Stefan Laing remembers his father, Duncan Laing, as a "tough old bugger" with "a huge heart".
Double Olympic gold medallist Danyon Loader said the death of Duncan Laing, his coach and friend, was a big loss personally and a blow for all New Zealanders.
Silver ferns defender Sheryl Scanlan could be heading to Invercargill to play next year.
Ben Mackay started playing basketball as "little fella", but cracked the big time this month when he was named in the New Zealand under-17 Koru team.
Netball New Zealand chief executive Raelene Castle has defended charging more than $50 to see the Silver Ferns play England in Dunedin next month.
Otago forward Ezra Taylor - injured all season - is leaving to play for Queensland, where he was born.
The last thing the Southern Men need is for three of their most talented players to uproot and move to another team next year.
The future of the Otago Nuggets remains in the balance, Basketball Otago chief executive Mark Rogers said yesterday.
Expanding the University Oval is critical to the future of the test venue, Otago Cricket Association chief executive Ross Dykes said at the body's annual meeting last night.
The Sting is back. Eight members of the champion 2007 Sting side, including star players Donna Wilkins and Adine Wilson, will be lining up for the Southern Steel in the ANZ Championship next year.
There is more than just provincial bragging rights at stake when Otago plays Southland in the local derby in Invercargill today.
Both the Southern Men and the Southern Storm got a large dose of reality at the National Hockey League tournament in Auckland yesterday.
Dubbed the "oarsome foursome", the 2007 world championship crew of Hamish Bond, Carl Meyer, Eric Murray and James Dallinger have probably rowed their last race together, Bond said yesterday.
Otago put on a late spurt to rescue a valuable bonus point from its 45-50 loss to Southland at Stadium Southland yesterday.
After kicking truck tyres and sandbags to harden his shins, Erik Nosa is ready for the fight of his life.
There was little fanfare when Steel defender Katrina Grant learned she would be fulfilling a dream and making her international debut in Auckland on Saturday night.
After nine weeks in Beijing with the New Zealand Olympic and Paralympic teams, Raylene Bates is still adjusting to life back in Dunedin.
The 10 National Basketball League franchises will take control of the competition next year but the Otago Nuggets' future remains uncertain, Basketball Otago chief executive Mark Rogers says.