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Listen to Extra Time for 24 July 2015  27 min 58 sec 

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  • Henare not surprised by Adam's unavailability

    Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare concedes losing NBA basketball player Steven Adams for next month's Olympic qualifying series against Australia is a major blow, but the centre's reasons for pulling out are understandable.

  • All Blacks increase lead in rugby rankings

    The All Blacks have increased their lead at the top of the World Rugby rankings as they continue their preparartions for this year's World Cup title defence.

  • Manly sack Toovey

    The Manly coach Geoff Toovey has been sacked, with the club confirming he will stay in his post until the end of the season with Trent Barrett to take over in 2016.

  • What next for Lima Sopoaga?

    OPINION: Is there a place for Lima Sopoaga in the All Blacks World Cup squad?

  • Hudson says South American team is just another game

    The New Zealand men's football coach Anthony Hudson says it makes no difference who they play in World Cup qualifying.

  • Adams won't play for Tall Blacks

    The NBA basketball player Steven Adams won't be available to play for the Tall Blacks this year.

  • Rogers fit to play third Ashes Test

    The Australia batsman Chris Rogers is fit to play in this week's third Ashes Test after recovering from dizzy spells, according to team-mate Mitchell Starc.

  • Black Caps open tour with win

    The New Zealand cricketers have opened their tour of Southern Africa with a convincing Twenty/20 win over a club side in South Africa.

  • FIFA's reform plans in doubt

    Reform plans by scandal-plagued FIFA have been thrown into doubt by its choice to head a task force, the Swiss businessman Domenico Scala, who says he won't take on the job unless he's guaranteed full independence.

  • Tall Ferns beaten in Taiwan

    The New Zealand women's basketball team has been beaten 77-66 by Chinese Taipei B in their opening game at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan.

  • Cowboys stay second, Bromwich

    North Queensland has thrashed Parramatta 46-4 in their National Rugby League game in Townsville to maintain second place in the tightly congested top eight.

  • NZ Football to appeal Olympic disqualification

    New Zealand Football will appeal the disqualification of the New Zealand side from the Rio Olympics.

  • Black Caps to be Aotearoa

    Aotearoa rather than New Zealand will be emblazoned on the Black Caps' playing shirts in the opening one day international against Zimbabwe in Harare on Sunday.

  • Quade Cooper apologises for social media blooper

    The Australia playmaker Quade Cooper has apologised for lashing out at media criticism with an expletive-riddled post on his Twitter feed.

  • Fox wins in Europe, Ko fourth in Scotland

    The Auckland golfer Ryan Fox has had another successful result abroad, winning a second tier event on the European Tour in France.

  • Warriors centre signs with Hurricanes

    The Warriors rugby league centre Ngani Laumape is switching back to rugby union having signed with the Hurricanes on a two-year deal.

  • Sopoaga impresses on debut

    The Highlanders first five Lima Sopoaga has thrown his name in the hat for World Cup selection after an encouraging debut against the Springboks yesterday.

  • Silver Ferns slow to adapt on defence

    The Silver Ferns got more of a test from South Africa as they continued their preparations for next month's Netball World Cup with a 68-44 win in Hamilton last night.

  • Team NZ happy with first up regatta

    No racing was possible on the second and final day of the America's Cup World Series regatta in Portsmouth meaning Team New Zealand finished second.

  • Tactix retain Anna Thompson for ninth season

    The Mainland Tactix have announced the signing of loyal midcourter Anna Thompson for next year's ANZ netball competition.

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