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Hawaii Sports

Rainbow Warriors destroy Wolf Pack

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Cole McDonald threw four touchdown passes, including three to Cedric Byrd II, and the University of Hawaii football team beat Nevada 54-3 on Saturday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams. McDonald completed 25 of 30 passes for 312 yards and Byrd had ...

Tagovailoa improves in football, if not Fortnite

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa is once again routinely putting up big numbers, making few mistakes and mostly sitting out the fourth quarters. The quarterback for second-ranked Alabama has remained efficient as ever and produced big plays and ...

Hellvig leads UH past Long Beach State

The Maui News Hanna Hellvig put down 17 kills to lead the 11th-ranked University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team to a four-set victory over Long Beach State on Friday in Long Beach, Calif. Norene Iosia had 20 assists and 15 digs, and Bailey Choy had 16 assists and six digs to guide ...

McDonald throws for four TDs, UH tops Central Arkansas 35-16

HONOLULU (AP) — Cole McDonald was 25-of-32 passing for 300 yards and four touchdowns, and the University of Hawaii football team beat Central Arkansas 35-16 on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Jared Smart had eight receptions for 121 yards — both career highs — and scored his first ...

Minshew, defense lead Jaguars past Tennessee

Mariota sacked nine times in 20-7 defeat By MARK LONG The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Minshew Mania is gaining momentum. Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars ...

Mariota, Titans look to fix early season issues

By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota has looked at the tape, and the Tennessee Titans quarterback is ready to move on. Up next is a quick turnaround with the Titans visiting Jacksonville on Thursday, and a chance for Mariota and Tennessee to fix ...

No. 23 Huskies send Rainbow Warriors to first loss, 52-20

By TIM BOOTH The Associated Press SEATTLE — After just three plays, Hunter Bryant was celebrating in the end zone. Five plays later, it was Sean McGrew’s turn. And after another seven snaps, it was Puka Nacua catching his first collegiate pass for a touchdown. It didn’t take long ...

UH looks to go 3-0 against Pac-12 facing No. 23 Huskies

­By TIM BOOTH The Associated Press SEATTLE — Nick Rolovich is having some fun with the University of Hawaii football team’s start to the season to the point of tweeting a picture of the Rose Bowl logo. Why not? No team is dominating the Pac-12 quite like the Rainbow Warriors at ...

Rainbow Wahine improve to 8-0 with 4-set win over Utah Valley

The Maui News Hanna Hellvig had 17 kills, 17 digs and five blocks to lead the No. 18 University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team to a four-set victory over Utah Valley in an Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Volleyball Challenge match Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in ...

UH aims for second straight win over Pac-12 facing reeling Beavers

By KALANI TAKASE The Associated Press HONOLULU — Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith expected plenty of growth from his team coming off a 2-10 record last year and one game hasn’t done anything to change those expectations. The Beavers (0-1) will look to rebound from a season-opening ...

UH tops Sacramento State in first sweep of season

The Maui News Amber Igiede and Skyler Williams each had a team-leading nine kills as the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team earned its first sweep of the season Friday night, defeating Sacramento State in a Heineken Rainbow Wahine Invitational match at the Stan Sheriff Center in ...

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 ...