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Russian weightlifters out of Olympics

Russia's weightlifting team aren't allowed to compete at Rio Olympics.

Weightlifters have joined the list of Russian athletes banned from the Rio Olympics.

Hunt may quit UFC

Mark Hunt says he ''probably'' won't fight in the UFC again.

The Kiwi fighter believes the organisation condones performance enhancing drugs and has had enough.

Golden Moments: Yvette Williams video

Yvette Williams flanked by the second and third place-getters in the long jump.

When Yvette Williams won gold in 1952, people were huddled around a radio in Dunedin hoping for the best.

Medal chance for Junior Black Sox

Bailey Hamilton, Callum Bishop and  Reilly Makea have helped put the Junior Black Sox into medals contention at the ...

A win over Japan on Saturday would put the Junior Black Sox into the world under-19 softball final.

Watt wins third boxing crown

New Zealand superheavyweight  boxing champion Sam Watt.

Triple national boxing champion Sam Watt faces a sporting choice - remain in the ring or focus on rugby.

Bauer: I was ready for Rio

Golden Bay cyclist Jack Bauer, left, in action during the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's road race.

While he was unable to prove that he was fit and ready to go, cyclist Jack Bauer never doubted his ability to perform in Rio.

Kiwi aid: Food in the favelas video

New Zealand Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson has been giving food to the poor in the favelas of Rio.

"Little kids' eyes light up at just a little food," NZ Olympic kayaker on the poor streets of Rio says.

Rio provides ideal motivation

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21:  Tori Peeters of New Zealand competes in the Women's Javelin during the IAAF Melbourne ...

Two-time New Zealand javelin champion Tori Peeters is on an Olympic quest as she eyes Toyko.

Sports Quiz - July 29

Which team has locked up a home final in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League?

Sports Quiz - July 29

Martelletti loses Rio appeal

Paul Martelletti's Olympic dream appears to be over.

Runner appealed for place in team through the Sports Tribunal of NZ and may yet take it higher.

Junior Black Sox qualify

Daniel Chapman has been pitching well for the Junior Black Sox softball team.

Thomas Makea's Junior Black Sox softball team have made the world championships playoffs.

Wallace suspended

Craig Wallace has been suspended from all sport for a month.

Hutt Valley softballer Craig Wallace has been suspended for a month after over-using his asthma medication.

Big things ahead for Bradly Knipe video

Southland cyclist Bradly Knipe returned from the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Switzerland with a gold and ...

Big things ahead for record-breaking Southland cyclist Bradly Knipe.

Bright future for Southland cycling video

Southland cyclists Tom Sexton and Bradly Knipe returned from the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Switzerland ...

The future of track cycling in Southland looks bright.

Cooper flags World Cup

Anton Cooper on his way to winning the Oceania cross-country championships in Queenstown in May.

Mountain biker Anton Cooper has flagged the final two World Cup events in favor of returning home for surgery.

Dirk Nowitzki tries Zaza penalty

Michaela Meijer of Sweden competes in the Women's Pole Vault during day two of the Muller Anniversary Games at The Stadium.

SIDELINES: Burger flippers go alright at football while Dirk goes Zaza and Pokemon invade golf courses.

Pritchard hangs up gloves

Alexis Pritchard has laced up for the last time.

Alexis Pritchard won her 11th national title last week and notched up 113 fights over 13 years.

Bennett resets targets after Tour

George Bennett's career is on the rise after an impressive three weeks at the Tour de France.

George Bennett hopes to be leading his team at a grand tour in the near future.

Nyika bounces back to win title

David Nyika said he hated training after his Olympic qualifying disappointment.

The Waikato fighter had to deal with the disappointment of not making the Olympic Games.

Men's four miss out

The New Zealand men's four have missed out on a spot at the Rio olympics.

New Zealand men's rowing four won't be off to Rio after Russia confirms it will enter a crew in the event.

Fighters rally around Hunt

New Zealand heavyweight Mark Hunt is on a crusade against drug cheats in his sport.

Growing support for Kiwi heavyweight's bid to clean up MMA.

Murray on board with Bolt

New Zealand rower Eric Murray was joined on his flight to Rio by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

World champion Kiwi rower and elite Jamaican sprinter share a ride on the road to Rio.

No motors hidden inside bikes at Tour

Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain cycles past the Arc de Triomphe.

International body carried out 3,773 tests on bikes during this year's Tour.

What a kick! video

GWS Giants fan Paul Waterhouse celebrates after winning $100,000 during a kicking competition.

How would you handle a kick to win $100,000?

Fire at famous running school

David Rudisha is expected to defend his 800m Olympic title in Rio next month.

Nobody was hurt in the blaze at St Patrick's High School, the latest in a string of fires at Kenyan schools.

Best of British for Cats

Former Black Stick Rachel McCann will be a key performer for Canterbury in the national league.

Overseas guest players to bolster Canterbury Cats.

Bulling returns to cycling for Rio video

Pieter Bulling isn't scared to lay down the law to his older team-mates in the New Zealand men's pursuit lineup.

Southlander finds himself the unofficial captain of men's pursuit team, gunning for a medal in Rio.

Russian giant out to upset Parker video

Joseph Parker faces off against giant Alexander Dimitrenko ahead of their October 1 fight in Manukau.

Alexander Dimitrenko confident of using his height, reach and experience to unsettle Kiwi's title hopes.

Skelt: It's badminton's time to shine

Invercargill's Nigel Skelt is heading to Rio for the Olympics as a badminton official.

Southland's Nigel Skelt playing a key role with one of world sport's big players at Rio.

Uncertainty lingers for men's four

The New Zealand men's four's wait to hear if they have been granted a last-minute Olympic entry continues.

On standby for the Olympics, they must now wait to find out if Russia will enter a men's four, after Fisa excludes 22 of its 28 rowers.

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