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Brooke Henderson’s hockey mentality shaped her golf game


Updated on  April 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm
There are days when Brooke Henderson acknowledges almost wistfully that she “kind of misses” her former sports love, hockey, “a little bit.” Read More

China’s Feng inspiring a nation that barely understands golf

On her 17th hole of the day, where China’s Shanshan Feng cemented her first-round lead in the Lotte Championship on Wednesday with a birdie, that was pretty much all there were … birds. Read More

Basketball schedule adds to UH’s money woes

An airball at the box office for University of Hawaii men’s basketball this season has prompted pledges of a much-needed upgrade in scheduling and marketing going forward. Read More

Oh, I see, the UFC’s $6M demand to come to Hawaii included a circus


Updated on  April 6, 2018 at 11:00 pm
Maybe Dana White should have told the Hawaii Tourism Authority that the $6 million he was demanding to stage UFC 227 in Hawaii this summer was to have included a circus. Read More

Dana White’s attempted shakedown didn’t work against HTA


Updated on  April 5, 2018 at 12:09 am
UFC president Dana White, a one-time South Boston bar bouncer and businessman, likes to tell the story of an alleged shakedown attempt by associates of the notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger and how he said he refused. Read More

Holloway taking huge risk fighting on short notice

Just when you thought there wasn’t much Max Holloway could do to surprise you, here comes a hay-maker nobody saw coming. Read More

UH men’s basketball job unique in Division I


Updated on  March 31, 2018 at 11:26 pm
In a roundabout way this week, Eran Ganot reminded us of a reason that the University of Hawaii men’s basketball coaching job he holds is fairly remarkable, if not unique at the Division I level. Read More

Kealakehe’s Wooching made the right decision picking rugby over NFL


Updated on  March 31, 2018 at 12:53 pm
This time last year Psalm Wooching was adamantly insisting to disbelieving NFL teams that, yes, he really was serious about forgoing the draft to take a shot at a future in rugby. Read More

Tsutsui aims to revive sports vision for Hawaii


Updated on  March 28, 2018 at 11:35 pm
Shan Tsutsui is a couple months removed from being Hawaii’s lieutenant governor, but it seems he might be carrying some of the unfinished business from that job with him. Read More

John John Florence after trophy that has eluded him


Updated on  March 28, 2018 at 6:12 pm
The brass-bell-topped Rip Curl Bells Beach trophy is said to weigh more than 60 pounds, but ringing it while hoisting the iconic piece of surfing hardware is still less arduous than winning it. Read More

Money year for Mariota


Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 12:15 am
In NFL contract terms, this sets up as Marcus Mariota’s “payoff year,” as he can’t help but be reminded when checking the headlines these days. Read More

Mariota back home for some rest and fundraising before returning to Titans


Updated on  March 26, 2018 at 2:08 pm
Quarterback Marcus Mariota, healthier than he has been in a long time, returned to Honolulu this week for some rest and relaxation before gearing up for off-season workouts. Read More

Ta‘amu’s loyalty rewarded by Ole Miss


Updated on  March 24, 2018 at 11:05 pm
Making a name for himself in college football did not come easy for quarterback Jordan Ta‘amu. Read More

Holly hits the books before he hits the hole

It is a leaner, stronger and quicker Freddie Holly III on the practice field for the University of Hawaii football team this spring, but the biggest difference, his coaches will tell you, isn’t measured solely in the running back’s 40-yard dash time. Read More

UH QB McDonald seizing golden opportunity


Updated on  March 22, 2018 at 9:58 pm
Sunrise was nearly an hour away in Manoa when quarterback Cole McDonald threw his first passes of the opening day of spring practice Wednesday morning. Read More

Clippers’ return could be a windfall for UH


Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 11:46 pm
The University of Hawaii has more than 200,000 reasons to welcome the Los Angeles Clippers back to campus for the team’s 2018 training camp. Read More

Trapasso didn’t soften schedule to his benefit

This is Mike Trapasso’s 17th season as University of Hawaii baseball coach and, so far, there is no indication whether there will be an 18th. Read More

Clippers coming back to Hawaii to train, play


Updated on  March 10, 2018 at 7:59 am
The Los Angeles Clippers will return to Honolulu this year for a second consecutive training camp, fan fest, autograph sessions and at least one exhibition game, the team and the sponsoring Hawaii Tourism Authority confirmed. Read More

UH’s basketball programs fall from great heights


Updated on  March 11, 2018 at 12:31 pm
Was it really two years ago that we watched the University of Hawaii’s basketball teams triumphantly cutting down the nets at the Big West basketball tournament? Read More