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Singh confident of winning welterweight title

JOHNNY ‘The Machine Gun’ Singh is optimistic of his chances against Australia’s Adam Kaoullas next week. The Nadi-based boxer has been working overtime at training and confident of winning the Australia Victoria State welterweight title....

Lee drops ranking

NATADOLA Bay professional Sam Lee missed the cut during the AV Jennings New South Wales Open Championship at the Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club course in Australia on Saturday. Lee carded 71 in the first round and 73 in the second round to be at even par 144 but failed to progress to the...

13th November

Golfers eye top title

LAUTOKA Golf Club will be a hive of activities on Saturday during the Gaffar Ali-sponsored 18 holes Pro-Am Western Open tournament. The tournament will be in memory of his late wife, Indra Ali. Club official Raymond Singh yesterday confirmed the event would be a prelude to the 87th Geotech Drilling International Services/ Islands Electric-sponsored Lautoka...

12th November

New committee appointed to run Fiji Weightlifting Association

NEW committee members have been appointed to run the Fiji Weightlifting Association after its annual general meeting over the weekend. Association general secretary Peni Tawai said a five-year plan for the association would soon be set out by the new committee. “The new weightlifting committee will soon draft out their five year strategic plans for...

Federer falls flat against Nishikori, Anderson off to flyer

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer was handed the Sunday night prime time slot for the opening match of his 16th ATP Finals but fluffed his lines in an error-strewn 7-6(4) 6-3 defeat by Kei Nishikori. After Kevin Anderson had beaten Dominic Thiem in the day’s supporting act, the crowds packed into the O2 Arena and...

Athletics – IAAF reverts to qualifying standards for Doha championships

(Reuters) – The IAAF will continue to use qualifying standards, not a new world rankings system, for the 2019 Doha world championships, athletics’ global governing body said on Sunday. Feedback from athletes and members of the athletics community led to the decision to delay implementation of the ranking system, the IAAF said. “We believe strongly...

Miller and Du Plessis hit tons as South Africa seal series

SYDNEY (Reuters) – David Miller and Faf du Plessis scored sparkling centuries in a partnership of 252 runs as South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in a one-day international in Hobart on Sunday to win the three-match series 2-1. The Proteas skipper contributed 125 to South Africa’s 320 for five but it was Miller’s...

11th November

Mothers, wives win sports tournament

THE Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Territorial Force wives, and mothers teams were overall winners in the 2018 Army Wives and Mothers Sports competition on Friday in Suva. The three-day tournament ended with the TF Brigade Club scooping the netball A grade and the veteran netball titles this year. Tournament chief guest, the Minister...

10th November

Stoinis fires up as Australia snap losing streak

(Reuters) – All-rounder Marcus Stoinis took three wickets to fire Australia to a seven-run win over South Africa at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, ending the hosts’ record seven-match losing streak and levelling the three-match one-day international series. Aaron Finch’s side will head to Sunday’s decider in Hobart buoyed by Australia’s first win in the...

Suva cricket holds second round of competition

THE Suva Cricket Association continued its second round of competition at Suva’s Albert Park today. Fourteen participating teams will feature this season for the next four months with three games every Saturday because of the closure of one of the two pitches for renovation. The three matches for today sees last year’s runners up Army...

9th November

Body builders gear up

FIJI Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (BFF) is preparing for its final event of the year. Local body builders are looking forward to flexing their muscles to compete for the Mr Fiji and Miss Fiji titles on November 17 at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva. Twenty-five men and two women have registered for the annual...

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