Hawaii Sports

Kolten Wong hits another game-winner

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hawaii native Kolten Wong has a flair for the dramatic. Wong led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run off Richard Rodriguez, giving the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. “You see guys that in those big situations tend to have ...

Wie stellar in first round of US Women’s Open

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Michelle Wie was pleasantly surprised by the condition of Shoal Creek and pleased with her game after the first round of the U.S. Women's Open. The 2014 champion shot a 3-under 69 Thursday on a course that has been drenched in recent ...

Toledo captures second Oi Rio Pro title

The Maui News Brazil’s Filipe Toledo won the Oi Rio Pro on Friday in front of a thousands of fans at Saquarema in Rio de Janeiro. Toledo defeated Australia’s Wade Carmichael 17.10-8.00 in the final to claim his second World Surf League Championship Tour win in his home country and the ...

Wong’s walk-off homer lifts Cards over Cubs

By KURT VOIGT The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — For the St. Louis Cardinals, there’s more importance to their early season games with the Chicago Cubs this year than most seasons. The games are about St. Louis putting to rest any leftover doubts after a dismal 5-14 record against ...

Rolovich chides Oregon State for attempting to recruit UH players

The Associated Press University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich called out Oregon State on social media for sending recruiting materials to his current players. According to a post on Twitter, players received materials including invitations to the Beavers’ spring game. The ...

Wong homers in Cards victory, sweep of Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong and Paul DeJong homered, Mike Mikolas tossed seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals completed their second sweep of the woeful Cincinnati Reds this season with a 9-2 victory on Sunday. The Cardinals have won eight of nine overall and 11 in a row over ...

Rainbow Warriors upset No. 1 49ers in five sets

The Maui News Rado Parapunov had 19 kills and Stijn van Tilburg had 17 to lead the sixth-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to a 25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-11 victory Saturday over No. 1 Long Beach State on senior night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The Rainbow ...

Rainbow Warriors fall in 5 to undefeated 49ers

The Maui News The No. 1-ranked Long Beach State University men’s volleyball team fought off four match points in the fifth set to defeat No. 6 Hawaii 25-16, 17-25, 26-24, 25-27, 22-20 on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Hawaii saw its four-match win streak snapped ...

Holloway unable to make weight, out of title fight

Featherweight champion from Oahu had taken fight on six days’ notice By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press UFC has a new main event for its New York return. Al Iaquinta, a winner of five straight bouts, will step in and fight in the main event of UFC 223 today after Oahu’s Max Holloway ...

Tagovailoa resumes throwing after injury

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is back throwing in practice. The Saint Louis School graduate made some throws and handoffs Tuesday after injuring a finger on his left, throwing hand in the Crimson Tide’s first spring practice. Coach Nick Saban says Tagovailoa ...

Ex-UH player Wright suspended under domestic violence policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy following his arrest on Dec. 8. The former University of Hawaii pitcher publicly apologized to his wife, Shannon, after baseball Commissioner Rob ...

Wong working on being more aggressive on bases

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Kolten Wong has six steals during spring training — two shy of his total during the 2017 season. “I figure if I can get into that rhythm now, I won’t be able to lose it too fast when the season starts,” the St. Louis Cardinals second baseman from Hilo said. ...

Tagovailoa hurts thumb in first spring practice

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s quarterback competition could be on hold, at least briefly. The defending national champion Crimson Tide opened spring practice Tuesday with an intriguing battle between two-year starter Jalen Hurts, who’s 26-2 in that ...

Move over, Chaminade

UMBC stuns Virginia to become first 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 By STEVE REED, The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jairus Lyles couldn’t suppress a smile, knowing that a school known more for chess than hoops had finally made it happen — a 16 ousting a 1 in March Madness. The ...

Fresh off first win since 2014, Wie looking to remain healthy

By JOHN NICHOLSON The Associated Press PHOENIX — Michelle Wie is trying to have fun — and stay healthy. “My goal is to play the whole year and not to take an extended break during the season,” Wie said at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. “That would be my whole goal. Keep my organs ...

Clippers will return to Hawaii

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers will return to Hawaii for training camp next season for the second straight year. The team will travel to Honolulu in late September and hold camp at the University of Hawaii. Details and dates will be announced at a later time. The club spent ...

UH falls in Big West quarterfinal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Evan Leonard scored 24 points, Max Hazzard added 15, including the game-winning jumper with seven seconds left, and UC Irvine rallied to beat the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 68-67 in a Big West Conference tournament quarterfinal Thursday. Sixth-seeded ...

Wie sinks long putt in tourney win

SINGAPORE (AP) — Michelle Wie of Honolulu holed a 36-foot putt from off the green on the final hole to win the Women’s World Championship by one stroke on Sunday and capture her first LPGA tournament since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open. With four players in contention to win on the last ...

UH caps regular season with victory

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Gibson Johnson and Drew Buggs scored 15 points apiece and teamed up for back-to-back 3 pointers to break open a tense game, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team held off Cal State Fullerton 68-60 in a regular-season finale Saturday. The Rainbow ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to Mustangs on Senior Night

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball rallied from a 16-point, first-half deficit but was unable to fend off Cal Poly, losing 67-61 on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The loss was the Rainbow Wahine’s first in a decade on Senior Night. Senior ...