As he prepares for his big day, Joseph Parker hasn't forgotten those who helped him along the way.
Sport's top court upholds six-year ban for ethics violations by the disgraced former world football chief.
After three years turning around Irish side Connacht, former Blues coach Pat Lam is heading to England.
OPINION: Pre-Christmas one-day cricket internationals don't work because people don't warm to them, writes Greg Baum.
Tupou Neiufi,15, was left with a serious brain injury by a hit-and-run driver - but she has forgiven them.
Shane van Gisbergen strongly denies sexism behind his 2012 departure from Stone Brothers Racing.
No Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier style pre-fight sparks here.
NFL star benched for not wearing a tie when he arrived at the stadium.
Coach Mike Hesson lauds Martin Guptill, demands improvement in run chases.
Americans not sure about cricket but rave about Aussie captain's amazing catch.
Colin Munro gained confidence from Sydney but lost his favourite cricket bat.
Shane van Gisbergen will be racing again in Malaysia this week, then off to America.
OPINION: Timing of Wellington Phoenix coach's resignation a shock but he always had the club's best interests at heart.
John Key was cheering from the sidelines for many great sporting moments.
Nelson College have fallen just short of an epic win on day one of the First XV Cup cricket tournament.
Stephen Fleming says the secret to his success as a Twenty20 coach is simple - "I don't really care".
Christchurch Boys' open with win.
OPINION: Channel Nine's insufferable commentary team cast a pall over cricket.
Paul Forrest catches up with fellow rider who saved his life during a race.
Bad night for Steven Adams; another historic one for his illustrious Oklahoma City Thunder team-mate Russell Westbrook.
A tough year has had a silver lining for apprentice jockey Hayley Bennet.
Mark Rudan tipped as Phoenix favoured candidate.
Roland Dane doesn't mind if Shane van Gisbergen keeps the number 97 on his car.
No superstitions for Mexican heavyweight who declares touching prize adds to his motivation to beat Joseph Parker
If SA Rugby issued as SOS to NZ rugby coaches, which Kiwi could salvage the Springboks?
The Southland women's golf team are taking it one game at a time heading into the NZ interprovincial golf tournament.
Eddie Jones not content with a big first year - he's after back-to-back Six Nations titles.
OPINION: A sadly too familiar poor start in Australia for the Black Caps now needing 2/2 to keep the cup.
Coach takes "full responsibility" for team's slump to the bottom of the A-League.
Ramon Tribulietx an option for Phoenix?
Strong connections to former champ crucial to Kiwi's chances of winning WBO heavyweight title on Saturday night.
New Kiwi shot put talent emerges as Ryan Ballantyne sets the bar worldwide for U-18s in 2016.
Xterra arch rivals will race side by side over 150km, high country, adventure race course around Wanaka.
Four straight defeats leave Paul Henare's Kiwi ANBL club needing to take a long, hard look in the mirror.
Joseph Parker's heavyweight boxing title rival claims fighting in NZ has already cost him on the scorecard.
Daniel Ricciardo's bosses at Red Bull have ruled out releasing the Australian driver to join Mercedes as Nico Rosberg's replacement.
"We talked about easing into it, and his first over he bowled 152kmh," Black Caps coach says.
Plenty for Tiger Woods to smile about after scoring the most birdies in his pro golf comeback.
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama wins Hero World Challenge as Tiger Woods delivers the good, bad and ugly in comeback tournament.
Canterbury open their Super Smash campaign with a loss to the central Stags in New Plymouth.
Kiwi V8 driver has mixed feelings about heading off onto his next challenge in motorsport.
The Australian PGA is looking to boost its Championship event with more world-class players.
Chiefs mentor believed to be shortlisted to replace the embattled Springboks head coach.
Australia captain confesses "bizarre" feeling before snaring freakish 0.6-seconds catch.
Wallabies' search for a match-winning strategy begins as star flanker heads off on sabbatical.
Coach optimistic Phoenix will still make the playoffs despite slumping to the bottom of the A-League.
Late penalty brings home side level as Jose Mourinho's team continues to fail to get the job done in the EPL.
Brilliant Martin Guptill century not enough as Australia nab first win of Chappell-Hadlee series.
After surviving an early lbw shout to carry Australia to victory, captain Steve Smith admits: "I think it was out".
Australian skipper Steve Smith insists controversial Glenn Maxwell remains available for the second one-dayer against New Zealand.