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Mums, dads and other fans reported a mix of behaviour, good and bad, on the sidelines of grassroots sports around New Zealand last week. One Canterbury girls' hockey coach reportedly called a player an "idiot" for a mistake on the field. And in
If you're wondering how one of this country's most famous basketball players got started in the sport, look no further than his mother. Mika Vukona's mum wasn't keen on her boys getting involved in rugby when they were at school, worried they would
The Nelson Giants proved too good for the Manawatu Jets, as a powerful third quarter propelled them to an 89-77 win at Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North tonight. After holding a one-point lead at halftime, the Giants went up a gear after the break
The Nelson Giants' strangling defence saw them open their National Basketball League season with an 82-67 home win over Manawatu. The visiting Jets had opened their account with a victory over Hawke's Bay on Friday and must have fancied their chances
The New Zealand Breakers deserve to be lauded if they deliver three Australian national basketball titles on the bounce. They are certainly the most successful New Zealand sporting franchise in a professional sporting competition since the Crusaders'
Jackson, the league's premier point guard, follows in the footsteps of Kirk Penney, who claimed the Andrew Gaze Trophy for most valuable player in 2009...Jackson, who is in his second season at the Breakers, leads the league in assists (7.2 per game)
Tongues would have been wagging at league headquarters when the Australian NBL schedule produced a clash between Perth and the Breakers on the final weekend of the season. The defending champions against the team they conquered to take the title...
Mika Vukona has played the Dillon Boucher card for what won't be the last time over the next few weeks. Vukona wants the Breakers to mark Boucher's final regular season game in the NBL with what would be a pretty impressive victory in Perth. It's one
Dillon Boucher, playing in his final season for the club, and US import Will Hudson are up for the Sixth Man award while Cedric Jackson and Mika Vukona are among the five nominees for Defensive Player of the Year. Andrej Lemanis has been nominated
The Breakers are hoping their injuries are behind them and they will, for once, be at full fitness at the business end of the Australian NBL season. Both Mika Vukona and Will Hudson are in line to make meaningful contributions in the playoffs,