WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Murray Halberg, who overcame serious injury to win the 5,000-meter gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics and later devoted his life to charity work, has died. He was 89.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Rain ended the third one-day international between New Zealand and India two overs short of a completed match on Wednesday, leaving New Zealand with a 1-0 win in three-match series.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A woman who was extradited from South Korea this week after the bodies of her two children were found in abandoned suitcases made her first court appearance in New Zealand on Wednesday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Finland's leader says it must give more weapons and support to Ukraine to ensure it wins its war against Russia.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea extradited a 42-year-old woman to New Zealand, two months after she was arrested following the discovery of the bodies of two long-dead children in abandoned suitcases.
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — England coach Brendon McCullum aims to continue playing an aggressive brand of test cricket when his team takes on Pakistan in a three-test series starting Thursday.
Under McCullum, England showed plenty of aggression in the longer format of the game at home this summer when it routed coach’s home country New Zealand 3-0 and beat South Africa 2-1.
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Rain forced the abandonment Sunday of the second one-day cricket international between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park.
New Zealand retains a 1-0 lead in the three-match series which concludes at Christchurch on Wednesday.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Tom Latham made a career-best 145 and captain Kane Williamson scored 94 in an unbroken partnership of 221 which lifted New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over India on Friday in the first of three one-day internationals.
LONDON (AP) — One intrigue at Twickenham on Saturday is discovering which England shows up against South Africa.
The England that threw caution to the wind and torched New Zealand by 19 points in seven minutes to force a draw?
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares advanced on Wednesday after solid earnings pushed retailers higher on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.
Benchmarks rose in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney but fell in Shanghai.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's central bank hiked interest rates Wednesday by a record amount as it tries to get inflation under control.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand increased its benchmark rate by three-quarters of a point to 4.25%.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Cricket has agreed to release veteran batter Martin Guptill from his central contract to pursue playing opportunities overseas.
The 36-year-old Guptill has been a mainstay of New Zealand white ball teams for the past 13 years but recently has fallen out of favor with the national selectors and has been replaced by 23-year-old opener Finn Allen.
NAPIER, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand and India shared a rare tie Tuesday when the third Twenty20 cricket international was stopped by rain with the teams perfectly level under the Duckworth Lewis system.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands Tuesday afternoon, overturning tables and sending people racing for higher ground.
There were no immediate reports of widespread damage or injuries, although Australia's prime minister said a roof at its High Commission had collapsed.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand lawmakers will take a vote on whether to lower the national voting age from 18 to 16, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday.
Her announcement came hours after the country's Supreme Court ruled that not allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to vote amounted to age discrimination.
MONACO (AP) — Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier and New Zealand flyhalf Ruahei Demant were voted world rugby players of the year on Sunday.
Van der Flier was part of the Irish team that claimed an historic first series win over the All Blacks in New Zealand in July.
MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — Breakout star Suryakumar Yadav blasted his second Twenty20 century from 49 balls Sunday to propel India to a 65-run win over New Zealand in the second T20 international and take a 1-0 lead in the three match series.
LONDON (AP) — England conjured a remarkable three-try finale to draw with New Zealand 25-25 at Twickenham on Saturday.
The All Blacks were a class above in building a 25-6 lead with 10 minutes to go.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Heavy rain on Friday washed out the first Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and India.
Storm clouds gathered over Wellington's Sky Stadium ahead of the night match and the heavy rain set in before the toss was due to be made at 7 p.m.
LONDON (AP) — No sooner was Japan put to the sword, Eddie Jones turned his eye on the All Blacks.
“They're there for the taking,” the England coach said with a familiar grin.
Avoiding the fact that England was there for the taking, too.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Hooker Julian Montoya has returned to captain Argentina against Scotland on Saturday in the rugby test at Murrayfield.
A rib injury in the win against England forced him to withdraw late before the 20-13 loss to Wales in Cardiff last weekend.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — India and New Zealand both will try to move on from disappointing campaigns at the Twenty20 World Cup in a white-ball series which begins Friday with the first of three T20 internationals at Wellington.
DUBLIN (AP) — France captain Antoine Dupont could receive a second consecutive world player of the year award this weekend while suspended from rugby.
Dupont has been nominated alongside another former winner in Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton, plus South Africa center Lukhanyo Am and Ireland flanker Josh van der Flier.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will extradite a New Zealand murder suspect within 30 days, about two months after she was arrested in South Korea in connection with two dead children found in suitcases in Auckland, officials said Monday.
PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand (AP) — How do you stop a cow from burping?
It might sound like the start of a humorous riddle, but it's the subject of a huge scientific inquiry in New Zealand. And the answer could have profound effects on the health of the planet.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — New Zealand remained undefeated against Scotland after a win at Murrayfield that was closer than the 31-23 scoreline suggested on Sunday.
Scotland was down 14-0 before it had a chance to sweat but leveled just as incredibly quickly.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales reacted to humiliation from New Zealand by bringing Argentina to earth in a tense 20-13 rugby victory on Saturday.
