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Lydia Ko shoots herself right into contention at Volunteers of America Classic

Lydia Ko is right in the mix for a second LPGA Tour title of the season, after another hot round at the Volunteers of America Classic in Texas. Starting the day in eighth spot, five...

Dolphins coach defends decision to play Tagovailoa after Sunday hit

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel defended his decision to play Tua Tagovailoa against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, as the quarterback left on a stretcher due to a head injury days after he cleared concussion protocols during a Sunday game. The 24-year-old was sacked by Bengals defensive tackle Josh...

The waiting game: No home run for Judge in return to New York

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Yankees slugger Aaron Judge’s home run race cooled on familiar turf Friday as the Baltimore Orioles topped the Bronx Bombers 2-1 and a sold-out New York crowd left without the history-making moment they craved. Baltimore catcher Adley Rutschman scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning on a wild...

1st October

Red Bull dismiss cost cap rumours as Wolff hits out

SINGAPORE, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Red Bull boss Christian Horner on Friday dismissed as idle gossip reports his team spent more than allowed last year and said the Formula One championship leaders were confident in their figures. Mercedes rival Toto Wolff claimed however that Red Bull had been under investigation for months and it was...

Stadium roof in Chile collapses during open training session

Sept 30 (Reuters) – Several fans were injured after a section of Santiago’s Estadio Monumental collapsed on Friday during an open training session hosted by Chilean club Colo Colo. Footage on social media showed hundreds of cheering supporters in the stand before it gave way under their weight. “We regret the events that took place...

Russian athletes who do not back invasion of Ukraine could return to competing – IOC president

Sept 30 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering a return to competition of Russian athletes who do not support the country’s invasion of Ukraine, IOC president Thomas Bach said on Friday. The IOC issued guidance to sports governing bodies in February to remove Russian and Belarusian athletes from competition. Belarus has been...

30th September

Laver backs Kyrgios for success after run to Wimbledon final

(Reuters) – Australian great Rod Laver has backed Nick Kyrgios for more success next season after reaching this year’s Wimbledon final and says his terrific run of form in the second half of 2022 has convinced him he has what it takes to win a Grand Slam. After losing to Novak Djokovic in his first...

28th September

FASANOC reminds federations

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) would like to remind national federations (NFs) that the Oceania Sports Education Programme (OSEP) Courses for 2022 and 2023 are targeted towards coaches and team managers who hope to be a member of Team Fiji at any of the Games in 2023. “We have noticed...

World record holder Kosgei withdraws from London Marathon with injury

(Reuters) – World record holder and twice London Marathon champion Brigid Kosgei has been forced to withdraw from Sunday’s race due to a minor hamstring injury, organisers said on Monday. Kosgei, who won the London Marathon in 2019 and 2020, was one of the favourites going into the event. She also won the Tokyo Marathon...

27th September

Fury says Joshua fight is off as no contract signed

(Reuters) -WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has called off his proposed ‘Battle of Britain’ bout with Anthony Joshua, saying his compatriot had not signed the contract before Monday’s deadline. Fury had challenged Joshua earlier this month, saying he would come out of retirement to defend his title in December, a challenge Joshua accepted. Joshua’s...

26th September

Internationals lose Presidents Cup but blood new players

By Steve Keating CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) – What the world of professional golf will look like when the next Presidents Cup is staged in Montreal in two years’ time is unclear as the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series feud over the sport’s structure. That messy squabble directly impacted this year’s event at Quail...

Gymnastics club takes part in Australian competition

Island Acro Gymnastics Club in Fiji created history by taking part in the Australian National Clubs Carnival in Gold Coast earlier this month. Six gymnasts from the ages of 10-14 years old and Coach Michelle Fink competed in the TeamGym competition and took part in the Australian Gym for Life Challenge. Coach Fink said “TeamGym”...

Sugar City volleyball competition

The Lautoka Volleyball Association (LVA) will start its weekly club competition at the Multi-Purpose Courts this week. The competition will resume after a lapse of a year because of COVID-19. The LVA held its knockout competition last Saturday which attracted an overwhelming response. LVA vice-president Josaia Marau said they had more than 30 teams. “We...

ACS wins title

Adi Cakobau School was crowned the Fiji Secondary School U19 Southern Zone cricket champion. They beat Tailevu North College by six wickets at Albert Park in Suva on Saturday. Tailevu North batted first and scored 90 runs all out in the 14th over. The girls from Sawani then batted and scored 92 runs with a...

Former rep to help upskill junior, senior squash training squads

Former Fiji number one Reginald Pal, who is based in Australia, will help out in the development of the squash in the country by upskilling the players to enable them compete efficiently at international tournaments. Pal will arrive in the country on October 23 and will hold training camps in Suva and Lautoka. He has...

Naidu suspended from promotions

Nadi boxer Ronald Naidu has been suspended from taking part in promotions for this year. Boxing Commission of Fiji (BCF) chairman Subhash Appana confirmed that BCF suspended Naidu for not complying to the processes set. Naidu was scheduled to fight Nathan Singh in the Bula Boxing Promotion main bout in July this year. Two days...

Kwadjo returns with knockout win

Veteran boxer Joseph Kwadjo returned to the boxing ring in style with a technical knockout (TKO) win over Apisai Naciqa in the main bout of the Lewis-Hill Boxing Promotion at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva on Saturday evening. Naciqa looked the better of the two fighters early, using his height and reach advantage to land...

Fit and still driven, Djokovic not thinking about retirement

(Reuters) – Roger Federer’s departure from tennis has raised the question of retirement of the other two members of the revered ‘Big Three’ but Novak Djokovic has assured that he does not feel “old enough” to consider bringing down the curtain yet. Federer’s decision was not unexpected given the 41-year-old’s recent struggles with injuries and...

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