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This week started with the Chiefs beating the Blues. The Blues were up 19-5 at the half time break but they blew their 14 point lead by letting the Chiefs get 32 points in the second half to lose the match. The score was 37-29.

Then the Brumbies and the Reds had a tight match. The Brumbies finishing out on top with a 3 point lead. The scores were 27-24.

Next was the Sharks battling the Bulls. The score was 23-15. After that the Sunwolves bet the Rebels. The score was 37-26.

Then the Crusaders did a crusaders thing and got a bonus point. They showed their class in the second half by scoring off scrums, mauls and lineouts. The final score was 43-25.

The Stormers kept the Hurricanes scoreless beating them 27-0.

Now last but not least the Jaguars bet the Lions 38-8. The other New Zealand team, the Highlanders had a bye.

The Kansas City Chiefs have won their first Super Bowl championship in 50 years.

They beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.

Quarterback, Mahomes, who finished with two touchdowns and two interceptions, was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

The 49ers dominated large parts of the game and pushed out to a 20-10 lead in the second half the scores were tied 10-10 at halftime.

However, the Chiefs started their comeback on a 10-play, 83-yard drive. From here they dominated the game.

The halftime entertainment was co-headlined by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, with guest appearances by J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Emme Muñiz

The Black Caps have lost the T20 series against India 5-0.

Over the course of 5 games, the Blacks Caps managed to twice take the game to a ‘super over, however, they lost both of those games.

The results continue a poor run of form for the Black Caps following a disappointing tour of Australia.

In the final game, held in Mount Manganui, India batted first and scored 164. In reply, the Black Caps were 17-3 chasing India’s total of 163-3, before a middle-order revival.

Ross Taylor (53) and Tim Seifert (50) combined in a partnership that looked set to take them to a win.

However, India superstar bowler Juspri Bumrah saved the day for India with a superb spell which saw him claim 3-12 from four overs.

New Zealand will now play India in 3 one day internationals

The 2020 Super Rugby season has started.

This year’s edition started in January, the earliest the competition has ever started.

In the first game, the Chiefs came from behind to beat the Blues.

As usual there are 5 New Zealand sides. The Blues, the Chiefs, the Hurricanes, the Crusaders and the Highlanders.

The Crusaders are the defending champions and will be the team to beat.

World Athletics has announced that the Nike Vaporfly shoes will be allowed to be used in running races.

The shoes have revolutionised running – allowing elite athletes to shatter world marathon records and ordinary ones to smash their personal bests.

The Nike Vaporfly cost around $500 NZD and can improve marathon times by one-to-two minutes in elite athletes.

The Vaporflys were first introduced in 2016. Their special feature is a new lightweight but hard foam, called Pebax, which is joined with a curved carbon plate to create a ‘spring’ effect. This ensures far less energy is lost with each step.

Some runners have said the shoes are “like running on trampolines”.

The Holiday brothers have created history by becoming the first set of three brothers to play in the same NBA game.

Jrue Holiday and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Justin and Aaron Holiday and the Indiana Pacers 120-98 at the Smoothie King Center last week. Due to the age difference between the brothers — Justin is 30, while Aaron is 23 — the three have never played in the same game before, even as children. 

The brothers made NBA history in the first quarter, too, becoming the first family trio to ever play in the same game.

The three brothers, who went to the same high school in the Los Angeles area, all found their way to the NBA.

Jrue is now in his 11th season in the league. Justin has bounced around more, having played for seven different teams over seven seasons. While Aaron is in just his second season in the league, and averaging 10.5 points and 2.5 rebounds mainly off the bench in Indiana.

For the record, New Orleans were too strong – cruising to a 22-point win.

Dame Valerie Adams has thrown 18.65m in her latest event to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Adams qualified at the Potts Classic in Hastings, which was held last weekend.

The event was her first competition in 20 months after taking time out to have her second child.

Dame Valerie bettered the Tokyo Olympic Games entry standard of 18.50m.

She also met the entry standard (18.30m) for the World Athletics Indoor Championships coming up in March.

It’s the fifth time Dame Valerie has qualified for the Olympics. She has won two golds and one silver medal in shot put at previous Olympics.

Kobe Bryant has been remembered around the world.

On Sunday Bryant was involved in a helicopter crash that took his, and his daughter’s life.

He was one of the world’s best basketball players, playing for the LA Lakers.

Thousands have been paying tribute to Kobe and his family on social media, including US President Donald Trump, former president Barack Obama and other sports stars,

Kobe was travelling to a girls’ basketball game with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others when the crashed happened in the state of California.

Although no one on the ground was hurt, no one in the helicopter survived.

Officials are now investigating the crash to find out what caused it.

Who was Kobe Bryant?

Kobe is considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

For twenty years he played for the LA Lakers. He helped the Lakers win the National Basketball Association (NBA) championships five times.

He also took part in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, where the US basketball team won gold both times.

The player retired in 2016, and in 2018 he won an Oscar for a short animation which was based on a letter he wrote called ‘Dear Basketball’. Kobe’s daughter, Gianna, was passionate about basketball and had hoped to have a career as a player in the future too

The Silver Ferns have beaten Jamaica 71-45 to record their second straight win at the Nations Cup netball tournament.

New Zealand were too strong from the start. They led by seven after the first-quarter, 10 at half-time and by 20 by three-quarter time.

Shooter Maia Wilson was the star today. Producing her highest tally for the Silver Ferns in her 12-Test career with a standout return of 42 goals from 45 attempts.

Captain Ameliaranne Ekanasio started the game before being replaced by Te Paea Selby-Rickit, as a team the Ferns shot 89 percent.

New Zealand beat England 64-48 in their opening game and will meet South Africa this weekend before the final.

Team New Zealand have revealed their latest test boat.

The new boat was shown off at the Auckland Viaduct yesterday. The new boat will be known as Te Kāhu.

Te Kāhu, meaning “The Hawk”, was christened by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei at the team’s Auckland base.

The new yacht – they must not exceed 12m in length under Cup rules – will be used by the team to test different design ideas.

Their other boat , AC75 Te Aihe, is being shipped and raced offshore for the America’s Cup World Series events in Cagliari, Sardinia (April 23-26) and Portsmouth (June 4-7).

Team New Zealand leader, Grant Dalton, praised the work of the design and build team.

“In Te Kāhu we have a very legitimate test boat which will provide us the platform to hopefully make some significant gains in our developments for 2021. Who is right in their overall plans and strategy we have no idea. I guess we will find out next year.”