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Rhys Thornbury.

Olympics-bound skeleton racer Rhys Thornbury finishes 14th in World Cup series

A disappointing final round meant Thornbury missed his top 10 goal.

Luuka Jones of New Zealand

Luuka Jones claims gold and bronze canoe slalom medals at New Zealand Open

Jones took gold in the C1 class but only managed third in the K1 final.

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Four teams from around the world competed in the Hagley Park Polo Tournament.

For the first time in 30 years polo makes a return to Christchurch's Hagley Park

Four teams from around the world competed in the Hagley Park Polo Tournament.

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 20:  (L-R) Stipe Miocic punches Francis Ngannou of Cameroon in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Stipe Miocic slugs his way into the record books, defeats danger man Francis Ngannou to retain UFC heavyweight title

Miocic won 50-44 on all three scorecards today and was never seriously tested by the raw and unrefined Ngannou.

Kane Russell. New Zealand v Japan.
Four Nations Hockey Tournament. Vantage Black Sticks Men. Blake Park, Tauranga, New Zealand. Thursday 18 January 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Black Sticks finish third, Belgium win Four Nations tournament

NZ have secured third place in the first leg of their Four Nations hockey event with a 5-4 win over Japan.

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Taufatofua will send Tonga to their second ever Winter Olympics after qualifying with just over a year's worth of training under his belt.

'This is a miracle!' Tonga's oiled-up flag-bearer from Rio qualifies for Winter Olympics as cross country skier

Pita Taufatofua turned heads in 2016 - he's about to do it again in PyeongChang.

Vestas 11th Hour Racing team captained by American Charlie Enright in action during the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018 Leg 2 start from Lisbon to Cape Town at the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal on November 5, 2017. (Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Volvo Ocean Race yacht involved in fatal collision with fishing boat near Hong Kong

Volvo Ocean Race officials say one fisherman was killed and nine others were rescued after their boat was involved in a collision with Vestas 11th Hour Racing.

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Jamie Lee Tuhoe is seven months pregnant but that doesn't stop her from competing for her elite W6 women's squad.

Pregnant competitor takes part at Waka Ama sprint nationals in Lake Karapiro

Jamie Lee Tuhoe is seven months pregnant but that hasn't stopped her competing for her elite W6 women's squad.

Kane Russell. New Zealand v Japan.
Four Nations Hockey Tournament. Vantage Black Sticks Men. Blake Park, Tauranga, New Zealand. Thursday 18 January 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

India outclass Black Sticks, NZ out of Four Nations hockey final

The Black Sticks have fallen out of contention for the Four Nations first-leg hockey final, losing 3-1 to India in Tauranga.

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Kevin Barry drew an applause for Fury after he paid tribute to the heavyweight fighter.

Tyson Fury officially cleared to fight again after suspension lifted by Boxing Board of Control

The BBBC had suspended the 29-year-old's licence in 2016, citing anti-doping and medical issues.

Exclusive: 'Time to get out' - Top Kiwi track cyclist Pieter Bulling retires citing lack of confidence in Cycling New Zealand

The Olympic medal hopeful is walking away after becoming disenfranchised with the sport's governing body.

Rhys Thornbury.

Kiwi skeleton racer Rhys Thornbury set to fly at Winter Olympics after getting call-up

What started as pure intrigue has led to the chance of a lifetime.

John Parker, Joseph Parker and Tyson Fury celebrate after the WBO title fight win over Hughie Fury.

'You won't find better sparring than me' - Tyson Fury offers to help Joseph Parker prepare for the title fight of his life

Fury said while he won't be there to support Parker on the night, he's keen to help him in the build-up.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06:  Matt Hutchins of New Zealand competes in the Men's 400m Freestyle Heats on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/SWpix.com)

'I no longer find the joy in the early mornings' - Kiwi Olympic swimmer Matt Hutchins retires, aged 23

Hutchins wasn't included in the group of swimmers to compete at the Comm Games.

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Shane Dobbin, 38, is now part of New Zealand's first Winter Olympics long track speed skating team.

Watch: 'I'd pretty much removed myself' - Kiwi speedskater heading to Winter Olympics after return to sport

Shane Dobbin is now part of NZ's first Winter Olympics long track speed skating team.

North, South Korea to unite for Winter Olympics

The two rival states are awaiting clearance from the IOC for the proposed move.

Watch: Bang! Anthony Mundine puts rival to sleep with monster left hook

The 42-year-old is eyeing up Jeff Horn after a stunning KO of middleweight rival Tommy Brown.

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Chloe Tipple is one of New Zealand's 11-strong side for the Gold Coast games.

'She's been working up to this' - Rio hero backs Canterbury shooter for Commonwealth Games success

Chloe Tipple is one of eleven selected for New Zealand's Gold Coast shooting team.

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The two unbeaten champions will face off in Cardiff on April 1.

Joseph Parker backed to defeat Anthony Joshua in 'career defining' bout

Trainer Kevin Barry says that his fighter has the goods to dethrone Joshua in Cardiff.

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The Kiwi heavyweight will face Anthony Joshua in front of 80,000 people on April 1.

Watch: Joseph Parker undaunted by Cardiff crowd – 'They can think what they want'

The Kiwi heavyweight will face Anthony Joshua in front of 80,000 people on April 1.

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Joseph Parker's promoter was asked to repeat comments to Anthony Joshua's face that he was "mentally weak".

Watch: 'You can't let your bum deceive you' – Eddie Hearn takes David Higgins to task

Joseph Parker's promoter was asked to repeat to Anthony Joshua he was "mentally weak".

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The unbeaten Brit will face the Kiwi heavyweight in a unification bout in Cardiff.

'He's got that fire in him' – Anthony Joshua not taking Joseph Parker lightly

The unbeaten Brit will face the Kiwi heavyweight in a unification bout in Cardiff.

Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland of Norway Women U23 and Kristin Grubka of United States of America USA Women U23.

Waikato researcher delves into 'taboo' topic of periods in elite athletes

Menstrual cycles of elite athletes can be anywhere between 20 days and three months.

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The Kiwi heavyweight will push himself harder than ever before for the April 1 bout.

Running, yoga, naps: Joseph Parker details training camp ahead of Anthony Joshua blockbuster

The Kiwi heavyweight will push himself harder than ever before for the April 1 bout.

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The two unbeaten champions will face off in Cardiff on April 1.

'This is what Joe's waited for' – Kevin Barry says Parker ready to face Joshua

The two unbeaten champions will face off in Cardiff on April 1.

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The two fighters have become embroiled in a pre-fight war of words with one another.

Watch: Anthony Joshua plays down Joseph Parker trash talk – 'I respect it'

The two fighters have become embroiled in an ugly pre-fight war of words.

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The British heavyweight said there should be a bit more respect between the two world champion camps going forward.

Watch: 'I would fight him in a car park for free' – Anthony Joshua dismisses 'king of steroids' slur

The British heavyweight said a bit more respect was needed between the two world champion camps.

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The British heavyweight champ said team Parker's jibes he can't take a punch are "fake news".

Watch: 'I was very unfit, I didn't get dropped, I got stopped' - Anthony Joshua riles at glass jaw accusation

The British heavyweight said team Parker's jibes he can't take a punch are "fake news".

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