An Australian rugby league team wants to continue Huawei's longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant's ban from Australia's 5G networks and legal wrangle with the United States.
It was a perfect morning for a foot race on the mountain road at Falefa on Saturday. This is the only race that runs twice during the year, in January to kick start Samoa Events’ annual programme and in November to close the year.
The Samoa Red Cross Society said if they were present at the Taula Apia Rugby Union match between Vaimoso HJ Keil and Vailele, there’s a chance Vaimoso blindside flanker Faiva Tagatauli could still be alive.
The Samoa Shooting Federation held the first day of it’s national competition yesterday, with the three-day tournament at Tafaigata doubling as trials for Samoa’s Pacific Games squad.
The death of Vaimoso rugby player Faiva Tagatauli after a suspected head injury is “a wake-up call for everybody”, according to Samoa Rugby Union chief executive officer Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i. Tagatauli (27) died yesterday morning, having collapsed on the side of the field after being substituted during the Taula Apia Rugby Union Senior A division match between Vaimoso HJ Keil and Vailele at the S.R.U fields, Tuanaimato.
The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (SASNOC) will back the Pacific Games to the tune of T$1.5 million, formalised yesterday with a ceremonial signing between the organisations.
Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Way behind in a match he soon would lose, Alexander Zverev leaned forward in his Australian Open sideline seat to repeatedly, and violently, crack his racket against the court with a reverberating THWACK — one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight times in all, before throwing down the offending, and now-mangled, piece of equipment.
As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open's main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium's speakers implored spectators to welcome "the world's No. 1 player — from Romania, Simona Halep."
Even as his uninterrupted dominance of yore dissipated, even as he took the occasional break, Roger Federer always mattered more often than not in the closing days of Grand Slam tournaments.
The youngest member of the national women’s open touch team, Emele Elizabeth Paletasala (19), gave her family all the credit for her sporting success. Paletasala, of Vaitele-uta, was named by coach Geoff Hooper in his squad for the World Cup in Malaysia in May.
Elizabeth Timoteo (20) of Fasitoo-uta has only been playing touch for two years, but was recently named in Samoa’s open women’s squad for the World Cup in May.
Athletics Samoa was honoured to receive equipment from the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee at a handover ceremony yesterday.
“We have the quality of being a leader, it’s the way we are brought up.” Australia rugby Wallaroos captain and proud Samoan Liz Patu said this quality is inherent to women of Samoa.
The Samoa women’s open touch coach said the World Cup squad have progressed massively since he was last on the island for a training camp.
Media initiative Football Matters released a documentary yesterday called Unsung Heroes, exploring the Polynesian community’s influence on American football in the United States.
If this was it for Andy Murray, if this truly was it, he gave himself — and an appreciative, raucous crowd that included his mother and brother — quite a gutsy goodbye, the type of never-give-in performance he's famous for.
Pacific Rugby Player’s Welfare (PRPW) chief executive officer and former Manu Samoa Lock Daniel Leo attended the Marist International Sevens Tournament while he was in Samoa filming for a documentary on rugby in the Pacific.
Samoan-Australian champion boxer, Jai Opetaia, gave back to the community by giving a boxing lesson yesterday for the kids at Inga’s Gym, Sinamoga. “Today is about the kids,” he said. “We’re just coming here to have training with the kids and have a laugh and enjoy so it’s actually exciting for them to see what we got for them in the bag.”
Super it wasn't — until the drive that won New England its record-tying sixth Super Bowl.
Kiwi FC had their first session back at training yesterday having returned from a successful trip to the Cook Islands for the OFC Champions League qualifying tournament.
American basketball player Mike James says he was racially profiled by Milan police who pointed guns at him and two friends after being stopped on the street — a claim that police deny.
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