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Miller scores in OT to lift Canucks past Sabres

J.T. Miller scored a power play goal with 1:39 remaining in overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a wild 6-5 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. With Henri Jokiharju in the box...

Reports: Nationals re-sign INF Kendrick to one-year deal

THE Washington Nationals have reached a one-year deal with infielder Howie Kendrick, bringing back the postseason hero for another season, according to multiple reports. Kendrick will return to the World Series champions for $6.25 million with a mutual option for 2021. Kendrick hit a grand slam in the 10th inning of the deciding Game 5...

South Africa crowned men’s champions in Dubai

South Africa ended a run of three defeats against New Zealand to win a seventh Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens title at 7he Sevens Stadium on Saturday. The first Cup final meeting between the two nations since South Africa triumphed 24-12 in the desert back in 2017, looked to be heading for a scoreless first...

Waratahs in race for Nakarawa after Fijian star gets sacked by Racing Metro

BRILLIANT Fijian star Leone Nakawara could be a shock signing by the Waratahs for the 2020 season after the skilful lock was sacked by Racing 92 for returning late from the Rugby World Cup. Nakawara, who was a member of the Fijian gold-medal-winning sevens team in Rio in 2016, got back to Paris two weeks...

Valesu rues 7s play

FORMER Fiji 7s halfback Apenisa Valesu says discipline and missed tackles was the cause of Fiji’s early exit during the opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series which has resulted in our 7s gladiators missing out on a cup quarterfinal spot in Dubai for the first time in 21 years. “It isn’t the...

Anthony Joshua regains heavyweight titles with classy points win over Andy Ruiz Jr

ANTHONY Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision to regain his unified heavyweight world titles on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia. Following the Mexican-American’s stunning upset on June 1 in New York, the Brit activated an immediate rematch clause and boxed beautifully from start to finish in a masterclass performance to win back his...

Reports: Nationals re-sign INF Kendrick to one-year deal

The Washington Nationals have reached a one-year deal with infielder Howie Kendrick, bringing back the postseason hero for another season, according to multiple reports. Kendrick will return to the World Series champions for $6.25 million with a mutual option for 2021. Kendrick hit a grand slam in the 10th inning of the deciding Game 5...

Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki said on Friday she will retire from tennis after January’s Australian Open — the venue of her sole Grand Slam triumph. The 29-year-old, who triumphed in Melbourne last year, said her retirement had nothing to do with her health and that she wanted to accomplish more...

Joshua lightens the load as Ruiz Jr piles on the pounds

(Reuters) – Lean-looking British challenger Anthony Joshua weighed in more than three stones lighter than world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of their title rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Joshua hit the scales at 16 stones and 13 pounds (107.5kg), the former champion’s lightest ever weight for a world title fight, at the...

7th December

Netball tournament cancelled

THE most awaited Grasshoppers Netball Tournament has been cancelled due to the measles outbreak here in the country. According to their Facebook page they have taken the rare move of postponing the tournament next week till further notice, amid health concerns relating to the measles outbreak here in the Pacific. This is a directive forwarded...

Grandma flies from Fiji to watch ATK star Roy Krishna play for the first time

WHEN Roy Krishna scored his two goals against Jamshedpur last month, he did so in front of a special visitor. Krishna’s 74-year-old grandmother Tai Amma was in attendance at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. She made the long journey from Labasa to watch the former Wellington Phoenix star play for his new club, Indian Super League...

Times support races

FIJI’S top selling newspaper The Fiji Times has continued its support of the annual Sabeto Races. The company has again signed up as the naming rights sponsors of the 2020 Sabeto Races. The Fiji Times Sabeto Races will be held on Saturday June 27, 2020 at the Aviva Farms, Sabeto, Nadi. The Fiji Times Ltd...

Fiji bows out of Dubai 7s cup competition

DESPITE the 24-14 win against France in their last pool game at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Dubai 7s tournament, the Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team failed to progress to the cup quarterfinal stage with France and Argentina going forward from Pool A. A derelict performance filled with indiscipline from Fiji saw them loss...

Motor racing: F1 waves chequered flag for tradition over technology

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s governing body has ruled for tradition over technology when it comes to deciding the official end of a grand prix. The FIA said in a statement after a World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris that the waved chequered flag would be reinstated next season as the “definitive end-of-race signal”....

Olympics: FIFA’s Infantino proposed as IOC member, but not Coe – Bach

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been proposed for International Olympic Committee membership, but World Athletics head Sebastian Coe will have to wait due to a conflict of interest, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Thursday. FIFA and World Athletics, the governing bodies of two of the biggest sports in the Olympics,...

