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    Bobby Joe Morrow, the American sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while still a college student, has died aged 84.

    Morrow won the 100 and 200 metres and anchored the US 400m relay team to victory in Melbourne.

    It was the most dominant performance by an American sprinter at an Olympic Games since Jesse Owens 20 years earlier.

    Morrow was honoured as Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.



    New Zealand Breakers owner Matt Walsh is happy with a slightly later start date for the Australian NBL.

    League boss Harry Kestelman announced the league is likely to start after the NRL and AFL finals which are set to wrap up in late October, in order to avoid clashing.

    Walsh says the move primarily comes down to giving fans live sport.






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     Other Athletics News
     20 May: Eight throwers feature in the 18-strong New Zealand athletics team named for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games
     13 May: New Zealand could send up to 18 athletes to July's World track and field Championships in Oregon
     12 May: Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney has ruled out a crack at the Commonwealth Games and world championships but is determined to compete at the Paris Olympics
     10 May: A New Zealand runner believes Athletics New Zealand's Commonwealth Games qualifying standards are unrealistic
     01 May: There may be a challenger to Usain Bolt's crown of world's fastest man
     19 Apr: Olympic bronze medallist Hayden Wilde's spending more time in the pool leading into his first Commonwealth Games
     10 Apr: New Zealand's track and field athletes continue to dominate across the Tasman
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