Hawaii Headlines

Board approves wild animal show ban

E.K. Fernandez has brought tigers, lions and other wild animals to state

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii panel has approved amended rules prohibiting “dangerous, wild animals” from entering the state for performances, carnivals or circuses.

The Hawaii Board of Agriculture voted Tuesday in favor of the rules, sending them to the state Attorney General’s office for review, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

The rules will then go to Gov. David Ige for his signature. Ige said he supports preventing the wild animals from entering the state for shows, but he declined to say Wednesday if he would sign off on the rules. He said he had not reviewed them yet.

In a statement, the Humane Society of the U.S. applauded the board’s decision. The organization has advocated for years for stopping the use of wild animals in entertainment.

“Wild animals used for entertainment are trained with pain and the fear of punishment, caged and chained in trucks and trailers, forced to endure months of grueling travel and bullied to perform silly tricks,” said Keith Dane, the organization’s Hawaii policy adviser. “They pose a public health and safety risk as well as risks to Hawaii’s natural resources. There is simply no need to involve wild animals in any form of live entertainment.”

Scott Fernandez, CEO of Oahu-based E.K. Fernandez Shows, described the board’s decision as “regulatory overreach,” saying it will likely put him out of the carnival business.

“To say I was disappointed would be a massive understatement,” Fernandez said. “They basically ripped the guts out of E.K. Fernandez. They’ve taken a piece of history from us.”

The company has brought tigers, lions, alligators, chimpanzees and other wild animals to its state fairs for decades.

But it has not brought any new animals to the state since 2015, resulting in a drop in fair attendance, Fernandez said.

Hawaii Headlines

Ex-police sergeant accused of misdemeanor sex assault

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police sergeant was charged with misdemeanor sex assault after a woman reported that he made unwanted advances while he oversaw her driver’s license road test, officials said.

Corbett Roy was arrested this week on three counts of fourth-degree sex assault and one count of harassment, according to police records.

He was released on $1,000 bail.

Roy, 59, retired in 2011 as a police sergeant after 31 years with the Honolulu Police Department, spokeswoman Michelle Yu said.

Roy gave a road test to the woman who later complained, said Sheri Kajiwara, director of Honolulu’s Department of Customer Services, which oversees licensing operations.

The woman passed the test and then reported to a clerk what happened in the car, Kajiwara said.

Hawaii Sports

Rainbow Wahine down Highlanders

The Maui News Despite hitting just .184 for the match, the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team swept UC Riverside 25-15, 25-19, 25-17 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Norene Iosia had eight kills, 10 assists, eight digs and three of the Rainbow Wahine’s seven aces. McKenna Granato added seven kills and three aces, and Kamalei Krug added seven kills for UH (8-5, 4-0 Big West Conference).

Yuliya Ushakova had seven kills to lead the Highlanders (5-10, 0-3), who hit minus-.022 for the match.

The Rainbow Wahine hit the road again next week, playing at UC Santa Barbara on Friday.

