19 Dec 2008

8am sports heads

12:55 pm on 19 December 2008

The New Zealand Breakers scored a club-record 114-70 victory over the Sydney Spirit in their Australian national Basketball League match on the North Shore.

The Breakers remain second on the table.

Fine weather's forecast for Napier on the opening day of the second cricket test between the Black Caps and the West Indies.

The McLean Park pitch is traditionally a good batting strip, and the New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori says Jeetan Patel is likely to be included as a second spinner at the expense of either Kyle Mills or Mark Gillespie.

and in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the India government has refused permission for India's cricket tour of Pakistan to go ahead next month.

Manchester United beat Japan's Gamba Osaka 5-3 in their Fifa Club World Cup semi-final in Yokohama.