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                                Mississippi NCAA college head football coach Hugh freeze speaking during a news conference at the Manning Center in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi’s football team will not play in the postseason next year.

Mississippi self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban

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                                Mississippi NCAA college head football coach Hugh freeze speaking during a news conference at the Manning Center in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi’s football team will not play in the postseason next year.
Mississippi’s football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years. Read More
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                                Euless Trinity’s Mack Beggs, left, wrestles Grand Prairie’s Kailyn Clay during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Beggs, who is transgender, is transitioning from female to male, won the girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match.

Transgender wrestler’s state bid spotlights Texas policy

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                                Euless Trinity’s Mack Beggs, left, wrestles Grand Prairie’s Kailyn Clay during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Beggs, who is transgender, is transitioning from female to male, won the girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match.
A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing. Read More
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                                Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson.

Lakers fire Kupchak, put Magic in charge of basketball ops

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                                Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson.
The Los Angeles Lakers fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise’s front office. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 1995
                                Coach Dave Shoji worked with UH setter Robyn Ah Mow.

Ah Mow-Santos to replace Shoji as Wahine volleyball coach

STAR-ADVERTISER / 1995
                                Coach Dave Shoji worked with UH setter Robyn Ah Mow.

Updated on  February 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm
Former University of Hawaii All-American Robyn Ah Mow-Santos will succeed Dave Shoji as the head coach of the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team. Read More
DARRYL OUMI / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER.
                                Hawaii’s Ethan Lopez was tagged out by North Carolina State shortstop Joe Dunand as he attempted to steal second base today.

No. 6 North Carolina State powers by Hawaii

DARRYL OUMI / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER.
                                Hawaii’s Ethan Lopez was tagged out by North Carolina State shortstop Joe Dunand as he attempted to steal second base today.

Updated on  February 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm
North Carolina State powered its way to an 8-1 baseball victory Hawaii today at Les Murakami Stadium. Read More
 
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii pitcher Dominic DeMiero during the third inning of tonight’s game.

UH baseball upsets No. 6 N.C. State

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                                Hawaii pitcher Dominic DeMiero during the third inning of tonight’s game.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 10:39 pm
A night after being silenced in Friday’s opener, the University of Hawaii baseball rebounded with a statement-making 8-3 victory over No. 6 North Carolina State tonight at Les Murakami Stadium. Read More

UH basketball tops Cal Poly for road split

On the strength of its 3-point shooting and a monster game from Noah Allen, Hawaii led wire to wire in an 82-61 win over Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif., today. Read More
 

Wahine blow halftime lead, lose to CSUN

Cal State Northridge forward Channon Fluker scored 33 points to lead the Matadors to a 60-49 win over the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team. Read More
Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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                                Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrated during a game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis on Feb. 11.

‘Greek Freak’ got many assists growing up

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                                Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrated during a game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis on Feb. 11.
He was just a scrawny, hungry kid, the son of migrants from Nigeria, trying to survive in Sepolia, a modest Athens neighborhood. Read More
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                                Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout speaks during a news conference at spring baseball practice in Tempe, Ariz.

Mike Trout stays humble and hungry in new season with Angels

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                                Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout speaks during a news conference at spring baseball practice in Tempe, Ariz.
Although Mike Trout is a fairly well-known baseball player at this point, he still made his way around the Los Angeles Angels’ clubhouse on Saturday morning to introduce himself to several new teammates. Read More
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                                The Kahuku Red Raiders celebrated their 70-55 win over Punahou for Division I state title.

Kahuku tops Punahou for state title

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                                The Kahuku Red Raiders celebrated their 70-55 win over Punahou for Division I state title.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 9:52 pm
Kahuku got 23 points from point guard Jessiya Villa and 20 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks from Samuta Avea to outlast Punahou 70-55 in the Division I final of the Snapple/HHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii pitcher Brendan Hornung worked against the North Carolina State Wolf Pack during the fifth inning.

Sixth-ranked N.C. State shuts down UH in opener

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                                Hawaii pitcher Brendan Hornung worked against the North Carolina State Wolf Pack during the fifth inning.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 10:02 pm
Without its head coach and ace pitcher, sixth-ranked North Carolina State parlayed two surges into a 4-0 baseball victory over Hawaii in the season opener at Murakami Stadium. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / 2012
                                Scott Pagano was a top college football prospect while at Moanalua High School.

Moanalua alum leaving Clemson for final college football season

JAMM AQUINO / 2012
                                Scott Pagano was a top college football prospect while at Moanalua High School.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm
Defensive tackle Scott Pagano, a 2013 Moanalua alumnus, has decided to transfer from Clemson for his final season. Read More
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                                Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke during a news conference before the start of a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing practice at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla., on June 30, 2016.

NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins

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                                Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke during a news conference before the start of a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing practice at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla., on June 30, 2016.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step today when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues. Read More

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