BASKETBALL

ANBL

Wollongong Hawks 101 (C. Rigby 20, G. Saville 19, D. Mee 13) bt Cairns Taipans 73 (C. Burgess 15, N. Crosswell 14, M. Thomas 13). Crowd: 4783.

Melbourne 112 (A. Gaze 24, D. Thomas 17, M. Bradtke 16) bt Adelaide 95 (D. Rychart 28, O. Forman 16, B. Maher 12).

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AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY FESTIVAL

(Albury, NSW)

Under-14, boys: B. Anderson (Harbour), T. Bennett (Tauranga), T. Bilton (Hibiscus Coast), W. Brownlee (Harbour), K. Chapman (Wellington), T. Courtney (Waikato), L. Cruickshank (Harbour), A. Dixon (Waitakere), T. A. Harrison (Hastings), H. Jenkins (Canterbury), A. Jones (Waitakere), A. Jordan (Nelson), K. Kiriau (Wellington), I. McGregor (Wanganui), S. Sharp (Wellington), F. Tagaloa (Harbour), L. Taikoko (Waitakere), T. R. Tauri-Matthews (Wanganui), T. Temata-Frost (Palmerston North), R. Te Nahu (Rotorua).

Girls: K. Alemann (Harbour), S. Calvert (Napier), S. Crotty (Canterbury), J. Davis (Hutt Valley), L. Hamilton (New Plymouth), K. Heath (Marlborough), S-R Harris (Porirua), M. Hogarth (Harbour), S. Jones (Waitakere), A. Karawana (Hutt Valley), A. Lacey (Harbour), A. Paurini (Wanganui), M. Ririnui (Western Bay of Plenty), T. P. Selby-Rickit (Porirua), S. Telfer (Whangarei), R. Thomas (Napier), K. Willocks (Canterbuy), B. Wilson (Waikato), H. Winiata (Porirua), J. Winter (Waitakere).

Under-16, boys: T. Adamson (Nelson), D. Beck (Wellington), J. Bloxham (Marlborough), D. Brooks (Hawera), R. Buckrell (Hutt Valley), S. Butler (North Harbour), A. Daken (Wellington), R. Edwards (Canterbury), S. Edwards (Counties Manukau), R. Loe (North Harbour), H. Manoa (Wellington), J. Murray (New Plymouth), C. McDonald (Southland), D. Prewster (Wellington), B. Ruscoe (Porirua), T. P. Silver (Waikato), A. Stanton (Harbour), L. van Beek (Canterbury), T. Webb (Wellington), M. Wikaira (Wellington).

Girls: C. Amato (Hutt Valley), A. Bellringer (New Plymouth), H. Brown (Kaitaia), H. Cameron (Nelson), R. Dew (Harbour), M. Elkington (Hamilton), P. Erceg (Harbour), W. Halkyard (Kaitaia), L. Harris (Porirua), J. Hunter (Counties Manukau), A. Jenkins (Morrinsville), R. Leota (Wellington), P. Murray (Kaitaia), L. Paurini (Wanganui), J. Power (Marlborough), Z. Rippon (Canterbury), E. Rooney (Canterbury), N. Roselli (Marlborough), R. Van Kuyk (New Plymouth), J. Vucinic (Nelson).

Under-18, boys: L. Gregory (Thames), E. Hancox (Wellington), R. Hartley (Wellington), D. Horobin (Harbour), C. Jones (Harbour), M. Kecic (Hutt Valley), R. Keddie (Feilding), Z. Mackavilitogia (Auckland), M. Jack Silver (Waikato), M. Stevenson (Canterbury).

Girls: T. A. Amaru-Tibble (Wellington), E. Bryant (New Plymouth), S. Galvin (Harbour), S. Jensen (Hutt Valley), L. Paitai (Counties Manukau), R. Sharrock (Porirua), I. Silva (Auckland), M. Smeaton (Hutt Valley), N. Tatana (Levin), J. Tupou (Auckland).

