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Late Sri Lanka XI Collapse Keeps Blackcaps In Hunt On Day Two

Late Sri Lanka XI Collapse Keeps Blackcaps In Hunt On Day Two

A late collapse from the Sri Lanka Development XI has left the honours even at the end of day two of the BLACKCAPS' second warm-up game at Colombo.

The Countdown Is On As The ICC Champions Trophy 2009 Is Launched

The Countdown Is On As The ICC Champions Trophy 2009 Is Launched

Top eight sides to gather in Johannesburg for short, sharp event from 22 September to 5 October

"It's all about prestige," says ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat

US$2million prize-money on offer for the winner with the runner-up receiving US$1million

Top Rugby Players Available For Olympics: Maister

Wellington, Aug 14 NZPA - New Zealand's top rugby players were expected to be available for the Olympic Games if sevens was added, New Zealand Olympic Committee secretary general Barry Maister said today.

Martin's Mistake Far From Costly As NZ Eye Batting Practice

Martin's Mistake Far From Costly As NZ Eye Batting Practice

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Colombo, Aug 14 NZPA - Daniel Vettori's unintentional decision to bowl himself against a Sri Lanka Development XI as stumps loomed yesterday has inadvertently offered his batsmen greater scope to prepare for next week's first test.

Wallabies Rookie Shakes Off Eden Park Horrors

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Sydney, Aug 14 NZPA - Wallabies rugby coach Robbie Deans has backed teenage star James O'Connor to start against the All Blacks after his Eden Park horrors.

Young Century Maker Shows NZ The Way

Young Century Maker Shows NZ The Way

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Colombo, Aug 13 NZPA - Contrasting innings from Sri Lankan star Tillakaratne Dilshan and up-and-comer Dinesh Chandimal condemned New Zealand's cricketers to an exhaustive learning experience today as their final pre-test hit out meandered towards a draw.

Otago Discover Winning Form At North Harbour's Expense

Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - Otago rediscovered their finishing touches to beat North Harbour 29-9 in an Air NZ Cup rugby match tonight.

Otago Beat North Harbour 29-9

Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - Result of an Air NZ Cup rugby match at Carisbrook in Dunedin tonight:-

Otago 29 (Tom Donnelly, Karne Hesketh, Ben Smith, Chris Noakes tries; Noakes pen, 3 con) North Harbour 9 (Luke McAlister 3 pen). Halftime: 22-9.

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Formula 1 - Another Countdown to Race 11 Valencia, Europe

Formula 1 - Another Countdown to Race 11 Valencia, Europe

July 13th 2009 - This week has brought some hugely disappointing news for race fans as Michael Schumacher's highly anticipated return to Formula 1 has been shelved.  This is due to an injury he picked up back in February from which he has failed to recover fully enough to allow his return.

Otago Lead North Harbour 22-9 At Halftime

Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - Otago lead North Harbour 22-9 at halftime in an Air NZ Cup rugby match at Carisbrook in Dunedin tonight.

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