Kaimuki football gives back to their community during the pandemic

The Kaimuki high school football team is giving back to the community that supports them on Friday nights — even though the Friday night lights are turned off for now.

  OIA football coaches react to the postponement of the 2020 fall sports season

Multiple UH football players support MW United, which ensures the safety of Mountain West athletes

  High school football season in Hawaii postponed until January

Good news for UH football, as the Mountain West Conference announces a revised plan for 2020 fall sports

Former UH quarterback Colt Brennan arrested in Kona for trespassing while ‘heavily intoxicated’

  A pair of local surfers take home top prizes for the 2020 Red Bull Big Wave Awards

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson acquires XFL before bankruptcy auction

UH football player tests positive for COVID-19; fall camp postponed

  Local softball player signs with a brand new league that ‘breaks the mold’ of pro sports

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

  UH football pushes back the start of training camp to Monday

  Big West Conference postpones fall sports until 2021, impacting multiple UH sports

  Chaminade Women’s soccer player looks ahead to a fall semester without sports

Last week the PacWest Conference postponed the 2020 Fall sports season indefinitely — leaving Three universities in the state without sports this fall. For Seniors like Tiare Kahalewai, on the Chaminade Women’s Soccer team — this decision was tough, but easy to understand given the circumstances.

Former UH Offensive lineman opts out of the 2020 NFL season, due to concerns over the pandemic

Former Rainbow Warriors Offensive lineman and current New York Jet Leo Koloamatangi has decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.

College football season in question after conferences go their own way

The Power Five conferences are putting in place revised schedules they hope will make it easier to manage potential disruptions brought on by COVID-19.

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

NFL players report to training camp July 28

  Local boxer set to make his pay-per-view debut this weekend in California

Three Universities in Hawaii without fall sports, after the PacWest conference postpones 2020 seasons

  Local athletes look forward to making their (postponed!) Olympic debut in 2021

New Mexico governor casts doubt on two more Hawaii football games

  UH Football’s Ilm Manning, the only Bow’ selected to the Mountain West preseason All-Conference team

‘Bows change course, say all football players will get tested for COVID-19

Rainbow Warriors Football ranked third in Mountain West preseason polls

The Mountain West Conference announced their preseason football power rankings on Tuesday, with the Rainbow Warriors predicted to finish third in the West Division.

2020 IRONMAN World Championship canceled amidst coronavirus pandemic

IRONMAN officials announced on Tuesday, that the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona has been canceled for the first time in its 43-year history.

Hawaii resident, defensive end Michael Bennett retires after 11 pro seasons

Michael Bennett, who won a Super Bowl as a defensive end with the Seattle Seahawks and made three Pro Bowls, says he is retiring.

Former Hawaii football player charged with four counts of second-degree sex assault

The suspect was a senior during the 2019 football season and graduated from the school in May.

  New Zealand group wants to bring a pro rugby team to Hawaii

"It's more than just a game. It's more than just a team. It's a movement for us."

HHSAA cracks down on offseason prep sports workouts during pandemic

The Hawaii High School Athletic Association announced on Monday that starting immediately all high school sports are in a ‘no-contact period’ through August 18.

The Mountain West Conference postpones their virtual 2020 media days

The Mountain West Conference announced on Monday that they will postpone the 2020 Virtual Football Media Days.

The World Surf League has canceled the 2020 season, leaving businesses on the North Shore concerned

The World Surf League has canceled the 2020 season, leaving businesses on the North Shore concerned.

Public schools set a date for resuming clubs, other extracurricular activities

“We recognize the importance of extracurricular activities when it comes to the overall educational experience of our students."

  World Surf League cancels 2020 championship tour due to ongoing pandemic

This year’s tour never took off because the extensive travel schedule became virtually impossible to follow.

  Malepeai named to the 2020 Doak Walker watchlist ahead of a season in question

Former Mililani Trojan and current USC Trojan, Vavae Malepeai was named to the 2020 Doak Walker award player watchlist on Wednesday. Awarded to the top running back in college football.

NCAA: Test all athletes for COVID-19 within 72 hours of game

The nation's largest governing body for college sports on Thursday released its latest guidance to help member schools navigate competition during the pandemic.

Dan Ige loses his UFC main event debut in Fight Night 172

Dan Ige loses his main event debut to Calvin Kattar by unanimous decision on fight island.

Haleiwa’s Dan Ige is set to make his main event debut at UFC fight night 172

Dan Ige is set to make his main event debut on Wednesday at UFC fight night 172 against Calvin Kattar.

