Samoan outfit Kiwi FC and their Pacific cousins Pago Youth both needed victory to stay in the hunt for one of the two remaining qualifying spots up for grabs as they lined up to face each other in the opening encounter on Match Day 2 of the tournament.
The Samoan open men’s touch squad for the 2019 FIT World Cup in Malaysia in late April was selected yesterday after weeks of training and fitness testing.
The sailing and va’a venue for the Pacific Games was changed to Mulifanua where the Sheraton/Aggie Grey’s resort is because of wreckage left submerged or partly submerged in Vaiusu Bay, which would have otherwise been an “ideal area” to host the events.
An Australian rugby league team wants to continue Huawei's longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant's ban from Australia's 5G networks and legal wrangle with the United States.
It was a perfect morning for a foot race on the mountain road at Falefa on Saturday. This is the only race that runs twice during the year, in January to kick start Samoa Events’ annual programme and in November to close the year.
The Samoa Red Cross Society said if they were present at the Taula Apia Rugby Union match between Vaimoso HJ Keil and Vailele, there’s a chance Vaimoso blindside flanker Faiva Tagatauli could still be alive.
The Samoa Shooting Federation held the first day of it’s national competition yesterday, with the three-day tournament at Tafaigata doubling as trials for Samoa’s Pacific Games squad.
The death of Vaimoso rugby player Faiva Tagatauli after a suspected head injury is “a wake-up call for everybody”, according to Samoa Rugby Union chief executive officer Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i. Tagatauli (27) died yesterday morning, having collapsed on the side of the field after being substituted during the Taula Apia Rugby Union Senior A division match between Vaimoso HJ Keil and Vailele at the S.R.U fields, Tuanaimato.
The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (SASNOC) will back the Pacific Games to the tune of T$1.5 million, formalised yesterday with a ceremonial signing between the organisations.
Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals.
Way behind in a match he soon would lose, Alexander Zverev leaned forward in his Australian Open sideline seat to repeatedly, and violently, crack his racket against the court with a reverberating THWACK — one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight times in all, before throwing down the offending, and now-mangled, piece of equipment.
As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open's main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium's speakers implored spectators to welcome "the world's No. 1 player — from Romania, Simona Halep."
Even as his uninterrupted dominance of yore dissipated, even as he took the occasional break, Roger Federer always mattered more often than not in the closing days of Grand Slam tournaments.
The youngest member of the national women’s open touch team, Emele Elizabeth Paletasala (19), gave her family all the credit for her sporting success. Paletasala, of Vaitele-uta, was named by coach Geoff Hooper in his squad for the World Cup in Malaysia in May.
Elizabeth Timoteo (20) of Fasitoo-uta has only been playing touch for two years, but was recently named in Samoa’s open women’s squad for the World Cup in May.
Athletics Samoa was honoured to receive equipment from the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee at a handover ceremony yesterday.
“We have the quality of being a leader, it’s the way we are brought up.” Australia rugby Wallaroos captain and proud Samoan Liz Patu said this quality is inherent to women of Samoa.
The Manu Samoa 7s Team for the Las Vegas 7s and Vancouver 7s Leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is officially named.
Leading young boxer Tupuola Seua’i Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali leaves for China on Saturday to begin four months of intensive training ahead of the Pacific Games in July.
Super it wasn't — until the drive that won New England its record-tying sixth Super Bowl.
Kiwi FC had their first session back at training yesterday having returned from a successful trip to the Cook Islands for the OFC Champions League qualifying tournament.
American basketball player Mike James says he was racially profiled by Milan police who pointed guns at him and two friends after being stopped on the street — a claim that police deny.
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