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USA Eagles 7s player, Kevon Williams, enjoys hosting his kids on the pitch at BC Place, after the Canada 7s, Vancouver, Canada.  [photo: Barry Markowitz
Honolulu, HAWAII — After more than 30 years shooting rugby, there is some memorable imagery that gets etched in the brain. Cool Stuff still tears up reviewing my Baby Jonah Lomu photos at his 1994 Hong Kong 7s debut. What great pride we all shared watching Alafoti Fa’osaliva score the winning try...
Le Manu Fe’ai – Fuao - from the village of Vatia stroking its way towards the finish line to win the first heat of the 2018 Flag Day Fautasi Race. This year's regatta used ‘best time’ overall to determine the winner of the Faigamea ile Tai, and the Fuao, recording the best time of 27.56, claimed the title as overall winner. [photo: TG]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2018 Flag Day Fautasi Race scheduled for last Saturday was moved up to this past Monday not only because of harsh weather conditions, but because most of the captains were unable to abide by committee rules to move their boats behind the buoys at the starting point....
Smiling faces from the Samoa boxing team after winning the Governor’s Cup during the American Samoa Flag Day Boxing Championships between the two Samoas held at the old Bowling Alley last Saturday night. The decision to give the Cup to Samoa was made by the president of the American Samoa Amateur Boxing Council after the boxing tournament ended in a 3-each win tie.  [photo by AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Commitment and discipline” were the two words the Samoa boxing team Manager used to describe his team after winning the Governor’s Cup for the American Samoa Flag Day 2018 Championship Boxing last week. “These fighters, I have made a commitment to them and they have...
Manu ‘MJ’ Danielson of the Leone Lions’ varsity team scored a goal with this header against the SPA Dolphins during an ASHSAA Boys soccer game on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Tafuna header with less than five minutes remaining in the game helped clinch a thrilling junior varsity game between the Warriors and Leone Lions on Monday, April 9, 2018. The Warriors won 3-2 thanks to a lobbing cross from Walter Pati to Pita Vaouli, with the latter...
Le ali’i o Tony Finau, i lona fiafia tele i le aso Lulu, Aperila 4, 2018 i le taaloga Tapolo a le Masters i Augusta, Georgia, ona e tasi lana ta ae maua le manuia.  [ata: AP/Carlie Riedel]
Augusta, GEORGIA — Masalo e to'atele e le o taumulimuli i taumafaiga a nisi o fanau i le Fa'agatama o le Tapolo po'o le Golf, peita'i e mautinoa e gafatia e le ituaiga malosi e maua i a tatou fanau ni pine mai lea fo'i fa'agatama, pe a o'o lava ina matua'i tapena lelei fanau i lea taaloga. O le ali...
An emotional Feagaiga Stowers at Monday's medal ceremony. [ GETTY IMAGES   via Stuff NZ]
Gold Coast City, AUSTRALIA —  Samoa won't top the medal table at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games but a trio of weightlifters gave the island nation its day in the sun on Monday. Sanele Mao and Feagaiga Stowers hoisted their way to gold medals on day five of the 2018 Games. Their medals were just...
Stephanie Floor won Best Jr. Female Athlete of 2017 of American Samoa award, selected by the ASNOC Awards Committee and presented during the 2017 ASNOC Awards Gala.  [Courtesy photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The ASNOC Awards Selection Committee, chaired by Peter Reid III, awarded the Best Jr. Female Athlete of 2017, captain of the U17 National Woman’s Beach Handball team, Stephanie Floor. Stephanie, along with her twin sister Danielle are founding members of American Samoa...
Steven Fiso, right, of the Fag’a’itua Vikings varsity team holds off an Iakina Saints opponent during an ASHSAA Boys varsity Soccer game on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Iakina Adventist Academy Saints has emerged as a contender for the title in the ASHSAA Boys’ Soccer, varsity division after its latest result, a 4-2 win over the Faga’itua Vikings on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Iakina played from behind for most of the game, going down 1-0...

Tony Finau reacts after hitting a hole in one on the seventh home during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday. (AP)
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Call it the hole-in-one celebration gone wrong. Tony Finau’s ace on the par-3 seventh during the Masters Tournament Par-3 Contest was a thing of beauty: flew by the hole, pulled the string to back it up and watched it jam back some 30 feet straight into the cup. So excited was Finau...
[photo: Getty Images via Raiders Wire]
Raiders safety Shalom Luani may get his childhood friend to join him on the squad in 2018, as coach Jon Gruden and general manager Reggie McKenzie are meeting with former Washington State linebacker Frankie Luvu Tuesday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken. Luvu entered the...

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