  Holloway’s focus shifts from controversy to community in return from ‘Fight Island’

Hawaii’s own Max Holloway returned home tonight after his tough loss to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251.

Rainbow Wahine outside hitter Hanna Hellvig will not return to UH for her sophomore season

2019 Big West Freshman of the Year Hanna Hellvig, will not be returning to the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Volleyball team due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Robert Morris to fill one of the vacant games in the 2020 UH football schedule

UH athletics announced on Monday that Robert Morris University will fill one of the vacant spots on the Rainbow Warriors’ 2020 football schedule.

FanDuel Sportsbook will refund bets for a Max Holloway Victory after his controversial split decison loss at UFC 251

FanDuel Sportsbook announced on Monday that they will be giving out refunds to all customers that placed pre-fight bets on Max Holloway to win or win by decision, after his controversial split decision loss to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251.

UFC President Dana White and social media not satisfied by the judging in Max Holloway’s split decision loss at UFC 251

UFC President Dana White was unhappy with the judging during the rematch of Hawaii’s own Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski for the featherweight title.

Max Holloway loses featherweight title rematch with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251

Waianae native Max Holloway falls to Alexander Volkanovski in their UFC 251 rematch for the featherweight title via split decision.

Max Holloway makes weight ahead of his rematch with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC’s ‘Fight Island’

Hawaii’s own Max Holloway, makes weight ahead of his rematch with Alexander Volkanovski for the Featherweight title at UFC 251.

UH football reduced to 9-game season after the Pac-12 announces a move to conference-only play for all fall sports

The Pac-12 announced Friday that they will be moving to a conference-only schedule for all of their fall sports, citing concerns over the safety of their student-athletes and staff. This leaves the University of Hawaii’s Football season in jeopardy.

Hawaii student-athletes hold out hope for season to resume

The early days of August have always signified the return of High School football.

Return of prep sports at Hawaii schools delayed again as seasons remain in flux

Multiple Oahu public schools were told on Thursday that they will not be able to start any extracurricular activities — including sports — until at least August 18th.

A record-high 86 Rainbow Warriors earn Big West All-Academic honors

The Big West Conference announced their winter and spring All-Academic teams for the 2019-20 season on Wednesday — a record-setting 86 Rainbow Warriors were honored for their hard work off the field.

Former high school athletes preparing for sports future despite not playing senior seasons

The decision to cancel seasons left local athletes, like Maryknoll graduate Maddux Miyasato, stunned that their prep careers were now behind them.

Former Bows’ setter Daniel Rasay hopes to preserve Division I Volleyball, as Stanford cuts their men’s team

Former Rainbow Warrior setter and current Stanford men’s volleyball assistant coach Daniel Rasay says that the decision to cut Men's Volleyball will send a shockwave throughout the entire volleyball community.

Max Holloway to auction off his UFC 251 fight kit, all proceeds going to the Hawaii Foodbank

Ahead of his UFC featherweight title rematch with Alexander Volkanovski (21-1), Max Holloway (21-5) announced that he will be auctioning off his fight kit from UFC 251 for charity.

Fordham University cancels Sept. 12 football game against University of Hawaii

The Rainbow Warrior football team’s match-up with Fordham University, originally set for Sept. 12 at Aloha Stadium, has been canceled, a school official said Monday.

HPU Softball’s Bryan Nakasone retires as Head Coach

Take a bow coach — After 19 years of leading the Hawaii Pacific University Softball program, head coach Bryan Nakasone is calling it a career.

Rod York and the Mililani Trojans Football team prepare for a season that is still ‘up in the air’

The uncertainty of Fall sports this year have left Mililani High School’s Rod York, in a state of limbo as he tries to prepare for a season that is in jeopardy of even happening.

Kapolei native Shandon Hopeau is paving the way for local athletes in pro soccer

For Shandon Hopeau, a call from the Seattle Sounders FC was the realization of a childhood dream.

The ‘Iolani Prep Classic basketball tournament has been canceled for 2020

It was announced Wednesday that the ‘Iolani Prep Classic has been canceled.

Max Holloway is ready to usher in the ‘Hair Era’ ahead of his rematch at UFC 251

Waianae’s Max Holloway (21-5) is set to return to the octagon to take back his UFC Featherweight title and issue in the “Hair Era”.

Former Kapolei midfielder Shandon Hopeau signs with the Seattle Sounders FC

The Seattle Sounders FC have signed former Kapolei High School standout midfielder Shandon Hopeau.

