Malo and welcome to Season 4 Episode 28 of Breakfast Bites, by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika Peoples sports on another beautiful blue sky Sunday morning 29 January 2023, coming to you from paradise on the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!
In rugby – the Sydney 7s semi-finals start at 4.22pm today: USA-France and Ireland-New Zealand in the Women’s comp, while the Men’s semis see France-NZ and South Africa-Fiji.
In the Cup quarter-finals at the HSBC World Rugby Sydney 7s yesterday: New Zealand 12-0 Samoa, South Africa 26-12 Ireland, Fiji 26-14 Great Britain and France tripped up Australia 17-14 with a late penalty.
In the Women’s QFs: USA 10-5 Great Britain, France 10-5 Australia, Ireland 26-12 Fijiana and NZ 33-0 Japan.
Earlier in the day, Samoa smashed Spain 15-35 in their last pool game and invitation side, Tonga had a big 26-12 win over HSBC 7s Series regulars Japan.
In tennis – powerful Belarusian, Aryna Sabalenka has broken through to win the Australian Open Women’s crown, coming back to beat Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in their final last night, 4-6 6-3 6-4.
In Sportsbiz – the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix race weekend in November this year will generate an estimated US$1.3Billion in spending in the city, including US$966Million in visitor spending and US$316Million in event operations and support; double the economic impact of the Super Bowl.
In boxing – while out riding his bike on Friday, Conor McGregor was hit by a car and posted a video on Instagram: “Got a bang of a car just now from behind. I could’ve been dead there, mate, look,” revealing his light-green bike in the centre of the road and a tear on the backside of his pants.
“Thank you God, it wasn’t my time. I’m still here,” McGregor said.
In basketball – Aussie NBA star, Ben Simmons has sent ex-fiance and UK Love Island host, May Jama a US$1Million legal demand as their separation begins to get messy.
Simmons is demanding the English TV star return the US$1M diamond engagement ring he gave her when they celebrated their engagement in December 2021 following a whirlwind romance.
But the long-distance relationship soon hit the rocks when Maya 28 decided to focus on her career in the UK — so they went their separate ways.
Who knows – maybe she will send him an exact fake replica?
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