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Masefau Mosiula is Moso'oi Cricket league champs

The Moso'oi Cricket league wrapped up its 12-week tournament with their championship games played this past Saturday at Faga'alu
 
Park. The park was filled with cricket enthusiast from 7 in the morning all the way up to 6pm when the final wicket was knocked down in an exciting finish to the Masefau vs Faleniu game that saw the Mosiula Cricket team from the village of Masefau emerge as the 2014 Cricket Champions for this year’s league.
 



Olympic Committee concludes audit visit

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Head of the Finance Section at the International Olympic Committee Nicole Girard Savoy (center) and Dennis Miller (right) who is the Executive Director of the Oceania National Olympic Committees, were on island for a five day visit to the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) to review how the ASNOC is running its National Federations.
 



Samoan league players fined heavily after nightclub brawl

Reni Maitua, Tautau Moga and Sauaso Sue have each been fined just under $US9,000 for their involvement in a Brisbane night-club fight last weekend.

The trio, who had already been stood down from Samoa's opening Four Nations clash against England on Saturday, were dealt the fine by the NRL.

The NRL says the sanctions are a sign the game's governing body will not tolerate player misbehaviour.

Moga was one of eight men who were arrested following a skirmish outside a night-club early on Sunday morning while Maitua and Sue were present when the fight erupted.



Moso'oi Cricket League playoffs underway

Sakai Tufele, one of the lead batters for the Tama o le Mua'au cricket team from Faleniu, an all-around great batsman, is seen here focusing most of his energy on hitting the cricket ball out into the ocean during a tough game against the Mosiula team from the village of Masefau.
 
The game, part of the Moso'oi Cricket League, was played Wed. afternoon at Faga'alu Park. Due to night-fall the game was stopped and will be continued this Saturday, with Mosiula at 118 points and 19 outs -vs-  Tama o le Mua'au at 100 points and 15 outs.



2014 FFAS National League

UTULEI YOUTH, LION HEART PLAY FOR NATIONAL LEAGUE TITLE
 
Utulei Youth (7-0) and Lion Heart (6-1) will face off for the rights to the men’s 2014 FFAS National League championship heading into the final weekend of the association’s major competition.
 
Utulei Youth is in the driver’s seat for the coveted title with a three-point lead over Lion Heart (21-18) in the standings.  The closest team to these two is the 2013, defending champion, FC SKBC with nine points.
 



Samoa coach looks to move on from nightclub incident

The Samoa rugby league coach says the team has responded positively to the night-club incident which led to three players being stood down ahead of their opening Four Nations match against England on Saturday.

Reni Maitua, Tautau Moga and Sauaso Sue were not considered for selection as they are being investigated for their part in a skirmish which led to at least one player being reportedly arrested.

Matt Parish says he is deeply disappointed in their antics but is not dwelling on the incident.



GHC Reid ASHSAA Football: One more weekend of regular season

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The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) football league has reached the point of play-offs and eliminations, with just one more week of regular season remaining – and it will be the best closing in football this year, as the Vikings take on the Warriors in the Battle of the Toas — a historic Varsity rivalry game. It was seen as a nail biter in the first round — where Fagaitua almost beat the Warriors, who haven’t been beaten in three years.
 



Fagaitua Girls Varsity Volleyball team heads into playoffs undefeated

Meanwhile, Fagaitua Girls JV team takes JV Championship
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The Faga’itua High School Vikings girls varsity volleyball team is heading into the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girls Varsity Volleyball playoffs in the #1 spot this coming Thursday. They finished the regular season with the only unblemished record in the varsity division.
 



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.
 



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