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Coast to Coast organisers say
planning is well advanced compared to
the same time last year.
“It was a steep learning cur ve, with
a new team running the event for the
first time in February,” event director
Richard Ussher, of Nelson, said.
“ We learned a lot and we are well
on our way to building on what we
achieved, and being our second year
running the event we are well ahead of
where we were this time last year.”
As a five-time winner of the Coast
to Coast, Ussher said there was a lot
of information to get up to speed with
in an event management role and it
was not until he saw some things live at
the race that he got a total understanding
of how the whole “puzzle” fitted
“It was eye-opening to see the event
from the management side, and it was
encouraging to see the new initiatives
work well, and we are working hard
to make further improvements for
February next year.”
Early bird entries close tomorrow,
with entries lodged by then to into
a prize draw worth thousands of
dollars, including the opportunity
for a $5000 Giant bikes sponsorship
The Tall Blacks have come
agonisingly close to beating Croatia
this morning, with a buzzer-beating
triple seeing them fall short, 70-68.
The Tall Blacks were down 65-59
with two minutes to play before a
Corey Webster triple was added to
by a Tom Abercrombie lay-up and
a Mika Vukona steal.
away lay-up put the Tall Blacks
up one with less than a minute
to play, until Croatia responded
through Josip Sobin to regain the
With 10 seconds left in the
encounter, it looked like Vukona
was set to be the hero, grabbing
a missed trey from Webster and
putting it back in to give the visitors
a 68-67 lead.
However, Croatia point guard
Rok Stipcevic buried a game-
winning triple to see Croatia cling
on to a win in which they had led
throughout — by as many as 11.
Webster was again a classy
standout for the Tall Blacks with
a game-high 19 points, shooting
7/14 from the field and adding
three rebounds and three assists.
Vukona also performed well
with 10 points and nine rebounds,
shooting 5/6 from the floor. Isaac
Fotu added nine points while Rob
Loe had nine points and four
rebounds in just 10 minutes of
Paul Henare once again got
everyone game time, with Duane
Bailey, Tai Wynyard and Shea Ili
all getting at least seven minutes of
In a slow-paced game, Henare’s
side shot 51% from the field and
39% from deep, but only got to the
line six times — with drawing fouls
something which could be concern
in the series against Australia. They
were also too careless in possession
with 24 turnovers.
Croatia — who were missing
NBA-calibre talents in Dario Saric,
Mario Hejonza, Damjan Rudez
and Bojan Bogdanovic — were led
by Stipcevic who had 14 points,
three rebounds and five assists.
The Tall Blacks now get on the
bus to back up against Slovenia
— New Zealand Herald
of the Bay of Plenty Times
New Zealand NBA basketball
star Steven Adams will share his
skills, time and knowledge with
aspiring young players next month.
The Oklahoma City Thunder
centre, who this year has overcome
various injuries including a broken
hand, announced this week he was
not available to play for the Tall
Blacks against Australia. Instead,
he will travel to Tauranga for a
New Zealand Basketball Academy
The 22-year-old would be
accompanied by Oklahoma City
Thunder assistant coaches Mark
Bryant and David Bliss, who were
keen to check out the level of
basketball in New Zealand and see
the sights around the country.
Adams’ brother and former Tall
Black Rob Tuilave, who lives in
Papamoa, said arrangements had
been confirmed and he was hopeful
other NBA players could be
persuaded to visit the bay in future.
“ I spoke to Steven yesterday. There
has been a lot of player movements
this summer in America, so a lot of
his friends have new coaches, new
rules and new systems, so his team-
mates won’t be coming this year.
But he is hoping, and they have
told us themselves, they are keen to
come over next year.”
Tuilave said he had met the
team and cooked them a hangi in
Oklahoma, with sweet potatoes,
pork, lamb and turkey.
Kenny McFadden, an American
former professional basketball
player who coaches in New Zealand,
would also be at the Tauranga
clinic with a team from Wellington.
Tuilave said it was a coup for the
city to have the impressive line-up.
