HONOLULU — Jordan Spieth showed up in Hawaii three years ago hopeful that a new year would be more of a continuation than a fresh start. Back then, he was coming off two majors, five victories, the FedEx Cup and he was No. 1 in the world.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Dabo Swinney won’t be celebrating for long.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Todd Gurley roots for running backs when he watches football. A playoff duel between arguably the two best ball-carriers in the NFL would be irresistible to him as a fan.
KAILUA-KONA — For the majority of the second half, it seemed like the soccer gods wanted Waiakea to sweat a little more than head coach David Urakami and his young Warrior squad would have preferred on Tuesday afternoon against Makua Lani.
HONOLULU — Qualifying for two Hawaii Bowls in his first three seasons has earned Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich a little job security. The former UH quarterback has agreed to a two-year contract extension, athletic director David Matlin announced Tuesday.
HONOLULU — Patton Kizzire took longer than expected to reach the PGA Tour, but he figures every step was a learning experience. That includes his first victory, which came at Mayakoba, his six-hole playoff win at the Sony Open last year and even one of the more embarrassing moments last year.
HONOLULU — Considering the long road he traveled and the setbacks that followed, it’s hard to imagine anyone at the Sony Open who appreciates this island paradise more than Chris Thompson. He could have swum to Hawaii in less time than it took him to reach the PGA Tour.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Suspended prep basketball player Maori Davenport addressed Alabama’s Republican and Democratic caucuses Tuesday about her situation and several lawmakers have urged state high school officials to reinstate her.