Otago Nuggets Nat Connell and Steve Robinson have received six-week suspensions from the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand for cannabis use, but they could still face further punishment from their franchise.
Despite choking on the black during the final, Dunedin's Sam Chin held on to beat Canterbury's Ceri Worts and claim the South Island eight ball pool championship at the Pool House in Filleul St, Dunedin, over the weekend.
The Magic dealt the Steel a 56-47 defeat and gave the Otago-Southland combined team plenty to think about going into its bye week.
The first thing you need to know about Ben Holmes is he is not a football hooligan. But he is slightly mad - mad about Portsmouth, that is.
Silver Ferns coach Ruth Aitken had her way the five New Zealand franchises would be import-free zones.
In what could be considered netball's version of television reality show Survivor, evergreen midcourters Amigene Metcalfe, Jenny-May Coffin and Julie Seymour have been trying to outwit, outplay and outlast each other for more than a decade.
Basketball Otago might be slightly in the red but it is delivering fillet mignon on a mince-on-toast budget, chief executive Mark Rogers says.
Southern Steel shooter Daneka Wipiiti had it all her own way the last time her side played the Canterbury Tactix.
A dejected-looking Jenny-May Coffin hobbled into the press conference, her body looking every bit as wounded as her pride.
If you are a Waikato Pistons fan, the trip down to Invercargill to see the Otago Nuggets get pushed around by the likes of Pero Cameron and Ben Hill is bound to be rewarding.
A muted crowd of close to 3000 gave some polite applause before filing out of Stadium Southland with long faces after the Northern Mystics came back from eight goals down to snatch a 50-48 victory in Invercargill last night.
Southern Steel assistant coach Donna Wilkins is finding life on the sidelines "a little frustrating", but has not been tempted to put the bib back on.
Southern Steel coach Robyn Broughton has joined the chorus calling for a double round to be introduced to the ANZ Championship in the interest of fairness.
Yvonne Willering might have been doing her best to downplay the pressure the Northern Mystics were under after four straight losses in the ANZ Championship, but it was a relieved coach which fronted the press conference.
Nelson Giants 96 Otago Nuggets 80 The Otago Nuggets have only an outside mathematical chance of making the play-offs after notching up their 11th loss this season
Olympic sprinter Chris Donaldson might be in the twilight of his running career, but the pin-up boy of New Zealand athletics hopes a switch to bobsledding will yield a Winter Olympics medal.
Tall Ferns guard Suzie Bates is one step closer to securing her Olympic dream after helping the national side secure a historic victory over Australia at the Beijing Good Luck tournament last week.