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    Australian batsman David Warner expects a dose of short deliveries to continue from the New Zealand bowlers in the Boxing Day test at Melbourne

    Australian batsman David Warner expects a dose of short deliveries to continue from the New Zealand bowlers in the Boxing Day test at Melbourne

    Warner says although their own pacemen are quicker than the Black Caps, the likes of Neil Wagner can make batting difficult via field settings.

    Canterbury have beaten Central Districts by 30 runs in the Twenty20 Super Smash at Napier.

    Kings' left-arm wrist spinner Blake Coburn took four for 17.

    Sri Lanka have lost the series 1-nil but signed off satisfied with safety and security measures in Pakistan after the country's first home test fixtures in 10 years.

    South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander will retire from all forms of international cricket after the four-match test series against England, starting Boxing Day.

    The 34-year-old has been a mainstay of the test attack since 2011, accumulating 216 wickets at an average of 22.16.

    Sailor Brad Butterworth returns to the sea this week, on a boat he feels is a chance of taking line honours in the Sydney-to-Hobart race.

    The ex-Team New Zealand and Alinghi tactician will be aboard Black Jack, a largely Kiwi-crewed Super Maxi.

    Butterworth says it's the toughest challenge in blue water racing, effectively dipping into what he describes as "harm's way" across the Southern Ocean.

    Silver Ferns captain Laura Langman has welcomed news Noeline Taurua's extending her contract through to February 2021.

    The World Cup-winning netball coach will be entrusted with helping to develop depth in Netball New Zealand's talent and coaching structure from under-18 to elite level.

    Former world No.1 and four-time grand slam winner Kim Clijsters will make her delayed return to women's tennis in March, after a seven-year absence.

    A January start was thwarted by a knee injury.

    Canoe Racing New Zealand has added elite talent to its ranks with British 2008 Olympic champion Tim Brabants joining the coaching squad next year.

    Ferrari have extended Charles Leclerc's Formula One contract for five more years until the end of the 2024 season.

    Two-time world champion Adrian Lewis has fought back from two sets down to beat Darren Webster 4-3 and advance to the last 16 at the darts world championships in London.

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