Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, center, attends a training session at the Lillekula Stadium, a day ahead of UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Tallinn, Estonia. Photo/AP

Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid gets 1st test in UEFA Super Cup

The shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo is still hanging over Real Madrid as the team prepares to face fierce rival Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday.

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Bolt has negotiated an “indefinite training period” with Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League as he pursues his bid to become a professional soccer player, according to a statement released Tuesday Aug. 7, 2018.

Bolt agrees to practice deal with Australian soccer club

Usain Bolt is quickly closing in on a professional soccer career. The Jamaican great has negotiated an "indefinite training period" with Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League.

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Mens Premier defending champs Lupe ole Soaga (white) open first match of the league against Vaipuna Photo FFS Media

National Football league kicks off

The annual national football league for Upolu clubs kicked off on Friday night at the F.F.S. fields at Tuana’imato. Twenty clubs have registered to compete in this year’s tournament. 

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Samoa demolishes Tonga, 9-0

Samoa coach Martin Tamasese said the final victory will hopefully buoy the team as they now prepare to make the step up to meet their Group B opponents in Solomon Islands; New Caledonia, Tahiti and Fiji.

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Samoa’s Jarvis Filimalae.

Jarvis Filimalae a poster child for Samoan football

When Football Federation Samoa were looking for a poster child for their football programmes they found a perfect example in Jarvis Filimalae.

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Live stream: Samoa U-16 Boy's football take on Tonga

After winning its first two games in the Preliminary Championship convincingly. Samoa will play its final match against host Tonga today.

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WELL DONE: The Samoa's U-16 Boys football team won their first match against Cook Islands 3-0 points.

Samoa overcomes Cook Islands

Samoa’s U-16 Boy’s football team competing at the Oceania Football Confederation U16 Preliminary Championship qualifiers in Tonga began its campaign on a positive note winning its first match against the Cook Islands 3 - 0.

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Live stream: Samoa U-16 Boy's football take on American Samoa

Watch:Oceania U-16 Football Confederation qualifiers.

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The Arc de Triomphe is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag and by fireworks set off by French soccer fans celebrating France's World Cup victory over Croatia, in Paris, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. The inscr

With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy.

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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lifts the trophy after France won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

Sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France's players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour that soaked Russian President Vladimir Putin, was going to stop the party.

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Belgium's Eden Hazard, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium.

Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals.

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Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, center, sits between ministers wearing Croatian national soccer team jerseys during during a government session in Zagreb, Croatia.

Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup.

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Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1

When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their jumping and cheering fans in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.

Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return.

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France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia.

France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0

France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006.

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England's Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara.

England's set-piece mastery reaping rewards at World Cup

Forget bending them like Beckham. At this World Cup, it has been a case of teasing them in like Trippier and angling them in like Ashley.

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Samoa national under 16 football team with Head coach - Suva Martin Tamasese and Assistnat Coach - Silao Malo.

Samoa U-16 men’s football team confident

The Samoa national Under-16 men’s football team has departed Samoa to compete in the 2018 Oceania Football Federation Under-17 men’s championship in Tonga. 

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Donations of football jerseys and shoes for various football clubs in Samoa. Photo/ Supplied

Clubs get jerseys and gear

The Lepea Football Club has presented football jerseys and gear to seven different football clubs in Samoa.

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Lynetta Edward, Semisi Semisi and Peniata Maiava at the Opening ceremony for 2018 F.I.F.A. World Cup.

Seeing the World Cup was a highlight

Watching the 2018 F.I.F.A. World Cup opening ceremony in Russia is an experience that Peniata Soul Maiava and Semisi Fatutoa Semisi will never forget.

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Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates after scores penalty shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals

Nyet this time. Although Russia made it further at this year's World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw.

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Rugby

SPEAKING UP FOR PACIFIC RUGBY: Former Manu Samoa captain, Daniel Leo.

Leo’s fight for rugby justice: “The Tier system is holding us back”

Former Manu Samoa captain, Daniel Leo, is on a crusade. He believes it is critical to educate the Pacific Island community about rugby players' welfare.

Boxing

Sergey Kovalev, left, of Russia, goes down for a second time after a punch by Eleider Alvarez, of Colombia.

Alvarez KO's Kovalev to win 175-pound title in AC

Eleider Alvarez rocked Sergey Kovalev with a right that dropped the Russian on his rear.

NFL

UCLA's Josh Rosen, right, gestures next to commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.

Basketball

The Philippines' Jason William, centre, jumps to hit Australia's Daniel Kickert centre left as others rush to break the brawl during the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Philippine Arena in suburban Bocaue township, Bulacan province n

Wild brawl mars Australia-Philippines basketball game

Basketball's international governing body has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game Monday.

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