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Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (20 November)

20 November 2015

Think you’ve caught up on all the week’s sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the ‘top 10 sports stories you may have missed!’

This week's stories feature a sprinter aiming for Rio, a world Karate event heading to New Zealand and much more.

Kiwi tennis hope picks up US scholarship

Promising young Christchurch tennis player Connor Heap is heading to the United States next year to take up a lucrative sports scholarship of up to five years at the University of California, Berkeley.

Baseball building profile in Christchurch

Baseball is striving to make its mark in Christchurch with a small junior club scene operating at Avonhead Park.

College Sport Wrap: Auckland

From cricket and squash to recognising some of the student volunteer of the month - check out a wrap on college sport in Auckland.

Northland's first full NRL trial

Whangarei's popularity as a rugby league destination has been further enhanced following confirmation the Vodafone Warriors will take on the Gold Coast Titans in an NRL trial at Toll Stadium on Saturday, February 13.

Powerlifters off to Commonwealth Championships in Canada

The New Zealand powerlifting team is ready to lift the bar at the Commonwealth Championships.

Nelson sprinter aiming for Rio

The three-time New Zealand 400m champion Alex Jordan is the headlining act at the Harold Nelson Classic at Saxton Oval this weekend.

Evergreen runner a cut above

With most runners, chopping mounds of firewood four days out from competing in a half marathon is the last thing you'd find them doing.

Southern curlers feature in New Zealand Youth Olympic team

Southern curling youngsters Matthew Neilson, Holly Thompson, Ben Smith and Courtney Smith have been named in the New Zealand Youth Olympic Winter Games team for Norway next year.

New Zealand ready to host the World Goju Ryu Karate Championships

Watch the world's best Karate players compete in New Zealand at the World Goju Ryu Karate Championships at ASB Stadium in Auckland from 27-29 November.

Big mountain skier to scale new heights

After finishing fifth on the NZ Junior Freeride Tour in 2015, Matt Sweet is looking to take his big mountain skiing to the next level.

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