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University of Hawaii men’s volleyball completes first-ever undefeated season

By Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii-Pacific) HONOLULU (Eagle News) — The US No. 1 ranked University of Hawaii Mānoa Rainbow Warriors men’s volleyball team has completed its first undefeated regular season. The team finished 15-0 following a straight-set win over the …

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Washington Nationals open season after Covid outbreak

By E-Jay Gonzales EBC Washington DC Bureau (Eagle News) — Last Thursday, Major League Baseball (MLB) kicked-off the start of the season with a handful of teams scheduled to be featured on “Opening Day.” One of the match-ups included the …

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Republicans rebuke MLB over decision to move All Star game

  (AFP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned US industry Monday against “economic blackmail” after Major League Baseball moved its 2021 All-Star Game to protest against Georgia’s new voting restrictions widely seen as targeting African Americans. Leading a Republican …

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees announces NFL retirement

  (AFP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday after a prolific 20-year career that included one Super Bowl triumph. Brees retires as the league’s all-time leader in passing yards with 80,358. …

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Tiger Woods sustains multiple injuries after car crash

    (Eagle News) — PGA golfer Tiger Woods was taken out of his vehicle with the “jaws of life” rescue equipment by Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics early Tuesday morning, February 23, 2021. Woods was the only occupant of …

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Four San Antonio Spurs players positive for virus, games postponed

  (AFP) — Three more games involving the San Antonio Spurs were postponed on Tuesday as the NBA confirmed four players from the team have now tested positive for Covid-19. An NBA statement said the games would be postponed in …

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Super Bowl MVP Brady to have minor knee surgery: reports

(AFP) — Seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady, who led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the NFL title Sunday, will undergo minor knee surgery to ease nagging discomfort, according to multiple reports Thursday. It was unclear which knee will …

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Biden invites Super Bowl champs Buccaneers to White House

  (AFP) — “We look forward to inviting the Buccaneers, as well as the 2020 NBA champions, the Lakers, to the White House,” President Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, told reporters. However she added a big caveat: the visit …

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Brady’s magnificent seven as Bucs upset Chiefs in Super Bowl

  (AFP) — Tom Brady sealed his place in the pantheon of America’s greatest sporting icons on Sunday, winning a record seventh Super Bowl as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers routed the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. The 43-year-old Brady — who …

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Durant, LeBron lead early NBA All-Star Game voting

  NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Lakers playmaker LeBron James are the leading vote-getters in early balloting announced Thursday for the NBA All-Star Game. No showdown of elite Eastern and Western …

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Hawaii’s top pro surfers win first-ever digital Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

  HALEIWA, OAHU (Eagle News) – The COVID-19 pandemic forced the World Surf League’s (WSL) annual Vans Triple Crown competition to go digital. From December 21, 2020, until January 15, 2021, contestants submitted the best two videos of their individual …

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Tokyo Olympics set to go in July

(Eagle News) — On again, Off again. Well it’s on again for the Tokyo Olympics despite rumors to the contrary. According to the International Olympic Committee, the games will proceed as planned for the summer of 2021. Julie Ann Evangelista …

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