Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling, left, and teammate Glenn Ashby hold the America's Cup aloft as they celebrate with teammates after defeating Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup sailing competition Monday, June 26, 2017, in Hamilton, Ber

Team New Zealand routs Oracle Team USA to win America's Cup

Redemption for a gutty crew of five New Zealanders and one Australian came on the turquoise waters of Bermuda's Great Sound, four years and 3,000 miles removed from one of the most brutal collapses in sports.

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WHAT A NIGHT...FOR WALES: Images from the Manu Samoa vs Wales test match at Apia Park on Friday night.

Wales say thank you Samoa

Having previously never beaten the Manu Samoa side on their home turf in Apia, Wales were over joyed with Friday night’s performance and the final score.

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ALL TOGETHER AS ONE: Vaiala, SCOPA and Llanelli Warriors players celebrate at Apia Park.

B.B.E. Vaiala Ulalei retains Shield

The Farmer Joe Supermarket and Taula Shield competition for the Apia Rugby Union resumed as usual last Saturday with the shield holders BBE Vaiala Ulalei facing SCOPA.

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Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling, above center, runs across the boat with teammates cyclor Blair Tuke, left, and cyclor Simon Van Velthooven, right, during the seventh race of America's Cup sailing competition against Oracle Team USA ,Sund

Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand's Peter Burling wheeled his 50-foot catamaran into controlling position in the prestart of Race 8 of the America's Cup and then gave a quick wave with his right hand to Jimmy Spithill and the boys on Oracle Team USA.

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THANK YOU: Tennis Treasurer, Lisa Kamu and C.E.O. of Samoa Sportslotto Tuala Taimalelagi Siaki Tuala.

Samoa Gambling Authority gives back to sports

Samoa Sports Lotto has presented $5,000 to the Samoa Tennis Incorporated to help with preparations for the Pacific Oceania Tournament this year.

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BSL Marketing Manager Leeroy Feaunati with some of the winners showcasing their prizes.

Business Systems rewards young tennis players

Seven Primary schools took part in the Pacific Pathway Tennis tournament held recently. 

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Nathan Peats tackled by Johnathan Thurston and Dylan Napa.

Queensland beats New South Wales 18-16 in State of Origin

Winger Dane Gagai's second try of the match in the 77th minute capped a stirring second-half Queensland comeback as the Maroons beat New South Wales 18-16 to level the three-match State of Origin rugby league series 1-1 on Wednesday.

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YES WE ARE READY: Team Samoa is ready to take on Tahiti va’a challenge.

Team Samoa ready to tackle Tahiti va’a challenge

5000 years B.C. the Austronesia population is flooding across the Pacific Ocean in their va’a, a time before Captain Cook, thousands of years before European Exploration. 

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AFLD president Bruno Genevois.

French anti-doping officials worried about cocaine use

French anti-doping officials are worried about the increased use of cocaine by athletes to enhance their performance.

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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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Rugby

United States' Mike Te'o races to score a try during a 2019 Rugby World Cup Qualifier against Canada in Hamilton, Ontario.

Canada, US draw in 1st leg of Rugby World Cup qualifier

Canada and the United States missed late kicks at the goalposts and finished 28-28 in the first leg of their 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Boxing

Boxer Jeff Horn speaks to the media in a gym in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, June 26, 2017. Horn is preparing for his WBO welterweight world boxing title bout against Filipino Manny Pacquiao on Sunday, July 2.

Horn says he has the plan to beat Manny Pacquiao

While Manny Pacquiao has been out running along the river and attracting attention downtown since arriving on a chartered flight with a huge entourage, Jeff Horn has been preparing for their WBO welterweight world title bout in the quiet, outer suburbs.

NFL

Johnathan Thurston tackles Blake FergusonNSW v Qld State of Origin rugby league match at ANZ Stadium, Homebush Sydney Australia.

1st Origin match: Thurston won't play for Queensland vs NSW

Queensland playmaker Johnathan Thurston has been ruled out of next week's State of Origin rugby league opener against New South Wales due to a shoulder injury.

Football

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, is challenged by New Zealand's Michael Boxall during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between New Zealand and Portugal.

Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0

Cristiano Ronaldo's 75th international goal helped lift Portugal to an easy 4-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday and into the Confederations Cup semifinals.

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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