Kevin Barry slams absent Hughie Fury as Joseph Parker refocuses

Bad blood continues to spill as Joseph Parker's trainer belittles no-show Brit's power and style.

Maria Sharapova makes winning return to tennis after 15-month doping ban

Russian tennis star scores a victory in her first match since the 2016 Australian Open.

Big Bash or bust for Nine in face of falling popularity in cricket on TV

ANALYSIS: It's the news no one at Cricket Australia expected after raking in TV riches for 40 years.

Burnley's Joey Barton hits out at FA over 18-month gambling ban

The veteran midfielder questions footballs ties with gambling.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga wary of Kiwis 'big four' spine for Anzac league test

The NZ Warriors quartet are expected to form the basis of the Kiwis line-up.

Rugby Southland survives financial battle following big 2016 surplus

Rugby Southland announces big 2016 financial surplus and finally has cash reserves in the bank.

Brisbane Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers crash out of Asian Champions League

Goalkeeper injured as Brisbane Roar eliminated from Asian Champions League in Thailand.

Australian Olympic Committee submits to independent review amid bullying claims

AOC will submit to an independent review of workplace practices prompted by complaints by former staff.

Newcastle and West Ham raided in football tax fraud investigation

"Several" people working in British professional football arrested on suspicion of tax fraud.

Unseasonal snow forces play to be abandoned in English county cricket second XI match

For once, something other than rain forces the abandonment of an English cricket match.

Southern Steel too classy for Northern Stars in ANZ Premiership

The Southern Steel steamrolled the Northern Stars 73-51 to remain unbeaten.

Josh Reynolds to replace Mitchell Moses at Wests Tigers

Josh Reynolds to join Ben Matulino at Wests Tigers.

Jeff Horn in with a shot against Manny Pacquiao says promoter Bob Arum

Manny Pacquiao says he'll be too quick for Jeff Horn.

Long-running pokie gambling fraud trial enters final stages

Crown alleges true control was concealed to deceive gambling authorities.

Snapchat pregnancy announcement 'an accident' - Serena Williams

Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy news, but hit the wrong button on Snapchat.

Kangaroos name strong squad for Kiwis test

Meninga opts for Darius Boyd, but says Billy Slater still has a future at international level.

New coach of Kiwi Ferns names six debutants for Anzac test against Australian Jillaroos

New head coach of NZ women's rugby league team includes number of fresh faces in squad for next week's Anzac test in Canberra.

Oklahoma City Thunder exit playoffs after loss to Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets advance as Steven Adams' and OKC Thunder's season ends.

Hayden Paddon on 'maximum attack' to get WRC season back on track at Rally Argentina

Kiwi driver crystal clear what approach will be as he bids to kick-start World Rally Championship season in Argentina.

Razvan Cojanu has the inside knowledge on Joseph Parker for WBO title fight

WBO champ has boxed 100 rounds with his new opponent but feels he doesn't know the real Razvan Cojanu.

Joseph Parker to take significant pay-cut against new opponent for WBO world heavyweight title defence

Kiwi boxer to be hit in pocket as economic realities of downsizing title fight in Auckland hit home.

101-year-old Man Kaur wins gold in 200m to achieve World Masters Games sprint double

Still think it's "too late to start"? Man Kaur's athletics career began at the age of 93.

Highlanders coach Tony Brown expecting Stormers to rally after 33-point thumping

Highlanders coach Tony Brown believes a 33-point loss to the Crusaders makes the Stormers more dangerous.

Frustrating start for Southland Sharks captain Duane Bailey in 2017 NBL

Duane Bailey admits he has been well below his best to date in the 2017 National Basketball League season.

Mainland Tactix miserable losing record over long time difficult to overcome

 Former Silver Ferns captain concerned about constant losing and lack of Canterbury netballers in Tactix.

British and Irish Lions tours to be reduced to eight games from 2021

Pressure brought to bear by English clubs to cut Lions tours by two matches.

