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VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors earned an at-large berth to the NCAA men’s volleyball tournament in Ohio. They will face Penn State May 2.

Rainbow Warrior volleyball heading to NCAA tournament

VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors earned an at-large berth to the NCAA men’s volleyball tournament in Ohio. They will face Penn State May 2.
Hawaii is going dancing. The Rainbow Warriors received an at-large berth in the upcoming NCAA men’s volleyball tournament at Columbus, Ohio., an announcment made during the online selection show. Read More
VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Hawaii’s Jennings Franciskovic, Patrick Gasman and Kupono Fey attempted to block a shot by Long Beach State’s TJ DeFalco.

UH falls to Long Beach in MPSF title match

VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Hawaii’s Jennings Franciskovic, Patrick Gasman and Kupono Fey attempted to block a shot by Long Beach State’s TJ DeFalco.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm
Senior hitter Kupono Fey put down a team-high 14 kills, but it was not enough to help third-seeded Hawaii overcome the loss of senior middle Hendrik Mol. Read More

UC Davis sweeps Hawaii in baseball

A day after being rained out, the University of Hawaii baseball team suffered two blowout losses to UC Davis tonight in a Big West doubleheader. Read More
Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:17 pm

UH baseball drops opener

UC Davis amassed 14 hits and reached base in every inning for an 11-4 baseball victory over Hawaii in the first game of today’s doubleheader at Les Murakami Stadium. Read More
Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 11:46 pm
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Members of the UH baseball team helped the grounds crew in covering the pitcher’s mound as rain fell before the start of tonight’s game against UC Davis.

UH baseball game rained out

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Members of the UH baseball team helped the grounds crew in covering the pitcher’s mound as rain fell before the start of tonight’s game against UC Davis.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm
Tonight’s baseball game between Hawaii and UC Davis has been rained out. Read More
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight sported a decal of the flags of Italy and the United States on his helmet during the team’s spring game in Ann Arbor, Mich., on April 15.

Michigan’s football team heads to Italy

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                                Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight sported a decal of the flags of Italy and the United States on his helmet during the team’s spring game in Ann Arbor, Mich., on April 15.
Jim Harbaugh presented players on the Michigan football team with an opportunity, putting them a compelling essay away from being close enough to possibly shake the hand of Pope Francis at the Vatican. Read More
 
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                                Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade (3) and Boston Celtics’ Terry Rozier battle for a loose ball during the first quarter of Game 3 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball series in Chicago, Friday, April 21, 2017.

Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls

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                                Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade (3) and Boston Celtics’ Terry Rozier battle for a loose ball during the first quarter of Game 3 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball series in Chicago, Friday, April 21, 2017.
Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points, and the top-seeded Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls tonight after dropping the first two games of their opening-round series at home. Read More
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                                Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after scoring against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series.

Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3

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                                Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after scoring against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm
Kevin Durant dealt with so much scrutiny when he decided to join Golden State last July, he keeps reminding himself of that and considering the big picture as he waits again to get healthy and help his team. Read More
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                                Retired running back Marshawn Lynch met with the Raiders earlier this month to talk about a possible return but nothing has been finalized.

Raiders want resolution on Marshawn Lynch before draft

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                                Retired running back Marshawn Lynch met with the Raiders earlier this month to talk about a possible return but nothing has been finalized.
Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie would like some resolution before the draft next week on whether running back Marshawn Lynch wants to come out of retirement and be traded to the Raiders. Read More
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                                San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

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                                San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm
Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been put on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career after a dirt bike accident that sent him to a hospital with bruised ribs and a sprained joint in his pitching shoulder. Read More
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                                Massachusetts prison officials said Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Judge orders evidence preserved in Hernandez prison suicide

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                                Massachusetts prison officials said Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital.
A judge today ordered key evidence in the prison suicide of Aaron Hernandez preserved, granting a request from the ex-NFL star’s fiancee so the family can investigate the circumstances of his death. Read More
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                                A Fijian $7 banknote banknote is displayed in Suva, Fiji. The government of Fiji is issuing two million $7 banknotes to commemorate the Pacific island nation’s gold medal victory in rugby sevens at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Fiji issues $7 note to celebrate Olympic sevens win

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                                A Fijian $7 banknote banknote is displayed in Suva, Fiji. The government of Fiji is issuing two million $7 banknotes to commemorate the Pacific island nation’s gold medal victory in rugby sevens at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 6:59 pm
The government of Fiji is issuing two million $7 banknotes to commemorate the Pacific island nation’s Olympic gold medal victory in rugby sevens last year in Rio de Janeiro. Read More
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                                New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia heads to the dugout during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies today in New York.

Familia makes season debut after 15-game ban

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                                New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia heads to the dugout during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies today in New York.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm
Familia rejoined the team after serving a 15-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Read More
VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                UH’s Stijn van Tilburg and Hendrik Mol went up for a block today against BYU during their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men’s volleyball tournament semifinal.

UH volleyball sweeps BYU, gets Long Beach next

VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                UH’s Stijn van Tilburg and Hendrik Mol went up for a block today against BYU during their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men’s volleyball tournament semifinal.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm
Senior hitter Kupono Fey put down 16 kills and third-seeded Hawaii upset second-seeded Brigham Young 25-22, 25-23, 25-22 in today’s first semifinal of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball tournament in Long Beach, Calif. Read More
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                                Cardell Hayes, who killed former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in an argument following a traffic crash, was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Killer of NFL’s Will Smith gets 25 years for manslaughter

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                                Cardell Hayes, who killed former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in an argument following a traffic crash, was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
The man who killed retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith and wounded his wife during a traffic dispute last year was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for manslaughter, far less than the maximum prosecutors had called for. Read More
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                                Massachusetts prison officials said Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Hernandez family wants trauma researchers to examine brain

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                                Massachusetts prison officials said Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital early Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Updated on  April 20, 2017 at 9:32 am
Aaron Hernandez’s family wants to donate his brain to science, but Massachusetts officials are refusing to release it despite turning over the rest of his body to a funeral home, the former NFL star’s lawyer said Thursday. Read More
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                                United States’ Brianna Rollins competes in the women’s 100-meter hurdles final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Olympic hurdles champion banned for whereabouts mix-up

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                                United States’ Brianna Rollins competes in the women’s 100-meter hurdles final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Olympic champion hurdler Brianna Rollins of the United States received a one-year suspension today for repeated failures to disclose her whereabouts to anti-doping officials — a ban she says was caused by a mix-up in a computer program. Read More

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