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Tafuna dominates the Stallions, Leone has hard time with Marist, Vikings takes it home
By T. Gasu, Samoa News Sports Correspondent
Pale Filoiali’i of Kanana Fou trying to find an open gap in the middle of the line of scrimmage, but is dominated by a host of defenders during the fourth quarter of their game last week [photo: TG] Thursday, where the Stallions lost to the Warriors 60 - 0.
Quinn Solo Chanel muscling his way towards the end zone, breaking tackles and bringing in his second touchdown of the game against the Crusaders last week Friday. [photo: TG] The Lions beat Marist 20 - 0.
Last weekend’s match up kicked off on Thursday with hugh mismatch between the Warriors and the Stallions, went into Friday Night Lights with a tough match between he Lions and Crusaders, which didn’t have three time Player of the Game Folasa Vili on the field, and ended on Saturday with a the Vikings taking it home to stay in as championship contenders. “Huddle” coverage of the 2012- 13 ASHSAA football season is brought to you by Coca-Cola and Powerade, distributed exclusively by GHC Reid & Co. Ltd. ‘Oloa O Leala’, Your Family of Fine Beverages. THURSDAY – VARSiTY DiViSion WARRioRS 60 – STALLionS 0 Daniel Fereti led the Warriors with the opening drive of the game sending out a long 43-yard touchdown pass to Filipo Mataia for his first touchdown of the game, with a two point conversion made from a fired out Fereti pass play to Lauina Futi. It’s 9:02 in the first quarter, and Tafuna High School is on the board with 8. Still first quarter, Fereti came in to lead his offense on Kanana Fou’s 12-yard line, and sent Vena Umu up the middle and into the end zone with the draw hand off that sent six more points onto Tafuna’s side of the scoreboard. AjJ Filoiali’i with the two point conversion had the Warriors on top by 16 points. 5:46 in the second quarter, and Tafuna threatened the Stallions from their own 45-yard line, when Fereti dropped back to air out the long bomb to Ryan Pa’aga for his first touchdown of the game, recording a 55-yard touchdown reception along with the good two point conversion by Filoiali’i, which had Tafuna on top 24 – 0. Late in the second quarter, and Fereti again flexes his shoulder for another bullet pass up the middle of Kanana Fou’s defense, straight into the hands of Simon Tuese who caught the pass and took it into the end zone for a 34-yard touchdown reception, to spot the Warriors on top with 32 points after the two point conversion in the hands of Umu. And just when the crowd thought Tafuna was done scoring for the first half of the game, Fereti says “tough luck”. With just a minute and 22 seconds remaining in the quarter, heading into half time, Fereti sits comfortably in the pocket to fire out a bullet straight through the middle to find Umu in the end zone for another Warriors’ touchdown, which put Tafuna on top 40 – 0 going into half time. Throughout the second half of the game, Tafuna sat out Fereti after his 40 point first half killing. Tafuna instead brought in back up quarterback AJ Filoiali’i, who helped bring 20 more points to shutout game.
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Royals no match for Anibal Sanchez in 2-0 loss to Tigers
DETROIT (AP) — Anibal Sanchez threw his first shutout in over a year, and Detroit moved into a tie for first place in the AL Central with a 2-0 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday night. Detroit pulled even with Chicago with eight games to play after the White Sox lost 4-3 to Cleveland earlier in the day. Sanchez (4-6) retired the first 11 hitters he faced and allowed only three hits. He struck out 10 and walked one. He threw 105 pitches in his first shutout since Sept. 10, 2011, when he tossed a one-hitter for Florida at Pittsburgh. Bruce Chen (11-13) gave up RBI singles by Prince Fielder and Delmon Young in the first inning. The Tigers trailed the White Sox by three games on the morning of Sept. 19, but they’ve made up the ground and will have a chance to win a second straight division title if they can finish strongly enough. Chen allowed two runs and 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings. Sanchez has six quality starts in his last seven outings. inDiAnS 4, WHiTE SoX 3 CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago gave Detroit an opening to tie for the AL Central lead when Gordon Beckham hit into a game-ending forceout with the potential tying run on second base in the loss to last-place Cleveland. The Tigers took it with a 2-0 victory over Kansas City Down 4-0, the White Sox closed when A.J. Pierzynski and Dayan Viciedo hit consecutive fifth-inning home runs off Corey Kluber (2-4) and then pulled within a run when Paul Konerko homered off Chris Perez leading off the ninth. Perez walked two batters with two outs, and Beckham grounded to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who threw to second baseman Jason Kipnis for the force. Chicago (82-72) had held sole possession of the division lead since Sept. 3. Francisco Liriano (6-12) allowed all four runs and seven hits in 3 2-3 innings. He is 1-2 with a 6.30 ERA in his last seven appearances. Kluber (2-4) gave up four hits in seven innings, retiring nine of his last 10 batters. Vinnie Pestano and Perez completed the six-hitter, with Perez gaining his 37th save in 41 chances. Russ Canzler had three hits and homered for the second straight game, putting Cleveland ahead in the second. TWinS 5, YAnKEES 4 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Hughes ran out of gas in the seventh inning and Boone Logan couldn’t hold the lead for him as New York missed a chance to go up 2½ games on Baltimore. Hughes (16-13) was strong through six innings and the Yankees took a 3-1 lead. But he left with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh, and Logan let one run score on a wild pitch before giving up a two-run double to Denard Span that put the Twins in front. Joe Mauer followed with his third single of the game to cap the four-run seventh, and the Twins held on to keep the Orioles, who lost to Toronto earlier Tuesday, 1½ games behind New York in the AL East. Nick Swisher homered for the third straight game, Russell Martin also went deep and Andruw Jones hit a pinch-hit solo shot off of closer Glen Perkins in the ninth inning for the Yankees. But Perkins struck out Jayson Nix for his 15th save. Martin’s soaring shot in the seventh off Casey Fien (2-1) was his 19th this season, which ties a career high, and gave New York a 3-1 lead. BLUE JAYS 4, oRioLES 0 BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Laffey and five relievers combined on a six-hitter as Toronto beat Baltimore for the second straight game. Laffey (4-6) allowed five singles in 5 2-3 innings and won his first game since Aug. 5. He had been winless in his previous six starts. He neither walked nor struck out a batter. Baltimore remained 1 1-2 games behind first-place New York in the AL East. The Yankees lost 5-4 at Minnesota. The Orioles had won seven of their previous nine. They had not been shut out since Aug. 3. Joe Saunders (2-3) pitched 6 1-3 innings, allowing four runs — three earned — and 11 hits. He struck out two and walked none. RAYS 5, RED SoX 2 BOSTON (AP) — David Price struck out a season-high 13 and Jeff Keppinger hit a threerun homer as Tampa Bay extending its winning streak to six games and kept its playoff hopes alive. Tampa Bay remained three games behind Oakland for the AL’s second wild-card spot.
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Members of the 2004 World Series Championship Boston Red Sox yell “play ball” as they are honored during ceremonies at Fenway Park before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are settling a federal defamation case in Las Vegas, clearing a key hurdle to a long-awaited bout between two top fighters who’ve traded verbal jabs for years but have never met in the ring. Terms of the pretrial agreement cited in documents filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas are confidential, said Malcolm LaVergne, a lawyer representing Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s father in the case. LaVergne said documents filed under seal ask U.S. District Judge Larry R. Hicks to dismiss the lawsuit. Documents filed publicly said each side would bear its own attorney fees and costs. “The matter has been resolved,” LaVergne said. “Any alleged terms of the resolution would be strictly confidential. Floyd Mayweather Sr. is very happy that this lengthy case has finally come to a conclusion.” Pacquiao filed the lawsuit in December 2009 seeking unspecified damages based on allegations that Floyd Mayweather Jr. defamed him by suggesting Pacquiao used performanceenhancing substances. Pacquiao denied Mayweather’s claim. In a statement released Tuesday night through the mediator in the case, the Mayweathers said they “wish to make it clear that they never intended to claim that Manny Pacquiao has used or is using any performance enhancing drugs, nor are they aware of any evidence that Manny Pacquiao has used performance enhancing drugs.” An attorney for Pacquiao did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press. The direction of the case took a turn against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last week, when the judge issued a ruling ordering him to pay about $114,000 in legal fees and costs for avoiding questioning under oath from Pacquiao’s lawyers. Hicks faulted Mayweather for failure to comply with a court order. But he earlier rejected a bid by Pacquiao lawyers Daniel Petrocelli and David Marroso to end the lawsuit with a more severe sanction — a default judgment for Pacquiao. LaVergne said Tuesday he had no information about whether the court settlement means Mayweather and Pacquiao will meet in the ring. Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank Inc., declined comment. His spokesman, Lee Samuels, said the company was not involved in the defamation case. Nevada State Athletic Commission chief Keith Kizer said he wasn’t aware of any talks between the two camps about scheduling a fight. But Kizer said such a fight could set records for the highest purse, gate and number of cable television paid viewers. A Mayweather-Pacquiao fight might eclipse the Mayweather super welterweight fight against Oscar De La Hoya that drew 17,078 fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in May 2007, Kizer said. Paid attendance was $18.4 million. “Based on my dealings with the boxing public and boxing insiders, the proposed Mayweather-Pacquiao fight has as much interest as any fight I can remember in the last 20 years,” Kizer said. “I think this would be our first gate over $20 million.” Pacquiao, 33, who is also a member of Congress in the Philippines, is 54-4 with two draws in 60 fights. He is due to fight Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden. Mayweather, 35, who goes by the nickname “Money,” was serving two months of a three-month sentence in a Las Vegas jail on a domestic battery conviction when he was named by Forbes magazine this summer as the highest-paid athlete in the world for 2011. He is undefeated in 43 fights and was guaranteed $32 million for the May 5 bout during which he defeated Miguel Cotto.
