Likeability a mystery

By Seamus Boyer [email protected] Tennis often comes down to a matter of angles, with the winner best exploiting them to pick up the points. Of course, power and fitness are also important, but at the top level there’s little difference in service speeds and the... read more

Eat, drink, and be dead

By Don Farmer [email protected] Just when you think you have heard it all another story pops up to boggle your mind. And so it was on Saturday when news emerged of a 25-year-old man weighing 431kg claiming to be his country‚Äôs strongest man. Pakistani Arbab Khizer... read more

Cubs to take All Blacks’ accolade

By Jake Beleski [email protected] The All Blacks will not be defending the team of the year award they won at last year’s Laureus Sports Awards, and rightly so. They failed to secure a nomination in the team category this time around, and a quick glance at... read more

Pool deal must be good

By Seamus Boyer [email protected] Masterton pool and gym users should expect a fantastic deal from whoever ends up running the Genesis Recreation Centre. Particularly given the level of service provided by the current operators, who have not even made a Masterton... read more

True colours not so great

By Jake Beleski [email protected] It looks like Serena Williams won’t be back at the ASB Classic anytime soon, and good riddance. It was only in the last week or so that Williams announced her belief that if she were a man she would have long ago been... read more

OPINION: Unfair to blame diggers

By Seamus Boyer [email protected] An eyewitness account of a Filipino fisherman’s death at Lake Onoke in yesterday’s Times-Age has stirred up an emotional response among the paper’s readers. Some have even started to point the finger at those who dug... read more

Fed’s push for grand slam glory

By Jake Beleski [email protected] Can Roger Federer win another grand slam title? That is the question that has been asked of the greatest player of all time since winning his 17th major at Wimbledon in 2012. The simple answer is yes he can, but the odds are... read more
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