HONOLULU — Brendan Steele knows he can play well at the Sony Open whether it’s windy or calm, in sunshine or rain. Now he gets another chance to see if he can win.
TAMPA, Fla. — In a perfect world, this weekend turns into something legendary. A head-to-head showdown of the two most prolific quarterbacks the NFL has ever known. Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees with the entire season, and a generation of memories, on the line.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Public health officials sounded the alarm for months, complaining that they did not have enough support or money to get COVID-19 vaccines quickly into arms. Now the slower-than-expected start to the largest vaccination effort in U.S. history is proving them right.
MIAMI — Trying to figure out which of Nick Saban’s Alabama teams is best is akin to picking Michelangelo’s greatest work of art or Ernest Hemingway’s best novel.
KAPALUA, Maui — Defending champion Justin Thomas began the new year with an 8-under 65, a share of the lead with Harris English and no bogeys on his card, all of which made him happy Thursday in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
And then there were eight: If BIIF sports is to be played during this pandemic-plagued school year, it will be because spring has sprung.
If order to salvage any hopes of holding BIIF fall – including football – and winter sports this school year, the league’s principals will have to reject a cancellation proposal put forth by their athletic directors as support grows statewide to keep the hold on extra-curricular activities in place.
The state announced Tuesday that it’s suspending surfing competitions indefinitely because of health and safety concerns. The move isn’t likely to immediately change much on the Big Island, where events have long been put on hold because of the pandemic, Stan Lawrence, owner of Orchidland Surfboards, said.
On the same day the Oahu Interscholastic Association officially announced the cancellation of fall and winter sports – including football – for the 2020-2021 school year, the BIIF’s athletic directors talked about a path forward as well.
Celebrations & lamentations: Happy to put 2020 in past, but before we do let’s recall moments worth savoring
The early returns actually looked promising.
Facing fourth-and-goal at the 1 in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Jets turned to veteran Frank Gore — along with rookie Mekhi Becton.
The University of Hawaii men’s and women’s basketball teams’ Big West Conference opening series against Cal Poly will not be played as scheduled due to COVID-19 concerns in the Mustangs’ program, .
FRISCO, Texas — Hawaii football coach Todd Graham capped his first season with some final words to his players as they prepared to fan out in different directions for the holidays: “Make sure you spend this Christmas season with the people you love and let them know you love them.”
LOS ANGELES — After the Los Angeles Lakers got their championship rings, the Los Angeles Clippers gave a performance that showed this retooled team is determined to contend for its own jewelry several months from now.
The anticipation of a coming season was palpable in Kaniela Aiona’s voice Tuesday afternoon during a phone interview.
BERLIN — A growing list of European Union nations and Canada barred travel from the U.K. on Sunday and others were considering similar action, in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England from spreading to the continent.