Mayweather and Pacquiao settling defamation case
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Vic So’oto. Oakland released linebacker Carl Ihenacho on Tuesday to make room on the roster for So’oto. So’oto played seven games with Green Bay last season as an undrafted free agent out of BYU. The second cousin of late All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau had seven tackles and one sack for Green Bay. The Raiders also released defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga from the practice squad.
Raiders sign LB Vic So’oto
PROVO, Utah (AP) — After raving about the past success of BYU senior quarterbacks, the Cougars very well could start a freshman against a Norm Chow-coached Hawaii team Friday night in Provo. Senior Riley Nelson acknowledged the pain of an unspecified back injury has been problematic both mentally and physically in stinging back-to-back losses to Utah and No. 24 Boise State. “It’s going to be hard if we have to go with a freshman,” BYU offensive coordinator Brandon Doman said this week. “That will be quite a unique challenge for us. But players trust him and coaches trust him.” Doman was talking about Taysom Hill, who replaced the mistake-prone Nelson in Thursday’s 7-6 loss to the Broncos and engineered a 95-yard, fourth-quarter TD drive only to have his two-point conversion pass to win it tipped away by a linebacker. “He’s not a like a true freshman,” Doman said of the returned missionary who has been with the team since January. “He’s been around for a while and he’s smart. Then he brings a high level of poise, so when he walks out there, the players don’t feel like he’s a freshman and they feel totally confident in him. If we have to play him, I don’t think we’ll hesitate for a minute.” Doman said coaches likely will decide by Wednesday whether to stick with Nelson but probably won’t announce a starter until game time against Hawaii (1-2). The Cougars (2-2) certainly need more than the 61 yards passing they got last week— their lowest total since a 3-0 loss to Utah in 2003 when they netted just 41. “Sixty-one yards passing ... I feel like I’m 61 years old,” said Doman. “It’s not good enough.” Nelson was just 4 of 9 for 19 yards, with three interceptions (one returned for Boise State’s only score), a fumble and two sacks for a negative efficiency rating. Hill was 4 of 10 for 42 yards but also rushed 12 times for 72 yards, including an 8-yard QB keeper in which he carried several defenders across the goal line for BYU’s only touchdown. “He’s big and strong and he’s got a big heart,” Nelson said of Hill, an Idaho native who initially committed to Stanford before transferring to BYU after his church mission to Australia. “(Boise State) was his first taste of college ball other than the wildcat package. Being in that situation, I know your head is spinning. So as it slows down, the sky’s the limit for him.” BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall insisted Monday that Nelson is still his starter if healthy enough. “I believe in him and I’d like him to be our quarterback,” Mendenhall said. “So if he’s close to being ready to go, I’ll play him. And if he can’t go, then he won’t play, but that’s similar to the past few weeks.” Nelson took a helmet to his back in Game 2 against Weber State and sat out the second half of that lopsided victory with what coaches said were back spasms. Mendenhall would only say this week that Nelson has a sore back and is getting regular treatment, which includes pain medications during the week. “It’s pretty easy to see (the pain),” Doman said. “He’s not the same guy that started the season. That guy had an outstanding first step and was attacking all the time. Right now, there is hesitancy and he’s a little gun-shy based on the injury.” Nelson acknowledged that he probably was only at 65 percent against Boise State and put himself at 75-80 percent by Monday, though he was very limited at practice. “Yeah, it affects you physically but also mentally,” Nelson said of the back injury. “There were a few throws that psychologically I didn’t have as much confidence in because I could feel the injury. I’d be lying if I said there was no effect. But that is no excuse. If coaches are going to put trust in me to put me on the field, I need to perform at the highest level. I wasn’t able to do that.” Nelson, a fiery leader and fierce competitor, also said it would be tough for him to “bow out” of a game. Because of that, Mendenhall and Doman said they have a greater responsibility to make the decision, and quickly assess warning signs that Nelson shouldn’t be playing. Mendenhall said Hill (6-foot-2, 218) is similar in style to Nelson, though he is 2 inches taller and about 20 pounds heavier. “The reason Taysom is getting the majority of reps is because ... it keeps the game plan alive for Riley and if he can’t go, then it’s not a big jump to get to Taysom,” Mendenhall said. Players are trying not to let the QB situation affect a team already reeling after back-to-back losses by a combined four points. “If you’re not careful, it can divide a team,” wide receiver JD Falslev said. “But I think our coaches are doing a really good job of keeping us focused and not worried about which quarterback is going to play. We know both quarterbacks are very capable. We have a lot of confidence in both of them.”
BYU will play freshman QB if Nelson’s back too bad to play
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012, file photo shows BYU quarterback Riley Nelson (13) looking for a receiver during the first quarter of an NCAA football game against Utah, in Salt Lake City. After raving about the past success of BYU senior quarterbacks, the Cougars very well could start a freshman against a Norm Chow-coached Hawaii team Friday night in Provo. Senior Riley Nelson acknowledged the pain of an unspecified back injury has been problematic both mentally and physically in stinging back-to-back losses to Utah and No. 24 Boise State. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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INVITATION FOR BID (IFB)
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1. INVITATION Sealed bids are invited from qualified firms to provide “Airport Janitorial & Landscaping Services”, located in the village of Tafuna, Territory of American Samoa. 2. RECEIPT & OPENING OF BIDS Sealed bids will be received by the Chief Procurement Officer, American Samoa Government, Tafuna, American Samoa 96799, until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012 at which time and place the sealed bids will be publicly opened and read. 3. PRE-BID CONFERENCE A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at the Office of Procurement Conference Room. Bids will not be accepted from bidders who are not present at the pre-bid conference. 4. CONTRACTD OCUMENTS Contract documents, including Scope of Work and Bid Form may be examined at the Office of Procurement or obtained there from, free of charge during regular business hours.” 5. The American Samoa Government reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any bid. 6. The American Samoa Government reserves the right to waive any informalities in bidding as may be in the best interest of the American Samoa Government.
IVY V. TAUFA’ASAU Chief Procurement Officer
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Obama: Disputed game means NFL needs regular refs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The embarrassing NFL referee saga and the disputed call that gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night has reached the campaign for the White House, with President Barack Obama deeming it “terrible” and declaring it was time to get regular officiating crews back on the job. “I’ve been saying for months we’ve got to get our refs back,” Obama said as he returned to the White House from an appearance before the United Nations. In a tweet that went out under his initials, Obama said: “NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs’ lockout is settled soon.” In a rare moment of agreement with Obama, presidential rival Mitt Romney and GOP running mate Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin native, also said it was time to bring back the “real refs.” The NFL locked out the officials in June after their contract expired. The league has been using replacement officials, who have come under increasing criticism over the way they handled some games. “I sure would like to see some experienced referees, with NFL experience, come back on to the NFL playing fields,” Romney said in an interview with CNN. Ryan added a partisan note, using the referee imbroglio to make a case for kicking the president out of office. “It reminds me of President Obama and the economy,” Ryan said in Cincinnati. “If you can’t get it right, it’s time to get out. I half think that these refs work part-time for the Obama administration in the budget office. ... They’re trying to pick the winners and losers, and they don’t even do that very well.” Seattle won 14-12 over Green Bay after referees ruled a Seattle receiver caught the ball amid a pile of bodies in the end zone on the game’s last play. The NFL conceded that a Seattle penalty in the course of the play went uncalled and cost the Packers the victory, but the league upheld the catch itself and the Seahawks’ victory. Legions of football fans watched the play and the referees’ call in disbelief, and buzzed about it all day Tuesday. Typically, Obama, a diehard Chicago Bears enthusiast, is not one to wish the rival Green Bay Packers well. But besides being an avid sports fan, Obama recently has redoubled efforts to win in the Packer’s home state of Wisconsin. His campaign recently started airing ads in the state and Obama held a rally Saturday in Milwaukee, his first visit to the state since February. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One that Obama watched the Monday night game and “thinks there was a real problem with that call.” “He said that what happened in that game is why both sides need to come together, resolve their differences so that the regular refs can get back on the field so we can start focusing on a game that so many of us love rather than debating whether or not a game was won or lost because of a bad call,” Carney said. Obama said in a phone interview Tuesday with The Des Moines Register that he doesn’t blame the replacement refs. “They’ve been put in a tough situation,” the president said. “But the fact is this is a fast, tough game to control. And it doesn’t make sense to me for a league that’s been so successful not to want to put their very best out there.”
