Children at the Faleata Golf Course learning how to play golf from P.G.A. Professional, Scott Puailoa.

Giving golf a go with a P.G.A. Pro

Only a handful of the children that showed up at the Faleata Golf Course to learn golf from P.G.A. professional Scott Puailoa. The rest went to try something new and to learn a skill from the best. Scott Puailoa is a Samoan American who is visiting the country to deliver three days of golf clinics to children, as well as train the trainers for an evening.

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Tamaleta Taimang Jensen

"Samoan coaches have World Cup experience"

The Samoa Rugby Union should not be bullied by the World Rugby. That is the view of Tamaleta Taimang Jensen, a former Manu Samoa player, who at one time was the S.R.U. manager (oversight reforms) who oversaw institutional and financial reform within the governing body. 

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NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD: Lesila Fiapule of Vaoala with the Minister of Education Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio.

Weightlifter Lesila Fiapule to represent Samoa

Lesila Fiapule will represent Samoa in weightlifting in the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina next month. This was confirmed by the president and coach of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork yesterday.

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GIVING BACK TO SAMOAN KIDS: Scott Puailoa coaching Xavier Rasmussen.

Samoan P.G.A. Pro returns to impart skills

On first impressions, it is obvious Scott Puailoa has a big heart. When we meet only hours after he lands in Samoa from Santa Barbara, he shakes my hand firmly and gets straight into chatting about golf. Scott Puailoa was born and raised in the United States, and believes he must be the only Samoan to play division one football and golf at the same time.

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The successful smiles of the competitors after prize giving with their medals and trophy picture here with the Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio. Photos / EMD.

Leififi College overall weightlifting champs

Leififi College has won the overall M.E.S.C. Inter Schools Weightlifting Competition. Seven colleges participated in this year’s competition including the Papauta Girls College and Faleata College.

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Action from the Samoa Cup at Tuanaimato on Saturday. Photo: Misiona Simo.

Samoa Cup resume after five years

After a five year absence the Football Federation Samoa (F.F.S.) is reintroducing the Samoa Cup. The Cup competition pits the best and brightest Samoa has to offer in the week long football competition.

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Tiger Woods tries to maintain his composure while getting choked up being interviewed after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour title

A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago. A chaotic celebration that golf hasn't seen even in the best of times.

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Roosters celebrate the try of Isaac Liu.

Sydney Roosters, Melbourne Storm to meet in NRL grand final

The Sydney Roosters beat South Sydney 12-4 to advance to their second National Rugby League grand final in five years. The Roosters will play the Melbourne Storm, who kept alive their chance of repeating as league champions with a 22-6 win over Cronulla on Friday.

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Mahinarangi Tuala Warren.

Rising star has big dreams

At the tender age of eleven, Mahinarangi Tuala Warren is on a mission. Known to many as Mahina, the 11-year-old Vaiala Beach School student is a two-time champion of the girls Under 12 Pacific Oceania Junior. 

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Team Samoa.

Tennis Samoa first equal with N.Z. at Oceania Champs

The 5th Oceania Tennis Championships 2018 sponsored by Invest Samoa came to a close on Saturday 8th September 2018 after 6 days of competition. 

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Esmeralda Lo Tam during netball trials.

Playing for Samoa “highest honour”

Trials are underway for netballers vying to represent Samoa in the 2019 South Pacific Games and the Netball World Cup. A few dozen women from Samoa, New Zealand and Australia gathered at the National University of Samoa gymnasium to prove to the national coach they have what it takes.

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Samoa bodybuilders gear up for the Mr. Samoa Bodybuilding 2018 competition.

Bodybuilders gear up for Mr. Samoa 2018

The Samoa Bodybuilding Federation’s (S.B.F.) preparation for the Mr. Samoa Bodybuilding 2018 competition is underway. S.B.F. President Romulus Leung Wai said this year’s competition will focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle and contribute to combating non-communicable diseases (N.C.D.) in Samoa.

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Tennis star Serena Williams speaks at the Shop.org conference Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Serena Williams talks fashion, not fouls at Las Vegas event

Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas.

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CHAMPIONS: Federal Pacific Finance Marist Saints Rugby League Team are the winners for the 2018 Nines Tournament.

Saints dedicate victory to Marist 130th Anniversary celebration

The Federal Pacific Finance Marist Saints Rugby League Team has done it again. They are celebrating their triumph at the end of the 2018 Nines Tournament against the former Champions, Apia Barracudas.

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Samoa Oceania World Cup Qualifiers team, many of whom are coming to Samoa to trial for the 2019 World Netball Cup.

Netball W.C.C., 2019 Pacific Games squad trials next week

The last national open trial for the netball World Cup Championship and 2019 Pacific Games squad starts next week at the National University of Samoa gym.

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Live stream: Samoa's U-16 Boys football take on New Caledonia

Samoa's U-16 Boys football team will play its match against New Caledonia today in the OFC U-16 Championship 2018. Join us at 5pm (Samoa time) for the live stream coverage. 

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Samoan tennis team.

Tennis success in Samoa

Samoa’s vey own Eleanor Schuster and Vicky Leavai won gold medals in the women’s doubles division at the fifth Oceania Tennis Championship held in Apia last weekend.

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Samoa’s U16 football team.

Samoa U16 is off to Solomon Islands

Samoa’s U16 football team was only back from Wellington for a short time before they left for the Solomon Islands on Saturday for their chance to make it to the FIFA U17 World Cup.

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New Zealand and Australian referees.

Tau Samoa Aussie dominate Teuila tourney

Tau Samoa Australia dominated this year’s Teuila Tag International Tournament 2018 finals in the men’s division.

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Brendon Madden-Smith with the Leader’s yellow jersey in between two local riders in the 2017 tour CREDIT: Samoa Events / ScottieTPhoto.

Brendon Madden-Smith returns to defend Ford Tour title

The Ford Tour of Samoa is here and ready to go. Riders started arriving over a week ago, come Sunday afternoon everyone will be here and eager to ride. 

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Rugby

AT TRAINING: Some of the Manu Sina players working hard.

Manu Sina holds trials for Oceania Seven’s

The Manu Sina 7’s team held their first trial at the Samoa Rugby Union fields to select a team for the Oceania Sevens in Fiji from November 9-10. Team Manager, Toluiva Keneti Alapati said 20 players have been selected from the local sevens competition this year.

Boxing

Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder face off, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, during a news conference in New York.

Heavyweights Wilder, Fury scuffle at promotional appearance

Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again.

NFL

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jordan Mailata, of Australia, heads off the field after an NFL football rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in Philadelphia. Mailata has made the cut for the Super Bowl

Too big for rugby, Eagles tackle Mailata is ready for NFL

He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Football

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina sit in the stands prior to the Champions League, group H soccer match between Juventus and Young Boys, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape accusations on social media

Cristiano Ronaldo denied the accusations of rape against him, saying Wednesday that he had a "clear conscience" as he awaits the conclusions of an investigation.

Basketball

Teams playing at the Apia Park Gym within the Teuila Festival (Photo Anina Kazaz).

Basketball tournament kicks off

The Samoa Basketball Federation started its four-day tournament at Apia Park gym earlier this week. The various categories competing in the tournament include open women and men, Under 17 and 14 boys, girls’ teams from Upolu, Savaii and an open men’s team from American Samoa. 

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