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2 November 2017 1:17 PM Hot Melbourne Utd back on NBL winners list

Melbourne United have reignited their NBL season with a crushing 87-65 home win over Cairns. Looking to bounce back from three-consecutive losses, United's talented backcourt of Casper Ware and Chris Goulding combined on Thursday night for 11 three-pointers and a total of 56 points. Promise to show more assertiveness in attack, Ware led all scorers with 26 points 43

1 November 2017 5:03 PM India canter to 53-run win, break NZ jinx to go 1-0 ahead

NEW DELHI: India finally tasted success against the team that has been their Achilles heel for long in this format when they outplayed butter-fingered New Zealand by 53 runs in the first Twenty20 International here tonight. At the end of the lopsided game that was also veteran seamer Ashish Nehra's last in competitive cricket, hosts India sauntered to a 1-0 lead in the three-match 8

31 October 2017 4:08 PM Size matters as Ireland bid falls short in stadia and cities

Comparative scoring under ‘Venue and Cities’ plays big part in Ireland’s low score Whatever way you look at it, Tuesday’s recommendation by the board of the Rugby World Cup (RWC) that South Africa host the 2023 tournament comes as a hugely disappointing and damaging blow to the Irish bid. Whether it was based on misguided optimism or not, Ireland began 9

31 October 2017 4:08 PM Big blow to Irish bid for Rugby World Cup as report recommends South Africa

Comparative scoring under ‘Venue and Cities’ plays big part in Ireland’s low score Whatever way you look at it, Tuesday’s recommendation by the board of the Rugby World Cup (RWC) that South Africa host the 2023 tournament comes as a hugely disappointing and damaging blow to the Irish bid. Whether it was based on misguided optimism or not, Ireland began

29 October 2017 6:41 AM Canterbury continue Mitre 10 Cup dynasty

Canterbury have continued their incredible dominance of the national provincial championship with a clearcut victory in the Premiership final over Tasman tonight. Richie Mo'unga was the standout for the red and blacks, the No10 scoring a grand final-record 25 points and buoyed perhaps by his time with the All Blacks in Brisbane last week. Mo'unga scored 14

29 October 2017 4:44 AM Aust to play NZ for Fast5 netball bronze

Australia will play New Zealand for bronze in the Fast5 Netball World Series after defeating South Africa 31-18 in Melbourne on Sunday. Bouncing back from the disappointment of missing out on the gold medal match, the Australians outclassed South Africa to secure third place on the ladder at the end of the preliminary rounds. The victory sets up another 19

28 October 2017 8:20 AM Canterbury claim ninth title in a decade

Canterbury have continued their incredible dominance of the national provincial championship with a clearcut victory in the Premiership final over Tasman tonight. Richie Mo'unga was the standout for the red and blacks, the No10 scoring a grand final-record 25 points and buoyed perhaps by his time with the All Blacks in Brisbane last week. Mo'unga scored 15

28 October 2017 7:06 AM Towns has 33 and 19 as Timberwolves hold off Thunder 119-116

When Jimmy Butler was sidelined for two games with an upper respiratory infection, the Minnesota Timberwolves lacked energy and struggled on defense. The end result was a pair of losses by an average of 22 points. In Butler's return Friday night against Oklahoma City, it was evident just how different a team Minnesota is with him on the court 13

28 October 2017 4:12 AM Towns, Butler lead Timberwolves over Thunder 119-116

MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 19 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-116 on Friday night. Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, back after missing two games with an upper respiratory infection, came up big down the stretch. He scored nine points in the final 4:09 to help the Wolves close it out. Butler 12

27 October 2017 7:39 PM Wellington wins extra-time thriller

After 100 minutes of rugby, Wellington finally overcame Bay of Plenty in an extra-time thriller; victorious 59-45 in a game which had it all. It was sweet relief for Wellington. It had eight times previously marched into a final with hopes of ending the night raising a trophy aloft. Eight times it was left watching on as its opponent basked in the glory 18