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  • Otago narrowly lose bruising encounter

    16 September 2017 7:09 AM 2

    The game had two yellow cards and a red card to Tasman centre Levi Aumua after he put in a nasty tip tackle in the second half. It was a willing encounter and plenty of tired bodies in the game. Tasman skipped out to 29-13 early in the second half through a penalty try and held off a fast finishing Otago. The home team came back in the final 10 minutes

  • Ertz scores twice, US tops New Zealand

    16 September 2017 4:42 AM 4

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Julie Ertz scored twice in an eight-minute span in the first half, Alex Morgan added a goal in the 79th minute and the United States women beat New Zealand 3-1 on Friday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Morgan tied Cindy Parlow for seventh on the U.S. national team goals list with 75. In the 16th minute, Denver-area native

  • Live coverage of All Blacks v Springboks Rugby Championship Test

    16 September 2017 3:57 AM 2

    FIERCE rivals New Zealand and South Africa go toe-to-toe in Auckland tonight (5.35pm kick-off AEST) in a crunch match that will be pivotal in deciding the outcome of this year’s Rugby Championship. Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth described the clash as “massive” and “the biggest challenge of the year” with plenty at stake for both teams. LIVE stream

  • Meech improves to second at Laser worlds

    16 September 2017 2:35 AM 2

    A red-hot Cypriot sailor stands between Kiwi Sam Meech and the overall lead after the second day of the Laser world championship in Split, Croatia. Meech was second in his fleet race on Friday to improve from third to second on seven net points. That result, which followed a first and a fourth on day one, leaves the Rio Olympic bronze medalist trailing

  • Oracle founder swipes at AWS as cloud business surges

    15 September 2017 5:05 PM 2

    Cloud business surges but share price sinks following Q1 results Oracle founder Larry Ellison has made his customary dig at Amazon Web Services (AWS) following the release of Oracle's quarterly results, which saw its cloud revenue jump 51 per cent. For the three months ending 31 August 2017, Oracle's cloud revenue rose to $1.5bn - making up 16 per cent of the vendor's

  • Read reassures All Blacks newbies

    15 September 2017 5:01 PM 2

    All Blacks captain Kieran Read says the side's younger players should play their own game against South Africa on Saturday, and not try too hard. That's the message Kieran Read will give to his All Blacks side's inexperienced troops before Saturday's Rugby Championship showdown with South Africa. Injuries, sabbaticals and absences have forced the world

  • British officials unmoved on Parker ref

    14 September 2017 9:47 PM 5

    A bid to have a British referee replaced for Joseph Parker's world heavyweight title defence against Hughie Fury looks set to fail. A British referee appears to be cemented in place for Joseph Parker's world heavyweight title defence, much to the disdain of his management. Kiwi Parker's promoters hit out this week at the appointment of experienced Birmingham-based

  • Oracle set to snub next America's Cup

    14 September 2017 9:12 PM 5

    Leading US sailing journalist Bob Fisher, writing for Yachts & Yachting, says former Oracle syndicate leader Kiwi Sir Russell Coutts had confirmed Ellison might not be at the next Cup in Auckland in 2021. In an email to Fisher, Coutts said: "My understanding is that Oracle/Larry will not be entering." Fisher said it appeared "one Rich American Called

  • Two Leinster players denied entry to South Africa

    14 September 2017 1:04 PM 3

    JOHANNESBURG, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Two players from Irish club Leinster, travelling to South Africa for their first PRO14 match in the country, were refused entry because they did not have the required visa, the club said on Thursday. Leinster captain Isa Nacewa and scrumhalf Jamison Gibson-Park were both sent home on arrival on Wednesday because they did not have the visa, which

  • Dreyer to start at tighthead prop for Springboks

    14 September 2017 7:27 AM 4

    Ruan Dreyer has replaced fellow tight head prop Coenie Oosthuizen, who broke his arm in last week’s 23-23 draw with the Wallabies in Perth.(SABC) Lions prop Ruan Dreyer will make his second test appearance for South Africa against the All Blacks after coach Allister Coetzee made three changes to his side that faced Australia for the Rugby Championship