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    Damien Ekenasio: Parents need to talk children through failure in sport

    Damien Ekenasio: Parents need to talk children through failure in sport


    Basketballer Damien Ekenasio played 17 seasons with the Wellington Saints, but he started out as an opera singer! He now mentors tamariki through Hutt City Council's 'Capital Stars Programme' and spoke to UNICEF about what matters most for...

    Basketballer Damien Ekenasio played 17 seasons with the Wellington Saints, but he started out as an opera singer! He now mentors tamariki through Hutt City Council's 'Capital Stars Programme' and spoke to UNICEF about what matters most for children.  
    Breakers star Tai Wesley mines title emotions to spur much-needed turnaround

    Breakers star Tai Wesley mines title emotions to spur much-needed turnaround


    As Tai Wesley watched his former Melbourne United team-mates hoist the championship banner in their Australian NBL home opener on Sunday, the emotions came flooding back for the hard-nosed American power...

    As Tai Wesley watched his former Melbourne United team-mates hoist the championship banner in their Australian NBL home opener on Sunday, the emotions came flooding back for the hard-nosed American power forward.
    Fiba leader, Olympics official Patrick Baumann dies, aged 51, at Youth Games

    Fiba leader, Olympics official Patrick Baumann dies, aged 51, at Youth Games


    Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics. He was...

    Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of basketball's world governing body who was seen as a potential IOC president, has died at the Youth Olympics. He was 51.
    Off-key NZ Breakers search for improvements and bounceback victory in Melbourne

    Off-key NZ Breakers search for improvements and bounceback victory in Melbourne


    The NZ Breakers face an early Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) acid test in Melbourne on Sunday that even has swaggy sharpshooter Corey Webster a little...

    The NZ Breakers face an early Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) acid test in Melbourne on Sunday that even has swaggy sharpshooter Corey Webster a little nervous.
    Melbourne United outlast Illawarra Hawks in four overtimes in ANBL classic

    Melbourne United outlast Illawarra Hawks in four overtimes in ANBL classic


    It took four overtime periods but a leg-weary Melbourne United have out-lasted the Illawarra Hawks in a remarkable Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) season-opener to claim a nailbiting 123-122 win on Friday night in Wollongong ahead of...

    It took four overtime periods but a leg-weary Melbourne United have out-lasted the Illawarra Hawks in a remarkable Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) season-opener to claim a nailbiting 123-122 win on Friday night in Wollongong ahead of Sunday's match with the Breakers.
    Steven Adams five years from his prime as star NBA centre, says OKC general manager

    Steven Adams five years from his prime as star NBA centre, says OKC general manager


    Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti believes Steven Adams is still five years shy of his prime as the big Kiwi centre looks set for another standout NBA...

    Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti believes Steven Adams is still five years shy of his prime as the big Kiwi centre looks set for another standout NBA campaign.
    Bryce Cotton leads Perth Wildcats to victory over Adelaide 36ers

    Bryce Cotton leads Perth Wildcats to victory over Adelaide 36ers


    The Perth Wildcats survived a massive second-half scare to kickstart their NBL campaign with a 99-91 season-opening victory over the Adelaide 36ers on...

    The Perth Wildcats survived a massive second-half scare to kickstart their NBL campaign with a 99-91 season-opening victory over the Adelaide 36ers on Thursday.
    Retribution for Mika Vukona as Brisbane Bullets roll past NZ Breakers first up

    Retribution for Mika Vukona as Brisbane Bullets roll past NZ Breakers first up


    The brave new era of NZ Breakers basketball has started on a bum note, with Kiwi reject Mika Vukona exacting a satisfying dose of retribution at Spark Arena on Thursday...

    The brave new era of NZ Breakers basketball has started on a bum note, with Kiwi reject Mika Vukona exacting a satisfying dose of retribution at Spark Arena on Thursday night.
    JR Smith, Marcus Smart fined for on-court scuffle in NBA pre-season game

    JR Smith, Marcus Smart fined for on-court scuffle in NBA pre-season game


    Boston Celtics star Marcus Smart has been fined US$25,000 (NZ$38,700) and the Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith US$15,000 (NZ$23,200) after the pair scuffled in a NBA pre-season...

    Boston Celtics star Marcus Smart has been fined US$25,000 (NZ$38,700) and the Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith US$15,000 (NZ$23,200) after the pair scuffled in a NBA pre-season game.
    Tall Ferns have gone six years without funding from HPSNZ

    Tall Ferns have gone six years without funding from HPSNZ


    The Tall Ferns have been blocked from funding by High Performance Sport New Zealand while the their male counterparts the Tall Blacks continue to receive...

    The Tall Ferns have been blocked from funding by High Performance Sport New Zealand while the their male counterparts the Tall Blacks continue to receive grants.
    Corey Webster shines on big stage as Breakers give Suns a scare

    Corey Webster shines on big stage as Breakers give Suns a scare


    They didn't quite manage to pull off the upset but the Breakers, powered by a starring display by Corey Webster, won't be forgetting their first NBA experience anytime...

    They didn't quite manage to pull off the upset but the Breakers, powered by a starring display by Corey Webster, won't be forgetting their first NBA experience anytime soon.