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May 28, 2019
Cricket World Cup live updates and commentary: Black Caps v South Africa

Cricket World Cup live updates and commentary: Black Caps v South Africa

All the Cricket World Cup action between the Black Caps and South Africa.

2019 Cricket World Cup: Black Caps v South Africa - All you need to know

2019 Cricket World Cup: Black Caps v South Africa - All you need to know

The Black Caps are set to play in their fifth match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, against South Africa in Birmingham tonight. Niall Anderson runs through all you need to know – well, at least most of what you need to know - about...

Rugby league: Former NRL bad boy John Hopoate says he embraces his past 'finger antics'

Rugby league: Former NRL bad boy John Hopoate says he embraces his past 'finger antics'

Former rugby league bad boy John Hopoate has embraced his past indiscretions and says he is "proud" of his finger antics.Hopoate was suspended for a record 45 weeks over 13 season in the top grade and is one of Australian rugby...

Former rugby league star Manu Vatuvei reveals boxing career ended after one fight due to brain cyst

Former rugby league star Manu Vatuvei reveals boxing career ended after one fight due to brain cyst

Manu Vatuvei looked to launch a career as a professional boxer after stepping away from rugby league. He tells Christopher Reive about the brain cyst that ruled boxing out as an option for him and how dancing filled the void. Life...

Super Rugby: Return of All Black front-rowers hands Crusaders big advantage

Super Rugby: Return of All Black front-rowers hands Crusaders big advantage

The Highlanders have Ben Smith back for their quarter-final in Christchurch but the Crusaders have been able to select an All Black tight five following the return from injury of both Owen Franks and Codie Taylor, a state of affairs...

New Zealand Rugby League CEO Greg Peters on eligibility rules: 'We are advocating for a change'

New Zealand Rugby League CEO Greg Peters on eligibility rules: 'We are advocating for a change'

Change may be on the way for international league eligibility rules — again.The New Zealand Rugby League will be taking a case to the sport's international federation, asking for a tightening of the current regulations, which allow...

'Trust me': Winston Peters on setting the funding formula for sporting bodies

'Trust me': Winston Peters on setting the funding formula for sporting bodies

Racing Minister Winston Peters says the sporting sector should trust him with his new powers to determine how money from sports betting is used to fund the sector.And he says he won't consult with the sporting sector directly, though...

Best of Bender: Ranking Ben Smith's top performances for the Highlanders

Best of Bender: Ranking Ben Smith's top performances for the Highlanders

Ben Smith has played some mighty games for the Highlanders over the decade he has been in the team. Steve Hepburn of the Otago Daily Times picks 10 of the best. 10 v Chiefs, Hamilton, 2016, won 25-15 This was a tough match for...

Rugby: Minister for Sport Grant Robertson says 11-year-old girl should be allowed to play in school's 1st XV

Rugby: Minister for Sport Grant Robertson says 11-year-old girl should be allowed to play in school's 1st XV

Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson says an 11-year-old girl should be able to play in her school's First XV in an upcoming tournament.This comes after Briar Hales, 11, a Year 7 Havelock North Intermediate student,...

All Blacks: Highlanders great Ben Smith named to start against Crusaders

All Blacks: Highlanders great Ben Smith named to start against Crusaders

Highlanders co-captain Ben Smith has been named to start at fullback against the Crusaders in their Super Rugby quarter-final on Friday.Smith has been battling a hamstring strain for more than a month after leaving the field against...

South Africa in disarray - Black Caps too 'clinical' says their pundit

South Africa in disarray - Black Caps too 'clinical' says their pundit

South Africa are portrayed as a team in disarray before their make-or-break cricket World Cup clash against New Zealand, which starts tonight.Renowned South African sports writer Neil Manthorp said the Proteas are too reliant on...

Cricket World Cup: Record breaking day as England go top with thrashing of Afghanistan

Cricket World Cup: Record breaking day as England go top with thrashing of Afghanistan

Eoin Morgan came out swinging in an innings that started with an awkward-looking tangle involving his opposing captain, and ended with a world-record clutter of sixes.The England captain's 148 from 71 balls against Afghanistan today...

While you were sleeping: Star's shocker: The worst bowling figures in World Cup history

While you were sleeping: Star's shocker: The worst bowling figures in World Cup history

England moved to the top of the table with a big win over Afghanistan this morning. Here is everything you need to know from the overnight action. Not a great day for Rashid Khan With a record number of sixes being hit by England...

Tennis: New Zealand crush Bangladesh 3-0 in opening Fed Cup tie

Tennis: New Zealand crush Bangladesh 3-0 in opening Fed Cup tie

The New Zealand Fed Cup team has swept Bangladesh 3-0 in a dominant start to the Asia Oceania Group 2 tournament in Kuala Lumpur.Emily Fanning kicked things off with a 6-0 6-0 victory over Jarin Sultana Jolly. Kiwi number one Paige...

Athletics: IAAF claims Olympic champion Semenya is 'biologically male'

Athletics: IAAF claims Olympic champion Semenya is 'biologically male'

The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is "biologically male" and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to...

Rugby: Priest's powerful message to Israel Folau

Rugby: Priest's powerful message to Israel Folau

A popular Anglican priest in Gosford has publicly spoken out against Israel Folau in the wake of his latest attack on gay and transgender people.Father Rod Bower of Gosford Anglican Church is well-known for the controversial and...

Tennis: Romanian great Ion Tiriac slams French Open champion Ashleigh Barty, says Australians 'can't write or read'

Tennis: Romanian great Ion Tiriac slams French Open champion Ashleigh Barty, says Australians 'can't write or read'

On the same day tennis legend Martina Navratilova declared Australian star Ash Barty a "champion" — another great went a different way.Former French Open champion Ion Tiriac slammed Barty's breakthrough French Open final triumph...

Tattooed Mongrel Mob member Puk Kireka starts Givealittle fund to further his education

Tattooed Mongrel Mob member Puk Kireka starts Givealittle fund to further his education

A Kiwi Mongrel Mob member with a Notorious face tattoo has started a Givealittle page to help fund his education.After being in prison twice, Puk Kireka, 31, has chosen to change his life around by studying sport and recreation...

Rugby league: Andrew Fifita to miss Mate Ma'a Tonga test against Kiwis due to suspension

Rugby league: Andrew Fifita to miss Mate Ma'a Tonga test against Kiwis due to suspension

When Mate Ma'a Tonga take on the Kiwis at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday, they will do so without the services of Andrew Fifita. The Tongan enforcer was handed a three-match ban by the NRL's judiciary committee after an unsuccessful...

Kiwis v Mate Ma'a Tonga: Star duo Benji Marshall and Shaun Johnson named for the Kiwis

Kiwis v Mate Ma'a Tonga: Star duo Benji Marshall and Shaun Johnson named for the Kiwis

Benji Marshall and Shaun Johnson will team up as the starting halves combination for the Kiwis in their Oceania Cup test against Mate Ma'a Tonga on Saturday.Marshall returns to the side for his 28th test seven years after his last...

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