Samoa’s Teneva Ropati delivered a huge performance with 32 points and 17 rebounds.

Ropati stars as Samoa take home bronze

Samoa has defeated Guam 58-88 to become the FIBA U17 Women’s Oceania
Championship Bronze medalists. Having finished third in the FIBA U18 Women’s Oceania Championship 2016, this is Samoa’s second Bronze medal in two years.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Barclays Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in New York.

Mayweather, McGregor exchange profanities, barbs in Brooklyn

Floyd Mayweather Jr. tossed $1 bills in Conor McGregor's face. McGregor waved Jay Z's new CD in Mayweather's direction and quoted a Biggie Smalls lyric as some sort of warning shot.

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Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, left, International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach, from Germany, center, and Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, right, pose together during the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Extraordinary Session.

IOC to pick Los Angeles, Paris for 2024 or 2028 Olympics

Finally, Los Angeles and Paris have their Olympic hosting destiny in their own hands.

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Jonathan Thurston, left, and Cameron Smith of QLD with the trophy after they won the State of Origin rugby league game 3 decider, Queensland v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

Queensland beats New South Wales 22-6 in State of Origin

Winger Valentine Holmes scored three tries and Queensland extended its superiority in the State of Origin series with a 22-6 win Wednesday over New South Wales in the decider of the three-match series.

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Evan Crawford of NZ Rugby (centre) is flanked by Samoa Rugby's Salesa Seiuli (left) and Junior Si'itia (right).

Rugby World Cup is here!

The famous Webb Ellis Cup has made the trip to Apia, Samoa and will be on display for this weekend’s crucial Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifier match between Samoa and Fiji. The qualifier is the final match of the 2017 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup tournament. 

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FEELING THE HEAT: The coach suggested the heat might be a factor for his team from Fiji.

Fiji prepares to face Samoa

The Flying Fijians Team touched down on the shores of Samoa yesterday morning. And by yesterday afternoon, they were holding their first training session at Apia Park. While the team has already qualified for the Rugby World Cup, they are certainly not resting on their laurels.

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The Samoa U-19 Women's national team lit up the Children’s Ward at the National Hospital with their visit and gifts for the young patients before leaving for the Women’s Championship tournament in New Zealand.

The power of football

Football Federation Samoa Social Responsibility team Just Play, organized an activity last Friday with the Samoa U-19 Women's National Team before they departed for New Zealand to compete in the upcoming OFC U-19 Women's Championship. 

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Badmintons’ trainees at Hotel Insel Fehmarn.

Samoa badminton teacher training highlights

The first, two-day Tutor/Teacher training for Samoa Badminton Federation kicked off last Tuesday morning at Hotel Insel Fehmarn.

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Samoa U-19 team named for O.F.C. Women’s Championship

Samoa National Women’s team are now preparing for the 2017 Oceania Football Confederation U19 Women’s Championship in New Zealand next week.

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Samoa Open Champion - Peter Wilson

Wilson and Burns triumphant in Samoa

Peter Wilson has defended his title and taken out the 2017 Invest Samoa Open. Wilson who shot a final round 72 held off Andrew Campbell whos 67 final round left him 1 short on 10 under par.

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Peter Wilson.

Wilson sinks six birdies on Day 1 of Samoa Open

Round one of the Invest Samoa Open and Senior Open commenced yesterday at Faleata Golf Course on a beautiful Samoan day. Nineteen professionals and 12 elite amateurs teed off competing for the Samoan Open title.

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Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling, left, and teammate Glenn Ashby hold the America's Cup aloft as they celebrate with teammates after defeating Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup sailing competition Monday, June 26, 2017, in Hamilton, Ber

Team New Zealand routs Oracle Team USA to win America's Cup

Redemption for a gutty crew of five New Zealanders and one Australian came on the turquoise waters of Bermuda's Great Sound, four years and 3,000 miles removed from one of the most brutal collapses in sports.

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WHAT A NIGHT...FOR WALES: Images from the Manu Samoa vs Wales test match at Apia Park on Friday night.

Wales say thank you Samoa

Having previously never beaten the Manu Samoa side on their home turf in Apia, Wales were over joyed with Friday night’s performance and the final score.

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ALL TOGETHER AS ONE: Vaiala, SCOPA and Llanelli Warriors players celebrate at Apia Park.

B.B.E. Vaiala Ulalei retains Shield

The Farmer Joe Supermarket and Taula Shield competition for the Apia Rugby Union resumed as usual last Saturday with the shield holders BBE Vaiala Ulalei facing SCOPA.

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Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling, above center, runs across the boat with teammates cyclor Blair Tuke, left, and cyclor Simon Van Velthooven, right, during the seventh race of America's Cup sailing competition against Oracle Team USA ,Sund

Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand's Peter Burling wheeled his 50-foot catamaran into controlling position in the prestart of Race 8 of the America's Cup and then gave a quick wave with his right hand to Jimmy Spithill and the boys on Oracle Team USA.

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THANK YOU: Tennis Treasurer, Lisa Kamu and C.E.O. of Samoa Sportslotto Tuala Taimalelagi Siaki Tuala.

Samoa Gambling Authority gives back to sports

Samoa Sports Lotto has presented $5,000 to the Samoa Tennis Incorporated to help with preparations for the Pacific Oceania Tournament this year.

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BSL Marketing Manager Leeroy Feaunati with some of the winners showcasing their prizes.

Business Systems rewards young tennis players

Seven Primary schools took part in the Pacific Pathway Tennis tournament held recently. 

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Nathan Peats tackled by Johnathan Thurston and Dylan Napa.

Queensland beats New South Wales 18-16 in State of Origin

Winger Dane Gagai's second try of the match in the 77th minute capped a stirring second-half Queensland comeback as the Maroons beat New South Wales 18-16 to level the three-match State of Origin rugby league series 1-1 on Wednesday.

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YES WE ARE READY: Team Samoa is ready to take on Tahiti va’a challenge.

Team Samoa ready to tackle Tahiti va’a challenge

5000 years B.C. the Austronesia population is flooding across the Pacific Ocean in their va’a, a time before Captain Cook, thousands of years before European Exploration. 

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AFLD president Bruno Genevois.

French anti-doping officials worried about cocaine use

French anti-doping officials are worried about the increased use of cocaine by athletes to enhance their performance.

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Rugby

Samoa outfought England to clinch the gold medal in the boys event ©Getty Images

Samoa take gold at CYG rugby sevens

In a year which had produced little but ongoing disappointment by Manu Samoa for Samoan rugby fans, Samoa’s Commonwealth Youth team has restored some hope and plenty of pride at the 2017 Games. 

Boxing

UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Mayweather-McGregor promo tour gets off to frenzied start

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reached into a backpack and held out a $100 million check for the crowd of 11,000 fight fans to see.

NFL

Queensland's Aidean Guerra tackles Aaron Woods of NSW during game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league, Queensland Reds v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 31 May 2017.

Hunt, Munster in for Maroons; Blues unchanged for Origin 3

Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt and Melbourne Storm playmaker Cameron Munster have been called in to the Queensland squad to replace injured stars Johnathan Thurston and Darius Boyd for next week's series-deciding State of Origin match against New South Wales.

Football

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney leaves the field after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Rooney rejoins Everton after 13 years at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney rejoined boyhood club Everton on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United, leaving English soccer's biggest club as its record scorer having won every major trophy.

Basketball

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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