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Cowboys' comeback sees Manly slump to seventh straight NRL loss

Sea Eagles slump to their seventh straight NRL loss, but still make North Queensland work for their victory.

Sir Mark Todd named in New Zealand equestrian team for Rio Olympic Games

Sir Mark Todd will become New Zealand's oldest ever Olympic athlete at Rio.

Daryl Gibson wants Taqele Naiyaravoro to push for Wallabies starting spot

Daryl Gibson says returning Waratah Taqele Naiyaravoro can push for a starting Wallabies spot.

Parramatta Eels use World Cup as lure to convince Semi Radradra to snub French rugby

Eels boss Ian Schubert has confirmed the club has begun negotiations with the winger about a new long-term contract.

Waikato-BOP Magic outplayed by Queensland Firebirds in trans-Tasman netball league

24-goal loss shows just how far behind the trans-Tasman league's frontrunners they are at present.

Zac Guildford leaves the NSW Waratahs for 'wellbeing reasons'

Zac Guildford returns home as coach says 'his future lies in New Zealand'.

NSW picked the wrong team, says snubbed Canberra Raider Joey Leilua

Unwanted Canberra Raiders centre bemoans NSW State of Origin selections.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie won't start all his All Blacks against Crusaders in Fiji

Despite it being a crucial game for the Chiefs against the Crusaders in Fiji, coach Dave Rennie won't be starting all of his All Blacks.

Courtney Barnes up for challenge in competitive senior jockey ranks

South Island jockey looking for another star to boost her up to the next milestone.

Ryan Crotty expected to miss Crusaders' trip to Fiji, but Kieran Read raring to go

All Blacks captain Kieran Read will back up for the Crusaders in Fiji on Friday night, but Ryan Crotty is almost certain to miss the Chiefs clash.

Lionel Messi says he will retire from international football after Argentina loss

Lionel Messi says he is retiring from international football after losing the Copa America final to Chile.

Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater focused on 2017 NRL return

The Storm fullback is confident of being part of the Melbourne club next year.

The Hurricanes have adopted a unique mindset to cope with Super Rugby break

Hurricanes eager to pick up where they left off.

Australia win ODI tri-series with 58-run victory in the final over West Indies

Standout performances from Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh lead Australia to a 58-run win in the final.

Marc Hinton: Statement series for big movers Beauden Barrett and Israel Dagg

OPINION: Turns out the All Blacks' supersub is quite some starter as well.

Hurricanes confident of re-signing star playmaker Beauden Barrett

Beauden Barrett tipped to remain a Hurricane.

Chile clinch Copa America title in shootout

A title with Argentina has once again eluded Lionel Messi in the final of Copa America.

Sir Peter Leitch made life member of New Zealand Rugby League

Sir Peter Leitch's passionate support of league recognised with life membership by NZRL.

Gust Of Wind will visit Criterion on way to Melbourne Cup

New Zealand-owned Gust Of Wind chases history.

Lydia Ko powers away to win Arkansas Championship and claim 13th LPGA win

Kiwi golfer claims her third LPGA title of 2016 with a three shot win in the $2.8m NW Arkansas Championship.

Black Sticks finish last at Champions Trophy after loss to hosts Great Britain

NZ women's hockey team finish last at Champions Trophy after 4-3 loss to host Great Britain.

Tall Blacks blow lead in narrow loss to Iran in pre-Olympic qualifying hit-out

Poor final quarter costs Kiwi basketballers in defeat to Iran in warm-up for Olympic qualifiers.

Olympic Power Rankings: Valerie Adams & her quest for an historic golden hat-trick

Val Adams has had to deal with many challenges on the road to Rio, not the least of which has been her own mortality.

Kiwi track cyclist Matt Archibald makes sprint podium at Melbourne UCI event

Matt Archibald to carry strong form to Europe to make final push for Olympic selection.