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AUSTRALIAN YOUTH OLYMPIC FESTIVAL

Under-19, men: T. Abercrombie (Harbour), B. Anthony (Waitakere), D. Clarke (Harbour), E. Fantl (Waitakere), D. Perfect-Tait (Waitakere), A. Pledger (Waikato), W. Siddall (Harbour), J. Trueman (Nelson), T. Wallbutton (Harbour), C. Webster (Harbour).

Women: A. Battaerd (Harbour), M. Caldwell (Canterbury), A. Edmondson (Canterbury), E. Hopkinson (Harbour), D. Jones (Counties Manukau), C. Marsh (Wellington), J. McCormack (Auckland), N. Moore (Canterbury), C. Terei (Auckland), L. Thompson (Canterbury).

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BASEBALL

NBA

Washington 104 Portland 100, Toronto 104 Boston 93, Detroit 90 New Orleans 76, Minnesota 80 Orlando 87, Chicago 110 Philadelphia 78, San Antonio 94 Milwaukee 79, Dallas 114 Houston 124, Denver 95 LA Lakers 83, Utah 115 Phoenix 108, Golden State 91 Miami 98, LA Clippers 103 Seattle 92.

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BOWLS

NEW ZEALAND v AUSTRALIA

National teams for clash in Australia next month.-

Men, singles: R. Meyer (Cabramatta). Pairs, G. Lawson (Hornby Domain)/R. Brassey (Takapuna/Avondale). Triples, G. McDonald (Riccarton Racecourse)/P. Skoglund (Northern)/S. Posa (Takapuna).

Under-25, singles: B. Barringer. Pairs, J. Hill (Avondale)/A. Forsyth (United). Triples, D. Wilson (Elmwood)/S. McIlroy (Kaiti)/J. Lindsay (Onehunga).

Women, singles: J. Edwards (United). Pairs, S. Sims (Northern)/K. Coombe (Gonville). Triples, V. Smith (United)/J. Khan (Beckenham)/ M. Khan (Tokoroa).

New Zealand Academy, women: Singles, C. Fleming (Paritutu). Pairs, A. Bateman (Kensington)/M. Campbell (Taupo). Triples, M. Preston (Winton and Citizens RSA)/L. Dickson (Silverdale)/M. Timoti (Hikurangi).

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CRICKET

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

NORTHERN DISTRICTS

First innings

L. Howell c Mills b Franklin 5

BJ Watling lbw b Franklin 14

M. Orchard c Fleming b Patel 27

S. Styris c Bell b Franklin 31

M. Hart c Mills b Franklin 0

H. Marshall c Ryder b O'Brien 51

J. Yovich b Patel 9

D. Vettori run out 5

P. McGlashan lbw b Franklin 17

D. Tuffey not out 10

G. Aldridge c N Parlane b Patel 1

Extras (2b, 11b, 1nb) 14

Total (73.3 overs) 184

Fall: 1/7, 2/26, 3/76, 4/76, 5/86, 6/111, 7/126, 8/164, 9/183.

Bowling: M. Gillespie 14-2-44-0, J. Franklin 17-8-23-5 (1nb), I. O'Brien 15-2-48-1, J. Ryder 2-0-7-0, J. Patel 25.3-5-49-3.

WELLINGTON

First innings

M. Bell c McGlashan b Tuffey 0

L. Woodcock not out 25

S. Fleming not out 38

Extras (2lb) 2

Total (for 1 wkt, 27 overs) 65

Fall: 1/2.

Bowling: D. Tuffey 9-5-11-1, G. Aldridge 10-3-32-0, M. Orchard 5-3-14-0, D. Vettori 3-1-6-0.

AUCKLAND v CENTRAL DISTRICTS

Teams for match starting at Eden Park tomorrow.-

Auckland (from): B. Walker (capt), R. Jones, M. Horne, L. Vincent, R. Nicol, A. Barnes, T. Canning, K. Mills, R. Young, A. Adams, P. Hitchcock, K. Walmsley, K. Todd.

Central Districts (from): G. Sulzberger (capt), M. Sinclair, J. How, P. Ingram, J. Englefield, R. Taylor, B. Griggs, E. Thompson, A. Schwass, B. Hefford, L. Hamilton, R. West.

