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Taylor fears for triple jump as Diamond League changes

(Reuters) – As athletics’ Diamond League prepares to create a trimmer look for 2020, Christian Taylor worries about the future of the event in which he has won five gold medals. Speculation is rife, the...

ICC approves concussion substitutes in international cricket

(Reuters) – Men’s and women’s teams across all formats of international and first class cricket will be allowed to replace concussed players during matches following a two-year trial in the domestic game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said. The rule has been included in the governing body’s playing conditions and will be effective starting...

Struggling Tiger says ‘Father Time’ catching up with him

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – If Tiger Woods fans were hoping his Masters win in April marked a return to the days when he was a consistent threat at every major championship, then Thursday’s opening round of the British Open was a reality check. The 15-times major champion never looked comfortable as he shot a...

ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket over government interference

(Reuters) – Zimbabwe were suspended from the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday, with the world governing body saying the country’s cricket administration was not free from government interference. The ICC Board unanimously decided to freeze funding to national governing body Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and ban the southern African country’s teams from international events. “We...

2019 Pacific Games: Fiji women’s relay team defends sprint queen title

THE Fiji women’s 4x100m relay team defended their title as the sprint queens of the Pacific this evening at the 2019 Pacific Games at the Apia Park Stadium in Samoa. The quartet of Younis Bese, Elenani Tinai, Makereta Naulu and Heleina Young ran a  time of 45.76s to win gold. PNG won gold and Vanuatu...

2019 Pacific Games: Kaloucava wins silver, breaks national record

TEAM Fiji’s Ana Kaloucava not only won a silver medal at the XVI Pacific Games in Samoa but also set a national record this afternoon at the Apia Park Stadium in the women’s 400m hurdles. The former Adi Cakobau School student stopped the clock at 61.01s to break the old national record of 62.42s. Donna...

2019 Pacific Games: Second gold for ace shooter

FIJI’S ace shooter Glenn Kable bagged his second gold at the XVI Pacific Games in Samoa today. Kable collected a total of 299 points in the Down The Line (DTL) individual event ahead of arch rival and Samoan youngster Franco Caffarelli who settled for silver with 296 points. Tuanua Degage of Tahiti won bronze with...

2019 Pacific Games: Fiji wins bronze in triathlon

FIJI triathlon team bagged bronze this morning in the teams Aquathlon event. The team consists of three members that took part in the relay event- Sadie Pattie, Petero Manoa and Rhys Cheer. Tahiti won gold while silver went to New Caledonia.

Ewan takes Tour Stage 11, Alaphilippe retains yellow

Australian Caleb Ewan completed his set of grand tour stage victories when the pocket-sized sprinter pipped Dylan Groenewegen to the line to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France, a 167-km flat ride from Albi on Wednesday. The Lotto Soudal rider surged past Groenewegen in a mass sprint to prevail by a few...

Pain avoided, McDowell allows himself to dream a little

For months, Graeme McDowell was facing the unthinkable — that this week’s British Open, being held in his home town, would take place without him. Having slumped down the world rankings, falling outside the top 250 in the world this year, the 2010 U.S Open winner was facing a real battle to earn a spot....

Enraged Pinot ready to fight back on the Tour

Thibaut Pinot is ready to use his rage to surge back into contention on the Tour de France as the race heads to his favourite terrain, the mountains. The Frenchman was the best placed of the pre-race favourites on Monday when he was caught at the wrong end of a peloton split in crosswinds. He...

Rain sweeps in on final Open practice day at Portrush

The final day of practice before the British Open Championship at Royal Portrush was hit by steady rain on Wednesday, and forecasts are for showers on the first two days of competition. Strong sea breezes combined with the showers, ensuring the players got a taste of what they may come up against when play gets...

Roy set to make England test debut against Ireland

Opening batsman Jason Roy has been named in England’s test squad for the first time for the one-off match against Ireland starting at Lord’s next Wednesday. Roy racked up 443 runs in England’s triumphant 50-overs World Cup campaign, but is not a regular top-order batsman for Surrey in red-ball cricket. The 28-year-old is expected to...

18th July

Alfa Romeo F1 team appoint Monchaux as technical director

The Alfa Romeo Formula One team have appointed Jan Monchaux as technical director, replacing Ferrari-bound Simone Resta who leaves at the end of July. Monchaux is currently the Swiss-based team’s head of aerodynamics. The Frenchman joined last year from Audi Sport after a previous stint in Ferrari’s aerodynamics department. Alfa Romeo, previously Sauber, use Ferrari...

McIlroy sees Open as sign of Northern Ireland’s progress

For Rory McIlroy, Royal Portrush will always be the place where, at the age of 16, he broke the course record in stunning fashion, grabbing the attention of the golfing world. But while that round of 61 at the 2005 North of Ireland Championship was clearly a sign of the great things to come for...

