Rapira feels refreshed after lengthy lay-off

Sam Rapira has moved on from the disappointment of losing his International Boxing Organisation's intercontinental light heavyweight fight to Australian Rob Powdrill.

Sam Rapira will be back in the ring in just over a fortnight.

History against Spurs but they continue to impress

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and striker Harry Kane continue to form an impressive partnership.

Spurs could be genuine title contenders in the English Premier League.   

Batley impressive in making semifinals at New Zealand Open

Kirsten Stampa, left, made the semifinals of the pairs at the New Zealand Open this week.

Allan Batley wins seven straight at New Zealand Open to make the semifinals.

Bargain buy race horse paying way for Taranaki syndicate

Stratford galloper Catwomandu wins at Awapuni on November 12/

A second-chance horse has come up trumps for a Taranaki syndicate.

Broughton and Blyde are Dubai bound

Gayle Broughton will head to Dubai with Taranaki team-mate Michaela Blyde as part of the national sevens squad.

Taranaki girls named in New Zealand sevens squad for first world series tournament.

Sportsperson of the year to try out new seat

Corey Peters has headed to the United States to train for the world ski circuit.

Corey Peters has headed to the United States for an 'in-between" season highlighted by a world cup series.

England's rugby players should be excited by Jones' appointment

New Zealanders will not want to see Eddie Jones' smile in four years time.

Eddie Jones has the pedigree to turn England around.

Taranaki captain confident ahead of golf champs

Brook Gray tees of during the Taranaki champion of champions golf tournament at the Manukorihi course last Saturday. Gray is in the Taranaki team for the national interprovincial teams' event in Invercargill next week.

Taranaki captain Tim White is confident the men's senior team can cause a couple of upsets at the national interprovincial golf championships in Invercargill next week.

Training squads to be cut for series opener

Taranaki's Michaela Blyde will find out on Thursday if she's made the New Zealand sevens squad.

Taranaki sevens players to find out on Thursday if they are going to Dubai.

Kemp excited about Taranaki NRL game

Issac Luke, the Kiwis co-captain, will have a welcomed home coming when the Warriors play in his home province in 2016.

Former Warriors coach says his home province is buzzing about the NRL game in 2016.

Outright win for Taranaki cricketers

Liam Muggeridge scored his first century for Taranaki in a Hawke Cup match against Wanganui at the weekend.

A maiden unbeaten century and best-ever bowling figures for Taranaki were two of the highlights for the team's Hawke Cup cricket match against Wanganui in Wanganui at the weekend.

Silver Court gives Firkin second race win

New Plymouth horse trainer Rosie Firkin with Silver Court at the Pukekura Raceway stables in New Plymouth.

A year ago, New Plymouth's Rosie Firkin was tossing up between vet nursing and horse racing.

Stags look ahead to next Twenty20 match

Central Stags cricket coach Heinrich Malan looking forward to next four Twenty20 matches.

The Central Stags Twenty20 cricket campaign just got a little harder.

Taranaki men win, women second at rep bowls

Cameron Nairne was in good form for the Taranaki men's bowls team in the Arnott Shield competition in Wanganui on Saturday.

There was a narrow victory for the senior men and an equally narrow second place for the senior women in the representative bowls fixture in Wanganui on Saturday.

Sharrock's triple treat at Awapuni

New Plymouth horse trainer Allan Sharrock had a day to remember at the Awapuni track on Saturday with three wins and two seconds.

New Plymouth trainer Allan Sharrock has gone close to bagging five winners at Awapuni.

Stratford too good for Pukekura in Soffe Cup tennis

Pukekura's Jeanette Harding lost in three sets to Stratford's Reagan Boland in a Taranaki Soffe Cup tennis match in Stratford on Saturday.

Bad weather played a dominant role in Soffe Cup interclub tennis on Saturday with only one match being completed and the other two ties being abandoned part way through.