The Welsh were criticized for not standing up to the All Blacks' physicality last weekend in a heavy defeat, and responded with a tough, scrappy effort that had just enough golden moments to earn a third win in 10 tests this year.
Britain’s Sir Ben Ainslie mastered the light conditions to win two of the three fleet races Saturday in the inaugural Dubai Sail Grand Prix and take a commanding five-point lead over rival skippers Jimmy Spithill of the United States and Peter Burling of New Zealand.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Replacement winger Ayesha Leti-I’iga scored her second try in the 72nd minute as defending champion New Zealand rallied to beat top-ranked England 34-31 on Saturday in a breathtaking final to the Women’s Rugby World Cup.
Speak of the devil.
Finn Russell has overshadowed Scotland's underwhelming autumn rugby campaign without even playing a minute yet.
That changes on Sunday after he was parachuted into the team as the starting flyhalf against New Zealand at sold-out Murrayfield.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Australia reached another Rugby League World Cup final after holding off a valiant New Zealand in a thrilling 16-14 victory at Elland Road on Friday.
The lead changed four times in an action-packed semifinal.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful, shallow underwater earthquake struck Friday near Tonga in the southern Pacific, prompting authorities to issue and then lift a tsunami advisory.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has approved the extradition of a 42-year-old woman facing murder charges in New Zealand over her possible connection to the bodies of two long-dead children found abandoned in suitcases in August.
England and New Zealand have a chance to make history in a Women’s Rugby World Cup final on Saturday capping a tournament which has boosted the profile of women’s rugby and is book-ended by sellout crowds at Eden Park.
With South Africa and New Zealand looming, England is under massive pressure to beat Japan at Twickenham on Saturday after the lackluster loss to Argentina.
Following the 30-29 defeat to the Pumas, coach Eddie Jones was upbeat and didn't believe England had “strong problems." A day or two later, he blamed himself and complacency, in that he was thinking of strategy for next year's Rugby World Cup.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of posting a broad online threat last week that spurred heightened security at Jewish synagogues and schools in New Jersey expressed admiration for white-supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof and said his planned attack was in retaliation for the 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, federal prosecutors said in announcing a criminal charge Thursday.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Argentina chose the same side which defeated England to face Wales in their rugby test in Cardiff on Saturday.
The Pumas earned a rare victory against England at Twickenham last weekend by 30-29.
The loss of fullback Helena Rowland to a leg injury has forced England to reorganize its back three for Saturday’s Women’s Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand at Auckland's Eden Park.
Rowland was taken from the field by stretcher with a leg injury during the 26-19 semifinal win over Canada last weekend.
SYDNEY (AP) — Half-centuries from Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan helped Pakistan beat New Zealand in dominant fashion to book its place in the T20 World Cup final.
Rizwan scored 57 runs and Azam added 53 as Pakistan made easy work of a 153-run chase on a placid Sydney wicket.
In-form New Zealand returns to a happy hunting ground on Wednesday to meet a pace-packed, recharged Pakistan in the first of the Twenty20 World Cup semifinals.
New Zealand made a rollicking start to the Super 12 stage at the Sydney Cricket Ground last month when it thrashed host Australia by 89 runs, a win that avenged a defeat in last year's world T20 final and a margin that ultimately cost the defending champions a spot in the semifinals.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The man who slaughtered 51 Muslim worshippers during the deadliest mass-shooting in New Zealand's history is appealing his conviction and sentence.
New Zealand's Court of Appeal confirmed Tuesday that gunman Brenton Tarrant had filed the appeal last week.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Finn Russell was called up to Scotland's rugby squad on Monday as an injury replacement ahead of its upcoming test match against New Zealand in an international reprieve for the mercurial flyhalf.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said at an international fleet review Sunday that his country urgently needs to strengthen its military capabilities as security risks increase including threats from North Korea’s nuclear and missile advancement and Russia’s war on Ukraine.
HULL, England (AP) — New Zealand confirmed a semifinal showdown with Australia at the Rugby League World Cup only after surviving a major scare from Fiji on Saturday.
Jordan Rapana's late try sealed a 24-18 win for the Kiwis in their quarterfinal in Hull.
CARIDFF, Wales (AP) — Wales thought it had its best shot against New Zealand in ages. Then referee Wayne Barnes blew for kickoff with the whistle from the first matchup in 1905 and a familiar script unfolded.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Fullback Leigh Halfpenny was withdrawn by Wales just hours before its rugby test against New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday.
Halfpenny suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury during the captain's run on Friday and couldn't recover.
SYDNEY (AP) — England advanced to the semifinals of the T20 World Cup and eliminated host Australia on net run-rate after its last over four-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Saturday.
New Zealand, England and Australia all finished with seven points from five matches in Group 1 but the Kiwis topped the group with a healthy net run-rate of 2.113.
HONG KONG (AP) — Five-time defending champion Fiji completed a clean sweep of its pool matches at the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens on Saturday to head into the quarterfinal stage as a dominating favorite.
Wingers Abby Dow and Claudia MacDonald combined for a length-of-the-field try that sent top-ranked England into the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup with a 26-19 win over Canada on Saturday which stretched its world-record winning streak to 30 tests.