Coach feels for veteran pitcher

Heinie Shannon, pictured playing for New Zealand at the 2013 world championships, pitched his heart out in the 2015 tournament playoffs in Saskatoon, but could not stem the flow of runs in the final, losing 10-5 to Canada.

No-one felt for 'big-hearted' Heinie Shannon more than Mark Sorenson after their defeat to Canada in final.

Black Sox blow big lead in final

New Zealand softball star Brad Rona.

NZ softballers go from 5-0 up to 10-5 losers in the gold medal game of the World Championships in Canada.

Drysdale wins fifth Henley title

Mahe Drysdale scored an easy win in the final of the men's single scull event at the Henley Royal Regatta.

New Zealand rower Mahe Drysdale successfully defends his title at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta.

Froome, Contador take control

Tinkoff-Saxo cyclist Alberto Contador rides out of Utrecht on day two of the Tour de France.

Tour de France second day punctuated by crosswinds and crashes as veterans find position in three-week race.

Adams unbeaten no more

Valerie Adams tastes defeat for the first time in five years, finishing second in the women's shot put at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Paris.

New Zealand Olympic shot put champion's throws well off the pace as five years of glory come to an end in Paris.

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