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Samoa rugby coach Alama Ieremia says his team is still grieving after Saturday's heavy defeat by Fiji which denied the Manu a direct qualifying berth for the 2019 World Cup. The 38-16 loss at Apia Park, Samoa's fourth successive test defeat, reduced them to 16th in the world rankings, their lowest...
The American Samoa Basketball Association (ASBA) youth clinics, one of the most anticipated summer programs for the territory's youngsters, kicked off late last month and will wrap up in early August. The clinics are separated into three groups - each representing a district: Fagaloa, West and...
First it was Hector Petri with his javelin and then it was Kau'ilani Misipeka with the shot put and discus. Now another Samoan athlete is making headlines. This time, in the world of volleyball. Norene Iosia, a setter for the University of Hawaii's women's Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, was last...
Samoa has started preparations for hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, despite the window for expressions of interest in hosting not closing until the end of the month. Samoa were the first country to declare the interest in hosting the Games, after Tonga pulled the plug last month, citing financial...
In an effort to keep kids busy during summer break and to help adults get the daily exercise they need, the folks at  Fagaloa Basketball Development kicked off their annual summer basketball clinic earlier this month. Fagaloa Basketball Development president Michael Pereira told Samoa News...
Samoan born Junior Pati has won his first title since debuting in 2004. Pati went the 8 round distance against Lui Te’o who took the fight on two days notice, to win the vacant UBF Asia Pacific Heavyweight Title.  There was a lot of controversy leading into the fight with the main event, as the...
July 4th is usually a holiday with fireworks galore, but on this day, it was a holiday of shouts and screams from parents, to shouts and screams of excitement from more than 600 children ages 4-15 during the kickoff of the 2017 FFAS Summer Youth League. “It is great to see a big increase of teams...
Kau’ilani Maryann Wannett Tufieavi'iafalaufuta Malauulu Misipeka has done the unthinkable. An avid volleyball player, the 15-year-old hung up her knee pads this past season to try something new. Needless to say, the athletically gifted daughter of Tufi Malauulu of Nuuuli and Keiki Misipeka of...
Many USC football fans remember tailback Anthony Davis' impressive performance against Notre Dame in the Trojans' 55-24 comeback victory over the Irish at the Coliseum on Nov. 30, 1974.  On Wednesday, after hearing the news that former USC teammate Mosi Tatupu had died at age 54, Davis had only...
Our local team - the AYFS Matais - were scheduled to play yesterday but were declared winners by way of forfeit, after the San Diego United team failed to field a complete team of eleven players. For now, the AYFS Matais are the top seeded team, in the 14U division, with a 2-0 record. In their...

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