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Tim Mikkelson, cheers on young Niko Jones
Honolulu, HAWAII — Last year's Olympic Qualifying Ocean 7s was an amazing almost magical event to cover.  With a minimal budget and limited trained human resources, Pacific Islander Oceania Rugby Administrators, Lemalu Wayne Schuster and Biutoka Kacimaiwai fended off the incoming measles epidemic,...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Ua iloga ona fa’afiafiaina fanau talavou i le latou tu’uga fa’apitoa na tu’ufa’atasia e le Pulega o le South Pacific Watersports & Fitness i Utulei. O nei ta’aloga ua matua fa’amalosia ai le fa’amalositino ia tino lelei ma agava’a le fanau i so’o se ta’aloga ua...
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Monday 20 July, 2020 — The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee have announced the revised competition schedule for the Tokyo Olympic Games which were postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the opening ceremony now set for 23 July,...
People enjoying the Annual 4th of July Coconut Classic Tennis Tournament
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Tennis Association (ASTA) was able to host their Annual 4th of July Coconut Classic Tennis Tournament this past Saturday morning in celebration of Independence Day. The colaborative effort was possible with the huge support of SoPac, J-Len T’s, Pago...
Leone Faia Jr,Sione Bishop Jr,Coach Thomas Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While it's graduation season, COVID-19 has made it difficult for many things to happen such as a full ceremony, traditional military enlistments, and scholarship signings. However, at ASTCA, they are proud to be able to provide both a Conference Room and reliable...
Rugby match in New Zealand with fans in the stands
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — They call one section of the stadium The Zoo, and it’s easy to see why: thousands of university students in team colors standing on their seats, steadying trays of beer, swaying to music and erupting with joy when their team scores. “Craziness,” is how 20-year-old...
Colin Kaepernick kneels
(AP) — Colin Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick in 2011. The next year he led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. By 2016, he had begun kneeling on the sideline at games during the national anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality. Soon after, he was gone from the NFL,...
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb
DENVER (AP) — Seasonal colds and the flu spread through NFL locker rooms just about every year, sending some players home sick while others slog through practices hoping they’ll feel better by game day. Last December, the Patriots flew two airplanes to Houston to keep the healthy players apart from...
Stephanie and Danielle Floor
Erie, PENNSYLVANIA — Local athletic twins, Stephanie and Danielle Floor (seen in this recent photo) of Ili’ili, American Samoa are proving that the education they received at Leone High School has prepared them for college with Stephanie, the 2018 Valedictorian scoring a perfect 4.0 and Danielle...
 Sir Gordon Tietjens with Manu Samoa player
Apia, SAMOA — Sir Gordon Tietjens is renowned for his work in Rugby Sevens, but that hasn't helped him remain at the helm of Samoa's team. Sir Gordon spent 22 years in charge of the All Black Sevens, winning four Commonwealth Games gold medals, two World Cups and 12 World Series titles before...

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