November 28, 2013 |
Tyler Ennis scored 28 points and led two key second-half runs that carried No. 8 Syracuse past California, 92-81, in the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Tuesday. The win over the Golden Bears (5-1) put the 6-0 Orange in the tournament title game Wednesday against Dayton or No. 18 Baylor. Connecticut 76, Loyola (Md.) 66 - In Hartford, Conn., DeAndre Daniels had 21 points and eight rebounds to help the No. 13 Huskies remain undefeated with a 76-66 win over the 4-1 Greyhounds.
March 22, 2013 |
HONOLULU - The future is looking bleak for a celebrity privacy bill in Hawaii known as the Steven Tyler Act. The proposal pushed by the Aerosmith lead singer would allow people to sue others who take photos or videos of their private moments. But after sailing through the Senate earlier this month following personal testimony from Tyler at a February hearing, the bill is missing deadlines in the state House, and key lawmakers say they won't push it through. Rep. Angus McKelvey, of Maui, the chairman of the first of three House committees that the bill needs to pass to get to the House floor, said that he won't hold a hearing for the bill.
March 7, 2013 |
A SEISMIC SHIFT is occurring in the entertainment firmament. Justin Bieber has been booed in London. The Biebs, who's 19 now but sings to a legion of girls just a few years removed from "Sesame Street," apologized Tuesday to his young fans - and their PO'd parents - after they accused him of taking the stage inconsiderately late for a concert. Bieber insisted that he was only 40 minutes behind schedule, and blamed "technical issues," but show time on the ticket for his roughly 90-minute gig was 8:30 (the O2 Arena said that he was due to go on at 9:30)
September 7, 2012 |
IN 3 MONTHS, Ryan Howard will get away from it all. He'll find an escape from a year like no other in his professional career. Howard will wed longtime girlfriend Krystle Campbell, a schoolteacher and former Eagles cheerleader, in Maui this December. More than a year removed from a serious, possibly career-altering surgery on his left Achilles', Howard will have a chance to bask in the sun in a place that might as well be the polar opposite to Philadelphia. "All your cares go away," Howard said of Maui.
March 25, 2012 |
Can't afford to vacation in Maui? Lots of people think that - and they're wrong. We have visited Maui every year for the last 20 years, and have discovered tricks and tips to make it an affordable place to stay - and 2011 was no different. Airfare is about $850 round-trip from Philadelphia in the low season (mid-April to mid-June and September to mid-December) to Kahului Airport, in the center of Maui. The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono was our first stop, and we found that this inn, just 10 minutes from the airport, is a great place to relax, unwind, and get your bearings.
November 23, 2011 |
Austin Rivers had 20 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each, and No. 6 Duke shot its way into another Maui Invitational championship game in Lahaina, Hawaii, with an 82-75 win over No. 15 Michigan yesterday. Duke (6-0) put on an offensive show, scoring on an array of three-pointers and spectacular shots to remain undefeated (14-0) at the Maui Invitational. Andre Dawkins added 14 points and the Blue Devils hit 11 of 21 three-pointers while shooting 56 percent overall to earn a spot in tonight's title game against No. 14 Kansas, a 72-56 winner over UCLA.
November 22, 2011 |
SHANE VICTORINO already has a cool nickname. Yesterday, the Flyin' Hawaiian got his own day. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie honored the Maui native by declaring yesterday Shane Victorino Day in Hawaii. The Phillies outfielder was recognized for his accomplishments and his support of Hawaiian youth. The Shane Victorino Foundation, which he established with his wife Melissa in February of last year, has already raised more than $550,000 for youth programs in Hawaii and Philadelphia.
September 25, 2011 |
It was a strange choice for my wife and I to make: Enjoy a restful night's sleep at the Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui, or get up in the middle of the night to drive to the summit of Mount Haleakala and watch the sunrise. Having already been treated to several spectacular sunsets from our lanai, we wondered how anything could top them. Besides, who among the sane would trade tropical warmth for a two-hour car ride up a winding mountain road in order to shiver 10,000 feet above sea level?
September 23, 2011
HE SAT IN his car and fashioned his resolve. Stick to the script, Shane Victorino told himself repeatedly yesterday morning. Let the others handle the magnitude of the event and the emotions of the day. No crying in - or out - of baseball. And then he walked to the podium outside the Boys & Girls Club that his money refurbished and did what he does best. He poured out his heart, thanked everyone in attendance, from ESPN's Chris Berman to the city's cops and firefighters, cried repeatedly and at one point, waved away the script as if a bug in the batter's box. "To think that a kid in this community will benefit from this Boys & Girls Club means so much to me," he said, dabbing a stream of tears as his voice continued to quiver.
July 24, 2011 |
Here are travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea, and air. Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates, and advance-purchase requirements may apply. Land Travaasa Hana, a new luxury hotel on Maui, Hawaii, is offering 20 percent off its rates. With the discount, rates start at $320 double per night (normally $399) for garden-view suites and $400 (normally $499) for plantation-style cottages. Suite rates cover room only; cottage rates are all-inclusive and include meals and snacks, nonalcoholic drinks, daily spa treatments, and all resort activities.