NZ UNDER-19 v WELLINGTON

(Christchurch)

Final day of two.-

Wellington 286 (J. Hill 91, D. Bowden 45, S Fairley 33; C. Munro 3-34, B. Findlay 2-25) and 96-5 (K. Lennon 37, S. Murdoch 25no; S. McLeod 2-20) drew with New Zealand U19 244 (T. Astle 51, D. De Boorder 33; L. Woods 2-14, F. Quarterman 2-15).

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CROQUET

NATIONAL OPEN

(Wanganui)

Singles championship, quarter-finals: R. Fulford (Britain) bt P. Parkinson (Canterbury) 26sxp-1, 26tp-0, G. Roberts (Wellington) bt P. Chapman (Cant) 26-9, 0-26tp, 26-18, R. McInerney (Britain) bt A. Westerby (Waikato) 0-26tp, 26-1, 26tp-0, C. Clarke (Britain) bt T. Stephens (Hawkes Bay) 26-0, 26tp-9.

Championship doubles, quarter-finals: C. Clarke/J. Williams (Britain) bt T. Bassett/K. Bald (Australia) 26-8, A. Westerby (Waikato)/T. Stephens (Hawkes Bay) bt R. Lowe (Auckland)/P. Batchelor (Taranaki) 26-9.

Championship consolation Y, quarter-finals: R. Lowe bt T. Bassett 26-19, 26tp-18, P. Batchelor bt T. Garrison (Wellington) 24-26, 26-24, 26tp-20, B. Fleming (Australia) bt B. Wislang (Nelson) 26-23, 9-26, 26-9, B. Jackson (Franklin-Manukau) bt C. Aberley (Australia) 26tp-11, 26-0.

Heenan plate, section A: L. Hotter (South Taranaki) bt A. Begg (Franklin-Manukau) 26-6, bt B. Gleeson (Otago) 26-11, N. Mayard-Husson (Wellington) bt Gleeson 26-19, bt P. Drew (Wellington) 26-6, Drew bt R. Stock (Australia) 26-2, bt Gleeson 26-7, K. Lea (Wellington) bt AJ Reid (Canterbury) 26-12, bt Stock 21-12, bt Mayard-Husson 26-7, Reid bt Begg 26-2, Reid bt Hotter 26tpo-19, Begg bt Stock 23-22.

Standings: Four wins, Lea, Hotter, Reid. Three wins, Mayard-Husson. Two wins, Drew, Begg. One win, Stock. No wins, Gleeson.

Section B: R. Gillingham (Manawatu) bt A. Ritchie (Otago) 26-24, bt I. Yeats (Bay of Plenty) 26-7, G. Bryant (Wellington) bt P. Fisher (Auckland) 26-22, Bryant bt Yeates 26tp-7, M. Donati (Australia) bt Yeates 26-9, bt L. Watson (Australia) 26-23, Watson bt C. Dawson (Franklin-Manukau) 26-21, Watson bt Ritchie 26-4, Watson bt Bryant 26-11, Dawson bt Donati 26-9, Fisher bt Gillingham 26-10, Ritchie bt Fisher 21-9.

Standings: Four wins, Watson, Dawson. Three wins, Bryant, Donati. Two wins, Ritchie, Fisher, Gillingham. No wins, Yeates.

Section C: R. Graham (Australia) bt C. Gorton (Australia) 26-15, bt C. Prater (Australia) 22-13, Prater bt J. Beggs 26-3, bt Gleeson 26-9, D. Bulloch (Thames Valley) bt J. McIntyre (Wanganui) 26tp-2, Bulloch bt Gorton 26-17, Bulloch bt Graham 26-4, S. Lea (Wellington) bt Gleeson 26-20, Lea bt Gorton 26-14, Gleeson bt Begg 26-23, McIntyre bt Lea 26-12, Begg bt McIntyre 21-20.

Standings: Four wins, Bulloch. Three wins, Prater, Gleeson, Begg. Two wins, Sue, McIntyre, Graham. One win, Gorton.

