Column: A year later, LIV Golf is fitting into golf landscape as an island
DUBLIN, Ohio — The catchphrase at LIV Golf seems to have changed in recent months to a bolder tone. Gone is Greg Norman’s tired pitch that “Golf is a force for good.” More common these days is the pronouncement that “We’re not going anywhere.”
‘The Ride’ docuseries takes peaks and valleys of professional bull riding by the horns
NEW YORK — If at first you’re thrown from the bull, try, try again — at least that’s part of what the new docuseries “The Ride” highlights.
The Stanley Cup Final between Vegas and Florida will end with a first-time NHL champion
Jon Hamm is excited for this Stanley Cup Final between the Florida Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights.
Jimmy Butler helps Heat to 103-84 Game 7 win over Celtics and spot in NBA Finals
BOSTON — No unprecedented comeback, no last-tick miracle, no cavalcade of higher seeds is going to prevent these Miami Heat from playing for the NBA title.
Golden Knights reach 2nd Stanley Cup Final after Game 6 win over Stars
DALLAS — William Karlsson, William Carrier and Jonathan Marchessault are finally getting another chance in the Stanley Cup Final, after the first one that came so quick for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Alcaraz, Djokovic ‘not otherworldly’ in French Open wins over foes making Slam debuts
PARIS — You might assume that the opponents for Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic in the French Open’s first round would come away from their straight-set losses Monday feeling too overwhelmed by the play of the two tournament favorites.
Keahou Founders Regatta Results
All standings are the top five finishers, unless noted otherwise.
UH-Hilo finishes seventh in Bob Hogue Commissioner’s Cup
Coming off of a strong Spring season, Azusa Pacific zoomed to the top of the Pacific West Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings, capturing the title for the third straight time.
“Big Dog” runs held
The annual Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph 5k run was held Saturday at Coconut Island.
Patience pays off for UH-Hilo female scholar-athlete recipient
Not many collegiate student-athletes come across the opportunity to play six seasons of competition, and for those who do, it usually comes along with heavy baggage of hardship and setbacks.
NBA Finals berth at stake as Heat, Celtics prepare for Game 7
BOSTON — Moments after Boston’s dramatic win at Miami on Saturday night, Jaylen Brown began thinking about the future. He raised his hands, put up seven fingers and began yelling, “Game 7! Game 7!”
Josef Newgarden wins his first Indy 500, gives Roger Penske his 19th victory
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis 500 is the one race Josef Newgarden desperately wanted to win.
Grillo birdies 2nd playoff hole at Colonial after lead floats away on 18
FORT WORTH, Texas — Emiliano Grillo could only watch as his ball kept floating and rolling back toward the No. 18 tee after his wayward shot into the flowing water of a small concrete drainage canal. That mishit on the 72nd hole at Colonial cost him his two-stroke lead, but he still got his first PGA Tour victory in more than 7 1/2 years.
White’s putback as time expires lifts Celtics past Heat, forces Game 7 in East finals
MIAMI — The Boston Celtics were a tenth of a second away from elimination. The Miami Heat were a tenth of a second from the NBA Finals.
Oakland A’s ballpark funding bill introduced at Nevada Legislature
CARSON CITY, Nev. — A bill to fund the public portion of the Athletics’ stadium was introduced Friday night at the Nevada Legislature, with the plan seeking up to $380 million in tax financing for a $1.5 billion, 30,000-seat Las Vegas ballpark.
Ganassi vs. McLaren headlines Indianapolis 500 title fight, some 300,000 fans expected
INDIANAPOLIS — Four custom McLaren GTs lined the curb in front of St. Elmo’s Steak House, the see-and-be-seen spot in downtown Indianapolis, in a massive flex by the race team trying to win the Indianapolis 500.
Hawaii baseball pounds Santa Barbara
Center fielder Matt Wong started off senior week with a blast—two, in fact—and Hawaii struck out 18 UC Santa Barbara batters in Thursday’s 17-1 baseball rout at Les Murakami Stadium.
Idle Nuggets hold light practice, waiting for Celts and Heat to decide NBA Finals foe
DENVER — Denver Nuggets guard Bruce Brown has been using the long layoff before the start of the NBA Finals to work on his game — his golf game.
NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon on life, secret talents and duels with Dale Earnhardt
In 1994, Jeff Gordon won his first race in NASCAR’s signature series, taking the checkered flag at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway at age 22.
Heat still lead East finals, but Celtics roaring back with eye toward history
MIAMI — Maybe Kevin Garnett was right. Maybe, as he screamed in celebration of Boston’s 2008 NBA championship, anything truly is possible.