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Hawaii Sports

Minor leaguer Numata dies after skateboard accident

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers minor league catcher Chace Numata of Pearl City, Oahu, died Monday, days after being injured in a skateboarding accident in Pennsylvania. He was 27. Numata’s family and the team announced the death. Numata, who was playing for Detroit’s Double-A Erie affiliate, ...

’Bows open with upset of No. 21 San Diego

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team started the season by knocking off a nationally ranked team. Oregon transfer Jolie Rasmussen had a team-high 19 kills as the Rainbow Wahine came back from a 2-1 deficit to beat No. 21 San Diego in five sets in a Hawaiian ...

Mariota, Winston, Carr among QBs in prove-it years

By JOSH DUBOW The Associated Press ALAMEDA, Calif. — While outsiders keep speculating when the Oakland Raiders will cut ties with Derek Carr and search for a new franchise quarterback, Carr tunes out all the outside noise. He ignored all the pre-draft talk whether the Raiders would ...

Byrd’s four touchdown catches lead UH over Arizona

Rainbow Warriors hold on for 45-38 victory despite six turnovers By KALANI TAKASE The Associated Press HONOLULU — Cedric Byrd is developing quite the knack for fast starts. Senior wide receiver hauled in four touchdown passes to help the University of Hawaii football team escape ...

UH-Arizona matchup promises offensive fireworks

McDonald, Taylor put up big numbers in ’18 By KALANI TAKASE The Associated Press HONOLULU — Arizona’s season-opening matchup against the University of Hawaii will be a study in contrasting offensive styles. While both teams ranked in the top 50 nationally in total offense in ...

Cowboys edge Rams at Aloha Stadium

By KALANI TAKASE The Associated Press HONOLULU — Dak Prescott appears ready for the regular season, with or without Ezekiel Elliott. The Dallas quarterback completed all five of his pass attempts in his only series, and the Cowboys came away with a 14-10 victory over the Los Angeles ...

Holloway overwhelms Edgar at UFC 240

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Reigning featherweight champ Max Holloway defended his belt Saturday, overwhelming former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar at UFC 240. Holloway (21-4-0) won a unanimous five-round decision. The 27-year-old from Waianae, Oahu, kept Edgar at a distance throughout ...

Tagovailoa: Tide learned from title loss

The Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. — It’s easier for Alabama to be humble now. The Crimson Tide can thank Clemson for that, at least. There’s nothing like a 44-16 drubbing in the national championship game to strip away any feelings of invincibility and self-satisfaction that come ...

Yamamoto, Marlins top slumping Padres

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — Marlins rookie Jordan Yamamoto won with less than his best to stay unbeaten, while the San Diego Padres lost again to reach a new low. The Saint Louis School graduate needed 99 pitches to get through five innings but gave up only two earned ...

UH says 21-year-old linebacker has died

By CALEB JONES The Associated Press HONOLULU — A University of Hawaii football player has died. Linebacker Scheyenne Sanitoa died on July 4, the school said in a statement Friday. He was 21. Teammates were brought together Friday morning to discuss the death, and campus counselors ...

Wie to take off rest of the season

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Wie says she’ll take a break for the rest of the year to try to get healthy. Wie had surgery on her right hand in October and tried to return in February, completing one tournament. She sat out a month and returned to the LPGA Tour’s first major and to her ...

3-for-3: Yamamoto picks up another win, helps Marlins down Phillies 6-4

By AARON BRACY The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Manager Don Mattingly likes the progress he is seeing from the rebuilding Marlins. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler thinks he has the right pieces, too — even if that’s a tough sell right now to frustrated fans in ...

Pro Golf

WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Friday’s Second-Round Leaders At Chaska, Minn. Hannah Green 68-69—137 -7 Ariya Jutanugarn 70-70—140 -4 Lydia Ko 71-70—141 -3 Sung Hyun Park 70-71—141 -3 Nelly Korda 72-70—142 -2 Angel Yin 71-71—142 -2 Nuria Iturrioz 73-70—143 -1 Jimin Kang ...

Yamamoto continues torrid start, leads Marlins to shutout of Cards

By WARREN MAYES The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — In his first two starts, Saint Louis School graduate Jordan Yamamoto has done things that have been accomplished once, or not at all, in the past century. It’s been a dream debut for the 23-year-old rookie from Hawaii, who was acquired ...

Wie withdraws from US Women’s Open

The Maui News Michelle Wie, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open champion, announced on her instagram feed Friday that she has withdrawn from the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open slated for next week. Wie, 29, a Punahou School graduate, cited her ongoing recovery from wrist surgery as the reason for the ...

‘Let it ride’

Mariota heads into final season of rookie deal with Titans without extension By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Marcus Mariota hasn’t changed anything about how he prepares for this season. That includes no talk ...

Bucks rout Raptors for 2-0 lead

Antetokounmpo has 30 points, 17 rebounds as Milwaukee moves within two wins of NBA Finals By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, ...