Wie to sign deal with Omega
Michelle Wie plans to announce a deal tomorrow with Omega watches, her third endorsement contract.
The 16-year-old golf phenom from Hawaii turned pro in October and signed multiyear deals with Sony and Nike believed to be worth about $8 million.
She has yet to earn money in a tournament. She was disqualified from the Samsung World Championship and missed the cut against the men at the Casio World Open in Japan and the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Wie is scheduled to make her 2006 debut today in the Fields Open in Hawaii.
UH pays Aloha Stadium overdue 2005 rent
The University of Hawaii athletic department yesterday paid Aloha Stadium $341,656 for overdue rent and operating expenses incurred during the 2005 football season
"We delivered a check to Aloha Stadium today," UH spokeswoman Lois Manin said yesterday. "That should settle all rent and expenses for the 2005 football season."
UH and the stadium are negotiating a possible decrease in rent for future seasons.
Also, the Stadium Authority board was scheduled to discuss the status of its search for a stadium manager today at its monthly meeting. Chairman Kevin Chong Kee planned for the board to interview the finalists next week in executive session.
Rainbow Wahine lead after WAC meet's Day 1
Hawaii won the 200-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relays yesterday to take the lead after the first day of the Western Athletic Conference women's swimming and diving championships.
Nicole Mackey, Katie Clewett, Ellike Heimbach and Bache Atkins teamed up to win the medley event in 1:43.50. Atkins, Claudia Barsi, Jessica Affleck and Mackey won the latter relay in 7:24.03.
UH led the team standings with 80 points, followed by Nevada with 66. Action continues today at San Antonio, Texas.
» UH diver Mats Wiktorsson broke the pool record in winning the 1-meter springboard with a six-dive points total of 336.35 yesterday at the Conference-USA championships at Houston. Hawaii was also second in the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays.
The Rainbows finished the first day of competition in third place.
Hawaii falls at Cal State Fullerton
Hawaii's women's tennis team lost at Cal State Fullerton yesterday, falling 5-2 at Titan Courts. The Rainbow Wahine are now 0-8 on the season.
Erin Katayama and Samanta Capella won their first individual matches of the season for Hawaii, but CSF won every other match.
UH continues its road trip today, playing Nevada at the Northridge Tennis Complex.
Chaminade No. 6 in Division II West region
Chaminade is ranked No. 6 in the West in the latest NCAA Division II men's basketball regional poll.
The top eight teams in the final rankings will advance to the Division II West Regional tournament. Seattle Pacific, Western Washington, Cal State Bakersfield, Sonoma State and Central Washington check in ahead of the Silverswords in this week's poll.
Chaminade has a 16-8 record with two regular-season games remaining, both against Hawaii Pacific.