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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...

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...

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...

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...

27th November

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...

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...

26th November

India begin preparation

INDIA skipper Shikhar Dhawan views the one-day series against New Zealand as part of their preparation for the home World Cup next year but rival captain Kane Williamson preferred to stay in the present. India were eliminated in the semi-finals of the 20-overs World Cup in Australia earlier this month but prevailed in the T20...

Canada set up Davis Cup semi with Italy

CANADA beat Germany 2-1 to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals where they will face an Italy who advanced earlier on Thursday with a stunning upset of the United States in Malaga, Spain. Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov clinched the winning point for Canada with a 2-6 6-3 6-3 triumph over Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz...

25th November

Sukuna Bowl: Blues rule volleyball courts

It was an emotional victory for the Police women’s volleyball team which beat Army by three-straight sets to successfully defend its title. A day before the competition, team player Moli Karanavatu lost her mother. According to the 38-year-old police Sergeant, her mum was her pillar of strength and always encouraged her to play. “I went...

Help for Fiji: Australian clinics promise recognised qualification

Fijians now have a chance to get one of the best qualifications in sports that can gain world recognition. Thanks to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Sports Cell, a group of Australian sports officials are conducting capacity building training and coaching clinics at Albert Park in Suva to selected sports organisations. As Fijians leave in...

24th November

Golfers rush in for 2022 Lautoka Open prize

The cream of Fijian golfers head to Lautoka City this weekend to compete in one of Fiji’s oldest and most lucrative annual golf tournaments. The anticipation among local golfers, and some from abroad, has seen a battle royal building up for Saturday’s 91st edition of the Shop N Save-sponsored Lautoka Open golf championship. The 18...

23rd November

France invites Team Fiji Virtus

Team Fiji Virtus has been invited to compete in the France Virtus Games next year. Virtus Team Fiji sports director Robin Dayal confirmed this after Team Fiji returned from the Oceania Asia Virtus Games in Brisbane, Australia last week. “Fiji is already invited to participate in France in 2023,” Dayal said. “With 27 countries taking...

22nd November

Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell blames ‘impromptu’ birthday game of chase for freak leg injury

A 50th birthday party, an impromptu game of chasey, a slip and a fall, then two days of agony. That’s essentially how Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell summed up the bizarre sequence of events that saw him break his leg, requiring surgery and putting him out of action for up to three months. Maxwell explained how a little bit...

UK comedian Joe Lycett says he donated money, shredded fake cash in David Beckham World Cup protest

British comedian Joe Lycett has revealed he didn’t actually shred £10,000 of his own cash in protest at David Beckham’s continued support of the Qatar World Cup. In a follow-up video, Lycett says while the cash that went into the shredding machine was real, it was actually fake currency that came out. Lycett confirmed he had in...

Warner keen to appeal his ban

David Warner has welcomed the chance to apply to overturn his life ban from leadership roles in Australia’s teams but he also criticised the country’s cricket board for taking time to set up the process. Opening batsman Warner was banned from the elite game for a year and from leadership positions for life in 2018...

Hamilton happy to see the back of ‘unwanted’ Mercedes

ABU DHABI, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton was happy to see the back of his Mercedes on Sunday after enduring the first season without a win, or a pole position, of his record-breaking Formula One career. The seven-times world champion, who made a sensational F1 debut with McLaren in 2007, retired from the final...

Injury-hit Australia send six players home ahead of Wales test

MELBOURNE, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Australia will put the onus on fringe players to redeem themselves in the season-ending test against Wales after sending six players home with injury. Loose forward Rob Valetini and scrumhalf Nic White have joined the already ruled-out quartet of Andrew Kellaway, Hunter Paisami, Dave Porecki and Taniela Tupou on the...

Djokovic beats Ruud to win record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title

TURIN, Italy, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic beat Norway’s Casper Ruud 7-5 6-3 to collect a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title on Sunday, earning the biggest paycheck ever in tennis – $4,740,300 – for completing the season-ending tournament unbeaten. Djokovic sealed victory in style with his ninth ace to collect the title for the...

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