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.
Olympic wrestling bronze medallist Bill Scherr has been grappling with a sizeable problem for the past two years.
Otago captain Craig Cumming equalled Glenn Turner's record of four centuries in a season for the province when he hammered a ton against Canterbury in Christchurch yesterday.
The Otago development team has made an excellent start in its campaign to retain the Lois Muir Challenge trophy.
The St Kilda surf life-saving club will defend its proud record at the national IRB surf rescue championships in New Plymouth this weekend.
New world champion Alison Shanks had to settle for silver in the women's pursuit at the world track championship in Poland yesterday.
Otago might be playing Canterbury in a bottom-of-the-table clash but there is still plenty to play for, skipper Craig Cumming says.