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Brad Faxon just missed a birdie putt at the par-3 17th hole in yesterday’s third round of the Sony Open in Hawai‘i. Faxon has a three-stroke lead entering today’s final round.

Gregory Yamamoto • The Honolulu Advertiser

Sony Open
Faxon keeps Sony lead
Ernie Els shared the lead yesterday at the Sony Open in Hawaii for as long as it took Brad Faxon to line up his latest eagle putt. Faxon was done sharing, the moment his third eagle in as many days landed.
One bad hole stops Jacobsen
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Rainbows taken to overtime, but prevail over San Jose St.
On a five-minute do-over, the Hawai'i men’s basketball team defeated San Jose State, 65-64, in overtime last night. A crowd of 4,517 at the Stan Sheriff Center watched the Rainbows improve to 8-8 overall.
Alumni rally past Rainbows in ninth, 5-4
The Alumni rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth to edge the 2001 Varsity, 5-4, before a Rainbow Stadium gathering of 604, who waited one hour, five minutes for the start because an earlier scrimmage between the UH junior varsity and Sacramento State lasted longer than expected.
Kai rallies to 31-23 victory in Hula Bowl
The college football season did not come to a traditional conclusion in yesterday’s Hula Bowl at War Memorial Stadium. It ended with the winning kicker - Ohio State’s Dan Stultz - doing the Pee-Wee Herman dance during timeouts.
New Year's Grand Sumo Tournament
Takanohana captures sumo title in wrestle-off
In a battle of yokozuna (grand champion), Takanohana defeated Musashimaru in a wrestle-off today to capture the New Year’s Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo.
Roper taking on bigger role for Wahine
Hawai'i's Christen Roper casts an imposing shadow upon opponents. Roper, a 6-foot-5 sophomore center from Ojai, Calif., is second in the nation in blocked shots with 3.1 per game.
Small College File
UH-Hilo sweeps BYUH
Stanley Ibia scored 23 points and Alan Thomas added 19 as the University of Hawaii-Hilo defeated Brigham Young-Hawaii, 90-86, last night for a sweep of a two-game Pacific West Conference basketball series at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.
Pearl City sweeps West cheerleading
Pearl City’s cheerleaders made history yesterday, winning the first officially sanctioned high school championship meet in Hawai'i.
Defense matters as Asamura hurls Mililani to title
Mililani's Miki Asamura pitched a three-hitter, and the Trojans capitalized on miscues as Mililani defeated Pearl City, 2-0. The Trojans have won three consecutive OIA titles and 40 consecutive league games.
St. Louis outlasts Kamehameha
Frank Rivers scored all four of his team’s points in overtime and Kamehameha’s Sean Uyehara missed two free throws with no time left as St. Louis defeated Kamehameha, 36-35, in an Interscholastic League of Honolulu basketball game yesterday at McCabe Gym.
Nelson charges to MasterCard lead
For a guy who was not feeling well at the start of the round, Larry Nelson had a lot to talk about at the end of the day. The three-time major champion matched the tournament record with an 8-under-par 64 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead in the MasterCard Seniors Championship at Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawai'i.
Isle File
HPU splits twin bill at Waipahu
Third baseman Ryan Blood slammed a three-run double in the fourth inning to break a 3-3 tie and give Hawai'i Pacific a split of its doubleheader last night against Sonoma State (Calif.) at Hans L’Orange Park in Waipahu.
Sportswriter for a day winners to be introduced at luncheon
Seventy-six entries were submitted for The Honolulu Advertiser’s sportswriter for a day contest, which was open to high school students from grades 9 to 12. A winner and three runners-up have been chosen. All have been notified, and their names will be printed in Saturday’s Advertiser.
Ferd Lewis
Faxon welcomes challenge
Five years after Jim Furyk beat him in a three-hole playoff for the title of the longest Hawaiian Open ever waged here at Waialae Country Club, there is a part of Brad Faxon that still seethes from some of the fallout. Not from the loss so much, but because of a barbed assumption drawn from it.
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