Klaneski reinstated as the head football coach at Damien Memorial School

Long-time coach and Monarchs alumni Eddie Klaneski has been reinstated as the head football coach and promoted to athletics director, school officials tell Hawaii News Now.

Damien dismisses numerous educators, athletic staffers amid coronavirus uncertainty

Multiple sources close to the school say as many as 20 employees may have been let go.

Titans sign former UH quarterback Cole McDonald to four-year contract

Tennessee Titans draftee and former University of Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald has signed a four-year contract with the team, according to Titans reporter Jim Wyatt.

No football, wrestling or competitive cheer for Mid Pac athletes

The school said they would not participate in select sports during the upcoming year.

‘Bows reliever picked by Red Sox in fourth round of MLB Draft

“Felt surreal all day. It still doesn’t feel real,” Wu-Yelland told Hawaii News Now on Friday. “I can’t even put into words how much it means not just to me, but to my family.”

Holloway rematch with Volkanovski set to headline UFC’s first ‘Fight Island’ event

Holloway is set to fight again next month at UFC 251 on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island ― the location UFC president Dana White has repeatedly referred to as ‘Fight Island.’

‘Bows offensive lineman arrested for mandatory quarantine violations

Investigators said they went to the address Vaipulu had given them upon his arrival on May 18 to discover that he had also moved residences without informing authorities.

Ironman triathlon in Kona delayed again due to coronavirus concerns

All of the athletes who have already registered for the race, which typically draws about 2,500 participants, will soon receive details on the updated plans for the event

NBA legend Dwyane Wade on Tagovailoa: 'It’s going to be Dolphins town’

The most storied player in the history of Miami Heat basketball says there’s no debate about it: Florida loves basketball, but it’s not the state’s top sports draw.

LeBron: “Definitely not giving up on the season”

LeBron James reiterated Monday that he is hopeful the NBA season can resume, with the caveat that the health and well-being of players won’t be jeopardized by a return to play.

NFL teams can reopen facilities Tuesday, with provisos

NFL teams can begin reopening their facilities on Tuesday if state and local governments will allow it.

Tagovailoa signs reported 4-year, $30M contract with Miami Dolphins

Former Alabama and Saint Louis School quarterback Tua Tagovailoa put pen to paper on Monday, signing his rookie contract to officially become a member of the Miami Dolphins.

Punahou football coach, others on paid leave amidst investigation into abuse allegations

Ane, along with several other school officials who have also been placed on paid leave, are not accused of sexual misconduct and are not named as defendants in the lawsuits, which were filed nearly two weeks ago.

Hawaii players fly off the board in final day of NFL Draft

The inaugural 2020 virtual NFL Draft wrapped up on Saturday with multiple players with Hawaii ties realizing their NFL dreams.

2020 Polynesian Bowl captains taken in NFL Draft

While Tua Tagovailoa was selected as the number five overall pick by the Miami Dolphins, in round two of the NFL Draft A.J. Epenesa was selected as the 54th pick by the Buffalo Bills.

  Tagovailoa drafted by Miami Dolphins with #5 pick in NFL Draft

Tagovailoa follows in the footstep of one of his role models, Marcus Mariota, in being taken in the top ten of the draft.

  “It was going to be insane”: A look at what the 2020 NFL draft was suppose to be

The Las Vegas draft was expected to be one of the most unprecedented drafts in NFL history, featuring multiple sites and venues.

Fans sue MLB, teams over ticket money, ask for class action

Opening day on March 26 was pushed back until mid-May at the earliest after a national emergency was declared due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

  Former Kahuku star Alohi Gilman hoping dream comes true in NFL Draft

"I can't wait to hug my parents, my family and everyone who has helped me in this process when I hear my name get called.”

  Mom of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns dies from COVID-19

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 pick out of the University of Kentucky in the 2015 NBA draft.

NASCAR’s Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

Larson was competing in an iRacing event Sunday night when he appeared to lose communication on his headset with his spotter when he used the N-word.

Parapunov named conference player of the year as four Warriors are honored on first team

Parapunov is UH’s first conference player of the year since Costas Theocharidis won Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors in 2001 and ’03.

  As pandemic rages, Hawaii-native rehabs some of NBA’s biggest stars

But for athletic trainers, especially those in professional sports, the work continues. Makiki native Heather Mau graduated from Maryknoll School in 2007 and chased her passion for athletic training to the mainland.