He was 36.

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battle

With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world in a long struggle against cancer.

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Billy Slater emotional with the Clive Churchill medalStorm v Cowboys NRL rugby league Grand Final at ANZ Stadium, Homebush Australia. Sunday 1 October 2017. Photo: Paul Seiser / www.photosport.nz

Star Australian fullback Billy Slater to retire

Queensland and Australia fullback Billy Slater has confirmed he will retire from rugby league at the end of the NRL season.

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Sa’anapu Touch 4 Awareness Champions - Bladerunners.

Touch tournament in village a success

Sa’anapu with support from the Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated hosted a one day “Touch 4 Awareness Tournament” recently at the Sa’anapu Primary School fields. 

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Intense competition between Tau Maroons and Tau Shakers.

Tau Avengers are the tag team

Tau Avengers reigned victorious in the Samoa Tag Incorporated tournament for the men’s division despite yesterday’s heavy downpour in Apia.

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Lupesoliai Joseph Parker.

Parker responds to P.M.'s calls for sacking

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Lupesoliai Joseph Parker said this yesterday in response to comments made by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi that he was not fit in his fight against Dillian Whyte last week. 

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One of the players representing Saint Joseph's College.

St. Joseph’s rule Zone B

Saint Joseph’s College stole the spotlight in the Zone B Athletics competition by taking the trophies for all the boys’ divisions. Seven schools competed in track and field events. The schools included Maluafou College, Saint Mary’s College, Chanel College, Church College Pesega, Saint Joseph’s College, Faleata College and Robert Louis Stevenson School. 

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Athletes in action at Samoa Events Ford Warrior Race in Lalomanu. Photo by @ScottieTPhoto #ScottieTPhoto

Lalomanu race attracts international participants

Some of the images of the Samoa Events Ford Warrior Race at Lalomanu on Saturday. 

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Sports uniting schools. Photo/Misiona Simo/Samoa Observer

Leifi’ifi College strong in Zone A Athletics meet

Leifi’ifi College won the intermediate and senior boys division of the Zone A Athletics competition at the Apia Park on Thursday. The wins put them in a good space ahead of the Champ of Champs competition later this year.

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WINNER OF 15 KM OCEAN SWIM: Savouring her victory at the finish, Jess Evans of Brisbane, Australia.

First Open Water title in Samoa for Jess Evans

She came, she swam and she easily won the first 15 km ocean swim in Samoa. Jess Evans took less than four hours, 3hrs 56mins, to swim six laps of the 2.5 km course at Saoluafata Harbour to secure her first Open Water Swim title in Samoa. 

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PREPARING FOR THE BEST GAME: Samoa’s Outrigger Canoe Clubs in the country are preparing for the Vaa competition and the Pacific Games next year.

Local outrigger clubs get Ready for Pacific Games

As Samoa continues its preparations to host the Pacific Games next year, Samoa’s Outrigger Canoe Clubs in the country are also preparing for the Vaa competition.

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Weightlifting Federation gears up for 2019 Pacific Games

The Samoa Weightlifting Federation hosted the Junior and Novice tournament last week to identify elite lifters to represent Samoa in the 2019 Pacific Games. 

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WINNER: Greg Taylor of New Zealand wins the 6th Ford Warrior Race. Photo / (Samoa Events / Scottie T).

Taylor wins Ford Warrior at Lalomanu

Greg Taylor of New Zealand swam, cycled and ran the perfect Warrior Half Ironman race at Lalomanu on Saturday to win it outright. 

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Conor McGregor, center, appears in court with co defendant Cian Cowley, left, during a hearing, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The mixed martial arts star pleaded guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct in exchange for communi

MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

This time, Conor McGregor didn't put up a fight.

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Marist Saints: Open Men’s Champions.

Marist Saints, No Idea back to back champions

The Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated hosted its 2 day Opens Touch Championships on the 14th and 21st July 2018 at the St. Joseph’s College grounds, Alafua.

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Leififi College and Pesega LDS Church College.

NetGO Samoa hits the ground running

Two Year 9 netball competitions have kicked off following the success of the Oceania Foundation Coach Netball accreditation workshops held in May 2018, where 35 secondary school teachers completed the program.  

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SAMOA EVENTS DIRECTOR: Afoa Seti Afoa with the closing remarks at the NZ Ultra-Marathon Swim Awards.

Samoa Events Director heads N.Z. Swim Awards

Samoa Events Director, Afoa Seti Afoa, was in Auckland recently to oversee the inaugural New Zealand Ultra-Marathon Swim Awards. 

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Members of USO bike riders taking advantage to explore Samoa through the collective’s initiative.  Left to right Kay Blackburn, Sarah Begbie, Eric Shaw, Tofilau Taufale.

Uso bike journey continues in Samoa

The Uso Bike Ride Group are back in Samoa. They are joining forces with the Samoa Cancer Society to help raise awareness in promoting prevention of cancer through early cancer screenings.

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A successful “Primary Schools Hoops 4 Health” 10 weeks programme was completed at the N.U.S. Gymnasium.

Hoops For Health to promote basketball a huge success

The Samoa National Basketball Association spearheaded a successful “Primary Schools Hoops 4 Health” 10-week programme to promote basketball in the country.

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SHARING THE ALOFA: C.E.O. of Netball Rosemarie Esera accepts the balls from Samoa Tag President, Faaofonu’u J.P. Leota.

Samoa Tag lends helping hand to Samoa Netball

Samoa Tag Incorporated donated sporting equipment to Samoa Netball yesterday. 

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Usain Bolt (Fifa98) Exhibition match between France98 and FIFA98 at Paris La Defense Arena, Paris, France on 12 June 2018.Copyright photo: panoramic / www.photosport.nz

FFA cool on Usain Bolt's A-League bid

 Football Federation Australia has responded cautiously to reports Usain Bolt hopes to play for the Central Coast Mariners in the A-League.

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Rugby

The Frankies Tama Uli Salelologa team. Photo: Vikings Facebook.

Salelologa continues Sevens dominance

The Frankies Tama Uli Salelologa team continued their winning ways at the Bluesky National Sevens Series winning yesterday’s tournament by overcoming, Tepatasi, 24-19.

Boxing

British boxer Anthony Joshua, left, fights Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin in their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles fight at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Joshua stops Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

 Anthony Joshua retained his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, who fought with a suspected broken nose from the second round, sent the Russian to the canvas with a big right midway through the seventh and was unloading a flurry of punches before the referee stepped in to end the fight.

NFL

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jordan Mailata, of Australia, heads off the field after an NFL football rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in Philadelphia. Mailata has made the cut for the Super Bowl

Too big for rugby, Eagles tackle Mailata is ready for NFL

He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Football

Manuali’I (West Zone) team waiting for the opening parade to begin.

Samoa Football Cup is back

After a seven year hiatus, the Samoa National Football Cup is back, with five teams across 30 clubs competing for the top prize. The five teams are from five geographical zones, four in Upolu and one from Savaii. 

Basketball

Teams playing at the Apia Park Gym within the Teuila Festival (Photo Anina Kazaz).

Basketball tournament kicks off

The Samoa Basketball Federation started its four-day tournament at Apia Park gym earlier this week. The various categories competing in the tournament include open women and men, Under 17 and 14 boys, girls’ teams from Upolu, Savaii and an open men’s team from American Samoa. 

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