Sports uniting schools. Photo/Misiona Simo/Samoa Observer

Leifi’ifi College strong in Zone A Athletics meet

Leifi’ifi College won the intermediate and senior boys division of the Zone A Athletics competition at the Apia Park on Thursday. The wins put them in a good space ahead of the Champ of Champs competition later this year.

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WINNER OF 15 KM OCEAN SWIM: Savouring her victory at the finish, Jess Evans of Brisbane, Australia.

First Open Water title in Samoa for Jess Evans

She came, she swam and she easily won the first 15 km ocean swim in Samoa. Jess Evans took less than four hours, 3hrs 56mins, to swim six laps of the 2.5 km course at Saoluafata Harbour to secure her first Open Water Swim title in Samoa. 

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PREPARING FOR THE BEST GAME: Samoa’s Outrigger Canoe Clubs in the country are preparing for the Vaa competition and the Pacific Games next year.

Local outrigger clubs get Ready for Pacific Games

As Samoa continues its preparations to host the Pacific Games next year, Samoa’s Outrigger Canoe Clubs in the country are also preparing for the Vaa competition.

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Weightlifting Federation gears up for 2019 Pacific Games

The Samoa Weightlifting Federation hosted the Junior and Novice tournament last week to identify elite lifters to represent Samoa in the 2019 Pacific Games. 

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WINNER: Greg Taylor of New Zealand wins the 6th Ford Warrior Race. Photo / (Samoa Events / Scottie T).

Taylor wins Ford Warrior at Lalomanu

Greg Taylor of New Zealand swam, cycled and ran the perfect Warrior Half Ironman race at Lalomanu on Saturday to win it outright. 

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Conor McGregor, center, appears in court with co defendant Cian Cowley, left, during a hearing, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The mixed martial arts star pleaded guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct in exchange for communi

MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

This time, Conor McGregor didn't put up a fight.

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Marist Saints: Open Men’s Champions.

Marist Saints, No Idea back to back champions

The Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated hosted its 2 day Opens Touch Championships on the 14th and 21st July 2018 at the St. Joseph’s College grounds, Alafua.

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Leififi College and Pesega LDS Church College.

NetGO Samoa hits the ground running

Two Year 9 netball competitions have kicked off following the success of the Oceania Foundation Coach Netball accreditation workshops held in May 2018, where 35 secondary school teachers completed the program.  

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SAMOA EVENTS DIRECTOR: Afoa Seti Afoa with the closing remarks at the NZ Ultra-Marathon Swim Awards.

Samoa Events Director heads N.Z. Swim Awards

Samoa Events Director, Afoa Seti Afoa, was in Auckland recently to oversee the inaugural New Zealand Ultra-Marathon Swim Awards. 

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Members of USO bike riders taking advantage to explore Samoa through the collective’s initiative.  Left to right Kay Blackburn, Sarah Begbie, Eric Shaw, Tofilau Taufale.

Uso bike journey continues in Samoa

The Uso Bike Ride Group are back in Samoa. They are joining forces with the Samoa Cancer Society to help raise awareness in promoting prevention of cancer through early cancer screenings.

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A successful “Primary Schools Hoops 4 Health” 10 weeks programme was completed at the N.U.S. Gymnasium.

Hoops For Health to promote basketball a huge success

The Samoa National Basketball Association spearheaded a successful “Primary Schools Hoops 4 Health” 10-week programme to promote basketball in the country.

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SHARING THE ALOFA: C.E.O. of Netball Rosemarie Esera accepts the balls from Samoa Tag President, Faaofonu’u J.P. Leota.

Samoa Tag lends helping hand to Samoa Netball

Samoa Tag Incorporated donated sporting equipment to Samoa Netball yesterday. 

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Usain Bolt (Fifa98) Exhibition match between France98 and FIFA98 at Paris La Defense Arena, Paris, France on 12 June 2018.Copyright photo: panoramic / www.photosport.nz

FFA cool on Usain Bolt's A-League bid

 Football Federation Australia has responded cautiously to reports Usain Bolt hopes to play for the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League.

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NO SHOES NO PROBLEM: Salafai United vs Vaiola U10.

Growing football in Savai’i

There is a great need to develop football in Savai’i. This was highlighted at the Youth National Football League held at Football Federation Samoa (F.F.S.) fields in Iva Faasaleleaga, Savai’i.

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Samoa Badminton Federation officially kick-started its Trials Tournament in preparation for Pacific Games.

Sports gear up for Pacific Games

Samoa Badminton Federation has kick started its first trials tournament in preparation for Pacific Games. 

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A SIX: Samoa (International ) Cricket has become a voting Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (I.C.C.).

Cricket milestone for Samoa

This year is a year in history and a huge milestone for Samoa (International) Cricket Association (S.I.C.A.).

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PREPARING FOR THE OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS: The 2018 Mid-year President Cup ongoing volleyball tournament.

Don’t ‘slack off’ in training

Volleyball players selected to represent Samoa in next month’s Oceania championships in New Caledonia have been warned not to ‘slack off’ from training.

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PROMOTING BASKETBALL: The program was also held in 10 different primary schools to raise the awareness on the importance of having right nutrition, sports and a healthy lifestyle.

Basketball empowering coaches

A workshop to promote basketball and living a healthy and fun lifestyle is underway at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) gymnasium.

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SCOPA A Reserve.

S.C.O.P.A dominates Netball league

S.C.O.P.A. Netball Club had an awesome season this year, winning the A Grade Women’s, A Reserve Women’s and Open Men’s Shield and declared overall Championship Winners in each of these divisions.  

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R.L.S.S Under 17s rugby team played their first game with Kelston Boys high School last week. Photos supplied

R.L.S.S. senior rugby team on N.Z. tour

The Robert Louis Stevenson under 17’s rugby team is in Auckland New Zealand on their first rugby tour. Following an outstanding performance at this year’s inter-college tournaments earlier this year, R.L.S.S decided to build on the momentum by undertaking a rugby tour playing different colleges in Auckland. 

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Rugby

Australia's Israel Folau, right, side steps New Zealand's Ryan Crotty during their rugby union test match in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Israel Folau and Ryan Crotty out of Bledisloe Cup rematch

The All Blacks and Wallabies have both suffered injury setbacks after their bruising Bledisloe Cup test at Sydney, losing key players for the rematch at Auckland on Saturday.

Boxing

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

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.

Football

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.

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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