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Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi  [SN file photo]
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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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...
Junior Pati won the bout by Unanimous Decision winning the first title of his career. [courtesy photo]
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...

A Pago Youth player of the 7-9 mixed age group celebrates after his team scores a goal on July 4, 2017 during opening day of the FFAS Summer Youth League at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
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...
Fifteen-year-old rising Samoan track and field star Kau'ilani Malauulu Misipeka with coach Andrew Papas. Kau'ilani is making noise in Sin City, taking top honors in shot put and discuss throwing. See story for full details.  [photo: courtesy]
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...
Mosi Tatupu in 1985, as a member of the New England Patriots. [photo: Associated Press / NFL Photos]
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...
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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...
Aspiring wrestlers from around the territory were at the DYWA Pago Pago Community Youth Center yesterday morning to take advantage of the free wrestling clinics being conducted by Alex Ramirez (back row far left), an educator and high school wrestling coach from southern California.  [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Alex Ramirez shares the same vision as American Samoa Wrestling Association (ASWA) President Irene Kane. That is, to develop the sport of wrestling in the territory and motivate the kids to become physically fit student athletes. "It's not just about getting on the mat and wrestling," Ramirez told...
Manu Samoa's Piula Faasalele battles unsuccessfully for the ball during a lineout.  The New Zealand All Blacks defeated Manu Samoa 15s 78-0 at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.  [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
Manu Samoa are grasping for the positives from Friday's 78-0 drubbing against the All Blacks as they look to turn it around in time for Saturday's home test against Wales in Apia. The Manu threatened in the first quarter of match at Eden Park but still found themselves 28-0 down at half-time before...
Sonny Bill Williams amazed Mason Smales with a gift of his red striped Adidas game shoes.   Mason is a cousin of the late beloved Peter Fatialofa.  The New Zealand All Blacks defeated Manu Samoa 15s 78-0 at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.   [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
The majority of the key moments in the All Blacks test against Samoa came in the first half as the world champions got out to a 28-0 lead. From there the result was inevitable. TELEVISION MATCH OFFICIAL INTERVENES The match was in just its third minute when television match official Ian Smith...

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