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Team GB’s Alex Yee video calls mum after collecting silver medal for finishing second in Olympic triathlon

TEAM GB’S Olympic hero Alex Yee celebrated his silver medal win by video calling his mum. The 23-year-old from Lewisham was selected ahead of the defending champion Alistair Brownlee for the Olympic triathlon. 2 2 Even though he was unable to win a third successive title for Britain in this event, he still brilliantly bagged himself a silver despite a shambolic start to the event in Tokyo.

thesun.co.uk ,  19h 3
Team GB’s Alex Yee video calls mum after collecting silver medal for finishing second in Olympic triathlon

Warren Gatland is on his way to becoming the greatest rugby coach in history

The Lions coach once again made a mockery of his detractors as his team staged an epic comeback against South Africa When Warren Gatland punches the air and shows emotion after a victory, you know it’s a big victory. Very big. The New Zealander is one of the most undemonstrative figures the game has seen.

walesonline.co.uk ,  1d 1
Warren Gatland is on his way to becoming the greatest rugby coach in history

New Zealand lawyer who called Facebook 'morally bankrupt pathological liars' is put forward for £180k Information Commissioner role by Oliver Dowden

New Zealand privacy commissioner John Edwards is tipped to be the UK's new Information Commissioner who is in charge of upholding privacy and data laws Social media critic once called Facebook 'morally bankrupt pathological liars' It comes as UK Government continues to mount pressure on social media giants be accountable for harmful content appearing on platforms such as racist abuse

dailymail.co.uk ,  1d 0
New Zealand lawyer who called Facebook 'morally bankrupt pathological liars' is put forward for £180k Information Commissioner role by Oliver Dowden

Wales international Mark Jones in line to become England's shock new defence coach

The 47-cap wing is strongly in the running for a move back into international rugby Former Wales wing Mark Jones could be poised for a shock appointment as England defence coach. The 41-year-old, who barely two years ago was coaching RGC 1404 in the Welsh Premiership, is being lined up for a role under Eddie Jones.

walesonline.co.uk ,  3d 0
Wales international Mark Jones in line to become England's shock new defence coach

Lions publicly accuse World Rugby of lack of foresight as details of what happened in refs meeting revealed

The Lions forward coach questioned why there was no TMO Plan B as he set out his pack's stall for the first Test on Saturday Lions assistant coach Robin McBryde has accused World Rugby of a "lack of foresight" after the appointment of South African Marius Jonker as the Television Match Official for Saturday's first Test against the Springboks.

walesonline.co.uk ,  3d 4
Lions publicly accuse World Rugby of lack of foresight as details of what happened in refs meeting revealed

Rowing-Twigg, Borch blaze through field as Tokyo competition kicks off

TOKYO, July 23 (Reuters) - Four-time Olympian Emma Twigg's latest battle for the podium got off to a roaring start on Friday, as compelling matchups in the men's and women's single sculls began to take shape on the first day of Olympic rowing at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo.

reuters.com ,  3d 0
Rowing-Twigg, Borch blaze through field as Tokyo competition kicks off

Travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is suspended for at least TWO months as several states battle Covid outbreaks

New Zealand has suspended its travel ties with Australia for at least two months Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for New Zealanders to return home Trans-Tasman bubble will burst at 11.59pm Friday but managed flights will follow New Zealanders will need a negative Covid test to get back into the country

dailymail.co.uk ,  3d 1
Travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is suspended for at least TWO months as several states battle Covid outbreaks

Laurel Hubbard: Transgender weightlifter is set to make history at Tokyo Olympics - but does she have unfair advantage?

Sky News looks at the life and career of the 43-year-old New Zealander whose involvement in women's weightlifting has sparked fierce debate about fairness in female sport. Staging the Tokyo Olympics during the coronavirus pandemic has been controversial - but one athlete has arguably been the biggest talking point as the Games get under way.

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Laurel Hubbard: Transgender weightlifter is set to make history at Tokyo Olympics - but does she have unfair advantage?

Swimming-New Zealand banking on Clareburt to end quarter-century drought

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) - New Zealander Lewis Clareburt was not even born when compatriot Danyon Loader won two swimming gold medals in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. That was the last time a New Zealander was on the Olympic swimming podium. But Clareburt, 22, could be the country's best bet for ending the quarter-century drought after a world championship bronze medal in the 400m individual medley in 2019.

ca.reuters.com ,  5d 0
Swimming-New Zealand banking on Clareburt to end quarter-century drought

UFC star Dan Hooker hits out at Islam Makhachev for mimicking Khabib and says ‘you’re just copying your mate’s homework’

DAN HOOKER hit out at Islam Makhachev for mimicking Khabib Nurmagomedov as he said: 'You’re just copying your mate’s homework'. Lightweight contender Makhachev is on an eight-fight win streak and calling for the biggest names in the division. He is a long-time training partner and now protege of Nurmagomedov, who retired in October.

