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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...
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett
(AP) — The NFL is taking baby steps toward full reopenings for its teams. It has no other choice. No long throws downfield. Mostly halfback dives into the line. There are so many issues that must be addressed with the opening of team facilities across the nation. Just because a handful of clubs...
Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season.
(AP) — The image is striking: Fans watching a college football game in the midst of a pandemic, wearing masks with a smidge of social distance between them on row after row of bleacher seats. The photo is 102 years old. The Georgia Tech alumni Twitter feed posted a black-and-white photo of the...
 Sir Gordon Tietjens
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Rugby Union says its Sevens team will have the opportunity to explore new options and rebuild for the Olympics now that Sir Gordon Tietjens has resigned. CEO Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai said the decision for Sir Gordon to step down as coach was made together. "Gordon's...
Silasila Samuelu, Sen. Fano Mitch Shimasaki, Rev. Elder Ioane Evagelia, FFAS President, Sen. Faiivae Iuli Alex Godinet, Sandra Fruean, Tausaili Ott and Amio Mavaega-Luvu.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sen. Faiivae Iuli Alex Godinet and his six-member executive committee were re-elected by the FFAS Congress to another four years on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. “On behalf of the executive committee, we would like to thank the FFAS Congress for placing your trust in us...
Frederick Mauigoa
Pullman, WASHINGTON — Washington State center Frederick Mauigoa on Saturday became the latest Cougar from American Samoa to earn his chance in the NFL. The four-year letter winner has agreed to a free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers. USAToday and the Spokesman-Review first reported...
 Carl J. Sagapolutele Floor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2020 Oceania U16 Women’s and Men’s Beach Handball Championships, scheduled for June 6th, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second postponement of the tournament, which was originally scheduled to take place in March in the Cook Islands The...
Palettes of N95 respirator masks are off-loaded from the New England Patriots football team's plane
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the coronavirus pandemic. He called on the New England Patriots. The team’s private plane landed in Boston from China on Thursday evening carrying more than a million masks critical to health...

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