Hawaii Sports

Utah snaps UH’s 3-game winning streak

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball had its three-game winning streak ended on Friday in a 73-48 loss to Utah in the final of the Duel in the Desert tournament in Las Vegas. Utah (11-0) shot 25-for-53 (47.3 percent) from the floor and 8-for-20 from the 3-point ...

Ohio State gets first big W for new coach Day on signing day

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press Zach Harrison is one of the most highly touted recruits in the country, and he goes to high school 15 miles from Ohio State. Yet not until Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, did the 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end commit to the ...

Tagovailoa predicts he will be ‘100 percent’ by Orange Bowl

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa is optimistic that he will be fully recovered from ankle surgery and ready to play in the Orange Bowl. The Alabama quarterback out of Saint Louis School and Heisman Trophy runner-up said his left ankle will be just ...

Teammates, coaches praise Mariota for ‘big-time’ block

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Derrick Henry heard Marcus Mariota throw his shoulder into Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to clear the corner for the Titans running back. Tennessee safety Kevin Byard saw the block from the sideline. Watching replays ...

Saban says Tua ‘probably ahead of schedule’ in injury recovery

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is “probably ahead of schedule” in recovering from an ankle surgery. The Heisman Trophy runner-up from Ewa Beach, Oahu, has been practicing for the top-ranked Crimson Tide, which began preparations Friday ...

Brazil’s Medina claims WSL world championship

First photo: Gabriel Medina of Brazil competes during finals day of the Billabong Pipe Masters on Monday on Oahu’s North Shore. Medina claimed his second world title when he won his semifinal heat over Jordy Smith, and then defeated Australian Julian Wilson — who had been his challenger for ...

Slater’s big heat ends Toledo’s run at world title

Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater competes during the second round of the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons — the last stop on the World Surf League Championship Tour and the Vans Triple Crown — on Sunday on Oahu’s North Shore. Slater won his heat and then played ...

Macfarlane submits Letourneau, retains title at Bellator 213

The Maui News Women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane of Oahu defeated Valerie Letourneau by submission in the third round of their main event title fight at Bellator 213 on Saturday night at Neal Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. After two close rounds, Macfarlane (9-0) took ...

Bellator takes over Blaisdell

Women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (left) and challenger Valerie Letourneau pose in front of Bellator president Scott Coker during Friday’s weigh-in for Bellator 213, set for today at Neal Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. MacFarlane (8-0), a Punahou School graduate, weighed in at ...

Tagovailoa is early favorite for 2019 Heisman, but who will challenge him?

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray. Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback ...

Rainbow Warriors pull away from Vulcans

HONOLULU (AP) — Eddie Stansberry hit five of 10 shots from 3-point range and finished with 19 points, Drew Buggs had 16 points and seven assists, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat Division II Hawaii Hilo 82-75 Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Zigmars Raimo ...

Murray edges Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press NEW YORK — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won ...

Holloway beats Ortega by TKO to retain belt

TORONTO (AP) — Featherweight champion Max Holloway stopped top contender Brian Ortega by TKO at UFC 231 on Saturday night. The fight was stopped by the doctor after four rounds. Ortega’s left eye was almost closed, his face bloodied. The skills of Holloway, who was returning from an ...

Stock soared for Heisman Trophy finalists

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press NEW YORK — Tua Tagovailoa rolled across the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a black scooter with a little Alabama sticker on the front, his sprained left ankle in a gray plastic boot, safely propped up as he pushed off with his right ...

Tagovailoa wins Maxwell, Walter Camp awards

The Associated Press Alabama quarterback Tua Tago­vailoa topped Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, winning the Maxwell Award at ESPN’s College Football Awards show in Atlanta shortly after being named the recipient of the Walter Camp ...

Tagovailoa one of three Heisman Trophy finalists

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years. The finalists were announced Monday, hours ...

Hurts leads comeback, Alabama beats Georgia

Tagovailoa leaves with ankle injury before Tide rally in SEC title game By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press ATLANTA — Jalen Hurts spent most of the season watching from the sideline, cheering on the guy who took his job and hoping for one more chance to lead the Alabama Crimson ...

Family: Milton recovering from nerve damage

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The family of Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton says he has nerve damage in his right leg, but “blood flow has been restored” and the Mililani High School graduate is recovering from the injury suffered during UCF’s last game. Milton was carted off the ...

Texans top Titans for eighth straight win

By KRISTIE RIEKEN The Associated Press HOUSTON — The Houston Texans wanted to honor their late owner and founder Robert “Bob” McNair, who died last week at age 81. They knew the perfect way to do that Monday night was to keep their winning streak going. Deshaun Watson threw ...