CONGRATULATIONS: Ray at the finish line at Falefa, he won both 10km and 5km races.

Ray Winstanley wins

Ray Winstanley of Tasmania has walked away with the win in the Pacific Open Water Challenge (P.O.W.C) 2017. 

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N.R.L.- Digicel Pacific Outreach Programme’s first Open Girls Rugby League Tournament at the Marist Grounds in Lotopa.

N.R.L. Digicel Pacific to host Girls Rugby League Tournament

It’s been a year now since the NRL-Digicel Pacific Outreach Programme’s first Open Girls Rugby League Tournament at the Marist Grounds in Lotopa.

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Avele College dominates Zone A

Yesterday was a great day for Avele College at Apia Park. The school dominated the track and field events during the Zone A athletics competition. Ten schools took part. The Girls category saw Palalaua College from Siumu running away with the junior girls awards, while Avele College topping Intermediate and Senior Girls Division. 

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P.F.L. SHIELD HOLDERS: S.C.O.P.A. Netball team.

Top places in the Pacific Forum Line National Netball League

After eight rounds of netball, we come to the FINALS this Saturday of the P.F.L. National Netball League at the N.U.S. Gym.

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ALL THE BEST: The Samoa Under 16 team Football team and Management.

Samoan team named for O.F.C. U16 women’s Championships

Football Federation Samoa has named a young and strong final squad for Samoa U16 team. The team will compete in the stage 1 Oceania Football Confederation OFC U16 championships.

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Video of young Samoan reignites controversial debate

A video featuring a young Samoan in Australia has shocked rugby league officials, reigniting the age vs weight competition debate. The Samoan boy plays for St Johns Eagles and is more than double the body weight of many of his rivals.

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Tracy Hawkes of Taupo on the stunning Warrior Run course.

Warrior Race Report

The Samoa Warrior Half Ironman race has made a cruel impression on visiting triathletes. Although triumphant and euphoric for all, the heat of the course left a rippling effect on competitors, local and overseas. 

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Vince on the Warrior Bike course along the Aleipata coastline last year

Vince return for Big Warrior race

Victorian Vince Sesto, 39, is returning to battle grounds of the past year. 

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GO HARD AND GO FAST: Cyclists tackle the challenge in front of the government building this week.

Wally sets new Bike sprints record

The start of every Warrior Race is foreshadowed by the Warrior Bike sprints in front of the Government Building. 

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UK Trail runner Tom Booth is chasing Le Lava glory next week

Tom and Dan chase the inaugural Le Lava Half Marathon title

Two top runners one from the United Kingdom and the other from Auckland, New Zealand are targeting the inaugural Le Lava Half Marathon at Itu-o-Tane next weekend.

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Samoa’s Teneva Ropati delivered a huge performance with 32 points and 17 rebounds.

Ropati stars as Samoa take home bronze

Samoa has defeated Guam 58-88 to become the FIBA U17 Women’s Oceania
Championship Bronze medalists. Having finished third in the FIBA U18 Women’s Oceania Championship 2016, this is Samoa’s second Bronze medal in two years.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Barclays Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017, in New York.

Mayweather, McGregor exchange profanities, barbs in Brooklyn

Floyd Mayweather Jr. tossed $1 bills in Conor McGregor's face. McGregor waved Jay Z's new CD in Mayweather's direction and quoted a Biggie Smalls lyric as some sort of warning shot.

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Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, left, International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach, from Germany, center, and Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, right, pose together during the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Extraordinary Session.

IOC to pick Los Angeles, Paris for 2024 or 2028 Olympics

Finally, Los Angeles and Paris have their Olympic hosting destiny in their own hands.

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Jonathan Thurston, left, and Cameron Smith of QLD with the trophy after they won the State of Origin rugby league game 3 decider, Queensland v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

Queensland beats New South Wales 22-6 in State of Origin

Winger Valentine Holmes scored three tries and Queensland extended its superiority in the State of Origin series with a 22-6 win Wednesday over New South Wales in the decider of the three-match series.

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Evan Crawford of NZ Rugby (centre) is flanked by Samoa Rugby's Salesa Seiuli (left) and Junior Si'itia (right).

Rugby World Cup is here!

The famous Webb Ellis Cup has made the trip to Apia, Samoa and will be on display for this weekend’s crucial Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifier match between Samoa and Fiji. The qualifier is the final match of the 2017 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup tournament. 

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FEELING THE HEAT: The coach suggested the heat might be a factor for his team from Fiji.

Fiji prepares to face Samoa

The Flying Fijians Team touched down on the shores of Samoa yesterday morning. And by yesterday afternoon, they were holding their first training session at Apia Park. While the team has already qualified for the Rugby World Cup, they are certainly not resting on their laurels.

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The Samoa U-19 Women's national team lit up the Children’s Ward at the National Hospital with their visit and gifts for the young patients before leaving for the Women’s Championship tournament in New Zealand.

The power of football

Football Federation Samoa Social Responsibility team Just Play, organized an activity last Friday with the Samoa U-19 Women's National Team before they departed for New Zealand to compete in the upcoming OFC U-19 Women's Championship. 

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Badmintons’ trainees at Hotel Insel Fehmarn.

Samoa badminton teacher training highlights

The first, two-day Tutor/Teacher training for Samoa Badminton Federation kicked off last Tuesday morning at Hotel Insel Fehmarn.

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Samoa U-19 team named for O.F.C. Women’s Championship

Samoa National Women’s team are now preparing for the 2017 Oceania Football Confederation U19 Women’s Championship in New Zealand next week.

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Samoa Open Champion - Peter Wilson

Wilson and Burns triumphant in Samoa

Peter Wilson has defended his title and taken out the 2017 Invest Samoa Open. Wilson who shot a final round 72 held off Andrew Campbell whos 67 final round left him 1 short on 10 under par.

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Rugby

Christian Leali’ifano.

Leali'ifano set for Ulster stint amid recovery from cancer

Wallabies utility back Christian Leali'ifano is set to join Irish club Ulster on a short-term contract as he bids to make up for lost time in his recovery from leukemia.

Boxing

Floyd Mayweather Jr. trains at his gym Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month.

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

Referee Ricardo de Burgos, right, shows a red card to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/M

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.

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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