Nevada panel suspends Nino
WBC light flyweight champion Omar Nino was temporarily suspended yesterday after testing positive for methamphetamine after last month's title bout -- a result that was revealed last week, Nevada boxing regulators said. The 30-year-old Mexican fighter retained the 108-pound title Nov. 18 with a majority draw over former champion Brian Viloria of Waipahu, even though Viloria knocked down Nino twice in the Las Vegas bout.
Mustangs topple Vulcans in basketball
The Master's College defeated Hawaii-Hilo 63-57 yesterday in Division II basketball at Santa Clarita, Calif.
The Vulcans led 32-24 at halftime, but were outscored by 14 in the second half.
Ryan Zamroz scored 23 points and dished five assists, and Eric Durso added 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mustangs (4-3) over the Vulcans (2-6).
Rashad Bilal scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead UH-Hilo, while Michael Martin chipped in with a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Seasiders fall two spots in national poll
Brigham Young-Hawaii dropped two spots to No. 19 in the men's Division II national poll after its overtime loss at Seattle Pacific University last week.
The Seasiders (6-1) managed 59 points in the voting. They play No. 18 Seattle (5-1) in Laie on Dec. 12. The Redhawks had 69 points in the poll.
Stephenson, Bresnahan lead Aloha Section golf
Doug Stephenson and Kevin Bresnahan took a slim lead yesterday after the first round of the Aloha Section PGA Head Professional-Assistant Professional Championship at Hualalai Golf Club on the Big Island.
Stephenson and Bresnahan shot a 7-under 65 in the four-ball, stroke-play event. They lead the teams of Andrew Feldman and Shane Abe, and Tim Murphy and Alva Wendland by one going into today's final round.