanimous decision for the UFC interim lightweight title on Saturday night, denying Holloway his chance to become only the fourth fighter to hold two belts at the same time. Holloway, the ...

Holloway moving up for chance to win second belt at UFC 236

By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press ATLANTA — Max Holloway believes the path to recognition as the best pound-for-pound fighter in UFC goes through the lightweight division. That means a move up in weight class. Holloway says he will let his featherweight championship belt “bake a ...

Cardinals top sloppy Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Down four on the road late against a team feeding off the adrenaline of its home opener, the St. Louis Cardinals waited patiently for the buzz to wear off. When it did, they pounced. Kolten Wong, a former University of Hawaii player from Hilo, hit a ...

Rainbow Wahine lose to Gaels in WNIT first round

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end Friday with a 67-43 loss to Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif. Amy Atwell scored 12 points to lead the Rainbow Wahine, who finish with a 15-17 record. UH led 15-14 after the first quarter, but ...