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Yanks’ Pineda ejected

BOSTON — Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Big Island briefs

Bug-In race results ^ The Big Island Auto Club and Big Island VW Club annual Bug-In was held April 19-20 at the Hilo Drag Strip. Results follow: ^ Saturday • Team Germany (VW) vs. Team Japan (sports compact). Behind the power performance of Laramie...

NCAA, Vaccaro battle on

There are those who would argue that Sonny Vaccaro helped create the biggest problem in college sports when he began handing out money in the late ’70s to basketball coaches so players would wear Nike shoes.

Champion Lady Vulcans

After a good night’s rest, University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Kristen Sawada felt confident going into the final round of the 2014 Pacific West Conference Championship.

Waiakea’s Igawa in charge

If Waiakea senior Andi Igawa has a bad round of golf, by her gold standard, it’s still better than the rest of the field — a fashionable way to inch closer to her first Big Island Interscholastic Federation title.

Pujols hits No. 500 homer

WASHINGTON — Heading toward the plate after the 500th homer of this career, Albert Pujols glanced ahead and saw a throng of Los Angeles Angels teammates waiting right there to greet him.

Boston, Keflezighi run strong

BOSTON — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.