It was meant to be the clash of the round.
Steel defender Katrina Grant is sick of hearing how well her nemesis Irene van Dyk has been performing.
No news is good news, hopefully.
The global recession may hit the pockets of the region's footballers with Football South general manager Bill Chisholm acknowledging the body may have to look at fee increases.
The Steel v Magic game in Invercargill on Monday has been billed as an unofficial trial for the Silver Ferns. But for the home side there is more at stake than spots in the national side.
Even if Magic shooter Jessica Tuki trained the house down, her chances of playing against her former side, the Steel, in Invercargill on Monday look slim.
Apii Taia has spent most of his sporting life on the rugby league paddock but will get into the ring for his fourth mixed martial arts bout when he fights Canterbury's Joe Muir in the main event at Coronation Hall in Mosgiel on Saturday night.
Prolific Dunedin Technical striker Aaron Burgess has an uncanny ability to find the back of the net and is well on his way to winning back-to-back golden boot titles.
Promising Otago Boys High School pupil Kamil Patel will be one of the first players to benefit from Otago Badminton's new sponsorship deal.
Donna Wilkins recaptured her mojo with an outstanding display of shooting to help her side dispatch the Mystics 61-52 in Auckland last night.
Steel captain Adine Wilson should be fit for her side's match against the Magic in Invercargill on Monday.
Steel coach Robyn Broughton was thrilled with her side's come-from-behind 48-47 win over the Tactix in Christchurch on Saturday.
Phys Ed A piled on the defensive pressure to beat club rival Phys Ed B 56-37 in the Dunedin premier A tournament on Saturday.
College kept its place in the premier A grade after a 46-44 win over Macandrew A in the promotion-relegation match at the Edgar Centre on Thursday night.
It is her home court but Steel assistant coach Margaret Foster will be on the other side of the floor and barracking for her new side when it plays the Tactix in Christchurch today.
Balancing motherhood and netball is definitely harder than Tactix shooter Jodi Brown imagined it would be.
There is barely room on Zoe Cadzow's school blazer for any more badges or embroidered patches listing her sporting achievements.
Dual international Clare Taylor has taken a new role with Otago cricket as the sponsorship and hospitality manager.
The Otago Nuggets hit a speed bump on the road back into the National Basketball League yesterday when the Dunedin City Council decided against giving the franchise a $50,000 grant during deliberations over its annual plan.
If you have been burning the midnight oil to watch the New Zealanders in the Indian Premier League you are probably about ready to turn in early.