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PML Third round begins
PML Third Round Begins
Two of Palau Major League Baseball’s top teams, generic Koror and Airai got the third round off to a fast start with Koror jumping to 7-0 lead in the first inning and were carrying the shut out going into the 3rd until Reagan Sidoi goes on a one man scoring spree hitting a triple to make it 9-3 following that up in the bottom of the 5th with this hit (kablois) A 3 run homer to make things interesting at 11-6 with still plenty of time left.  Koror’s Royce Sadang finished off his complete game, information pills shutting Airai down the rest of the way and sealing the final score at 11-6. PML’s other games last featured a Meyun’s win over Ngerbeches and Thursday night’s game was moved to tonight which will feature Kayangel and Ngerbeched.  Koror and Meyuns face off over the weekend.
Former Palau Dive Guide WINS Emmy!
Former Palau Dive Guide Wins an Emmy Award
 As reported on Mike-ro sports a couple weeks back, buy more about Hawaii based underwater filmmaker Craig Musburger who spent time in Palau as a dive guide, received an emmy nomination for his work on the Iron Man triathalon.  Mike-ro sports recieved this message from Craig this week… “We won!!!! I really didn’t expect this, but the awards were announced last night in New York and we won! Super stoked.”
Congratulations Craig from all of us here at OTV and hope to see you in Palau sometime in the future!
Junior Seau January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012
Loss of American Samoan Football athlete
The world mourns the loss of American Samoan athlete Tiaina Baul Seau Jr.  Affectionately known as Junior, there was nothing small about the way he played football or in the way he lived his life.  After spending his early years in American Samoa, Junior began his legendary career in San Diego before attending the University of Southern California.  His hometown San Diego Chargers took him fifth overall in the 1990 NFL draft where he quickly established himself as one of the most tenacious, hard-hitting linebackers in the game. The 6-foot, 3-inch, 250-lb Seau, spent twelve Pro-Bowl seasons with San Diego before finishing his career in Miami and New England.  Seau lead San Diego to their only Superbowl appearance and was also a key player in New England’s perfect Superbowl season. Seau’s family hails from Aunu’u a small volcanic island of less than 500 people just off the southeastern shore of Tutuila in American Samoa. Seau was an inspiration and source of pride for Samoans, creating Samoan day events called “sister city” days that he held in San Diego county in addition to his children’s charity work for his acclaimed Junior Seau Foundation.
Tragically his apparent cause of death was deemed a suicide from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the chest making that a total of 5 suicides by former NFL athletes over the past 6 years, a disturbing trend that many health officials suspect could be connected to head injuries sustained during their playing career.
Our heartful condolences to the family of Junior Seau. The most rarest of combinations, a true warrior as well as a profound humanitarian.
5 year anniversary Earthrace
Earthrace 5 Year anniversary
 On May 1st 2007 at exactly 8:30 pm marks the 5 year anniversary of when Jennifer Koskelin and I boarded the now infamous Earthrace.  Little did we know back then, that would kick off a chain reaction of events that would lead to one failed attempt, followed by a successful record breaking voyage, which would lead to a sleek retrofit, reality tv fame and a showdown with japanese whaling vessel that made international headlines.  For those that have been watching OTV over the years have caught a glimpse of a trailer chronicling Jenn and my storied adventure.  So where’s the rest of it?  All I can say is the wait will finally be over…stay tuned to OTV for exclusive behind the scenes footage from Jenn and my trip and maybe we’ll hear from some old friends along the way.  In the meantime, I’m glad my feet are firmly placed in Palau and we’ll leave you with scenes from Palau Little League opening ceremonies.
That is all for this week’s sports recap.