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    A fourth Bracewell looks poised to play cricket for New Zealand - 31-year-old Wellington skipper Michael has been named in the Black Caps limited overs squads to meet the Netherlands

    A fourth Bracewell looks poised to play cricket for New Zealand - 31-year-old Wellington skipper Michael has been named in the Black Caps limited overs squads to meet the Netherlands


    He's the nephew of John and Brendon, cousin of Doug and son of Mark, the former Otago representative.

    A debut could also be imminent for Central Districts wicket-keeper Dane Cleaver in the T20 squad for next Friday's one-off match at Napier.



    The Australian cricketing juggernaut rolls on at the women's World Cup with a fourth consecutive win.

    The West Indies have been beaten by seven wickets with 19.4 overs to spare at Wellington.



    A ton of defiance from Pakistan's captain Babar Azam has left the clock ticking on Australia's bid for a maiden test victory in nine attempts over more than 65 years in Karachi.

    Set an improbable 506 runs to win, Babar's unbeaten 102 has steered the hosts to 192 for two at stumps on the fourth day.



    Three years after they were last held, Auckland's ASB Classic tournaments are officially back on the calendar for January provided the country's borders remain open.

    Tennis Auckland boss Rohan West heads to Miami today for initial talks with player agents around contracts.



    Record men's grand slam winner Rafael Nadal admits he felt sorry for Naomi Osaka getting heckled during her second-round tennis loss at Indian Wells, but says players need to be ready to deal with adversity.



    The Chiefs and the Blues are scheduled to play an unofficial Super Rugby Aupiki final on Sunday after both posted wins.

    The Chiefs secured a 29-8 bonus-point victory over the Hurricanes - the Blues beat the South Island's Matatu 21-10.



    The Warriors injury ward is filling up - after one game - but coach Nathan Brown believes he has the necessary depth.

    Halfback Ash Taylor will make his club debut against his old NRL Titans franchise this weekend on the Gold Coast due to Shaun Johnson's injury.



    British sports minister Nigel Huddleston insists men's tennis world number one Daniil Medvedev may have to provide assurances that he does not support Russian president Vladimir Putin to guarantee his participation at Wimbledon.



    Russian football teams remain banned from European competitions after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a block on them by governing body UEFA .

    The ruling - an interim judgement pending a full appeal - does not apply to Russia's chances of being reinstated for World Cup qualifying.



    Christian Eriksen has been named in Denmark's squad for this month's international football friendlies, nine months after suffering a heart attack during the European Championships.



    Henrik Stenson has been named Europe's captain for next year's Ryder Cup, becoming the first Swede to hold the position in the golf competition's history.

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