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Northern Knights shocked by lowly Volts

The Knights may still need another win to be assured a place in the T20 playoffs after a five-wicket loss to Otago.

Brisbane Roar sack head coach Mike Mulvey

Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey has been sacked just six months after steering the A-League club to the double.

Kiwi contingent off the pace at Australian Masters

Josh Geary the best of a bad Kiwi bunch at the Australian Masters, finishing even par in a tie for 40th in Melbourne.

Manny Pacquiao routs Chris Algieri to defend title

Manny Pacquiao knocked down American challenger Chris Algieri six times to retain his welterweight title in Macau.

Firebirds chase downs Stags total for T20 win

Wellington finish weekend with two wins after beating Central Districts by six wickets at Westpac Stadium today.

Pakistan's Maqsood to miss New Zealand ODIs

Pakistan's Sohaib Maqsood ruled out of next month's one-day series against New Zealand due to a wrist injury. 

Lionel Messi breaks La Liga goal record

Lionel Messi became the top goalscorer in La Liga history with a hat-trick as Barcelona swept aside Sevilla 5-1.

How the All Blacks players rated against Wales

Toby Robson and Richard Knowler deliver their verdict on the men in black after their 34-16 win over Wales in Cardiff.

Robson: Five-eighth lessons learned on the job

OPINION: Beauden Barrett offered a far from perfect performance at first five-eighth, but he did enough to book a ticket to the RWC.

Haka happiness for victorious All Blacks

A roaring haka rang from the changing rooms honouring Richie McCaw and Keven Mealamu.
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Wales cop press flak for latest loss to All Blacks

Number 61 gets a going over in the British media as Wales’ winless run against the All Blacks stretches to 61 years.

England show solidarity with Samoa after win

England and Samoa stand united at Twickenham in protest at political rugby turmoil in the Pacific nation.

England too strong for Samoa at Twickenham

England have warmed up for next weekend's clash against the Wallabies with a 28-9 victory over Samoa at Twickenham.

Argentina drop kick their way to victory in Paris

Four drop goals, three from Nicolas Sanchez, steered Argentina to a third straight win over France in Paris.

Hansen rejects Gatland's claim All Blacks 'rattled'

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen gives his Welsh counterpart a verbal tickle-up over quips about his victorious team.

Lydia Ko curiously close to million dollar pay day

Kiwi golfer can win the LPGA Tour's Order of Merit with a top final round at the Tour Championship.

Football Ferns fall to estimable France

Football Ferns coach encouraged by team's efforts after a narrow 2-1 defeat to world No 4 France in Laval.

Evans finishes fourth in GP2 drivers' championship

Kiwi racing car driver ace confirms his final placing in GP2 drivers' championship with a podium finish in Abu Dhabi.

Retallick named world rugby player of the year

Powerful All Blacks lock becomes the fourth Kiwi to win top rugby award. | ABs beat Wales

All Blacks tour finishes with a win over Wales

All Blacks' reputation as rugby's cruellest team remains intact after late flurry of tries secures win.

We will fix recruiting, say Warriors front office

Warriors powerbrokers admit club made mistakes with signings - but vow to sort out the recruitment process.

Best still yet to come from Kiwis, says Foran

Kieran Foran believes the Four Nations win over Australia was just the start of what this team can achieve.

Kiwis could be best in history - former coaches

The Kiwis are on the verge of being one of the best in our history but will not peak until the 2017 World Cup.

Loss to Ireland spells Wallabies tour trouble

Wallabies are on the verge of their worst spring tour of Europe in almost a decade after narrow loss to Ireland.

Pakistan batsman Shehzad fit for NZ ODIs

Player who suffered a skull fracture from a Corey Anderson bouncer will be back for Pakistan next month.

Springbok Bakkies Botha bows out of test rugby

South Africa lock renowned for his fearsome physical presence goes out on "his terms", retiring from test rugby.

Chelsea coast over West Brom; Man City win

Chelsea coasted to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion to maintain their unbeaten start to Premier League season.

Springboks lacklustre in victory over Italians

Bryan Habana adds some respectability to the scoreline, but South Africa otherwise unconvincing in win over Italy.

Rampant Scotland crush Tonga in five-try rout

Scotland ran in five tries and conceded none to run up an emphatic 37-12 win over Tonga, their second victory in three November test matches.

Veteran picks McLaughlin as driver to watch

V8s veteran Craig Lowndes believes Scott McLaughlin will be one of the main challengers to Red Bull Racing.

Latham cure to Black Caps' early headaches

The darting eyes and the furrowed brow of Tom Latham show a glimpse into the batsman's steely resolve.

Scrum guru Cron favours quiet way forward

Mike Cron shouldn't have been on duty with the All Blacks at Millennium Stadium.

Switzerland on brink of Davis Cup final triumph

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka claim doubles rubber to put Switzerland one win away from Davis Cup.

NZ Breakers' Corey Webster seizes moment

Dean Vickerman didn't even have to say a word to his most natural scorer, Corey Webster.

Parker can shape up but told not to square up

Trainer Kevin Barry is challenging Joseph Parker to produce the most calculated bout of his career.

No half-measures for ABs No 9 Aaron Smith

Dialled in. That's how Aaron Smith describes the moment the ball arrives in his hands.

Reason: No mavericks on good ship 'McHesson'

OPINION: Jesse Ryder is a boat rocker and Mike Hesson doesn't want one. It's NZ's loss, says Mark Reason.

All Black Sonny Bill Williams plans boxing return

All Black Sonny Bill Williams is eyeing a return to the boxing ring in early 2015.

France's Top 14 rugby to be streamed live in NZ

Online streaming company Coliseum have secured full rights to France’s Top 14.

Fit Dan Carter is still the All Blacks' best No 10

As the All Blacks' season comes to a close here are 10 burning questions heading into World Cup year.

All Whites seek eligible players from abroad

All Whites coach Anthony Hudson to investigate leads on at least two overseas players with potential Kiwi eligibility.

Wellington Phoenix still lack quality marksman

The lack of a reliable goal-scorer is hampering the Wellington Phoenix's otherwise improved season.

Black Caps earn some respect after Dubai test

If the second test against Pakistan in Dubai was about nothing else, it was about earning respect.

Boxing community hits out at police attention

A police crackdown on boxers over their criminal history has resulted in fighters being knocked out of events.

Double-bogeys blunt McIlroy's charge in Dubai

Rory McIlroy made double bogeys on successive holes to slip four strokes back at DP World Tour Championship.

Rosberg beats Hamilton for pole in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg beat title favourite Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the decisive Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

Victorious Kali Meehan is sceptical of Tua fight

Heavyweight Kali Meehan sees "no glory" in fighting David Tua after ending the career of Shane Cameron.

Agassi says Kei Nishikori will win grand slams

Andre Agassi has labelled rising Japanese star Kei Nishikori one of the 'greatest shot-makers' in tennis history.

Serbian basketball fan killed in Istanbul fight

Serbia expressed outrage after a Red Star Belgrade basketball fan was stabbed to death in Istanbul.

12 players banned for Indonesian football farce

The Indonesian Football Association banned 12 players and officials who competed to score own goals in a farcical match last month.
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