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SUCCESS ALL AROUND: The two boxers, (far right) Falaniko Tauta and (far left) Jeffrey Tago  — who represented American Samoa for two weeks in Canberra, Australia during the International Training Competition. Tauta qualified for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, Tago will compete in this year’s Pacific Mini Games, while (center) Vice President of the American Samoa Amateur Boxing Association, Okesene Malala earned his 1-star Coach certificate to coach and referee at the YOG 2018. [photo: EM]
The American Samoa Amateur Boxing Association (ASABA) is sharing some good news for the community, when one of their two local boxers that competed in the International Training Competition in Australia last week, Falaniko Tauta, qualified for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, October 6-...
Chaun Maiava and Matt Difecchio have both earned the All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Second Team Defense honors for the 2016 North Park Football Season. This was Maiava’s second recognition in a row from the All-College Conference.  [Courtesy photo]
“Football Island” – American Samoa is living up to its reputation of breeding football players for the National Football League (NFL) as well as at the collegiate level – with yet, another ‘Son of Samoa’ recognized with top honors in the sport of football in the NCAA Divisional competition for the...
[Photo: PHOTOSPORT / Andrew Cornaga via RNZI]
Duco promoter David Higgins is fuming that British boxer Hughie Fury has pulled out of his mandatory challenge against New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker. The 25-year-old Parker was set to defend his WBO world heavyweight title for the first time against Fury at Auckland's Spark Arena (formerly...
In this photo are the two young boxers at the airport with their families this past Monday as they prepared to leave for their training camp.  [Photo: EM]
The World Amateur (Olympic-style) International Boxing Association has chosen two American Samoa boxers, who recently won medals in a Pacific Games boxing tournament held in Samoa, to represent American Samoa at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018, and will fund their further...
George Tanoa Jr. of American Samoa (right) raising his hand after winning his first professional fight — that was against veteran Tony Iapesa of Samoa in the heavyweight division during the American Samoa Flag Day 2017 Championship Boxing event for the All Samoan Light Heavyweight Title between the two Samoas last Saturday night at the old Bowling Alley in Tafuna [photo: AF]
The American Samoa Flag Day 2017 Championship Boxing for the Governor’s Cup and All Samoan Light Heavyweight Title, between the two Samoas, on Saturday night, Apr. 15 ended in favor of the American Samoa boxing team. They again won the Governor’s Cup against a tough and more experienced team from...
O le Siamupini 2017 i le Liki Kirikiti a Alii i le Sisigafu’a Amerika Samoa, o le au a le “Pisisami” mai Vaitogi. Malo le finau, malo fo’i le fa’atamasoali’i, o lena ua ‘iu le tausinoaga, ma ua e manumalo ai nei! [ata: THA]
Ona o lenei le toe avanoa e molita’i atu ai le fa’afetai i le Kamupani sa latou sapaia lenei tautua, e toe fa’afetai atu ai i le Bluesky Communications i le Pulega ma le Aufaigaluega. Fa’afetai i la outou tautuaina mo le atunu’u e ala i lenei ituaiga o tala fa’asalalau. E momoli atu fo’i fa’...
Le Sa o le Manulele Tausala I mai le afioaga i Nu’uuli lea ua toe sola fo’i ma le siamupini o tuuga fautasi o le fu’a o lenei tausaga. [ata AF]
The Manulele Tausala I from Nuuuli has taken a 3-peat championship victory for the faigamea i le tai of the 2017 Flag Day Fautasi Regatta, despite once again a ‘bad’ start, which saw the Fagatogo fautasi, Iseula o le Moana begin the race without an official blare of the horn to start the race,...
Canada National Rugby 7s, Coach Damian McGrath, led his team to a 26-19 victory over the USA Eagles 7s at the Singapore HSBC Sevens, Day 2, National Stadium, Singapore.  Coach McGrath previously won the 2016 HSBC Paris 7s as Manu Samoa's Head Coach.  Coach McGrath remains in litigation, suing the Samoa Rugby Union for $1 million dollars for wrongful termination.   [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
Canada won their first ever HSBC World Rugby Sevens series tournament after beating USA 26-19 in a heart-stopping final in Singapore. The Canadians raced ahead into a 19-0 lead but USA scored twice through Perry Baker in a thrilling finale. A try in the dying moments from Lucas Hammond sealed the...
Selesele scores a brilliant second effort try versus Australia in Manu Samoa's first game of the Singapore Sevens, Day 1, National Stadium, Singapore.  [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
On a day of twists and turns in the National Stadium, England went through as one of the Cup quarter-finalists and will face Kenya, while Fiji takes on USA, Australia plays South Africa and New Zealand battles Canada. Three teams went unbeaten as Fiji, Australia and New Zealand took three wins from...
APIA BOUND: All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Steven Luatua are set to arrive in Apia on Monday night for a short promotional tour ahead of the Super rugby match at Apia Park. (Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung)
Two All Blacks are heading to Apia next week. Jerome Kaino and Steven Luatua, who are both prominent members of the Auckland Blues Super rugby team, are scheduled to arrive in Samoa on Monday night for a brief visit to promote the first Super Rugby match to be played in Samoa. The clash between the...

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