Reed grabs outright lead in the Bahamas, Woods six back

(Reuters) – Patrick Reed held the outright lead after the second round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Thursday while tournament host Tiger Woods used a back-nine surge to match the day’s low score and remain six shots back. Former Masters champion Reed fired his second consecutive six-under-par 66 at the Albany...

Djokovic adds Adelaide event to Australian Open preparations

(Reuters) – World number two Novak Djokovic will play in the inaugural Adelaide International tennis competition in January ahead of his Australian Open title defense, tournament organizers said on Wednesday. Djokovic will start his competitive preparation for the new season at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi from Dec. 19-21, before representing Serbia...

Warren shares scoring wealth as Pacers halt Thunder

T.J. Warren scored 24 points to lead the Indianapolis Pacers to a 107-100 road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Warren was one of seven Pacers to finish in double figures. Balanced scoring has been a big factor in their recent success. While Warren’s scoring was a big help, his rebound in...

Carrasco, Donaldson named Comeback Players of Year

Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was named 2019 American League Comeback Player of the Year on Wednesday following his battle with cancer. Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson collected the award in the National League after missing most of the previous season with arm and calf injuries. Carrasco, 32, was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia...

Chadwick wants to help sweep away female stereotypes

LONDON (Reuters) – W Series winner Jamie Chadwick wants to help sweep away stereotypes about women racers in the virtual world as well as the real one. The 21-year-old Briton, inaugural champion in the all-female series this year, is an active gamer who sees esports as another way to get more women into the male-dominated...

Carlson tallies twice as Capitals conquer Kings

John Carlson scored two goals, and Ilya Samsonov made 22 saves to lead the visiting Washington Capitals to their fifth straight victory, 3-1 over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. Tom Wilson also scored an empty-net goal for Washington, which improved to an NHL-best 13-2-1 on the road. The Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals now have...

6th December

Boxing: I will die trying to defend my title against Joshua, says Ruiz Jr

(Reuters) – World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr has said he fulfilled a lifelong dream when he triumphed over Britain’s Anthony Joshua in June and he would “die trying” to defend his belts in the title rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Mexican-American Ruiz produced one of boxing’s biggest upsets when he dethroned the previously...

Argentina stuns Fiji in Dubai

THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s side lost its second pool match 24-21 against Argentina at the Dubai 7s. Tries to Sevuloni Mocenacagi and Aminiasi Tuimaba saw Fiji leading 14-5 at half time. Vilimoni Botitu scored Fiji’s only try in the second spell. Botitu and Waisea Nacuqu were sin binned in the match. Fiji needs a...

Kenya’s Kipyegon ready for Olympic title defense after long absence

ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenya’s Olympic 1,500 meters champion Faith Kipyegon said on Thursday that winning a silver medal at this year’s World Championships in Doha after having a baby had motivated her to try to retain the Olympic title at Tokyo 2020. Kipyegon returned to competition this season after taking nearly two years off...

Suva loses second match

THE Suva Futsal side was thumped 10-1 by Kooline FC in its second match at the OFC Futsal Champions League in New Zealand today. Suva trailed 4-1 at the break. Suva’s lone goal was scored by Krishneel Singh. Suva lost its first match to D’York Street 4-1 yesterday.  

Momi receives new uniform from Maika Sivo

MOMI rugby sevens team was boosted with a new pair of uniform donated by NRL’s top try scorer Maika Sivo. Sivo who hails from Momi village in Nadroga, returned to Australia last week after he visited his relatives and surprising his brothers with their new set of jersey. Momi team captain Kitione Nasavuilagi thanked Sivo...

Holiday Skills Camp underway for elite players

MORE than 70 players who were selected from the Deans competition and the Vodafone Kaji competition were part of the Fiji Rugby Union Holiday Skills Camp which will continue throughout the holiday season. Speaking at the training grounds earlier today,  Elite Player Pathway Academy manager Bill Gadolo said there was an abundance of talented young...

NRL announces key rule changes for 2020

The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) has approved a number of key changes ahead of the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership. The rule and operational changes are as follows: ·         a 20/40 rule will be introduced in addition to the existing 40/20 rule; ·         the “mutual infringement” law will be amended, allowing the referee to replay...

Ultimate Fiji Soccer Cup set for finals

GAMES were spread from Nadi to Ba on day five of the Ultimate Fiji Soccer Cup on a day which determined the finals for the development and junior age groups. In the boys development division, Ba toppled Lautoka 2-1 to finish top of the group with 11 points. Lautoka finished second on five points meaning...

Suva Futsal loses first match

SUVA started brightly in the second match of the day, dominating possession and creating scoring opportunities. D’York however, grew into the game and they were rewarded for their endeavours with a late first half strike courtesy of Aubert Tales. The Fijians replied quickly in the second period through a great team goal finished by Deepal...

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