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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A Queensland fan during the Holden State of Origin.

Queensland wins 3rd State of Origin match 18-12

Queensland overcame a 12-8 halftime deficit to beat New South Wales 18-12 for a consolation win in the third State of Origin rugby league match on Wednesday.

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A SAMOA FOOTBALL WOMAN REFEREE: Maria Akenese Salamasina.

Woman referee aims high

A Samoan woman referee is determined to be the first Samoan official at the Women’s International Federation of Association Football (F.I.F.A.) World Cup. 

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Business Mixed Chamption: Le Tuiga.

Tag tournament a runaway success

Tag Rugby is a fast-moving non-contact sport that is suitable for all ages and currently becoming a popular sport in Samoa. With added difficulty of pulling off velcro tags to stop the ball carrier, local tag tournaments have become exciting athletic exhibitions for spectators and players alike. 

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Samoa Swim team in Papua New Guinea.

Samoa Swimmers reach new heights

Papua New Guinea hosted the XII Oceania Swimming Championships over a six-day programme.  Samoa fielded a small yet strong team of two females and four males to put their training to the test and succeeded brilliantly.  

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Team Samoa after the Oceania Championships coming home with 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal.

Four gold medals for Team Samoa

The Samoa Weightlifting Federation finished strong at the Oceania Championship in Noumea, New Caledonia last week. 

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'MY BIGGEST WIN OF MY CAREER': Invest Samoa Open 2018 champion Alex Edge with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi.

Samoa Open champ tells his story

Invest Samoa Open 2018 title holder, Alex Edge, has a story to tell. The Australian professional golfer not only claimed the Invest Samoa Open 2018 title for the first time, it was also his first time in Samoa. 

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WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON: Jess Hughes from Wellington wins at Lalomanu on Saturday. Photo / (Samoa Events)

Heartache and triumph at Lalomanu

Darren Young again snared another Half Marathon victory at Lalomanu during the weekend. 

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Samoa Gridiron offers U.S. study opportunities

Developing student athletes in order to offer youth another pathway to university is the aim of Samoa Gridiron.

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Alex Edge and Sam Lee.

Edge holds lead in the Invest Samoa Golf Open

Round one leader, Alex Edge, has maintained his three shot lead heading into the final round of the Invest Samoa Open. 

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Australian Professional golfer Alex Edge.

Alex Edge off to a flyer

Australian Professional golfer, Alex Edge, has fired an opening round of nine under par 63 to hold a three shot lead in the Invest Samoa Open. 

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The NSW Blues celebrate winning the 2018 Holden State of Origin, Game 2. New South Wales Blues v Queensland Maroons , ANZ Stadium,  Sydney, Australia. 24th June 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson / www.photosport.nz

New South Wales tops Queensland 18-14 in 2nd State of Origin

A rare penalty try paved the way for New South Wales to beat Queensland 18-14 in the second State of Origin match Sunday and clinch Australia's annual best-of-three rugby league series with a game to spare.

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Rugby

Referee Federico Anseli gives a red card to Semisi Masirewa. Waratahs v Sunwolves. 2018 Super Rugby round 18.

SANZAAR to review use of TMOs in Super Rugby

Governing body SANZAAR has ordered a review of the use of television match officials in Super Rugby, saying the "practical implementation" of the video referee protocols has become an area of "major concern."

Boxing

He signed, destroying chances of a Deontay Wilder-Joshua fight in 2018. Wilder said if Joshua wanted the fight to happen, it would be happening. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Anthony Joshua can't escape talk of Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua was welcomed by applause on the stage. He stood front and center, promoting his Sept. 22 bout against Alexander Povetkin.

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

WELL DONE: The Samoa's U-16 Boys football team won their first match against Cook Islands 3-0 points.

Samoa overcomes Cook Islands

Samoa’s U-16 Boy’s football team competing at the Oceania Football Confederation U16 Preliminary Championship qualifiers in Tonga began its campaign on a positive note winning its first match against the Cook Islands 3 - 0.

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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