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to put the Atlanta Braves back in the playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Freeman’s drive off Mike Dunn clinched at least an NL wild-card berth for the Braves, who squandered a big lead in the wild-card race with a huge collapse last September. Longtime star Chipper Jones, who plans to retire at the end of the season, led off the ninth with a double. He moved to third on a wild pitch by Dunn (0-3) and scored when Freeman’s 22nd homer easily cleared the center-field wall. Craig Kimbrel (3-1) worked a scoreless inning to help the Braves win their 22nd straight game started by Kris Medlen. The streak is the longest in the majors since the New York Yankees won 22 consecutive games started by Whitey Ford in 1950 and ‘53. REDS 4, BREWERS 2 CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched seven solid innings, and the Cincinnati Reds stayed in the chase for the NL’s top record by beating Milwaukee after learning they’ll be without their manager for the rest of the week. The Brewers dropped back-to-back games for the first time in more than a month, and fell to 4½ games behind St. Louis for the final NL wild card spot as the Cardinals later beat Houston 4-0. Reds manager Dusty Baker met players before the game and revealed he suffered a mini-stroke in addition to being treated for an irregular heartbeat last week. The 63-year-old manager hopes to return to the dugout next week. The Brewers couldn’t do much against Cueto (19-9), who is rounding back into form as the playoffs approach. Mike Fiers (9-9) gave up nine hits and four runs in 4 1-3 innings for Milwaukee. pHiLLiES 6, nATionALS 3 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Darin Ruf homered for his first major league hit, Carlos Ruiz and Domonic Brown also went deep as Philadelphia beat playoff-bound Washington. Cole Hamels (16-6) overcame five shaky innings to set a career high in wins and help the five-time defending NL East champion Phillies keep their faint postseason hopes alive. Hamels allowed three runs and seven hits, tying his shortest outing of the year. Philadelphia remained 5½ games behind St. Louis for the NL’s second wild-card spot. Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Dodgers also are ahead of the Phillies in the standings with eight games remaining. The Nationals’ magic number for winning the first division title in franchise history remained at five because Atlanta beat Miami 4-3. Their lead over the
Braves back in the playoffs with 4-3 win over Marlins
Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman, left, is doused with water by Eric Hinske after Freeman hit a home run in the ninth inning as the Braves beat the Marlins 4-3 to clinch at least an NL wild-card (AP Photo/David Goldman) playoff berth Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Atlanta.
Braves dropped to four games with eight left. piRATES 10, mETS 6 NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit his 30th homer and drove in four runs as Pittsburgh ended the Mets’ four-game winning streak. Pittsburgh avoided elimination in the playoff race, remaining mathematically in contention for the second NL wild-card spot. The Pirates posted their 76th victory, the team’s most since 1999 when they won 78. Alvarez hit a three-run shot that made it 4-0 in the first inning. He drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth, helping the Pirates win for just the sixth time in 24 games. Garrett Jones hit his 25th homer and drove in three runs for the Pirates. Wandy Rodriguez (12-13) improved to 5-4 since being traded from Houston to Pittsburgh in late July. David Wright homered and added a two-run single, tying the Mets’ career record of 1,418 hits set by Ed Kranepool. The Mets’ Collin McHugh (0-3) was pulled soon after Josh Harrison’s tworun triple in the second. CARDinALS 4, ASTRoS 0 HOUSTON (AP) — Jaime Garcia pitched seven sharp innings and Jon Jay drove in two runs to help St. Louis improve its playoff chances. The Cardinals won their fourth straight and extended their winning streak over the last-place Astros to a franchise-best 10 games. They also moved 4½ games ahead of Milwaukee in the race for the second NL wild card. The Brewers lost in Cincinnati 4-2. The Dodgers, who played later in San Diego, began the day 3½ back. With seven games remaining, St. Louis is closing in on the NL’s final available postseason spot. Atlanta clinched at least a wild-card berth by beating Miami 4-3 earlier Tuesday night. RoCKiES 10, CUBS 5, 6 1-2 inningS, RAin DENVER (AP) — DJ LeMahieu had three hits and finished a home run short of the cycle and Wilin Rosario went deep for Colorado in a rain-shortened game. Matt McBride homered and Chris Nelson had three hits for the Rockies, who won a matchup of two 94-loss teams. Carlos Torres (5-3) got the win after allowing one run in two innings of relief. The teams played in a constant drizzle throughout the game with temperatures hovering in the low 50s. The game was delayed in the middle of the seventh and called 48 minutes later. Dave Sappelt and Starlin Castro homered for the Cubs, who have lost seven of eight. Chicago is five losses shy of its first 100-loss season since 1966. Chicago starter Chris Rushin (1-3) allowed six runs on seven hits in 3 2-3 innings.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas coroner says the fan who fell to his death at the Houston Texans’ stadium during a preseason game had a blood-alcohol level that was twice the legal limit for driving at the time of the accident. The Harris County medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that an autopsy determined that 25-year-old Jonathon Kelly of Houston died of multiple blunt-force traumas. The autopsy also found he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16. The legal limit for driving in 0.08. Kelly fell 60 feet from an escalator at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 31, during a preseason game between the Texans and Minnesota Vikings. Panicked witnesses called 911 and he was rushed to Houston hospital, where he died. Medical examiner spokeswoman Tricia Bentley says the death was ruled an accident.
NFL fan had high blood-alcohol level in fatal fall
Zach Ertz is now No. 8 Stanford’s new top tight end
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The play that introduced Zach Ertz to most of the country, a 37-yard touchdown catch for Stanford’s winning score against Southern California, has a fitting name. The route requires fancy footwork to fake inside, then out, then back inside, and in this case involved slipping between defensive backs after the catch and diving into the end zone. The play, called “Trojan,” also had been designed for an undersized slot receiver — not a 6-foot-6, 252-pound tight end with a basketball background. “The only tight end I’ve been around that can run that route is Todd Heap,” said Stanford coach David Shaw, referring to the Baltimore Ravens’ first-round pick in 2001, now with the Arizona Cardinals. “Just as far as him being able to have that body control, the quickness and the agility. That route is usually for a 6-foot, 180-pound receiver that can make that triple move.” In the absence of Coby Fleener this season, Ertz has gone from a two-sport star at Monte Vista High School in San Francisco’s East Bay to Stanford’s top touchdown threat and latest NFL-caliber tight end. While his go-ahead score against USC showed off his athleticism to a national television audience, Ertz’s excellence has been known for years around the campus for the eighth-ranked Cardinal (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12), who play at Washington (2-1) in their first road game of the season Thursday night. Take last spring for instance. Some of the football players annually scrimmage the women’s soccer team, which just so happened to be the reigning NCAA champion. Ertz and fellow tight end Levine Toilolo, who stands at 6-foot-8, alternated at goalie to lead the football team to a 5-4 upset. So what happened on those four goals? “Levine was the first half goalie,” Ertz said, chuckling. “I think they had three in the first half.” Ertz has had a chance to shine more this season with Fleener, drafted 34th overall by the Indianapolis Colts along with top pick Andrew Luck, now gone. But he has always stood out around the end zone. Of the 52 passes for 682 yards Ertz has caught in two-plus seasons, 10 have been for touchdowns. Coaches and teammates rave about his route running and soft hands, giant mitts that can catch — or squeeze — some by surprise during an introduction. Ertz catches about 100 balls from a machine every day. He also spends extra time with new quarterback Josh Nunes after practice and in the study room — and not just looking over football. Both are management, science and engineering majors. They’ve worked on several group projects, including one last year comparing Nike’s marketing strategy to other brands for a business class. This quarter, both are in MS&E 189, a course on social networks. Coincidence or not, the redshirt junior is one of Nunes’ most reliable targets and a nightmare for defensive backs everywhere. “He’s a great route runner and he knows how to use his body and shield you,” said Stanford safety Jordan Richards, who leads the nation in passes defended this season. “He’s a big guy. You don’t want to be playing behind him, because you won’t see the ball. You’ll see the ball caught.” Ertz’s skills on the field took time to evolve. Also a power forward in high school, he credits his basketball pedigree for his hand-eye coordination and ability to “box out” defenders for jump balls in the end zone. Along with Fleener and Toilolo, he was even among those Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins had inquired about for his team once on campus — but playing basketball, even recreationally, is still kind of a “no-no” from the football coaches for fear of injury, Ertz said. Some players such as receiver Drew Terrell, running back Stepfan Taylor and defensive end Josh Mauro play occasionally in the offseason. As for the team that usually wins, Ertz smiled and said: “The tight ends are the best position group.” Shaw is quick to point out that Ertz’s basketball background actually hindered him at first, often getting him called for pass interference or illegal contact downfield for using his hands too much. Once Ertz realized his footwork was enough to shake off defenders, the rest has come naturally, including one-handed grabs that are becoming customary. “He made a couple great catches in practice the other day,” Shaw said. “You get to the point where you stop saying, ‘Yea, great catch.’ You just kind of say, ‘OK, that’s just Zach again.’”
