“Drink the Kool Aid” takes Fittest team title at Toa Games

Team Drink the Kool Aid has taken out the title of the Fittest Team in Samoa at the 2018 Toa Games at Vaitele last Saturday.

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Participants from Australia and New Zealand at the Prizegiving Ceremony and Dinner at Taumeasina Resort.

Samoa Squash Open ends with celebration

Samoa’s local and guest squash players were treated to an entertaining Saturday night to celebrate the end of the first squash open in 20 years. Players from different countries mingled and ate together before being treated to a cultural performance of siva dancing, music, and a fire show in the courtyard.

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Samoa Badminton Federation prepares for 2019 Pacific Games.

Badminton Federation gears up for Pacific Games

Samoa Badminton Federation (S.B.F.) held a two and a half days capacity training workshop in Savaii for the upcoming 2019 Pacific Games.

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Apia Maroons reigned victorious in the Bluesky National Women’s Sevens.

Apia Maroons get sevens title

Apia Maroons have won the Bluesky National Women’s Sevens title. 

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Keen players giving their all to claim that number one title.

Schools play their hearts out

Heavy rain last Friday failed to dampen the spirits of six private schools that competed in their annual netball tournament.

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WELL DONE: Paul Wright, organiser of the squash tournament, with men’s final winner Joshua Larkin. Photo / Natalie Burgess.

Australian and New Zealand win Squash Open

Australian Joshua Larkin dominated the men’s final in the 2018 Samoa Squash Open last night to come out victorious over New Zealand’s Jackson Beresford. 

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ALO PAOPAO 2018 UNDERWAY: Action from the first day of the 2018 Alo Paopao Festival which took place on the waters at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Beach Resort yesterday.

AloPaopao Festival underway

The Le AitoV1 Samoa and Matson AloPaopao Festival officially opened at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Beach Resort Mulifanua. Yesterday, 26 paddlers competed in five different categories which included junior 16 for girls, open women’s, open men’s, master’s women, and masters men.

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Intense Competition between the participating private schools.

Ah Mu Academy dominates tournament

Ah Mu Academy dominated in the Get into Rugby tournament that was held for private schools in Upolu at Pesega. The schools are Pesega Middle School, Robert Louis Stevenson School, Peace Chapel, Ah Mu Academy, Samoa Primary School and Vaiala Beach School. 

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THE TEAM: Moefaauo Salale Moananu, Falefata Hele Matatia and Lepale Niko Palamo.

Pacific Games schedule released

The official Pacific Games 2019 Sports programme was released in a press conference at Tuina’imato Sports complex yesterday.

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Grace Kara of the Stars celebrates after winning the match. 2018 ANZ Premiership netball match, Mystics v Stars at The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. 8 July 2018

Silver Fern star promotes NetGO Junior Netball

The 2018 NetGO Junior Netball National Championship tournament will be held this Saturday 18th August 2018 at Pesega LDS College in Upolu. There will be 10 schools competing to win the Fiame Naomi Mataafa Trophy.

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Squash action at Tuana’imato. Photo/Misiona Simo/Samoa Observer

New Zealand squash team excited

Squash is absolutely addictive, say two kiwi players participating in the Samoa Squash Open.

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England cricketer Ben Stokes with his wife Clare walk back to Bristol Crown Court, after a lunch break where he is on trial accused of affray, in Bristol, England, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Jury clears England cricket player Stokes over street fight

England cricket player Ben Stokes was found not guilty on Tuesday after saying during his trial he was acting in self-defense when he knocked out two men in a street fight.

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The team leaves for the 2018 World Rugby U20 Trophy in Romania later this month, which will determine who qualifies for next year’s championship.

Samoa U-20 team set for Romania

Samoa’s Under-20 rugby team is fully assembled and ready for a chance to play professionally.

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a work in progress: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Simon Price and Physiotherapist, Olivia Withers.

Sports science embraced

Sports science will play an integral part in the next campaign of the Samoa U-20 rugby team as they set their sights on the World Rugby U20 Trophy in Romania later this month. 

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PADDLES UP: These paddlers are ready to tackle the waters of Samoa come the start of the Alo Paopao Festival.

Paddlers ready for Alo Paopao

Samoa’s biggest international outrigger paddling festival, Matson Alo Paopao, was launched at the Matson Inc.’s agent office, Matautu Wharf yesterday. 

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He was 36.

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battle

With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world in a long struggle against cancer.

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Billy Slater emotional with the Clive Churchill medalStorm v Cowboys NRL rugby league Grand Final at ANZ Stadium, Homebush Australia. Sunday 1 October 2017. Photo: Paul Seiser / www.photosport.nz

Star Australian fullback Billy Slater to retire

Queensland and Australia fullback Billy Slater has confirmed he will retire from rugby league at the end of the NRL season.

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Sa’anapu Touch 4 Awareness Champions - Bladerunners.

Touch tournament in village a success

Sa’anapu with support from the Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated hosted a one day “Touch 4 Awareness Tournament” recently at the Sa’anapu Primary School fields. 

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Intense competition between Tau Maroons and Tau Shakers.

Tau Avengers are the tag team

Tau Avengers reigned victorious in the Samoa Tag Incorporated tournament for the men’s division despite yesterday’s heavy downpour in Apia.

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Lupesoliai Joseph Parker.

Parker responds to P.M.'s calls for sacking

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Lupesoliai Joseph Parker said this yesterday in response to comments made by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi that he was not fit in his fight against Dillian Whyte last week. 

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In this Sunday Aug. 19, 2018, photo, Yamaha Jubilo's Kuwano Eishin, top left, is lifted to receive a high ball during a memorial match against the Kamaishi Seawaves at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium in Kamaishi, northern Japan. Japan opened the new st

Japan opens Rugby World Cup stadium on 2011 tsunami site

Japan opened a new stadium Sunday for the 2019 Rugby World Cup on the site of a school that was destroyed by a devastating tsunami in 2011.


Tyson Fury, left, and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder face each other saturday, after Tyson Fury beat Francesco Pianeta during their Heavyweight fight, at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday Aug. 18, 2018. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

Fury sets up Wilder fight after winning 2nd comeback bout

Tyson Fury says he has signed the contract. Deontay Wilder said the fight is "official." All it needs now is a time and a place


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.


Sunset friendlies for Samoan National Women’s team

Samoa goes up against neighbours

Samoa women’s football draft team continued their preparation for the qualifying games last night with a friendly match against American Samoa.


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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