Otago teams had a win and a loss in their opening matches the under-15 national championships in Auckland.
The Southland Sharks have been beaten almost single-handedly by Manawatu Jets American import Daishon Knight.
Otago will have an influence in both the playing and coaching ranks in this year’s Junior Tall Blacks side.
A buzzer-beater from Hunter Kindley helped the Andy Bay Falcons to a crucial win in Dunedin club basketball.
Otago turned a three point deficit into a one point win in just 14 incredible seconds to secure a place in the semifinals of the Women's Basketball Championships.
The Otago Gold Rush has form on its side, but it knows that counts for little over the next three days.
The Australian men's basketball team have returned home facing possible sanctions after a massive mid-game brawl during a World Cup qualifier in Manila.
NBA superstar Lebron James will join the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $US154 million deal, his representatives say.
The Mid City Magic and City Rise Bombers returned to winning ways in the Dunedin premier club competition on Saturday.
It was scrappy, it was ugly, it was tense, but in the end, it was a fifth straight World Cup qualifying win for a Tall Blacks side who continue to impress.
The Tall Blacks are set to continue their winning run in World Cup qualifiers against Hong Kong in Rotorua tonight.