31-08-2022 Breakfast Bites Podcast S02E62 #TeivovoSports #TeivovoDigital #TeivovoRugby #TeivovoLeague




Malo  and welcome to Episode 62 of Breakfast Bites by TeivovoSports.com – a  wrap of Pasifika peoples sports on this overcast and slightly windy  Wednesday morning 31 August 2022 – coming to you from the 180th meridian  in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

In tennis – Serena Williams’ sponsors are rolling out the red carpet to commemorate what is likely to be her final US Tennis Open at Forest Hills.

Gatorade and Nike each  released signature Ad campaigns honoring the icon. Nike got Beyonce to  voice their Ad and also created a figure skating-inspired dress made of  six layers to honor her six tournament titles.

Her Nike tennis sneakers contain a diamond-encrusted Swoosh and solid gold lace deubrés and 400 individual hand-set diamonds.

And if all that isn’t enough, Serena Williams graces this month’s cover of TIME Magazine.

Okay  so the fans are also showing their love, with 71,332 in attendance at  the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center yesterday – the  second-highest attendance in U.S. Open history — and even more  impressive, it was for the first-round and not finals.

During the evening match play, 29,402 fans shattered the US Open attendance record to see Williams, and notably, the majority of fans left before or during the following match featuring men’s star Nick Kyrgios.

Williams  will play in potentially her final singles match tonight against Anett  Kontaveit — who is currently ranked second in the world.

Go Serena Go!

In rugby – FINALLY someone has said it!

Sir  John Kirwan has called for All Blacks Captain Sam Cane to sit out a  Test (or two) and to be replaced by Blues Captain, Dalton Papali’i who  last featured at blindside and off the bench in the Ireland  series.

This is stating the obvious, but no one in the Kiwi media or top rugby circles will say it – Sam Cane is a bit of a dud.

If  he is indeed replaced by Papali’i it will cruelly expose Cane for his  lack of impact in ball carries and contesting the breakdown, plus his  poor decision-making and leadership under pressure.

Whew glad to get that off my chest.

In rugby league – NRL  Games Round 25 Thu Eels v Storm at CommBank Stadium, Fri Bulldogs v Sea  Eagles at Accor Stadium, Roosters v Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium. On  Sat NZ Warriors v Titans at Mt Smart Stadium, Dragons v Broncos at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium and Cowboys v Panthers in Townsville.

In football – Man U has signed Brazilian forward Antony after agreeing a transfer fee of £86Million with Ajax for the 22-year-old. Antony  has 31 goals and 27 assists in 134 games for Ajax and Sao Paulo, and  two goals and two assists in nine internationals for Brazil.

In  boxing – Youtuber Jake Paul will fight MMA legend Anderson Silva in  October. Silva was the UFC Middleweight Champion from 2006-2012 with 10  title defenses winning 16 fights in a row – a record to this day.  However, Silva is now 47 years old and only won one of his last nine UFC  fights.

You  know I once played in the same team as Sir John Kirwin – no not the All  Blacks, OK not exactly the same team, BUT the same grade – Auckland  Club rugby 3rd division for Marist.

For TeivovoSports.com – I’m Culden Kamea, Mahalo, vina’a and thank you!

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