Sport

29th November

Croatia school trash-talking Canada

DOHA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – After an opening loss to Belgium, coach John Herdman had boldly predicted that Canada, who had not won a single World Cup game or even scored a goal, were “gonna...

Soccer Iran tells Klinsmann to quit FIFA job after ‘outrageous’ rebuke of team

DOHA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Iran coach Carlos Queiroz lambasted German soccer icon Juergen Klinsmann for criticising his team’s World Cup conduct, calling his remarks a “disgrace to football” and urging him to quit his FIFA post, as Iran’s soccer federation demanded an apology. In comments as an analyst with broadcaster BBC, Germany’s 1990 World...

White Sox agree on 1-year deal with RHP Mike Clevinger

Right-hander Mike Clevinger completed his return to the American League Central on Sunday after he agreed to a deal with the Chicago White Sox, multiple outlets reported. MLB Network reported it is a one-year deal for the former Cleveland and San Diego starter at a salary of “more than $8 million.” Clevinger, 31, went 7-7...

Free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. removed from flight

November 27 – Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from a flight on Sunday morning, Miami-Dade Police said. Officers responded to a medical emergency aboard an American Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles at Miami International Airport at about 9:30 a.m. after the crew became concerned about Beckham. “As they tried to...

U.S. Soccer briefly removed emblem from Iran flag to show support for protesters

AL RAYYAN, Qatar, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The United States Soccer Federation temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic as a show of solidarity with protesters in Iran ahead of the two teams’ World Cup clash on Tuesday. A now-deleted graphic of the Group B standings posted...

28th November

Wayne Smith is the man to halt dull England’s fall into mediocrity

England kicked long. It was the 32nd minute, and they had been kicking with too much length and insufficient height for much of the initial half-hour. The plan was to pummel the masterly Springbok full back (cum-centre, cum-fly half) Willie le Roux. On this occasion they found the fast-improving South Africa fly half, Damian Willemse....

Black Ferns, All Blacks player of the year nominees announced

Rugby World Cup winners Ruahei Demant, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Stacey Fluhler and Sarah Hirini will vie for the Black Ferns player of the year trophy at the national rugby awards. The four are among a swath of nominations released on Monday for the awards, which will be held on Thursday, December 8, and will be broadcast...

Archers shoot for places

The Fiji Archery Association held its second senior qualification round to select a team to the Oceania Archery Championship which will be held in Australia next year. The qualifiers, one of five events to select a six-member team to the championship in Adelaide next April, was held at the St Marcellin Primary School grounds in...

Vota: It’ll be tough

SWIRE Shipping Fijian Drua centre Apisalome Vota believes next year’s Super Rugby competition will tough because of the Rugby World Cup in France. Vota, who is in camp with the Drua preparing for the 2023 Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific competition, said preparations for the off-season had started well. “It’s going well compared to...

Ba wins Pacific Community Cup

Ba defeated Nadi 1-0 in the All in One Builders-sponsored Pacific Community Cup at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Nabil Begg, the future star of Fijian football scored in the 17th minute. Ba team manager Azam Ali said they qualified for some semi-finals this season. He said they made it to the semi-final of...

Brown’s return sees Police lift Sukuna Bowl

Police rugby team captain James Brown says this year’s FMF Ratu Sukuna Bowl win is something he wanted badly after sitting out last year’s loss to Army. Brown led his side to a 19-11 victory over the men from Delainabua at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva last Friday. Last year, Brown was undergoing basic...

Ba wins in late rally

Ba staged a late rally to down defending champions Labasa 4-2 in the final of the Digicel Women’s Inter District Championship (IDC) at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. The two teams were locked 1-all after 90 minutes, forcing the match into extra time. Vanisha Kumar scored for Labasa in the 51st minute while Lavenia...

2023 Fijian Drua squad named

Fiji 7s players Iosefo Masi and Elia Canakaivata have been named in the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua side for the 2023 season. The duo was part of the 38-mmeber squad named today in Nadi. Coach Mick Byrne did not make many changes to the squad that played the first season with only five new players....

Breakers go on scoring blitz to crush Brisbane Bullets

The New Zealand Breakers exploded offensively to dismantle the Brisbane Bullets 116-79 in Auckland on Sunday and continue their flourishing start to the National Basketball League Season. The Breakers continue to defy a horror travel schedule – having come back from winning in Cairns on Friday night. But they were in no mood for leniency...

Morocco stun European powerhouse Belgium 2-0 in World Cup upset

Morocco pulled off yet another World Cup shock on Monday, and Belgium’s ageing “Golden Generation” took the hit this time. The 2-0 upset left Kevin de Bruyne and the 2018 semifinalists in peril of a group-stage exit at what is likely the final World Cup for a highly-talented Belgian group that haven’t managed to convert their promise...

