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Cricket: 'Lack of craft' blamed for Black Caps' slow death

AB de Villiers and Jean-Paul Duminy of South Africa celebrate after winning the One Day International match between New Zealand and South Africa at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Photo by Getty
Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum's expression summed up the first ODI of a long summer about right: South Africa killed New Zealand softly at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui yesterday.

Rugby: Naholo adds the X factor

Rugby: Naholo adds the X factor

Last year it was Malakai Fekitoa, this year it is Waisake Naholo - another Blues reject has signed with the Highlanders for the 2015 campaign.

Cricket: Scotland focusing on the basics today

Cricket: Scotland focusing on the basics today

Scotland will complete its tour of Australia and New Zealand with a match against Otago in Lincoln today. For Scotland captain Preston Mommsen, it is an opportunity to finish the New Zealand segment of the tour strongly.

Football: Chelsea sail on with impressive 6-0 win over Maribor

Football: Chelsea sail on with impressive 6-0 win over Maribor

Chelsea crushed Maribor 6-0 in a predictably one-sided Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge that saw Jose Mourinho's side stretch their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 12 matches.

Basketball: Breakers need to bounce back

Basketball: Breakers need to bounce back

The difference between the Breakers' championship years and last season's slump could be assessed by what the side did following a loss.

League: Kearney backs Taumalolo to add impact

League: Kearney backs Taumalolo to add impact

A 21-year-old debutant will need to provide much of the Kiwis' attacking impact on Saturday night against the Kangaroos - and from a (relatively) new position.

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