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    Bobby Joe Morrow, the American sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while still a college student, has died aged 84.

    Morrow won the 100 and 200 metres and anchored the US 400m relay team to victory in Melbourne.

    It was the most dominant performance by an American sprinter at an Olympic Games since Jesse Owens 20 years earlier.

    Morrow was honoured as Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.



    New Zealand Breakers owner Matt Walsh is happy with a slightly later start date for the Australian NBL.

    League boss Harry Kestelman announced the league is likely to start after the NRL and AFL finals which are set to wrap up in late October, in order to avoid clashing.

    Walsh says the move primarily comes down to giving fans live sport.






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     10 Jul: Sophie Devine's looking at how to evolve as a leader as she takes on the White Ferns' captaincy
     10 Jul: The prospect of the All Blacks playing the Kangaroos later this year is fading
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     Today's News

    Soccer:
    Manchester United's moved closer to a return to European Champions League football with a commanding 3-nil win over Aston Villa 11:57

    Motoring:
    Motorists are being urged to take extra care on central North Island highways due to the possibility of ice 11:57

    Business:
    Retail internet providers are disappointed in Chorus' rise in fibre prices 11:27

    Politics:
    Did funding cuts by the Abbott government hamper the CSIRO's pandemic preparedness? 11:07

    Rugby League:
    Pressure is mounting on North Queensland coach Paul Green after Immortal Andrew Johns claimed their defence was "not up to NRL standard" in their 42-16 thrashing by an injury-hit Sydney Roosters 11:07

    Business:
    Christchurch business leaders want to see if there's any meat on the bones of Todd Muller's five pillar plan to revive the economy 10:27

    International:
    Earliest ever fossil teeth shed light on the evolution of modern pearly whites 10:07

    Accident and Emergency:
    One person has died, after crashing their car in Bay of Plenty 10:07

    Politics:
    Calls for action, rather than ice blocks, when it comes to air conditioning at Hawke's Bay Hospital 9:57

    Business:
    The nation's 30 power companies are calculating where electricity prices will go when Rio Tinto closes the doors on its Southland smelter at Tiwai Point 9:57


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