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 file photo, Stanford tight end Zach Ertz (86) makes a 37-yard touchdown reception against Southern California during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif. Stanford won, 21-14. Ertz has gone from a high school (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) basketball star to Stanford’s latest NFL-caliber tight end.
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Filoiali’i connected well with Opetaia Leaea for the opening touchdown pass of the second half from the Stallions 2-yard line. Their two point conversion to Rico Letuli was stopped immediately in the back field by Emmit Kalio, denying them from an end zone conversion for the first time in the game. 8:10 remaining in the ball game, and the Warriors find a comfortable first down situation on the Stallions 3-yard line that saw Letuli coming straight up the middle for his second try into the end zone, this time successful, recording another touchdown conversion for Tafuna, and spotting the Warriors with a 54-point lead after the good two point conversion by Filoiali’i. Then, closing off the ball game and ending the misery for the Stallions was Filoiali’i again who found Nathaniel Vaeao on the quick slant pass from the Stallions 25-yard line, Vaeao headed to the end zone with no questions asked, as he marked off another Warriors victory with a 60 – 0 blow out game, which maintains the Warriors undefeated record in this year’s league. Quinn Solo Chanel stepped his game up and took the leadership role for the Lions on both offense and defense, after his 2-yard touchdown reception extended Leone’s lead to 12 – 0. Not too long after that Chanel, who was on fire, picked off an interception to bring the Lions back onto the field, and Tagaleo’o made Chanel work his way up the middle to add more yardage to his record. Then with their third down reception on the Crusaders 12-yard line, Tagaleo’o sent Chanel up the middle again for his second touchdown of the game. Their two point conversion was good with another inside hand off to Chanel that spotted Leone on top with the 20 point lead, ending the game on a shutout. some major snapping infractions on offense that lead to a fumble, which sent Steffany into the end zone for his second touchdown of the game. Their field goal conversion by Petaia was no good. Suddenly, Marist finally coming back to life late in the third quarter, right after the Lions scored their touchdown. Crusaders, Maclin Afoa received the kick off, bounced out to the sidelines, and made his trail up the middle, taking a 91-yard kick off return all the way to the house for the Crusaders first touchdown of the game. Then, when Leone came back on offense, James Migo, leading the Crusaders defense, managed to stop the Lions on a 3 and out series, forcing Leone to punt on a fourth down conversion from their own 43-yard line, the punt received by Ben Tulua, who returned the punt all the way back for another Crusaders touchdown to record a 90-yard punt return. 7:08 in the fourth quarter, and Leone felt the heat brought on from the Crusaders defense, and managed to pull through with a third down conversion being held on the Crusaders 3-yard line, and a quarterback keep by Asofa’afetai Olo was good enough for another Leone touchdown. Their two point conversion hand off to Rhys Faamausili was good enough to send the Lions home with a 28 – 12 victory.
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set for a first down possession, but Scott Poloa turned it up big when he slipped through the middle, and was gone for a 12-yard touchdown reception to close off the first half of the game, with the Vikings leading by 20. 9:32 in the third quarter, and the Sharks finally complete a play. Shark Ronhen Tui hands off the counter play to Paula Passi who forced his way up the middle for his 3-yard touchdown reception on a third down drive. Their two point conversion hand off to Paulo Aitoto was good enough to have the Sharks come back to trail the Vikings 20 – 8. Late in the third quarter, with just 2:25 remaining, Samoana marched down the field with their non stop running game that led to a fortunate first down situation for them on the Vikings 20-yard line, with another hand off to Passi assured them another end zone conversion to come back and trail the Vikings 20 - 14. Suddenly, late in the fourth quarter, Samoana trying their best to come back and tie up the ball game, were totally disappointed when their defensive unit failed to stop the Vikings unstoppable no huddle offense, when Napoleone called a spread formation trying to spread the defense out and looking to pass, instead he gave out the draw hand off to Ferrin Manuleleua for a 23-yard touchdown reception that was followed by the two point conversion by Manuleleua again, which secured the Vikings win with a 28 - 14 victory.
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SAmoA nEWS pLAYER oF THE gAmE: DAniEL FERETi Samoa News picked starting Senior Quarterback Daniel Fereti for his second title of Player of the Game after showing amazing leadership skills to send the Warriors to 40 points all in the first half of the game. He averaged 8 out of 10 completed passes per series. He threw 5 passes for touchdown receptions, and averaged over 100 yards on passing receptions, and 7 yards per quarterback keep. FRiDAY nigHT LigHTS JUnioR VARSiTY DiViSion LEonE 20 – mARiST 0 Three time Player of the Game Folasa “Frost” Vili didn’t appear in last Friday evening’s match up against the Crusaders, due to Leone High School’s disciplinary system that has “Frost” under supervision, but it didn’t stop Leone’s undefeated Junior Varsity team from winning against the Crusaders. Eddie Tagaleo’o sent the Lions to their first end zone conversion after leading them to the Crusaders 1-yard line, Tagaleo’o kept the ball into the end zone himself on a quarterback sneak to record their first touchdown of the game. Their two point conversion was denied by the Crusaders defensive unit led by Niko Lelevaga, who took over for the injured Ueseli Mamea who also did not appear in last Friday nights game.
SAmoA nEWS pLAYER oF THE gAmE: QUinn SoLo CHAnEL We picked Quinn Solo Chanel the Safety, Running Back and Wide Receiver as the Player of the Game for his amazing leadership skills and for recording three end zone conversions, 2 touchdown receptions and 1 two point conversion, averaging 16 carries and 108 rushing yards, 3 assists and 1 solo tackle along with an interception on defense. VARSiTY DiViSion LEonE 26 – mARiST 12 “Lion Heart” Rudy Steffany rushed for 34 yards to spot the Lions first down possession on the Crusaders 1-yard line early in the first quarter spotting his first touchdown of the game and sending the first six points of the game on the Lions side of the scoreboard. The field goal conversion by Ricky Petaia Tanielu was good enough to give them a 7 point lead. Leone experienced the toughness of the Crusaders defensive unit after Julius Fitisemanu sacked Schroeder in the back field twice, then came back again to deflecting a pass from Schroeder intended for Lefiti in the first quarter of the game. 2:43 in the second quarter, and Steffany starts to stir things up again with a hard running game that sent Leone inside the Crusaders red zone. Then with Leone playing the second down conversion on the Crusaders 2-yard line, Marist expected Steffany to muscle his way up the middle, but were totally disappointed when Schroeder faked the hand off to Steffany and went the opposite direction with a quarterback keeper that spotted another Lions touchdown, and with the field goal conversion by Petaia being successful, the Lions led 14 – 0. Steffany opened up the second half of the game with a 5-yard touchdown reception, after Marist experienced
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SAmoA nEWS pLAYER oF THE gAmE: RUDY STEFFAnY Samoa News picked the Senior running back and team captain Rudy Steffany from Sogi who averaged 8 yards per carry, 2 touchdown conversion and rushed for 98 yards throughout their match up against the Crusaders. SAT. moRning BREAKFAST JUnioR VARSiTY DiViSion FAgAiTUA 28 – SAmoAnA 14 Gus Napoleone led the Vikings with an explosive first half of the game when Napoleone took off for a 43-yard quarterback keep that couldn’t be stopped by Samoana on their own 43-yard line. Second down possession of the Vikings and Napoleone got pressured, forcing him to take off with the ball. Later on in the first, Napoleone connected with Lafaele Simanu on a quick slant pass that sent Simanu to the end zone for the Vikings second touchdown in the first quarter of their match up with 4:34 remaining. In the second quarter, Fagaitua tried to get through the Sharks defensive unit, by continuously pounding the ball towards the middle, as Napoleone executed a third down conversion that was
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SAmoA nEWS pLAYER oF THE gAmE: gUS nApoLEonE Samoa News selected the Freshmen starting Quarterback from the village of Lauli’i as the Player of the Game after recording a 43-yard quarterback keeper for a TD, 1 pass for TD, 2 hands offs for TD’s and averaged 5 of 10 completed passes per series. VARSiTY DiViSion FAgAiTUA 49 - nUUULi 8 “Superman” Aloese Su’a opened up the game with a sneaky looking run, which turned into a disappointment for the Wildcats when Su’a stopped right behind the line of scrimmage, and fired out a half back pass to Johnny Sione for a 15-yard touchdown reception that sent the first six points of the game to the Vikings side of the scoreboard. Their two point conversion possession was an unstoppable hand off to “Iron Man” Howard Tautu that had the Vikings on top by 8 points. After leading the Wildcats into the second quarter of the game with a 16 point lead, the Wildcats surprised the Vikings with something they never
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Lomitusi Ta’ala of the Vikings releasing the pass just in time to avoid a sack by the Wildcats beast defensive lineman [photo: TG] Ma’alona Mataiumu.
