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Hawaii Sports

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 ...

Tagovailoa decides to enter NFL draft

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa put an end to the initial question about his future, announcing Monday that he is entering the NFL draft and closing the book on a college career that began with a splash and ended with a ...

Australia’s PM sorry for vacation amid wildfires

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologized Sunday for taking a family vacation in Hawaii as deadly bushfires raged across several states, destroying homes and claiming the lives of two volunteer firefighters. Morrison cut short a vacation with his wife and adult ...

Holloway loses featherweight belt to Volkanovski

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Max Holloway thought he’d done enough to successfully defend his UFC featherweight title for the fourth time. The judges thought otherwise. The mixed martial arts star from Waianae, Oahu, lost to Australian Alexander Volkanovski ...

UH’s season ends with Sweet 16 loss to Nebraska

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team’s resurgent season came to an end Friday as the 12th-seeded Rainbow Wahine lost to No. 5 seed Nebraska in three sets in an NCAA regional semifinal in Madison, Wis. Brooke Van Sickle recorded a career-high 14 kills to lead ...

Holloway, Nunes eager to show championship form at UFC 245

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — With a months-long barrage of trash talk and provocative posturing, Colby Covington and champion Kamaru Usman have infused their welterweight title bout at UFC 245 with political, racial and very personal overtones. Before they get in ...

Brown, No. 5 Beavers rout Rainbow Wahine

By GARY HOROWITZ The Associated Press CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State prides itself on defense, and that attribute was on full display against the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team. The No. 5 Beavers frustrated UH throughout and posted a 64-32 rout on Friday. The ...

Much on line for Boise State, UH in MWC title game

By TIM BOOTH The Associated Press For No. 19 Boise State, the stakes in the Mountain West Conference championship game are about more than a title. Winning also means a chance to get back into one of the elite New Year’s Six bowl games. For the University of Hawaii, the game is about ...

’Bows pull away to beat Bears in NCAA first round

UH to face San Diego today in rematch of early season meeting The Maui News Maybe it was a little rust, maybe some nerves. Regardless, the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team overcame some early struggles to overwhelm Northern Colorado on Friday night, earning a four-set ...

College or NFL? Tagovailoa still weighing options

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa said being assured he’d likely remain a high NFL draft pick could make “the biggest decision of my life” a little easier. The Alabama quarterback from Oahu is still weighing his options and going through rehab ...

Te‘o returns to Saints for high-stakes tilt vs. 49ers

By BRETT MARTEL The Associated Press METAIRIE, La. — Manti Te‘o has a new perspective on life and football. The New Orleans Saints could find out Sunday how Te‘o’s outlook affects his performance in a high-stakes clash with San Francisco that will decide who has the inside ...

UH takes on Army team seeking third straight win

By JOHN KEKIS The Associated Press It’s been almost a month since Army lost its fifth straight game. That narrow defeat to Air Force, however, is far in the rearview mirror. Two convincing victories since have given the Black Knights (5-6) new life as they await the Universiy of ...

Buggs’ 25 points lead UH past USF

The Maui News Drew Buggs scored a career-high 25 points, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team handed San Francisco its first loss of the season with an 85-75 win on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Buggs was 11 of 19 from the field, including 3 of 6 ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to Mean Green 66-60

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team’s comeback bid fell short Friday night as UH lost to North Texas 66-60 in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The Mean Green used an 18-point second quarter to take a 38-28 lead into ...

Rainbow Wahine go wire-to-wire, beat UTSA

The Maui News Lauren Rewers and Myrrah Joseph each scored 13 points, and the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team led wire-to-wire in a 62-50 victory over UT San Antonio in a Bank of Hawaii Classic game Friday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The Rainbow Wahine ...

UH claims Big West title with sweep of Beach

The Maui News In front of a sellout crowd on Senior Night, the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team sent fans home early and happy. The 18th-ranked Rainbow Wahine trailed for just two points the whole night in dispatching Long Beach State 25-18, 25-12, 25-20 on Friday night at ...

Tagovailoa’s parents send message of thanks for support after QB’s injury

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The parents of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa say the support the family has received “is nothing short of amazing.” Galu and Diane Tagovailoa issued a statement Tuesday through Alabama’s athletic department and on Facebook. Tua Tagovailoa had surgery ...

Tagovailoa’s prognosis ‘excellent’ after hip surgery

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s team surgeon said Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis was “excellent” after the quarterback underwent surgery to repair a dislocated hip, although there is no timeline for Tagovailoa’s recovery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa is expected to recover fully ...

Hip injury ends Tagovailoa’s season

Alabama QB set to have surgery today By PAUL JONES The Associated Press STARKVILLE, Miss. — What was planned to be the last series of the day for Tua Tagovailoa ended in the final play of his season — and maybe his Alabama career. The Crimson Tide’s star quarterback will miss ...