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Netball: Laura Langman and Casey Kopua included in new-look Silver Ferns squad
Kiwi Netball legends Casey Kopua and Laura Langman will officially make their Silver Ferns return after being named in the 2018-19 squad.Netball New Zealand announced the pair's return to the black dress at today's team naming in...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 9:00 pm

FIFA defends bans for 'false' info, tarnishing reputations
Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted Tuesday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from soccer. The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offense of defamation...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 8:45 pm

Braves' Acuna homers in 5th straight; 3 leadoff shots in row
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has struck again.The 20-year-old Acuna has become the youngest player in major league history to homer in five straight games, doing it Tuesday night when he hit his third leadoff...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 8:45 pm

South American cup finals to be played in single match
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The final matches of South America's top club tournaments will be one game starting in 2019.The region's football body Conmebol said Tuesday the finals of Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana will have...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 8:35 pm

Cricket: Gary Stead's first innings as Black Caps coach
Amid a barrage of questions and media requests, Gary Stead has played an authoritative first innings as the country's new cricket coach and convenor of selectors.He has signed on for two years, filling the void left by Mike Hesson's...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 8:23 pm

Gary Stead named New Zealand cricket coach
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former test batsman Gary Stead was confirmed Wednesday as coach of the New Zealand cricket team, succeeding Mike Hesson who resigned unexpectedly in June.Stead, 46, played five tests as a top-order...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 8:00 pm

Tennis leaders preparing to vote on Davis Cup overhaul
NEW YORK (AP) — A new Davis Cup format that tennis' governing body believes is more enticing for players and more lucrative for nations will be voted on this week.The proposal to overhaul the current calendar-year format of the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 7:55 pm

The Latest: 6th Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's expanding sports betting market (all times local):7:15 p.m.Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino will become the sixth in New Jersey to offer sports betting.State Division...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 7:30 pm

Cricket: Gary Stead named as new Black Caps coach
Gary Stead has been revealed as the new coach of the Black Caps, signing a two year deal with New Zealand.The 46-year-old was a five test Black Cap and played 101 first-class matches for Canterbury.After retiring in 2006, he turned...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 7:00 pm

Brewers acquire righty Thompson from Phillies
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired once-promising pitching prospect Jake Thompson from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.The 24-year-old right-hander...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 6:50 pm

Spark deal another sign of the move from TV to livestreaming sport
Spark's deal to secure exclusive rights to the next three seasons of the English Premier League (EPL) is the latest announcement in a hastening global shift of live sport from TV to streaming services.Yesterday, at the same time...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 6:41 pm

Big-game Brooks: Koepka has 4 wins on tour, 3 majors
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just call him big-game Brooks.Not even Brooks Koepka can explain why he plays some of his best golf at the biggest events. The PGA Championship not only was his third major, he won two of the three majors he played...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 6:30 pm

Midweek Fixture: Just the Spark sport needs
Dylan Cleaver's Midweek Fixture Spark's long-anticipated assault on the sports media market has arrived.While that is intriguing in itself, particularly when set against the recent well-documented difficulties of sports broadcasting...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 6:28 pm

FANTASY PLAYS: Essentials for drafting the right 2018 squad
Fantasy football is supposed to be fun, but some players stress a lot about their upcoming drafts.Most notably, they obsess about their first-round pick and who may be available when their turn comes. Don't play the guessing game...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 6:15 pm

Notre Dame defense stronger, deeper in Lea's second season
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly thinks his players' familiarity with new coordinator Clark Lea's defense will breed contempt for the opposition this fall.The 4-2-5 defense that former coordinator Mike Elko and...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 5:45 pm

Tuesday's Major League Linescores
Chacin, Knebel (8), Jennings (9) and Kratz; Quintana, Chavez (6), De La Rosa (8) and Contreras. W_Chacin 12-4. L_Quintana 10-9. HRs_Milwaukee, Kratz (4), Cain (9), Braun 2 (14).

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 5:20 pm

Braun hits 2 HRs, Chacin goes 7 as Brewers beat Cubs 7-0
CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Braun supplied the power at the plate and Jhoulys Chacin dominated on the mound to give the Milwaukee Brewers the lift they needed to tighten the NL Central race.Braun hit two of Milwaukee's four homers, Chacin...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 5:20 pm

National League
___Atlanta 9, Miami 1, 1st gameN.Y. Mets 8, N.Y. Yankees 5Cleveland 10, Cincinnati 3Atlanta 6, Miami 1, 2nd gameTexas 5, Arizona 3St. Louis 7, Washington 6L.A. Angels 6, San Diego 3, 10 inningsSan Francisco 5, L.A....

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 5:15 pm

Column: Best measure of Woods is when he has the lead
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tiger Woods once said it could not be considered a truly great year without winning a major.Five years ago, he never would have said it could be a good year without winning any tournament.This year is an exception.Woods...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 5:05 pm

Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship
NEW YORK (AP) — There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament.CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 14 Aug 2018 | 4:45 pm