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Cool Stuff: Aussie Jarryd Hayne, NRL

My niece Monique Salofa always asks for my approved list of nice guys.  In the middle of Hurricane Ana, the class act, Jarryd Hayne pops out of the middle of the drama enroute to achieve his NFL American Gridiron football dreams.
 



Hoping for the ‘Big League’, Samoan baseball player is working his way up

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With all of the talk being about athletes of Samoan descent in the National Football League, in the professional boxing ring and even inside the Mixed Martial Arts world, there has not been much talk lately of Samoans in Major League Baseball (MLB), that is until now.
 



NRL stars in Brisbane for Four Nations questioned over fight at Hot Gossip nightclub

Several NRL players have been questioned following a wild night in a Brisbane VIP nightclub booth.

North Queensland Cowboys centre Tautau Moga was arrested while Canterbury Bulldogs veteran Reni Maitua is understood to have been at the nightclub when the incident occurred.

Members of the Samoan rugby league team competing in the Four Nations tournament were brought in for questioning after an incident with police at Hot Gossip nightclub in Fortitude Valley.



First ever C-License Course gets underway for FFAS

Courses from grassroots to youth and Just Play have been conducted numerous times in American Samoa but for the first time under the FFAS umbrella, a C-License Coaching Course was held, with the opening on Columbus Day (Oct. 13) 2015.
 



Am. Samoa's Moso'oi Week Volleyball Tournament begins Saturday

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For all of you volleyball fans out there, you are in luck. The biggest volleyball tournament is just around the corner, as the American Samoa Volleyball Association (ASVBA) is making its final adjustments and getting set for this year’s American Samoa Moso’oi Week International Volleyball Tournament, with the games to begin this coming Saturday morning at the Kanana Fou High School gymnasium.
 



IOC reps will be on island evaluating ASNOC

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Two officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be in the territory October 21-25 to visit the local sports federations, facilities, and government leaders, as well as conducting evaluations and audits.
 
The visiting duo includes the IOC’s Nicole Girard-Savoy who is the head of Section & Finance, and Executive Director Dennis Miller of the Oceania National Olympic Committees.
 



TALAVALU GAINS A WORLD OF EXPERIENCE

Photos: Sonny Joba, Sebastian Valovalo, Monique Solofa, Carolle Mansell

The American Samoa National Rugby Team Talavalu is due to arrive back home sometime today (Monday) after competing in the Oceania Sevens held in Noosa, Australia, and losing out on a chance to qualify for the non-core Sevens World Series, to play at the 2015 HSBC Hong Kong and Wellington legs. The Talavalu did well despite losses in the quarterfinals.
 



Puu to step back into the ring—this time against an Uso

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American Samoa’s very first professional MMA fighter Deutsch Puu, who has been involved in the fight scene for over 30 years, will be stepping back into the ring once again, this time in a professional Muay Thai fight against Panama Tauga who is from California and is also of Samoan descent. The fight will be this coming November 1 in Sacramento, California at the Muay Thai Global 5 event.
 



GHC Reid ASHSAA Football: Still undefeated Tafuna looking to take title again — VIDEO

This past Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, the reigning undefeated champions— the Tafuna Warriors— showed the league that they aren’t about to be beaten when they can field the high caliber players that they have running on both offense and defense. The Warriors turned off the lights for Samoana after sending them home with a 42 - 24 loss to open up the second round of ASHSAA Varsity Football.
 

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Samoan Korean Baptist Church Football Club plays in Apia

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The Samoan Korean Baptist Church Football Club is currently in Apia, Samoa, where they played their first game Tuesday, Oct. 7 (Samoa Time) in the Club Championship Games. They are representing American Samoa in the tournament.
 
The group arrived in Samoa last Friday, and the official result of their first game against the Cook Islands yesterday was unavailable as of press time.
 
Their next game will be played Thursday (Samoa Time) against Tonga and the third and final game is scheduled for this Saturday (Samoa time) against the Samoa team.



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