Iowa Sports

TCU escapes ISU’s grasp

AP Sports Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas — Jonathan Song kicked a 28-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining and TCU beat Iowa State 17-14 on Saturday night.
The game-deciding kick came three plays after TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson was helped off the field and taken directly to the locker room after taking a hard hit to his left shoulder at the end of a 1-yard run to the 10. Running back Sewo Olonilua then took direct snaps twice to set up the field goal for TCU (3-2, 1-1 Big 12).
Iowa State (1-3, 0-2) tied the game at 14-all with just under eight minutes left when David Montgomery, who ran for 101 yards on 21 carries, scored from a yard out. Quarterback Zeb Noland kept that drive alive when he avoided being sacked by Ben Banogu on third-and-25, then ran 28 yards for a first down.
On TCU’s ensuing possession, Robinson’s pass was intercepted by Braxton Lewis at the 3. But the Cyclones went three-and-out, then punted the ball for the drive that led to the final points.
The Frogs led 14-7 when Banogu returned a fumble 47 yards right after halftime, and were driving for a possible two-touchdown lead late in the third quarter when tight end Artayvious Lynn caught a short pass and inexplicably tried to hurdle over a defender. The ball came loose when Lynn made midair contact and was recovered by linebacker O’Rien Vance at the Cyclones 9.
After TCU’s first game since SMU in 2009 when neither team scored in the first quarter, Robinson was sacked and fumbled in the first minute of the second quarter.
Multiple players from both teams had a chance to recover before JaQuan Bailey dived over a TCU lineman to finally secure the pinballing pigskin at the Frogs 22. Four plays later, Noland threw a 3-yard TD to Charlie Kolar.
TCU got even on the next drive when Robinson threw a 10-yard TD pass to freshman Taye Barber.
Iowa State: A year after beating both Oklahoma and TCU, the two teams that later met in the Big 12 championship game, the Cyclones have lost their first two Big 12 games this season to those same teams.
TCU: Robinson was already dealing with an unspecified shoulder issue before the big blow that knocked him out of the game. He has also been prone to turnovers, with five interceptions and three lost fumbles in the last three games. The Frogs defense limited Iowa State to 198 yards.
TCU lost playmaking receiver and returner KaVontae Turpin on its first TD drive on a play that was initially called targeting but overturned after replay despite the vicious helmet-to-helmet contact from cornerback Datrone Young.
Iowa State travels to Oklahoma State next Saturday.
TCU has an open date before hosting No. 25 Texas Tech on Oct. 4, a Thursday night.

Minnesota Sports

Mauer, Gibson lead Twins to 8-3 win over White Sox

By Brian Hall
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer reached base three times and Kyle Gibson capped a season of improvement with six quality innings in the Minnesota Twins’ 8-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
Mauer had two hits and scored twice in what could be his final homestand after a 15-year career in Minnesota. Mauer has said he’ll contemplate retirement once the season is over, but he’s showing he can still swing the bat with a strong September.
Mauer, who entered the day with a major league-leading .410 average with runners in scoring position, drove in a run with a single as part of a six-run second inning. He is hitting .365 with eight RBIs in his last 16 games.
Gibson (10-13) allowed one run on three hits and three walks to lower his ERA to 3.62. The right-hander had a 5.07 ERA each of the past two seasons, but continued the growth he showed at the end of last season after returning from the minors.
Jorge Polanco added three hits and Jake Cave drove in three runs for the Twins, who tied a season high with their fifth straight win.
Chicago starter Carlos Rodon (6-8) was knocked out six batters into the second inning without retiring an out. He surrendered eight runs on six hits and four walks in his 21st start of the season after returning from shoulder surgery.
The White Sox lost for the 10th time in 13 games and are 62-99. A loss Sunday would be their first 100-loss season since losing 106 games in 1970.
Chicago struck out nine times in the game to set a new major league record for a team in a season. White Sox batters have struck out 1,579 times this season, breaking the mark of 1,571 set by the Milwaukee Brewers last season.
Second baseman Yoan Moncado struck out for the 216th time, the highest total in the majors this season and the fourth-most in a single season in history.
Moncado is three strikeouts behind Chris Davis, who had 219 in 2016. The record is held by Mark Reynolds, who struck out 223 times in 2009.
White Sox: C Omar Narvaez left the game in the third inning with low back stiffness. He was replaced by Kevan Smith.
Twins: Mitch Garver was out of the lineup a day after getting four hits and six RBIs because manager Paul Molitor wanted to go with Tyler Austin and Joe Mauer at first base and designated hitter, respectively. Garver recently returned from a concussion and won’t be used as a catcher again this season.
Minnesota will end the season with rookie right-hander Zack Littell (0-2, 6.61 ERA) starting Sunday, with Chicago going with right-hander Dylan Covey (5-13, 5.06). It will be Littell’s eighth major league appearance and second start. His previous start was against the White Sox in his debut on June 5 when he gave up six runs in three innings. Covey is 0-6 with a 6.08 ERA over his last eight starts but has 12 scoreless innings over his past two starts.

