Rivers cut loose by Titans
Former University of Hawaii wide receiver Jason Rivers was one of five players waived by the Tennessee Titans yesterday.
Rivers played in 12 of Hawaii's 13 games last season and had 92 catches for 1,174 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Kim advances at Junior Amateur
Pahoa's Kimberly Kim advanced to the round of 32 in the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur Championships yesterday by beating California's Stacy Kim 5 and 4 in West Hartford, Conn.
Punahou senior-to-be Anna Jang wasn't as fortunate, losing to Florida's Madison Pressel, younger sister of LPGA pro Morgan Pressel, 1 up.
In the U.S. Boys Junior Amateur Championship yesterday, Maui's Justin Keiley and Honolulu's Brett Komoto advanced to the match-play portion after completing the second round of stroke play that had been suspended on Tuesday.
Komoto shot a second consecutive 76 to make the cut by one stroke, while Keiley shot a 2-over 74 to finish tied for 14th with a two-round score of 146.
Neither player finished their opening round in match play with Keiley 2 up on Wilson Day of North Carolina through 11 holes and Komoto down by two holes to Orlando's Phillip Choi through 10 when play was halted due to darkness.
K-1 card to feature local fighters
The Japanese fighting organization K-1 is returning to Hawaii Aug. 9 for the K-1 USA Grand Prix event at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Hawaii's Wesley "Cabbage" Correira, Scott Junk and Chris West will take part in the show that also features K-1 heavyweight champion Badr Hari and last year's Grand Prix Hawaii winner Mighty Mo.
Tickets ranging from $30 to $200 are on sale at all Stan Sheriff Center outlets.
Raindrop maintains Pacific Cup lead
Raindrop, the doublehanded Cascade 36 from Portland, remains in the lead of the Pacific Cup yacht race from San Francisco to Kaneohe.
Sleeping Dragon was in second place as of yesterday morning's Day 10 roll call.
Donovan, McMackin to speak in Waimalu
University of Hawaii athletic director Jim Donovan and football coach Greg McMackin will speak at a community town meeting July 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Waimalu Elementary School.
Elected officials from Aiea and Pearl City are hosting the meeting to talk about the future of UH athletics.