The runner Vasily Permitin, left, and Evgeny Pishchalov, who are part of the Rocket Science Project, attend an interview for the Associated Press at the Russian Indoor Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Russian athletes fight back against doping, state control

A group of Russian track and field athletes want to beat dopers with science and show that their country can win cleanly.

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The GiR/PiU program has been very busy the last few weeks because we have introduced our program to some of the various mission schools, private schools, likewise also government schools.

Samoa Rugby Union GiR/PiU Development Program

The Samoa Rugby Union Development team continued its  GiR/PiU programs from Itu O Tane in Savaii and now throughout some of the primary and secondary schools in Upolu.

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COACH: (L-R) Joe Chan Ting and Rudy Leavasa.

Coach shares winning formula

B.B.E. Vaiala is currently the biggest powerhouse rugby team in Samoa.

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WINNER AGAINST TOAULA: B.B.E Vaiala successful.

Apia Union kicks off season

The Taula Apia Rugby Union kicked off the start of Season with a fight for the Molesi Shield between B.B.E Vaiala and Toaula.

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IRON MAN: Darren Young is a name that has been synonymous with excellence in sport, particularly in athletics.

Samoa’s ultimate ironman

For well over 30 years, Darren Young is a name that has been synonymous with excellence in sport, particularly in athletics. 

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Manu Samoa Sevens squad for the Las Vegas Sevens.

Manu Samoa Sevens team named

The Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, has named the Manu Samoa Sevens squad for the Las Vegas Sevens.

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INTER-ISLAND FIRST CHALLANGE CHAMPIONS: Lupe o le Soaga Malietoa Tanumafili II.

First “national” hockey inter-island competition is Savaii

On Saturday 18 February 2017 Samoa Hockey staged its first ever Malietoa Tanumafii II Inter Island Hockey Championship at Sapapalii Primary School at Sapapalii in Savaii.

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Lona Fagaloa Boys Team.

Volleyball Tournament kicks off

The Samoa Volleyball Federation kicked off its annual tournament yesterday. Twenty two mens and nine girls teams are taking part in the tournament.

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Cup Winners: Bladerunnerz

Bladerunnerz complete clean sweep

The Marist Sports Week Touch Tournament ended in a thrilling final between Bladerunnerz and No Idea.

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TENNIS: Eleanor  Schuster (right) won the Junior Sportswoman of the Year Award last year. She is pictured here with Francine Chadwick.

Rising tennis sensation Schuster off to India

Eleanor Schuster has been named in the Pacific Oceania Junior Girls Team to compete in the prestigious Junior Federation Cup (JFC) pre-qualifying rounds that will be held in New Delhi, India from the 20 – 25 February 2017. 

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Brock Lesnar attends a UFC 200 mixed martial arts news conference in Las Vegas.

Brock Lesnar tells UFC he is retired from competition

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has informed the mixed martial arts promotion that he is retired from competition.

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Former All Blacks and Chiefs star Sione Lauaki.

Former All Blacks Sione Lauaki dead at 35

Former All Blacks backrower Sione Lauaki has died aged 35.

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DEVELOPING RUGBY IN SAMOA: Promoting Rugby skills in Savaii is the basis for development of the sport in our country.

Development starts at grassroots level

The Samoa Rugby Union Development team started it’s programme this year on the big Island of Savaii last week where selected Primary and Secondary schools from Itu o Tane were visited.

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MARIST BOXING EVENT: Boxers during their prizegivings that took place at the Gym 1, Faleata Complex at Tunaiamato on Friday 10 February 2017.

Fight for Marist II hugely successful

As the boxing comes to an end at the Marist International Sports Week, international boxers thank Samoa, and hope to return soon. 

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U21 Netball Players: Selina Ripley, Romanaia Pose and Gafua Salesa.

Samoa gears up for Youth World Cup

Netball Samoa is preparing for one of the biggest netball events of the year: the Youth World Cup.

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French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve delivers his speech during the launch of the international campaign of Paris as candidate for the 2024 Olympic summer games in Paris, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.

France confident of hosting Rugby World Cup and Olympics

France has the capacity to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Olympic Games, according to French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte.

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New England Patriots' James White runs for a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons' Deion Jones attempts to defend during overtime of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

Super Bowl win comforts family of fan who died during game

The family of a Massachusetts woman who died halfway through the Super Bowl said the Patriots' stunning come-from-behind win helped ease their grief.

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HEAD COACH FOR SAMOA NETBALL NATIONAL: Frances Solia.

Netball Samoa names new Head Coach

Experienced and well credentialed coach Frances Solia has been appointed head coach for Netball Samoa national team leading to the 2019 World Cup.

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New England Patriots' James White scores the winning touchdown during overtime of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.

Brady leads biggest comeback, Patriots win 34-28 in OT

They looked old and outmanned. Their star quarterback was frazzled, their stingy defense was a sieve.

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Te Kiwi Waiotangi Swim: 10KM Swimmers.

Waitangi Swim first in Samoa

Samoa Events’ first Te Kiwi Swim to honour Waitangi Day was a huge success. It was also part of a double-header of events weekend held in Apia.

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Rugby

Digby Ioane of the Crusaders scores a try. Super Rugby Round Five.

Crusaders stay unbeaten, defeat Force 45-17 in Super Rugby

The Crusaders maintained their unbeaten start to Super Rugby when they beat the Western Force 45-17 to open the fifth round on Friday.

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

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, left, celebrates with Leroy Sane after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Manchester City and Monaco at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

Man City beats Monaco 5-3 in wild Champions League game

Manchester City scored three goals in 11 minutes to fight back for a 5-3 win over Monaco in a wild Champions League match full of dazzling attacking play and dreadful defending 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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