Going back to Cali! Machado signs record deal with Padres

Though it seemed more and more like a possibility the longer the free agency period dragged, the San Diego Padres were a long shot to land prized free agent Manny Machado. After months of speculation has crept all the way into the beginning of spring training, they did just that, signing the third baseman to a 10-year, $300 million deal on Tuesday.

Hang Loose Pro will be first major test of QS season

It’s unfortunate to say it, but the Hawaii portion of the annual surf season has essentially come to a close. Hawaiian waters dominate the professional landscape for about three straight months, but it’s now time to share the wealth and give some other nations a chance to see the best of the best up close.

Stansberry’s slide a major concern for UH

A lot can happen in a short period of time within the college basketball season. Teams often change identities rapidly, for better or worse. What you see today may not be at all what you get 10 days from now.

NBA free agency more dissected than ever, with good reason

There’s a growing criticism that the NBA has become focused mostly on player movement and that actual basketball is now a mere afterthought. That has a modicum of truth to it, since current players are moving around with more planning and in consultation with one another more than ever before. Analysis during last week’s trade deadline wasn’t just focused on how the deals being made would impact the rest of this season, but how they would ultimately set up the free agent market for this summer and trying to read the tea leaves on who will end up where.

Kauai boys make early waves at Volcom Pipe Pro

It was by no means a stellar day of surf at Pipeline on Saturday. What is often an ocean winter paradise was more of a punchy beach break. Any barrels were fleeting head high shampoo rinsers and barely navigable. But with an inconsistent waiting period ahead and a deep field on hand, the Volcom Pipe Pro got underway in some tough winds, a strong current and diminishing open faces.

Riverside shoots down Hawaii’s 5-game win streak

UC Riverside came into Saturday just 6-13 on the season and winless in the Big West. They appeared to be much better than that record would indicate as the Highlanders made all the big plays in the second half, holding off Hawaii for the 75-71 victory in Riverside, Calif.

2019 surf season already getting busy in Hawaii and Florida

With the Sunset Open opening up on Friday, followed by the Volcom Pipe Pro on Jan. 29, we’re right back to the grind of the World Surf League season. The 2019 Qualifying Series schedule is already underway and ready to quickly pick up the pace over the next few weeks on Oahu.