Stories by Conor Langs

U.S. women’s water polo, with an unlikely hype man, eyes Olympic history

Rapper Flavor Flav realizes it is an unexpected crossover. He once had only a vague awareness of water polo, from seeing Olympic matches on television. But he has a new appreciation for the sport, and the stamina required to play it, after recently signing a five-year sponsorship deal as the official hype man for the U.S. women’s and men’s national water polo teams.

Community celebrates ballfield improvements

Mayor Mitch Roth, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and West Side Hawai‘i Little League (WSHLL) celebrated their partnership and recent improvements to the ballfield at William Charles Lunalilo Park in Kona on Tuesday, July 16.

Lomavita, Shojinaga drafted into MLB

Saint Louis alum Caleb Lomavita, who turned down a significant professional contract offer out of high school to play three seasons at California, was rewarded for that decision.

Kawhi Leonard out for Team USA in Olympics

LAS VEGAS — Team USA star forward Kawhi Leonard, who has been battling chronic knee soreness and inflammation for months, will not play for the U.S. in the Paris Olympics, USA Basketball announced Wednesday.

Last-minute Watkins winner sends England into Euros final

DORTMUND — Substitute Ollie Watkins scored a stoppage-time winner to send England through to their second successive European Championship final on Wednesday as they finally turned on the style to beat Netherlands 2-1 on a memorable night in Dortmund.