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Hawaii Sports

New Falcons QB Mariota eager to live up to expectations

By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press ATLANTA — Marcus Mariota has already addressed the most immediate issue with his new team. He’ll wear No. 1 for the Atlanta Falcons, not his usual No. 8. Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Pitts already had Mariota’s preferred number. The quarterback ...

Falcons trade QB Ryan to Colts, sign Mariota

BY MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts may have found another short-term answer at quarterback by trading for Matt Ryan. How much longer the soon-to-be 37-year-old, four-time Pro Bowler sticks around isn’t clear. On Monday, Indy acquired the ...

No. 2 Baylor overwhelms Rainbow Wahine 89-49 in NCAA first round

By SCHUYLER DIXON The Associated Press WACO, Texas — Jordan Lewis knew Baylor’s halftime lead was a little modest, and that Hawaii guard Amy Atwell was the reason. So she wasn’t surprised to hear what coach Nicki Collen had to say at the break. “The message was we gave up 20 ...

Rainbow Warriors rebound with sweep of UCSD

The Maui News Spyros Chakas had a team-high 15 kills — nearly unstoppable with a .700 hitting clip — and the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team swept past UC San Diego 25-22, 25-20, 25-19 on Friday in La Jolla, Calif. Jakob Thelle dished out 36 assists and Brett Sheward had ...

No. 3 Hawaii sweeps past Railsplitters

The Maui News Dimitrios Mouchlias had 10 kills and two aces to lead the third-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to a sweep of No. 15 Lincoln Memorial on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Spyros Chakas added nine kills, two blocks and two ...

UH completes three-match sweep of LIU

The Maui News The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team earned its third win over Long Island in four days Friday night, getting past the Sharks 25-18, 22-25, 25-15, 25-9 at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Filip Humler led the third-ranked Rainbow Warriors (10-2) ...

Matsuyama nears goal of most prolific Asian-born PGA Tour golfer

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Not long after Hideki Matsuyama delivered the best shot he never saw to cap off his improbable comeback in the Sony Open, his phone buzzed with a text from Shigeki Maruyama to remind him of a conversation long ago. Maruyama, a three-time ...

Matsuyama caps big rally with eagle to win Sony Open in playoff

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Five shots behind at the turn, Hideki Matsuyama figured all he could do was keep his head down and try to stay in the game Sunday in the Sony Open. And when he finally looked up, he couldn’t see one of the best shots of his ...

Graham resigns as UH football coach

Second-year coach had received heavy criticism over treatment of players HONOLULU (AP) — Todd Graham resigned as the University of Hawaii’s football coach Friday, stepping down amid controversy after completing the second year of a five-year contract. Graham resigned a week after ...

Defending champ Na fires 61, takes early lead at Sony Open

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Kevin Na felt such great control Thursday in the Sony Open that he matched his career low with a 9-under 61 and still found reason to be slightly disappointed. He had his sights on a sub-60 round, especially as the afternoon wind died, ...

Sony Open: Webb Simpson looks to atone for missing 3 favorite events

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Webb Simpson has been on the PGA Tour long enough and won enough to not be in a hurry. He was no less eager to fly to the middle of the Pacific for one week at the Sony Open. “I realized that when I got off the plane in Phoenix. ...

Rainbow Warriors take down Ramblers in 4

The Maui News Chaz Galloway had 12 kills and Dimitrio Mouchlias added 11 kills and four blocks to lead the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-16, 18-25, 25-14 win over Loyola-Chicago on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center in ...