Once a Rebel always a Rebel.
Chris Eaden rescued New Zealand from defeat and then a minute into overtime scored the goal which will probably help the Ice Blacks win the championship.
The game plan is always the same for sides which come up against the Magic - stop Irene van Dyk getting the ball.
New Zealand got its third division world championship campaign off to a solid start with a 6-2 win over Luxembourg at the Dunedin Ice Stadium last night.
World champion cyclist Alison Shanks is greeted by her grandmother, Madelene Barkman, at Dunedin International Airport yesterday. Photo by Peter McIntosh. Alison Shanks looked as though she was about to shed some tears when her grandfather, Watson Barkman, stepped in and gave her a giant golden Easter egg.
You could almost hear the other four New Zealand netball franchises collectively sigh when the Magic announced Silver Ferns defender Leana de Bruin would be joining the team this season.
New Zealand cricket is reeling after one-day and test series defeats at home to India but that does not mean the future is grim.
Four Otago players have been named in a 30-strong preliminary squad for the ICC women's world twenty/20 competition in England in June.
The nightmare at Lawyers Head will probably continue for most golfers.
Goalkeeper Rebekah Brook, of the Northern club, warms up before a training session in front of Virginia Tech assistant coach Matt Gwilliam at the Caledonian Ground yesterday. Photo by Gerard O'Brien. It all seems cloak and dagger-ish, but strict rules mean visiting football scout Matt Gwilliam cannot say who he has travelled from the United States to see. However, with 19-year-old goalkeeper Rebekah Brook, of Dunedin, arriving shortly after the interview, it is not exactly a closely-guarded secret.
Early nerves aside, the Steel made a "positive" start to its season with a convincing 55-46 win over the Central Pulse in Invercargill on Saturday.
Sheryl Scanlan hopes a shift to Invercargill will help her rediscover top form on the court.
Donna Wilkins has cast aside her sling and will take her place in the Southern Steel squad for its opening game against the Central Pulse in Invercargill today.
Forget the global recession - Chicago expects to spend $US49 million ($NZ87 million) on its bid for the 2016 Olympics.
Trading in the netball court for the cycling track paid off handsomely for Dunedin's Alison Shanks yesterday when she won the 3000m individual pursuit at the world track cycling championships in Poland.
It was a little like show and tell at school on a Monday morning only billions of dollars were at stake and everyone was wearing a suit.
You could bet on Sebastian Coe delivering on the athletics track and you can bet on him delivering the Olympic Games London promises in 2012.
Beijing Olympics 1500m bronze medalist Nick Willis can improve two places, athletics great Sebastian Coe says.
Oceania National Olympic Committee president Kevan Gosper stepped down after 20 years of service at the organisation's annual meeting in Queenstown yesterday.
After a year on the sidelines former Silver Ferns captain Adine Wilson returns to the court with one firm goal in mind - to help the Steel win the ANZ Championship.