“Steven trained under the
guidance of Kenny ... he was like
a father figure. But what a lot of
people won’t know is that, at 6am
every morning for three and a half
years, he (Adams) trained and did
certain skill sets and drills, which
basically helped him get where he
The Tauranga camp was open to
300 children aged 7 to 17. However,
Basketball Pathways, which was
founded by Tuilave, would sponsor
50 children who could not afford
it, he said. Giving back to the
sport and, more importantly, the
children was their main motivation,
Tuilave remembers his best
friend’s parents buying him
basketball shoes as a 15-year-old
and said he knew what it felt like
to be brought up in a poor family.
It was also about the children for
Adams, he said, and they would
hate anyone to miss out.
Chris Cairns’s failure to turn up
for a hearing at his perjury trial
has “not impressed” the British
judge presiding over the case.
Cairns has pleaded not guilty to
perjury over a 2012 libel action in
which he sued the former chief
of the Indian Premier League,
Lalit Modi, over claims he was
involved in match-fixing. A trial
is set for October.
Cairns had been due to appear
in person for a pre-trial hearing
at London’s Old Bailey today,
but AAP reported he failed to
appear. His co-defendant in the
perjury trial — Cairns’ lawyer
in the defamation case, Andrew
Fitch-Holland — was present.
Cairns’ lawyer Simon Ray told
Justice Nigel Sweeney that it had
“escaped everybody’s attention”
he had been required to attend,
“He means no discourtesy
by his absence, and he’s fully
engaged with the process and
will be here for trial, of course. ”
Mr Ray told the court Cairns
was in Australia. A source close
to Cairns confirmed the former
cricketer, his wife Melanie,
and their children had recently
returned to Australia to live.
His legal team was now British
- based and understood to be
four-strong, headed by a Queen’s
The source, who has spent
time with Cairns during his
earlier legal battles, was not
aware that the test and one-day
international star was meant to
appear in the Old Bailey this
Justice Sweeney told the
court he was “not impressed” by
Cairns’ failure to turn up.
“More so because I refused Mr
Fitch-Holland’s application not
to be here this morning ... his co-
defendant is not here when he
should be,” he said. “ But we are
where we are. It ’s not going to
result in dire consequences, but
it’s not good.”
Cairns has always denied
any wrongdoing and described
match-fixing claims against him
as “despicable lies”.
Both he and Fitch-Holland
have said they will be fully
contesting the allegations.
Cairns won $174,000 in
damages and $775,000 in
costs when he sued Modi, who
made spot-fixing allegations
on Twitter in 2010. Cairns was
arrested and charged by the
London Metropolitan Police
in September, and remains on
unconditional bail until the trial.
He is accused of lying during
his written testimony in the
libel action when he said he had
“never cheated at cricket and
would never contemplate doing
Modi has also issued legal
to claw back $4.9 million in
damages and costs.
The prosecution asked for the
trial to be held off until October
to allow several cricketers to give
evidence during an international
break. New Zealand captain
Brendon McCullum is expected
to be among them.
Perjury conviction precedents
in the UK include the novelist
and politician Lord Jeffrey
Archer in 2001.
He was sentenced to four years’
jail on two counts of perjury and
two of per verting the course of
justice. The maximum sentence,
if convicted, is seven years.
Anderson took six wickets
to skittle Australia for
a paltry 136 and put
England in control on the
first day of the third test
at Edgbaston today.
Anderson (six for 47)
was backed up by fellow
quicks Stuart Broad and
Steven Finn, on his test
return after a two-year
absence, as a fascinating
Ashes series took another
Ian Bell led England ’s
reply of 133-3 with a
half-century and by the
close, forced early by
rain, a rejuvenated home
side had put their heavy
second test defeat at
Lord’s behind them.
England lost Adam
Lyth and Alastair Cook
but Bell, promoted up
the order on his home
ground, played positively
for his 53 before falling
to a poor shot in trying to
slog spinner Nathan Lyon
to end a stand of 56 with
Joe Root (30 not out).
batsmen prospered at
Lord’s in squaring the
series after defeat in
Cardiff, failed to cope
with seam and swing-
friendly conditions after
winning the toss.
Anderson made hay
with only opener Chris
Rogers, passed fit after
suffering dizzy spells
in the last test, offering
Rogers was eighth
man out for 52 and not
long after Australia were
dismissed in 36.4 overs.
Anderson, who went
wicketless in London,
took four wickets in 19
balls after lunch to leave
Australia in tatters.
