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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 ...

AP source: Tagovailoa signs $30M, 4-year deal

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — Now Tua Tagovailoa can pay for that Cadillac Escalade he gave his mom. The new Miami Dolphins quarterback signed a $30.275 million, four-year guaranteed contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on ...

Dolphins’ Tagovailoa knows where he’ll play, but when?

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — Tua Tagovailoa has been dogged for months by uncertainty, upheaval and close calls, from a career-threatening injury to an encounter with a tornado. Now he knows where he’ll play next. He still doesn’t know when. The Miami Dolphins ...

Agent: Tua healthy, will be ready for camp

By ROB MAADDI The Associated Press Tua Tagovailoa’s agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp. Tagovailoa held a virtual pro day with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer on Thursday after the former Alabama star’s personal pro day was canceled ...

Buckner’s belated birthday celebration begins with Indy

By MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — DeForest Buckner found out the day before his 26th birthday he was being traded to Indianapolis. The Punahou School alum celebrated the day after by becoming the second-highest paid defensive tackle in the NFL. Buckner ...

AP source: Mariota agrees to contract with Raiders

By JOSH DUBOW The Associated Press ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed on a contract with free agent quarterback Marcus Mariota to provide an experienced backup behind starter Derek Carr. A person familiar with the negotiations said Monday the Raiders reached a deal ...

Bryans win their final Davis Cup match to put US in finals

HONOLULU (AP)—Bob and Mike Bryan won the final Davis Cup match of their brilliant career to advance the United States into the final, beating Uzbekistan’s Sanjar Fayziev and Denis Istomin 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday. The victory gave the United States an insurmountable 3-0 lead. The ...

Hawaii All Stars win in Las Vegas

A Hawaii All Stars cheerleading team won the title of Division One Grand Champion at the JAMZ All Star Cheer Nationals at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., on Feb. 17. The International Junior Level 3 Krush Team scored a 98.11 to top 143 teams in the competition. This is the first time a ...