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Football: NZ U-20s 'not afraid of pressure'

Stevens (left) in action for the Melchester seventh grade team in Dunedin in 2002. Photo by ODT.
Joel Stevens is a staunch southern man but he is as excited as a schoolboy whose birthday party is just about to start.

Football: Blatter defiant as scandal widens

Football: Blatter defiant as scandal widens

The corruption charges engulfing football's governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the scandal.

Basketball: Warriors in NBA finals

Basketball: Warriors in NBA finals

The Golden State Warriors shook off their bumps and bruises and advanced to their first NBA Finals in 40 years after defeating the Houston Rockets 104-90 to clinch their Western Conference Finals series.

League: Veterans lead Queensland to Origin win

League: Veterans lead Queensland to Origin win

They were derided as "Dad's Army" in the build-up, but Queensland captain Cameron Smith says their nail-biting win in the State of Origin opener is proof there is no substitute for experience.

Netball: Grant gets warning, suspended ban

Netball: Grant gets warning, suspended ban

Central Pulse skipper Katrina Grant has escaped with a warning and a suspended ban after being found in breach of the ANZ Championship's code of conduct yesterday following an ugly post-match confrontation with an umpire.

Cricket: Anderson out, Ronchi in line for debut

Cricket: Anderson out, Ronchi in line for debut

Corey Anderson has been ruled out of the second test against England at Headingley with a sore back, and Luke Ronchi is expected to debut in his place.

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