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Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russian court

Two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist Brittney Griner has pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian court near Moscow, her lawyers confirmed to CNN on Thursday.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport | 8 Jul 2022 | 2:23 am(NZT)

Three Wimbledon security guards arrested for alleged fight amongst each other

Three security guards at Wimbledon have been arrested after an alleged fight broke out among the group.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport | 8 Jul 2022 | 1:08 am(NZT)

Canadian swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey says she was drugged at World Aquatics Championships

Canadian swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey says she was drugged on the final night of the 2022 World Aquatics Championships, last month in Budapest.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport | 7 Jul 2022 | 11:51 pm(NZT)

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios found it 'hard' to focus on match amid assault allegations

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios says ongoing allegations of assault made it "hard" to focus on his quarterfinal match at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport | 7 Jul 2022 | 11:23 pm(NZT)

Women's Euro 2022: Host England gets campaign underway with hard-fought victory over Austria

It was nervy, it was a grind and, at times, it wasn't pretty, but England got the job done against Austria in the opening match of Euro 2022.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport | 7 Jul 2022 | 8:30 pm(NZT)

Rafael Nadal doesn't know if he'll be fit to face Nick Kyrgios in Wimbledon semifinals

Rafael Nadal says he doesn't know if he'll be fit enough to face Nick Kyrgios in their Wimbledon semifinal on Friday.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport | 7 Jul 2022 | 8:20 pm(NZT)

British Triathlon Federation reserves women's events 'for those who are female sex at birth'

The British Triathlon Federation (BTF) has announced new categories for competitive events which are reserved "for those who are the female sex at birth."

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport | 7 Jul 2022 | 4:41 am(NZT)

Simona Halep yet to drop a set at Wimbledon as she defeats Amanda Anisimova to reach semifinals

Simona Halep said she's playing her best tennis since winning Wimbledon in 2019 as she reached the semifinals at SW19 with a 6-2 6-4 victory against Amanda Anisimova.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport | 7 Jul 2022 | 2:50 am(NZT)

Martin Bengtsson attempted suicide as a young footballer. Now, his story is changing conversations around mental health in football

Most sports films end with some moment of triumph. "Chariots of Fire" with Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell overcoming prejudice and their underdog status to become Olympic champions; Rocky wins the adoration of the crowd and declares his love for his girlfriend; Billy Beane's Moneyball strategy is vindicated.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport | 30 Jun 2022 | 10:09 pm(NZT)

Ukrainian tennis star on a 'mission' to help war-torn country

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina says she has a "mission" to help her country and wants to use her platform to provide hope to the war-torn nation.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Sport | 28 Jun 2022 | 3:58 am(NZT)

Brooks Koepka set to quit PGA Tour and join LIV Golf series

American Brooks Koepka is set to be the latest player to quit the PGA Tour in order to join the Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Golf series.

Source: BBC Sport - Sport | 22 Jun 2022 | 5:02 pm(NZT)

Serena Williams leaves Eastbourne starstruck on competitive return to tennis

Many thought they would never see Serena Williams play top-level tennis again, but the 40-year-old American dazzled Eastbourne on her return to the WTA Tour.

Source: BBC Sport - Sport | 22 Jun 2022 | 10:29 am(NZT)

Takumi Minamino: Liverpool agree £15.5m deal with Monaco for Japan international

Liverpool agree to sell Japan international Takumi Minamino to Monaco in an 18m euros (£15.5m) deal.

Source: BBC Sport - Sport | 22 Jun 2022 | 10:09 am(NZT)

Romelu Lukaku: Inter Milan to sign Belgium striker on season-long loan from Chelsea

Italian club Inter Milan agree a deal to sign striker Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Source: BBC Sport - Sport | 22 Jun 2022 | 7:29 am(NZT)

World Aquatics Championships: Kristof Milak breaks own world record in 200m Butterfly

Watch as Hungary's Kristof Milak breaks his own world record in the men's 200m Butterfly with a time of one minute 50.34 seconds in Budapest.

