Yearly Archives: 2016

Double blow for ASB Classic

Double blow for ASB Classic

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic and defending champion Sloane Stephens have pulled out of next week’s ASB Classic in Auckland. Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion, announced she was retiring from professional tennis this morning with immediate effect, ruling ...

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Bittersweet victory for Samoa’s first Olympic medalist

Bittersweet victory for Samoa’s first Olympic medalist

Samoa’s first ever olympic medal has come as a bittersweet victory according to the president of the country’s weightlifting federation. Weightlifter Ele Opeloge originally placed fourth in the, 75kgs and above, women’s super heavyweight division, in Beijing. But a review ...

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SRU seeks more time on McGrath claim

SRU seeks more time on McGrath claim

The Samoa Rugby Union has asked the Supreme court for time to respond to the $US400,000 claim filed by former Manu Samoa 7’s coach, Damian McGrath. Defense counsel Semi Leung Wai confirmed to the court last week that they have ...

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Man shoots neighbor’s chickens for trespassing

Man shoots neighbor’s chickens for trespassing

A 45 year old man of Benau, Labasa is under investigation for allegedly using his rifle to shoot his neighbors’ chickens for trespassing into his compound. The incident occurred on Boxing Day and it is alleged the man out of ...

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Double blow for ASB Classic

Double blow for ASB Classic

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic and defending champion Sloane Stephens have pulled out of next week’s ASB Classic in Auckland. Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion, announced she was retiring from professional tennis this morning with immediate effect, ruling ...

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Russia denies admitting to doping

Russia denies admitting to doping

Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA said it had not admitted to mass doping in the country’s sports system and that a report in the New York Times which suggested it had was a distortion of its position. The U.S. newspaper reported ...

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Perpetual Loyal smashes record

Perpetual Loyal smashes record

Australian supermaxi Perpetual Loyal has won the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in a blistering race record time. The Anthony Bell-owned and skippered boat from Sydney crossed the finish line at approximately 2.30am on Wednesday in an official time of ...

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Delegats take second in Sydney to Hobart

Delegats take second in Sydney to Hobart

A New Zealand father-and-sons trio has taken out second place line honours in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The Volvo 70 Giacomo reached the southern capital about 4.30am (AEDT) on Wednesday, almost two hours behind winner Perpetual LOYAL, but ...

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Bittersweet victory for Samoa’s first Olympic medalist

Bittersweet victory for Samoa’s first Olympic medalist

Samoa’s first ever olympic medal has come as a bittersweet victory according to the president of the country’s weightlifting federation. Weightlifter Ele Opeloge originally placed fourth in the, 75kgs and above, women’s super heavyweight division, in Beijing. But a review ...

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Overseas clubs interest grows for Fiji Bitter Marist 7s

Overseas clubs interest grows for Fiji Bitter Marist 7s

The Marist Rugby Club President Lawrence Tikaram says the interest from overseas clubs are pouring in for next year’s Fiji Bitter Marist 7s tournament. Tikaram says since the tournament was launched last week, clubs have started to show their interest ...

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