Section D: K. Beard (Australia) bt R. Hamblyn (Bay of Plenty) 26-21, P. Skinley (Wellington) bt G. McIntyre (Wanganui) 26-16, Skinley bt Beard 26-19, Skinley bt Paul Stuart (Hawke's Bay) 26-13, M.Wright (Wanganui) bt I. Menzies (Thames Valley) 26-3, bt Hamblyn 26-23, Menzies bt Beard 26-9, H. Tahurangi (Wellington) bt Stuart 26-21, bt Menzies 26-2, bt Hamblyn 26-21, Stuart bt McIntyre 18-16, McIntyre bt Menzies 24-12.

Standings: Five wins, Wright. Four wins, Tahurangi. Three wins, Beard, Skinley. Two wins, McIntyre, Stuart. One win, Hamblyn. No wins, Menzies.

Section E: K. Bald (Australia) bt M. McNae (Wanganui) 26-20, bt L. McLay (Wellington) 26-16, bt C. Jones (Wellington) 26tp-4, Jones bt D. du Toit (Wellington) 26-11, J. Guest (Britain) bt McLay 26-9, bt du Toit 26-10, J. McIntyre (Canterbury) bt J. Versey (Hawkes Bay), bt du Toit 26-0, bt McNae 26-22, Versey bt Guest 23-22, bt McLay 26-6, McNae bt Jones 26-11.

Standings: Five wins, Bald. Four wins, McIntyre, Versey. Three wins, Guest. Two wins, McNae, Jones. No wins, du Toit, McLay.

Section F: J. Wall (Manawatu) bt J. Edmonds (Wellington) 22-18, bt R. Bonnor (Wanganui) 19-18, K. Fellows (Wellington) bt J. Williams (Britain) 26tp-11, bt Filbee 26-8, bt Wall 26-13, L. Fleming (Australia) bt C. Stephens (Hawkes Bay) 26-19, bt Edmonds 26tp-6, Williams bt Stephens 26-8, bt Fleming 26-8, Bonnor bt Wall 24-23, Edmonds bt Bonnor 16-12, Stephens bt Filbee 24-19.

Standings: Four wins, Fleming, Williams, Fellows. Two wins, Filbee, Stephens, Wall. One win, Edmonds, Bonnor.

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GOLF

NATIONAL UNDER-23 CHAMPS

Leading first-round scores (par 72).-

64: J. Geary (Mt Maunganui).

68: J. An (Springfield), J. Maker (Australia).

69: A. Park (North Shore), D. Holloway (Maraenui).

70: A. Kim (Whitford), M. Brown (Australia), A. Simpson (Australia), M. Purser (Hamilton).

71: J. Nortje (Pupuke), W. Moore (Cromwell), A. Henare (Taihape).

72: G. Simpson (Gleniti), J. Park (Waitikiri), A. Mahoney (Russley), K. Smith (Tauranga), R. Wright (Matamata), S. Ha (Akarana), R. Moors (Waitemata), R. Smith (Masterton), D. Field (The Grange), K. Carlson (Australia), T. O'Connell (The Grange), S. Shin (Gulf Harbour), B. Stuart (Royal Wellington)

73: B. Stuart (Windsor), G. Gibson-Smith (Winton), J. Hamilton (Omanu), Seog Ho Hong (Gwang Ju Country), A. Mathieson (Te Ngutu), D. Kang (Hamilton), M. Holten (Te Aroha), K. Chun (Titirangi), M. Schloemer (Hastings), Min Hun Kim (Shandon), A. Dodt (Australia), T. Ropiha (Ngamotu).

74: S. Riordan (Takaka), Yun Seok Gang (Pakuranga), S. Pinfold (Manor Park), L. James (The Grange), A. Green (Shandon), B. Um (The Grange), J. Burt (Redwood Park), C. Mapley (Ngahinapouri), S. Jones (Russley), Won Joon Lee (Australia), B. Iles (Manor Park), A. Downton (Australia).

