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Koroilagilagi dedicates Sukuna Bowl boxing victory to friend

IT was an emotional moment for Jone Koroilagilagi of Police after winning the 64kg fight against Ilaijia Vucago of Army in the Sukuna Bowl boxing tournament held on Wednesday at the Police Mobile Unit. Koroilagilagi...

Testing 7s plan

FIJI 7s coach Gareth Baber has picked up the tempo for our 7s gladiators simulating game day situations to help his warriors perform under strenuous conditions. “They have just been through another session where we are creating pressure on them and getting them to solve some problems in amongst it as well,” Baber said. The...

Drugs test for boxers

IN a historic announcement by Kiran Boxing Promotions drug testing will be conducted randomly on boxers signed to appear in the program. Promoter and former boxer Ben Krishna also revealed that drug testing however will be mandatory for all boxers appearing for the title fights. Fiji’s Golden Boy Sebastian ‘Sniper’ Singh will fight undefeated Australian...

Panarin nets pair as Rangers storm Capitals

Artemi Panarin and Pavel Buchnevich scored within a 23-second span early in the third period Wednesday night for the host New York Rangers, who snapped out of a slump with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals. Panarin scored twice — he opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the second — while Brett...

Antetokounmpo’s double-double helps Bucks beat Hawks

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 11 rebounds, and paced the visiting Milwaukee Bucks to a 135-127 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. It was the ninth time that Antetokounmpo has had 30 points and 10 rebounds in a game, best in the league. He has accomplished the feat in eight of his last...

Baby Shark headed overseas: Parra to play in Japan

Outfielder Gerardo Parra agreed to a contract with the Yomiuri Giants, the Japanese professional baseball team announced on Wednesday. Parra, whose popularity increased after using “Baby Shark” as his walk-up song, batted .250 with eight homers and 42 RBIs in 89 games last season for the Washington Nationals. The 32-year-old spent his first 30 games...

Braves re-sign RHP Martin to two-year deal

The Atlanta Braves brought back right-hander reliever Chris Martin with a two-year, $14 million deal, the team announced. The move comes one day after the Braves landed free agent, left-handed closer Will Smith with a three-year, $40 million deal. Martin, 33, went 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 20 games with the Braves after being...

Spain cruise into Davis Cup last eight, holders Croatia eliminated

MADRID (Reuters) – Hosts Spain made smooth progress into the last eight of the Davis Cup Finals but elsewhere in La Caja Magica on Wednesday it proved a more trying day for players, organizers and fans. World number one Rafael Nadal sealed top spot in Group B for Spain as he crushed Croatia’s Borna Gojo...

Caps’ Hathaway suspended three games for spitting incident

Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway was suspended without pay for three games for spitting on an opponent, the NHL announced Wednesday. Hathaway, who had a hearing with the NHL earlier in the day, will sit out the Capitals’ road game against the New York Rangers on Wednesday as well as home contests versus Vancouver (Saturday)...

21st November

Trail Blazers waive Gasol, could become coach

Six-time All-Star Pau Gasol has been waived by the Portland Trail Blazers, the 7-foot-1 power forward said Wednesday. Signed in July as a free agent, Gasol, 39, did not play a game this season while trying to recover from surgery on his left foot. He will continue his rehabilitation in Portland while discussing a coaching...

Police wins women’s volleyball

FIJI Police Force took out the women’s volleyball title after defeating the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces women three sets to two in the 2019 Sukuna Bowl Challenge Volleyball finals at the National Netball Centre in Suva. Army dominated in the first two sets while Police fought back winning the next two sets. In...

Captain Stanley Brown Boxing Gym opens

BRIGHT days ahead for boxing in Fiji as the Prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the newly dedicated and refurbished Stan Brown Boxing Gym at Walu Bay today. Formerly known as the PWD Boxing Gym the refurbished arena has been renamed in memory of the first Commander of the Fiji Navy Captain Stanley Brown who was...

Sukuna Bowl Challenge: Fiji Police women wins volleyball title

THE Fiji Police Force took out the women’s volleyball title after defeating the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces women three sets to two in the 2019 Sukuna Bowl Challenge volleyball finals at the National Netball Centre in Suva. Army dominated in the first two sets while Police fought back winning the next two sets....

Refurbished Stan Brown boxing gym officially opened

BRIGHT days ahead for boxing in Fiji as Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the newly-dedicated and refurbished Stan Brown Boxing Gym at Walu Bay in Suva today. Formerly known as the PWD Boxing Gym, the refurbished arena has been renamed in memory of the first Commander of the Fiji Navy Captain Stanley Brown who was...

Army retains cricket title, Tavo commends players for the victory

THE Army cricket team kept the silverware in Delainabua another year after ousting their traditional rivals the Fiji Police Force during their 2019 Sukuna Bowl cricket match at Albert Park in Suva yesterday. Underneath the scorching sun, Army won by seven wickets. Police batted first scoring 160 runs in 35 overs with all wickets out....

