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CNMI forms Pacific Mini Games Committee

The Northern Marianas has started prepping for the 2022 Pacific Mini Games after forming an organising committee led by outgoing lawmaker Marco Peter. Peter represented the CNMI in the Pacific Games Council meeting in Samoa...

26th November

Tennis Auckland to dip into reserves as $1 million lost by not having ASB Classic

Tennis Auckland chairman Simon Vannini believes the region can make it through the year without too much disruption, despite the $1 million lost from no ASB Classic. The WTA and ATP tournaments each January props up Tennis Auckland and makes it the most powerful of the six tennis regions. But the cancellation of this summer’s...

25th November

Injury rules Black Caps bowlers out of West Indies tests

Black Caps all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has been ruled out of the upcoming test series against the West Indies due to bone bruising in his right-foot. He’s been replaced by Daryl Mitchell. Spinner Ajaz Patel’s left calf tear has improved, but not enough to be available for the first Test starting next Thursday in Hamilton,...

24th November

Harbour Breeze hold out Otago Gold Rush to go two from two in women’s NBL

The Harbour Breeze made it two from two in the Sal’s NBL 18IN18 after beating the Otago Gold Rush 58-47 on Monday. It was a far from convincing performance, but the win means the Breeze join the Auckland Dream at the top of the ladder, both teams with a 2-0 record. On a night when...

SPCA joins calls for greyhound racing to be banned after five deaths in five weeks

The SPCA has joined calls for greyhound racing to be banned following the death of five dogs in five weeks. It comes as the Greyhound Protection League, alongside animal rights charity Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE), has created a petition to ban the sport. The petition calls for all dogs that have been bred for...

Man City must be careful in managing Aguero, says Guardiola

(Reuters) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has acknowledged Sergio Aguero’s importance to the team but says he will not rush the Argentine striker back into action. Aguero injured his hamstring in City’s 1-1 Premier League draw at West Ham United last month, only a week after making his first start of the season following...

Medvedev storms back to beat Thiem and claim ATP Finals title

LONDON (Reuters) – Daniil Medvedev barged to the head of the queue of young pretenders as the Russian captured the biggest title of his career by beating Dominic Thiem 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4 in an absorbing climax to London’s last ATP Finals on Sunday. Thiem was on course to become the first Austrian to win the...

Streb beats Kisner in playoff to win RSM Classic

(Reuters) – Robert Streb birdied the second playoff hole to beat Kevin Kisner and win the RSM Classic on Sunday in a battle of past champions at Georgia’s Sea Island Golf Club. Streb, who claimed his only PGA Tour title at the RSM Classic in 2014, returned to the winner’s circle in spectacular style as...

23rd November

Swimming: Dressel and Peaty smash own world records at ISL finals

(Reuters) – World and Olympic champions Caeleb Dressel and Adam Peaty smashed their own short course world records on the final day of the International Swimming League (ISL) season in Budapest on Sunday. American Dressel, who last Monday became the first man to swim the 100m Individual Medley in under 50 seconds, sliced a further...

Setback for Pakistan ahead of NZ tour

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman has been ruled out of their upcoming tour to New Zealand after developing Covid-19 like symptoms. The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced Fakhar is suffering from fever and has not recovered in time for the squad’s departure to New Zealand. “Fakhar’s covid test report was received on Saturday which came out...

Koolhof and Mektic claim ATP Finals doubles title

LONDON (Reuters) – Dutch-Croatian duo Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic claimed their first title together by winning the ATP Finals on Sunday, edging Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2 3-6 10-5. The fifth seeds, in their maiden season together, had lost in their other two finals, including at the U.S. Open, but it proved a...

New dates for Parker-Fa fight

The fight between New Zealand heavyweight boxers Joseph Parker and Junior Fa will now take place in late February or early March. The original fight was due to be held on December 12th but was postponed last week because of an illness to Fa that will see him undergo surgey tomorrow. Fa though expects to...

Pacific Mini Games postponed for a year

SAIPAN, 23 NOVEMBER 2020 (MARIANAS VARIETY) – Amid countless setbacks, the latest of which being the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pacific Mini Games that were supposed to be held on Saipan in June 2021 have been postponed for a year, Pacific Games Council chief executive officer Andrew Minogue told the Northern Marianas Sports Association last Thursday....

22nd November

America’s Cup: December warm-up regatta will be real deal, say arch rivals

America’s Cup rivals Peter Burling and Sir Ben Ainslie have refuted suggestions teams will be sandbagging at December’s warm-up regatta, insisting the racing will be fair-dinkum. While some of the latest foils might be kept dry for the real action in Auckland from January to March, the competitive instincts of the world’s best sailors on...

20th November

Champion Ravudi calls for challengers

World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Asia Pacific super welterweight champion Jese Ravudi is calling for challengers locally and abroad for his newly acclaimed belt. Ravudi is the inaugural keeper of the title after beating Ronald Naidu in the Kiran Boxing Promotion program at Prince Charles Park in Nadi last Saturday. “I thank God for giving me...

Blues on track in Sukuna Bowl cricket

Police’s bid to put to bed a 10-year Sukuna Bowl cricket drought began on a grand note with the self-labelled underdogs raking in 299 runs in their 50 overs against Army in the first innings at Albert Park yesterday. “Our players came through with confidence and they displayed themselves outstandingly on the pitch,” said team...

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