AND THEY’RE AWAY: Let the race begin.

Local paddlers gear up for Tahiti

Twenty paddlers from four different clubs tackled an 18km V1 race last week Saturday.

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Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia.

Serena Williams speaks out against Ilie Nastase

Serena Williams has spoken out in response to suspended Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase's comments speculating about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting.

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Melbourne Storm fans.

Storm return to top of NRL standings; Roosters edge Dragons

Melbourne returned to the top of the National Rugby League standings with 20-14 comeback win over the New Zealand Warriors in the last game of the eighth round.

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Samoa’s Women’s Cricket Team.

Samoa’s Women’s Cricket Team ready for the International Cricket Council (ICC) East Asia Pacific

Samoa will compete in the International Cricket Council (ICC) and East Asia Pacific (EAP) Women’s trophy that will be held in Japan from the 26th April to the 5th May 2017.

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ALL BLACK EVERYTHING: Fuimaono Hugo Betham (center) with the B.B.E Vaiala Team.

B.B.E. backs champion team

Behind every good team, is a great sponsor.  

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MANUIA: Samoa’s U20’s team 2017 at the Orator Hotel in Ululoloa.

The future of Samoan rugby

Samoa’s U20’s team have a lot on their shoulders. Firstly, the team is getting ready for the Oceania Rugby U20 Championship beginning April 28th at Bond University in Australia.  

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The two sides of Fiji's new $7 bill and the two sides of Fiji's commemorative coin minted in honour of their Olympic gold-winning rugby sevens team.

Fiji issues $7 note to commemorate Olympic sevens win

The government of Fiji is issuing two million $7 banknotes to commemorate the Pacific island nation's gold medal victory in rugby sevens at last year's Rio de Janiero Olympics.

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FROM BLUE TO RED: Damian McGrath (right) celebrates sweet victory with the Canadian team.

Rugby chief congratulates sacked Manu Sevens coach

Sacked Manu Samoa Sevens coach and the man who has led Canada to their first title on the HSBC Sevens Series, Damian McGrath, has found support from an unlikely place.

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Australia's Sitaleki Timani, right, is tackled by England's Joe Launchbury, top, and Tom Wood during their autumn international rugby match at Twickenham Stadium in London.

Time's up: Gatland to name hotly debated Lions squad for NZ

It has been the subject of fevered debate in northern hemisphere rugby for months, providing a subtext to the recent Six Nations and occupying the thoughts of every elite player across Britain and Ireland.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, center, celebrates after scoring as Bayern players react during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Ronaldo hat trick puts Madrid into Champions League semis

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to help Real Madrid beat 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time on Tuesday and send the defending champions through to the semifinals of the Champions League.

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CHAMPIONS: BBE Vaiala pictured celebrating after winning over Moataa (FT: 25-24)

B.B.E. Vaiala win Farmer Joe Supermarket Shield

Taula Apia Rugby Union Top 4 last week saw BBE Vaiala Rugby club lift the Farmer Joe Supermarket shield from Moataa, also the champion of the Top 4, 25-24.

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SINGAPORE ACTION: Alamanda Motuga takes on Australia’s defense during their opening game.

Samoa fails at critical moments in Singapore

The Manu Samoa Sevens headed to the Singapore Sevens yesterday hoping to finally break into the Cup playoffs for the first time this year under new coach Sir Gordon Tietjens.

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Jai Field of the Dragons scores a try. St. George Illawarra Dragons.

Dragons, Storm level in 1st place in Australia's NRL

St. George Illawarra and the Melbourne Storm remained the class of Australia's National Rugby League with wins Saturday that left them level on 12 points after seven matches.

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Wales' captain Sam Warburton.

Warburton, a potential Lions captain, out for about 6 weeks

Wales flanker Sam Warburton, one of the favorites to be captain for the British and Irish Lions' tour to New Zealand, has been ruled out for about six weeks because of a left knee injury.

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Sonny Bill Williams.

Sonny Bill Williams has bank logos removed from jerseys

New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams will be allowed to wear Super Rugby or All Blacks jerseys from which bank logos have been removed because he believes the practices of financial organizations conflict with his Islamic faith.

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Australian Rugby Union Chairman Cameron Clyne, left, and CEO Bill Pulver discuss how the southern hemisphere Super Rugby tournament is reduced from 18 to 15 teams next season in Sydney, Monday, April 10, 2017.

Endangered teams attempt to show mettle in Super Rugby

Teams marked for possible removal from Super Rugby next year will hope to make strong statements in their defense during the tournament's eighth round of matches on the weekend.

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RETURNING TO HELP: Serafina Andrew, Ngaire Anitoni, Lagi Telea, Taofi Lafai.

Premiere Cricketers Return Home

Four local players have returned home after a stint with the Premier New Zealand Women’s Cricket team.  

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Good Luck: Raema von Reiche (left) presenting the Apia Yacht Club burgee to the Commodore of the Singapore Sailing Club. Photo / Supplied

Samoans heading to World Masters Games

The World Masters Games is the single biggest multi-sport event on Earth. 

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CHAMPIONS: Maluafou College takes first place in U18 Division

St. Joseph and Maluafou winners from Zone B

Despite the rough conditions, spirits were high at the pitch at St. Joseph’s College in Alafua on Thursday afternoon.  

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Representative from Rowlen Finance Services, with members of the Tulimatala team from Faleula and members of the committee of the tournament.

Lotoso’a Sale’imoa celebrates

Tulimatala team from Faleula, went home with the grand prize of $2,000tala and a trophy sponsored by Rowlen’s Finance yesterday during a prize giving for Samoan Cricket (Kilikiti).

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Rugby

GO WITH THE NATION’S BLESSINGS: The Manu Samoa Under 20s team with the management of the S.R.U.

Confiscate phones at night, P.M. tells Baby Manu Samoa

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi sent off the Manu Samoa Under 20s with the nation’s blessings yesterday.

Boxing

Mundine has always been behind SBW's boxing career, both sharing the same faith and similar career paths.

Sonny Bill fights on streets of South Africa

If you think Sonny Bill Williams has forgotten about his boxing pedigree, think again!

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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