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  •   Home > News > International

    Melbourne United produce biggest second-half comeback in their franchise history to defeat Breakers

    Melbourne United have produced the biggest second-half comeback in their franchise history to defeat the Breakers 82-79 in their Australian basketball league match at Bendigo


    They came back from 18 points down in the third period.



    Top-of-the-table Penrith have claimed a 12-10 win over Melbourne to open NRL league's third round.

    The unbeaten Panthers held on when Viliame Kikau got his mitts under the ball across the line as Justin Olam looked to score after the siren.



    Wallabies coach Dave Rennie's welcoming the potential addition of two Pacific Island franchises to Super Rugby by next season.

    World Rugby's executive has approved a conditional 2.4 million dollar annual funding package for a three-year period to support the Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika.



    Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor's preparing to play his solitary one-day cricket international of the summer.

    A Twenty20-laden schedule, and a hamstring injury means Taylor's only appearance in coloured clothing for New Zealand will be today's dead rubber against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve.



    Sebastian Vettel has named his new Aston Martin Formula One car "Honey Ryder," after the Ursula Andress character in the first James Bond movie, Dr No.

    Aston Martin cars have a long association with 007 .

    The opening race of the season's on Monday morning from Bahrain.



    Anger about tennis politics has spilled onto the court for Canadian Vasek Pospisil .

    He's unleashed a volley of emotions and aimed an expletive-ridden serve at ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi during his first-round exit at the Miami Open.

    During the changeover after his first-set meltdown, Pospisil began explaining to the chair umpire why he was so agitated.

    Two racquets also paid the price for his fit of pique and one ball was last seen disappearing towards The Bahamas.



    The world endures Covid-19 and North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles nearby but neither event has stopped Tokyo Olympics organisers from continuing their four-month long torch relay to the delayed Games.

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     03 May: Former NewsTalkZB Broadcaster Bill Leathwick (lethwick) has died
     02 May: A gunmen has killed two people and seriously injured a third at a Casino in the US state of Wisconsin
     02 May: Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan says the state will avoid another Covid-19 lockdown
     02 May: Joseph Parker's new trainer is adamant this morning's heavyweight boxing bout against Derek Chisora in Manchester is a must win for the Kiwi
     01 May: The final phase of ending the war in Afghanistan after 20 years has formally begun, with the last US and NATO troops to be withdrawn by the end of the northern summer
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