13.12.2017

Simon Dickie

Dual Olympic gold medal-winning coxswain Simon Dickie was an incomparable talent

The amateur era was still in full effect when NZ's eight took on the might of East Germany at the Feldmoching course four years later in the last Olympic race that was ever won in a wooden boat, Dickie said. Their rival crew competed in an era when ...
14.12.2017

Jeff Horn

Jeff Horn defends WBO welterweight title with TKO of Gary Corcoran

"Anybody that says that because of Terence's skillset that Jeff doesn't have a chance is crazy," Arum said. "This is going to be a very competitive fight." The early rounds on Wednesday were close with Corcoran continually walking forward and the pair ...
14.12.2017

INDIA vs SRI LANKA

Rohit Sharma's double century powers India to big win vs Sri Lanka in Mohali

The duo did well in negotiating Sri Lankan pacers Angelo Mathews and Suranga Lakmal stitching together 115 runs for the first wicket in 21.1 overs. (INDIA vs SRI LANKA 2nd ODI SCORES). While Dhawan was happy slamming boundaries at will, Sharma played a ...
13.12.2017

Star Wars The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi review

Of course, lurking in the dark shadows of the galaxy and in the inner recesses of Rey's growing Jedi consciousness, is Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Unmasked, unhinged and untrustworthy, his own inner conflict is a big part of this story and the connection ...
13.12.2017

Roy Moore

Analysis: Donald Trump bets on Roy Moore and suffers stinging defeat

ANALYSIS: Rarely has a sitting US President rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama's Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly. Moore's defeat on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) in Alabama ...
13.12.2017

meteor shower

Geminids 2017: New Zealand's best meteor shower even brighter tonight

Eager astrophotographers around the world stayed up late as they passed overhead. Credits: Image: Mario Babasa / Instagram; Video: Iwai Shunsuke and turuncuelma / Instagram. Sky-watchers can rejoice - one of the finest meteor showers in New Zealand's ...
13.12.2017

Cat Stevens

Review: Some unfeeling oaf called out at one stage 'Play the s... we know Cat!'

REVIEW: Some unfeeling oaf called out at one stage 'Play the s--- we know Cat!' That wasn't fair on Yusuf/Cat Stevens, who was midway through delivering a nuanced, engaging, two-hour plus show, but it illustrated the tension that sometimes exists ...
13.12.2017

EPL

Premier League Results Week 17: Wednesday's 2017 EPL Scores, Top Scorers, Table

Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero both boosted their chances in the top scorer's race during Week 17 of the 2017-18 Premier League campaign. The former scored the only goal in Manchester United's win over Bournemouth, and the latter found the net once in ...
13.12.2017

Premier League

Watch Premier League highlights: All of Wednesday's goals and action involving ...

MANCHESTER CITY continued their march to the Premier League title with a thumping win over Swansea. David Silva netted twice, with Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne also on target at the Liberty Stadium to seal a record FIFTEENTH win in a row. David ...
13.12.2017

net neutrality

Here's who'll benefit — and who might not — if net neutrality is repealed as ...

A small group supporting net neutrality protests a plan by Federal Communications Commission head Ajit Pai on Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington. (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP/Getty Images). By Samantha Masunaga and Jim PuzzangheraContact Reporters ...
13.12.2017

Fox News

The Disney Deal Is Set to Value Fox at More Than $75 Billion

Walt Disney's (dis, +0.00%) deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox (fox, +0.00%) will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. The ...
12.12.2017

Anushka Sharma

Europe, wine, beaches: Now a Roman honeymoon for Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma started dating in 2013, after the duo appeared in a shampoo commercial. While the couple did not make their relationship public at the time, they were often spotted together around the city. It was only in October 2014 ...
11.12.2017

Champions League

The Three Epic, Early Champions League Showdowns

The draw for the Champions League round of 16 is set, and even though the first games will not be played for two months, we already know that at least one true European power will be eliminated before the quarterfinals kick off, and a couple more elite ...
11.12.2017

Keith Chegwin

British TV host Keith Chegwin dies at age 60

"We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which rapidly worsened towards the end of this year," the statement supplied to UK ...
12.12.2017

Litecoin

What Is Litecoin, and Why Is It Beating Bitcoin This Year?

With digital currency Bitcoin taking the spotlight in 2017, it's hard to remember the other cryptocurrencies that have been growing in its shadow. An increasingly-prominent example: Litecoin. The fourth largest digital currency by market capitalization ...
11.12.2017

The Walking Dead

'The Walking Dead' Ratings Bitten With Fall Finale Low Despite Shocker

That's up 5% from the December 3 “Time for After” episode but down 25% from the Season 7 midseason ender. While topping the 6.62 million who watched the Season 2 fall finale in total sets of eyeballs, the Season 8 midseason ender fell 24% from the ...
12.12.2017

Wu Yongning

Chinese daredevil dies after falling 62 storeys

A Chinese man who frequently filmed himself dangling off skyscapers died after falling from a 62-storey building. Wu Yongning, 26, had a huge following on Weibo - a popular Chinese social media site - for his videos, which showed him climbing high ...
12.12.2017

New York

New study shows New York is among the healthiest states

According to the United Health Foundation, New York is the 10th healthiest state, just behind Washington and ahead of Rhode Island. Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut took the top five spots while Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas ...
11.12.2017

Ross Taylor

Watch: Emotional Ross Taylor fights back tears after matching mentor Martin ...

Watch: Emotional Ross Taylor fights back tears after matching mentor Martin Crowe with historic ton. Sun, Dec 10. share. Source: 1 NEWS. Ross Taylor fought to hold back tears after the third day of the second Test between the Black Caps and the West ...
11.12.2017

Adrian Orr

Adrian Orr seen as a politically savvy choice as Reserve Bank governor

"Adrian Orr is more politically savvy than the recent governors, and more aligned with Labour ideology and policies," said Christina Leung, principal economist at NZIER. "As a leader, he is inclusive and will likely champion more diversity within the ...