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  • Highlanders’ Super Rugby title chances dim, data says

    20 July 2017 8:59 PM

    According to the computing modelling programme, the Highlanders’ chances of winning the Super Rugby title are, well, not that bright. Dunedin firm Iris Data Science, which uses computer modelling to supply information and predictions to businesses, was invited by the Otago Daily Times to make predictions on the outcome of the Super Rugby games this season

  • Brown heavy on forwards for big battle

    20 July 2017 8:59 PM

    Midfielder Ryan Crotty comes back into the Crusaders backline, forcing David Havili back to fullback and Israel Dagg to the right wing. The Highlanders have placed Richard Buckman on the left wing to replace Tevita Li, who drops out of the squad. The forward pack is the same which started the game against the Reds last Friday night. Brown said the game was expected

  • Parole board votes to release O.J. Simpson from prison in October

    20 July 2017 7:38 PM

    LOVELOCK, Nev. -- O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star. With the ruling, the 70-year-old Simpson, who was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery

  • O.J. Simpson is granted parole after serving 9 years for Vegas robbery

    20 July 2017 7:07 PM

    O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday for convictions connected to a robbery in a Las Vegas about a decade ago. He could be out of jail as early as October. The ruling came after a hearing in which Simpson testified that he longed to be reunited with his family and children and that he has no interest in returning to the media spotlight. During the hearing

  • Sonny Bill Williams' leg burning routine is the most intense thing we've ever heard

    20 July 2017 1:46 PM

    Good grief, this sounds horrendous. Sonny Bill Williams was in good form after learning he was cleared to play for New Zealand against Australia in the first Bledisloe Cup clash of the year. The All Blacks centre was suspended for the final Test of the Lions Series after his red card for dropping his shoulder on winger Anthony Watson in the Second Test at 'The Cake Tin'. He received

  • Watch: Jordie Barrett Continues To Defy Logic With Incredible Left-Footed Touchline Conversion

    20 July 2017 7:02 AM 1

    The Hurricanes will face off against the Brumbies in Canberra tomorrow morning in what will be the first of this weekend’s Super Rugby quarter finals. The other quarter final ties see the Crusaders at home to the Highlanders, an all South African tie between the Lions and the Sharks and finally, the Stormers taking on the Chiefs. Out of all the teams

  • All Blacks give Crusaders Super boost

    20 July 2017 3:31 AM 1

    Five All Blacks have returned to the Crusaders' starting line-up for their Super Rugby quarter-final clash against the Highlanders in Christchurch on Saturday. All Blacks Joe Moody, Codie Taylor and Owen Franks, rested following the three-Test Lions series, return to present a formidable starting front row. Captain Sam Whitelock will start at lock after

  • Leali’ifano’s return lights up Super Rugby playoffs

    20 July 2017 2:49 AM 1

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Christian Leali’ifano’s return to Super Rugby after a courageous battle with cancer is inspiring players on both sides of Friday’s quarterfinal between his Brumbies and the defending champion Hurricanes. Leali’ifano will take his place on the bench for the Brumbies’ home playoff at Canberra, 11 months after being diagnosed

  • Smiths return for playoff match

    19 July 2017 9:54 PM 1

    After being rested for last week's match, the two All Blacks return to play the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday. They will wear the nine and 15 jerseys, with plenty of firepower jammed in between them. Lima Sopoaga starts at first five-eighth, while Rob Thompson pairs with Malakai Fekitoa in the midfield. That sees Richard Buckman move to the left wing, with Waisake

  • Tour de France rookie Primoz Roglic wins Stage 17

    19 July 2017 7:31 PM 1

    Speeding downhill at 45 mph on unprotected Alpine roads, Tour de France rookie Primoz Roglic scaled the race’s highest peak and then barreled down the other side while holding off the competition on the famed Galibier climb to win Stage 17 on Wednesday. Chris Froome consolidated his overall lead as Fabio Aru lost touch with the three-time champion’s