Hasim Amla and Faf du Plessis shine as South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs

South Africa put one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals by batting past the 400-run mark again.

Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff to take part in two free practice sessions

Williams test driver Susie Wolff will take part in Friday practice sessions at this year's British and Spanish GPs.

Tweet fuels talk of Marion Bartoli return to professional tennis

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has sparked speculation of a return from retirement.

Colin Munro puts in timely ton to give Auckland advantage over Canterbury

Auckland batsman Colin Munro set his team up to leave Canterbury a testing victory target for outright success.

Up and coming Sione Mata'utia won't face Warriors for Newcastle Knights

Sione Mata'utia has missed out on a place in the Knights line-up for Saturday's clash with the Warriors.

Blues coach Sir John Kirwan remains optimistic despite poor start to Super Rugby season

Sir John Kirwan has remained steadfastly positive despite the Blues’ trials and tribulations so far this season.

New faces galore for New Zealand Warriors' clash with Newcastle Knights

Five players will make their first NRL appearances for the Warriors against the Knights in Newcastle.

Jarryd Hayne signs practice squad deal with San Francisco 49ers

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has secured an NFL futures contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

Mika Vukona's value vital for NZ Breakers in ANBL finals series

Mika Vukona wants to end his career at the Breakers and the Breakers should want that too.

Rock Diva to become one of New Zealand's best stayers, says trainer Tony Pike

Trainer Tony Pike believes Rock Diva has peaked perfectly to start proving the point in tomorrow's $500k Auckland Cup at Ellerslie.

Prop Benn Robinson set for Waratahs milestone

Benn Robinson can barely believe he will become the NSW Waratahs' most-capped player in Saturday night's Super Rugby derby against Queensland.

Mainland Tactix 'sexist' radio ad taken off the air

Netball team scraps "Tall girls, long legs, short skirts, lots of bounce" radio ad.

Live: Cricket World Cup ODI 24: South Africa vs Ireland #SAvIRE

Live coverage of South Africa taking on Ireland in the Cricket World Cup at Manuka Oval, Canberra.

Brad Hogg turns on Australia; picks Black Caps-India World Cup final

Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has tipped a Black Caps-India World Cup final.

Houston Rockets star James Harden suspended a game for kicking LeBron James below the belt

James Harden has been suspended one game without pay for kicking superstar LeBron James in the groin.

NRL makes slight changes to two-referee system

The NRL has announced changes aimed at improving refereeing in 2015, including nominating a senior referee.

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker targets early stoppage against American Jason Pettaway

Kiwi heavyweight will "let his hands go" from the opening bell against Jason Pettaway on Thursday night.

Parramatta Eels discuss pre-season game in US to capitalise on Jarryd Hayne's NFL contract

Parramatta Eels look at holding a pre-season game in the US to capitalise on the former fullback Jarryd Hayne's profile.

Former All Black Rene Ranger to leave France and return home after signing with the Blues

Former All Black granted early release from Montpellier and expected to be back in Auckland by the middle of the year.

Nervous Australia 'overawed' by Eden Park atmosphere

Nerves got the better of Australia's batting lineup in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand.

Kiwis forward Adam Blair confident he can turn back the clock for the Brisbane Broncos

Adam Blair stands convinced the past few years have made him a better man. Now he is determined to become a better player.

Strong Kiwi flavour for UFC event card in Adelaide

Mark Hunt’s headline act at the UFC event in Adelaide in May will top a triple treat for New Zealand MMA fans.

Liam Napier: Australia should show the Black Caps a little more respect

OPINION: It's an insult New Zealand has only played Australia in 20 ODIs outside of ICC events during the last decade.

Football Ferns say they are prepared for everything Spain will throw at them

Football Ferns ready to roll against Spain as preparations for the World Cup continue.

Michael Hendry gunning for three straight NZ PGA titles

Michael Hendry is hoping to join Kel Nagle by becoming only the second golfer to win three straight NZ PGA Championships. 

Graeme Hart slips a place on Forbes rich list, Bill Gates tops

Packaging tycoon Graeme Hart falls four places to 195 in Forbes ranking, one of just two Kiwis.

Top-100 ranked Japanese golfer Hiroshi Iwata to play New Zealand Open

The NZ Open will have its highest ranked player since 2006 with confirmation Japan’s Hiroshi Iwata will tee up.

Journeyman pro retracts Tiger Woods drug test rumour

Journeyman golfer Dan Olsen has retracting inflammatory allegations that Tiger Woods failed a drug test.

Ireland has faith in plans to stop blazing batsman AB de Villiers

Minnow meets master-blaster today, but Ireland have a plan for SA captain's "jaw-dropping" form.

Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has offered advance revenue payments to Sauber, Force India and Lotus.

Black Caps top key Cricket World Cup statistics

Star quartet of McCullum, Southee, Boult and Vettori dominating opposition halfway through CWC pool play.

1st5R: Rating Super Rugby's playmakers - week three

An irresistible early Super Rugby season from Chiefs No 10 puts him top of the Kiwi pile.

Winston Reid: No excuses for football fan racism

All Whites skipper shares his distaste for football racism, but notes he's never been a victim of it.

Ireland try to keep a lid on sky-high expectations

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt drew on the boisterous home crowd for inspiration in a pre-match team talk against England.

James O'Connor presents as a puzzle to Waratahs, says Rod Kafer

The limited time James O'Connor has spent playing at No 10 might encourage the Waratahs to regard him as a weak link.

Daniel Vettori tipped to coach Brisbane Heat in Australia's Big Bash League

Black Caps spinner set to take on coaching role with Big Bash team he's played for since 2011.

Jagmohan Dalmiya returns as head Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

Former ICC chief wins election unopposed to take control of the world's most powerful cricket board.

Gold Coast Titans players in cocaine scandal wait to here on playing future

Immediate playing future of league players embroiled in drug scandal in doubt as NRL waits on police information.

Paul Gallen: Greg Bird's in a lonely place

Titans star "wasn't the best" when news of his drug charges broke, close friend Paul Gallen says.

Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of under-age sex offence

England footballer arrested on suspicion of having sex with an under-age girl.

Tottenham Hotspur heading to Australia for Sydney FC match

Barely a day or so after winding up their EPL campaign, Tottenham Hotspur will heading Down Under.

England Cricket World Cup loss to Sri Lanka loss worse than Kiwi crushing - Mike Atherton

Loss to Sri Lanka worse than 13-over thrashing by NZ as there was time to see how bad England is.

Padraig Harrington ends seven-year wait with Honda victory

Ireland golfer snaps seasons of struggle to claim victory in a playoff at the Honda Classic.

Tom Taylor signs with French Top 14 club Bayonne

Three-test All Blacks back joins the end of year exodus, signing a three-year deal with Bayonne.

Tsunami-ravaged Kamaishi to host Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup matches

Small town of 30,000 people to host matches at a Rugby World Cup boasting a $1.7b stadium in Tokyo.

Black Caps climb ODI rankings on back of Cricket World Cup successes

Fast bowling duo the big jumpers, but it's the veteran and young gun who rate best in team on the rise.

Lydia Ko's NZ Women's Open win boosts her lead as world No 1

Suggestion of playing in NZ hurting Kiwi teen's world golf ranking comes to naught as lead increases.

Michael Schumacher's teenage son Mick to race Formula 4

Former F1 world champ's 15-year-old son following in his father's footsteps, named to race Formula 4 this year.

Kei Nishikori nudges Andy Murray out of world tennis top four

Men's tennis "big four" might need to be a "big five" after Japan star edges past Briton in ATP rankings.
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