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Multisport: Increase in numbers result of changes

Organisers believe a 60% rise in entry levels for the Coast to Coast can be attributed to changes designed to ''re-energise'' the event.

Sport: The best beards in the business

No matter what any man says, deep down we all wish we could grow a good beard. After All Black and Crusaders midfielder Ryan Crotty shaved his 18-month-old beard off for charity yesterday, sports reporter Robert van Royen thought it would be fitting to single out seven of the best beards in sport.

Comment: Sports bodies copping out on violence

Comment: Sports bodies copping out on violence

The recent outpouring of anger towards the NFL over its response to incidents of domestic violence involving players has been an exception rather than the norm in professional sport.

Sports broadcasting: Pros and cons in Sky losing rights to a second sport

First it was English football, now it is top golf. Sky Television has lost the rights to screen another major sport, and it can be assumed some sort of online-only group will pick them up. Is the gradual erosion of Sky's near-monopoly on sport a good thing? Rugby writer STEVE HEPBURN believes so, but sports editor HAYDEN MEIKLE is not so excited.

Rallying: Paddon renewing rivalry

Rallying: Paddon renewing rivalry

Team-mates and rivals Hayden Paddon and Chris Atkinson will bring their transtasman rivalry to Rally Australia this weekend.

From afar: No lack of inspirational leaders in women's sport

At a recent ''Young women in leadership'' workshop hosted by Massey University, we asked a group of year 12 female pupils to discuss who they considered to be a leader.

Mixed martial arts: Anderson learns from best in Thailand

Mixed martial arts: Anderson learns from best in Thailand

Dunedin man Brogan Anderson knows what it is like to put in the hard yards with some of the toughest in mixed martial arts.

Badminton: Promotion on the line for Otago

Badminton: Promotion on the line for Otago

Promotion to the Slazenger Cup competition is on the line when the Otago senior team plays Waikato in Hamilton today.

American football: Formidable five

The new NFL season kicks off today with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers. With an action-packed season ahead, sports reporter Robert van Royen identifies five players you should watch.

From afar: Fathers' role in sport so important

This weekend is an opportunity to acknowledge the important role fathers play in not only the institution of the family but also in the institution of sport.

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