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Justin Leonard ended his opening-round three-under-par 67 with a three-putt par on the 18th hole. Leonard holds a one-shot lead over Ernie Els after round 1 of the Mercedes Championships.

Gregory Yamamoto • The Honolulu Advertiser

Leonard's 67 leads Mercedes by a shot
Justin Leonard, ducking his 5-foot-9 frame under the 15 mph Plantation Course wind, shot a 6-under-par 67 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead over Ernie Els in the Mercedes Championships.

UTEP hands Hawai'i fourth loss in a row
Texas-El Paso defeated the University of Hawai'i men's basketball team, 79-71, as the Rainbows fell to 0-3 in the WAC and 6-8 overall.

UH may interview Oral Roberts baseball coach
Oral Roberts athletic director Mike Carter did grant the University of Hawai'i permission to interview Golden Eagles coach Sunny Golloway, The Tulsa (Okla.) World reported.

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Fenderson invited to play in Hula Bowl
UH Warriors running back James Fenderson, a former walk-on from Mililani who at one time lived in a pickup truck, has been invited to play in the Jan. 20 Hula Bowl on Maui.
California JC lineman commits to Hawai'i
El Camino College defensive lineman Hiram Travis, who can bench press 455 pounds, has accepted a football scholarship to attend the University of Hawai'i.
Declining membership, finances putting spikes in heart of NCAA
As membership declines because of economics and gender-equity commitments, men's collegiate volleyball is rapidly facing the real possibility of extinction.
New Year's Grand Sumo Tournament
Musashimaru, Takanohana remain unbeaten at 6-0
Yokozuna Musashimaru and Takanohana remained undefeated and tied for the lead at 6-0. Musashimaru beat Tochisakae, while Takanohana defeated Tosanoumi.
Kalaheo routs Kahuku, 95-52, in OIA East showdown
In a matchup of the O'ahu Interscholastic Association Eastern Division's two unbeaten teams, No. 1-ranked Kalaheo left visiting Kahuku in ruins, 95-52.
Tommy Lee takes head football job in Montana
Honolulu native Tommy Lee, offensive coordinator for the University of Utah, has been named head football coach at Western Montana in Dillon, Mont.
Ferd Lewis
Chow's climb to the top no surprise
When Southern California wooed Norm Chow to become its offensive coordinator this week, it was yet another yardstick of how far the former Punahou School lineman has come.
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