Courting Comparison

New Zealand netball is the “main ‘girl’s game'” and has a “‘World Championships’ that only Australia and New Zealand can realistically win,” writes Frank Shanly in a profile about the sport in Indiana daily newspaper The Bluffton News Banner. “But then again, how many countries get to even contest ‘World Series’ baseball?” “Netball is very similar to basketball, with the main obvious differences being that you can’t move with the ball, and you only get one point for each basket – or is that a ‘net’? In netball, if someone passes you the ball, you have to stop moving immediately and pass it on to someone else. None of this ‘dribbling’ stuff!” New Zealand’s national league competition, the 2009 ANZ Championships, begin in April. The next Netball World Championship will be held in Singapore in 2011.


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Joseph Parker Self-Isolation’s Greatest Showman

Joseph Parker Self-Isolation’s Greatest Showman

Professional heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker, 28, has proved himself one of the great surprises to rise from the pandemic-induced global lockdown, according to UK-based The Sportsman. While the rest of the…