75: C. Harper (Invercargill), M. Roulston (Greendale), M. Spraggs (Hutt), M. Simpson (Akarana), M. Scott (Highfield), K. Budden (Waitemata), T. Sinclair (Hedgehope), C. Beel (Otago), M. Davis (Gleniti), K. Singh (Manukau), J. Arnold (Australia), M. Blackbourn (New Plymouth), M. Boe (Hamilton), R. Yee (Russley), N. Gillespie (Wanganui), B. Pisani (Australia), S. Hunt (Rotorua), J. Gill (Cambridge).

76: T. Jamieson (Auckland), J. Kim (The Grange), J. Cusdin (Horsham Downs), B. Shaw (Hastings), T. Campbell (St Clair), S. Wightman (Mangawhai), H. Green (Christchurch), B. Guilford (Rotorua), T. Struthers (Arrowtown), P. Hayman (Titahi), D. Clarke (Sherwood Park), T. Hill (Waverley), S. Cross (Kerikeri), M. Gray (North Shore), R. Kauika (Manor Park), D. Johnson (Rotorua), T. Egan (Australia), J. Phillipson (Greenacres).

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ORIENTEERING

OCEANIA CARNIVAL

(Kaipara Harbour)

Women's 21 elite: R. Smith (NZ) 1, T. Robinson (NZ) 2, A. Sheldon (Australia) 3.

Men's 21 elite: D. Ashmore (NZ) 1, D. Shepherd (Australia) 2, A. Axenborg (Sweden) 3.

Results from the New Zealand v Australia challenge.-

M10 grade: E. Cory-Wright (NZ). M12: M. Pugh-Williams (NZ). M14: M. Harding (Australia). M16: T. Reynolds (NZ). M18: D. Stott (NZ). M20: M. Peat (NZ). M21: N. Harris (NZ). M35: A. Cory-Wright (NZ). M40: J. Greenwood (NZ).M45: G. Mead (NZ). M50: P. Pacque (Australia). M55: M. Wood (NZ). M60: A. Tarr (Australia). M65: T. Brighouse (NZ). M70: S. Peterson (NZ). M75: M. Rittweger (Germany).

W10: C. Bell (NZ). W12: R. Beveridge (NZ). W14: J. Goodwin (NZ). W16: K. Gluskie (Australia). W18: B. Kean (Australia). W20: J. Neave (Australia). W21: J. Nash (NZ). W35: J. Adams (NZ). W40: D. Michels (NZ). W45: J. Cory-Wright (NZ). W50: Neve (Australia). W55: T. Aspin (NZ). W60: K. Fortune (NZ). W65: B. Rathbone (NZ). W70: B. Schiedeberg (Germany) 62.58.

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RALLYING

DAKAR RALLY

Leading positions. -

Cars: G. De Villiers (South Africa) Nissan, 7h 20m 58s, 1, S. Peterhansel (France) Mitsubishi, 3m 01s, behind, 2, L. Alphand (France) Mitsubishi, 6m 27s, 3, B. Saby (France) Volkswagen, 8m 06s, 4, C. Sousa (Portugal) Nissan, 10m 46s, 5, J. Kleinschmidt (Germany) Volkswagen, 13m 45s, 6, A. Vatanen (Finland) Nissan, 17m 17s, 7, T. Magnaldi (France) Honda, 28m 55s, 8, N. Roma (Spain) Mitsubishi, 35m 55s, 9, K. Kolberg (Brazil) Mitsubishi, 44m 41s, 10.

Overall: Peterhansel 41h 05m 13s, 1, Alphand 23m 16s behind, 2, Kleinschmidt 1h 18m 47s, 3, De Villiers 4h 07m 33s, 4, Saby 8h 43m 27s, 5, Roma 9h 03m 28s, 6, Sousa 9h 47m 55s, 7, Magnaldi 11h 02m 42s, 8, J. L. Monterde (Spain) BMW, 13h 00m 05s, 9, J. M. Servia (Spain) Ford, 21h 53m 52s, 10.

Motorcycles - stage cancelled.

