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Games-Golf, BMX, coastal rowing to debut at 2026 Commonwealth Games

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Golf, BMX and coastal rowing will make their Commonwealth Games debuts when Australia’s southern state of Victoria hosts the 2026 edition, organisers said on Wednesday. Shooting has also returned to the programme...

Athletics-Kipchoge eyes third straight Olympic marathon gold at Paris

(Reuters) – Eliud Kipchoge became only the third man to win back-to-back Olympic marathon crowns at the Tokyo Games last year but the 37-year-old Kenyan said he wants the record all to himself and will go for gold once again at Paris 2024. “I trust that all things will carry me well up to 2024...

4th October

Ryan Fox soars to career-highest 25th in world after DP World Tour win

Only three other Kiwi men have spent time inside the top 50 since the OWGR system was launched in 1986, with 2005 US Open champion Michael Campbell peaking at No 12, Frank Nobilo getting as high as 21 and Danny Lee ranked 34th in February 2016. It caps a remarkable rise for Fox, who started...

3rd October

Naidrodro wins Marist Eastgate hockey title

Naidrodro from Ba took out the Marist Eastgate Memorial Tournament men’s title at Nadovu Park in Lautoka yesterday. They beat Stingers from Suva in penalty shootout 3–2. Marist Hearts won the women’s title. They defeated Ventures 2– nil in the final. Marist Hockey Club executive Sean Patrick said they had to shift the tournament to...

Lydia Ko third in Texas

Charging New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko had to be content with another top three finish at the latest stop of the LPGA Tour in the United States. Ko started the final round of The Ascendant Benefitting Volunteers of America Classic in Dallas, Texas, in second place, just on shot off the lead. Ko, the world No...

2nd October

Lydia Ko shoots herself right into contention at Volunteers of America Classic

Lydia Ko is right in the mix for a second LPGA Tour title of the season, after another hot round at the Volunteers of America Classic in Texas. Starting the day in eighth spot, five shots off the pace, following her sizzling five-under 66 second round, the New Zealand world No 5 backed that up with...

Dolphins coach defends decision to play Tagovailoa after Sunday hit

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel defended his decision to play Tua Tagovailoa against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, as the quarterback left on a stretcher due to a head injury days after he cleared concussion protocols during a Sunday game. The 24-year-old was sacked by Bengals defensive tackle Josh...

The waiting game: No home run for Judge in return to New York

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Yankees slugger Aaron Judge’s home run race cooled on familiar turf Friday as the Baltimore Orioles topped the Bronx Bombers 2-1 and a sold-out New York crowd left without the history-making moment they craved. Baltimore catcher Adley Rutschman scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning on a wild...

1st October

Red Bull dismiss cost cap rumours as Wolff hits out

SINGAPORE, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Red Bull boss Christian Horner on Friday dismissed as idle gossip reports his team spent more than allowed last year and said the Formula One championship leaders were confident in their figures. Mercedes rival Toto Wolff claimed however that Red Bull had been under investigation for months and it was...

Stadium roof in Chile collapses during open training session

Sept 30 (Reuters) – Several fans were injured after a section of Santiago’s Estadio Monumental collapsed on Friday during an open training session hosted by Chilean club Colo Colo. Footage on social media showed hundreds of cheering supporters in the stand before it gave way under their weight. “We regret the events that took place...

Russian athletes who do not back invasion of Ukraine could return to competing – IOC president

Sept 30 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering a return to competition of Russian athletes who do not support the country’s invasion of Ukraine, IOC president Thomas Bach said on Friday. The IOC issued guidance to sports governing bodies in February to remove Russian and Belarusian athletes from competition. Belarus has been...

30th September

Laver backs Kyrgios for success after run to Wimbledon final

(Reuters) – Australian great Rod Laver has backed Nick Kyrgios for more success next season after reaching this year’s Wimbledon final and says his terrific run of form in the second half of 2022 has convinced him he has what it takes to win a Grand Slam. After losing to Novak Djokovic in his first...

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