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Hawaii Sports

Hill tabbed as new UH baseball coach

The Maui News Rich Hill is the new head coach of the University of Hawaii baseball program, UH athletic director David Matlin announced Friday. Hill is the program’s third Division I head coach, following Les Murakami (1971-2000) and Mike Trapasso (2001-20). “I am beyond humbled ...

Alo, Sooners blast past Seminoles, force decisive Game 3 at WCWS

Campbell alum’s homer breaks single-season team record set by UH in 2010 The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Jocelyn Alo knew her hit was gone as soon as she made contact. The Oklahoma slugger from Hauula, Oahu, blasted a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning, and the Sooners beat ...

More comfortable Tua optimistic he’ll be much better in 2021

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — Tua Tagovailoa says his surgically repaired hip feels 10 times better than last year, and he looks different, too. He’s sporting a beard. “What do you think?” the Miami Dolphins quarterback said after a practice session Wednesday. ...

Florence injured in Australian event, hopes to heal in time for Olympics

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two-time world surfing champion John John Florence has a knee injury which he hopes won’t prevent him from representing the United States at the Tokyo Olympics. The 28-year-old from Oahu’s North Shore said today he was withdrawing from the remainder of the World ...

Ko pushes ahead at Kapolei in bid to end title drought

By ANN MILLER The Associated Press KAPOLEI, Oahu — Lydia Ko again put herself in position for her first win in three years, shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Lotte Championship. Nelly Korda, who went back and forth with Ko for the ...

Rainbow Wahine eliminated in Big West semifinals 64-52

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team was eliminated from the Big West Conference tournament Friday, falling 64-52 to top-seeded UC Davis in the semifinals in Las Vegas. Hawaii’s season ends at 9-8. The Aggies (12-2) took control of the game by outscoring ...

UH basketball teams earn big wins over UC Davis

The Maui News Justin Webster scored 17 points as the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team held off UC Davis for a pivotal 73-68 victory on Friday night in Davis, Calif. Mate Colina added 12 points for the Rainbow Warriors (11-8, 9-8 Big West Conference), who won their third ...

Kiner-Falefa confident as new Rangers shortstop

After stints at C and 3B, Honolulu native ready to prove he’s an elite SS By STEPHEN HAWKINS The Associated Press Isiah Kiner-Falefa has always been a shortstop, but first had to fake his confidence as a catcher and a third baseman for the Texas Rangers. After winning a Gold Glove ...

Madut, Bayles help Rainbow Warriors top Matadors 75-74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Junior Madut had a season-high 23 points and Biwali Bayles hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 22 seconds left as the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team narrowly beat Cal State Northridge 75-74 on Friday. Bayles finished with 12 points for the Rainbow Warriors ...

Rainbow Warriors held to season low in scoring, fall to Gauchos

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team saw its three-game winning streak snapped Friday night, losing to UC Santa Barbara 59-50 at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. James Jean-Marie scored 10 points — the only Rainbow Warrior to reach double ...

Wong, Brewers finalize $18M, two-year deal

By STEVE MEGARGEE The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Kolten Wong is leaving St. Louis behind but staying in the NL Central as the Milwaukee Brewers reshape the right side of their infield by adding a Gold Glove second baseman. Wong and the Brewers finalized their $18 million, two-year ...

Webster leads Rainbow Warriors to 84-68 rout of Cal Poly

The Maui News Justin Webster scored 20 points to lead the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team past Cal Poly 84-68 on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Mate Colina contributed 14 points and nine rebounds, Casdon Jardine also scored 14 and Junior ...

Rainbow Warriors fall short against Anteaters

The Maui News Brad Greene had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks, and UC Irvine held off the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 53-51 on Friday at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Casdon Jardine scored 14 points and James Jean-Marie added 12 to lead the ...

Rainbow Warriors lose to Roadrunners 60-55

The Maui News Shawn Stith scored 13 points and Taze Moore had 10 points and nine rebounds to lead Cal State Bakersfield to a 60-55 victory over the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team on Friday night at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Junior Madut had 12 ...

Taylor gets a break and a birdie, leads by two at Waialae

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Nick Taylor pitched in for eagle to get his round headed in the right direction, and he kept going until he finished with a good break and one last birdie for an 8-under 62 and a two-shot lead Friday in the Sony Open. It’s still as ...

UH holds off Riverside in Big West opener

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — James Jean-Marie had a career-high 24 points, including eight straight points during a critical stretch in the second half, as the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team edged past UC Riverside 88-83 on Friday. Junior Madut added 21 points and seven rebounds ...

Rainbow Warriors pull away to beat Sharks in season opener

The Maui News James Jean-Marie had 21 points and 11 rebounds off the bench as the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team began its season with an 83-50 victory over Hawaii Pacific on Friday night at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Mate Colina scored a ...

Blitz-happy Dolphins will try to slow Mahomes, Chiefs

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — The focus is on the matchup between Patrick Mahomes and Tua Tagovailoa, even though there’s no debating the Kansas City Chiefs have the better quarterback. The Miami Dolphins might have the superior defense, however, which lends intrigue ...

Tagovailoa questionable for Dolphins-Bengals game

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is questionable for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati because of a thumb injury that forced him to miss last week’s victory over the New York Jets. The Saint Louis School alum has been limited in practice since hurting the thumb on ...

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 ...