Wellington Phoenix stun EPL side West Ham

Alejandro Rodriguez

West Ham have had their Premier League bags sent packing, stunned 2-1 by the Phoenix.

Kane Williamson banned over bowling action

Kane Williamson

Black Cap suspended from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action.

New Zealand's top female cricketers to be paid

Suzie Bates

In a landmark move, New Zealand's top 10 women cricketers will be paid as semi-professional athletes

Uncapped Henry Speight set for Wallabies debut

Henry Speight

Former Waikato wing poised for test debut after being included in Wallabies' 32-man squad.

Newcastle stars touch down in Wellington

Vurnon Anita

Newcastle United have landed in Wellington to a low-key reception with their game faces on.

Mike Tyson to oversee Holyfield induction

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield

Mike Tyson to induct Evander Holyfield into boxing hall of fame 17 years after infamous bout bite.

Manny Muscat added to A-League All Stars

Manny Muscat

Phoenix midfielder joins A-League squad to meet Juventus in friendly exhibition match.

LeBron James' son a chip off the old block

LeBron James

NBA superstar LeBron James showed his human side after watching his son play ball in Kentucky.

Liverpool moving on as Luis Suarez leaves

Luis Suarez

Uruguay striker "gave everything" to EPL side, but club manager satisfied there's life after Luis.

Boks continue Dad's Army selection approach

Juan Smith

South Africa coach continues his Dad's Army approach to selection, recalling a veteran flanker for training camp.

Darius Boyd admitted to clinic for depression

Darius Boyd

League star Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic for depression.

Bolt believes Tyson Gay ban sends 'bad message'

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt believes a one-year doping ban for US counterpart Tyson Gay has sent a "bad message to the sport".

Knowler: Sharks far from toothless on the road

Bismark du Plessis


OPINION: Plenty of mongrel in team led by 111kg slab of organic SA beef aiming to sink hopes of NZ glory.

Dunga appointed coach of Brazil football side


Still unpopular with fans, and four years after he was fired from the job, former Brazil captain returns as coach.

Afghanistan keep Zimbabwe ODI series alive

cricket ball

Helped by an opener's half-century, Afghanistan get one back to be 2-1 down in Zimbabwe series.

Queen's race horse Estimate fails BHA drug test

Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen may have to forfeit nearly $160,000 in racing prize money after her horse tests positive for morphine.

Boxer Tyson Fury calls out top woman footballer

Tyson Fury

Denied a title fight, angry world heavyweight boxing contender picks fight with top women's footballer in online rage.

West Ham star Andy Carroll to miss NZ games

Andy Carroll

Star striker Andy Carroll will miss West Ham's games in NZ after picking up an ankle injury.

Garth Brennan in line for Knights job

Garth Brennan

Garth Brennan, the man Wayne Bennett punted from the Knights, is the favourite to become his successor.

Benji Marshall ready for emotional Tigers clash

Benji Marshall

Former Kiwis captain Benji Marshall says he's ready for emotional clash against his old club.

Manly boss hits out over player rumours

Steve Matai

David Perry has gone to the NRL over concerns rival clubs are illegally approaching his star players.

Kiwi Games athletes choose TV over ceremony

Ryan Sissons

Nearly half of the Kiwi athletes in Glasgow will watch Games opening ceremony on the box.

Adams to carry flag at opening ceremony

Val Adams

Val Adams jokes she'll hold the NZ flag tall at the Games opening ceremony in an exercise she's proud to do.

Games Federation denies backlash

Mike Hooper

Games Federation claim only minor issues as 48 athletes allowed to compete, despite missing entry deadlines.

Bardet, Van Garderen suffer as Rogers wins stage 16

Michael Rogers

Vincenzo Nibali retains the yellow jersey as Michael Rogers powers to victory in the 237.5km mountain trek from Carcassonne.

Rupeni Caucaunibuca signs with French club

Rupeni Caucaunibuca

Fijian wing who starred for Northland and the Blues and was once dubbed "the best there never was" headed to Europe.

