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Steven Adams still on the sidelines as understrength New Orleans Pelicans' NBA playoff hopes end
Steven Adams was one of four big names to be missing for the critical loss to the Mavericks. 
© 2021 8:25pm 

Isaiah Moss, grounded Jets and Doomsday Double: NBL's talking points ahead of round 3
Nugs star Isaiah Moss heats up, the Jets' DeAndre Daniels stays cool and how tough is the Doomsday Double? 
© 2021 7:35pm 

Five-week penalty for kicking opposition rugby player's head too soft: club
A Wellington rugby club is appealing against the outcome of a judicial hearing for an on-field fracas which it says is an "absolute fiasco". 
© 2021 6:45pm 

Warriors: Return plans not off table, yet
The Warriors say no decision has been made on whether the NRL side will come home to New Zealand next month. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 6:15pm 

UFC: How mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor went from welfare cheques to the world's richest athlete
Conor McGregor's alarm would go off at 5am. He'd drag himself out of the spare room in his mum's house he was sharing with his girlfriend and walk in the dark, freezing cold Dublin morning until he reached a nearby highway.After... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 6:15pm 

Damian McKenzie to No 10 as Chiefs look to get attack firing in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman
After just 33 tries in 17 Super Rugby Aotearoa games, the Chiefs want to see their good attacking work converted better, as bonus points loom crucial in short competition. 
© 2021 5:05pm 

Auckland Rugby sees promising rise in club team numbers, despite Covid disruption
Auckland Rugby is celebrating a healthy rise in club team numbers, especially at junior level which has enjoyed a 10 per cent growth on 2019 pre-Covid levels.This year there are 69 more junior club teams compared with 2019, with... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 4:55pm 

Women in Rugby Aotearoa's open letter to those seeking NZ sport's top job
Top figures in women's rugby ask those seeking the sport's top job to detail their plans. 
© 2021 4:15pm 

Australian prime minister's office saves Warriors from paying out $5.5m in tax compensation
This week's Australian Federal budget contained a rule changed which saved the Warriors and Phoenix millions of dollars. 
© 2021 4:15pm 

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Black Ferns star Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate's mother's 'death stares' helped inspire fearsome haka
A life immersed in Maori culture and the thought of her mother's 'death stares' made leading the haka easy for Black Ferns star. 
© 2021 4:15pm 

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Motorsport: Michael Schumacher's wife reportedly selling $10m family mansion
Michael Schumacher's wife is reportedly selling the couple's mansion as the Formula 1 icon continues his lengthy rehabilitation.The German great suffered devastating head injuries while skiing in the French Alps in 2013 and was... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:17pm 

Immigration Minister confronted at rally over border restrictions
Crowd rallies at Parliament over border closures, saying families are separated 
© 2021 RadioNZ 7:25pm 

Millions saved: Australian federal budget measure saves Warriors, Wellington Phoenix from huge tax headache
The Australian federal budget this week includes a rule that will save the Warriors and the Wellington Phoenix millions of dollars in tax compensation. 
© 2021 6:45pm 

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Proposed mountainbike park at Waikaia gets thumbs up from bikers
Mountain bikers have urged Waikaia residents to support a plan to build a mountainbike park in a forestry block near the town. 
© 2021 5:05pm 

Super Rugby: Hooker Codie Taylor to captain the Crusaders in his 100th match
Crusaders ring the changes as Codie Taylor takes over the captaincy from Scott Barrett for trans-Tasman opener. 
© 2021 5:05pm 

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ANZ Premiership coaches united against 2-point shot
Australia's flagship netball league is sticking with a largely unpopular two-point shot but it seems there's little chance that will happen here. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 4:35pm 

'Like rolling a turd in glitter': Irrigation consent sparks rally on water issues
There was outcry at Environment Canterbury's HQ after consent for a massive irrigation scheme was renewed without public input. 
© 2021 4:15pm 

Returning Wellington Phoenix banking on big home crowd to pack out Sky Stadium
The Phoenix have set their sights on a record crowd for their first game in Wellington in 433 days. 
© 2021 4:15pm 

Super Rugby: Everything you need to know about the trans-Tasman competition
Do the Aussies have any chance against their Kiwi counterparts in the new 10-team competition? 
© 2021 4:15pm 

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