Highfield moves to Asia

FORMER AFL development officer in Fiji Simon Highfield has been transferred to Asia to take up the role of development manager. He will start this new role on August 1. Simon started his journey in the South Pacific as an Australian Volunteer through Australian Volunteers Program with Solomon Islands Afl, then spending a further 2...

2019 Pacific Games: Another gold for Tabakaucoro

THE fastest man in the Pacific has done it again at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. It was a race to the finish line for Banuve Tabakaucoro and home crowd favorite Jeremy Dodson in the men’s 200m at Apia Park this evening. Tabakaucoro triumphed in the end edging Dodson at the tape in a...

2019 Pacific Games: Abariga wins bronze in Powerlifting

FIJI’S Sainimere Abariga won bronze at the Pacific Games Powerlifting Competition held at the Faleata Gym 1 in Samoa. Abariga settled for third place in the 63kg women’s category. Papua New Guinea bagged gold and Tahiti came in second.

2019 Pacific Games: Gold for Kable

ACE shooter Glenn Kable shot his way to victory in the single barrel men’s event at the Tafaigata Shooting Range at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa today. Kable won gold in a shoot out with the 19-year-old from Samoa who won gold yesterday in the double barrel event. Kable won bronze yesterday.

Villa continue spending spree by signing defender Engels

Newly promoted Aston Villa continued their close season spending spree by signing defender Bjorn Engels from French side Stade Reims for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said. British media said Villa had paid Reims 7 million pounds for the 24-year-old, taking their spending to nearly 100 million pounds following their promotion from the...

2019 Pacific Games: Tinai favorite to win gold

ELENANI Tinai is in a comfortable position to claim gold in the women’s heptathlon at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa today. This is after Tinai scored top scores in three out of four events so far yesterday – 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put and the 200m race. After day one of the two-day...

2019 Pacific Games: Fiji in fifth position

AUSTRALIA has jumped three placings to finish in second place at the end of day 9 of the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. Fiji has now dropped to 5th position with 24 gold, 27 silver and 33 bronze medals. Tahiti is in fourth place with 26 gold, 30 silver and 30 bronze medals while hosts...

Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia

Amir Khan said on Tuesday he had agreed a deal to fight Manny Pacquiao in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia later this year. Britain’s Khan stopped Australia’s Billy Dib in the fourth round in Jeddah on July 13 to win the WBC international welterweight title. Filipino Pacquiao, 40, is scheduled to fight American Keith Thurman in Las...

Woods defends his lack of golf ahead of British Open

Tiger Woods has shrugged off concerns about his lack of golf heading into this week’s British Open, saying he needs to carefully manage the remaining years of his career. Woods has played only 10 competitive rounds since winning the Masters in April and his last tournament start was at the U.S Open. By the time...

Woodland keen to extend American major dominance

 Americans have won nine of the last 10 major championships and U.S. Open winner Gary Woodland is keen to extend that domination at this week’s British Open. The non-American to win a recent major was Italian Francesco Molinari at the Open Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland 12 months ago. “I like that trend, it’s obviously good....

Koepka banks on caddie’s local knowledge

American Brooks Koepka believes he has a “big advantage” in this week’s British Open in the form of his local-born caddie who grew up playing on Royal Portrush. Such is four-times major  winner Koepka’s belief that caddie Ricky Elliott can give him valuable “inside info” on the course that he even ignored a practice round invitation...

17th July

World Cup success can spur England to Ashes glory: Root

England’s Cricket World Cup triumph can be the perfect launch pad to complete a memorable double by winning the Ashes series against Australia this year, test skipper Joe Root has said. Hosts England ended a 44-year wait to win the World Cup as they beat New Zealand side on boundary count after a tied Super...

2019 Pacific Games: Lone Taekwondo athlete wins silver for Fiji

FIJI’S lone female Taekwondo athlete Anegha Narayan walked away with a silver medal today after losing to Australia’s Tamzin Christoffel in the finals of the under 49kg women’s category at the Faleata Harvest Centre in Samoa. Narayan went down 49-4 with a win by point to Australia. Despite being her first competition, Narayan was content with...

2019 Pacific Games: Fiji women basketball team win silver

DEFENDING champions in the women’s basketball Fiji had to settle for silver in the final today against a strong American Samoa side at the 2019 Pacific Games. Silver medalists at the 2015 Pacific Games, American Samoa left no stones unturned from the first buzzer to lead in the first quarter 24-13. They maintained their lead...

2019 Pacific Games: Touch rugby team bows out of competition

THE men’s and women’s touch rugby team bowed out of the semi-finals losing to both the men’s and women’s team of Papua New Guinea. The men’s team lost to Papua New Guinea 10-6. The women’s team lost to Papua New Guinea women’s 10-7. Both teams will now face Cook Islands in the bronze medals play-off....

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