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Soccer-Brighton strike late to knock holders Liverpool out of FA Cup

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) -Holders Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup after losing 2-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion in the fourth round on Sunday as Kaoru Mitoma struck a late winner, before fifth-tier...

Soccer-Dortmund make it three out of three this year with 2-0 win over Leverkusen

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Reuters) -Borussia Dortmund cruised past hosts Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 on Sunday for their third win in three league matches since the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break, climbing to within three points of the top spot. Goals from Karim Adeyemi and a second half own goal from Edmond Tapsoba gave Dortmund a comfortable...

Suva gears up for volleyball event

Preparation for the Hot Bread Kitchen Vulaca Championship has been intense for the Suva Volleyball Association. Team official Jone Baleilomaloma said their final four teams’ training had been intense. “We have set our criteria and standard towards the national level and we want our players to adhere to those criteria which they have done,” he...

Raiwai ready for Vulaca

The Raiwai Volleyball Association is on track with its training as they prepare for the Vulaca Championship on Thursday and Friday. President Jim Rosse said they would be fielding six teams and they had to keep up with what the coaching panel had required of them. “Training has been intense as the competition dates are...

Police on a mission

The Police teams are on a mission to keep lifting their performance at the 36th Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s this weekend. The men in blue which recently won the 1st Fiji Bitter Welagi 7s two weeks ago know what is expected from them when they march into Prince Charles Park in Nadi. Coach Sale Tubuna...

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy attacks effort to allow Russia back at Olympics

(Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that allowing Russia to compete at the 2024 Paris Games was tantamount to showing that “terror is somehow acceptable”. “Attempts by the International Olympic Committee to bring Russian athletes back into the Olympic Games are attempts to tell the whole world that terror is somehow acceptable,”...

Soccer-Lazio lose ground after 1-1 draw with Fiorentina

(Reuters) – Lazio missed the chance to move up to second in Serie A when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Fiorentina at home on Sunday. Maurizio Sarri’s side are now in third place with 38 points, 12 behind leaders Napoli who were playing later on Sunday. Fiorentina are 12th with 24 points....

Kado dedicates win to daughters

First-time bodybuilder Cecilia Kado was crowned Mrs 2022 Fiji Bodybuilding championship last night. The mother of two dedicated her win to her young daughters. She said she was always health cautious and kept proper care of her health and physical condition. “I have two very young children and they are my main motivation,” she said....

Koroi reclaims Mr Fiji title

Onisivoro Koroi reclaimed the Mr Fiji title at the Mr & Mrs Fiji Bodybuilding Championship 2022 on Saturday. The Mokani Tailevu gentleman said he had been part of the sport all of his life and to win the title is a big achievement. He has won the title five times. “Despite the cancellation of the...

Cleary’s place to escape

Some people use sports as a way out and as for Baszil Cleary, after going through a lot of depression, has a change of heart. He used bodybuilding to forget all that was in his mind and start to venture into a new journey. Bodybuilding has moulded him to be confident. Cleary was the youngest...

Weak defence costs 7s team

The Fiji Airways Men’s 7s team were weak in defense that cost them the semi-final match against South Africa 31-12 in Sydney. Fiji had an early advantage but opted for a scrum which they failed to win and South Africa capitalized on that resulting a converted try. Leading 7-0, Fiji again failed to showcase their...

Small things count in 7s – Tubuna: Team needs to pay attention on certain areas

The Fiji 7s men’s team needs to pay attention to small things as it counts and lack of preparation was the downfall of the Fiji Airways Fiji 7s men’s team at the Sydney 7s yesterday, says Police head coach Sale Tubuna . The dream of defending the title was crushed when they tumbled out in...

Tennis-Emotionally drained Djokovic savours happy end to difficult fortnight

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic said shedding tears in his players’ box following victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final on Sunday was the result of an emotional collapse following his huge display of mental strength in a challenging fortnight. Djokovic overcame Tsitsipas 6-3 7-6(4) 7-6(5) in a repeat of their 2021 French...

It’s a blackwash: New Zealand women and men do the double at Sydney Sevens

Anything the New Zealand rugby sevens women can do, well, the Kiwi men can manage just as impressively. That was the case at least in the Sydney leg of the world series at Allianz Stadium on Sunday night as the Black Ferns women and New Zealand men made it a memorable Kiwi double with dominant...

Emotional Djokovic hails biggest victory of his life

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic said his win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s Australian Open final was the “biggest victory” of his career, as he claimed his 22nd Grand Slam title and won back the hearts of the home fans a year after being deported from the country. Having arrived in Australia unvaccinated 12 months...

29th January

Sydney 7s: Fiji wins bronze

The Fiji Airways men’s 7s team finished in third place and took out the bronze medal at the Sydney 7s after a convincing win over France, 29-5. Fiji led at halftime 17-5, with two tries to Iowane Teba and one through Vuiviawa Naduvalo. This was despite France scoring the first try in the first half...

