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Italy beat spirited England

By ARNOLD CHANEL Italy saw off a feisty England side 2-1 in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup today (15 June). Claudio Marchisio scored a scorcher with a low drive from outside the box in the 35th minute as Italy grabbed the lead. It only took England two minutes to equalize after a quick counter attack saw ... Read More »

Costa Rica cause major upset

By ARNOLD CHANEL Arsenal forward Joel Campbell got a goal and an assist as Costa Rica stunned former world champions Uruguay 3-1 (15 June). Playing with Luis Suarez, Uruguay too the lead in the 24th minute after Paris Saint Germain forward Edinson Cavani converted a penalty. Costa Rica, who had previously only ever won one game at the world cup, rallied in the second ... Read More »

Colombia Cruise to win

By ARNOLD CHANEL Colombia defeated Greece 3-0 to jump to the top of Group C at the 2014 FIFA world cup (15 June). The Colombians showed no signs of missing their injured star forward Radamel Falcao as they made easy work of Greece. Pablo Armero opened the account for the South Americans in the 5th minute after he shot was deflected ... Read More »

Bainimarama saddened by loss

By ARNOLD CHANEL  Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has expressed his shock and disbelief at the tragic death of a Fijian athlete Roy Ravana Junior in the United States of America on Monday (9 June). Ravana was killed in a midday shooting which left another unidentified individual injured in Sacramento, California. “Like all Fijians, I am appalled that Roy – an ... Read More »

Ireland thrashes Fiji

By ARNOLD CHANEL Three penalty tried against Fiji ensured Ireland a five try bonus point win in the Junior Rugby World Championship in New Zealand today (10 June). Fiji lacked discipline and received three yellow cards to Vincent Sosefo, Ameniasi Natuiyaga and Aseri Robarobalevu in the 38-0 loss. The win ensures a semifinal spot for Ireland who were in complete ... Read More »

One of Fiji’s best ever golfers Dinesh Chand is heading home in August to compete in the Fiji International

Chand, a Fijian Professional golfer who now plays mainly in Japan, says he’s looking forward to supporting the PGA Tour of Australasia and OneAsia tournament in its first year. “It just feels great, I am so proud to be a Fijian,” said Chand who hasn’t played in Fiji since he turned Professional over 20 years ago. “It will be very ... Read More »

Surf conditions unexciting for Cloudbreak competition

By DRUE SLATTER After delays due to unfavourable conditions, the first heats of the ASP Fiji Pro 2014 finally kicked off yesterday (June 4) at Cloudbreak. 11 time world champion and two-time Fiji Pro champion, Kelly Slater is back to defend his title at Cloudbreak, a place find easy to call home. “I just feel like I sort of really ... Read More »

Ba Beat Rivals

BY ARNOLD CHANEL Ba resumed their title defense with a 3-0 victory against Nadi at home in their highly-anticipated Fiji Sun National League fixture this afternoon. The unavailability of star striker, Osea Vakatalesau did not prove to be detrimental for the ‘Men in Black’ as they easily slotted home three neat goals through Avinesh Swamy, Jone Vesikula and Maciu Dunadamu ... Read More »

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