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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.

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Three Big Island standouts have earned spots on Team Aloha 2014 and will help represent Hawaii in the 17th Annual Arizona Elite Spring Classic girls basketball tournament.

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.

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.

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.