National Sports

No. 3 Clemson rallies to beat Syracuse 27-23

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — With new starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence knocked out of the game, Travis Etienne scored on a 2-yard run with 41 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give No. 3 Clemson a 27-23 victory over Syracuse on Saturday.
Etienne had three TDs and a career-high 203 yards rushing to bail out the quarterback-depleted Tigers (5-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They went from having one too many starting-caliber QBs earlier in the week to not enough by the second half against the Orange (4-1, 1-1).
Lawrence left his first career start late in the second quarter with a possible concussion. Lawrence was promoted to starter earlier in the week by coach Dabo Swinney and that prompted senior Kelly Bryant, who had started the first four games and led the Tigers to the College Football Playoff last year, to leave the team. That left one-time third-stringer Chase Brice to lead the comeback — and it looked bleak when Syracuse’s Eric Dungey bulled his way in for a 1-yard score with 12:58 remaining to make it 23-13.
Etienne’s 26-yard touchdown run with 11:08 to go drew Clemson within a field goal and Brice, a redshirt freshman with just eight career passes, directed a 94-yard scoring drive that included a 20-yard completion on fourth-and-6 to keep things going.
Dungey was sacked twice by freshman Xavier Thomas on Syracuse’s final drive. The Orange were trying for their first 5-0 start since 1987. Dungey finished with two rushing touchdowns. He was 26 of 41 passing for 250 yards and an interception.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jaylen Waddle returned a punt for a touchdown and caught two scoring passes, including a 94-yarder, for Alabama.
Quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts staked the Crimson Tide (5-0) to a 49-0 halftime lead over the Ragin’ Cajuns (1-3) en route to the defending national champions’ latest blowout.
Then third-teamer Mac Jones got into the act with his 94-yarder to the freshman Waddle late in the third quarter. It tied for the second-longest TD catch in Alabama history. Alabama has scored at least 45 points five games in a row for the first time in program history.
Tagovailoa completed all eight of his attempts for 128 yards and two touchdowns, mostly in the first quarter. Hurts was 4 of 6 for 118 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown to Henry Ruggs III.
Ruggs caught five passes for 116 yards and two TDs. Waddle gained 138 yards on three catches and returned a punt 63 yards for a score.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Will Grier threw for 370 yards and three touchdowns, Keith Washington thwarted a rally with 51-yard interception return for a score for West Virginia.
Marcus Simms had nine catches for a career-high 138 yards — all in the first half — for his third straight 100-yard game. The Mountaineers (4-0, 2-0 Big 12) scored 28 first-quarter points.
Texas Tech true freshman Alan Bowman, the nation’s leading passer coming in, didn’t return after getting injured in the first half when he was sandwiched on hits by Ezekiel Rose and Washington as he threw a pass.
Jett Dudley had his first career touchdown pass and TD run filling in for Bowman as the Red Raiders (3-2, 1-1) stayed close after trailing 35-10 at halftime.
With Texas Tech driving for a potential tying score late in the fourth quarter, Duffey’s second interceptions was a leaping grab by Washington, who returned it for a 42-27 lead.

North Dakota Sports

Hawks earn big win over Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. — For the second week in a row, the University of North Dakota football team grabbed a double-digit first-half lead.
Last week, UND let off the gas.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Fighting Hawks floored it.
UND ran for 351 yards and five touchdowns to dominate Northern Colorado 38-13 at Nottingham Field.
“That was us going out in the second half and playing an all-around solid 30 minutes,” UND running back Brady Oliveira said. “We came out and executed across the board. It was a great team win.”
Without star running back John Santiago, who was out with an injury, James Johannesson ran for 141 yards and Oliveira ran for 123 and two touchdowns. UND’s 38 points were a season high.
“We wanted to play a full game, and we did a great job fixing our mistakes from last week,” Johannesson said.
UND, coming off a disappointing 25-21 home loss to unranked Idaho State, righted the ship to improve to 3-2 heading into a bye week.
UND beat UNC for the sixth consecutive time.
“We controlled the ball,” UND coach Bubba Schweigert said. “When you control the football, you have a good chance.”
UND pulled away thanks to a dominant second quarter in which the Fighting Hawks scored 21 points.
UND quarterback Nate Ketteringham, who finished with 123 passing yards, helped in the ground attack rushing for touchdowns of 5 and 2 yards.
The Fighting Hawks were able to get the comfortable win against the winless Bears (0-5) and played a number of backups in the fourth quarter.
True freshman Otis Weah, making his first travel roster of the year, saw his first action and scored on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter to give UND a 38-7 lead.

