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Cracking wordsmith and proud West Coaster

When Kiwi runner John Walker became history’s first sub-3:50 miler on August 12, 1975, a tall, wiry sports journalist was right there with...

Times’ columnist Ivan Agnew dies

Author and award-winning journalist Ivan Agnew has died. He was 80. Ivan resided at Bruce McLaren Retirement Village in Howick with his wife Jill. The...

Comment: Fisher shows Olympic class

Having missed the Tokyo Olympics because she withdrew from the NZ high-performance programme, it’s a shame paddler Aimee Fisher won’t be able to defend...

COMMENT: Lydia Ko’s grin and win

COMMENT - By Ivan Agnew Lydia Ko didn’t win the Olympic Games gold medal New Zealanders craved for her at Tokyo but she appears to...

From chumps to champs

Who would have believed that the two teams that finished third and last in Super Rugby Aotearoa are leading the Trans-Tasman Super Rugby table...

Allen has McCullum touch

Swashbuckling Finn Allen is only getting peanuts in the super-rich Indian Premier League compared with that which will make Kyle Jamieson a multi-millionaire but...

Jamieson’s millionaire rise

Having created his own Cinderalla story in signing for the 2021 Indian Twenty20 Premier League,  cricketer Kyle Jamieson will be happy with his princely...

COMMENT: All Blacks need to play smart

The All Blacks need both brains and brawn if they are to avenge their 15-25 historic first rugby test loss to Argentina in Australia. Brains...

COMMENT: All Blacks downed by magnificent Argies

Inept. That was the first thing to spring to my mind after the All Blacks were flogged 25-15 by a magnificent Argentina display in their...

COMMENT: Mo’unga and Barrett are both champions

It's time to stop the debate as to whether Richie Mo'unga or Beauden Barrett is the All Blacks best first-five and acknowledge we are...