Storm players lined up in arms during the Anthem.

Cowboys, Storm to meet in National Rugby League grand final

After just making the National Rugby League playoffs as the eighth and last qualifying team, the North Queensland Cowboys are into the grand final against the first-place Melbourne Storm.

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Serena Williams answers questions at a press conference after defeating her sister Venus to win the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

New mom Serena Williams thanks mother for being a role model

New mom Serena Williams is thanking her own mother for being the role model she says she needed.

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Women’s Sevens tournament underway

The Women’s 7’s tournament kicked off yesterday at the Samoa Rugby Union field in Tuanaimato. Six teams had registered but one team pulled out just before the tournament started yesterday morning, according to the Women’s Development Officer, Avii Faalupega.

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Proud moments: prize recipients during the Football Federation Prize Giving

Football Youth league ends

Football Federation Samoa hosted Prize Giving on Saturday 16th September at its premises to conclude the annual Youth League tournament which started in April of this year.

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Netball Samoa prepare for 2019 Pacific Games with workshops for technical officials.

Netball: Gearing up for 2019 Pacific Games and World Cup

Netball Samoa recently completed trials for our local based players for the National Netball Training Squad last week.  

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OUT IN FRONT: THree time champion,Rebecca Marley on the last stage of the Tour with Dave Gorrie.

Rebecca Marley wins Women’s Tour for the third time

Etch this name in the record books of international sport in the country. The name is Rebecca Marley.

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The place was filled with parents, families, friends and teachers cheering and screaming as winning students made their way onto the stage to claim their medals.

Young lifters told to target Pacific Games, 2019

The inaugural inter-school weightlifting competition has concluded on a high note with the winners being rewarded for their efforts. 

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COMMONWEALTH AND OCEANIA CHAMPION: Nevo Ioane (middle) is among the team leaving today.

Weightlifters off to Asia Indoor Champs

The Samoa Weightlifting team is on the move again. This time they are heading to Ashgabat Turkmenistan for Asia Indoor Sports Championship.

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SAMOA’S FORD TOUR CHAMPION: Aucklander Brendon Madden-Smith was crowned champion of the Ford Tour of Samoa.

Madden-Smith Wins Ford Tour of Samoa

Aucklander Brendon Madden-Smith was crowned champion of the Ford Tour of Samoa on Saturday. He is the overall winner under combined general classification for the tour. In the women’s race Rebecca Marley was crowned women’s champion for the third time.

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SAMOA TEAM: Ryan Paia, Theodore Mc Farland, Joseph Vaetoe, Ezra Pama Tufuga.

Samoa basketball in Turkmenistan

The Samoa National Basketball team has arrived in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan for the Asia Indoor Games Championships.

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John de Garnham of Christchurch.

Tony Downing wins Time Trial

Day Three of the Ford Tour of Samoa was racing of a different sort. Group dynamics were put aside to showcase individuality in the 30 kilometre Ford Time Trial.

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GREAT STUFF: The Samoa weightlifting team with some of their supporters.

Weightlifters dominate with golden haul

The Samoa weightlifting fraternity is celebrating after their team brought home 12 gold medals, four silver medals, two bronze medals and four trophies, dominating the Commonwealth and Oceania Weightlifting Championships in the Gold Coast. 

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There are 42 riders on the Tour, the biggest ever in the short history of the event.

Ford Tour Day 1: from Apia to Lalomanu

ON YOUR BIKES: The Ford Tour of Samoa started at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel at 6am, yesterday. It was led out by defending champions Tim Robertson and Rebecca Marley. 

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COMING HOME: Former Black Caps captain, Luteru Ross Poutoa Taylor.

Here’s your chance to meet Luteru Ross Taylor

One of Samoa’s most celebrated international stars is coming home. Former Black Caps captain, Luteru Ross Poutoa Taylor, will be in the country at the end of the month. Taylor and former Black Cap, Murphy Logo Su’a, are coming to help Samoa International Cricket Association (SICA) to grow its development.

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 Jamaica's men's 4x100 meters relay team, from left, Michael Fraser, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Asafa Powell show their gold medals during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

CAS to hear appeal in Bolt Olympic relay case in November

An appeal case involving the 2008 Olympic title stripped from Usain Bolt and the Jamaican relay team is going to court in November.

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Team Samoa in Australia last week during the Oceania and Commonwealth Championships

Weightlifting team returns with more than 5 gold medals

President and Coach of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation Tuaopepe Asiata Wallwork is very proud of his lifters performance at the Oceania and Commonwealth Championships held in Gold Coast Australia last week.

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Fagali’i Volleyball Team.

Fagali’i wins Volleyball tourney

The Fagali’i Volleyball team proved too strong taking home the Cup for this year’s Teuila Festival Volleyball tournament.

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Kiwi multisport legend, Steve Gurney.

Kiwi mutisport legend in Samoa

Kiwi multisport legend, Steve Gurney, is in the country. He is here for the Samoa Events’ Ford Tour of Samoa. The 54-year old is an icon of the New Zealand multisporting scene and he loves coming here. 

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Tim Robertson on the Tour last year.

Tim Robertson is ready for War

After all the bantering of the last few months on the Tour of Samoa Social pages, the real business is here for Samoa Events’ 4th  Ford Tour of Samoa which starts on Monday.

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Rebecca Marley on the charge in 2015. ScottieTPhotography

Rebecca Marley chases third title

Samoa Events Two-times champion Rebecca Marley is looking to become the most successful rider yet in the 4th Ford Tour of Samoa starting next week.

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SUPER NINE FINALIST: The Chiefs of Aana Aiga i le Tai and Falelatai (in Blue) having beaten Tornadoes will play against the Eels in the Championship final this Saturday.

Chiefs and Eels on Super Nine collision course

The champion of the inaugural Super Nine rugby competition will be decided by the Chiefs and Eels next week. It follows the outcome of the semifinals at Apia Park yesterday.


Joseph Parker, left, throws a punch against Britain's Hughie Fury during the WBO heavyweight title bout Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Parker beats Fury on points, retains WBO heavyweight title

Joseph Parker prevented the Fury family from reclaiming a world heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury by a majority decision on Saturday, with the judges rewarding the New Zealander's attacking approach in an uneventful fight.


Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass.

President's criticisms incite more protests at NFL games

President Donald Trump's criticism of players who protest during the national anthem incited a mass increase in such activism Sunday, with more than 100 NFL players sitting or kneeling, others raising their fists and whole teams standing with locked arms to display unity.


Referee Ricardo de Burgos, right, shows a red card to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/M

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.


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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