Cheika offered Wallabies job but no deal yet

Michael Cheika

Waratahs coach confirms he's been offered chance to succeed Ewen McKenzie, but said some details still to be "ironed out."

Samoan league players investigated after incident

Tautau Moga

Samoan players reportedly being investigated by police and NRL integrity unit following an incident in Brisbane.

Heartland XV named for Cook Islands tour

Jon Dampney

Mid Canterbury and Buller provide 11 players to the Heartland XV to tour the Cook Islands.

Adams' OKC slump to third loss in pre-season

Steven Adams

Steven Adams' Oklahoma City Thunder have slumped to a third consecutive NBA pre-season defeat.

McCullum backs tactic to weed out match-fixers

Brendon McCullum

NZ Cricket will consider following an Australian initiative to offer an amnesty for players who report corruption approaches.

Manning breaks touchdown passes record

Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos quarterback sets a new record throwing his 509 touchdown pass in a win over the 49ers.

Australia name Shane Watson for SA T20s

Shane Watson

Australia names injury-prone all-rounder in its 13-man squad for T20 matches against South Africa.

Brazil football fan killed in pre-match clashes

Violence has overshadowed Brazilian football after a man died during pre-match clashes.

Jimmy Neesham to open for Black Caps

Jimmy Neesham

Black Caps to try new opening batting combination with all-rounder pairing with Martin Guptill in ODI vs Proteas.

Steven Alker climbs leaderboard in final round

Steve Alker

Kiwi golfer crawls five places up the leaderboard to finish tied for 56th in Las Vegas PGA Tour event.

Protected Carter still Hansen's go-to guy

Dan Carter

OPINION: Injury-prone Dan Carter is clearly a protected species in these All Blacks - and with pretty good reason. | Slade bows out for Carter

All Blacks name Dan Carter for northern tour

Dan Carter

Star first-five named in northern tour squad, taking the place of Brisbane hero Colin Slade.

All Blacks northern tour hope for Colin Slade

Colin Slade

Brisbane test goalkicking hero may yet get an All Blacks reprieve with Dan Carter yet to prove his fitness.

Kelly Slater stuns rivals with incredible move

Kelly Slater

Champion surfer Kelly Slater stunned rivals after landing an incredible 540 aerial turn in Portugal.

Pick your All Blacks tour team

Dan Carter

Inclusion of Carter, Romano, Vito and SBW in the northern tour comes at a cost. Have the selectors got it right?

Jr Kiwis haka sparks call for common sense

Junior Kiwis haka

Junior Kiwis coach says he could see team's haka about to "go bad". | Top 5 all-time hakas

Top five spine-tingling sports hakas

DJ Forbes

The haka has produced some proud and controversial NZ sporting moments. | Most aggressive haka ever

Brian O'Driscoll reveals he spent a night in jail

Brian O'Driscoll

Irish rugby great tells all in new book about his life in rugby and just what happened one night at a New York concert.

Nick Faldo calls Sergio Garcia 'useless'

Nick Faldo

Six-time major winner loses respect of Europe's leading golfers after calling former Ryder Cup team-mate useless.

Marin Cilic claims Kremlin Cup crown

Marin Cilic

Croatian second seed Marin Cilic overcame Roberto Batusta Agut 6-4 6-4 to claim the Kremlin Cup crown.

Radio station bans Lorde

Royals is pulled from US radio ahead of the World Series, but fans are planning a mutiny.

Andy Murray wins Vienna Open

Andy Murray

Andy Murray clinched the Vienna Open title with a 5-7 6-2 7-5 victory over Spaniard David Ferrer.

Windies' future looks grim as BCCI seeks millions

West Indies

India's cricket board reportedly set to claim damages of $82 million from the Windies over abandoned tour.

US at full strength for All Blacks test - for a price

Soldier Field

All Blacks' historic Chicago test to be contested by a top US team after overseas clubs paid to release top players.

Ryan Fox 'ecstatic' with WA Open win

Ryan Fox

His dad was an All Black, but it was the performance of the current team that helped inspire Kiwi golfer to a big career win.

