Five-minute blitz wins series for United States

Blacks Sticks

Three goals in five minutes has allowed the US to secure a 3-2 series win over the women's Black Sticks.

Wanganui beat North Otago to win Lochore Cup

Simon Dibben

Wanganui defied their fourth seeding to win the Lochore Cup with a hard fought 14-12 win over North Otago

Live: Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets

Tom Doyle

Follow our coverage from the Westpac Stadium as the Wellington Phoenix host the Newcastle Jets.

NZ complete Davis Cup win over Chinese Taipei

Marcus Daniell

New Zealand have completed a 4-1 Davis Cup tennis victory over Chinese Taipei in Christchurch.

Leeds manager Milanic sacked after 32 days

Darko Milanic

Leeds owner fires his second manager this season, with Darko Milanic dismissed after 32 days.

Female pitcher Davis delights baseball fans

Mo'ne Davis

Female pitcher Mo'ne Davis has continued her remarkable journey on the biggest baseball stage of all.

Confident Kiwis full of self-belief after big win

Gerard Beale

Beale had a sense "something special" was going to happen in Brisbane on Saturday night. | NZ wing linked to Warriors

'Vindicated' Beale looks to move on from scandal

Kurtley Beale

Wallabies back Kurtley Beale says he feels ''vindicated'' just days after being fined $50,000 by the ARU.

Impressive Kiwis leave Kearney with tough decisions

Lewis Brown

Kiwis coach expects a headache as he tinkers with his winning side to make room for Issac Luke.

NZ Rugby relaxed about potential loss of star ABs

Richie McCaw

NZ Rugby boss relaxed about losing up to six high-profile All Blacks after next year's World Cup.

Confidence high in NZ Davis Cup team

Marcus Daniell

After a strong showing in Christchurch, Marcus Daniell believes NZ can cause some boilovers in the Davis Cup.

Steven Alker has solid day at McGladrey Classic

Steven Alker

Steven Alker drops into share of 48th place after third round of PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic.

Another England centre in doubt for ABs test

Luther Burrell

England centre Luther Burrell is in doubt for next month's clash with the All Blacks after suffering a hand injury.

Reason: Cherish the haka but respect rivals

Junior Kiwis haka

MARK REASON - Sunday Star Times

OPINION: The haka is something to cherish, writes Mark Reason, but we shouldn't be sanctimonious about it.

Swiss ease for hometown hero Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer defied a 33-ace onslaught from Ivo Karlovic to reach his ninth straight final at the Swiss Indoors.

Andy Murray through to final in Valencia

Andy Murray

Scot inches closer to securing a berth at next month's World Tour finals after beating David Ferrer in Valencia.

Hayden Paddon improves to ninth in Spain

Hayden Paddon

Kiwi rally ace Hayden Paddon has improved to ninth after day two of the WRC's Rally de Espana.

Kiwis utility back Beale linked to Warriors

Gerard Beale

Kiwis back Gerard Beale could be squeezed out of St George Illawarra and has been linked to the Warriors.

No joy for Suarez, Real Madrid claim 'Clasico'

Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez

Real Madrid trimmed Barcelona's lead at the top of La Liga to one point after 'Clasico' victory.

The Price is right at four-star event in France

Jonelle Price

New Zealand eventer Jonelle Price is on track for another good finish at the season-opening Pau event in France.

No cartwheels for Kiwis coach despite shock win

Lewis Brown

Kiwis say there's work to do despite stunning Four Nations upset win over Kangaroos in Brisbane.

West Ham stun EPL giants Manchester City

Diafra Sakho

West Ham United maintained their impressive start to the season, beating champions Manchester City.

Cricketers get shielded from corruption threat

Brendon McCullum

Domestic cricketers to be shielded from public during matches as the sport cracks down on corruption.

All Blacks have some room for improvement

Dan Carter

Liam Napier runs the rule over the All Blacks strengths and weaknesses ahead of their end of year tour.

Gold Coast victory makes up for Bathurst end

Shane van Gisbergen

Shane Van Gisbergen said victory went some way toward making amends for his disastrous end to Bathurst.

Kangaroos outclassed by Kiwis, says Smith

Cameron Smith

Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith was blunt in his assessment of what went wrong for Australia.

