Alex Chapman is a sports reporter for NZME.
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New Zealand Olympic team boss to quit after Tokyo Games
The former champion rower was made NZ Olympic Committee chef de mission in 2012.
Exclusive: NRL or rugby? TJ Perenara's career move revealed
Perenara has finally made a decision about his playing future after weeks of speculation.
'Similar to Tiger': Rival Kiwi coach on Lydia Ko's 'almost impossible' task
The mentor of Ko's latest conqueror is a Kiwi - and he's a 'fan' of the former No 1.
'One of the great major rounds': High praise for Ko
Lydia Ko's record round left her coach utterly gobsmacked.
Plans for Women's Super Rugby competition revealed
A women's Super Rugby competition could be in place as early as next year.
Sophie Devine responds to call to step down as White Ferns captain
White Ferns skipper reveals plan to turn around team's torrid run.
Black Caps future in doubt: The curious case of Colin Munro
Colin Munro's international future remains murky, with Aussie showdown unlikely.
How Akira Ioane flipped the script: 'The moment I decided to take action'
The tag 'what could've been' is no longer dragging Akira Ioane down.
Bouncer ban: Auckland Cricket lead the way with controversial 'new' rule
Local union backs controversial move amid growing global criticism.
Back on the water: Why today is crucial for American Magic
Relief for American Magic after finally getting back on the water.
'It's going to be very difficult': Breakers boss on realities of 2021 season
Leaving families behind isn't unfamiliar for Breaker, but will be difficult.
Steven Adams' mentor: Why Kiwi NBA star's new team is a great fit
Steven Adams' longtime mentor is intrigued by the Kiwi basketball star's latest NBA move.
Meet Sam Dakin - The new member in one of NZ's most successful teams
Dakin is Eddie Dawkins' replacement in the side, after he retired in April.
New names in track cycling team for Tokyo Olympics
Just six of the 15 riders return from the 2016 Rio team.
Good news for athletes: Kiwi Olympics boss lifts lid on Tokyo 2021
NZ Olympic Committee boss Kereyn Smith is quietly confident Tokyo 2021 will happen.
Noeline Taurua as a rugby coach? Why it's not as crazy as it may sound
Former Australian coach argues why Dame Noeline could be successful in any sport.
Black Caps star on living in bubble without FaceTime and status for IPL final
Trent Boult is fit a ready for the IPL final after an injury scare.
Raelene Castle opens up on 'battle scars' from Folau, NRL sagas
New Sport NZ boss considered quitting sport after Rugby Aus mess, as she takes hot seat.
Suzie Bates faces big questions ahead of Big Bash season
Captaining a professional sports side has never been more complicated.
Alex Chapman: What's gone wrong with the White Ferns?
OPINION: Underwhelming seems a word now associated with the White Ferns
'Kiwis have no idea how bad it can get': NZ sports star's blunt Covid warning
Rather than celebrate his crowning moment, he's urged some NZers to 'pull your head in'.
Iso in the Islands: Black Caps star's life in quarantine
Mitchell Santner's quarantining ahead of his return to action in the upcoming CPL.
'No space for that': Ish Sodhi opens up on racism in cricket
The Black Caps spinner wants to work towards eradicating racism in the sport.
Cricket: Future of next two big cricket events to soon be decided
The future of one of the next two big cricket events could be decided next week.
Eden Park faces million dollar upgrades for World Cup
A Fifa reported point out a number of upgrades needed to be made at Eden Park.
Sunday setback: Eden Park's Super Rugby money problem
Eden Park will have to pay tens of thousands to continue hosting afternoon rugby.
'It scared me': Emotional Mahe Drysdale opens up on retirement decision
Mahe Drysdale on battling the decision to retire and being in "a really bad spot".
Satterthwaite eyeing White Ferns return after blazing new path
Satterthwaite isn't usually recognised as one of NZ women's cricket's great trailblazers.
Interview: Kiwi Sean Marks' big challenge - Running an NBA team in a pandemic
The Kiwi general manager of the Brooklyn Nets is trying to run a NBA franchise from home.
Behind the scenes: What really happened to the Aussie cricket team
This was a team which was no longer liked, by even their most loyal supporters.
World champions! Burling and Tuke claim dramatic win
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke overcame a dramatic start to win a fifth 49er world title.
Meet the secret weapon behind Scott McLaughlin's success
Mastering the wheels of his mind proved just as important as the wheel of his supercar.
Road to Tokyo: Burling and Tuke ready to defend gold
Sailing stars not yet guaranteed a spot at the Olympics.
Suzie Bates the White Ferns legend never put to the test
Fifteen-year wait for a test to continue for inaccurately-named White Ferns.
The trek to Tokyo - The older, wiser and just as determined Mahe Drysdale
Mahe Drysdale is clearly driven towards a third Olympic gold.
Kiwi Olympic star's dream in tatters after funding cut
Andrea Hewitt's quest to compete at a fourth Olympics is hanging by a thread.
'I'd crawl across the road naked...': Tall Blacks desperate for Steven Adams
Basketball NZ hope to hear soon in whether Steven Adams will don the black singlet.
Exclusive: Six-figure bidding war erupts for Kiwi sprint star
Several sports have presented six-figure offers to poach 17-year-old away from athletics.
Revealed: Silver Fern star moving to Aus for Shaun Johnson
The netball star will join her league-playing fiance across the ditch.
'He's had to suffer': Owen Glenn gives hockey funding cash to former coach
Sir Owen Glenn gave the money to help out the Black Sticks former coach.