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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 ...

Tagovailoa is looking forward to going full speed in March

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Tua Tagovailoa climbed up a couple stairs, then walked to the podium without a hitch Tuesday. It was a promising start to a critical week. Eventually, the former Alabama quarterback who is a Saint Louis School graduate revealed what NFL scouts ...

Rainbow Warriors rally from 17-point deficit, beat Matadors 80-75

HONOLULU (AP) — Eddie Stansberry hit five 3-pointers and finished with 22 points, Zigmars Raimo scored 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat Cal State Northridge 80-75 on Saturday night at the Stan ...

Mariota helping Titans on, off field despite being benched

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in mid-October after a 2-4 start. Finding the No. 2 pick overall from the 2015 draft isn’t that hard during their amazing playoff run. Just keep an eye on the ...

Washington State hires Rolovich away from UH

By TIM BOOTH The Associated Press Nick Rolovich has left behind the beaches of Oahu for the wheat fields of the Palouse and the chance to see if his pass-happy, high-scoring style can work at Washington State. Rolovich was hired by Washington State on Tuesday, completing a whirlwind ...

Smith wins Sony Open after wild finish at Waialae

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Cameron Smith was running out of holes, but not hope. Smith was two shots behind with two holes to play in the steady rain Sunday at the Sony Open, and Brendan Steele had not shown any signs of cracking. Three holes later, Smith only had ...

More wind at Waialae, but no Thomas or Reed

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Different island, similar result. Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed finished the tournament with the same score. Only this was Friday at the Sony Open. There was no playoff, only a plane back to the Mainland. In wind that was vexing ...

With a baby on the way, Wie still has eye on golf

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Michelle Wie always thought if she ever had children, that would be the end of her golf career. Now she is more inspired than ever to return. Wie, who married Golden State Warriors executive Jonnie West in August, announced they are ...

Wie expecting first child this summer

The Associated Press Michelle Wie is expecting her first child — a girl — this summer. The often-injured golfer from Honolulu announced the news Thursday on Instagram. She married Jonnie West, the son of NBA great Jerry West, in August. “Babygirl, we love you so much already and ...

Heisman reunion: Five winners suit up for Ravens-Titans playoff

By DAVID GINSBURG The Associated Press OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The top prize for individual excellence in college football is the Heisman Trophy. For the first time in the Super Bowl era, five winners of that prestigious keepsake are expected to suit up in the same game, each in pursuit of ...