His burst began with
Adam Voges caught
behind for 16. Mitchell
Marsh (0) also nicked to
Jos Buttler and then Peter
Nevill was bowled for two
without offering a shot.
wicket-taker in tests
bagged his 18th five-
wicket haul when
Mitchell Johnson (3)
sliced to Ben Stokes.
Australia lost three
wickets in the morning
with Finn, branded
“unselectable” by former
England limited overs
coach Ashley Giles 18
months ago due to a
breakdown in his bowling
action, sending back Steve
Smith (7) and skipper
Michael Clarke (10).
After Anderson had
given England a flyer by
trapping David Warner
(2) lbw, Finn, recalled in
place of an unfit Mark
Wood, found bounce and
Smith edged to Cook
at first slip and he
bowled Clarke with a
full and straight delivery,
the Australia captain
continuing his run of low
Jesse Bromwich was found not
guilty at the NRL judiciary last
night of biting Josh D ugan.
The judiciary panel of Bob
Lindner, Mal Cochrane and Don
McKinnon took just three minutes
to reach their verdict after a hearing
that lasted an hour and a half.
The Melbourne prop is free to play
tomorrow ’s round-21 fixture against
Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.
“I’m just relieved to get the result,”
Bromwich said after the verdict was
read out. “I’m happy they gave me a
fair hearing. I never felt guilty and I
will move forward.”
The panel accepted Bromwich’s
version of events over the incident
in the 69th minute of the Storm’s
clash with St George Illawarra on
Saturday at Napier. In evidence,
the Kiwi said he was having trouble
breathing as a result of a medical
condition, as D ugan wrapped his
right arm around Bromwich’s face
while he lay on the ground.
According to a medical report
tendered to the hearing, Bromwich
had surgery on a broken nose on
June 30, which left him breathing
with difficulty through his nose,
especially when he was tired.
Bromwich asserted any pressure
Dugan felt on his biceps was him
attempting to breathe. “I definitely
didn’t bite him. I have been playing
rugby league for a long time and I
have never bitten anyone before.
I play the game hard but fair and
biting is just dirty,” Bromwich said.
boxer Bowyn Morgan,
who turned professional
seven months ago,
is undercard to the
Joseph Parker fight in
Invercargill on Saturday
Morgan will be fighting
Gemmell, who has won
four national titles in the
welter weight division.
It will be Morgan’s
fifth bout, and to date he
has not lost a fight since
turning professional late
Gemmell won his
boxer Martin Mech.
Morgan turned professional after
a disappointing Commonwealth
Games effort last year and decided
to end his amateur career and
enter the professional ranks.
His amateur career saw him fight
In Glasgow, he lost his
welter weight quarter-final
fight, having gone to the
Commonwealth Games as one of
New Zealand ’s medal hopes.
When on the West Coast,
Morgan was a member of the
Runanga Boxing Club and was
coached by Kelly McBride.
Morgan’s manager and trainer
is now Phil Shatford, from
Christchurch, a former national
Shatford said Morgan had
what it took to “make it” in the
Morgan has taken three weeks
off from his freezing works job to
hone his skills for the fight.
It will be screen on a pay-
preview telecast, which will be
broadcast around the world.
Bowyn Morgan takes a jab at Aucklander Ivana Siau earlier this year.
Morgan on Parker undercard
Tall Blacks fall
to Croatia in
Adams set for New Zealand return
COAST TO COAST
Coast to Coast planning well advanced, says Ussher
Bromwich cleared of biting
PICTURE: Eilish Ramsden
Karoro One wins primary hockey tournament
Grey Main’s Ella Beirne goes up against Karoro One’s Reuben Lee during an inter-school hockey tournament at Westurf Stadium
yesterday. Four schools participated: St Mary’s Primary School, Hokitika, Karoro, Grey Main and Paroa primary schools. In the
final, Karoro One beat Paroa 5-2. Grey Main beat Karoro Two to take out third place, while St Mary’s Blue beat their St Mary ’s
White schoolmates to play-off for fifth and sixth. Most valuable players for each team were.— Karoro One, Reuben Lee; Paroa,
Alyssa Blacktopp; Grey Main, Mitchell Smith; Karoro Two, Zoe Raeder; St Mary’s Blue, Kirk Magner; St Mary’s White,
Cairns no show at perjury hearing
England in control
as Aussies skittled
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