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24th August

ITF postpones India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie to November

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan at Islamabad next month has been postponed to November under “exceptional circumstances” after a security review, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Thursday. The All...

23rd August

Awesome Archer gives England advantage in third test

LEEDS, England (Reuters) – Jofra Archer’s first five-wicket haul in test cricket put England in command on a weather-affected opening day of the third Ashes test at Headingley on Thursday as they bowled Australia out for 179. Archer completed figures of 6-45 in his second test, Australia collapsing from 136-2 in the final session to...

India’s Rahane not concerned about century drought

(Reuters) – The last time Ajinkya Rahane scored a century in international cricket was over two years back but the India test vice-captain says the drought does not concern him as long as he is contributing for his side. The middle-order batsman was dismissed after a gritty 81 in the opening test against West Indies...

Totogo Police wives win volleyball championship

THE Totogo Police wives are the new winners of the 2019 Fiji Police wives volleyball championship after defeating neighbours Nasinu two set to one. Fiji Police Wives association president Silina Tudravu said this was a great opportunity for the wives to meet up and socialise. “This is also a great platform for us as we...

Defending champ in Police volleyball eliminations

DEFENDING champion of the Fiji Police Wives Volleyball Tournament, the Southern zone 1 team have advanced into the elimination rounds today, expecting tough competition from other teams at the National Netball Centre in Laucala Bay, Suva. Forty-five police wives teams are part of this year’s annual tournament which will end today with eliminations and finals....

Tokyo 2020 ahead of schedule and prepared

TOKYO, 23 AUGUST 2019 (ONOC MEDIA) – Impressive and innovative are the two words that describe the venues for Tokyo 2020 as Chefs de Mission of participating countries were taken on a tour to see firsthand the progress to date. The seminar currently underway in Tokyo is the opportunity for the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee...

Climbers hoping to boost Japan’s medal count at 2020 Games

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tomoa Narasaki and Akiyo Noguchi have boosted Japan’s hopes of a medal when sport climbing makes its Olympic debut next year after winning gold and silver at the Climbing World Championships in Tokyo. Narasaki won the men’s combined event on Wednesday, a day after Noguchi won silver in the women’s competition, as...

Ryder Cup player Olesen denies sexual assault charge – report

LONDON (Reuters) – Danish Ryder Cup golfer Thorbjorn Olesen denied charges of sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and common assault stemming from a trans-Atlantic flight when he appeared in court in London on Wednesday, The Times newspaper reported. The 29-year-old, who helped Europe to victory in the Ryder Cup last year, was arrested...

22nd August

Djokovic and Osaka top seeds for U.S. Open

(Reuters) – World number ones and title holders Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka have been named the top seeds for the U.S. Open which starts on Monday in New York. Three-times U.S. Open champion Djokovic, who comes into the tournament having won his fifth Wimbledon title, is followed in the seedings by 2017 winner Rafael...

Dubai uses extreme cold cryotherapy to treat racehorses in world first

DUBAI (Reuters) – In the searing summer heat of Dubai, some of the world’s top racehorses are being swathed in freezing nitrogen mist to boost their performance. Cryotherapy, which surrounds the body in a mist as cold as -140°C, has been used for decades on athletes to aid recovery and in medicine. A Dubai-based company,...

Basketball Fiji organises 3×3 championship

BASKETBALL Fiji in partnership with the Damodar Group will be hosting the Damodar 3 by 3 Basketball Championship tomorrow at the Damodar City car park in Suva. Damodar City CEO Div Damodar and Basketball Fiji president Ioane Naivalurua signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the championship, which is in its second year running. Mr Damodar...

Boost for police boxers

SOUTHERN Division police boxing team is ready for the challenge in next week’s annual Inter-formation Boxing Tournament which will be held at the Nasinu Police Mobile in Nasinu. Twenty-three boxers will be representing the Southern Division Police team. Team captain Pauliasi Ratu said the team had a tough month of preparation leading up to the...

Nemani calls for good governance

THE permanent secretary for the Ministry of Sports, Maretino Nemani, has called on local sports organisations to look after their athletes well. Nemani, a former Suva and national football captain and former Suva Football Association president, said athletes contributed to the Fijian economy. “The big picture is these athletes or players will be contributing to...

Deja vu for New Zealand as they face Sri Lanka in second test

COLOMBO (Reuters) – The second test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand that starts at the P Sara Stadium in Colombo on Thursday has an eerily similar feel about it from their last match between the two sides there seven years ago. In 2012, Sri Lanka hammered New Zealand by 10 wickets in the first...

21st August

Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee hosts Chefs de Mission Seminar in Tokyo this week

TOKYO, 21 AUGUST 2019 (ONOC MEDIA) – With less than a year to go over 400 representatives from National Olympic Committees (NOCs) around the world including the Chef de Missions of participating countries to next year’s Olympic games are gathering in Tokyo, Japan this week for the Chefs de Mission (CDM) Seminar hosted the Tokyo...

