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Ferd Lewis: Kordas know a few things about winning championships

Imagine the bemused onlookers at the Sarasota Open pro tennis tournament Thursday in Florida, where one couple in the stands was cheering not only during a match but sometimes even in the dead time of change-overs. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Hannah Green becoming a household name in the LPGA

When Hannah Green was asked by an LPGA official to attend Tuesday’s pre-Lotte Championship press conference at Ko Olina, her first reaction was total surprise. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Changing jobs proving more costly for coaches

When UCLA was courting TCU basketball coach Jamie Dixon, the Horned Frogs responded by doing what their mascot does well. They raised their horns. Read More

Ferd Lewis: UH needs a more logical approach to sharing its revenue

The red brake-light procession of the three long lines of vehicles snaking into the University of Hawaii’s main lower campus gate for Saturday night’s men’s volleyball match provided a glimpse of a jackpot in the making. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Hawaii volleyball draws like no other

The rhythmic clapping cascaded from the upper levels to the floor of the Stan Sheriff Center and the shouts of “Let’s Go, ’Bows” boomed throughout. Read More

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota focuses on recovery while preparing for fifth NFL season

Gray clouds massed over the Waolani and Nuuanu valleys as Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota took cover inside from a steady, light drizzle. Read More

Ferd Lewis: ESPN+ could spell trouble for Spectrum in Hawaii

The Mountain West Conference’s upcoming television contract possibilities — and the University of Hawaii’s potential place in them — just got a whole lot more interesting. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Max Unger’s retirement ends a long run of Hawaii centers in the NFL

When Max Unger hung up the No. 60 jersey after the NFC Championship game and announced his retirement from the New Orleans Saints over the weekend, it marked more than just the conclusion to a celebrated career. Read More

Ferd Lewis: What the Wahine basketball team accomplished was laudable

Of all the college basketball teams in the state — and we’re talking eight of them — the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine could have easily been voted least likely to still be playing. Read More

Ferd Lewis: UH campus is no place for a football stadium

Let’s see now, the nationally ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team attracts 4,497 to the Stan Sheriff Center on a busy Manoa weekend and the place is swamped with traffic, prompting some fans to turn around and head back home. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Being OK in BWC not OK for Hawaii men’s basketball

After the 28-6, NCAA Tournament wonder season of 2015-16, you’d have to say the Rainbow Warriors have been “just OK” in the Big West Conference, as we were reminded with the latest flame-out. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Ruling puts UH farther behind Power Five

When U. S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in the landmark Alston vs. NCAA case on college athletes’ rights last week, she shut the lid on the largest can of worms, unlimited direct cash payments and free agency. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Now 29, Wie is all grown up and engaged to Jerry West’s son

When video surfaced of Michelle Wie celebrating her 2014 U.S. Women’s Open victory by chugging beer from the revered trophy and twerking to the music at a raucous victory party, some folks expressed quick disapproval. Read More

U.S. Women’s soccer team sues to get equal footing

Just over three years after the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team forced the 11th-hour cancellation of an international match at Aloha Stadium in a dispute over being required to play on artificial turf that they deemed unsafe, unequal field conditions were also cited in a class action gender discrimination lawsuit filed Friday. Read More

How will MLB, NFL treat their misbehaving officials?

We’ve seen what can happen when professional athletes face charges for crimes or whose public behavior goes against the morals their leagues preach. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Hawaii has 1 last chance for Las Vegas Bowl berth

It has long been the hope — if not a fervent wish — of a lot of University of Hawaii football fans to see the Rainbow Warriors, someday, play a bowl game in Las Vegas. Read More

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