Alatasi Tupou makes a break for the line during Samoa's 31-17 victory over Kenya.

Alatasi Tupou back for Hong Kong

Veteran playmaker Alatasi Tupou is back in the fray for the Manu Samoa Sevens team for the Hong Kong Sevens.

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Lydia Kok, of New Zealand, checks her lines on the 11th hole during the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament held at Sentosa Golf Club's Tanjong course in Singapore.

Ko returns to ANA Inspiration with Jutanugarn in hot pursuit

Lydia Ko remembers holding her arms above her head in a heart shape when she leaped into Poppie's Pond last year.

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Winners Senior Division – St Mary’s Primary School.

Grassroots netball builds for the future

The scorching sun on Friday afternoon did not matter to young keen netballers playing in the final games of the Faleata/Vaimauga KidsNET Primary Competition.  

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Melbourne Storm fans.

Roosters, Storm unbeaten after 4 NRL rounds

The Melbourne Storm overcame a 14-0 deficit to beat the Wests Tigers 22-14 Sunday and join the Sydney Roosters as the only undefeated teams after four rounds in the National Rugby League.

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Samauga Primary School.

Taking rugby to schools

This week the Samoa Rugby Union(SRU) Development team held its ongoing School Development program in Savaii and Upolu, doing a complete circle around the whole island of Savaii and also in Matautu Falelatai. 

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Winners: Wellington Team winner of the Friendship Shield.

Samoa’s U20 squad named

Samoa’s U20’s team is gearing up for an important test window.  

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APIA UNION FARMER JOE SHIELD HOLDERS: The SCOPA rugby team.

Farmer Joe Supermarket lends a Super hand

Taula Apia Rugby Union Shield holder, and the champion of the Under 20 for Pool A, is none other than the resilient SCOPA Rugby Club. 

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Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys.

Taumalolo signs 10-year deal to stay with Cowboys in NRL

Jason Taumalolo has signed a 10-year contract, one of the longest in the history of the National Rugby League, to stay with the North Queensland Cowboys until the end of 2027.

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Team Samoa:  Samoa Weightlifting Family.

Weightlifters golden performance

Competing against 17 countries and 450 weightlifters, team Samoa swept with another medal haul at the Australian International Open.

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PODIUM FINISH: Laurel Hubbard (middle) with Samoa’s Iuniarra Sipaia on the left.

Transgender lifter who beat Samoan woman sparks controversy

A transgender weightlifter from New Zealand has sparked controversy after winning a women’s competition on Sunday, beating a Samoan athlete in the process.

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Anthony Milford in action.

Milford declares availability for Samoa

Brisbane star Anthony Milford has confirmed his desire to play for Samoa in the May 6 Test against England at Campbelltown Stadium and at the end of season Rugby League World Cup.

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The Business Systems Back to School kids mixed netball tournament last Saturday exposed some very enthusiastic up and coming netballers.

Kids mixed netball attracts some eager youngins

The Business Systems Back to School kids mixed netball tournament last Saturday exposed some very enthusiastic up and coming netballers.  

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Mosese Suli of the Wests Tigers.

Panthers rebound in emphatic style in Australia's NRL

Beaten badly in their opening match of the National Rugby League season, the Penrith Panthers bounced back in the second round with a similarly dominating performance over the favored Wests Tigers.

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TEAM SAMOA: The lifters after their trials last week Saturday in front of Island Rock at Togafuafua.

Lifters ready for Australian International open

12 lifters from the Samoa weightlifting Federation have been selected to represent Samoa in Australia next week in the Australian International Open.

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GO THE MANU: The Manu Samoa Sevens in Vancouver. Their first game today is against Argentina (Local time: 8.14AM), then Fiji (Local Time: 12.12PM) and Wales (Local Time: 3.30 PM)

Selesele out, Alofipo gets his chance in Vancouver

It’s official. Veteran forward Faalemiga Selesele will miss the Vancouver Sevens, which is starting today.

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Tim Simona of the Wests Tigers.

NRL player Simona deregistered by league over gambling

Wests Tigers center Tim Simona has been deregistered by Australia's National Rugby League for a range of gambling-related rule breaches, including betting against his team winning and on opposition players scoring against his club.

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Teams led by F.F.S. coaches to teach and exercise football skills.

Marist embraces Fun Football

Fun Football was introduced to Marist Brothers School on Monday.

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In this Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne (38) runs the ball away from Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) in the third quarter of an NFL football game, in Pittsburgh.

Ex-NFLer Jarryd Hayne finding life difficult back Down Under

The Hayne Plane, not quite a year after flying out of San Francisco, has hit some turbulence Down Under.

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Samoa A Trials held at Apia Park

Samoa A squad named for Pacific Rugby Challenge

Samoa’s developing fifteens side is gearing up for the Pacific Rugby Challenge 2017.

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The players are from various secondary schools and some are accompanied by their parents and school teachers.

TeensNET Program a Hit in Savaii

For the past three weeks, on Saturday mornings at Don Bosco College, Salelologa you will see about 30 young enthusiastic netball players warming up waiting for the staff from Netball Samoa to arrive to share their expertise and knowledge on basic netball skills and drills. 

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Rugby

Coach Allister Coetzee.

Teenage back Curwin Bosch called up to Springboks squad

Teenage back Curwin Bosch has been included in the South Africa squad for a training camp next week.

Boxing

Lupesoliai La'auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury.

Parker fight venue confirmed

World heavyweight champion Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s next fight and where it will happened has been confirmed.

NFL

This photo released by MAGO on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 shows Tom Brady's Super Bowl LI jersey after it was recovered by authorities in Mexico City.

Brady's Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots

Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots.

Football

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo scores on return home as Portugal loses to Sweden

Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his emotional return home, but Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday.

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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