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Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton has been lifting more than just barbells and dumbbells since the moment he officially became an NFL player, when he stepped on stage at the NFL draft, bear hugged Roger Goodell and hoisted him into the air. So it should come as no surprise that Shelton’s...
Hundreds of school supplies such as notebooks, pencils, line paper and school bags were handed out to more than 500 participants of the 2017 FFAS Summer Youth League that ended on July 15, 2017. Besides the school supplies, pizzas were given out to the 62 teams from 11 clubs for a near total of 750...
It was another great turnout this past weekend for the American Samoa Basketball Association (ASBA) summer clinics. As organized and planned on Saturdays, ballers from the Central District are usually joined by their peers from the Fagaloa District for scrimmage games at the ASCC gymnasium. This...
The American Samoa Triathlon Association – a collaboration between South Pacific Watersports and American Samoa Prosthetics – held its ‘twice a year’ triathlon this past Saturday. According to Joe Tavale, owner of American Samoa Prosthetics, "The event started as a way to keep people busy and fit,...
The summer baseball clinics hosted by the American Samoa Softball Association (ASSA) in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) ended a week ago Saturday, with no injuries, despite complaints from several parents about the "horrible conditions" at the baseball field. (In...
After clinching a spot and qualifying for the next year’s Youth Olympics, the American Samoa Handball Association’s next focus is training the territory’s Under-17 Women's Beach Handball Team, in preparation for competition at the international level. American Samoa's U17 National Women’s Beach...
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...

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