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Horse racing: Pods as the Cup show goes ahead at Trentham
The Wellington Racing Club is thankful their Cup Day meeting at Trentham on Saturday is able to go ahead.The 10,000 expected crowd will be reduced to a tenth of the size under Covid-19 red light restrictions, with the club utilising... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 10:30pm 

Highlanders forced to cancel Queenstown pre-season game
The Highlanders have cancelled their Super Rugby pre-season match against Moana Pasifika in Queenstown - and moved another behind closed doors. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 7:07pm 

Football: At least six dead in stampede at African Cup match
At least six people died in a crush outside a stadium hosting a game at Africa's top football tournament in Cameroon on Monday, a local government official said, realising fears over the capacity of the country to stage the continent's... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 3:50pm 

Major Taupo cycle event cancelled again due to Covid-19 red light setting
New Zealand's largest cycling event, the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is the latest to fall under the Covid-19 red traffic light level. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 3:12pm 

Bad Bunny announces summer stadium tour
Weeks away from kicking off his sold-out arena tour, "El Último Tour Del Mundo," Bad Bunny has already made plans for another marathon of concert dates, coming to stadiums across North America and Latin America. 
© 2022 CNN 2:21pm 

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-American athletes were reportedly told to use burner phones in Beijing due to a 'unique opportunity for cybercrime' at the Winter Olympics
-NBCUniversal is partnering with TikTok for the Winter Olympics

Tennis: Novak Djokovic could play in France under latest vaccine rules
Top-ranked player Novak Djokovic could be allowed to defend his French Open title under the latest Covid-19 rules adopted by the French government, even if he is still not vaccinated when the clay-court Grand Slam starts in May.Djokovic... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 8:32am 

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Cricket: Ex-Zimbabwe captain reveals drugs, match-fixing scandal
Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Brendan Taylor admitted Monday he took money from match-fixers who tried to blackmail him into manipulating international games with a secret video of him using cocaine on a visit to India in 2019.Taylor... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 5:50am 

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Tennis Australia backflips on Peng Shuai T-shirt ban at Australian Open
Tennis Australia has overturned a ban on Australian Open spectators wearing T-shirts referring to the controversy around Chinese player Peng Shuai. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 7:57pm 

Beijing takes to the ice as Winter Olympics approach
The BBC's Stephen McDonell spends a day on the ice with some local enthusiasts in Beijing. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 6:41pm 

Australian Open live: Michael Venus and Tim Pütz v Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis - doubles quarter-final
Follow live as Kiwi Michael Venus and his German partner Tim Pütz take on Aussie wildcards Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the Australian Open doubles quarter-final. Kiwi doubles player Michael Venus is facing a mouthwatering... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 5:54pm 

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More change on way in Cycling NZ coaching ranks
Another coach at Cycling New Zealand is stepping away from his role, with women's endurance coach Ross Machejefski shifting away from the job. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 2:41pm 

Men riding on bonnet involved in car crash captured on video
A home security camera has captured the moment a car surfing stunt went inevitably wrong on Auckland street, sending two men flying on to the road after a collision with a parked car.The bizarre incident played out in Weymouth in... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 1:17pm 

Australian Open 2022: Ash Barty rival Jessica Pegula is overlooked as the richest person in tennis
Australian world No 1 Ash Barty goes into battle on Tuesday against billionaire heiress Jessica Pegula — the player constantly overlooked as the richest person in the sport.The American is through to her second-consecutive quarter-final... 
© 2022 NZ Herald 11:52am 

Navratilova slams Tennis Australia over Peng Shuai stance
Martina Navratilova said Australian Open organisers were cowardly to prevent fans from wearing shirts bearing messages of support for Chinese player Peng Shuai at the Grand Slam. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 7:04am 

Second seed beaten at Australian Open
Estonia's Kaia Kanepi rallied from a set down to topple world number two Aryna Sabalenka to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time. 
© 2022 RadioNZ 6:03am 

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