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Wie gives Hawaii a major winner ... 57 years after Pung's DQ

June 23rd, 2014

When Michelle Wie won the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday, I tried to recall if any other golfer from Hawaii — man or woman — had won a major. Ann Miller reminded me that David Ishii had won some on the Japan tour. And she mentioned Jackie Pung. Ah, yes, Jackie Pung … one ofREAD MORE


Observations from a soccer enthusiast

June 16th, 2014

Dave, I appreciate that you wrote a column on U.S. soccer today.  I’ve played all my life, and at 56 I’m still playing.  I’ve followed the U.S. national team closely since the World Cup in 1994 (that was the year of the baseball strike.  And sports channels across the nation gave a few minutes ofREAD MORE


Atrocious

June 13th, 2014

In the interest of hearing out differing opinions, here’s an email reader Gary Beck said I could share. He described today’s column about the Washington NFL team’s nickname as an “atrocity.” Interesting choice of word considering the subject matter and origin of the nickname: I was exceedingly disappointed to learn that you have been seducedREAD MORE


Bob Welch's UH connection

June 11th, 2014

When Bob Welch died at age 57 this week, it brought back the memory that I was a fan of his. And I really couldn’t remember why; he was a Dodger, and I never was a Dodgers fan. Then, when reading this story in the New York Times, I remembered … his early moment ofREAD MORE


Possible Solutions

June 1st, 2014

At the end of Friday’s column I asked that if anyone had ideas about how to solve the fiscal problems at University of Hawaii athletics to share them. Some of you took me up on it: Dear David: Thank you for your article in this morning’s Star Advertiser (“No Easy Answers to UH’s Athletic Budget Troubles”). IREAD MORE


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