Overall: C. Despres (France) KTM, 35h 13m 04s, 1, M. Coma (Spain) KTM, 14m 50s behind, 2, I. E. Pujol (Spain) KTM, 22m 23s, 3, A. Cox (South Africa) KTM, 24m 28s, 4, D. Fretigne (France) Yamaha 40m 17s, 5, A. Caldecott (Australia) KTM, 49m 23s, 6, G. Sala (Italy) KTM, 1h 27m 00s, 7, J. De Avezado (Brazil) KTM, 1h 42m 35s, 8, C. Blais (US) KTM, 2h 05m 05s, 9, J. Brucy (France) KTM, 3h 04m 44s, 10.

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RUGBY

NATIONAL SEVENS

Round-robin games for the 16 teams begins tomorow, with the finals on Sunday.

Teams include. -

Auckland: D. Smith, C. Tuoro, J. Leota, S. Anania, A. R. Valence, J. Kolokihakaufisi, M. Ashford, A. Suniula, O. Ai'i, G. Saifoloi, I. Toeava, O. Epa.

Bay of Plenty: M. Shivan, M. Sololmon, S. King, N. Walker, T. Latimer, L. MacDonald, W. Smith, C. Baxter, A. Stewart, T. Woods, S. MacDonald, J. Hona.

Counties Manukau: W. Setitaia, T. Tuifua, J. Mayer, F. Ahling, S. Kaitoa, K. Koiatu, S. Petelo, M. Niha, S. Lutumailagi, T. Patea, L. Masaga, M. Price.

Hawkes Bay: R. Valence, R. Blunsdon, J. Mahoni, A. Barham, D. Nepia, J. Kupa, C. Shepherd, K. Mudzumba, N. Barlett, T. Fomai, B. Evans, D. Tavita.

Northland: E. Abraham, C. Prime, B. Christiansen, F. Lasagavibau, M. Burkhard-McRae, D. Bowden, I. Neuveu, A. Baigent, D. Harris, L. Ottley, M. Fuleuka, L. Baigent.

North Harbour: M. Camburn, T. Suemai, B. Wilson, N. Buckley, V. Ma'afu, W. Hafu, G. Pisi, M. Wilson, J. Nasmith, J. Poluleuligaga, V. Waqasaduadua, H. Reid.

Taranaki: K. Koko, R. Bryant, P. Barron, M. Maifea, T. Soqeta, B. Hart, N. Hohaia, B. Goodin, C. Morrisey, L. Mafi, J. Cameron, A. Malo.

Waikato: A. Vulivuli, S. Thorton, S. Tokula, K. Perry, TK Moeke, L. Messam, W. Ripia, D. Sweeny, J. Kamena, R. Randle, A. Syme, S. Setephano.

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TENNIS

HEINEKEN OPEN

(Auckland)

Singles, quarter-finals: O. Rochus (Belgium) bt 1-G. Coria (Argentina) 6-4 6-4, 5-F. Gonzalez (Chile) bt R. Ginepri (US) 6-3 6-4, 6-J. I. Chela (Argentina) bt P. Starace (Italy 6-1 7-6 (7-5), Q-J. Hernych (Czech Republic) bt J. Acasuso (Argentina) 6-4 7-5.

Doubles, quarter-finals: Gonzalez/J. Thomas (US) bt 1-G. Etlis/M. Rodriguez (Argentina) 7-5 7-6 (7-4), S. Aspelin (Sweden)/T. Perry (Australia) bt G. Oliver (US)/P. Pala (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-1.

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL

Men, quarter-finals: 1-L. Hewitt (Australia) bt 7-T. Johansson (Sweden) 6-1 7-6 (7-4), I. Minar (Czech Republic) bt 4-A. Pavel (Romania) 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4, R. Stepanek (Czech Republic) bt 5-F. Lopez (Spain) 6-3 6-2, M. Mirnyi (Belarus) bt 8-T. Dent (US) 3-4 retired.

Women, quarter-finals: 3-E. Dementieva (Russia) bt 7-P. Schnyder (Switzerland) 6-4 1-6 6-1, P. Shuai (China) bt 5-N. Petrova (Russia) 6-3 4-2 retired, 6-A. Molik (Australia) beat F. Zuluaga (Colombia) 6-1 6-2, S. Stosur (Australia) bt 1-L. Davenport (US) walkover (bronchitis).