WELL DONE: Paul Wright, organiser of the squash tournament, with men’s final winner Joshua Larkin. Photo / Natalie Burgess.

Australian and New Zealand win Squash Open

Australian Joshua Larkin dominated the men’s final in the 2018 Samoa Squash Open last night to come out victorious over New Zealand’s Jackson Beresford. 

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ALO PAOPAO 2018 UNDERWAY: Action from the first day of the 2018 Alo Paopao Festival which took place on the waters at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Beach Resort yesterday.

AloPaopao Festival underway

The Le AitoV1 Samoa and Matson AloPaopao Festival officially opened at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Beach Resort Mulifanua. Yesterday, 26 paddlers competed in five different categories which included junior 16 for girls, open women’s, open men’s, master’s women, and masters men.

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Intense Competition between the participating private schools.

Ah Mu Academy dominates tournament

Ah Mu Academy dominated in the Get into Rugby tournament that was held for private schools in Upolu at Pesega. The schools are Pesega Middle School, Robert Louis Stevenson School, Peace Chapel, Ah Mu Academy, Samoa Primary School and Vaiala Beach School. 

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THE TEAM: Moefaauo Salale Moananu, Falefata Hele Matatia and Lepale Niko Palamo.

Pacific Games schedule released

The official Pacific Games 2019 Sports programme was released in a press conference at Tuina’imato Sports complex yesterday.

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Grace Kara of the Stars celebrates after winning the match. 2018 ANZ Premiership netball match, Mystics v Stars at The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. 8 July 2018

Silver Fern star promotes NetGO Junior Netball

The 2018 NetGO Junior Netball National Championship tournament will be held this Saturday 18th August 2018 at Pesega LDS College in Upolu. There will be 10 schools competing to win the Fiame Naomi Mataafa Trophy.

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Squash action at Tuana’imato. Photo/Misiona Simo/Samoa Observer

New Zealand squash team excited

Squash is absolutely addictive, say two kiwi players participating in the Samoa Squash Open.

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England cricketer Ben Stokes with his wife Clare walk back to Bristol Crown Court, after a lunch break where he is on trial accused of affray, in Bristol, England, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Jury clears England cricket player Stokes over street fight

England cricket player Ben Stokes was found not guilty on Tuesday after saying during his trial he was acting in self-defense when he knocked out two men in a street fight.

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The team leaves for the 2018 World Rugby U20 Trophy in Romania later this month, which will determine who qualifies for next year’s championship.

Samoa U-20 team set for Romania

Samoa’s Under-20 rugby team is fully assembled and ready for a chance to play professionally.

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a work in progress: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Simon Price and Physiotherapist, Olivia Withers.

Sports science embraced

Sports science will play an integral part in the next campaign of the Samoa U-20 rugby team as they set their sights on the World Rugby U20 Trophy in Romania later this month. 

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PADDLES UP: These paddlers are ready to tackle the waters of Samoa come the start of the Alo Paopao Festival.

Paddlers ready for Alo Paopao

Samoa’s biggest international outrigger paddling festival, Matson Alo Paopao, was launched at the Matson Inc.’s agent office, Matautu Wharf yesterday. 

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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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Australia's Israel Folau, right, side steps New Zealand's Ryan Crotty during their rugby union test match in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Israel Folau and Ryan Crotty out of Bledisloe Cup rematch

The All Blacks and Wallabies have both suffered injury setbacks after their bruising Bledisloe Cup test at Sydney, losing key players for the rematch at Auckland on Saturday.


Tyson Fury, left, and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder face each other saturday, after Tyson Fury beat Francesco Pianeta during their Heavyweight fight, at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday Aug. 18, 2018. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

Fury sets up Wilder fight after winning 2nd comeback bout

Tyson Fury says he has signed the contract. Deontay Wilder said the fight is "official." All it needs now is a time and a place


UCLA's Josh Rosen, right, gestures next to commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.


Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, center, attends a training session at the Lillekula Stadium, a day ahead of UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Tallinn, Estonia. Photo/AP

Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid gets 1st test in UEFA Super Cup

The shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo is still hanging over Real Madrid as the team prepares to face fierce rival Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday.


The Philippines' Jason William, centre, jumps to hit Australia's Daniel Kickert centre left as others rush to break the brawl during the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Philippine Arena in suburban Bocaue township, Bulacan province n

Wild brawl mars Australia-Philippines basketball game

Basketball's international governing body has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game Monday.

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