No-one felt for 'big-hearted' Heinie Shannon more than Mark Sorenson after their defeat to Canada in final.
NZ softballers go from 5-0 up to 10-5 losers in the gold medal game of the World Championships in Canada.
New Zealand rower Mahe Drysdale successfully defends his title at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta.
Tour de France second day punctuated by crosswinds and crashes as veterans find position in three-week race.
New Zealand Olympic shot put champion's throws well off the pace as five years of glory come to an end in Paris.