ALL IN ACTION: Navigators of Lefaga and Safata hosted the top team in the Super 9 Eels of Vaimauga region last weekend in Sa’anapu.

Navigators push Eels at Saanapu

Navigators of Lefaga and Safata hosted the top team in the Super 9 Eels of Vaimauga region last weekend in Sa’anapu.

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Canterbury Bulldogs.

Dragons fall short in National Rugby League playoff attempt

The Canterbury Bulldogs beat St. George Illawarra 26-20 on Sunday, preventing the Dragons from moving into the eighth and final playoff spot in the National Rugby League.

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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts after scoring a point against Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the fourth round of the U.S.

Sharapova's US Open run ends with 3-set loss in 4th round

Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova.

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 Moana Galz with UN Women representative Mele Mauala.

Curtain falls on 2017 Vailima Alo Paopao Festival

The Vailima Alopaopao Festival 2017 ended with a Cultural Show and a closing ceremony at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel in Vaisigano on Wednesday night.

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The women’s heavyweight session was divided into two weight division of 90kg and 90+ kg.

Record set at schools comp

The President of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Asiata Wallwork, is impressed by what he saw at the inaugural Secondary Schools Weightlifting competition.

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The tournament is driven by the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture to promote all the sports in schools, just like all the courses being taught in the classrooms.

Schools duke it out in boxing and weightlifting

After the success of the Athletics competition last week, schools turned their attention to boxing and weightlifting at Gym 3, Tuanaimato yesterday. Eight Colleges took part.

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SII 7s Organizing Committee Su’a Steve Schuster and Soi, with BSL Marketing Manager Leeroy Feaunati.

Business Systems Ltd. steps up

Business Systems Limited has stepped up the plate to make this weekend’s SII Sevens tournament possible. This week, the Organizing Committee of the tournament received a $15,000 donation from the Taufusi-based business.

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WHO WILL IT BE?: Fa'asootaula Pati Taulapapa is the Associate Minister. Will he replace La'auli Leuatea Schmidt? P.M. Tuilaepa is still waiting for a

New Minister mystery

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has a new Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. Who that is remains a mystery. And he is not telling anyone either, still awaiting “the divine whisper.”

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The real story behind Samoa’s King of the Track

 “He’s just a tall, big shy kid.” That’s how Barbara Masoe described her son, Kelvin Tu’iala Masoe, the man dubbed as 'Samoa’s new King of the Track' who dominated the sprint events during the Champ of Champs athletics competition last week.

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President of the Samoa Weightlifting, Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork.

Schools turn to boxing and weightlifting today

Eight colleges will be competing against each other today in the Weightlifting and Boxing Interschool Championship at Gym 3 at Tuanaimato.

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N.P.C. WINNERS: The East Steppers.

Ladies from the East upset N.P.C. favorites from Australia

Of all the divisions in the recently held Samoa touch Association N.P.C., the women’s grade was supposed to be the easiest division win for the travelling and reigning N.P.C. Champions, Queensland Samoa (Q.S.T.A.) to walk away with. 

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Pasefika team from N.Z. leaves mark

A warm Tuesday afternoon with calm waters provided the scenery for the long distance races of the Vailima Alo Paopao Festival, yesterday. One of the races was the masters long distance race featuring six teams. They included Moana Gals, Vaai Lau Foe, Pasefika team from Aotearoa New Zealand, Te Ururoa/Hikoikoi, Koa Kai, Hikoikoi and Te Tai Tonga.

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“We need many more of these to help raise the standard of Surfing here in Samoa. The Team are still searching for more local sponsors” – Keith Martin

Surf’s up in beautiful Savai’i

Samoa Surf Riders Association held a local Surf Competition at Aganoa Beach Faala, Savai’i last weekend.

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WELL DONE: Some of the local paddlers taking part in the Alo Paopao Festival this year.

Vailima Alo Paopao Festival 2017 Sprints and Beach Day a success

The Vailima Alopaopao International Paddling Festival 2017 kicked off on Saturday with the Opening Ceremony at 9.30am at Apia Beach Front, opposite Sheraton Samoa Hotel & Bungalows.  

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FUTURE IS BRIGHT: U17 Women’s Oceania Championship Bronze Medalists Samoa.

Samoa determined to climb world rankings

Samoa as a basketball nation is a country on the rise with a string of strong performances over the last few years in the Oceania region. 

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Tournaments are currently being played from Monday to Saturday at the NUS Gym.

Netball activities for all

Every year Netball Samoa initiates Business House Tournaments with the ultimate objective of increasing physical activity for management, staff and friends in the workplace.  The primary outcomes are netball access and netball participation.  

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Mayweather dominates McGregor in late rounds to go 50-0

Floyd Mayweather Jr. figured out a 50th opponent, letting Conor McGregor have the early rounds before stalking him late and leaving the mixed martial artist defenseless and exhausted on the ropes.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas.

McGregor's future is healthy, wealthy and bright after bout

Conor McGregor has already won. Even if the loquacious Irishman takes the one-sided beating that most expect him to receive from Floyd Mayweather in the boxing spectacle of the summer, the UFC champion has earned life-changing wealth simply by getting into the Vegas ring.

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GO THE CHIEFS:  The undefeated Chiefs will take on the Eels at Apia Park today.

Super 9 action continues

Another week and another exciting schedule of fixtures in the Super 9 Rugby Championships.

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China’s Ambassador to Samoa, Wang Xuefeng accepting a Super 9 souvenir jersey from the S.R.U Chairman and Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

Manu Samoa may tour China

The People’s Republic of China may host national rugby sides including the Manu Samoa in the future.

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Sunwolves team.

2018 Super Rugby draw: Sunwolves in Australian conference

The 2018 Super Rugby season will open on Feb. 17 with a match between the Cape Town-based Stormers and Argentina's Jaguares, and with Japan's Sunwolves moving to the Australian conference.


Ex-footballer Rio Ferdinand poses for the media during a press conference at York Hall, London, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

A cup winner in soccer, Rio Ferdinand now eyes boxing belts

When Rio Ferdinand hung up his boots two years ago, a career competing in sports appeared over.


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.


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.


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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