Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena walks on the field before an MLS soccer western conference playoff match against the Seattle Sounders in Seattle.

Arena brings much of his LA Galaxy staff to national team

He was American Samoa's coach in 2011 when it beat Tonga in a World Cup qualifier for its first international win after 30 consecutive losses over 17 years.

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Middlesbrough's Marten de Roon, left, challenges Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan center during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.

'It is Usain Bolt' _ Olympic champ calls into Man United TV

Manchester United's in-house television channel received a shock when Usain Bolt called up to discuss Saturday's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough in the English Premier League.

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Soccer star Carlos Tevez and his wife Vanesa Mansilla exit the church after getting married in in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016.

Argentine soccer star Carlos Tevez signs $40M deal in China

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has signed to play for Shanghai Shenhua, becoming the latest in a procession of star players to join the Chinese Super League.

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Murtaza Ahmadi, a five-year-old Afghan Lionel Messi fan playing with a soccer ball during a photo opportunity as he wears a shirt signed by Messi, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

'It's a dream': Afghan boy finally meets idol Lionel Messi

It was an image that touched the hearts of millions: A 5-year-old Afghan boy wearing an improvised Lionel Messi jersey made from a plastic bag.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo warms up during a training session in Yokohama near Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.

Ballon d'Or: Ronaldo voted best in the world for 4th time

After giving a European Championship title to Portugal and another Champions League trophy to Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo ends the year with something just for himself — his fourth world player of the year award.

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FC Barcelona's Neymar, right, juggles with the ball against Malaga's Roberto Rosales during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Malaga at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain.

Messi, Neymar, Robson-Kanu go for FIFA award

Lionel Messi, Neymar and a Johan Cruyff-style turn from Hal Robson-Kanu are among 10 candidates to win the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, makes a scissor kick during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves, at Mendizorroza stadium, in Vitoria, northern Spain, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrie

Ronaldo 2 goals shy of 100 in European competitions

 Unless Cristiano Ronaldo suddenly decides to add mercy to his list of virtues, the Real Madrid forward will have a good shot at scoring his 100th goal in European competition on Wednesday.

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Marseille's Brazilian defender Matheus Doria Macedo, left , and Marseille's midfielder Remy Cabella, react at the end of the League One soccer match between Marseille and Bordeaux, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille.

Balotelli proves value once more as Nice beats Nantes 4-1

Mario Balotelli further underlined his real value since joining Nice on a free transfer, scoring his sixth goal in five league games as the French leader thrashed Nantes 4-1 on Sunday.

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Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic gestures during his team's World Cup qualifying match against Australia in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.

China coach resigns, World Cup hopes looking slim

Despite boasting one of the world's highest-spending domestic leagues, China's dreams of automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup are almost over.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo scores 4 to give Portugal its 1st win in qualifiers

It didn't take long for Cristiano Ronaldo to give Portugal the boost it needed in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

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Tim Cahill in action during the pre World Cup friendly match.

Cahill's homecoming fuels fan fervor in A-League

Organizers hope the homecoming of local hero Tim Cahill will fuel enthusiasm for Australian football's A-League which opens its 12th season on Friday.

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ALL SMILES: All the participants and the volunteers in Falealupo.

Growing the Game

Get into Rugby develops the game on the Big Island. Last week, Get into Rugby in partnership with Pacific in Union visited the village of Falealupo which is located at the furthest point of Savaii.  

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 New Shield Holders:  This year’s Men’s  Premier Division winners, Lupe Ole Soaga.

National League Champions

The Football Federation Samoa annual National League games concluded yesterday evening at the JS Blatter fields in Tuana’imato which saw shield holders Moaula take on Lupe ole Soga. 

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Barcelona's Neymar, right, controls the ball as Moenchengladbach's Andreas Christensen runs alongside during the Champions League group C soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Barcelona.

Neymar sues Brazilian government for leaking financial data

Neymar has filed a suit against Brazil's government for allegedly leaking details of an investigation into fiscal crimes supposedly by him and his family.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opening goal with Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane during the Champions League group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in Dortmund.

Ronaldo scores but Dortmund rallies in latest Madrid setback

 Borussia Dortmund scored a late equalizer to earn a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, the latest setback for the 11-time winners.

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England international soccer team manager Sam Allardyce, left, and FA chief executive Martin Glenn, right.

England coach Allardyce forced out in disgrace after 1 game

Even by English soccer's standards, the latest embarrassment is a new low. Sam Allardyce was forced out in disgrace after one game in charge of the national team.

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Totti celebrates his 40th birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, but is showing no signs of slowing down and indeed seems to have found a new lease of life.

Totti still the King of Rome on his 40th birthday

At 40, Francesco Totti may not be Roma's 'Golden Boy' anymore, but he is still very much 'the King of Rome.'

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Beitar Shabi Givat Zeev soccer club player, Avihay Salis, makes coffee ahead of training at the club's changing room in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev, near Jerusalem.

Jewish settlement soccer clubs bring politics to the pitch

The Beitar Shabi Givat Zeev players huddled around for a training session, lobbing soccer balls as an autumn evening breeze swept through the surrounding rocky hills.

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June 11, 2016 file photo, stewards speak to Russian supporters after clashes broke out in the stands during the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Russia, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France.

Moscow prepares for 1st English visit since Euro 2016 clash

Russian police are getting ready for Tottenham's game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in the Champions League.

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Barcelona, Spain, Iniesta celebrating his goal with Neymar

Barcelona routs Sporting 5-0 in 1st game without Messi

Barcelona didn't show any signs of missing Lionel Messi on Saturday, cruising past Sporting Gijon 5-0 in its first Spanish league game without the injured playmaker.

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Rugby

Manu Samoa Head Coach: Sir Gordon Tietjens.

Manu Samoa contracts 22 Sevens players

Twenty-two players have secured contracts to be part of the Manu Samoa 7s team at the 2017 and 2018 I.R.B. World Sevens Series.

Boxing

Tony Bellew and David Haye look at each other for the media.

Injured Haye pulls out of heavyweight rematch with Bellew

David Haye has pulled out of his all-British heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew because of injury.

NFL

New Orleans Saints players kneel down before the U.S. anthem was played for an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.

Trump puts NFL players on notice: Stand for national anthem

President Donald Trump is putting pro football players on notice for Week 4 of the NFL season: He won't stand for it if they kneel in protest during the national anthem.

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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