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19th February

Split with Bajin not over money: Osaka

(Reuters) – World number one Naomi Osaka was adamant that her shock split with coach Sascha Bajin had nothing to do with money but it was because she was determined that her career would not...

18th February

AFL takes Fiji by storm

A NEW sport is taking the country by storm with many aspiring players trying out the new sport. And the recent selection of three locals to play Aussie Rules Football in Australia has inspired local players to showcase their talents in the sport. Early this year three boys in the Western Division were recruited to...

Khan wins 100m, surprises many

FORMER Marist Brothers High School student Jeremaiah Khan won the senior boys 100 metres event clocking 11.06 seconds during the Gospel High School inter-house competition. The 18-year-old blue ribbon champion took the teachers and athletes by surprise with his blistering speed winning gold for his house in the 100 metres and helped his team win...

Ethiopia’s Tefera breaks world indoor 1,500m record

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera outduelled compatriot Yomif Kejelcha to break the world indoor 1,500 metres record in Birmingham on Saturday. Tefera, 19, clocked three minutes, 31.04 seconds at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting to take down Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj’s 1997 record of 3:31.18. It came on the same Birmingham...

Cricket – Farbrace to step down as England assistant coach for Warwickshire role

(Reuters) – England assistant coach Paul Farbrace is to leave his role at the end of the ongoing tour of West Indies to join county side Warwickshire as sport director, England’s cricket board (ECB) said on Saturday. Farbrace, 51, has been an influential figure since joining the backroom staff in 2014 and was set to...

17th February

Thomas, Scott lead at rainy Genesis Open

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Justin Thomas and Adam Scott were tied for the lead at 10-under par in the second round of the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open on Friday when play was suspended at Riviera due to another day of heavy rain. With no player able to complete the first round on Thursday due to...

U.S. quarterback Kaepernick settles grievance case with NFL

(Reuters) – Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a national debate when he protested against racial injustice by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem, has resolved a pending grievance with the league, the two sides said on Friday. The attorney for Kaepernick, who filed the grievance in October 2017, and the league said in...

NBA, U.S. Tennis, Sky, urge U.S. action on alleged Saudi TV piracy

DOHA (Reuters) – A group of sports bodies and broadcasters including the U.S. National Basketball Association, U.S. Tennis Association and Sky has called for the United States to add Saudi Arabia to its “priority watch list” over alleged TV piracy, filings show. The filings, made this week with the office of the United States Trade...

LDS College plans strong presence at zone meet

THE Fiji LDS Church College is planning a strong presence at the coming Suva Zone One athletics competition after the school’s inter-house competition on Friday. School teacher Malcolm Williams said compared with the previous years, the number of athletes had increased which was a good sign for the school. “Our inter-house competition started last Monday...

ACS Inter-house: Naibena surprises field

VILORINA Naibena of Kakala House turned heads at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday when she beat Coca-Cola Games gold medallist Ana Kaitoga in the inter-girls 400 metre final. The Namosi lass said she was happy with the win and was aiming for three gold medals at the Coca-Cola Games. “I am so proud of...

ACS has the ability to defend Games title: Kaloucava

FORMER Adi Cakobau School (ACS) sprint queen Ana Kaloucava is confident the school has the ability to successfully defend its Coca-Cola Games title this year. The former head girl of the school was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the school’s inter-house competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday. “I believe the...

Kakala reigns in ACS challenge

KAKALA House is the new champion of the Adi Cakobau School inter-house competition after winning 18 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze medals at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva yesterday. Former champion Uci House grabbed 14 gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze to finish in second place, while in third place was Lagakali...

Fiji lawn bowling team holds second trials

THE Fiji lawn bowling team had their second trials on Friday and yesterday in preparation for the regional competition in the next three months. The first trial was held last month in Nadi with the second one at the Suva Bowling club. A total of 13 players will battle for the top 10 spots in...

Kuchar apologises to caddie over pay dispute

(Reuters) – Matt Kuchar apologised to caddie David Ortiz on Friday and said he will pay him the amount he asked for after Ortiz criticized the golfer for giving him only $5,000 of the nearly $1.3 million (1.01 million pounds) he earned by winning the Mayakoba Classic in November. Earlier this week Kuchar shrugged off...

Ex-Windies star Bishop defends suspended Gabriel, says education a better option

(Reuters) – The punishment handed Shannon Gabriel for a gay slur directed at Joe Root was a little harsh, says former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop, who at the same time acknowledged the fast bowler erred in his choice of words directed at the England captain. Gabriel was suspended for the West Indies’ four upcoming...

South Africa on course for test win against Sri Lanka

DURBAN (Reuters) – Debutant spinner Lasith Embuldeniya took five wickets as Sri Lanka produced a strong fightback with the ball on day three of the first test, but hosts South Africa remained on course for victory at the close at Kingsmead on Friday. Set a target of 304 to win, Sri Lanka were 83 for...

