What the future holds for Valerie Adams

AUCKLAND, (NZ HERALD) – Married on Saturday, back in the gym on Monday: Valerie Adams knows every day counts in her build-up to Rio. The two-time Olympic shotput champion wed Gabriel Price, her partner of two years, over the weekend, but she wasn’t about to use it as an excuse to skip a day’s training.…

Soccer suspends comp

Port Moresby (The National) –  THE PORT Moresby Soccer Association will suspend its season for the second consecutive year due to the upgrading of the facilities in preparation for this years’ FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in November. Association president John Wesley Gonjuan told The National that they were in an unfortunate predicament which would…

Fiji’s football break

Suva (Fiji Times) – THE Fiji Football Association will give breaks to the teams to cater for the other domestic and international representations. The Vodafone Premier League starts this weekend with two matches scheduled between Rewa and Ba while Lautoka will play Nadroga. Fiji FA competitions manager Amitesh Pal said they had a busy calendar…

Pukpuks sevens squad to be finalised

Port Moresby (The National) – THE Pukpuks Sevens train-on squad played their final trial matches over the Easter weekend during round 3 of Capital Rugby Union matches at Bava Park. The 20-man squad was divided into two teams, Red and White and played each other over three games. The games were played on Saturday. From…

Hong Kong 7s fever

Suva (Fiji Times) – IT’S Hong Kong Sevens, the mother of all the sevens tournaments and the most exciting of them all. Most of Fiji’s famous rugby victories were on Hong Kong dirt and who would forget that controversial semi-final loss to Australia in the inaugural 1976 tourney and first victory in 1977 coached/managed by…

Baru snares best male weightlifter award

Port Moresby (The National) – PAPUA New Guinea weightlifter Morea Baru won the best male lifter of the Australian International Open in Brisbane. Baru was among the 12 lifters (10 men and two women) from the Oceania Weightlifting Institute residing in Mont Dore, New Caledonia, who competed in the event from March 18-20. In the…

Top players for Ba

Suva (Fiji Times) – BA football is having a reinforcement in their team for the remainder of the season with few of the top footballers deciding to join the camp. Joining the side is former Amicale football club of Vanuatu striker Osea Vakatalesau and Shameel Rao who spent a short stint in New Zealand last…