Argentina assistant coach in tears after Lionel Messi scored against Mexico

As Lionel Messi struggled to hold back his tears, Pablo Aimar let them flow on the bench. Covering his hands with his face, Argentina’s assistant coach, the former player who Messi idolised as a child, was almost hyperventilating with emotion after the goal that kept alive the Albiceleste’s World Cup journey. A sobbing Aimar even had...

Germany score late to salvage 1-1 draw with Spain at World Cup

Germany forward Niclas Füllkrug salvaged a 1-1 draw against Spain on Monday at the World Cup. The Germans still need to win their last group match to have a chance of advancing to the knockout stage. The four-time champions were eliminated in the group stage four years ago in Russia. Germany will next face Costa...

Canada down Italy to set up Davis Cup final showdown with Australia

(Reuters) -Canada booked a showdown with Australia in the Davis Cup final after Felix Auger-Aliassime and Vasek Pospisil edged out Italians Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini 7-6(2) 7-5 in a tightly fought decisive doubles affair on Saturday. The Canadians will be chasing their first title in the men’s team competition when they take on 28-times...

Messi keeps World Cup dream alive with magic strike against Mexico

LUSAIL, Qatar (Reuters) -Lionel Messi kept his dream of winning his first World Cup alive by rifling in the opening goal in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Mexico in World Cup Group C, proving he was far from done in the tournament. The Argentine, competing in his fifth World Cup at age 35, has won every...

Messi brings Argentina to life, but can he match Maradona?

LUSAIL, Qatar (Reuters) – Lionel Messi drew level with Diego Maradona’s number of World Cup goals and appearances on Saturday, but the current No. 10 knows that only winning the trophy at long last will earn him the same eternal love of his fellow Argentines. In the twilight of a career played out in the...

Nadal says ‘a part of his life left’ when Federer retired

(Reuters) – Rafael Nadal admitted that “a part of his life left” with Roger Federer when his great rival retired from tennis — with both players left an emotional wreck on court after the Swiss played his last ever competitive match in September at the Laver Cup. The two, who between them have won 42...

Jones again blames himself for England woes as patience grows thin

LONDON (Reuters) – England coach Eddie Jones again faulted himself after his team subsided to a dispiriting 27-13 defeat by South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday and most fans would for once agree. The period until next year’s Six Nations will be one of dread and exasperation for England fans, as they wonder if and...

27th November

Jack’s Dream to pay Mum’s Sacrifice

A MAN’S achievements are made possible by the support and work of a woman and the adage behind every great man is a great woman rings true for Jack Volavola. The police officer from Nadroga helped his Police side to a famous 19-11 victory over the Army during the FMF Ratu Sukuna Bowl rugby competition...

Bok coach Nienaber revels in forward dominance following England win

LONDON (Reuters) – South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber says the platform for the 27-13 victory over England in their autumn international at Twickenham on Saturday was laid by a powerful performance from his forwards in which they subdued the home team’s pack. The Springboks scored tries through wing Kurt-Lee Arendse and lock Eben Etzebeth, and...

Suvavou Wins Men’s Volleyball

THE Suvavou men’s team walked away $3000 richer and with the 15th Fiji Bitter Wairiki 7s carnival volleyball title after beating Waica X by 3-1 in the final. It was a battle of the best team from Viti Levu and Waica from Vanua Levu on Taveuni. Waica X won the first set 22-25 before Suvavou...

Dominion Takes U21 Crown

DOMINION Brothers won its eighth title in the under-21 grade in tournaments they have taken part in this year. They defeated Saqani Brothers 10-7 in the final of the 15th Fiji Bitter Wairiki 7s carnival on Taveuni. Captain Aquino Savenaca said despite the lack of financial support, they still managed to make it through. “We...

Woods to Compete with Son

TIGER Woods, who has not competed since missing the cut at the British Open in July, has added a third December event to his calendar as he agreed to play with his son Charlie at the PNC Championship in Orlando, tournament organisers said on Friday. The December 17-18 event at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is a...

NZ Beats India in 1st ODI

AUCKLAND, New Zealand— Tom Latham made a career-best 145 and captain Kane Williamson scored 94 in an unbroken partnership of 221 which lifted New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over India on Friday in the first of three one-day internationals. The match was in the balance when Latham joined Williamson with New Zealand at 88-3...

Reality Check For England

AL KHOR, Qatar- England suffered a sobering reality check as they were outplayed for long periods by a youthful United States side in a tense 0-0 draw in their second World Cup Group B game on Friday. A 6-2 thrashing of Iran on Monday sent fans’ hopes soaring but Gareth Southgate’s side were fortunate not...

Messi helps give Argentina peace of mind with victory over Mexico

LUSAIL, Qatar (Reuters) – Argentina have eased the pressure from their shock opening World Cup defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia by beating Mexico on Saturday and can now approach their final group game against Poland with peace of mind, captain Lionel Messi said. Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 at the Lusail Stadium thanks to...

Load More Articles

E-Edition