North Dakota Sports

No. 1-ranked Bison edge No. 3 SDSU to win Dakota Marker

FARGO — North Dakota State football players raced to the northwest corner of the Fargodome as the final seconds ticked off the game clock Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29, to a grab a 75-pound hunk of quartzite.
As the horn sounded, the Bison had reclaimed the Dakota Marker Trophy that had resided in Brookings, S.D., the past two seasons. NDSU quarterback Easton Stick rushed for a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to rally the No. 1-ranked Bison to a 21-17 victory against No, 3-ranked South Dakota State in Missouri Valley Football Conference play before 18,846 fans at Gate City Bank Field.
“Welcome to Missouri Valley football,” Bison head coach Chris Klieman said to start his postgame comments.
The Bison (4-0, 1-0 MVFC) remained unbeaten, handing SDSU (2-1, 0-1) its first loss this season. The Jackrabbits had won the previous two Dakota Marker games. Klieman said the victory was for former Bison running back Chase Morlock and the two previous senior classes that didn’t win the Marker game in their final seasons.
“I’m smiling for a kid like Chase Morlock right now,” Klieman said. “That was for you Chase.”
The 6-foot-2, 221-pound Stick hugged an NDSU administrator as he walked into the postgame press conference and said, “It’s about time.” Bison senior linebacker Dan Marlette made two key plays on third-down stops in the fourth quarter. Marlette, from Sioux Falls, S.D., didn’t play against SDSU last season due to a knee injury.

National Sports

Bucs, Bears in 1st place? Who would have thunk it?

