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Christie takes 3; tough rides up in Ronda Pilipinas

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In sweltering conditions, New Zealand’s Jason Christie became the winningest rider of the Ronda Pilipinas 2014 yesterday by topping the eighth stage, a day before the brutal test in the mountains begins.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

New Zealand, Austrialia squads top faves in Shakey’s volley

Two crack teams from New Zealand and Australia test the mettle of the country’s top girls squads as they vie in the Shakey’s Girls’ Volleyball League Tournament of Champions starting Monday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section,Volleyball | Read More »

Mexico qualifies for World Cup with 4-2 win over NZ

In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 photo, Mexico's Oribe Peralta, bottom, jumps for the ball with New Zealand's Jake Butler, behind top, and New Zealand's goalkeeper Glenn Moss, center right, at a 2014 World Cup playoff first round soccer match in Mexico City. Mexico scored only seven goals in 10 qualifying games, but broke through under new coach Miguel Herrera, defeating New Zealand 5-1 on Wednesday to close in on a spot in the World Cup next year. AP

Mexico qualified for the World Cup after beating New Zealand 4-2 in the second leg of an inter-continental playoff Wednesday, bringing an end to one of its most troubled and divisive qualifying campaigns.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Mexico changes coach for the fourth time in six weeks

Mexican newspaper front pages carry messages of thanks to the U.S. in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Thanks to the last minute victory of the U.S. team over Panama, Mexico has advanced to the intercontinental playoff series against New Zealand for a spot in next year's World Cup, despite losing 2-1 at Costa Rica on Tuesday night. AP

Miguel Herrera was hired as the new Mexico coach on Friday for two playoff games next month against New Zealand, with the winning team advancing to next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

PH-NZ Davis Cup draw today

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The Cebuana Lhuillier-Philippine team eyes a return to the elite Group 1 of the Asia Oceania Davis Cup when it clashes with New Zealand tomorrow at Plantation Bay Spa and Resort here.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Australia, NZ inclusion in Fiba Asia ups q’fying ante

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NOW is the best time for the Philippines to take a clear shot at the world championship. Talk is rife that Oceania basketball powerhouses Australia and New Zealand might be included in the Asian qualifier for the 2019 Fiba World Cup, making the mission for Gilas Pilipinas doubly difficult, if not impossible.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Basketball,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas yields to New Zealand national team in physical match

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MARCUS Douthit. FILE PHOTO

Smart Gilas Pilipinas yielded to New Zealand national team, 76-77, Thursday in a highly-physical affair which concluded the Filipinos’ training camp Down Under.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Section | Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas routs Super City Rangers, faces NZ national team Thursday

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The Philippine men’s basketball team bounced back from two straight setbacks with a 95-77 rout of New Zealand club Super City Rangers Wednesday (Manila time).

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,Section | Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas arrives in New Zealand for 10-day training camp

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Smart Gilas Pilipinas arrives at Napier, New Zealand. Photo from head coach Chot Reyes Twitter account.

After a full day of travel, the Philippine men’s basketball team finally arrived in New Zealand on Wednesday (Manila time) for its 10-day training camp.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

2 charged over attack on Jesse Ryder

In this March 3, 2011 file photo, New Zealand's Jesse Ryder bats at a practice session for the Cricket World Cup in Ahmadabad, India. Ryder is in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital after suffering severe head injuries in a late night assault outside a bar. Radio New Zealand reported Wednesday, March 28, 2013 that Ryder was in a coma in the intensive care unit with a fractured skull, punctured lung and internal bleeding. AP

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has emerged from an induced coma and spoken with family members two days after being critically injured in a brutal attack outside a Christchurch bar.

Posted: March 30th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Football: New Zealand makes major changes for last qualifier

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With nothing at stake in New Zealand’s final Oceania group World Cup qualifier, Australian-born Andrew Durante has been named among sweeping changes to the squad to play the Solomon Islands.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong’s enemies find vindication, sadness

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FILE - In this July 6, 2004, file photo, U.S. Postal Service's Lance Armstrong rides ahead of Team Phonak's Tyler Hamilton,, center, and T-Mobile's Jan Ullrich, of Germany, during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Waterloo, Belgium, and Wasquehal, northern France.  Admitting he cheated was a start. Now, it's all about whether Armstrong is ready to give details, lots of them, to clean up his sport. Hamilton, whose testimony helped lead to Armstrong's downfall, says if Armstrong is willing to provide information to clean up the sport, a reduction in the sanctions would be appropriate. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

First shunned, then vilified by Lance Armstrong, Mike Anderson had to move to the other side of the world to get his life back.

Now running a bike shop outside of Wellington, New Zealand, Armstrong’s former assistant watched news reports about his former boss confessing to performance-enhancing drug use with only mild interest. If Anderson never hears Armstrong’s voice again, it would be too soon.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

PH baseball squad loses to New Zealand, fails to reach WBC qualifiers finale

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The Philippine men's baseball squad. FILE PHOTO FROM WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC TWITTER ACCOUNT

The Philippine men’s baseball squad failed to get a crack at a spot in the 2013 World Baseball Classic (WBC) after bowing out of the qualifiers in New Taipei City in Taiwan.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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