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Hawaii Sports

Rainbow Warriors fall to Gauchos

HONOLULU (AP) — Amadou Sow had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Max Heidigger also scored 20 to help UC Santa Barbara beat the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 75-54 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Armond Davis scored nine of his 13 points in the second half for ...

Alexander helps UH rout Cal Poly

The Maui News Jadynn Alexander scored 15 points, and Lauren Rewers and Julissa Tago each added 11 to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 70-52 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Tia Kanoa had eight assists and three steals ...

Rainbow Warriors rout Aggies to snap two-game losing streak

HONOLULU (AP) — Sheriff Drammeh hit four of five shots from 3-point range and finished with 18 points, Drew Buggs had 12 points and a career-high 12 assists, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team beat UC Davis 80-60 Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center to snap a two-game ...

UH tops UC Santa Barbara for back-to-back road wins

The Maui News Leah Salanoa had 14 points and Makenna Woodfolk added 10 as the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team defeated UC Santa Barbara 47-35 on Saturday in Santa Barbara, Calif. The win marks the first time the Rainbow Wahine, who won at Cal Poly on Thursday, have notched ...

UC Riverside ends UH’s five-game winning streak, 75-71

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Freshman Dragan Elkaz scored a career-best 25 points on seven 3-pointers, and UC Riverside ended the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team’s winning streak at five with a 75-71 win Saturday. Jack Purchase scored a season-high 24 points to lead the Rainbow ...

Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Matt Kuchar overcame three early bogeys that cost him the lead with flawless golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-under 66 and win the Sony Open for his second PGA Tour title this season. It wasn't as easy as his ...

Kuchar takes two-shot lead into final day at Sony Open

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Matt Kuchar kept another clean card and shot a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sony Open, a chance to win twice in one PGA Tour season for only the second time in his career. Kuchar ended a four-year ...

Rainbow Wahine rally to beat Aggies, end three-game skid

The Maui News Makenna Woodfolk had 19 points as the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team rallied for a 65-60 victory over UC Davis on Saturday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Tia Kanoa scored seven of her 15 points in the fourth quarter, when the Rainbow Wahine ...

Kuchar takes over Sony Open lead

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — The easygoing vibe in Hawaii is a perfect fit for Matt Kuchar, who spends as much as a month at a time in the islands when his schedule allows. The Sony Open is more about work than play, and he’s having just as much fun. Kuchar ...

Svensson fires first-round 61

Canadian rookie leads Putnam by one stroke, Kuchar by two at Sony By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Ocean views along the golf course seem to suit Adam Svensson. A year after his victory in the Bahamas that paved his way to the PGA Tour, Svensson capped off a rookie round ...

Spieth arrives at Waialae looking for fresh start, continued progress

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press HONOLULU — Jordan Spieth showed up in Hawaii three years ago hopeful that a new year would be more of a continuation than a fresh start. Back then, he was coming off two majors, five victories, the FedEx Cup and he was No. 1 in the world. He’s ...

Clemson clamps down

Orange crush: Tigers intercept Tagovailoa twice, shut out Tide over final 44 minutes By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. — With stunning ease — and a freshman quarterback — Clemson toppled college football’s greatest dynasty again to become the first ...

Tagovailoa says sprained ankle ‘feeling good’

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa said his sprained left ankle is feeling good two days before the top-ranked Crimson Tide play No. 2 Clemson for the national championship. “I can only say ...

Rainbow Wahine lose Big West opener vs. Titans

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team dropped to 4-10 on the season after a 72-68 loss to Cal State Fullerton on Saturday in Fullerton, Calif. Amy Atwell hit four 3-pointers and finished with 25 points off the bench for the Rainbow Wahine, who were playing their ...

Alabama beats Oklahoma behind Tagovailoa’s arm

National championship matchup set for Jan. 7 By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — This season’s Alabama juggernaut has yet to be stopped, and Oklahoma’s suspect defense sure wasn’t going to do it. Maybe Clemson can. Tua Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards ...

Rainbow Warriors beat A&M 71-63

The Maui News Eddie Stansbury scored 26 points and Zigmars Raimo added 14 to lead the University of Hawaii men's basketball team to a 71-63 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Rainbow Warriors finished their nonconference slate at 9-5. They open Big West ...

Nevada tops Rainbow Wahine 79-78

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team finished its nonconference schedule with a 79-78 overtime loss to Nevada in Reno on Saturday. The Rainbow Wahine (4-9) were led by Julissa Tago, who scored 24 points, and Lauren Rewers, who added 17. The pair combined to ...

Penn taps out for first time in his 17-year MMA career

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn has tapped out for the first time in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. Penn lost to Ryan Hall in the first round at UFC 232 on Saturday, dropping the Hall of Famer to 0-6-1 in his last seven fights since 2010. Penn ...

Alabama set for Oklahoma, with title-game berth on the line

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Nick Saban knows Alabama cannot win every game. The Crimson Tide merely come close. This is the fifth year of the College Football Playoff, and the fifth Alabama appearance in the four-team tournament to decide the ...

Titans list Mariota as questionable vs. Colts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota officially is questionable for Tennessee’s regular-season finale against Indianapolis with a playoff berth on the line. Mariota was limited Friday for a second straight day at practice after a stinger late in the first half of ...