Malo and welcome to Episode 60 of Breakfast Bites by TeivovoSports.com – a wrap of Pasifika peoples sports on this cloudy Monday morning 28 August 2022 – coming to you from the 180th meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
In rugby – Fiji will play New Zealand for the LA7s title at 12.28pm after they beat Australia 10-29 in the LA7s semifinal and New Zealand beat Samoa 26-28. Australia wins the World Rugby HSBC 7s Series if they win the bronze medal game. Fiji has to win the LA7s to win the 2022 Series, if they lose then the Blitzboks eat the chocolates.
In the LA7s Cup QFs earlier this morning, Australia 40-14 Kenya, Fiji 28-12 USA, Samoa 24-19 Argentina and New Zealand 29-14 Ireland.
In rugby league – With one round to go in the season the Raiders and Broncos will fight it out for a spot in the Top 8. While the Panthers are the only team locked in to a spot and number one at that, the Sharks, Cowboys, Storm, Eels, Roosters and Rabbitohs need to win this weekend to finish as high on the ladder as possible.
In football – England Captain, Harry Kane scored another brace for Tottenham 2-0 Nottingham Forest.
Meanwhile in France, a story is breaking across French media about Police investigating a claim by Paul Pogba that his own brother, Mathias, is part of a €13Million blackmail attempt by an organised crime gang.
A mint condition 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for US$12.6Million yesterday, blasting into the record books as the highest ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has grown exponentially in recent years.
The rare Mickey Mantle card eclipsed the record just posted a few months ago — US$9.3M for the jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the infamous “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 FIFA World Cup against England.
Just last month, the heavyweight boxing belt reclaimed by Muhammad Ali in his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” against the now-infamous George Foreman sold for nearly US$6.2M.
In boxing – Mad Irishman and former UFC superstar, Connor McGregor – remember him? Well he’s currently on a cruise with his fiancé Daphne Dee and they are anchored off the Spanish party island of Ibiza, where apparently McGregor has posted a video of himself having sex with . . uh Dee I guess, on the top deck of his super yacht!
Ummm – I always wondered what super yachts are for?
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