By Barry Wilner
AP Pro Football Writer

There is no way anyone outside Tampa or Chicago would have predicted the Bucs and Bears would both be in first place when they square off in Week 4.
Sure, it’s still plenty early in the schedule. Yet there’s no denying both teams are ahead of schedule.
Although the Buccaneers (2-1) come off a 30-27 home loss to Pittsburgh last Monday night, their offense behind backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been dynamic.
Fitzpatrick started the three games for which starter Jameis Winston was suspended and made a strong argument for keeping the job. Fitz leads the NFL with 1,230 yards passing and is second with 11 TD passes. He’s the only player in league history to throw for 400-plus yards in three consecutive games.
Winston certainly has been impressed and promises not to make waves.
“It’s about the team’s success. I’m not a selfish player, it’s about our team,” Winston said. “We’re out here doing big things, and we’ve got to continue doing that.”
Chicago (2-1) is doing big things on defense. The trade with Oakland for Khalil Mack has made a huge impact in the Windy City, making up for a mediocre offense.
Mack is tied for the league lead with four sacks, with at least one in each game, and leads the NFL with three forced fumbles.
“What he has done is completely elevated everybody else on defense,” coach Matt Nagy said. “When that happens, that’s rare, to have one guy affect a team like that.”
Week 4 began with Jared Goff throwing for 465 yards and five touchdowns and getting a perfect quarterback rating in a 38-31 victory over Minnesota. The Rams are 4-0 while the Vikings are 1-2-1 and haven’t won since opening day.
On byes are Carolina and Washington.
Baltimore (2-1) at
Pittsburgh (1-1-1)
Classic NFL matchup, Part I.
The Steelers have won nine straight games on Sunday nights, twice over the Ravens. But Baltimore has a rekindled offense, with Joe Flacco off to a sizzling start, helped by a trio of new receivers. Newcomer Michael Crabtree leads the Ravens with 15 catches and needs six to reach 600 for his career.
Pittsburgh likely gets back top blocker David DeCastro for Ben Roethlisberger, who is 21-3 in regular-season prime-time games at home, throwing for 55 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Roethlisberger has thrown a TD pass in 45 straight home games, the third-longest streak in NFL history.
If this comes down to kicking, Baltimore has a huge edge. The Ravens’ Justin Tucker has hit eight straight field goals from 50-plus yards and owns the best FG percentage (90.0) in NFL history. Pittsburgh’s Chris Boswell has hit just one of four field goals; the three misses match his entire 2017 total.
Kansas City (3-0) at
Denver (2-1),
Monday night
Classic NFL matchup, Part II.
Another prime-time showcase worth watching, this is a series of streaks. The Chiefs have taken five straight following seven straight losses. The offense is a buzz saw: Kansas City is the third NFL team to score 38 or more points in its first three games (2007 Patriots, who were 16-0; 1967 Colts, who went 11-1-2).
Patrick Mahomes has established an NFL record with 13 TDs through three games and zero interceptions to lead the league with a 137.4 passer rating. The second-year QB credits the depth of talent around him.
“Guys everywhere,” Mahomes said. “Knowing that I have those weapons, whenever someone has to get a break — we say if you’re tired, get a break, because I know I can trust the next guy coming in.”
The Chiefs can be scored on, though, and Denver had the NFL’s third-ranked rushing game with rookies Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, the first undrafted player to eclipse 100 scrimmage yards in his first two NFL games.
Plus, linebacker Von Miller, tied for the league lead with four sacks, is a Chiefs nemesis: Miller has eight sacks, 11 tackles for loss against Kansas City.
Miami (3-0) at
New England (1-2)
Classic NFL matchup, Part III.
Yes, the Patriots have so dominated the AFC East that we forget there are other teams in the division. This is the one team Tom Brady has fallen to the most, 10 times. Of course, he has beaten the Dolphins 21 times.
Indeed, the last time the Dolphins won at New England was 2008, when Brady was sidelined by a knee injury.
Miami already has seven interceptions; it had nine all of last season.
Meanwhile, the Patriots have struggled to find any consistency. They rank 25th on offense — other than Rob Gronkowski, Brady has little comfort with any receivers — and 28th on defense. Bill Belichick was outcoached by his former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia last Sunday night.
But the Patriots have started slowly before and then become unstoppable.
Philadelphia (2-1) at
Tennessee (2-1)
Philly likes playing AFC South squads: The Eagles have won seven straight games against them, the team’s longest active winning streak against any division.
This could come down to the running game, particularly if Titans QB Marcus Mariota still is struggling with a right elbow injury that has affected his grip. The Eagles rank first in run defense after finishing first last season and also lead the NFL in time of possession (36:03).

