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Remembering the Gatsby-Style Kiwi Who Became the First Big Star of Tennis, But Was Killed in WW1

Christchurch's Anthony Wilding—who was killed in France in 1915—was arguably the first true superstar of tennis.
Ben Stanley

One of New Zealand's Most Famed Sports Stadiums Is Doomed

Five years after the terrible Christchurch Earthquake, the future of the city's greatest stadium looks to have been decided.
Ben Stanley

The Winston Reid Effect: How New Zealand Are Building Perfectly For The Next World Cup

Mixing youth, experience and a first-class Premier League talent, English coach Anthony Hudson is shaping a Kiwi team with World Cup potential.
Ben Stanley

Will The All Blacks Actually Ever Lose Again?

The All Blacks have now won a record-equalling 17 straight tests, and look unstoppable bordering on superhuman.
Ben Stanley
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Five Years After the Christchurch Earthquake, Lancaster Park Is Still Broken and Covered in Weeds

The city's sporting heart remains unusable amid insurance battles and indecision.
Ben Stanley

Remembering Hemingway's Heavyweight Bromance with a Kiwi Plumber

Tom Heeney, the only New Zealand-born boxer ever to fight for the World Heavyweight Title, also fought Papi on a beach one time.
Ben Stanley
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How the Kane Williamson Captaincy Will Shape New Zealand Cricket

By the end of his career, Kane Williamson will likely hold all batting record in New Zealand cricket. But how will he fare as Black Caps skipper?
Ben Stanley

Carrying The Bat: A Tribute to Martin Crowe

Martin Crowe, the finest batsman in New Zealand cricket history, lived a life full of individuality, poise, and honest eagerness.
Ben Stanley
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How a Former MLS Player and A Group of Teens Are Trying to Heal Serbia's War Wounds

Former Philadelphia Union forward Veljko Paunovic coaches the Serbian U-20 team, who will face Brazil on Saturday morning in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Final. The group of teenagers have captivated citizens of the formerly war torn country.
Ben Stanley
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Exclusive: Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem Talks About his U.S. Debut At the Under-20 World Cup

In an exclusive interview with VICE Sports, phenom Gedion Zelalem talks about his experiences playing in a US shirt for the first time.
Ben Stanley