Jamaica's Usain Bolt is surrounded by the crowd after winning the

Fireworks, honors in Usain Bolt's farewell in Jamaica

World record holder Usain Bolt has bid farewell to the tracks of his native Jamaica, winning a 100-meter race amid fireworks and honors.

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British and Irish Lions inside centre Ben Te'o stretches during a training session in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Lions face tough test against Crusaders in 3rd tour match

The British and Irish Lions will face a major reality check and a test of their tenacity and philosophy when they play the unbeaten Crusaders in the third match of their New Zealand tour on Saturday.

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Emirates Team New Zealand capsizes during an America's Cup challenger semifinal against Great Britain’s Land Rover BAR on the Great Sound in Bermuda on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Team New Zealand capsizes in America's Cup challenger race

Emirates Team New Zealand capsized Tuesday at the start of an America's Cup challenger semifinal race against Britain on Bermuda's stormy Great Sound, throwing three crewmen into the water and extensively damaging its 50-foot catamaran.

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AWARDED MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AT HOME: Gerard Cowley-Tuioti of Vaiusu and Saleloga.

Cowley-Tuioti’s proud moment

Gerard Cowley-Tuioti of Vaiusu and Saleloga was named the Most Valuable Player at the inaugural Super Rugby game in Apia where Auckland Blues beat the Queensland Reds. 

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CONGRATULATIONS: Sir La’auli Savae Michael Jones.

‘I’m a product of a village’ - Sir Laauli Michael Jones

La’auli Savae Michael Niko Jones, former Manu Samoa coach and legendary All Black, has been knighted. Sir Michael Niko Jones has been made a knight companion for being a driver of economic and social development for Pacific people in New Zealand and the Pacific region.

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Blues secure historic victory at Apia Park

The Auckland Blues have done enough to hold off a strong challenge from the Queensland Reds to win the historical first Super Rugby game to be played in Samoa. A try by debutant and young Samoan, Stephen Perofeta, secured the Blues a 34-29 victory - a win that could have been a lot bigger had it not been for two disallowed tries. 

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Jarryd Hayne of NSW attacks during game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league, Queensland Reds v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia.

1st State of Origin: New South Wales beats Queensland 28-4

Former San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne scored one of New South Wales' five tries in a 28-4 win over Queensland in the first rugby league State of Origin match on Wednesday.

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A DAY TO REMEMBER: Future rugby stars rubbing shoulders with some of their heroes from the Queensland Reds at Pesega yesterday.

Super rugby stars at Pesega

Students at Pesega College are unlikely to forget yesterday in a hurry.

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Josh Hodgson congratulates Canberra team mate Jordan Rapana at fulltime.

Raiders beat Roosters 24-16 in National Rugby League

Winger Jordan Rapana scored two tries Sunday as the Canberra Raiders beat the Sydney Roosters 24-16 in the National Rugby League.

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WINNER: Logan Granger of Auckland.

Logan wins Ford TRI Race 4

Logan Granger of Auckland was a proud bloke on Saturday at Mulinu’u. He won Race 4 of the Ford Hyundai Samoa Tri series.

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The aim of the competition was to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of the sport of rugby league as the Association continues to develop the sport in the Big Island.

Rugby league action in Savai’i

Prince Edward Park, Iva Savaii played host to an exploding semi conclusion to Rugby League’s 13 a side competition which has been running for 5 weeks. 

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International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Philip Craven listens during a press conference, in London.

Russia facing ban from Paralympics for 2018 Games

Russia faces the strong possibility of being excluded from a second Paralympics over its state-sponsored doping scheme.

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READY: Half Marathoner, Steve Nimavola Pasi, Director of Samoa Events Seti Afoa, Director of Opertaion and Marketing at Sheraton Properties Sherillyn Charles, Half Marathoner Apisaloma Nimavola Pasi.

National Half Marathon boosts Sport tourism

To celebrate Samoa’s 55th Independence Day, Samoa Events is launching the National Half Marathon. Yesterday at the press conference at Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows 

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TEAM SAMOA: Boxers and management after a hard day in the office.

Samoa’s National Boxing Squad

The team to represent Samoa in the upcoming Oceania tournament has been finalized. 

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Soli Ropati, Aniva Sesega and Leilani Solaese.

Netball names U21 team

Netball Samoa has finalised their U21 team to represent Samoa at the Netball World Youth Cup Gaborone 2017 in July.

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FORMER AND NEW SAMOA UNDER 20 HEAD COACH:  Fa’aofo Junior Leota and Mase Mahonri Schwalger.

Schwalger head coach of Baby Manu Samoa

The Samoa Rugby Union has appointed Mase Mahonri Schwalger as Samoa Under 20 Head Coach following the resignation of Junior Leota. 

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Charles Rankin in action at the Squash Courts at Tuainaimato.

Great kickoff for Squash Business tournament

Eight companies have come on board in what has been dubbed the largest turnout out thus far. 

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RUGBY: Showing that girls don’t just want to have fun, these girls from the rural areas showed some impressive skills according to Development Officer, Avi’i Fa’alupega.

S.R.U. focus on women in rugby

“One of the major goals of this programme is to develop and promote female rugby in the country." - Avi’i Fa’alupega the Women Development Officer at S.R.U.

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WBO heavyweight boxing champion, Joseph Parker (R) and Romania's Razvan Cojanu in action during the WBO World Heavyweight Title Fight.

Parker retains WBO heavyweight title with win on points

Joseph Parker won his first defense of the WBO heavyweight title on points over replacement challenger Razvan Cojanu on Saturday. The New Zealander did not impress but won comfortably on all three cards, with the judges scoring it 119-108, 117-110, and 117-110 in Auckland.

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Samoan fans in support.

England, Tonga, Papua New Guinea win rugby league matches

Tries to Ryan Hall and Stefan Ratchford gave England a 14-0 halftime lead on its way to a 30-10 win over Samoa in a rugby league international at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday.

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Rugby

Australia's Karmichael Hunt charges during the International rugby match between Australia and Italy in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Hunt ruled out of Australia's Bledisloe Cup tests in August

Karmichael Hunt has been ruled out of Australia's opening Bledisloe Cup tests after undergoing ankle surgery.

Boxing

UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Mayweather-McGregor promo tour gets off to frenzied start

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reached into a backpack and held out a $100 million check for the crowd of 11,000 fight fans to see.

NFL

Queensland's Aidean Guerra tackles Aaron Woods of NSW during game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league, Queensland Reds v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 31 May 2017.

Hunt, Munster in for Maroons; Blues unchanged for Origin 3

Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt and Melbourne Storm playmaker Cameron Munster have been called in to the Queensland squad to replace injured stars Johnathan Thurston and Darius Boyd for next week's series-deciding State of Origin match against New South Wales.

Football

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney leaves the field after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool.

Rooney rejoins Everton after 13 years at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney rejoined boyhood club Everton on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United, leaving English soccer's biggest club as its record scorer having won every major trophy.

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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