Arise Dame Valerie: Shot put star rates her honour 'on a par' with Olympic gold

Valerie beams with pride after receiving her Damehood medal.

Wladimir 'Mt Everest' Klitschko warned over illegal 'jab and grab'

Self-styled Mt Everest of world boxing warned over illegal 'jab and grab' tactic ahead of Anthony Joshua title fight.

Brits match Team New Zealand after hooking up for informal drag race in Bermuda

Desperate to get a handle on TNZ's pedal-powered boat, Ben Ainslie Racing pull up alongside.

Chiefs loose forward Michael Leitch to play Super Rugby for the Sunwolves in 2019

Japan international and Chiefs loose forward Michael Leitch set for switch to Sunwolves in 2019.

Former All Black Murray Mexted says British and Irish Lions should be playing provincial unions

British and Irish Lions should be playing the provinces, not Super Rugby teams, ex-AB says.

Ben Matulino departure to Wests Tigers a 'deep cut' for the Warriors

Prop's departure for Ivan Cleary's Tigers from 2018 a big blow for the Warriors, team-mate says.

Dion Prewster thriving on new NBL challenge with Nelson Giants

Dion Prewster looking for better returns ahead for Nelson Giants.

History shows All Blacks must seriously consider Jordie Barrett for first Lions test

OPINION: Hurricanes fullback ready to face the Lions as an All Black, writes Paul Cully.

Wellington Phoenix deny making coaching offer to former England manager Stuart Pearce

Ex-England star Stuart Pearce won't be coaching the Wellington Phoenix.

Jake White: Overseas-based South African XV would beat Springboks

An offshore South African XV would beat the current Springboks, World Cup winning coach says.

Wanaka paddleboarder Annabel Anderson snags fifth Carolina Cup

Anderson back on track with paddle boarding after smashing her shoulder.

Kobe Bryant channels his inner Steve Urkel in slam poem: 'Did I do that?'

Retired NBA star finding his feet after basketball in comedy, "Did I do that?"

Kiwi wing Denny Solomona will 'go that extra mile for England' rugby league team and coach Eddie Jones

Born in NZ and capped for Samoa, but Denny Solomona will run through brick walls for Eddie Jones' England.

Maria Sharapova 'nervous' playing comeback at Stuttgart Open

Tennis superstar's return comes at a cost to others as she claims wild card entries.

Rugby's State of Origin plan stymied by Super Rugby cuts

Mooted annual 'State of Union' match between the Reds and Waratahs put on ice owing to Super Rugby cuts.

Hughie Fury fight licence uncertainty as renewal process lingers

Hughie Fury intrigue deepens as boxing authority reveals WBO contender's paperwork incomplete.

Joseph Parker to fight Razvan Cojanu in place of Hughie Fury

Joseph Parker's giant Romanian replacement fighter for Hughie Fury lands in Auckland.

Australia's Channel Nine urged to step away from cricket broadcasting

Australian TV network urged to ditch cricket broadcasts owing to annual $43m losses on it.

Golf goes against the TV decision review tide by moving to limit video evidence

Pro golfers will no longer be held accountable to the "degree of precision" TV technology provides.

Female rugby league fans hit back as commentator Phil Gould declares girls 'don't care'

The voice of rugby league pays for a foot in mouth moment during Anzac Day commentary.

Pakistan take series lead with victory in the first test against West Indies

West Indies walloped in Jamaica as Misbah seals the deal with consecutive sixes.

NZ Warriors prop Jacob Lillyman faces fine for high hit in loss to Melbourne Storm

Grade one careless high tackle sees Warriors prop Jacob Lillyman facing a fine.

Southern Steel's 200km challenge in march towards national netball league success

Six players live in Invercargill and the other four in Dunedin, but it's no problems for the Southern Steel.

Adelaide United snatch dramatic Asian Champions League draw at Gamba Osaka

‚ÄčAdelaide United twice come from behind against Gamba Osaka to record stunning ACL draw.
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