Anthony Mundine says he hopes to earn a shot at superstar Floyd Mayweather by the end of next year.
Embattled spinner Graeme Swann is adamant England is not scared of Mitchell Johnson.
Lydia Ko climbe to career-high fourth on the official women's golf rankings after weekend win.
Kane Williamson is confirmed to return, leaving a decision on the final pace bowling spot for the second test.
Pat Lam has lead his Irish side, Connacht, to a shock humbling of European giants Toulouse in France.
Leonardo DiCaprio has joined forces with an electric car company to enter a team in the new Formula E racing series.
Young Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin has been named rookie of the year in the cut-throat V8 Supercars scene.
Taranaki joins the Chiefs Super rugby franchise under a new licence issued by the NZRU.
Germany's Julia Goerges will return to Auckland's WTA tennis tournament next year along with Andrea Hlaváčková.
Hika Elliot's brain was telling his legs what to do, but they wouldn't. The problem was his neck.
Manly and Kiwis five-eighth Kieran Foran has been named New Zealand Rugby League player of the year.
JUSTIN CHADWICK - AAPIf England found it tough going against Mitchell Johnson in Brisbane and Adelaide, they're set to experience a whole new level of pain.
DJ Campbell is one of the six people arrested in English football's latest match-fixing investigation.
MARTYN HERMAN - ReutersDavid Moyes said Manchester United's players are hurting after consecutive Premier League defeats.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsOne chapter has ended, another is about to start.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThese are awkward times for Kiwi boxer Shane Cameron and his American opponent Brian Minto.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Breakers remain adamant their season is still salvageable after making their worst start in eight years.
JOHN LEICESTER - APThe World Cup may be great for planet football, but it isn't so good for planet Earth.
JOHN PYE - (Live Matches)Mitchell Johnson and Ben Stokes have been cleared of misconduct over a collision in the second Ashes test.
MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ NewsReal-time Snicko is set to join Hot Spot in third umpire Paul Reiffel's kitbag for tomorrow's second cricket test.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsKiwi caddy and speedway enthusiast Steve Williams reckons a touch of divine intervention could have been at play in the latest Saloon Speedweek round.
The IOC is finalising a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi.
Lydia Ko's public funding is under review and almost certain to be reduced in the wake of her first big pay day.
Peter Fulton has seen a few Basin Reserve pitches in his time, but nothing quite like this.
IAN RANSOM - ReutersAustralia in strong position to win first Ashes series in seven years after 218-run victory over England.
IAN RANSOM - ReutersAustralia's turnaround has been the culmination of hard grind and Mitchell Johnson finding himself in a supportive attack, according to Michael Clarke.
BEN STANLEY - © Fairfax NZ NewsBig money Warriors signing Sam Tomkins insists he doesn't have a positional preference at his new club.
A wintry wonderland of games featured in NFL action with snow impacting several contests, while the Denver Broncos reached the playoffs and the Indianapolis Colts claimed the AFC South title.
Bernard Tomic says his controversial father, John, and his new tennis coach are developing a good early bond.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsDaryl Tuffey's cricket club dedicates latest win to him as ICC investigates match-fixing allegations.
ANDREW DOWNIE - ReutersOne year out from hosting the World Cup, Brazil football fans stage savage riot.
Tiger Woods loses in playoff to Zach Johnson at Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
TALES AZZONI - APA Brazilian league match was stopped for more than an hour after fans started fighting in the stands.
SAMUEL PETREQUIN - APThree people have been arrested after a second investigation into UK football match-fixing was launched.
MANUELE LANG - ReutersLindsey Vonn finished fifth in a World Cup Super-G on Sunday to complete a successful return to the slopes.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsKayla Sharland celebrated her 200th game in style for the Black Sticks as they beat China 1-0.
Everton substitute Gerard Deulofeu scored six minutes from time to salvage a deserved 1-1 draw at Arsenal.
GERALD IMRAY - APThomas Bjorn carved out two eagles in his last nine holes to come from behind and win the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Emotional South Africa have beaten the New Zealand Sevens team 17-14 to claim their home title.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has no regrets about gambling on the Dunedin weather and emerging with a frustrating test draw.
The West Indies team are improving and the talent is there, but there is something intrinsically wrong with the sport in the Caribbean, says Richie Richardson.
It was supposed to be a celebration of CJ Bruton's career. Instead it turned into a nightmare.
LOGAN SAVORY - © Fairfax NZ NewsSpeculation about a Shane Cameron-Joseph Parker showdown is gathering momentum.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: It was as if the claps of thunder around University Oval were sadistic applause from the cricketing gods.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsChasing 154 off 22 overs is eminently achievable in Twenty20 cricket - but a lot harder in a first-class game.
MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe West Indies had every right to feel buoyant about their cricket tour of New Zealand yesterday, until they stepped on the plane to Wellington.
SAM WORTHINGTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsPhoenix coach Ernie Merrick will try to sign a goalscoring midfielder during the January transfer window.
MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ NewsBasin Reserve curator Brett Sipthorpe believes he's produced a pitch to suit the New Zealand team this week.
FRED WOODCOCK - © Fairfax NZ NewsLydia Ko is a tournament winner in just her second start since turning professional.
Australia ended a rare display of defiance by England's middle order batsmen to push to the brink of victory.