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    The New Zealand men's rowing eight have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after winning their final at what's known as the Regatta of Death in Lucerne

    The New Zealand men's rowing eight have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after winning their final at what's known as the Regatta of Death in Lucerne

    The crew has triumphed at the Regatta of Death in Lucerne in a week overshadowed by the use of QR codes, masks, hand sanitiser, temperature checks and gated areas.

    The Steel have beaten the Pulse 56-52 in round five of netball's ANZ Premiership.

    The game ended in unusual fashion when Steel defender Taneisha Fifita was sent off for two minutes for dangerous play.

    Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has reserved judgment on Tomer Hemed's A-League football celebrations.

    The striker netted two goals in their 2-all draw with Melbourne City, donning an Israeli flag after the first and a Hebrew kippah after the second.

    The move comes as the Israel-Palestine conflict escalates.

    Goalkeeper Alisson Becker has scored a stoppage-time header to clinch Liverpool's 2-1 win at West Brom in football's English Premier League.

    The win moves the Reds within a point of fourth-placed Chelsea, with two matches left - their Champions League chances remain intact as a result.

    Penrith have become the first NRL league side in 25 years to start a season with 10 straight wins after a 48-12 triumph over Gold Coast.

    The 10th-placed Warriors lost 34-18 to the second-placed Eels.

    Anton Cooper looks set to be confirmed as New Zealand's mountain biking representative at the Tokyo Olympics.

    The national champion has backed up last weekend's sixth in the opening round of the World Cup in Germany, with an eighth in the Czech Republic.

    French Tennis Open champion Iga Swiatek has tuned up for the defence of her title in Paris next month by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-love 6-love to win the Italian Open.

    Rafael Nadal has claimed the men's title for the 10th time after beating Novak Djokovic in three sets.

    British boxer Tyson Fury says Saudi Arabian authorities have given the final sign-off to host his world heavyweight title showdown with Anthony Joshua on August 14.

    The winner will become boxing's undisputed champion, and Fury's announced the news to fans on social media.

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