Four men detained over machete attack

Aurelien Rougerie

Police question men aged in their early 20s over machete attack that hospitalised three French rugby stars.

Drag-flick specialist Andy Hayward sidelined

Andy Hayward

It's a dangerous time being an important member of New Zealand hockey teams.

Reason: Ah, the warmth of Hoylake memories

Rory McIlroy


OPINION: In winter Mark Reason finds his mind warming itself on summery thoughts the pub and the seaside links of Britain.

Jeremy Brockie out to score against West Ham

Jeremy Brockie

Phoenix striker would like nothing more than to find the back of the net against West Ham at Eden Park tonight.

Samoa to chase ex All Blacks for national team

Mils Muliaina

Samoa could have a small number of former All Blacks take the field against New Zealand in Apia.

Cyclist Greg Henderson overcoming knee woes

Mark Elliott

Lotto-Belisol professional is continuing to progress well towards the Commonwealth Games road race.

Newcastle Utd clash a 'dream' for Ben Sigmund

Ben Sigmund

Ben Sigmund wants Wellington Phoenix fans to come out in force and support the players against EPL giants West Ham.

Noeline Taurua slams influx of foreign coaches

Noeline Taurua

Former Silver Fern fears the hiring of another Australian at a NZ netball franchise will deter aspiring Kiwi coaches.

Glasgow does little to give Games away


A rip-roaring opening ceremony is needed to finally spark things up in Scotland's largest city.

Kiwis trialling athletes village performance hub

Kiwi team

Fred Woodcock tours the athletes village in Glasgow, including a performance centre in the Kiwis' area.

Crusaders must counter moving maul - Crockett

Wyatt Crockett

Wyatt Crockett sounds like a physics teacher as tries to de-mystify the task of demolishing the Sharks' mauls.

Warriors drop David Fusitu'a after poor display

David Fusitu'a

Warriors wing David Fusitu'a is one of two players dropped for Sunday's huge game against the Sea Eagles.

Crashes land Shane Archbold in pursuit team

Shane Archbold

Two crashes in the past six weeks have created an opening in the New Zealand pursuit team for Shane Archbold.

Wesley arrival gives Breakers food for thought

Tai Wesley

Breakers coach Dean Vickeman has some thinking to do after yesterday's signing of Sharks standout Tai Wesley.

Partner's plight spurs triathlete Andrea Hewitt

Andrea Hewitt

Kiwi triathlon medal hope believes her triathlete partner's health scare may have helped her quest for gold in Glasgow.

Track cyclists ready to make mark in Glasgow

Dylan Kennett, Piet Bulling, Aaron Gate, Shane Archbold and Marc Ryan

The NZ track cycling squad are looking forward to displaying the gains they've made since February's world championships.

Judokas just happy to be on Games docket

Ryan Dill-Russell

The New Zealand judo team are going to make the most of their Commonwealth Games opportunity.

Doubles duty an anomaly for squash players

NZ squash team

Squash doubles is sport's version of a leap year.

Relaxed criteria gives swimmers experience

Matthew Stanley, Lauren Boyle, Glenn Snyders

Swimming NZ's Games qualification stance will look contradictory when competition starts on Thursday.

Kiwis largely the underdogs with bookmakers

NZ Sevens team

Shot put and sevens are New Zealand's best bets for gold in Glasgow - according to bookmakers.

Competition high within NZ track sprint team

Simon van Velthooven

Simon van Velthooven will forgo the lucrative Japanese keirin league in a bid to break into the NZ team sprint.

Joelle ready to be King of the Glasgow court

Joelle King

Joelle King believes she's mentally prepared to reach expectations when she starts her campaign in Glasgow.

Real Madrid sign Colombian James Rodriguez

 James Rodriguez

Real Madrid have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez from Monaco.

Swimmer Lauren Boyle's dad stuck in Siberia

Lauren Boyle

Swimmer Lauren Boyle's father is stranded in Siberia after an emergency landing on his way to the Commonwealth Games.
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