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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    Daniil Medvedev overcomes series of underarm serves from Pedro Martinez to advance to 3rd round of Australian Tennis Open

    Daniil Medvedev has overcome a series of underarm serves from opponent Pedro Martinez to advance to the third round of the Australian Tennis Open


    Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem , Alexander Zverev and Gael Monfils are other top-10 men's players to win.

    Top-six seeded women Karolina Pliskova , Simona Halep and Belinda Bencic are also through.



    New New Zealand Federation Cup captain Marina Erakovic has named a full strength squad to play next month's Asia-Oceania tournament in Wellington.

    ASB Classic competitors Paige Hourigan and Valentina Ivanov will play, as will Emily Routliffe and Emily Fanning - Kelly Southwood will debut.



    Boxing New Zealand's Olympic hopefuls are having to sit tight in Thailand.

    Nine Kiwi athletes are in limbo waiting for the the International Olympic Committee to decide where their qualifying tournament will be held.

    The one planned next month in Wuhan, China has been cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

    High performance director Mark Keddell says they hope to learn a new venue today, but athletes have to stay put with many on their own budgets.



    Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has defended his New Zealand counterpart ahead of the first T20 of their five-match series tonight at Eden Park.

    Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson has faced scrutiny for his side's performances on the Australian tour, with questions raised about his workload and if he should continue leading in all formats.

    Kohli says Williamson has earned the right to make that decision himself.



    Eden Park gets to test the capacity of their cricket facilities over Auckland anniversary weekend.

    The ground will be used four days in a row, starting with tonight's Twenty20 between New Zealand and India.

    The sides play a second game at the ground on Sunday, while the White Ferns host South Africa in ODIs on the outer oval tomorrow and Monday.



    Cycling New Zealand's scheduling is coming in for scrutiny from one of its top athletes.

    Anton Cooper says after the weekend he won't compete for around six weeks after the national championships, and their first major events of the year aren't until May.



    The Auckland Tuatara has been thrashed 10-nil at home in the first game of the Australian baseball League's Northeast Division-deciding series against the Brisbane Bandits.

    The Tuatara need one win to cement a play-off spot while they need to win the remaining three games in the series to ensure they qualify top.



    A predictable New Zealand men's sevens squad has been named for this weekend's World Series event in Hamilton.

    Scott Curry and Tim Mikkelson will co-captain the side, with the Chiefs' Etene Nanai-Seturo lacing up in front of his home crowd.



    Golfer Ryan Fox has struggled in the latest European Tour event in Dubai.

    He's carded a first round four-over 76 to be tied for 89th, nine shots off the lead.



    In news sure to terrify Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - he's retained the dreaded backing of the club's board.

    The 2-nil loss to Burnley has consigned the club to their worst tally after 24 Premier League games.



    Zion Williamson has capped his NBA basketball debut by scoring 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for New Orleans and stirring the crowd into a frenzy...

    However his team's lost 121-117 to the San Antonio Spurs.



    Scotland first-five Finn Russell has been sent home from their Six Nations training camp for a breach of discipline.

    He will not play Scotland's opener against Ireland next weekend but no further details about the breach have been released.

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