Cleveland (1-1-1) at
Oakland (0-3)
There are good vibes by Lake Erie and bad ones in the Bay Area.
The Browns got their first win in 18 games by beating the Jets, and top overall draft choice Baker Mayfield led the way to take over as starting quarterback. Their defense has been relatively stout, led by the No. pick in the 2017 draft, Myles Garrett.
Oakland’s decision to trade its best player, Mack, and then the 0-3 start has worn thin any luster on Jon Gruden’s return. The Raiders are last in the NFL with three sacks and tied for last with one takeaway. They have been outscored 37-3 in fourth quarters and are the second team in the last 20 years to start 0-3 when leading all three at halftime.
Detroit (1-2) at
Dallas (1-2)
The Lions got off the schneid with that surprisingly dominant win against New England. They have the top-rated passing offense, but they also are a sieve against the run on defense.
With Dallas struggling so much throwing the ball, look for RB Ezekiel Elliott to be very busy in this one. Elliott is tied with the 49ers’ Matt Breida for the NFL rushing lead with 274 yards.
San Francisco (1-2)
at LA Chargers (1-2)
Injuries probably have ruined the 49ers’ season. After giving Jimmy Garoppolo his big payday, they will be without him for the remainder of this year after he tore his ACL against KC. C.J. Beathard, who was in over his head last year in going 1-5, steps in.
The Chargers have won the past four meetings and have a dangerous offense behind QB Philip Rivers and a ramped-up running game. Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler form the only pair of running backs on the same team with 250 or more scrimmage yards this season.
Cincinnati (2-1) at
Atlanta (1-2)
Injuries are beginning to ruin the Falcons’ season, too. They lost free safety Ricardo Allen with a torn Achilles tendon and he joins starters Keanu Neal (knee), a strong safety, and linebacker Deion Jones on the sidelines. Jones underwent foot surgery and is out until at least Nov. 18.
Plus, defensive ends Takkarist McKinley and Derrick Shelby are nursing groin injuries.
This is Cincinnati’s third road game already, and Atlanta’s third successive home game. The Bengals come in without starting RB Joe Mixon (knee) but are stunningly successful in the red zone. They have points on their last 29 times inside the 20-yard line (21 TDs, 8 FGs), the longest active streak in the NFL.
Buffalo (1-2) at
Green Bay (1-1-1)
On a high after their stunning win at Minnesota as 16 ½-point underdogs, the Bills get another NFC North trip. Hey, it’s always good to do those in September.
Buffalo’s rookie quarterback Josh Allen wasn’t intimidated by Minnesota’s staunch and physical defense. Green Bay’s doesn’t come close to resembling that group, and standout runner LeSean McCoy (ribs) vows he will be back.
Aaron Rodgers figures to throw a bunch this week, with Davante Adams now his top target.
New York Jets (1-2)
at Jacksonville (2-1)
Coming off a loss that easily could linger, and with safety Jamal Adams saying the Jets weren’t prepared for Mayfield when he replaced Tyrod Taylor in Cleveland’s victory, New York takes on ticked-off Jacksonville.
The Jets have won four straight in this series, but those games were mostly against weak Jaguars teams. After the Jags struggled so much vs. Tennessee, they could take it out on rookie Sam Darnold with a sack-happy defense. And Darnold displayed happy feet against the Browns.
New Orleans (2-1) at
New York Giants (1-2)
If Eli Manning gets protection, the Giants are competitive. That happened in last week’s win at Houston, and the Saints have been disappointing defending the pass.
The excitement level ramps up in the running game as Giants rookie Saquon Barkley and the Saints’ Alvin Kamara, last year’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, face off. Also intriguing: Saints WR Michael Thomas leads the league with 38 catches and 398 yards receiving. His catch total is an NFL best in a team’s first three games. New York’s Odell Beckham Jr. has a respectable 24 receptions, even if that pales compared to Thomas.
Seattle (1-2) at
Arizona (0-3)
Two teams with messed-up offenses, although the Seahawks look like an indomitable force compared to Arizona.
The Cardinals rank dead last in all offensive categories and have scored a total of 20 points. Now, rookie Josh Rosen will start, and while Seattle’s defense no longer has legion-like boom, it can be tricky and ranks eighth against the pass.
A win will tie Pete Carroll with Mike Holmgren for the most coaching victories in Seattle history (90).
Houston (0-3) at
Indianapolis (1-2)
Houston probably is the most disappointing team in the NFL, having gotten back J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and Deshaun Watson for injury, yet not winning at all. Indeed, the Texans’ last victory came in November 2017.
They rarely fare well with Indy, which has a 25-7 edge in the series. The Colts’ next win will be No. 300 since moving from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 1984.
Adam Vinatieri needs one field goal to break Morten Andersen’s NFL record (565). Vinatieri also needs three field-goal attempts to pass Gary Anderson (672) for second all-time, and one game played to pass George Blanda (340) for No. 4.
Can’t kick about that.

Hawaii Sports

Iosia leads UH to sweep of Cal State Fullerton

The Maui News

Norene Iosia had 10 kills and 11 assists as the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team remained undefeated in Big West Conference play with a 25-15, 25-19, 25-21 win over Cal State Fullerton on Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Iosia led the Rainbow Wahine (7-5, 3-0 Big West) with a .450 hitting clip. Faith Maafala had 23 assists while Tita Akiu had 17 digs.

Felicia Marshall and Madeline Schneider led the Titans with six kills each as Fullerton moved to 6-11 overall and 0-4 in Big West play.

The Rainbow Wahine next host UC Riverside today.