16th February

Tiger will win a major in 2019 says Feherty

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods will build off the momentum he generated in his comeback season from spinal fusion surgery and inch closer to the all-time record of 18 major victories, according to former Ryder Cup player and TV analyst David Feherty. Woods silenced even his harshest critics when he earned what some consider to be...

Cricket – India pick Pant ahead of Karthik, Rahul recalled

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Dinesh Karthik’s World Cup hopes suffered a blow on Friday after India named Rishabh Pant as the second wicketkeeper for next month’s home one-day series against Australia. With Mahendra Singh Dhoni assured of his place behind the stumps, 33-year-old Karthik has been optimistic of securing a back-up role having also transformed himself...

Kakala House wins ACS inter-house competition

KAKALA House is the new champion of the Adi Cakobau School Inter-house competition obtaining  18 gold medals, 14 silver and 12 bronze. Last year’s winner Uci House settled in second place with 14 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze medals. Lagakali House took third place with 9 gold, 12 silver and 6 bronze, while Mokosoi...

Youths compete at inaugural Burekalou volleyball tournament

SIX volleyball teams are battling it out in the inaugural Burekalou Youth Volleyball tournament currently being held at the Burekalou grounds at Lami Village. This is an initiative to try and bring youths together. “This village has provided national rugby reps like the late Joe Bale, Aporosa Dauvucu and his nephew Kini Murimurivalu. While not...

ACS Inter-house: Vakaloloma confident to win gold at Fiji finals

ADI Cakobau School 100m sprint queen Jessie Vakaloloma is confident of securing a gold medal for Adi Cakobau School in the upcoming secondary schools finals. Vakaloloma won gold for Lagakali House in the 100m final at the Adi Cakobau Inter-house competition at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva. “I am proud to win the...

ACS Inter-house: Kakala House takes the lead

KAKALA House has now taken the lead with 9 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze. Uci House has moved down to second place with 7 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze. In third place is Lagakali House with 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze. In fourth place is Mokosoi with 1 gold, 8 silver...

ACS Inter-house: Uci House leads

UCI House is in the lead with 7 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze at the Adi Cakobau School Inter-house competition at the ANZ Stadium at Laucala Bay, Suva. In second place is Lagakali with 3 gold, 0 silver and 1 bronze. Kakala House is in third place with 3 gold, 2 silver and 4...

15th February

Vulaono aims for another medal at Coca-Cola games

LATTER Day Saints junior girl’s sprinter,  Sereana Vulaono is aiming for another medal for her school come the Suva zone 1 meet and the Coca-Cola Games in April. Vulaono won a silver medal last year for her school at the Fiji finals in the sub-junior grade coming in at second place behind Jasper Williams. Vulaono...

QVS inter-house: Verata house crowned new champions

VERATA House is the new champion at the Queen Victoria School (QVS) inter-house competition winning 16 gold, 16 silver and 16 bronze medals today. Defending champions Bau House settled for second position with 14 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze. Rewa house claimed third spot with 11 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze while Tovata...

QVS inter-house: Defending champs, Bau lead medal tally

DEFENDING champions Bau House is currently in the lead with 9 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze at the Queen Victoria School inter-house competition at Laucala Bay in Suva today. Verata house is in second place with 6 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze. In third place is Rewa house with 5 gold, 6 silver...

Prasad wants a golden finish

LONG-DISTANCE runner Ayush Jervis Prasad is confident of ending his high school career on a high note this year. The Year 13 student of Xavier College was in top form yesterday winning a gold medal in the 3000m. The win was a platform for his Monfort House in its quest to successfully defend the title...

In search for gold

DUDLEY High School’s fastest legs Josefa Rabili is running closer to his golden dream. That is to win a gold medal at the 2019 Coca-Cola Games. He clocked 11.83 seconds in the senior boys 100 metres final and 23.10sec in the 200m final during the school’s inter-house competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. “This...

Radrudru wants gold in the finals

BLUE Ribbon event winner for Ratu Kadavulevu School inter-house competition Kolinio Radrudru is eyeing gold at the upcoming Coca-Cola Games. The Nawaca, Bua lad won gold for Cakau House in the senior boys 100 metres event and was confident of scooping gold for his school in the annual schools games. “I am very happy with...

14th February

DHS inter-house: Cross house is the new champion

CROSS house is the new Dudley High School inter-house competition champion. The house won 27 gold medals, 33 silver and 28 bronze medals. Cargill house finished second with 24 gold medals, 17 silver and 16 bronze medals. Third is Hunt house with 19 gold medals, 18 silver and 20 bronze medals. Last year’s champion Baker...

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