Sports is well served by national organisations

THE nation is well served in the development of its sport programs through the contribution of the Fiji National Sports Commission and the Fiji Sports Council (FSC) says chief executive officer Litiana Loabuka. Loabuka said there had been some confusion in the roles the two organisations played in the sports development but, in fact they...

Kyrgios confident Australia can win Davis Cup

MADRID (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios returned from a two-month break to launch Australia’s Davis Cup challenge on Tuesday and believes they can win the trophy for the first time since 2003. Playing his first match since September because of a shoulder problem, the 24-year-old eased to a 6-4 6-4 victory over Colombia’s lowly-ranked Alejandro Gonzalez....

Chinese smash European hopes of ‘Legends’ video game glory

PARIS (Reuters) – Chinese video gamers crushed a team from Europe on Sunday who were hoping to break the domination of Asian players in the world championship finals of online game “League of Legends”. With more than $1 million up for grabs, China’s FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) swept the tournament, beating Europe’s G2 Esports in all...

Todd holds off Taylor in Mexico for back-to-back PGA Tour wins

(Reuters) – American Brendon Todd held his nerve to secure a one-shot victory in the rain-delayed Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico on Monday as he lifted his second trophy in as many U.S. PGA Tour appearances. Todd and Vaughn Taylor were locked at 20-under-par overall with four holes remaining when play was suspended because of...

Mayweather says he is done with ‘brutal sport’ of boxing

TORRANCE, Calif. (Reuters) – Boxing great Floyd Mayweather said his time in the ring is finished and that he is focussed on other projects including his fast-growing chain of boxing fitness gyms and his high-profile promotion company. The 42-year-old American, who has retired in the past only to be drawn back for another colossal payday,...

NBA roundup: Doncic scores 42 in triple-double

Luka Doncic poured in a career-high 42 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and recorded 12 assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 117-110 win over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Monday for their second straight victory. The triple-double was Doncic’s league-leading sixth of the season. Finney-Smith had 22 points for Dallas, Kristaps Porzingis added...

20th November

Gronk: Football ‘always an option,’ but not in ’19

Rob Gronkowski still has football on his mind, but the retired All-Pro tight end has no immediate plans to get back in the game. “I wouldn’t say ‘never coming back,’” Gronkowski said Tuesday in an announcement he teased earlier via social media. “I’m 30 years old. I’m young. I still stay fit, still watch the...

Devils waive G Schneider

The New Jersey Devils waived veteran goaltender Cory Schneider. If Schneider, 33, clears waivers on Tuesday, he will be assigned to Binghamton of the American Hockey League. Schneider, in his seventh season with New Jersey, has struggled to start the season. In six games, he’s 0-4-1 with a 4.59 goals-against average and .852 save percentage....

Browns place S Burnett on IR, ending his season

The Cleveland Browns placed safety Morgan Burnett on injured reserve with a torn Achilles, ending the veteran’s season after eight games played. Burnett was injured in Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers not long after he returned an interception 43 yards. He came up limping late in the first half after a non-contact play. Not...

Eighteen majors a bridge too far for Woods says mentor O’Meara

CARY, N.C. (Reuters) – Matching or breaking the record for career major titles might just be a bridge too far for Tiger Woods, said his former mentor Mark O’Meara, who nevertheless hoped Woods will prove him wrong. With 15 major championships, Woods is three short of the mark held by Jack Nicklaus, and at age...

Sukuna Bowl Challenge: Police retains boxing title

FIJI Police has retained their title for the sixth consecutive year as overall champions of the Sukuna Bowl Boxing tournament. The side won four gold, five silver and five bronze medals. The RFMF team won three gold, one silver, and five bronze medals.

Boxing finals begin, Police dominate early bouts

THE first round of bouts have begun at the Sukuna Bowl Boxing finals at the Police Mobile Hall in Nasinu. In the 60kg category, Soheb Ali of Police retained his title after beating Sanjit Narayan also of police by unanimous points decision. In the 64kg category, Jone Koroilagilagi of Police won by an unanimous points...

Sukuna Bowl Challenge: Army cricket team ousts traditional rival

THE Army cricket team kept the cup in Delainabua after ousting traditional rivals – Fiji Police Force – during their 2019 Sukuna Bowl challenge at Albert Park in Suva today. Army won by seven wickets with 161 runs in 28 overs to chase down Police’s average of 160 runs in 35 overs. “The cup rightfully belongs...

Tokyo finishes building stadium for 2020

TOKYO (Reuters) – Construction work has been completed at Tokyo’s National Stadium, set to be the centrepiece of next year’s Olympic Games, the site’s owners said on Tuesday. The Japan Sports Council said the final work had been completed on Thursday with just the final quality and safety checks remaining before the stadium opens next...

Cricket competition this morning

THE Cricket competition in the 2019 ANZ Ratu Sukuna tournament starts this morning at Suva’s Albert Park. Army are the defending champions of the cricket competition. Meanwhile, Police claimed the Rugby League title defeating Army 28-14 yesterday.    

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