Police Southern Division boxing team ready for challenge

THE Southern Division police boxing team is ready for the challenge in next week’s annual Inter-formation Boxing Tournament that will be held at the Nasinu Police Mobile in Nasinu. Twenty-three boxers will be representing the Southern Division Police team, and it includes three female boxers. Team captain Pauliasi Ratu said the team had had a...

Fiji Police wives celebrate 50th anniversary of volleyball association

THE Fiji Police Force wive’s today celebrated their 50th anniversary for their Volleyball Association which began in 1969. Association president Selina Tudravu said the reason the association was set up was to help and assist wives of members of the force. “This is for the wives so that they know there is a place they...

Basketball Fiji clinic raises awareness on NCDs

THE Hoops for Health Basketball clinic organised by Basketball Fiji drew in many children from around the Suva area in its attempt to raise awareness against non-communicable diseases. The clinic is being held at the Damodar City Centre car park and will end tomorrow. Program organiser Kenneth Taliu said apart from organising something for kids...

Serena to begin 2020 season with return to Auckland

(Reuters) – Former world number one Serena Williams will begin her 2020 season with a return to the Auckland Open in January, her first appearance at the tournament since she was ousted in the second round in 2017. The Auckland Open serves as a warm-up before the year’s first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, which...

Blake blasts back with 100m Diamond League win, eyes world champs

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica edged Britain’s Adam Gemili in a photo-finish to win the 100 meters at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting on Sunday. Both sprinters were given the same time of 10.07 seconds, with Blake declared the winner. “It was coming,” said Blake, the 2011 world champion...

Tiger leaves door open to playing on Presidents Cup team

(Reuters) – U.S. Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods said on Monday he may select himself to play for the team in December but he would need to see how sharp his game is before making the call. Woods was not among the top eight players to automatically qualify for the squad after he finished 13th...

Stephens splits with coach Groeneveld ahead of U.S. Open

(Reuters) – American Sloane Stephens has parted ways with her coach Sven Groeneveld less than a week before the U.S. Open gets underway, the former champion has said. Stephens, who only teamed up with Dutchman Groeneveld in May, has not announced a replacement ahead of the year’s final Grand Slam, which begins on Monday. “After...

20th August

Basketball clinic aimed at encouraging kids on the importance of staying healthy

THE Hoops for Health Basketball clinic organized by Basketball Fiji drew in many children from around the Suva area in its attempt to raise awareness against non-communicable diseases. The clinic is being held at the Damodar City car park and will end on Thursday. Program organizer Kenneth Taliu said  the program was aimed at encouraging kids...

Former Fiji golden girl breaks multiple records in Australia

FORMER Fiji weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana has risen to the top of the world after breaking 46 weightlifting records and three world records all in one day during the Australian National and Junior Weightlifting Championships in Sydney over the weekend. The former Fiji Commonwealth Games gold medallist now plying her trade in Australia was reported by...

One for the ages – Cikamatana breaks 46 records in one day

EILEEN Cikamatana has written her name in history books after breaking 46 weightlifting records including three world records during the Australian National and Junior Weightlifting Championships in Sydney last weekend. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist now plying her trade in Australia is now the No.1 junior weightlifter in her category in the world by 50...

Relieved Thomas wins BMW Championship by three strokes over Cantlay

(Reuters) – Justin Thomas faltered in the final round at the BMW Championship on Sunday but held on for an ultimately comfortable three-stroke victory at Medinah in suburban Chicago. He carded a closing four-under 68 to finish on a 25-under-par total of 263, while fellow American Patrick Cantlay shot a 65 for second place on...

WTA roundup: Keys downs Kuznetsova to win Cincinnati title

Madison Keys served 13 aces and won the fifth singles title of her career on Sunday when she posted a 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final of the Western & Southern Open near Cincinnati. The 16th-seeded Keys registered 43 winners while overcoming 33 unforced errors to outlast Kuznetsova in one hour,...

Marathon man Medvedev beats Goffin for Cincinnati crown

(Reuters) – Russian Daniil Medvedev survived cramps and tantrum where he cracked a racquet to clinch his first Masters 1000 title on Sunday with a 7-6(3) 6-4 win over David Goffin in the final of the Cincinnati Masters. Medvedev saved two breaks points while serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set before...

19th August

38 vie for top title

THIRTY-EIGHT sailors participated during the annual Vuda Regatta which ended at the Vuda Marina in Lautoka yesterday. The championship attracted sailors from as far as Savusavu and Suva. The participants competed in the optimist sailing, laser sailing and hobie cat sailing categories. Vuda Sailing Championship race master and Vuda Marina representative Lisa Philip said this...

Sam Lee to compete in Vanuatu open

TOP local-based professional Sam Lee will be out to better his performance when he participates in the Vanuatu Golf Open which starts at the Port Vila Golf and Country Club on August 27. Lee finished in fifth position last year carding a score of 12 under par. The event was won by Australian Ryan Gaske...

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