Italy secure comeback win against Canada with a late penalty

Late 3-pointer secures a win for Italy in a see-sawing rugby test with Canada.

Zac Guildford leaves the NSW Waratahs - cutting short his Super Rugby season

Former All Blacks wing heading home to NZ early, cutting short his Super Rugby season.

All Blacks prop Joe Moody commits through to next Rugby World Cup

All Blacks loosehead prop signs on with NZ Rugby through until the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Shaun Johnson says Warriors can take confidence from Sharks defeat ahead of crucial Titans clash

Warriors can take confidence from heartbreaking extra time defeat, star half says.

Recap: Lydia Ko final round at NW Arkansas Championship on the LPGA Tour

Kiwi golfer wins her 13th LPGA title with victory in the $2.8m NW Arkansas Championship.

Eden Hazard inspires Belgium to 4-0 defeat of Hungary in round of 16 at Euro 2016

Belgium through to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals with an emphatic 4-0 win over Hungary.

Tour de France to crack down on hidden motors

Tour de France cracks down on hidden motors with "the very future of cycling hanging in the balance".

Big Wave Tour surfers take on the Puerto Escondido Challenge

Surfers grapple with huge waves in the Big Wave Tour's Puerto Escondido Challenge in Mexico.

'Bordering on the ridiculous': Hansen says global season can't come soon enough

ABs Moala, Crotty and Faumuina are injured and Steve Hansen's feeling frustration.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke continue dominance at final Rio Olympics build-up event

World champion Kiwi sailing duo seal big win in 49er class at final build-up event for Rio Olympic Games.

Scott Dixon slips to fourth in IndyCar standings after withdrawal at Road America

Kiwi driver goes from second to fourth on IndyCar ladder after mechanical issue forces withdrawal in Wisconsin.

Ireland can beat the All Blacks, lock Iain Henderson says

Historic win in South Africa has Ireland thinking they can do it again with a maiden win over the ABs.

Tyson Fury 'is our leader' - fans chant for Jager bombs as boxer buys the drinks

'Jager bomb' chants break out in French bar as boxer spends over $1500 on drinks for English football fans.

England v Sri Lanka third ODI abandoned due to rain

England chase of Sri Lanka's 248 called off as the covers come on in heavy rain in Bristol.

Miller masters treacherous Assen track for maiden MotoGP win

Jack Miller becomes the first rider of an independent team to win a MotoGP race since 2006.

Euro 2016: Germany cruise into last eight with easy win over Slovakia

Germany have cemented their status as European Championship favourites, cruising into the final eight.

Euro 2016: Iceland coach likens team to an 'army' taking on England

Coach says his "army" feels ready to go into battle in a David vs Goliath clash with England at Euro 2016.

Defending champ Serena Williams at Wimbledon, ready to end losing streak

After failing to win the last three Grand Slams, top-ranked Serena Williams is focused on retaining her title.

Euro 2016: France defeat 10-man Ireland, secure spot in final eight

Antoine Griezmann's double defeats 10-man Ireland, securing the hosts a spot in the Euro 2016 final eight.

World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury denies doping allegation

World heavyweight champion "baffled" by allegations he is under investigation for steroid use, promoter says.

Hamilton and Rosberg getting along swimmingly, thanks to shared pool

Struggling Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with Nico Rosberg is "surprisingly" good now, thanks to their shared swimming pool.

Wests Tigers comeback falls short as Melbourne Storm hold on for victory

Tigers run in four second-half tries but Storm hold on for victory.

Semi Radradra's leave extended but expected back at Parramatta on Wednesday

Star winger's leave extended, but will he show up on Wednesday?

Canberra Raiders on a roll after victory over Gold Coast Titans

Canberra Raiders close in on NRL top four with win over the Gold Coast Titans.

NRL referees boss Tony Archer backs bunker penalty try ruling against Warriors

Referees boss says call to award penalty try against Warriors was the right one.
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