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expected. Second down play of Nu’uuli on the Vikings 25-yard line, and Felise Enoka rushed to the sidelines with the sweep play that had Enoka turning up field for Nu’uuli’s first touchdown of the game that brought them back to trail Fagaitua 16 - 8 after the extra point possession by Enoka again. Ta’ala managed to connect with his favorite doubles throughout their drive to punch in some more points for the Vikings, after connecting with Su’a again and Tautu for another 8 points to the board for the Vikings. Later on in the second quarter, 4:43 remaining in the first half, and the Wildcats tried to play out another threatening run on second down from their own 41-yard line, but fumbled the ball on a snap infraction, which saw the Vikings Brandon Ripley coming from the back side of the play, and immediately picked up the ball, and took it all the way back for Fagaitua’s first defensive touchdown of the game as they extended their lead 30 - 8. Late in the second quarter, 1:22 remaining until halftime, Head Coach Sua’ese Pooch Ta’ase called their opening TD play — another half back pass play, this time out to Su’a , who caught that 30-yard touchdown reception for another Fagaitua touchdown. Ta’ala of Fagaitua continued to dominate with his offense over the Wildcats defensive unit, leading the Vikings over the Wildcats with a 49 - 8 victory with their last touchdown coming in the hands of “Small Man” Eti Fealofa’i on a third down conversion, that sent Fealofa’i to the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown reception to seal the win for the Vikings. SAmoA nEWS pLAYER oF THE gAmE: ALoESE SU’A The Vikings Senior “free safety/running back” was chosen by Samoa News as the Player of the Game after recording 3 touchdown reception, 1 pass for TD, 1 Interception, 8 assist, and 5 solo tackles, 2 tackles for losses.
Rodgers: NFL’s replacement officials are tarnishing game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Still seething about a controversial , decisive call that went against the Green Bay Packers in Seattle, Aaron Rodgers used his weekly radio show on Tuesday to dismiss the NFL’s explanation for the replacement officials’ decision. The MVP also questioned the league’s priorities in an ongoing labor dispute with its regular officials. Speaking on Milwaukee’s ESPN 540 AM, Rodgers said the NFL’s willingness to use replacement officials who aren’t up to the task is a sign that the league cares more about money than it does about tarnishing the game. Rodgers apologized to the fans, saying the NFL apparently isn’t willing to do so itself. “I just feel bad for the fans,” Rodgers said on the show. “They pay good money and the game is being tarnished by an NFL who obviously cares more about saving a little money then having the integrity of the game diminish a little bit.” Replacement officials ruled that a last-second scrum in the end zone resulted in a touchdown to Seahawks receiver Golden Tate — when Rodgers, his teammates, Packers fans and much of the football-watching public saw a clear-cut interception by the Packers’ M.D. Jennings in Seattle’s 14-12 win on Monday night. Rodgers said fans deserve better. “Our sport is generated, the multi-billion dollar machine is generated, by people coming to
Julius Fitisemanu retuning his first interception of the game against the Lions last week Friday, but stumbles on the Lions Elama Lefiti when he was trying to take that one back for a TD. [photo: TG]
watch us play,” Rodgers said. “And the product that is on the field is not being complemented by an appropriate set of officials. The games are getting out of control.” Rodgers spent part of Tuesday’s show reading an NFL-issued statement on the air, poking holes in the league’s official explanation. Rodgers dismissed the statement’s assertion that “officials” determined that both Tate and Jennings had possession of the ball. And the quarterback also scoffed at the notion that replacement referee Wayne Elliott determined that there was no indisputable visual evidence to overturn the call on the field through instant replay. “I mean, come on, Wayne, that’s embarrassing,” Rodgers said. “This is the NFL here saying they should have called pass interference and saying that the refs got it right in the end zone. Unbelievable.” Packers coach Mike McCarthy continued to take the high road Tuesday evening, but did acknowledge that he thought the play “clearly” was an interception. And his colleagues around the NFL apparently thought the same thing. “I received more text messages and e-mail s than I did after the Super Bowl,” McCarthy said. “I can tell the impact this made.” But McCarthy said the team needs to move past the incident and focus on Sunday’s game against New Orleans at Lambeau Field.
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The Athletics beat Texas 3-2 in 10 innings. The Rays got to Boston starter Clay Buchholz (11-7) quickly on Keppinger’s three-run homer in the second and Price (19-5) was able to preserve the lead despite balking with a runner on third to pull Boston within 3-2. Price pitched his second complete game of the season, scattering seven hits and walking none. He tied his career high with his 19th win and is scheduled for one more chance to reach 20 for the first time in his career. Boston has lost five of six and 19 of 26. Buchholz lasted six innings, allowing eight hits and five runs, four earned. He struck out five and walked two. ATHLETiCS 3, RAngERS 2, 10 inningS ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — George Kottaras hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning and Oakland moved within four games of the AL West lead by beating first-place Texas. The A’s began the day two games ahead of Los Angeles for the second AL wild-card spot. The Angels played later against Seattle. Texas’ magic number remained at five for clinching its third straight division crown. Scheduled starter Yu Darvish was scratched by the Rangers about 2½ hours before the first pitch because of a stiff neck. Scott Feldman took his place and allowed two runs and four hits in four-plus innings. Three relievers combined to allow one hit in five scoreless innings before Lowe gave up the decisive run. The A’s lost the opener of the four-game series 5-4 Monday night. The teams play five more times over the final eight games of the season. Evan Scribner (1-0) earned his first career victory with a perfect 10th, and Grant Balfour got three outs for his 21st save in 23 chances. Kottaras hit a 3-2 fastball from Mark Lowe (0-2) into the first row of the upper deck in right field. He has six home runs for the A’s since he was acquired July 29 from Milwaukee.
Packers’ loss ripples from Lambeau to White House
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Entire stadiums have booed them. The Patriots’ Bill Belichick grabbed one by the arm and the Redskins’ Kyle Shanahan was so hopping mad he followed one into the tunnel after the game. But it took the team that Vince Lombardi built, playing in a “Monday Night Football” headliner, to put the NFL’s latest labor headache — locked-out officials and their struggling, under-fire replacements — front and center for the nation. Even President Barack Obama, a Bears fan slogging through a reelection campaign, weighed in Tuesday, saying, “We’ve got to get our refs back.” Is this where the NFL’s lockout of its regular refs comes to an end? On a call that many believe cost the Packers and their Cheesehead-wearing followers a win at Seattle? The NFL stood fast, giving no sign Tuesday that it was close to reaching a new labor pact with the referees’ union. But the outrage grew beyond NFL players (risking fines for speaking out) like Falcons tight end Anthony Gonzalez, who tweeted: “How do you miss that? Pop Warner refs would have gotten that right.” LeBron James tweeted he was “sick” about it and Dirk Nowitzki said he was “not gonna watch another nfl game until real refs” return, while fans pretty much everywhere except Seattle concluded that Green Bay was robbed. Some threatened to boycott until order is restored and others tried to pull the plug on their NFL satellite television packages, only to be told that they can’t cancel in the middle of the season. “I don’t really want to give them money if they’re going to be greedy about things,” said Packers fan Chris Kroening, who lives in Milwaukee. “It’s just not that fun to watch any more. I can find better things to do on a Sunday afternoon than watch refs make bad calls.” For all their outrage, Kroening and Michael Mantuano, a Packers fan in Pine Bluff, Ark., both acknowledged that they would probably be watching on Sunday when Green Bay hosts the Saints. “Yeah, I’m going to watch the game because I still love the Packers,” Mantuano said. “But it’s a bitter pill to swallow on Tuesday morning when it just clearly wasn’t the right call.” It all started when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s last-gasp pass into the end zone appeared to be hauled down by Packers defensive back M.D. Jennings while Seahawks receiver Golden Tate also got his hands on the ball. Two replacement officials made contrasting signals — one indicated a touchdown, the other an interception — and they eventually ruled on the field that Tate had simultaneous possession with Jennings, which counts as a reception by the offensive player. Touchdown, Seattle. Game over, Packers. The NFL acknowledged Tuesday that Tate should have been flagged for offensive pass interference earlier on the play, which would have ended the game with a Packers victory. But league officials said the referee was correct that no indisputable visual evidence existed on a replay review to overturn the touchdown call. The result of the game, 14-12 Seattle, was final. That’s certainly not how the Packers saw it, insisting that Jennings clearly had intercepted the pass. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers called it “awful” in his postgame interview and he didn’t let up Tuesday. He called the league’s conclusion “garbage” and said the officials were responsible for a “phantom” pass interference call earlier against the Packers before having “zero communication” after the final play. “I’ve got to do something that the NFL is not going to do: I have to apologize to the fans,” Rodgers said on his weekly radio show on ESPN 540-AM in Milwaukee. “Our sport is generated — the multibillion-dollar machine — is generated by people who pay good money to watch us play. And the product that’s on the field is not being complemented by an appropriate set of officials. “The games are getting out of control, and like I said in the first week, I said this, I’m OK with the replacement refs as long as they don’t have a direct impact on the game,” Rodgers said. “Obviously, last night, there was a direct impact on the game.” He added: “The game is being tarnished by an NFL who obviously cares more about saving some money than having the integrity of the game diminished.” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told KRLD-FM in Dallas that he didn’t catch the end of the game. “I cut it off about halftime,” he said. “I just read a little note in the paper that the Seahawks pulled it out.” Packers guard T.J. Lang posted a message on his Twitter account criticizing the call, then challenged the NFL to “Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.” On Tuesday, Lang apologized for using profanity in his posts — but said that was the only thing he regretted. Fellow Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton used his Twitter account to call on the NFL to come to Green Bay and apologize to the Packers. “The NFL needs to get the refs back (before) we strike and they make no money!” Sitton posted after the game. Rodgers, a players’ union representative during the lockout, expressed skepticism about that happening and said, “Let’s remember who we’re dealing with.” “We’re dealing with an NFL who locked out the players and said we’re going to stand firm on our position,” he said on the radio show. “... This is an NFL who gambled on some low-level referees, including the guy who makes the most important call last night, who’s never had any professional experience.” After the so-called “Inaccurate Reception,” a small Facebook group advocated an “Occupy Lambeau” protest movement before Sunday’s game against New Orleans. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker used his Twitter account to call for the return of the regular officials — a public show of support for locked-out unionized workers, an odd juxtaposition given his national reputation for going after public employee unions last year. For all the bluster, few expect many empty seats or unwatched television sets on NFL Sundays. “I mean, it’s not the Packers’ fault,” Kroening said. “I pretty much live and die by watching them.” Mantuano, the other fan, said he was concerned that a team will miss the playoffs or a star player will get hurt because of a replacement official’s mistake. He wondered aloud about the health of Rodgers, Tom Brady and Tony Romo. Oddsmakers said millions of dollars changed hands on that now-famous play. “Due to one call by the replacement refs, the bettors lost $150 million, and the bookie won $150 million for a total swing of $300 million on one debatably bad call,” said RJ Bell of Las Vegas-based Pregame.com.
