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NZ Breakers Lead Melbourne 60-49 At Halftime

Auckland, Feb 27 NZPA - The New Zealand Breakers lead the Melbourne Tigers 60-49 at halftime in the second match of their best-of-three Australian National Basketball League semifinals series here tonight.

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NZ Set Target Of 150 To Beat India

Auckland, Feb 27 NZPA - New Zealand have been set a target of 150 to win the second and final Twenty20 cricket international after India posted 149 for six in Wellington tonight.

NZ Win Toss In Second Twenty20 Match Against India

NZ Win Toss In Second Twenty20 Match Against India

Auckland, Feb 27 NZPA - New Zealand won the toss and asked India to bat in the second and final Twenty20 cricket international in Wellington tonight.

New Zealand named an unchanged side after winning the first match in Christchurch by seven wickets on Wednesday.

Blitz Tournament Results

Blitz Tournament Results

Wellington, Feb 27 NZPA - Results from the Blitz pre-season basketball tournament in Wellington today:-

Hawkes' Bay 48 (Jarrod Kenny 10, Mark Morrison 10) Waikato 38 (Puke Lenden 17).

Bobsleigh Team Withdraws

Bobsleigh Team Withdraws

27 February 2009 - An injury to New Zealand Bobsleigh Team driver Alan Henderson has forced the team to withdraw from competition at the FIBT World Championships in Lake Placid, USA.

The team was due to race in the four-man bobsleigh event on Saturday and Sunday morning (NZ time).

Tendulkar, Karthik Withdrawn From Masters Game

Tendulkar, Karthik Withdrawn From Masters Game

Auckland, Feb 27 NZPA - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has withdrawn star batsman Sachin Tendulkar from a Twenty20 exhibition game today because of Hamish Marshall's history with the Indian Cricket League (IPL).

Kiwis Come Of Age For 25th Anniversary Ironman NZ

Kiwis Come Of Age For 25th Anniversary Ironman NZ

27 February 2009 - Seven-times Ironman New Zealand champion Cameron Brown will be the No 1 seed for next week's 25th anniversary Bonita Ironman New Zealand in Taupo.

Luke McAlister To Return To New Zealand

Luke McAlister To Return To New Zealand

27 FEB 2009 - Former All Blacks star Luke McAlister is to return to New Zealand and has re-signed with the New Zealand Rugby Union through until 2012.

Otago University Rugby Football Club Turns 125

Otago University Rugby Football Club Turns 125

27 FEB 2009 - Dunedin's strongest rugby football club marks its 125th anniversary on Queen's Birthday Weekend this year - celebrating a distinguished history full of premierships and All Blacks.

NZ, India Start From Scratch In Final Slogfest

NZ, India Start From Scratch In Final Slogfest

Auckland, Feb 26 NZPA - Twenty20 may boost the bank accounts of the modern day international cricketer but neither Daniel Vettori nor Mahendra Singh Dhoni placed too much stock on last night's tour-opening slogfest in Christchurch.