Kane Williamson pads up for long swat summer

Kane Williamson

He's been battered by injuries but Black Caps linchpin Kane Williamson is just weeks away from a welcome return.

Black Caps stare down barrel of series defeat

Jesse Ryder

The spectre of Jesse Ryder looms large over Black Caps batsmen as the side stares down the barrel of a series defeat.

England side tough task for Wai's Silver Ferns

Bailey Mes


It's one thing for the Silver Ferns to lose to Australia but would be quite another if they learned nothing from it.

Randell: Plenty of intrigue in ABs' touring side

Victor Vito

TANE RANDELL - Sunday News

OPINION: Collectively, this end-of-year tour is a rehearsal for next year's World Cup. Individually, the motivations are very different.

Kiwis' father figure Eastwood relishes his role

Greg Eastwood

Veteran Kiwis interchange forward Greg Eastwood is taking some of the younger players coming through under his wing.

Breakers import Ibekwe aims to bounce back

Ekene Ibekwe

New Breakers import Ekene Ibekwe hopes his side can rediscover their form in pivotal NBL clash today in Wollongong.

Glimpse of RWC year through test window

Julian Savea

Steve Hansen calls this northern tour a "semi dry run" for next year's World Cup.

New Zealand Cricket deal to bring in money

Lindsay Crocker

NZC looks set for a bumper pay day as it finalises its next eight years of touring, including a "royal year".

Wilson: ABs 'a couple of notches below' 2013

All Blacks

JEFF WILSON - Sunday Star Times

OPINION: Now the ABs have wrapped up the southern hemisphere season, it's a good time to make assessments and hand out a few awards.

Phoenix coach Merrick focused on tangibles

Ernie Merrick

It's sound methods and repetition, not confidence and luck, that Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick believes in.

Tributes flow as Murphy breaks the 200 barrier

Greg Murphy

DAVID LONG - Sunday News

Even before the racing began at the Gold Coast 600 yesterday New Zealand driver Greg Murphy was receiving accolades.

Warriors snub fuelled Hiku's need to succeed

Peta Hiku

Kiwis fullback Peta Hiku said being dumped from the Warriors gave him the determination to succeed.

Kemp: Management must shoulder the blame

Reni Maitua

TONY KEMP - Sunday News

OPINION: It is really poor management that resulted in Samoan players getting into trouble on eve of Four Nations.

Well-travelled Carmont joins Warriors reserves

Stacey Jones

DAVID LONG - Sunday News

Willie Swann and George Carmont have been appointed as Stacey Jones' assistants for next year's Warriors reserve grade side.

Tamanivalu sets sights on 2015 All Black jersey

Seta Tamanivalu

Taranaki midfield sensation Seta Tamanivalu is on All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's radar for next year.

SBW to start against USA Eagles in Chicago

Sonny Bill Williams

LIAM NAPIER - Sunday News

Sonny Bill Williams' return will headline an experimental side that takes on the United States in Chicago this week.

Heavy hitter Vaitele Soi to join Super 8 lineup

Crispin Anderlini

LIAM NAPIER - Sunday News

Undefeated Samoan prospect Vaitele Soi to appear in Sky Arena's cruiserweight Super 8 tournament next month.

Australia staring at heavy test defeat in Dubai

Younis Khan

Australia are staring at a heavy loss in the first test against Pakistan after the re-emergence of their woes against spin.

Williams gets revenge chance against Halep

Serena Williams

Just days after being thrashed by Simona Halep, Serena Williams gets a chance to avegne the loss in Singapore.

Berisha earns Victory 5-2 Melbourne derby win

Besart Berisha

Melbourne Victory strikers old and new combine for 5-2 A-League derby win over Melbourne City.

Wanderers riding luck to take ACL final lead

Tomi Juric

Western Sydney Wanderers are just a win or draw away from claiming the Asian Champions League title.

Johnson inspires Kiwis to Four Nations win

Shaun Johnson

Shaun Johnson inspires Kiwis to emphatic 30-12 victory over the Kangaroos in Brisbane.

Dramatic victory for Taranaki in NPC final

Waisake Naholo

Home advantage meant a lot to Taranaki as they triumphed in an action-packed season finale.

Brilliant colt Adelaide triumphs at the Cox Plate

Ryan Moore

Irish maestro Aidan O'Brien became the first European raider to win the Cox Plate on his colt Adelaide.
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