Sydney 7s: Fiji men’s side lose to South Africa in Cup semis

The Fiji Airways men’s 7s team has been bundled out of the Cup competition at the Sydney 7s after being defeated by a determined South African side in the semi-final, 31-12. South Africa dominated possession in the first spell and had a comfortable lead going into half-time, 17-0. Iowane Teba and Vuiviawa Naduvalo scored Fiji’s...

Under the spotlight – Korovulavula questions recruitment process

PAULINI CURUQARA and MELI LADDPETER Former Fiji Pearls assistant coach Filomena Korovulavula says the national side is not ready to play in the Netball World Cup. The World Cup will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from July 28 to August 6. Korovulavula claimed there was a lack of consistency, support and training for...

Yavala commends young bodybuilders

Fiji Bodybuilders and Fitness Federation vice-president is happy with the performance of young builders in the Mr & Mrs Fiji Bodybuilding Championship 2022. Ratu Meli Yavala Navutovuto said it was good to see young people taking part in this sport. Despite the competition being canceled last year it did not dampen the spirit of these...

Tazim gives back

The Vatuwaqa Rugby Club and Flick Hygiene continued their seven year relationship yesterday. The club was grateful to businessman Mohammed Tazim for sponsoring their rugby kits. Tazim owns Flick Hygiene and said it was all about giving back to the community where he grew up. “I know how difficult it is for the players to...

Fijiana needs to play smart

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s team will need to play smart if they want to win the Sydney 7s. Coach Saiasi Fuli said since they were in one of the toughest pool they need to work hard to get to the top. “We are prepared well mentally during the week,” he said. “We know that...

Coach hails reps urgency

Head coach Ben Gollings says the players are well under control after a successful three win at the Sydney 7s. The Fiji Airways-sponosored 7s team beat Tonga 52- 7, Japan 54-0 and France 19-12 yesterday. Gollings said they had to set their benchmark against Tonga and Japan and it has been a good start. “It...

Vakacegu says it ‘worth the travel’

Traveling all the way down from Suva to Nadi to watch the Swire Shipping Drua take on the Melbourn Rebels at the Prince Charles Park was worth it, says Vesidrau Vakacegu. The 44-year-old said the four-hour bus ride was worth it and gave his praises to the Drua for a thrilling game. “It was such...

Foote recalls first visit

Melbourne Rebels coach Kevin Foote clearly remembers the last time he came to Fiji in 2017. Coaching Perth Spirit during the National Rugby Championship (NRC, Foote and his boys came to Suva and were met by a hostile crowd and humid weather they were not use to. They lost that day 5-41 to the Fijian...

Drua thrashes Rebels

The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua showed glimpses of what fans can expect during the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific competition after beating the Melbourne Rebels 24-0 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Played in four 20-minute quarters and an unlimited interchange, the Drua crossed over for four tries to Tuidraki Samusamuvodre, Kitione Salawa,...

Sabalenka overpowers Rybakina for first Grand Slam win at Australian Open

By Shrivathsa Sridhar MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Aryna Sabalenka tamed her nerves to blast her way to a maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, with a 4-6 6-3 6-4 win over Kazakh 22nd seed Elena Rybakina on Saturday in a thrilling final featuring two power-hitters in the women’s game. Sabalenka’s 11th straight win of the...

28th January

Sydney 7s: Fiji books semi-final spot against South Africa

The Fiji Airways men’s 7s team have booked a spot in the cup semifinals after defeating Great Britain 26-14 at the Sydney 7s. Fiji’s tries came from Viwa Naduvalo, Josua Vakurunabili,  Waisea Nacuqu and Manueli Maisamoa. Fiji who led 19-7 at the breather only missed one conversion. The Fijians will now meet South Africa in the...

Drua defeat Rebels in trial match

The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua beat the Melbourne Rebels 24-0 at Prince Charles Park in Nadi in their pre-season trial match this afternoon. The hosts scored four tries against the visitors. At halftime both team were locked at nil-all. Drua coach Mick Barne was able to test his combinations before their Shop N Save Super...

Bodybuilders set to show muscles

Fiji Bodybuilding Federation will be hosting the 2023 Mr and Mrs Fiji competition at the Civic Centre at 5pm today. Vice-president for Fiji Bodybuilding Federation Meli Yavala, made this known during a weighing in session for competitors in Suva yesterday. “So we’re just taking the competitors’ weight to see who will be in what category,”...

Netball Fiji receives $35k

The signing of a sponsorship agreement and the handing over of a $35,000 cheque from Vinod Patel to Netball Fiji was a timely occasion, says Netball Fiji CEO Vivan Koster. “Since it’s a World Cup year, our players will be training very hard and preparing for the tournament that will be held in South Africa,”...

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