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  • AP Photos: Antarctica both alluring and forbidding

    DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Their beady little eyes, squarish torsos and adorable waddling make penguins one of the main attractions for tourists who come to Antarctica. But far from the surface waters where they swim with seals and whales, deep in the oceans and across thousands of miles…

    Associated Press
  • Domingo defends Philander, Phangiso decisions

    South Africa coach Russell Domingo Friday defended playing bowler Vernon Philander in the four-wicket World Cup semi-final loss to co-hosts New Zealand. Domingo was speaking in Johannesburg after arriving with some of the squad. He dismissed media claims that fast bowler Philander, picked ahead…

    AFP
  • Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is

    DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life.

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  • NZ take first step to defending Hong Kong sevens title

    Defending champions New Zealand strode past Scotland as the Hong Kong Sevens kicked off on Friday evening, with competition fierce for an Olympic place. The All Blacks took a 26-7 victory in front of a packed Hong Kong Stadium in their first match of the three-day tournament. New Zealand…

    AFP
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday, March 27

    Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday: - - - - CRICKET World Cup (to 29) New Zealand v Australia, Melbourne MELBOURNE - With the co-hosts making the cricket World Cupfinal we will provide full coverage of their preparations beforethe game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. We also moved…

    Reuters
  • Rugby Union - NZ take first step to defending Hong Kong sevens title

    - Defending champions New Zealand strode past Scotland as the Hong Kong Sevens kicked off evening, with competition fierce for an Olympic place. The All Blacks took a 26-7 victory in front of a packed Hong Kong Stadium in their first match of the three-day tournament. New Zealand currently lie…

    AFP
  • Antarctica's Supersized Icebergs Shut Down Currents

    Unleashed by fracturing glaciers, they interfere with the Antarctic Ocean's sea-ice factories, called polynyas, according to the study. The scientists studied the recent history of one of the Antarctic Bottom Current's most important polynyas, near East Antarctica's Mertz Glacier. Mertz Glacier…

    LiveScience.com
  • Rugby Union - Lions win third game on Australasian road trip

    - Quade Cooper had a drop goal attempt charged down as South Africa's Golden Lions clung on for their third win in Brisbane, on their Australasian Super Rugby road trip. Former Wallaby fly-half Cooper, returning from a broken collarbone injury in his first game for the Reds this season, was…

    AFP
  • Rugby Union - Vulivuli leaves La Rochelle for Montpellier

    - Fiji winger Albert Vulivuli has joined Montpellier to replace the injured Benjamin Fall, the Top 14 side announced. The 29-year old, who featured for Super 15 franchise side Queensland Red, had been playing with La Rochelle since 2013 after stints with Bourgoin and Racing-Metro. "I received a…

    AFP
  • Chevron sells stake Australian refiner as energy prices fall

    Chevron plans to sell its 50 percent stake in the Australian oil refiner Caltex Australia Ltd. as energy prices continue to slide.

    Associated Press
  • Underarm incident recalled as Australia-NZ prepare for final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the 34 years since cricket's notorious "underarm" incident, but in the sporting context memories of the incident have dimmed very little and the shadow it casts is…

    Associated Press
  • Brit braves Antarctic waters in Speedos in conservation push

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — During one swim, Lewis Pugh saw his support boat crew screaming at him just before they hauled him from the water as a sea lion bore down on him. During another, the air temperature dropped so far below freezing that a wave broke over the crew and froze solid.

    Associated Press
  • ICC wary of expansion but keen on cracking US frontier

    International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson has warned of the dangers of the game "spreading itself too thin" but said officials were still keen for the sport to fully establish itself in the United States. The 2019 World Cup in England is set to feature 10 teams, four fewer…

    AFP
  • Southee: Kiwis ready for 1 more big push in World Cup final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fast bowler Tim Southee says that after reaching the Cricket World Cup final for the first time and with its most well-rounded limited-overs team ever assembled, New Zealand is ready for "one more big push" to beat Australia and to write a new chapter in its history.

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  • Cricket-New Zealand seeking to one-up 'big brother' Australia

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, March 27 (Reuters) - New Zealand's cricketers grew up playing backyard battles against imaginary Australia sides and will be eager to get one over their "big brothers" in the World Cup final, paceman Tim Southee said. The trans-Tasman rivalry is fierce across all sports…

    Reuters
  • Italians will pull out of America's Cup if boats downsized

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Another battle of billionaires is churning in the America's Cup, and this one could cost sailing's marquee regatta the two strongest challengers, Italy's Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Associated Press
  • Kiwi fans hit back at Hayden MCG jibe

    New Zealand fans poked fun on Friday at Matthew Hayden after the former Australian batsman suggested the Black Caps would be overawed by the huge dimensions of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the World Cup final. New Zealand go into the championship match on a run of eight wins in eight games at…

    AFP