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David Pocock inaction against Samoa
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — David Pocock made a successful return as the Wallabies bade farewell to Australia with a 34-15 victory over Samoa at Western Sydney Stadium on Saturday in their final match before the Rugby World Cup. Flanker Pocock, sidelined by injury for most of the year and playing his first...
 High school weightlifter Olivia Selemaia with Beatrice Faumuina
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Thirteen-year-old Olivia Selemaia and former All Black Sevens captain DJ Forbes have issued each other a challenge. The pair met and got to hang out together at the Pacific Games in Samoa in July. Forbes was there as athlete support for the New Zealand team, and Selemaia was...
4 players from Hawaii named to watchlist
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced today the 2019 Watch List for the Polynesian High School Football Player of the Year Award. The Award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior high school football player of Polynesian ancestry. The Watch List is composed...
Nuuuli Liva walks out of the courthouse.
Apia, SAMOA — Pacific Games boxing hero, Nuuuli Livai, is a free man except for the 300 hours of community work he must do for the Samoa Victim Support Group. But the next time he is convicted of burglary and theft, he is going to do prison time at Tanumalala Prison. Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani...
boxer in ring
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan boxer who won gold for his country at this year's Pacific Games is waiting to be sentenced in Apia after being convicted of burglary. Nu'uuli Mose Livai was one of seven Samoan boxers to win Gold for the host country during the games in July. He committed the burglary offence...
The American Samoa National U-19 Women's Indoor Handball Team and officials
Noumea, NEW CALEDONIA —  With two wins and three losses, the American Samoa National U-19 Women's Indoor Handball Team placed 4th at the conclusion of the 2019 International Handball Federation (IHF) Trophy Oceania Women's Junior and Youth Championship in New Caledonia, whose team took first place...
Offensive Guard, Xavier Sua-Filo, protects his QB Dak Prescott
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Some 49,000 fans flocked to Aloha Stadium on Saturday to watch the Dallas Cowboys square off against the L.A. Rams in a highly-anticipated preseason game. It was the first NFL preseason match-up to be played in Hawaii since 1976. Kickoff took place just...
Lynette Liu, jumps to get the ball in the goal
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa National U-19 Women's Indoor Handball Team has secured two wins and one loss against the “more physical and muscular players” from New Zealand, during this week’s 2019 International Handball Federation (IHF) Trophy Oceania Women's Junior and Youth...
FFAS president, Sen. Faiivae Iuli Alex Godinet, high fives a player on
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than 600 players of the 2019 FFAS Summer Youth League walked away happy at the conclusion of the six-day competition on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. They all walked away with a school bag filled with school supplies from Forsgren for the...
Nicky Salapu (middle) with Alex Godinet, and FIFA referee instructor Tevita Ve’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  “This is not the finish line, only the beginning of your journey as a referee or assistant referee,” said FIFA instructor, Tevita Ve’a of Tonga, to the 21 FFAS participants of the FFAS FIFA-MA referee course on Friday, August 9, 2019.  “I want to see many referees and...

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