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QB Milton ready to return two years after horrific knee injury

By STEVE REED The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Florida State transfer McKenzie Milton said he feels completely recovered from a gruesome knee injury that kept him out college football the last two years and is ready to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2021. Milton ...

Crabb out, Bourne in for US beach volleyball team

By JIMMY GOLEN The Associated Press TOKYO — American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb is out of the Olympics after four positive COVID-19 tests, and fellow Hawaii native Tri Bourne will take his place as the partner of four-time Olympian Jake Gibb when the competition begins this ...

Hill tabbed as new UH baseball coach

The Maui News Rich Hill is the new head coach of the University of Hawaii baseball program, UH athletic director David Matlin announced Friday. Hill is the program’s third Division I head coach, following Les Murakami (1971-2000) and Mike Trapasso (2001-20). “I am beyond humbled ...

Alo, Sooners blast past Seminoles, force decisive Game 3 at WCWS

Campbell alum’s homer breaks single-season team record set by UH in 2010 The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Jocelyn Alo knew her hit was gone as soon as she made contact. The Oklahoma slugger from Hauula, Oahu, blasted a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning, and the Sooners beat ...

More comfortable Tua optimistic he’ll be much better in 2021

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — Tua Tagovailoa says his surgically repaired hip feels 10 times better than last year, and he looks different, too. He’s sporting a beard. “What do you think?” the Miami Dolphins quarterback said after a practice session Wednesday. ...

Florence injured in Australian event, hopes to heal in time for Olympics

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two-time world surfing champion John John Florence has a knee injury which he hopes won’t prevent him from representing the United States at the Tokyo Olympics. The 28-year-old from Oahu’s North Shore said today he was withdrawing from the remainder of the World ...

Ko pushes ahead at Kapolei in bid to end title drought

By ANN MILLER The Associated Press KAPOLEI, Oahu — Lydia Ko again put herself in position for her first win in three years, shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Lotte Championship. Nelly Korda, who went back and forth with Ko for the ...

Rainbow Wahine eliminated in Big West semifinals 64-52

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team was eliminated from the Big West Conference tournament Friday, falling 64-52 to top-seeded UC Davis in the semifinals in Las Vegas. Hawaii’s season ends at 9-8. The Aggies (12-2) took control of the game by outscoring ...

UH basketball teams earn big wins over UC Davis

The Maui News Justin Webster scored 17 points as the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team held off UC Davis for a pivotal 73-68 victory on Friday night in Davis, Calif. Mate Colina added 12 points for the Rainbow Warriors (11-8, 9-8 Big West Conference), who won their third ...

Kiner-Falefa confident as new Rangers shortstop

After stints at C and 3B, Honolulu native ready to prove he’s an elite SS By STEPHEN HAWKINS The Associated Press Isiah Kiner-Falefa has always been a shortstop, but first had to fake his confidence as a catcher and a third baseman for the Texas Rangers. After winning a Gold Glove ...