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Lewis Clareburt breaks another NZ record with 200m individual medley win

Wellington swimmer Lewis Clareburt has ended the New Zealand Swimming Championships on a high, smashing a third new national record, and swimming a second Olympic qualifying time. After earlier in the week breaking the men’s...

Kyle Jamieson makes winning start to IPL career against Trent Boult’s defending champs

Indian Premier League rookie Kyle Jamieson made a winning start in a star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore on opening night in Chennai. The Black Caps allrounder, who fetched a mammoth $2.85 million at the player auction, snared a wicket then had to sacrifice himself with the bat as team-mate AB de Villiers guided RCB to a...

10th April

Suva warriors win

Suva Cricket Association general secretary Sevuloni Baba said the climax of an all Suva final was testament to the good work the association was doing especially after going through a rebuilding phase. “After a trying year the association was marred by COVID-19, but we are thankful to have come this far and know the future...

9th April

Levuka event a success

ORGANISERS of the 2021 Bumble Bee 5km Levuka Fun Run/ Walk for Life event say it was an overwhelming success. The one-day event last Saturday was organised by the Ovalau Events Management committee with about 175 participants taking part. Organisers say the age of these participants range from two to 64 years old. Prizes were...

America’s Cup: American Magic skipper reveals life-threatening drama in capsize

American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson has revealed for the first time the life-threatening situation he found himself in during their dramatic America’s Cup capsize, needing to be cut free by a crew member to get to safety. The high speed capsize of Patriot remains one of the most vivid memories of Auckland 2021, with the...

From radio DJ to running cricket’s World Cup

Andrea Nelson was a teenage sports drop-out statistic – something that’s stayed with her and influenced her career. She was, she says, “the girl that dropped PE as soon as we got to fifth form. Actually, I never found a way to engage with organised sport, which is something that really inspires me in my...

Transgender athletes likely banned from girls’ and women’s sport in Kansas, West Virginia

As Sport New Zealand and New Zealand Rugby continue to address the “complex issue” of transgender inclusion in sport, in the United States Kansas lawmakers are moving to ban transgender athletes. Transgender females in West Virginia would be banned from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges under a bill that...

‘Joseph Parker won’t be able to handle Dereck Chisora’s heat’

Dereck Chisora’s fight plan for Joseph Parker has been revealed with relentless aggression promised for their heavyweight showdown in Britain. Chisora and former WBO champion Parker square off on May 2 (NZT), both tuning up with new trainers. American Buddy McGirt, the man in the corner of Chisora, doesn’t believe Parker will be able to...

8th April

Moce and Suva in semis

DEFENDING Suva Cricket Easter champions Suva Warriors will take on Moce in the semi-final of the sanctioned cricket Easter championship at Albert Park today. The other semi-final will see Ono-I-Lau against Suva Crusaders. In the quarter-finals, Suva Warriors beat Nadi Jets while Ono-I-Lau beat CF Invitational. Moce beat Oneata while Suva Crusaders beat Komo. Moce...

America’s Cup winners make Tokyo Olympics pact

Good mates and fierce rivals, premier New Zealand sailors Josh Junior and Andy Maloney have made a pact they hope will see both get to the Tokyo Olympics in differing roles. Fresh off their America’s Cup success with Team New Zealand, the pair are about to head to Bermuda to help debut New Zealand’s involvement...

Prakash modifies car to achieve better time

Car racer Sandeep Prakash is racing against time to get his car ready for this Sunday’s Pacific Energy ¼ Mile Drag Race Series 2. Fiji Motorsports Association President Raizal Haniff said the clutch for Fiji’s fastest legal street car has arrived yesterday and Prakash is trying his best to get his car ready before race...

Kasperek’s six-wicket haul not enough for White Ferns

The Australian cricketing juggernaut continued as the visitors retained the Rose Bowl with a 71-run win over the White Ferns in the second ODI at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui. Australia have now won the Rose Bowl for 22 years and made the final game of this series in Mt Maunganui on Saturday a dead-rubber....

Prasad claims South Seas Club snooker title

Vinesh Prasad made a brilliant bounce back to take out the South Seas Club Snooker Tournament sponsored by General Machinery for the Anil Singh and Narayan Taman Trophy. The M Hanif Investments sales representative went down to giant-killer Abdul Zaved shockingly 2-0 in the opening match of the group stage but then reset his focus...

