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New Zealand’s All Blacks Confront a Worrisome Prospect: Decline

But New Zealand has changed. While rugby still fascinates many, the number of men who play the game is dropping as interest in other sports grows. (Women’s rugby, by contrast, is growing fast.) In 2018, for example, the number of young people playing basketball for their school overtook the number playing rugby for the first …

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Adam Peaty is right about the Commonwealth Games not being the pinnacle for many sports

The debate does spark a wider conversation about the Commonwealth Games more generally; about their role and worth in the sporting universe. The truth is, if the Olympics are the biggest show on earth, the Commies are a bit ‘village fete’ by comparison. These are still world-class athletes competing at Birmingham, to be sure. Most …

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Supercars owner confirms sale of shares

Supercars at Townsville The owner of Supercars, Racing Australia Consolidated Enterprises (RACE), has confirmed that a stake in the business has recently been sold. In a statement provided to select media, including Speedcafe.com, RACE Chairman Barclay Nettlefold has spoken on the transaction. Notably, it was referred to as a consolidation of the shareholding, indicating purchase …

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‘Absolutely gutted’: NZ flagbearer Joelle King stunned at Games

A tearful Joelle King has been stunned in the semifinals of the women’s squash singles, admitting she went “mentally walkabouts” during the match. The defending champion was upset by world No 20 Hollie Naughton in Birmingham today, winning the first game before falling apart in the deciding fourth. King had never lost a game against …

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Leah Kilner makes surprise visit to Rob Heathcote’s stable to kiss her favorite horses

Leah Kilner’s emotional visit to see her favorite horses Leah Kilner visiting Rob Heathcote’s stable after leaving hospital for the first time – Leah wanted so much to give a kiss to her favorite horses and Danezel was high on that list – Picture: Supplied by Rob Heathcote. Leah Kilner has made an emotional visit …

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Formula One: Australia’s Oscar Piastri says he won’t drive for Alpine despite promotion to F1

Alpine announced Oscar Piastri as a new driver to the team but he denied it. Photo / AP Oscar Piastri said today he won’t drive for Alpine next season, mere hours after the Formula One team promoted the Australian reserve driver to replace Fernando Alonso. Alonso surprised the team Monday when he informed Alpine he’ll …

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