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Pacific Games: Boost for Team Fiji

MOTIBHAI & Company Limited delivered an added boost for Team Fiji to 2019 Pacific Games in the supplying of REXONA deodorant and antiperspirant supplies for the team ahead of the games next month at the...

Tourists get a taste of Fijian bowling hospitality

TOURISTS from the MV Pacific Aria cruise ship were hosted to a bowling match at the Suva Bowling Club by the Suva Bowls Association. The cruiseliner arrived into the Suva Port earlier yesterday morning. Tour director John Graham said it was the second for bowlers to be hosted in Fiji. “We came over two years...

Pars the stars as Woodland keeps U.S. Open lead

PEBBLE BEACH, CA. (Reuters) – Usually birdies and bogeys are the focal point of any round but for Gary Woodland it was pars that provided the highlights on Saturday, sending him into the final round of the U.S. Open with a one shot lead. Woodland’s two-under 69 featured three birdies and a lone bogey but...

Rabat organizers made it impossible for Semenya to race, says legal team

(Reuters) – The Moroccan Athletics Federation made it “impossible” for Caster Semenya to compete at the Rabat Diamond League meeting on Sunday because of the lateness of a re-invitation, the South African athlete’s legal team said on Saturday. Semenya, the double Olympic 800 meters champion, never declined an invitation to run in the Rabat 800m,...

WTA roundup: Bertens to face Riske in Libema final

Top-seeded Kiki Bertens will play for her third title of the season after dispatching Kazakhstan qualifier Elena Rybakina in the semifinals of Libema Open at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Bertens thrived on the court in her home country as she recorded five aces while posting the 6-4, 6-4 win over Rybakina. Bertens will play Alison Riske in...

16th June

Pacific Games: Touch rugby names final team

TOUCH Rugby Fiji has named their final team to the Pacific Games in Apia Samoa next month. The 28-member team will be making a comeback to the games after missing two outings. Mens Open: Gerard Young, Keith Nauluvula, Savenaca Vocea, Semisi Rareba, Robert Chan, Roko Richard Rabici, Rusiate Uluimoala, John Sade, Ro Veceli Mataitini, Jalesi...

Fiji women’s hockey goes down to Poland in first pool match

THE Fiji Women’s Hockey team lost out in their first pool match against Poland at the International Hockey Federation series in Hiroshima, Japan. The team suffered a 6-0 loss with a steady nil-all at half time. Poland is currently ranked 23 while Fiji is ranked 44 in the World Women’s table ranking. Their next match...

Special fun day

THE Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) launched the Olympic Day week celebrations in Lautoka yesterday with a theme of “move, learn and discover fun day” for people with disabilities and their families. FASANOC chief executive officer Lorraine Mar said in the past two weeks their team had gone out to special...

15th June

Naseruvati: We will give our best

NATIONAL rep Semesa Naiseruvati is the lone surviving member of the Fiji team that won the triples gold medal during the 2011 Asia Pacific Championship in Adelaide, Australia. That team included Dan Lum On and Samuela Tui upsetting New Zealand in the semi-final and Australia in the final to create history. This time Naiseruvati will...

Boost for athletes to the Pacific Games

TEAM Fiji’s Coca-Cola Games athletes to the 2019 Pacific Games received an added boost for their preparations to the tune of $12,000 from partners Coca Cola Amatil yesterday at their head office in Laucala Bay. Coca-Cola Amatil general manager Roger Hare said it was a proud day for not only for the organisation but also...

Skipper cries foul

FIJI might be on its way to lose another gold medal prospect after the national Indoor Volleyball team has been told by Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) that they have been dropped from Team Fiji to the Apia, Samoa Pacific Games next month. Speaking on behalf of the players, men’s team...

14th June

Raptors wins first NBA championship

THE Toronto Raptors have won their first NBA championship after beating the Golden State Warriors in game six of the NBA finals this afternoon. The Raptors won the match 114-110. They claim the seven game series 4-2.Kyle Lowry leadthe charge in game six with 26 points and 10 assists. The game came right down to...

Fiji bowlers on a mission

SEVEN of the country’s top bowlers leave our shores today as they prepare ahead of the 2019 Asia Pacific Championship which will be held on June 18 to 28 in Australia. The championship will also be a preparation arena for the team as they will be jetting off to Samoa a few days after the...

One aim in mind

LITIA Tikoisuva has only one aim for the 2019 Asia Pacific Championship and that is to try and qualify for the World Bowls Championship next year. Tikoisuva is one of the most experienced bowlers in the country and has represented Fiji for more than 20 years. “The Asia Pacific Championship is very important for me...

Suspects offered $8,000 to kill baseball’s David Ortiz

SANTA DOMINGO (Reuters) – The alleged shooter of David Ortiz has been arrested along with four others in a group offered nearly $8,000 to kill the former Boston Red Sox star at a Dominican Republic bar, authorities said on Wednesday. The arrests came as Ortiz, 43, recovered in a Boston hospital following a second round...

13th June

Basketball braces for tough campaign in Apia

FIJI men’s basketball team will not have an easy run in their games at the Pacific Games in Samoa as they are pooled with the toughest teams in the Pacific. After the release of the pool draws a few weeks ago, it has been confirmed that Fiji will be battling against Papua New Guinea, Solomon...

Fiji cricket needs more playing exposure

FIJI Cricket under-19 needs more exposure of playing cricket matches locally which will help build up their skills and confidence. East Asia Pacific development officer Toby Cohen made the comments after the Fijian team lost out on a chance to qualify for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. “They need to make every opportunity to...

12th June

Veterans pitch in to revive golf in Nadi

A GROUP of veteran golfers are planning to revive the sport at the Nadi Airport Golf Club course at New Town. Led by former president of the club Chandra Segran Pillay, golfers including captain Ambhika Prasad, Balram Kistaya and Vinod Chauhan are keen to get the course back to playable condition and tee off with...

Actor Young to compete in Suva race

ACTOR Matt Young believes staying fit is a profitable commodity and contributes to a person’s capabilities in being more active in their career. “As a professional actor in film and television, my fitness and health are profitable commodities. Days on a film set are often 10-12 hour days 5 or 6 days a week,” Young...

Run for kids

FIJI Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) in conjunction with Save the Children Fiji and Damodar Group of Companies is organising the Olympic Day Fun Run as part of the celebration of the founding of the Olympic Movement. The Olympic Day Fun Run is billed to be held on June 29 starting from...

Big guns could be spiked at wide-open U.S. Open

(Reuters) – A premium iron player will likely win this week’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where Zach Johnson has almost as good a chance of prevailing as Dustin Johnson in the third major championship of the year. Brooks Koepka deserves his billing as championship favorite, with Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson right behind him,...

Woods primed for return to site of greatest performance

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods returns to the scene of his greatest performance for this week’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, no longer necessarily the man to beat but a definite threat to win his 16th major title. Woods’ form at the recent Memorial tournament, where he tied for ninth, combined with his love for and...

Venus Williams to make Birmingham debut

PARIS (Reuters) – Five-times Wimbledon champion Venus Williams will play in the Birmingham grasscourt event later this month after accepting a wildcard. The American, 38, has never played in the competition before but will join French Open champion Ashleigh Barty and world number one Naomi Osaka in the draw as the build-up to Wimbledon continues....

Golden trio tightening grip on men’s game

LONDON (Reuters) – It has been more than 15 years since Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic began their collection of Grand Slam titles and the bad news for anyone eyeing tennis’s big prizes is their stranglehold on men’s tennis is as tight as ever. Nadal, a few days after turning 33, proved unstoppable...

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