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NFL to uphold Seahawks’ disputed win over Packers
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL put its stamp of approval on the still-smoldering outcome of the Green BaySeattle game: Wrong call. Right review. Wrong team still wins. Seahawks 14, Packers 12. With frustration mounting among coaches, players and fans, the worst fear finally materialized: a mistake by a replacement official would decide the outcome of a game. It came while the NFL and its regular officials, locked out since June, were in resumed talks in an attempt to resolve the impasse. That was still a day late for the Packers. The fiasco, which unfolded on the prominent stage of “Monday Night Football,” was deconstructed by the league Tuesday in a way that surely rendered little comfort for Cheeseheads. The NFL said Seattle’s lastsecond touchdown pass should not have counted because Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference, ending the game with Green Bay winning. Instead, officials ruled it a touchdown, and penalties either way are not reviewable. That left it to whether Tate and Green Bay safety M.D. Jennings both had possession of the ball. The officials said they did, but the Packers insisted Jennings had clear possession for a game-ending interception. The NFL agreed that the replay was inconclusive, upholding the touchdown and giving Seattle the victory. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, normally a soft-spoken player who didn’t say much after the loss, lashed out on his radio show Tuesday.. “First of all, I’ve got to do something that the NFL is not going to do: I have to apologize to the fans,” he said on ESPN 540-AM in Milwaukee. Even President Barack Obama got in on the conversation Tuesday, tweeting: “NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs’ lockout is settled soon.” The controversy began on the final play when Russell Wilson heaved a 24-yard pass into a scrum in the end zone with Seattle trailing 12-7. Tate shoved away a defender with both hands, and he and Jennings got their hands on the ball. “It was pinned to my chest the whole time,” Jennings said. Instead, the officials ruled on the field that the two had simultaneous possession, which counts as a reception. “The NFL Officiating Department reviewed the video today and supports the decision not to overturn the on-field ruling following the instant replay review,” the league said in a statement. Saying there was no indisputable evidence, though, is not the same as confirming the initial call was correct. The Packers, one of sports’ most storied franchises and Super Bowl champs two years ago, fell to 1-2. The Seahawks are 2-1. Fans’ fascination with the finish was evident in the number who stayed with ESPN to watch the highlights on “SportsCenter” after the game: 6.5 million viewers, the most for the full-length show since records started being kept in 1990. On his weekly appearance on Seattle radio station 710 KIRO-AM, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made no apologies Tuesday, saying, “The league backed it up and game over. We win.” “Golden makes an extraordinary effort. It’s a great protection. It’s a great throw. It’s a great attempt at the ball and he wins the battle,” he said. “They were right on the point looking right at it, standing right over the thing and they reviewed it. Whether they missed the push or not — obviously they missed the push in the battle for the ball — but that stuff goes on all the time.” But Rodgers, in a reference to referee Wayne Elliott not seeing indisputable evidence, said: “I mean, come on, Wayne. That’s embarrassing.” NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith posted a statement to members saying the lockout “jeopardizes your health and safety.” “This decision to remove more than 1,500 years of collective experience has simply made the workplace less safe,” he wrote, adding, “We are actively reviewing any and all possible actions to protect you.” The NFL locked out the officials in June after their contract expired. Unable to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the league opened the season with replacements, most with experience only in lower levels of college football. Coaches and players began griping about the officials in the preseason, but the tension seemed to boil over this past weekend. Scuffles after the whistle were frequent with players appearing to test the limits of the new officials, and coaches were fined for berating them. Las Vegas oddsmakers said $300 million or more changed hands worldwide on Monday’s call. The Glantz-Culver line for the game opened favoring the Packers by 4½. Had the play been ruled an interception, Green Bay would have won by 5. The call also found its way into Wisconsin politics, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker tweeting for the regular officials to return. Opponents noted that he seemed to be supporting the referees union after going after public employee unions last year, though Democratic state Sen. Jon Erpenbach added: “We’re all fans, first and foremost.” Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy was stoic after the game, but Packers guard T.J. Lang vented on Twitter, using some expletives to say Green Bay was robbed by the refs. A day later, he said he regretted only his use of profanity. “It was just heartbreaking to have a game taken from us like that,” he told 97-FM The Ticket in Detroit. “We put way too much effort, and blood, sweat and tears into these games to have one absolutely stolen from us.”
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Texas district expands on its corporal punishment policy
SPRINGTOWN, Texas (AP) — Like many schools in Texas, “spare the rod and spoil the child” might be considered the motto at Springtown High School. But when two teenage girls there reportedly suffered bruises after being paddled by male assistant principals, some parents complained. They weren’t upset about the punishment itself, but instead that the school violated the policy requiring an educator of the same sex as the student to dole out the paddling. So the school district has changed its policy — to expand, not abolish, corporal punishment. Board members voted Monday night to let administrators paddle students of the opposite sex, after Superintendent Michael Kelley cited a lack of women administrators to carry out spankings. The new policy says a same-gender school official must witness the paddling, which is just one “swat,” and that parents also can request one spanking per semester. In all cases, a parent must give written permission and request it in lieu of another punishment, such as suspension or detention. “I personally think Texas is getting a black eye because of this,” Kelley told The Associated Press. “People are assuming a school district can do whatever it wants because of this. That’s not the case.” Texas law allows schools to use corporal punishment unless a parent or guardian prohibits it in writing. The issue of the student or educator’s gender is not addressed, and there are no state standards on the minimum or maximum ages of students who can be spanked, according to the Texas Education Agency. Cathi Watt, whose daughter was one of the two girls recently paddled, said Tuesday that she’s OK with paddlings in schools “because they need it once in a while, and I got them when I was a kid.” But she said the male administrator used too much force, so she does not support the new policy. Watt said her 16-year-old daughter, Jada, deserved to be spanked after she spoke sarcastically to a teacher and an assistant principal, “but she did not deserve to be bruised.” “And what kind of message does it send these boys?” Watt said. “Is it telling them that it’s OK to hit a girl?” Texas is one of 19 states allowing schools to spank students, but 97 of the nation’s 100 largest school districts have banned corporal punishment, according to the Center for Effective Discipline. About 75 percent of the state’s school districts use corporal punishment, including Springtown, a town of about 2,700 located about 30 miles northwest of Fort Worth, according to People Opposed to Paddling Students, a group based in Houston. Some of the major districts, including Fort Worth, don’t paddle students. “It is never OK to hit a child. ... Men should not be padding teenage girls, because there is a sexual connotation with teen girls but also with teen boys,” said Jimmy Dunne, president of People Opposed to Paddling Students. State Rep. Alma Allen, D-Houston, thinks schools should never spank children, but her bill to abolish corporal punishment in Texas schools never passed. She said the compromised version of her bill, which did become law, was that parents could opt in. “Parents can choose whether to spank their children at home,” Allen said. “When you send a child to school, it should be a place to be motivated — not a place to be beaten.”
