Basketball

Adams goes to the zoo

Steven Adams gets up close and personal with a sea lion at Oklahoma City Zoo.

Hugging sea lions and catching butterflies all part of the preseason fun for Steven Adams.

Bogut signs with Lakers

Australian centre Andrew Bogut has signed with the LA Lakers.

Aussie basketball star joins his fifth NBA team.

Breakers 'unacceptable' loss

Edgar Sosa started the game well for the NZ Breakers in Taranaki, but couldn't sustain it.

Coach Paul Henare didn't waste words in summing up his side's performance in New Plymouth.

Breakers humbled by Melbourne

NZ Breakers swingman Kirk Penney goes for the lay-up under the challenge of Melbourne United's Craig Moller.

The Kiwi side were no match for the league favourites as they were taught a lesson in pre-season contest.

Durant slags Adams' Thunder

Kevin Durant wasn't impressed with his former OKC team.

Who's Steven Adams? Kevin Durant says Oklahoma City Thunder were all him and Russell Westbrook.

Adams: Pay rise changes nothing

Steven Adams says on the OKC Thunder 'everyone's goal is the main goal'.

The Oklahoma City Thunder's big Kiwi says his team-first mindset remains the same ahead of new NBA season.

Breakers depth stands tall video

Breakers coach Paul Henare will look to sort his team's systems out in their final two pre-season matches.

Coach Paul Henare happy with "talented squad" as less experienced players test title favourites in pre-season.

Breakers pip Melbourne

Edgar Sosa, pictured at this month's Blitz tournament, led all scorers as the Breakers edged title-favourites Melbourne ...

Tight pre-season tussle in Napier sees Breakers come out on top against league favourites.

Healthy Vukona vows to deliver

Mika Vukona has transformed body and mind and is ready to deliver in 2017-18 for the NZ Breakers.

Veteran Breakers power forward says he has refound his love of the game and healed his body over a productive off-season.

The undersized four

Dillon Boucher was named Breakers general manager in 2016.

Dillon Boucher was often the smallest guy on the court, but he sure didn't play that way.

Breakers to lock down rotation in regions

New Zealand Breakers coach Paul Henare will look to lock in his rotation in their upcoming pre-season matches.

"We really need to start fine tuning our systems," Breakers coach says as season approaches.

Kobe to have two numbers retired video

It appears Bryant will be the first NBA player to have two numbers retired in his name.

Kobe Bryant to become the first NBA player to have two numbers retired in his name by one team.

Adams top-50 NBA player

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams' qualities go beyond the box score, according to US hoops pundits.

Big Kiwi ranked No 47 on Sports Illustrated's list of top-100 players in the National Basketball Association.

Kids sport sparks tv clash

Natalie Barr, left, and Mel McLaughlin got caught up in an awkward back-and-forth over which sport is more popular among ...

Which sport is more popular with kids, cricket or basketball? The question sparked an awkward debate.

Smooth start for Abercrombie

Tom Abercrombie was the most consistent Breaker at the pre-season tournament in Victoria.

After putting on some muscle in the off-season, the Breakers' star small forward measured up at the Blitz in Victoria.

Rogan 'sorry' for haka remark

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Former Fear Factor host apologises to New Zealand after saying the haka is stupid.

Breakers go 2-1 in Australia

Tom Abercrombie concluded an excellent Blitz for the Breakers with 15 points in Sunday's victory over Adelaide.

Paul Henare's men rounded out their ANBL pre-season tournament in Victoria with a victory over the Adelaide 36ers.

Tayla's nod to mum Tania Dalton

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Former Silver Fern inspiring from above as her teen daughter stamps her mark on schools basketball in Auckland.

Webster to play in Germany

Tai Webster is looking to make his mark in Europe after a standout final season of college hoops.

Young Tall Blacks standout Tai Webster is taking his talents to Germany for his first pro hoops gig.

Tall Blacks shock the world

Almost overnight, the Tall Blacks captured the hearts of a rugby nation with a stunning run to the semifinals of the ...

They may not have surprised themselves, but the side certainly stunned the basketball world.

Breakers off to winning start video

Tom Abercrombie has made a strong start to the pre-season for the NZ Breakers in Victoria.

Tom Abercrombie pours in 21 points to pace the Kiwi club to a first-up win at the ANBL pre-season tournament.

The biggest blowouts

Schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade, 15, gestures as he poses next to the scoreboard during an inter-school cricket tournament in ...

A Taranaki high school basketball team was thrashed 207-27 yesterday. Here's a look at some other historical sporting blowouts.

207-27 score: 'utterly ridiculous'

Palmerston North Boys' High School  No4 Haize Walker in action this week.

Veteran coach speaks out on the high school basketball game in which a team ran up more than 200 points.

Is running up the score in school OK?

Resting stars like guard Haize Walker didn't stop Palmerston North Boys' High School running up a huge score.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Are one-sided school sports matches a good learning experience, or a humiliating waste of time?

207-27: No mercy on the court

Guard Haize Walker and the Palmerston North Boys' High School destroyed Hawera High School at the zone three national ...

Premier school basketball coach defends beating another school by 180 points, saying "we're here to compete".

Bigger better for Abercrombie

Tom Abercrombie

Breakers star has beefed up for new season; now the problem is can he keep his new size on?

Rockets sold for $3 billion

'Rocket for life' James Harden has said he'll only play in the NBA if it's with Houston.

NBA team sold to an American restaurant mogul for a record price.

Refreshed Breakers hit the court

Paul Henare and the Breakers tip off their Aussie NBL pre-season campaign on Thursday night in Victoria.

Paul Henare says a rare off-season break has his Kiwi contingent fit, and ready to fire heading into the ANBL pre-season.

Midnight Basketball proves hit in Christchurch

Participants enjoying the first Midnight Basketball programme in Christchurch.

A basketball tournament and life skills workshop is keeping Christchurch kids off the late-night streets.

'Philly swag' for Breakers

New Breakers addition DJ Newbill says he's a team-first player ready to do whatever his coach requires.

US import DJ Newbill bringing toughness and grittiness to his new hoops home in NZ.

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