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Hawaii Sports

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 ...

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 ...