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LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies and a suspected child molester were injured Tuesday during a 15-minute shootout in suburban San Diego, authorities said. Daniel Robert Witczak, 30, opened fire as a team of deputies arrived to investigate a child pornography report from his girlfriend, according to U-T San Diego. Sgt. Craig Johnson and Detective Ali Perez were wounded in the exchange of gunfire at an apartment in Lakeside, a semirural community east of San Diego. Sheriff Bill Gore declined to specify their injuries but said that the department was “cautiously optimistic” about their recovery. Witczak’s girlfriend had alleged that she found pornographic pictures of her two daughters, ages 6 and 8, on his cellphone, according to the newspaper. The girlfriend met with investigators and called Witczak with detectives listening in to confront him about the photos. Witczak told her he was offered $50,000 to post the images on the Internet. The woman, who was not identified by the newspaper to protect her children’s identities, said she heard deputies arrive at the apartment while she was on the phone. She said she heard gunshots and someone say, “Officers down.” The woman told the newspaper that the boyfriend said he shot himself and she heard him surrender. Sheriff’s Capt. Duncan Fraser said investigators don’t believe Witczak shot himself, and that Perez and Johnson were outside the door when Witczak fired at them. Witczak’s condition was unknown. Jeffrey Miller heard gunshots and came out of his apartment and saw deputies pulling another deputy on to the grass. “It was kind of confusing, everything was happening,” he said. The apartment is near El Capital High School, which was locked down briefly. Residents were evacuated from the apartment complex, and surrounding streets were closed. Fraser said the last time two San Diego sheriff’s deputies were involved in a single shooting was in the 1980s. “It’s a tough day, not only for the deputies and their families, but for everyone in law enforcement,” Gore told the newspaper. “It’s a constant reminder of what law enforcement faces every day.”
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Issuance Date: August 14, 2012 Date & Time Due: November 14, 2012 No Later than 2:00pm local time The American Samoa Government (ASG) issues a Request For Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms to provide an:
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Submission: Original and five copies of the Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: “ASNAP Eligibility System.” Submissions are to be sent to the following address and will be received until 2:00 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, November 14, 2012: Office of Procurement American Samoa Government Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 Attn: Ivy V. Taufa’asau, CPO Any proposal received after the aforementioned date and time will not be accepted under any circumstances. Late submissions will not be opened or considered and will be determined as beingn on-responsive. Documents: The RFP Scope of Work outlining the proposal requirements is available at The Office of Procurement, Tafuna, American Samoa, during normal working hours. Review: Request for Proposal data will be thoroughly reviewed by an appointed Source Evaluation Board under the auspices of the Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Procurement, ASG. Right of Rejection: The American Samoa Government reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and to waive any irregularities and/or informalities in the submitted proposals that are not in the best interests of the American Samoa Government or the public.
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HONOLULU (AP) — Oracle Corp.’s sailing team is canceling plans to train in Hawaii this winter for next year’s America’s Cup race in San Francisco, the team’s general manager said Tuesday. Oracle Team USA — the America’s Cup defending champion — this month applied to the Hawaii Department of Transportation for permission to operate out of a state-owned harbor on Lanai, the island Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is buying from billionaire David Murdock. But the team won’t have time to go to Lanai for training this winter because it will be modifying its new boat, said General Manager Grant Simmer. The team has a lot of development work to do and so its priorities have changed, he said. “We’re planning some modifications to our new boat and the time that we had free to go to Lanai was getting shorter and shorter, such that it was no longer really a viable option for us,” Simmer told The Associated Press. Still, he said the team had completed a feasibility study for the idea and there’s a possibility the team could try to train out of Lanai in future years. He noted the U.S. team Stars and Stripes trained out of Oahu in the mid-1980s and then went on to win the America’s Cup when it was held in Perth, Australia. “There’s a little bit of history there,” Simmer said. The team had been planning to train in Hawaii for about six weeks, he said. Its aim was to find some better weather in the winter months, weather that would allow the team to sail more consistently and have longer days on the water. Now the team will stay in San Francisco, its usual training grounds, for the winter. The team was seeking permission from the state Department of Transportation to use state-owned Kaumalapau Harbor on Lanai from December through March. Simmer said the team has notified people it was working with in Lanai and Maui County about its change of plans. Oracle expected to spend $345,000 setting up the facility, which was to include 40-foot freight containers, temporary moorings and a 200-foot-long floating dock at the small-boat harbor on Lanai’s southwest coast. Oracle’s plans would not have significantly affected the environment, the Department of Transportation told the Department of Health’s office of environmental quality control. Ellison reached the pinnacle of competitive sailing in 2010 when the software tycoon’s yacht captured the America’s Cup. The team swept the two championships in the opening regatta of the 2012-13 America’s Cup World Series last month. In June, Ellison closed on a deal to buy most of Lanai from billionaire David Murdock. Lanai residents say Ellison, a thrill-seeking ocean lover, has been known to sail or jet into Lanai in the past.
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the inner lining in his eye. After some problems more than 20 years later, he tracked down Senft in Kailua-Kona and she arranged for him to travel to Hawaii for reconstructive surgery. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday Dr. Jorge Camara reconstructed an eyelid to hold the prosthesis in place and prevent infection. TURTLE BAY, Union REACH TEnTATiVE AgREEmEnT KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Union workers at a North Shore Oahu resort have reached a tentative contract agreement. Details about the agreement won’t be released until Local 5 members of the Turtle Bay Resort vote on Friday. Union leaders and hotel management say they’re pleased with the settlement. More than 300 Local 5 members voted more than a week to allow the union to call for a strike. The union says they have been working without a contract for more than two years while the resort owner moves forward with expansion plans. Local 5 represents more than 10,000 workers in Hawaii’s hospitality, health care and food service industries. HAWAii, ToKYo LAW SCHooLS START EXCHAngE pRogRAm HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii’s law school is starting a new exchange program with a law school in Tokyo. The agreement with Aoyama Gakuin University will allow Hawaii students to spend a semester in Japan studying law in English. It will also bring students from Japan to Hawaii next spring for an intensive two-week workshop in American law. The university announced the agreement over the weekend. William S. Richardson School of Law Dean Avi Soifer says the agreement underscores the school’s focus on mutual understanding and enhancing professional relationships across the Pacific. He says this is one of the school’s great strengths.
Japan trades words with China, water with Taiwan
BEIJING (AP) — Japanese and Taiwanese ships shot water cannon at each other Tuesday in the latest confrontation over tiny islands in the East China Sea, as Japan met with another rival, China, in an effort to tamp down tensions. About 40 Taiwanese fishing boats and 12 patrol boats entered waters near the islands on Tuesday morning, briefly triggering an exchange of water cannon fire with Japanese coast guard ships. Coast guard officials said the Taiwanese vessels had ignored warnings to get out of their territory, and the Taiwanese ships pulled back after being fired upon. It was Taiwan’s first foray into the waters around the uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, since the Japanese government purchased some of them from private owners two weeks ago. China, Japan and Taiwan all claim the islands, but they are administered by Tokyo. The purchase has sparked sometimes violent protests in China and informal boycotts of Japanese products. Many Chinese have canceled vacations to Japan over the dispute. Japanese airline JAL says it plans to cut six flights a day from Japan to Beijing and Shanghai from Oct. 10 to 27 after the canceling of 15,500 seat reservations. China has also dispatched government marine monitoring vessels to patrol around the islands. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun and Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai, flanked by their aides, held a meeting on the dispute Tuesday at China’s Foreign Ministry. While the talks were under way, China’s Cabinet, the State Council, released a white paper via the official Xinhua News Agency on the history of the islands, part of a propaganda blitz aimed at bolstering China’s claim. After the four-hour meeting, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said both sides exchanged views “frankly and deeply” and agreed to continue discussions. He reiterated that “China will never tolerate Japan’s unilateral acts which violate China’s territorial sovereignty.” Deputy press secretary for Japan’s Foreign Ministry, Naoko Saiki, said the two sides agreed to continue contacts but had not scheduled another meeting. Speaking on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Saiki asserted that Japan’s claim to the islands was beyond dispute. She acknowledged that comprise will be difficult to reach but said they should keep talking to stabilize the situation. She said the presence of Chinese and Taiwanese vessels risks a “miscalculation” or “accident.” “As far as territory or sovereignty is concerned, it’s quite difficult for any party including Japan to make a compromise,” Saiki said. “We don’t want to have any wars or battles or use of force. We have to stabilize the situation through dialogue in a peaceful manner, in accordance with international law.” While both governments appeared publicly to be seeking to calm tensions, gamesmanship around the islands continued Tuesday. Japanese coast guard officials said their ships fired water cannon after the Taiwanese fishing boats and government patrol boats violated Japanese territorial waters and ignored warnings to move out. After shooting water back, the Taiwanese boats left Japanese waters, they said. Japanese patrol boats only fired at fishing vessels, said Hideaki Takase, a coast guard official. “Shooting water cannon at an official vessel is like waging a war against its country,” he said. Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou supports the “protecting Diaoyutai campaign” launched by local fishermen, and offered praise to Taiwan’s coast guard for its role in escorting the Taiwanese vessels to the island area, said his spokesman, Fan Chiang Tai-chi. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura said Tokyo requested, through diplomatic channels, that Taiwan stop violating its waters. “We will continue to keep our guard up to protect the area,” he said. “ Japan sticks to our principle that we should resolve the issue while maintaining friendly relations between Japan and Taiwan.” Chinese boats have also briefly entered the waters around the islands in recent weeks, but Japanese coast guard vessels didn’t fire water cannon at them. A coast guard official said Chinese vessels usually exit the Japanese waters more quickly after warnings. About 10 Chinese vessels are still lingering just outside the Japanese waters off the islands. The fleet size has decreased over the last few days, Japanese coast guard officials said.