Source: BBC Sport - Sport | 22 Jun 2022 | 6:02 am(NZT)

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua II: British challenger confident of win in rematch

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua labelled himself the "comeback king" in his first face-to-face with Oleksandr Usyk before their rematch on 20 August.

Source: BBC Sport - Sport | 22 Jun 2022 | 5:19 am(NZT)

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua II: The hunger is still there, says British fighter

Anthony Joshua says "the hunger is still there" before his heavyweight rematch against Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia in August.

Source: BBC Sport - Sport | 22 Jun 2022 | 4:50 am(NZT)

Eastbourne: Best shots as Katie Boulter beats Karolina Pliskova

Watch the best shots as Britain's Katie Boulter records the "biggest win of her career" with a 1-6 6-4 6-4 win over world number seven Karolina Pliskova at Eastbourne.

Source: BBC Sport - Sport | 22 Jun 2022 | 3:26 am(NZT)

Which of Europe's biggest names are still available on free transfers?

Will Paul Pogba return to Juventus? What next for Gareth Bale? And where could Christian Eriksen end up?

Source: BBC Sport - Sport | 22 Jun 2022 | 1:53 am(NZT)

Ella Toone: Manchester United and England striker's amazing breakthrough story

Manchester United striker Ella Toone explains how being rejected by Manchester City led to her United breakthrough and how she feels going into the Euros as a new face of the England team.

Source: BBC Sport - Sport | 21 Jun 2022 | 5:34 pm(NZT)

Water polo: Hungary's triple Olympic champion Benedek dies at 47

The former captain and coach of Hungary's water polo team Tibor Benedek, who won three straight Olympic golds as a player in the 2000s and a world championship as coach, died on Thursday aged 47, the Hungarian Water Polo Federation said.

Source: Reuters: Sports News | 18 Jun 2020 | 10:28 pm(NZT)

Soccer: Players take a knee as Premier League restarts

Premier League players, including champions Manchester City, took a knee before kickoff in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement as the English season restarted on Wednesday.

Source: Reuters: Sports News | 18 Jun 2020 | 8:37 pm(NZT)

CONMEBOL, Colombia complain to FIFA about 2023 World Cup bid report

Colombia's soccer chief and the head of South American football confederation CONMEBOL have written to FIFA complaining of "erroneous and discriminatory conclusions" in the assessment of the country's bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

Source: Reuters: Sports News | 18 Jun 2020 | 8:32 pm(NZT)

Kvitova hopes for 'easy' U.S. Open decision, Barty also waits

Petra Kvitova is yet to make a call on participating in the U.S. Open and hopes the health situation in New York will improve to make her decision easier, the two-times Wimbledon champion told Reuters.

Source: Reuters: Sports News | 18 Jun 2020 | 8:30 pm(NZT)

Alcott slams U.S. Open 'discrimination' over wheelchair omission

Australian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the U.S. Open, calling it "disgusting discrimination".

Source: Reuters: Sports News | 18 Jun 2020 | 7:15 pm(NZT)

High penalty count will open game up eventually: Gatland

Fans should get used to a greater number of penalties in the early stages of Super Rugby Aotearoa as teams adjust to new rule interpretations but the end result should be a more open, free flowing game, Waikato Chiefs coach Warren Gatland has said.

Source: Reuters: Sports News | 18 Jun 2020 | 6:33 pm(NZT)

Exclusive: La Liga television audiences soar 48% in first week back

Spanish football's international viewing figures have increased by over 48% since the season returned after being halted for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organising body La Liga said on Thursday.

Source: Reuters: Sports News | 18 Jun 2020 | 6:08 pm(NZT)

On this day: Born June 19, 1978 - Dirk Nowitzki, NBA player

Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki was one of the finest imports to feature in the NBA and became the first European player to win the league's Most Valuable Player award (MVP) in 2007 before he led the franchise to a maiden championship in 2011.