thescottishsun.co.uk ,  6d 0
UFC star Dan Hooker hits out at Islam Makhachev for mimicking Khabib and says ‘you’re just copying your mate’s homework’

SVG fires warning shot to Supercars rivals

Supercars championship leader Shane van Gisbergen has fired a warning shot to his rivals as he eyes his first series title since 2016. The 32-year-old New Zealander sits comfortably atop the standings on 1,926 points after placing second, first and second again at the Townsville SuperSprint round on the weekend.

dailymail.co.uk ,  8d 0
SVG fires warning shot to Supercars rivals

Kieren Mackenzie thriving with bat and ball in summer of fun in the UK with Histon

Kieren Mackenzie had set some relatively modest targets for the rest of a second summer playing in the UK. Ahead of the weekend, the 22-year-old was hoping to get a “couple more” 50s and “maybe the big one too”. Not more than two days later, the ‘big one’ had become a reality and so much more, as the New Zealander hit an unbeaten 128 off 138 balls and also grabbed a career first hat-trick as Histon beat Stamford Town by eight wickets in the Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division One.

cambridgeindependent.co.uk ,  9d 0
Kieren Mackenzie thriving with bat and ball in summer of fun in the UK with Histon

How a mysterious drug kingpin called 'The Principal' frightened two yachties into accepting a 991kg Mexican meth shipment worth half a billion dollars - with the pair fearing the mammoth haul would SINK their boat

A man who pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs says he wasn't expecting a tonne The professional yachtsman told court he thought it was just be a suitcase worth Sebastian Barnard and Mark Bishell were caught with half a billion dollars of ice The duo had picked it up from a mother ship and brought it back to Australia

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How a mysterious drug kingpin called 'The Principal' frightened two yachties into accepting a 991kg Mexican meth shipment worth half a billion dollars - with the pair fearing the mammoth haul would SINK their boat

Ellyse Perry pulls out of Hundred for personal reasons

Australia allrounder Ellyse Perry is the latest high-profile player to pull out of the inaugural season of the Hundred. The 30-year old, who was due to play for Birmingham Phoenix, has withdrawn from the tournament, citing personal reasons. Perry's absence further depletes a Phoenix squad that will already be without Sophie Devine.

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Ellyse Perry pulls out of Hundred for personal reasons

Van Gisbergen seeks Townsville V8 throne

Supercars championship leader Shane van Gisbergen has downplayed the notion of becoming Triple Eight Engineering's new king of the north, as he seeks to cement his own legacy at the NTI Townsville 500. The New Zealander says his focus is on a race-by-race basis ahead of the first leg at Townsville, and won't be seeking to emulate the accolades of teammate Jamie Whincup.

dailymail.co.uk ,  17d 0
Van Gisbergen seeks Townsville V8 throne

Star Wars' Temuera Morrison on 'suffering' for latest sci-fi epic Occupation Rainfall

TEMUERA MORRISON EXCLUSIVE: The Star Wars actor is fighting against aliens once again in his brand new feature film Occupation Rainfall, a project the New Zealander was passionate to get involved with, even if he did take some lumps during the process. Temuera Morrison is of course best known for portraying the bounty hunter duo Jango Fett and Boba Fett from the Star Wars series, but this month he is fighting for the freedom of Earth in a new movie from Signature Entertainment.

express.co.uk ,  18d 0
Star Wars' Temuera Morrison on 'suffering' for latest sci-fi epic Occupation Rainfall

Huddersfield rugby star Kenny Edwards banned for placing finger up opponent's bum

Huddersfield Giants star Kenny Edwards will be out of action for 10 months after being banned for placing a finger up an opponent’s bum, receiving the highest punishment from Rugby Football League Huddersfield rugby star Kenny Edwards has been banned for 10 matches due to placing a finger up an opponent’s bum.

dailystar.co.uk ,  18d 0
Huddersfield rugby star Kenny Edwards banned for placing finger up opponent's bum

Kenny Edwards banned for 10 matches

HUDDERSFIELD Giants forward Kenny Edwards has been banned for 10 matches for putting his finger up the bottom of an opponent. The New Zealander was put on report by referee Ben Thaler during the Giants' 50-12 home defeat by Catalans Dragons last Thursday following a complaint brought by Dragons prop Sam Kasiano.

sthelensstar.co.uk ,  18d 0
Kenny Edwards banned for 10 matches

Huddersfield forward Kenny Edwards banned for ten matches after putting his FINGER up the BOTTOM of an opposing player during the Giants' defeat against the Catalan Dragons

Huddersfield forward Kenny Edwards has been banned for ten games The ban was for putting his finger up the bottom of an opposing player Edwards was charged with a Grade F offence for 'other contrary behaviour' Huddersfield forward Kenny Edwards has been banned for 10 matches for putting his finger up the bottom of an opponent.

dailymail.co.uk ,  19d 0
Huddersfield forward Kenny Edwards banned for ten matches after putting his FINGER up the BOTTOM of an opposing player during the Giants' defeat against the Catalan Dragons