Israel Folau says Wallabies are quietly confident

Israel Folau

They've heard all week about how no Australian team has won at Eden Park since 1986, but Israel Folau says it's no issue.

McGlinchey battle ruled in favour of Mariners

Michael McGlinchey

Phoenix to seek legal advice after independent arbitrator today rules Michael McGlinchey is still contracted to Central Coast.

Liam Messam takes no pleasure in 'brothers' misfortune

Liam Messam

Liam Messam has his chance to remind the coaches what he brings to the ABs blindside flank, but he still feels for close mate Jerome Kaino.

Second NZ ANBL team bid gathering momentum

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Plans are under way for the establishment of another New Zealand team in the Australian National Basketball League.

Matt Stanley into 200m free final at Pan Pacifics

Matt Stanley

Matt Stanley makes 200m freestyle final in decent first session for NZ at Pan Pacific championships on Gold Coast today.

Lydia Ko looks to Mickelson's short game for tips

Lydia Ko

As Lydia Ko prepares for the defence of her Canadian Open golf title, her rivals are tipping her to shine again.

Chris Wood reveals the man behind his glory goal

Chris Wood

All Whites striker Chris Wood pays tribute to the man behind his glory goal against Everton.

Juan Martin Hernandez back for Argentina

Juan Martin Hernandez

Fit-again Juan Martin Hernandez has been named at second-five for Argentina for Sunday's clash with the Springboks.

Steve Hansen - It's on us, not the ref

Steve Hansen

Referee's "mea culpa" no consolation for All Blacks coach Steve Hansen. | 'Negative' tactics

Windies overcome poor start to beat Bangladesh

Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin helped the West Indies overcame a disastrous start to beat Bangladesh by three wickets.

Tony Stewart to skip another NASCAR race

Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart will skip this weekend's NASCAR race, the third event he has missed since being involved in a fatal on-track accident.

Home teams struggle in Champs League playoffs

Nicolaj Thomsen

Former European Cup winners Porto and Celtic have taken big steps toward the Champions League group stage.

White Sox lose to China but can still advance

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China crushed the White Sox 7-0 but New Zealand can still qualify for the world women's softball championships

Referee says 'negative' All Blacks frustrate officials

Richie McCaw

Ex-test rugby referee says match officials could be tiring of the All Blacks' "negative tactics".

Rory McIlroy says don't write Tiger off yet

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy, the hottest golfer on the planet, is not thinking about taking the torch from Tiger Woods any time soon.

Wallabies will be 'headline' or 'footnote' in history

Nick Farr-Jones

The Wallabies say nothing is particularly forbidding about Eden Park. Yet they haven't won there in 28 years.

Elliott century helps NZA to win over Scotland

Grant Elliott

Grant Elliott's run-fest continued while Michael and Doug Bracewell also starred as New Zealand A thumped Scotland.

Italian football boss in hot water with UEFA

Carlo Tavecchio

Carlo Tavecchio is facing disciplinary action over allegations he made racist remarks about a 'banana-eating' player.

Serena Williams named top seed at US Open

Serena Williams

World number one Serena Williams has been given the top seed for next week's US Open.

Dean Barker back at the helm for Team NZ

Dean Barker

Dean Barker is back at the helm of Team New Zealand's boat as the Extreme Sailing Series resumes tomorrow.

Sharks must admit to being 'doped', 'duped’

Paul Gallen

Sharks players who admit they were 'doped and duped' during the 2011 season will receive a three-week ban.

Juan Smith named to start for the Springboks

Juan Smith

Flanker Juan Smith will return to test rugby with South Africa 18 months after being forced to retire.

French whistler holds key - to scrum and match

Romain Poite

Forget Kurtley Beale, the Wallabies know this will be an old-fashioned trans-Tasman test that's won up front.

US star will provide acid test for Lauren Boyle

Lauren Boyle

Lauren Boyle's constant progress will get the acid test at the Pan Pacific champs on the Gold Coast.

Taranaki unchanged for Hawke's Bay challenge

Toa Halafihi

For the first time in 40 first class matches Taranaki will field the same starting XV for two games in a row.

