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24 Apr 2021 6:01
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    The Chiefs have suffered a 39-23 loss to the Highlanders in their opening Super Rugby Aotearoa match at Hamilton, despite being up 20-11 at halftime

    The Chiefs have suffered a 39-23 loss to the Highlanders in their opening Super Rugby Aotearoa match at Hamilton, despite being up 20-11 at halftime


    Coach Clayton McMillan says the visitors exploited missed tackles to score four tries in the second half - wing Jona Nareki netted a hat-trick.



    The Western Force have beaten the Waratahs 20-16 in the Australian competition.



    The Black Caps have suffered a 50-run loss chasing 157 to win in the fourth Twenty20 cricket international against Australia in Wellington.

    The result levels the five-match series 2-all with the decider set to be played in front of alert level one crowds on Sunday - visiting captain Aaron Finch's unbeaten 79 from 55 balls on an ageing drop-in pitch proved the difference.



    India are 294 for seven at stumps in reply to England's 205 on the second day of the fourth test in Ahmedabad.

    A century from Rishabh Pant has gone some distance to ensuring the hosts will be New Zealand's opponent in June's World Test Championship final - India need to draw or win to advance.



    Golfer Lydia Ko sits tied for ninth after an even par second round at her latest LPGA tour event in Florida.

    She's three-under overall, five strokes off the lead.



    The America's Cup match between Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa will begin on Wednesday, after the government announced a reduction in Covid-19 alert levels.

    The New Zealand Derby will go ahead at Auckland's Ellerslie race course tomorrow under social distancing protocols.



    The Breakers have lost 87-84 to top-of-the-table Melbourne United in the Australian basketball league.



    The World Anti-Doping Agency is looking into the colour scheme of Haas' new Formula One car that features the red, white and blue of the Russian flag.

    Questions have been raised about compliance with a December 2020 Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling which bans Russia from competing as a nation with their symbols such as anthem and flag at major events for two years.



    The French rugby team's Covid-19 protocols will be strengthened, with players and staff forbidden from leaving their hotel ahead of Six Nations games after their dalliance with coronavirus.

    That means no more eating waffles in the streets of Rome.



    Qatar is still committed to bidding for the 2032 Olympics in Doha, despite the IOC deciding to head into exclusive talks with its top choice Brisbane.

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