Cup Champs: B.B.E Vaiala.

B.B.E Vaiala takes the Cup

Yesterday, B.B.E Vaiala team took top place in the first leg of the S.I.F.A National Sevens Circuit  of 2017.

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Winners: Team No Idea was the overall winners of yesterday’s tournament.

Touch rugby kicks off 2017 in style

The Samoa Touch Rugby Association kicked started the year with a massive one-day tournament yesterday.

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Australia Day swim in beautiful Samoa

It was the son of an Australian, Sitivi So’oa’emalelagi of Tanifa o le Vai who won the Aussie Swim yesterday. 

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 Jamaica's gold medal winning relay team, from left, Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Asafa Powell and Nesta Carter celebrate after the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate's doping case

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter.

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Camille Chat (fra) - Cyril Baille (fra) dejected after losing to New Zealand 24-16.
France v All Blacks international test at Stade de France, Paris. 26 November 2016.
Copyright photo: Panoramic / www.photosport.nz

France's 6 Nations plans hit by 3 more players pulling out

France's Six Nations preparations have been hit by a spate of withdrawals, with two more players pulling out on Tuesday.

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Nick Phipps tackles Israel Dagg Australia v New Zealand All Blacks.

Nick Phipps re-signs with Australian Rugby Union

Scrumhalf Nick Phipps has signed a two-year contract extension with the Australian Rugby Union which will see him remain with the Wallabies through to the 2019 World Cup and the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby.

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THE FIRST REGATTA: Paddlers who took part in S.O.C.A’s first V6 mini marathon last Saturday.

Paddlers gear up for big 2017

It’s a new year and the paddling world of Alo Vaa Samoa is set to kick off once again with the Taula Strong V1 Series. With daylight saving still on the calendar the first race will be this Saturday 28 January 2017 from 4:30pm.

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GET READY FOR SWIM: Samoa Swim Series swimmers warm up at the Taumeasina lagoon that is the starting point of the Aussie Swim on Thursday.

Goggles on for Aussie Swim

Calling Aussies, friends of Australia and local swimmers to join in the Aussie Swim on Thursday. It just so happens it is also Australia Day on that day. 

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Philip Marsden, Kat Riley and Gideon Mulitalo chase the turnaround mark in the 6km race.

Stuart Young wins Falefa Falls

The resurgent Stuart Young claimed a fiery victory in the opening Samoa Events race of the year at Falefa Falls yesterday. 

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Head Coach, Paul Ualesi and Manager Taioaliiseu Taimalelagi Fiti Aimaasu.

Samoa’s premier soccer team sets off for Tonga

The best soccer players Samoa has to offer will soon be heading off to the OFC Champion League 2017.  

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Leading the way: Willie Sauiluma of Salani and Poutasi

Leading the charge in the U17 soccer campaign

The U17’s Soccer team is gathering speed and the main man leading the pack is Captain, Willie Sauilima.

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Trials held at Apia park

U20’s Training Squad Named

With the final training squad officially being named, the boys will need to work even harder for the next trial which will include players from overseas.  

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MOAMOA SPORTS CLUB: Members of the Moamoa Roosters Club for 2017.

Moamoa Club eyes grand 2017

The Moamoa Roosters Sports Club met on Wednesday to start its preparations for another full year of sports.

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Trials at Apia Park.

Brisbane Ten’s Training Squad Named

The Samoa Rugby Union has officially announced the  training squad for Brisbane Ten’s.  

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ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND SPORT: Samoa and Fiji pose for one last photo.

Netball Samoa Warming for World Cup

Last weekend saw the greatest assembly of U21 netball players in the region. At the International Youth Netball Series in Fiji, Samoa fell to a strong Fijian side in a close finish for third with a final score of 48-42.  

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Ten’s trials at Apia Park.

Battle for spots in Brisbane 10s

The battle for spots in the national 10s team was an intense one at the Apia Park. Over 40 players vied for a spot in the training squad.

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Cao Lei, of China, holds up her gold medal in the women's 75 kg. of the weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

3 Chinese weightlifters lose 2008 Olympic titles for doping

Three Chinese women weightlifters have been stripped of Olympic titles for doping at their home 2008 Beijing Games.

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The boys are in good hands as they are coached by one of Samoa’s finest, Desmond Fa’aiuaso.

U17 Football Team Named

Football Federation Samoa has named the final squad for Samoa’s U17 Football team.

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View of Deodoro Olympic Park canoe slalom circuit, center, and BMX circuit, right, during a flight on an army helicopter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Another Rio Olympic venue struggling to find a use

Almost five months after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ended, another venue is struggling to find a use.

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England is on a 14-match winning run heading into its defense of the Six Nations title.

Marler injury adds to England's woes ahead of Six Nations

England's pack has been hit with another injury setback ahead of the Six Nations after prop Joe Marler was ruled out for at least a month with a broken left leg.

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Rugby

Rieko Ioane intercepts a pass before scoring try during the round 1 Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels VS The Blues at AAMI Park Melbourne Australia.

Blues open Super Rugby season with 56-18 win over Rebels

Bustling center Rieko Ioane crossed for three tries as the Auckland Blues kicked off the 2017 Super Rugby season with a thumping 56-18 win over the Rebels on Thursday night, securing their first win in Melbourne.

Boxing

Deontay Wilder, left, throws a left at Chris Arreola during the WBC heavyweight title boxing bout in Birmingham, Ala.

Big punching Wilder believes he can save heavyweights

Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by.

NFL

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a Super Bowl trophy while addressing the crowd along with head coach Bill Belichick, right, during a rally Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Boston.

Patriots take victory lap, parade Boston for Super Bowl win

Snow, rain and chilly temperatures didn't dampen the joy of New England Patriots fans exulting in their team's latest championship Tuesday.

Football

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, left, celebrates with Leroy Sane after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Manchester City and Monaco at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

Man City beats Monaco 5-3 in wild Champions League game

Manchester City scored three goals in 11 minutes to fight back for a 5-3 win over Monaco in a wild Champions League match full of dazzling attacking play and dreadful defending 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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