No 12 Rob Thompson replaces wounded Taylor

Tom Taylor

Canterbury coach Scott Robertson names Rob Thompson to start at No 12 against Waikato in Hamilton.

James So'oialo takes up pivotal role for Lions

James So'oialo

TOBY ROBSON - The Dominion Post

James So'oialo will wear the already problematic Wellington Lions No 10 jersey for their match against Northland.

Sam Carter's father keeping advice to himself

Sam Carter


The Wallabies' Sam Carter wasn't overloaded with fatherly advice before he made his Bledisloe Cup debut.

Plumb: NZ team swims against tide of change

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OPINION: No more chances. Over the next four days New Zealand swimming has one last roll of the dice.

Rugby must front up to a refereeing challenge

Jaco Peyper

IAN SNOOK - Taranaki Daily News

OPINION: Before the latest Bledisloe Cup test the stats suggested only one team could win.

Ryan Crotty gets first start for the All Blacks

Ryan Crotty

After seven appearances from the bench, Ryan Crotty will start against the Wallabies.

Mariners, Victory advance to FFA Cup last 16

Glen Trifiro

Central Coast coach Phil Moss backs A-League team to be based in Wollongong, after his Mariners defeat South Coast Wolves 1-0 in FFA Cup.

Western Sydney step closer to ACL semifinals

Marcello Lippi

Western Sydney Wanderers have one hand on a ticket to the semi-finals of the Asian Champions League after a 1-0 victory.

MS Dhoni likely to keep the Indian captaincy

MS Dhoni

Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his test captaincy role.

Junior Warrior Bell banned for spitting incident

James Bell

Junior Warrior James Bell will not play again this season unless his team qualifies for the Holden Cup finals.

Warriors coach Andrew McFadden not panicking

Andrew McFadden

Warriors sliding into zone where they must win every game to remain in top-eight, but coach not panicking yet.

Canterbury make two changes to face Waikato

Scott Robertson

Canterbury coach Scott Robertson names his team for second NPC match away to Waikato on Friday night.

Catch a Million promotion for Cricket World Cup

Catch a Million

Extra incentive to attend Cricket World Cup with marketing campaign which filled wallets and grounds.

Wallaby Nathan Charles happy to earn respect

Nathan Charles

Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles was grateful his post-match chat with Keven Mealamu did not concern his health.

Lydia Ko advised to have surgery on left wrist

Lydia Ko

Leading specialist advises Kiwi golf star to have surgery on left wrist, which could happen go ahead as early as next month.

Waikato unchanged for home Canterbury clash

Johnny Walters

After opening round away win over Wellington, Waikato name same 22 for Friday night's clash with Canterbury in Hamilton.

Gallen: If we take reduced ban we're drug cheats

Paul Gallen

Sharks captain admits Cronulla players will be labelled drug cheats if they accept reduced bans at ASADA meeting today.

All Blacks: we don't know how lucky we are

All Blacks

All Blacks fans and critics have lost perspective on what is one of the best teams in the history of sport.

Armstrong living positive life, problems not over

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is living an unbothered and positive life 18 months after confessing to using PEDs.

Johnstone: Time for All Blacks to break shackles

Dane Coles, All Blacks


OPINION: Late heroics becoming an alarming trend for ABs, who instead should be dominating up front early.

Wallabies ready for ABs forwards' resurgence

Ewen McKenzie

Australia coach says Wallabies preparing for ABs to up the ante up front at Eden Park on Saturday night.

Phil Mickelson primed to halt McIlroy dream run

Phil Mickelson

Veteran says he got his game back in the PGA Championship, now he's going after the world No 1.

Red Bull defend signing of teen Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing

Formula One team say 16-year-old has already shown he's championship material and not a "risk" as rivals say.

Corey Flynn 'impatient' to start with Toulouse

Corey Flynn

He has to fight his way past two young hookers for the No 2 jersey, but former Crusaders rake rearing to play.

Fifa, Russia relations straining over World Cup

Thomas Bach, Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter

Expensive new stadiums and Crimea conflict flaring as problems for Russia President Vladimir Putin and Fifa boss Sepp Blatter.
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