7th April

Tough competition for Easter cricketers

Cricket Fiji is expecting a tough competition as the Easter Cup Championship heads to the final days this week. Tournament director Sitiveni Rokoro said all teams had been performing exceptionally well in the past days. “The players portrayed a high level of skills in all the games they played in, starting from the first day,”...

Dad-son duo win Easter golf event

Nadi Muslim College student Saroon Hussein teamed up with his dad Abid, Fiji’s top amateur golfer, to win the Four R Electrical & Building services Pte Ltd-sponsored 2 men 18 holes stroke Ambrose event at the Lautoka Golf Links course on Easter Monday. The proud duo shot an impressive 59.25 nett for top honours. Alex...

Joseph Parker feeding off Tyson Fury’s positive energy

AUCKLAND, 07 APRIL 2021 (STUFF NZ) – Joseph Parker is feeding off Tyson Fury’s positive energy and determined not to be baited by Dereck Chisora, declaring the boxing ring is the place to determine who the chicken is from their testy rivalry. The two heavyweights clash in Britain on May 2 (NZT), finally coming together...

North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics citing COVID-19, dashing South Korea hopes

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea will not join the Tokyo Olympics this year due to coronavirus concerns, the country’s sports ministry said on Tuesday, dashing South Korean hopes the Games could be a catalyst to revive stalled peace talks. It will be the first time North Korea has missed a Summer Olympics since it boycotted...

6th April

Osaka requests cancellation of torch relay leg

TOKYO (Reuters) – Authorities in Japan’s Osaka, who have repeatedly said they want to cancel one leg of the Olympic torch relay, formally requested that the route through the western city be cancelled, a Tokyo 2020 organising spokesperson said on Monday. The relay, due to reach Osaka in mid-April, is seen as the first major...

From scrambled eggs to pulled pork, Watson savours familiarity of Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga (Reuters) – There are many benefits to membership at the ultra-exclusive Augusta National Golf Club, including access to a pristine course and a chance to rub shoulders with the rich and powerful. But two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson savours a simpler perk nearly a decade since he threw on the green jacket for...

US Masters returns to traditional date

The Masters returns to its traditional date this week as the year’s first men’s major at Augusta National and Dustin Johnson is the player to beat on a layout that, while familiar, will play and look much different than the one he triumphed on five months ago. Colourful, blooming azaleas set against emerald fairways and...

IWF asks IOC to approve new weightlifting qualifying rules for Tokyo 2020

(INSIDE THE GAMES)—The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has sent amended qualifying rules for Tokyo 2020 to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) only two days before athletes return to the platform. It has also moved the venue of the IWF Junior World Championships, announced the date of its all-important Constitutional Congress as June 30, and reversed...

5th April

Club starts charity drives

THE Lautoka Golf Club will start its inaugural pool table competition alongside the 4R Electrical Ltd and Islands Electric-sponsored 2 men stroke Ambrose event at the golf links today. The event kick-starts the club’s fundraising drives to help people who are in need. The club was amonmg sporting organisations which donated to the Prime ministers...

Lee swings to victory in Lautoka

SAM Lee continued his fine form to take out the professional title during the Girmit Open Pro-Am at the Lautoka Golf Club course on Saturday. Lee shot five under par 64 to walk away $800 richer. Roneel Prakash finished as the runner-up after carding one shot behind Lee. He collected $600. Fiji PGA secretary Amitesh...

Bua leads snooker championship race

FORMER Fiji champion Epeli Bua breezed through the pool stage to qualify for the eliminations stage in the General Machinery-sponsored South Seas Club Snooker Championship in Lautoka on the weekend. Bua was on fire winning all three matches without dropping a singled frame. He defeated Raj Mani Pillay 2-0, Anil Narayan 2-0 and Chung Lee...

White Ferns woe, Aussies glow after ‘special’ world record

White Ferns captain Amy Satterthwaite had to reflect on another woeful one-day international (ODI) defeat as Australia revelled in breaking a world record that could be unbeatable for a long time. Sunday’s dominant six-wicket victory over the White Ferns in Mount Maunganui was the Australian women’s team 22nd on the trot and bettered the previous ODI record...

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