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HAppY BiRTHDAY: Past experience will help you expand your interests. Get in touch with people who have something to offer you. A change regarding a partnership will be difficult, but beneficial in the end. Networking and sharing what you have to offer will lead to greater opportunities. Attend reunions or events that will bring you in contact with old ties. Your numbers are 4, 16, 22, 28, 36, 40, 44. ARiES (March 21-April 19): Don’t force change; accept what’s being offered. Your communication skills will help you establish a position that will bring you greater clout. Share your vision and you will attract interest in what you are doing as well as in who you are. ✸✸✸✸ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Sudden changes will alter the way you do things professionally. Don’t trust what others do or say. Look out for your own interests and protect your position, finances and health. When one door closes, another will open. ✸✸ gEmini (May 21-June 20): Expand your interests and put your skills to the test. Set your priorities straight and don’t stop until you reach your destination. Love is in the stars, but it must not throw you off your professional game plan. ✸✸✸✸✸ CAnCER (June 21-July 22): Consider your options, look at what others are contributing and make a decision that will keep you out of trouble. Keeping your emotions under control will be necessary, especially when dealing with children, elders or someone you don’t trust. ✸✸✸ LEo (July 23-Aug. 22): Temper tantrums will develop if you don’t compromise. A personal relationship may suffer if you use pressure to get your way. Travel plans or visiting unfamiliar places will help you broaden your perspective on a situation you face. ✸✸✸ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Try your very best. Get everything on your to-do list out of the way before you take on more commitments. A work-related event
would allow you to share your plans for the future, gathering interest from those who might help you advance. ✸✸✸✸ LiBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Discussing plans will motivate you to get started. Love is on the rise. Getting involved in causes you feel strongly about will allow you to engage in a friendship based on common interests. ✸✸✸✸✸ SCoRpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keeping your thoughts private will be beneficial financially and emotionally. Once you are sure you have your plans ready to launch, you will not have to worry about someone disclosing information that has the potential to stand in the way of your success. ✸✸ SAgiTTARiUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t hesitate to show off what you can do. Someone will see the value you bring to the table and want to include you in something you’ll find interesting and lucrative. Love is in the stars. Travel and communication are favored. ✸✸✸✸ CApRiCoRn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Communication must be well thought out and executed with precision. An unusual reaction from someone you thought you knew well will catch you off guard. Don’t share information that you don’t want spread around. Love is likely to be costly. ✸✸✸ AQUARiUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make personal changes that will help to simplify your life and bring in more cash. Cutting your overhead or sharing your expenses with someone will help you get a better handle on your situation. A love relationship will enhance your life. ✸✸✸ piSCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotional stress and deception can be expected. Don’t share secret information. Concentrate on learning as much as you can about a situation that could end up causing you a problem. Keep your money and possessions in a safe place. ✸✸✸ BiRTHDAY BABY: You are a leader, not a follower. You are creative, original and charming.
Dear Abby
by Abigail Van Buren
FoR A SWinging gooD TimE, WiFE mAY HAVE To DiVoRCE
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 10 years. Early in our marriage my husband talked about wanting to try swinging. We did, and had many enjoyable experiences. Two years ago he decided he no longer wanted to be in the lifestyle, so we stopped. The problem is, I miss it very much. I want to get back into it and have talked with him about it, but he insists we stay out of it. I am torn between going to parties behind his back, suffering my displeasure in silence because I’m not able to do something I really enjoyed, or divorcing. Can you help me figure this out? -- FOXY IN PHOENIX DEAR FoXY: Let’s review your options as a process of elimination. I don’t recommend that you do anything behind your husband’s back because, at some point, what you’re doing is sure to come out. I also do not recommend suffering in silence because sooner or later your unhappiness will become apparent. That leaves the option of divorce. Because you and your husband no longer see eye to eye on the issue of marital fidelity and he wants a wife who will “cleave” unto him only, it makes sense to go your separate ways so both of your needs can be met. DEAR ABBY: The other day when I went jogging, I met a guy just as I stopped to take a water break. He started flirting and I was too tired to tell him to leave, so I decided to humor him until I cooled down enough to resume my jog. He asked me basic questions trying to get to know me, and when I told him I was a college student, he asked for my GPA. When I told him it was none of his business, he laughed and asked what my problem was. He said no one else had complained when he asked, and he didn’t mean to pry. I still felt he was being rude, so I said goodbye and jogged off before he could say anything. Abby, I wasn’t trying to hide a low GPA, but I don’t think it’s something to tell people in a first meeting. Is it normal for people to ask others what their GPA is -- especially if they just met? -- CO-ED IN BOSTON DEAR Co-ED: When someone says he or she is a student, the question that usually follows is, “Where are you studying?” or “What’s your major?” It’s not, “What’s your GPA?” which seems like a not-so-subtle way of asking whether you’re a good student or not. His attempt to make conversation was clumsy -- and because he said the question is one he asks routinely, let’s hope he learns from his encounter with you and scratches it off his list of pickup lines. DEAR ABBY: I have an issue I’d like your opinion on. What should the Tooth Fairy do with baby teeth after collecting them? She stopped coming to our house years ago, but the baby teeth have been dutifully saved -- every one of them -- in a jar where the Tooth Fairy left them. I thought I was unique in this predicament, but found out that a sister-in-law had the same dilemma. Our kids are adults now, but I don’t know what I should or could do with these little keepsakes of a beautiful boy who stole my heart the minute I looked into his eyes. -- ALWAYS HIS MOM DEAR mom: Let’s see ... You could have them mounted and display them on a charm bracelet. You could offer to sell them back to your son. Or, you could place them in an envelope and put them in a box with the curl from his first haircut and a pair of his baby shoes. One day I’m sure he’ll be touched.
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In yesterday’s makeup games in the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girls Softball League, the Fa’asao Marist Cougars were able to defeat the ‘surging’ Samoana Sharks in a convincing win by a score of 18-4. The loss by the Sharks put them in the same spot as the Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats, who are both battling it out for the 4th spot for the upcoming playoffs this coming Saturday, which will have the top four teams playing one another leaving the bottom two teams out. The good news for the Wildcats, they are only one
game behind the Sharks in the standings and will meet them tomorrow,in the last regular season game. Even if the Wildcats dropped yesterday’s game against the Tafuna Warriors (Samoa News was not able to retrieve the score as of press time), they still have a chance tomorrow when they meet the Sharks. The Wildcats have a chance for the #4 spot, because of their win on Monday during the makeup game against the Faga’itua Vikings, where they defeated them by a score of 18-14, putting them one game behind the Sharks. The Cougars were one game up on the ‘slumping’ Leone Lions going into yesterday’s game against one another. Samoa News was not able to retrieve the score of this game as of press time. At that time, the Cougars were the #2 seeded team, overtaking the Lions this second half of the season, dropping the Lions down to #3. Whichever one of these teams goes into Saturday’s playoffs at #2 or #3, they will still meet one another in a game that should be a classic barn burner. Even though the Vikings have not won a single game all season, they have been in some close contests and still have a chance to finish out the season with one win in the win column, as they face the Warriors tomorrow. The Vikings going against the Warriors and the Sharks battling it out with Wildcats, have a scheduled starting time of 4:00 p.m. and will be played at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field. The playoff games on Saturday will have the #1 seeded team going against the #4 seeded team with a scheduled start of 8:00 a.m., with the #2 seeded team facing the #3 seeded teams immediately following. All games are played at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field. The Championship Game day is set for next Tuesday October 3, with a scheduled starting time of 4:00 p.m. at the Solaita Field. ASHSAA Girls Softball coordinator Clayton ‘Boom’ Mahuka invites the public out to the rest of the regular season games, the playoffs and the championship game in support of ASHSAA sports. Here are the standings of each team, not counting yesterday’s games: TEAM W L Tafuna Warriors 7 1 Fa’asao Cougars 7 2 Leone Lions 6 3 Samoana Sharks 3 5 Nu’uuli Wildcats 2 6 Faga’itua Vikings 0 8 Reach the reporter at jeff@samoanews.com
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