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Guam footballers thrashed 6-0 in Iran

Ashkan Dejagah put the home side ahead from the penalty spot after ten minutes, as Asia's top ranked team took a commanding 4-0 lead into half-time at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

Mehdi Taremi and Sardar Azmoun bagged two goals each, with substitute Mehdi Torabi capping a clinical display with a final goal minutes from the end.

Defeat means the Mateo relinquish top spot in Group D to their next opponents, Oman, who beat Turkmenistan 3-1.

Storm warnings cancelled for Guam and CNMI

It says the Typhoon Watch has also been cancelled.

This morning, 9am local time, Tropical Storm Goni was 144 kilometres west of Saipan, 128 kilometres west of Tinian, 120 kilometres northwest of Rota and 168 kilometres north-northwest of Guam, packing 104 kph sustained winds. Tropical storm-force winds extend 120 from its centre.

Lead forecaster, Michael Ziobro, says Tropical Storm Goni will develop into a Typhoon either tonight or early tomorrow morning but it will be too faraway from Guam and the CNMI.

He says Goni is moving at 14 kilometres per hour.

Warnings issued as Tropical Storm nears CNMI and Guam

Evacuation centres have been opened in both territories and residents have been urged to secure their properties and stock up on supplies.

Extensive flooding has been reported in Guam, after four inches of rain fell on the island today.

Goni is currently about 185 kilometres east, northeast of Guam and about 120 kilometres south, southeast of Saipan, which is still reeling from a direct hit by category three typhoon Soudelor two weeks ago.

Tropical storm intensifies as it approches Guam and CNMI

The latest storm comes only two weeks after the Northern Marianas was struck by category three typhoon Soudelor, which caused extensive damage.

Michael Ziobro, from the US National Weather Service on Guam, says the storm is moving north, northwest at about 14 kilometres an hour and is projected to pass over Tinian and Rota early on Sunday.

Mr Ziobro says people in both the Northern Marianas and Guam should expect potentially damaging winds and heavy rain.

Guam and CNMI on tropical storm watch

The weather service says at 2pm on Friday local time, Tropical Depression 16W was over 571 kilometres east-southeast of Saipan, about 579 kilometres east-southeast of Tinian and Rota, and about 611 kilometres east of Guam.

Tropical Depression 16W continues to move west-northwest at 12 kilometres per hour with maximum sustained winds are currently at 48 kilometres per hour.

A tropical storm watch means damaging winds of 62 kilometres per hour or stronger are possible within the next 48 hours.

PNG go down to Guam in men’s basketball

They were thrashed by a highly fancied Guam side, 103-53.

Guam had height advantage, Guam showed no mercy in the first quarter 24-12.

The visitors extended their lead in the second quarter 52-24 with key shooter Jesus Cruz shooting eight 3 poiners from 10 attempts.

PNG walk over Guam with 53-0 belting

PNG'S William Rew started the avalanche of tries in the first minute of play.

From then on, it was all one sided traffic as first half tries went to Jordan Tkatchenko, Hensley Peter and Henry Kalua.

PNG went to the break with a 27-0 lead.

The second half only got worse for the Guam team gave away possession through poor ball handling and penalties.

The try scoring fest continued as Stanis Susuve, Tisa Kautu Eugene Tokavai scored more points.

Peter also grabbed his second for the game.

Guam swimmers strive for success at Pacific Games

The team won a combined total of 55 medals, according to the website foxsportspulse.com

That represents more than half of Guam's total medal count of 81. Swimmers also swept the Outstanding Male and Female Athlete of the Games awards, which were given to Pilar Shimizu (eight gold) and Jagger Stephens (11 gold).

With that type of success, Guam head coach Don San Agustin will be pushing the team to do as well or even better at the Pacific Games.