Otene wins Taranaki champion of champions

Inglewood's Kerry Otene tees off from the first in his afternoon round at the Taranaki champion of champions golf tournament at the Manukorihi course on Saturday.

Inglewood's Kerry Otene handled the wet conditions best when he won the Taranaki senior champion of champions golf title at the Manukorihi course on Saturday.

Boys' High book playoff spot in premier cricket

Inglewood's Hayden McIntyre ripped the heart out of the Stratford batting lineup taking six wickets in a Taranaki premier grade one-day cricket match in Stratford on Saturday.

New Plymouth Boys' High School booked a spot in the Taranaki premier grade cricket one-day playoffs without having to bowl a ball on Saturday.

Taranaki volleyballers at North Island champs

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New Zealand youth volleyball team  Madison Campbell (14) blocks the during the test match against Australia at Saxton Stadium.

Four Taranaki teams will compete in the 32nd North Island secondary schools' junior indoor volleyball championships in Wellington this week.

Ellie's Express storms home to win

Ellie's Empress and rider Robbie Hannam combined to win the first race at the New Plymouth twilight meeting on Friday.

Ellie's Empress reigned supreme when she powered home to win the first race at the New Plymouth twilight meeting on Friday.

Adaptive skier claims top Taranaki sports award

New Plymouth Paralympian Corey Peters on his way to second at the IPC alpine skiing world championships in Canada.

Double world champion adaptive ski racer Corey Peters capped off a memorable year when he was last night named Taranaki Daily News sportsperson of the year.

Three cricketers to debut for Taranaki

New Plymouth Boys' High School allrounder Kaylum Boshier will debut for Taranaki this weekend.

Three players will debut for Taranaki in a two-day Hawke Cup cricket match against Wanganui in Wanganui this weekend.

Jayawardene suits up in NZ

Mahela Jayawardene celebrates after scoring a century for Sri Lanka. He will play for the Central Stags in New Plymouth on Saturday night.

Sri Lankan master blaster ready to swing for the Central Stags in NZ T20 competition.

Huatoki should be too strong for combined side

Tracey Old heads the women's lineup against Okaiawa-Manaia in Soffe Cup interclub tennis on Saturday.

Second-placed Huatoki will be looking for an improved result this week when they host bottom placed Okaiawa-Manaia in a Soffe Cup interclub tennis match in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Neverstopdreaming will have plenty of support

New Plymouth owner-trainer Tracey Bliss leads Go Thunder away after the horse's win at the New Plymouth track in 2014.

There's nothing like dreaming in the racing game.

Taranaki's sporting talent recognised

Tennis player Ajeet Rai one of the nominations for Taranaki junior sportsman of the year at Friday night's Taranaki sports awards.

Taranaki's top sportsmen and sportswomen will be recognised on Friday night at the annual Taranaki Daily News sportsperson of the year awards.

Low numbers mean postponement of modified champs

The superstocks will take centre stage at the Stratford Speedway track on Saturday night.

The Taranaki modified champs and Ginge Hayward Memorial that were scheduled to run at Stratford Speedway on Saturday night have both been postponed due to a lack of car numbers.

Waca pitch not what it used to be

Kane Williamson of the New Zealand Black Caps raises his bat to celebrate his century on day three of the second test at the Waca in Perth.

OPINION: How the mighty have fallen. The Waca that is!

Tough going down south for Taranaki golfers

Brook Gray will be hoping for better conditions when he plays in the Taranaki champion of champions golf event at Manukorihi on Sunday after struggling in the wind in Invercargill last weekend.

The Taranaki men's team encountered some of the toughest conditions they have experienced on a golf course during the Southland Invitational in Invercargill last weekend. 

Wilford's form on greens hard to ignore

Ali Forsyth was on target for New Zealand bowls team in the Australian Premier League last week.

Form has proved persuasive with Paritutu's Debbie Wilford recalled to the Taranaki women's representative bowls team for this Saturday.

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