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Fiji players and team staff
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Emerging gingerly from their homes in a nation under curfew, Fijians cheered, sang hymns and danced in the streets Wednesday to celebrate the victory of their rugby sevens team at the Tokyo Olympics. Fiji is battling a severe COVID-19 outbreak, with more than 25,000...
Tilali Scanlan
Tokyo, JAPAN — Not many people know what it takes to be an elite athlete, especially one that is homegrown in American Samoa.   We are all immensely proud of Tilali Scanlan for beating her Personal Best time in the 100m Breaststroke in the biggest pool in the world - THE OLYMPICS!! Her seat time...
Team American Samoa at Olympics
This photo taken in Tokyo, Japan and provided by the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) to the territory’s media, shows Team American Samoa — with athletes and officials — meeting at the start of the Tokyo Olympics for their prayer group. ASNOC President Ed Imo spoke to the group,...
Tilali Scalan and Micah Masei
Olympic Village, JAPAN — America Samoa Olympic swimmers Tilali Scalan and Micah Masei “are your Team ASA swimmers for the 2020(one) Tokyo Olympic Games” which officially opens July 23rd after it was postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Talofa lava Amerika Samoa, friends, family,...
security guard tackles the fan
Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND — The Manu Samoa had just officially qualified to take part in the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi rugby team 37-15 in Hamilton last Saturday night when a seemingly rogue rugby fan storms on to the pitch, a security guard sprints towards him and brings...
Johnny Weissmuller, left, and Duke Kahanamoku
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — For some Native Hawaiians, surfing’s Olympic debut is both a celebration of a cultural touchstone invented by their ancestors, and an extension of the racial indignities seared into the history of the game and their homeland. The Tokyo Summer Games, which open July 23,...
Samoa celebrates a try against Tonga.
Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND — Samoa has qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga 37-15 in Kirikiriroa Hamilton yesterday (Saturday Samoa time). The Manu led by 20 points early in the second half but withstood a determined 'Ikale Tahi comeback to prevail 79-28 on aggregate over two legs...
Justin Su’a, Melissa Su'a and children Jarom, Mya, and Eliana
Denver, COLORADO — Justin Su’a of the Tampa Bay Rays has been invited to serve on the coaching staff for the American League All-Star team at the 2021 MLB All-Star game in Denver, CO. After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, Major League Baseball is bringing the mid-season classic back to...
Center Henry Taefu scores a try
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Center Henry Taefu scored a try among 20 points as Samoa beat Tonga 42-13 on Saturday in the first match of a two-leg Rugby World Cup qualifying series. Taefu, who plays for the Perth-based Western Force in Super Rugby Australia, kicked two penalties to give Samoa a 6-3...
Little League TeeBall players with coach Paul Cassens-Hunkin
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the excitement for little league baseball and softball growing in American Samoa, recent baseball alumni are adding to the buzz and optimism for the future of the sport. Little league and Community Empowerment Organization president, Saipai Cassens and her team,...

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