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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, ...

Former UH football coach Tomey dies at 80

The Maui News and The Associated Press Former University of Hawaii head football coach Dick Tomey has died at the age of 80. Tomey, who was also the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, died surrounded by family Friday night in Tucson, his family said. He was ...

Ursua drafted by Seahawks in seventh round

The Maui News University of Hawaii slotback John Ursua was selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, going 236th overall to the Seattle Seahawks. Ursua, a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award and finalist for Polynesian Player of the Year in 2018, was the nation’s ...

UH’s Tavai drafted by Lions in second round

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jahlani Tavai is going from Rainbow Warrior green to Honolulu blue. The University of Hawaii linebacker was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday. Tavai was taken with the No. 43rd overall pick, tying him with linebacker ...

Holloway loses to Poirier in bid for second belt

By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press ATLANTA — Dustin Poirier bloodied Max Holloway and won a unanimous decision for the UFC interim lightweight title on Saturday night, denying Holloway his chance to become only the fourth fighter to hold two belts at the same time. Holloway, the ...

Holloway moving up for chance to win second belt at UFC 236

By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press ATLANTA — Max Holloway believes the path to recognition as the best pound-for-pound fighter in UFC goes through the lightweight division. That means a move up in weight class. Holloway says he will let his featherweight championship belt “bake a ...

Cardinals top sloppy Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Down four on the road late against a team feeding off the adrenaline of its home opener, the St. Louis Cardinals waited patiently for the buzz to wear off. When it did, they pounced. Kolten Wong, a former University of Hawaii player from Hilo, hit a ...

Rainbow Wahine lose to Gaels in WNIT first round

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end Friday with a 67-43 loss to Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif. Amy Atwell scored 12 points to lead the Rainbow Wahine, who finish with a 15-17 record. UH led 15-14 after the first quarter, but ...

Wong comfortable in role with Cardinals

The Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. — Going into spring training, St. Louis manager Mike Shildt delivered the message second baseman Kolten Wong always wanted to hear. Wong wouldn’t have to prove himself. He didn’t have to be perfect. The former University of Hawaii standout from ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to Aggies in Big West final

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Morgan Bertsch scored 24 points, Cierra Hall added 14 and UC Davis rallied from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to defeat the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team 58-50 on Saturday and win the Big West Conference tournament. The Aggies (25-6) — who are ...

Thomas plays matchmaker for newly engaged Wie, West

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Calif. — Major champion. FedEx Cup champion. And now Justin Thomas has another title. Matchmaker for Michelle Wie and Jonnie West. Wie, a former U.S. Women’s Open champion from Honolulu, revealed on Instagram this week she was ...

Rainbow Wahine edge Matadors, secure No. 2 seed

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team held off Cal State Northidge for a 69-68 win in Northridge, Calif., on Saturday, securing the No. 2 seed for this week’s Big West Conference tournament. The Rainbow Wahine (14-15, 10-6 Big West) ended the regular season on ...

Stepteau leads UH to win over Fullerton

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Brocke Stepteau had 21 points to lead the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team to a 71-59 win over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. Zigmars Raimo had 12 points, while Drew Buggs added seven rebounds for the Rainbow Warriors (18-12, 9-7 Big West Conference), ...

Rainbow Warriors rally past Aggies

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Brocke Stepteau scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team exploded for 51-second half points to beat UC Davis 76-69 on Thursday to end a three-game losing streak. UC Davis led 36-25 at intermission and extended the margin to ...

Northridge spoils UH’s Senior Night, 84-73

The Maui News Terrell Gomez scored 32 points as Cal State Northridge spoiled Senior Night for the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team by defeating the Rainbow Warriors 84-73 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Jack Purchase led UH (16-12, 7-7 Big West ...

Rainbow Wahine rout Titans in home finale

The Maui News Courtney Middap scored 14 points to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 70-55 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Leah Salanoa added 11 points and Amy Atwell had 10 points and eight rebounds for the ...

NCAA proposes replay tweak to targeting, 2-pt OT shootouts

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press The NCAA football rules committee announced several proposed changes Friday, including giving replay officials more leeway to overturn targeting penalties and requiring games reaching a fifth overtime to be decided by alternating 2-point conversion ...