Cricket Australia cracks down on corruption

Brad Haddin

Australian cricket has announced an unprecedented effort to weed out match fixing.

Depleted Roos aren't vulnerable says Parker

Corey Parker

Think the heavily depleted Kangaroos are vulnerable? Think again says Corey Parker.

Jarryd Hayne to meet with NFL boss

Jarryd Hayne

Former league star Jarryd Hayne has been invited to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Liverpool lands two late strikes to down QPR

Harry Redknapp

Rangers boss launches tirade at star player after side concedes twice in stoppage time to lose to Liverpool 3-2.

Michael Cheika favourite for Wallabies job

Michael Cheika

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has emerged as the frontrunner for the Wallabies job.

EPL referee and player accused of cheating

Garry Monk

Swansea City manager launches furious accusations at Stoke City winger and match official after 2-1 EPL loss.

Diamonds shine brightly against England

Caitlin Bassett

The Australian Diamonds delivered another ruthless display on Sunday to snuff out any hope of an England upset.

Manu Tuilagi suffers groin injury recurrence

Manu Tuilagi

Blockbusting England centre in doubt for November test at Twickenham against the All Blacks.

'Scary' Williams slams comments as bullying

Venus and Serena Williams

Women's tennis world No 1 backs suspension of man who called her "scary".

Colin Slade rockets from zero to hero

Colin Slade

When Colin Slade is old he can tell his grandchildren of when he escaped the All Blacks' dog-box on a steamy night in Brisbane.

Makos end Canty’s quest for seventh heaven

Scott Robertson

Crestfallen coach Scott Robertson says seven would have been ''heaven'' but swears Canterbury will rise again.

Taranaki over the moon in overtime

Mitchell Crosswell

Colin Cooper could feel the energy of the crowd through the coaches box as his side prepared for extra time in their NPC semifinal.

McKenzie exit caps Wallabies week of woe

Michael Hooper, Ewen McKenzie

It was Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper's aggressive swipe of the drink bottle that gave the impending news away.

Tasman to meet Taranaki in historic final

Tom Marshall

Euphoric scenes in New Plymouth and Nelson ushered in a history-making NPC Premiership final this weekend.

Only Taranaki stand in way for Tasman Makos

Tasman Makos

Tasman just one win away from becoming first team to win Championship and Premiership titles in consecutive seasons.

Tough early season test coming for Black Caps

Mike Hesson

Five months out from likely World Cup knockout match, NZ getting sneak preview of potential nightmare scenario.

Hansen: Carter won't go on tour if not fit

Dan Carter

Steve Hansen confirms he'll prepare for three UK tests as World Cup playoff games, but won't permit star No 10 to travel if not fit.

Pulver still confident in besieged Wallabies

Bill Pulver

ARU boss boldly tries to sugar-coat Ewen McKenzie's shock resignation by claiming Wallabies can still win RWC.

No panic for Kiwis yet says captain Mannering

Simon Mannering

There is no sense of panic in the Kiwis camp this week - something usually present before a big game in Australia.

Mike Hesson reiterates rules for Jesse Ryder

Jesse Ryder

Swashbuckling batsman meets with Black Caps coach and captain on his return to NZ. | Tough season start for NZ

Read relishes pain inflicted on Wallabies

Kieran Read

After snatching a dramatic win, the All Blacks No 8 could see the pain in the Wallabies players' eyes.

Ernie Merrick's faith is finally justified

Michael McGlinchey

It's been one thing to hear the Phoenix coach talk things up, but it was far more heartening to see it in practice on Saturday night.

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox wins West Australian title

Ryan Fox

Rising Kiwi cruises to commanding win as he ensures the Western Australian Open title remains in NZ hands.

Ko slides in final round to finish 29th in Korea

Lydia Ko

Kiwi golfer picks wrong time to have off-day and slips down crowded leaderboard at latest LPGA Tour event in Korea.

ARU boss backs decision to hire Di Patston

Bill Pulver

Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver has defended the first casualty of the organisation's on-going turmoil.
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