Netball: England Roses star Geva Mentor stranded in NZ after cancelled flight home to Australia
England netball star Geva Mentor has been left praying for a miracle as she faces months stuck in New Zealand amid Covid-19 travel restrictions.Mentor played a crucial role in the England Roses' historic win of the Taini Jamison...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 27 Sep 2021 | 12:58 pm

Super Rugby: Chiefs reveal new coaching role for Warren Gatland, Clayton McMillan named head coach
The Chiefs have changed their coaching structure for next season with Warren Gatland moving into a director of rugby role and Clayton McMillan retaining the head coach position for the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific campaign. Gatland...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 27 Sep 2021 | 12:57 pm

A-League football: Wellington Phoenix captain Steven Taylor announces shock retirement
The Wellington Phoenix have been dealt a significant blow ahead of the new A-League season with captain Steven Taylor announcing his retirement from professional football and leaving the club.The shock news comes less than two months...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 27 Sep 2021 | 12:56 pm

Auckland Marathon postponed until January
Organisers of the ASB Auckland Marathon have today confirmed that the event will not be taking place as planned on 31 October. With the original event date quickly approaching, and uncertainty on when Auckland will move down to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 27 Sep 2021 | 12:48 am

NRL: Melbourne Storm stars investigated following phone footage: Reports
The NRL is reportedly investigating the two Melbourne Storm players after a video emerged on social media which showed the players in a hotel room with a white substance on a table.The Daily Telegraph reports that the paper had...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 27 Sep 2021 | 12:37 am

Basketball: Steven Adams spent rare offseason away from home due to MIQ
Memphis Grizzlies big man Steven Adams says the MIQ conditions meant he couldn't come home to New Zealand in the NBA offseason.The Kiwi was traded to the Grizzlies by the New Orleans Pelicans in July and is preparing for his ninth...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 27 Sep 2021 | 12:26 am

US gymnast Simone Biles reveals mental struggles at Tokyo Olympics started long before the Games
American gymnast Simone Biles has revealed thoughts of quitting the sport came long before the Tokyo Olympics.Biles, renowned as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, was a hot favourite at the postponed Games before withdrawing...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 27 Sep 2021 | 12:15 am

UFC 266: Dan Hooker hits out at New Zealand's 'powers that be' following UFC win
Whether he's inside the cage or outside of it, Kiwi UFC star Dan Hooker doesn't pull his punches. After a dominant unanimous decision win over Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 266 in Las Vegas on Sunday, Hooker unloaded on the treatment...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 26 Sep 2021 | 4:47 pm

Football: Gianni Stensness to play for Australia as All Whites team named
New Zealand has lost a top international football prospect to Australia.Gianni Stensness, who played for the OlyWhites at the Tokyo Games, has told head coach Danny Hay his allegiance lies elsewhere and has chosen to represent Australia...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 26 Sep 2021 | 8:49 am

UFC: Israel Adesanya confirms plan to move to the United States to continue career
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is making the best move for his career - leaving New Zealand to set himself up in the United States. Adesanya is expected to be joined by other members of the New Zealand-based UFC contingent...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 26 Sep 2021 | 7:47 am

Golf: USA captures Ryder Cup as Rory McIlroy breaks down after breaking drought
The Americans won back the Ryder Cup and perhaps a whole lot more today, sending a strong message with their youngest team by giving Europe its worst loss ever.They never lost a session. They rode the experience of Dustin Johnson,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 26 Sep 2021 | 5:45 am

Rugby Championship: Jordie Barrett reveals the area the All Blacks need to work on in Springboks rematch
From the torrent of top-spinning spiral bombs raining down on him to sweetly striking the historic match-winner, Jordie Barrett stood tall as a decisive figure for the All Blacks in their nervy victory over the Springboks. Barrett,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 26 Sep 2021 | 5:15 am

Rugby Championship: Sanzaar and Rugby Australia apologise to Argentina after 'disrespectful' photo
Sanzaar and Rugby Australia have apologised to Argentina Rugby after a promotional photo was labelled "disrespectful" by Pumas coach Mario Ledesma. Following Argentina's 27-8 loss in Townsville on Saturday, Ledesma took time near...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 26 Sep 2021 | 4:44 am

Utah's Aaron Lowe killed in shooting less than a year after teammate Ty Jordan
Utah sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe died in a shooting at house party early Sunday, less than a year after teammate Ty Jordan was killed in an accidental shooting.Salt Lake City police said the 21-year-old Lowe was killed just...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 26 Sep 2021 | 1:35 am

Cricket: White Ferns thrashed in final ODI by England
The White Ferns have ended their ODI series with England on a sour note after conceding the most runs in their history to lose by 203 runs in Canterbury.England piled on an impressive 347 for five with Tammy Beaumont scoring 102...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 25 Sep 2021 | 11:27 pm

Rugby league: Warriors star Reece Walsh in possession of cocaine when arrested in Surfers Paradise
Warriors star Reece Walsh has revealed he was in possession of cocaine when he was arrested by Queensland police in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast last night.Walsh has been charged with one count of possessing a prohibited substance...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 25 Sep 2021 | 7:11 pm

Motorsport: Lewis Hamilton wins 100th F1 race to take lead over Max Verstappen
To win his 100th Formula One race, Lewis Hamilton drew on much of his vast experience from the first 99.Hamilton used his overtaking skills, strategic thinking and driving skills in the rain to fight back from seventh place on the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 25 Sep 2021 | 6:43 pm

Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk stuns Anthony Joshua to claim world heavyweight title
Oleksandr Usyk ended Anthony Joshua's second reign as world heavyweight champion today with a unanimous points win in just his third fight since stepping up from the cruiserweight division.Usyk became the third man, after Evander...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 25 Sep 2021 | 6:30 pm

Racing: Probabeel set for rematch with Australian superstar Zaaki
New Zealand's best racehorse Probabeel is going to get another shot at Zaaki to test her Cox Plate credentials.The multi-million-dollar mare was second to Zaaki in the A$1 million Underwood at Sandown on Saturday, and while owner...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 25 Sep 2021 | 6:24 pm

UFC 266: Dan Hooker claims dominant win over Nasrat Haqparast
With his hand raised inside the octagon, Dan Hooker had a message to get off his chest: "don't hunt what you can't kill."It was a nod to the odds he had to overcome to get into the octagon for his fight on Sunday against Nasrat...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Sport | 25 Sep 2021 | 5:08 pm