Source: Reuters: Sports News | 18 Jun 2020 | 6:03 pm(NZT)

Speaking about social issues more normal for players now: Rashford

Expressing opinions on social issues and campaigning for change is becoming more normal for the current generation of players, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has said.

Source: Reuters: Sports News | 18 Jun 2020 | 5:40 pm(NZT)

Serena 'cannot wait' to play in this year's U.S. Open

Fears that strict health protocols due to the COVID-19 outbreak could deter the game's biggest names from competing at this year's U.S. Open were somewhat allayed on Wednesday when Serena Williams confirmed she will play the New York event.

Source: Reuters: Sports News | 18 Jun 2020 | 4:50 pm(NZT)

UFC 228 - Tyron Woodley vs Darren Till LIVE fight updates

Darren Till could become the second British UFC champion tonight if he dethrones Tyron Woodley. The Liverpudlian has never tasted defeatbut faces a massive test against the American.

Source: Sport | Mail Online | 9 Sep 2018 | 1:36 pm(NZT)

PETER CROUCH: Roy Keane’s death stare saved me from being just another plonker in a flash car...

PETER CROUCH: I’ve seen football change over the past 20 years. I’ve been promoted, relegated, won trophies, gone without scoring, played for my country, been bought, sold, loaned and called ‘a freak’.

Source: Sport | Mail Online | 9 Sep 2018 | 1:07 pm(NZT)

We’ll miss Alastair Cook, and not just for his ability to score runs

STUART BROAD: Whenever Alastair Cook walked out to bat he made me feel at ease — and I can’t think of a bigger compliment to an opening batsman than that.

Source: Sport | Mail Online | 9 Sep 2018 | 12:56 pm(NZT)

Serena Williams receives game penalty after outburst at umpire as Osaka takes US Open

MIKE DICKSON AT FLUSHING MEADOWS: Osaka stormed to a sensational US Open final win last night when she beat Serena Williams, who totally lost her head in a dramatic match.

Source: Sport | Mail Online | 9 Sep 2018 | 12:55 pm(NZT)

Sol Campbell rubbishes England's World Cup heroics

Former England defender Sol Campbell has dismissed talk of a revival under Gareth Southgate, saying the country simply got lucky at the World Cup and are still well behind Europe’s elite.

Source: Sport | Mail Online | 9 Sep 2018 | 12:43 pm(NZT)

Amir Khan climbs off the canvas to defeat Samuel Vargas by unanimous decision

JEFF POWELL AT ARENA BIRMINGHAM: Khan won the second fight of his comeback by a mile, as he should, but this was not the easy walk in the park he had predicted.

Source: Sport | Mail Online | 9 Sep 2018 | 12:43 pm(NZT)

Mohamed Salah scores twice, creates two assists and misses two penalties as Egypt thrash Niger

The Liverpool star scored twice, created two assists and missed two penalties as Egypt thrashed Niger 6-0 at home in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Source: Sport | Mail Online | 9 Sep 2018 | 12:36 pm(NZT)

Joseph O'Brien fighting fit as he eyes to continue his family's notable success

For a man that battled the scales which forced his premature retirement from the riding ranks, Joseph O'Brien still looks lean enough to partner horse Latrobe next Saturday.

Source: Sport | Mail Online | 9 Sep 2018 | 12:28 pm(NZT)

Premier League clubs face race against time to increase amount of English players before Brexit

Premier League clubs will have to significantly increase the number of British footballers in their official 25-man squads under plans being formulated in Brexit talks.

Source: Sport | Mail Online | 9 Sep 2018 | 12:21 pm(NZT)

Mbappe and Pogba train with France team-mates while Koeman puts Holland stars through their paces

Mbappe, Pogba, Griezmann and Co were pictured preparing for the clash inside an empty Stade de France, which will play host to a celebratory occasion on Sunday.

Source: Sport | Mail Online | 9 Sep 2018 | 12:13 pm(NZT)
















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