MOAMOA SPORTS CLUB: Members of the Moamoa Roosters Club for 2017.

Moamoa Club eyes grand 2017

The Moamoa Roosters Sports Club met on Wednesday to start its preparations for another full year of sports.

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Trials at Apia Park.

Brisbane Ten’s Training Squad Named

The Samoa Rugby Union has officially announced the  training squad for Brisbane Ten’s.  

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ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND SPORT: Samoa and Fiji pose for one last photo.

Netball Samoa Warming for World Cup

Last weekend saw the greatest assembly of U21 netball players in the region. At the International Youth Netball Series in Fiji, Samoa fell to a strong Fijian side in a close finish for third with a final score of 48-42.  

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Ten’s trials at Apia Park.

Battle for spots in Brisbane 10s

The battle for spots in the national 10s team was an intense one at the Apia Park. Over 40 players vied for a spot in the training squad.

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Cao Lei, of China, holds up her gold medal in the women's 75 kg. of the weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

3 Chinese weightlifters lose 2008 Olympic titles for doping

Three Chinese women weightlifters have been stripped of Olympic titles for doping at their home 2008 Beijing Games.

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The boys are in good hands as they are coached by one of Samoa’s finest, Desmond Fa’aiuaso.

U17 Football Team Named

Football Federation Samoa has named the final squad for Samoa’s U17 Football team.

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View of Deodoro Olympic Park canoe slalom circuit, center, and BMX circuit, right, during a flight on an army helicopter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Another Rio Olympic venue struggling to find a use

Almost five months after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ended, another venue is struggling to find a use.

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England is on a 14-match winning run heading into its defense of the Six Nations title.

Marler injury adds to England's woes ahead of Six Nations

England's pack has been hit with another injury setback ahead of the Six Nations after prop Joe Marler was ruled out for at least a month with a broken left leg.

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Afa Aiono is one of the squad members of the Manu Samoa sevens.

Tietjens happy with team’s progress

Manu Samoa Sevens coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens, is happy with his team’s progress so far despite the Samoan Barbarians losing Waikato, 26-14, in the Bay of Plenty Sevens last weekend.

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Avoiding what would have almost certainly been a widely boycotted world championships, international officials pulled this season's biggest bobsled and skeleton competition out of Russia on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

Suspensions lifted for 4 Russians in skeleton

Four Russians have been allowed to resume competing in skeleton even though they are under investigation for alleged doping rule breaches at the 2014 Winter Olympics, the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said Sunday.

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The Savai’i boys excited to be out on the pitch.

U20 campaign kicks off in Savai’i

The inaugural Samoa U20s campaign kicked off yesterday with the first trials held in Iva, Savaii. 

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MANU SAMOA SEVENS: Some members of the Manu Samoa Sevens in New Zealand.

Manu Sevens get into gear in N.Z.

The Manu Samoa Sevens is warming for the Wellington Sevens by taking part in some tournaments in New Zealand.

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Romania Pose with her coach, Lee Edwards.

NetBall Samoa’s “Breakout Star of the Year”

Ms. Pose is one of the few locally based players who will be representing Samoa in the upcoming tournament.   Prior to her selection, Ms. Pose has made tremendous achievements in netball.  

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United States' Serena Williams waves as she leaves the court following her second round loss to compatriot Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland.

Frustrated Serena Williams loses in 2nd round at Auckland

Serena Williams lost her second-round match at the ASB Classic and the 22-time Grand Slam singles champion, frustrated by swirling winds, didn't leave quietly.

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World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference in London.

IAAF guidelines for Russians hoping to compete as neutrals

The IAAF provided new guidelines Tuesday for Russians hoping to compete in a neutral capacity while their country remains banned from track and field competitions.

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Malu Falaniko

Players to look out for in 2017

Samoa unearthed great rugby talent in 2016. Almost  every international match, Samoa blood new players always looking for new talent to unleash.

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Sir Gordon Tietjens happy to be in blue.

Welcome Aboard Sir Gordon Tietjens!

Sir Gordon Tietjens will officially hold the reigns as the Manu Samoa Sevens Coach starting today.

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Toa Samoa historic test match in Samoa.

Looking back at the Sporting year

2016 has been a rollercoaster ride for sports in Samoa.  With Samoa stepping up in the international Sporting Arena, Samoan athletes have accomplished quite a lot in 2016 alone.

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Rousey is scheduled to fight Amanda Nunes in a mixed martial arts women's bantamweight championship bout Saturday in Las Vegas.

Ronda Rousey returns to reclaim her title belt at UFC 207

Ronda Rousey climbed on the scale and glared into the distance while the crowd roared. Moments later, she directed that withering gaze at UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who stared right back

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Williams announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, posting a poem on Reddit that she accepted the proposal of the social news website's co-founder.

Serena wins at love again; says 'yes' to engagement in poem

Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the knot.

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Rugby

France's head coach Guy Noves.

France calls up 4 uncapped players for 6 Nations squad

France coach Guy Noves has selected four uncapped players and recalled center Yann David for his Six Nations squad.

Boxing

Muhammad Ali punches a speed bag at the Folk Art Center in Manila, Philippines, as he prepared for his title fight against Joe Frazier.

Champ's artistic side to be displayed at Muhammad Ali Center

When Muhammad Ali wasn't jabbing or dancing in the ring, he sometimes liked dabbling as an artist.

NFL

Greg Inglis of the Australian Kangaroos gives a speech after winning man of the match during the Rugby League Perth Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the NZ Kiwis from NIB Stadium.

Kangaroos beat New Zealand 26-6 in one-off league test

Australia beat New Zealand 26-6 in a rugby league international on Saturday, boosting the Kangaroos' preparation for the impending Four Nations.

Football

Chelsea's Oscar sits on the pitch during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at the Vicarage Road stadium in London.

Chinese Super League curbs spending on foreign stars

The Chinese Super League has shocked the soccer world by spending huge sums to attract star foreign players but new rules introduced for the start of the 2017 season will have a significant impact on the game in China, Asia and perhaps around the world.

Basketball

Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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