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Dan Carter shows he's still got speed with remarkable try-saving tackle

The 34-year-old shows incredible speed with this try-saving tackle to start new French season.

Cathrine Tuivaiti parts ways with Northern Mystics

Veteran shooter ends long association with Auckland-based team.

Pep Guardiola returning to Barcelona with Manchester City in Champions League

Pep Guardiola will return to the Nou Camp in the Champions League group stage with new club.

'Delusional' Wallabies need reality check ahead of Bledisloe Cup rematch with All Blacks

Former Australian wing challenges current side to forget their "blind faith" and admit they aren't good enough to beat All Blacks.

NFL culture foiled Jarryd Hayne, says Super Bowl winner Marshawn Lynch

Super Bowl winner says 'good athlete' couldn't cross cultural divide.

Valerie Adams defeats American rival, too late for an Olympic gold medal

Kiwi shot putter exacts some revenge on the woman she lost a gold medal to.

Australia and Japan to host women's sevens world series events

Two new venues for latest women's world series where NZ seek revenge on Australians.

Medal-winning Olympians level up with huge cash bonuses and free cars

Huge bonuses are on the cards for Olympic medallists around the world. Which country gives out the most?

US swimmer Ryan Lochte faces summons to return to Brazil for 'robbery' trial

Disgraced US swimmer will be ordered to return to Rio de Janeiro to face trial over fake "robbery" claim.

Rio Olympics 2016: Kenya removes Olympics committee over Rio performance

Kenya disbands its National Olympics Committee due to poor handling team at Rio Olympics.

Insurance company rejects A$1.2m payout for injured Eel Anthony Watmough

Parramatta forced to payment Anthony Watmough's contract as insurer deems injury pre-existing.

North Queensland Cowboys move into NRL's top-four after win over Bulldogs

Jason Taumalolo and Johnathan Thurston lead Cowboys to win over Bulldogs to move into top-four.

Recap: Canterbury Bulldogs v North Queensland Cowboys - NRL Round 25

Defending champs get jump on Canterbury Bulldogs for top-4 spot in NRL finals.

Otago beat Wellington 44-21 in national provincial match in Dunedin

Otago outscored Wellington five tries to three in the second round match in Dunedin.

Natalie Rooney slips back into Timaru with sights on her future

Modest Olympic silver medallist Natalie Rooney slips back into Timaru without any fanfare.

Eric Murray's wife Jackie says she was called 'selfish' for wanting husband home for birth of first child

Rower's wife says she was left shaking and angry by official's comments she was ruining his career.

Quade Cooper returns to Wallabies side for Rugby Championship test against All Blacks

Rugby's "public enemy No 1" is back in the Wallabies side at first five-eighth against the ABs.

Five-eighth Quade Cooper in defiant mood after recall to the Wallabies

"It's not me against the All Blacks. It's about the Wallabies against the All Blacks."

Freshers show up to their first All Blacks' press conference

What happens when you send two non-sporty journos to an All Blacks presser? Well, the story that comes from it is a little unorthodox.

Assaulted Manawatu referee back on the field

A Manawatu rugby referee says his assault by a player will always be at the back of his mind.

Silver Ferns defender Anna Harrison ruled out of Quad Series opener

Star defender out of opening Quad Series match against England with a calf injury.

Steve Hansen backs wing Julian Savea to justify his selection against Australia

Steve Hansen confident Julian Savea can rediscover the form of old.

Willis Halaholo committed to Cardiff Blues and Wales despite his Hurricanes form

Waikato midfielder keen to play for Wales in three years time after his super form for the Hurricanes.

Waikato make five changes for Ranfurly Shield defence against North Harbour

Injury and McKenzie's ABs call-up sees a shuffle in the backline.

Manawatu Turbos make six changes ahead of first home match against Southland

Callum Gibbins, Chris Eves, Otere Black added to Turbos' starting XV for match against Southland.

Samoan weightlifter Ele Opeloge could be about to win her country's first ever Olympic medal

Positive doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics could hand Samoa their first ever Olympic medal.

Andrew McFadden disappointed Warriors season has come to this

The Warriors want to finish the season well, regardless of whether they'll finish in the top eight.

Senior Silver Fern welcomes NZ women cricketers' big pay rise

The top White Ferns women's cricketers are welcoming a 100 per cent pay rise, but they still lag a long way behind their Australian and English counterparts, and the NZ men.

Kiwi Olympian Eric Murray brought back to earth as son discards gold medal in toy box

Eric Murray worked hard for four years to win another gold medal, his son was suitably unimpressed.

Stags team named to play Manawatu

Prop Joe Walsh gets start for Southland in round two game against Manawatu.

North Harbour ready to embrace their Ranfurly Shield challenge

Harbour coach Steve Jackson has made this week just about the Ranfurly Shield.

Southland Girls' High School netball team all-rounders set for grueling sports tournament week

There will be some tired students at the conclusion of the secondary schools tournament week starting on Monday.

International netball gets its act together to finally launch Quad Series

Four years after it made a brief appearance, netball's international Quad Series is back and now a regular fixture.

The All Blacks have every confidence in new boy Anton Lienert-Brown

Everyone tipping success for Anton Lienert-Brown, now he looks to match that expectation.

All White Marco Rojas' move to rejoin Melbourne Victory in A-League confirmed

Marco Rojas celebrates after scoring during the 2013 A-League season.

All Whites winger snubs Phoenix for second stint with Victory after German deal turns sour.

Pipe dream fulfilled in Canterbury for fitting Irish prop Oliver Jager

Irish prop debuts for Canterbury against Auckland last weekend, three years after starting his OE in Christchurch

Raiders playmaker Blake Austin could be out for NRL season

Raiders five-eighth will undergo surgery on injured hand.

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan puts name forward for Crusaders role

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to join the Crusaders as forwards coach.

US star Hope Solo suspended from national team over 'coward' call

US women's football star out for six months.

Australian captain Steve Smith to miss remainder of Sri Lanka ODI series

David Warner takes the reins of Australian cricket team.

Central Districts happy to have former Black Caps batsman Jesse Ryder back for domestic season

Stags general manager says "nothing untoward" in injured former Black Caps early departure from English county side.

HEAD TO HEAD: Is Steve Hansen the best All Blacks coach in history?

Is Steve Hansen the best All Blacks coach ever? Glenn McLean and Shaun Eade debate.

Defending champions Wanganui start favourites in the Heartland Championship

Wanganui are favourites to take out the Heartland Championship which kicks off on Saturday.

More shocks in League Cup as Burnley, Middlesbrough ousted

Leicester to face Chelsea in standout third-round League Cup match.

Anton Lienert-Brown wins the bragging rights in earning All Blacks debut

Anton Lienert-Brown has beaten his flatmate Damian McKenzie to an All Blacks' debut, and shouldn't be overawed by the occasion.

With Gordon Tietjens' New Zealand Sevens contract up, what does the future hold?

OPINION: Sevens reporter Ben Strang looks at five coaches who could lead the New Zealand Sevens team into the future.

Wallabies great Stirling Mortlock on current team: Can't scrum, can't lineout, can't tackle, can't kick

Ex-Wallabies skipper gives brutal assessment of Aussie side ahead of Bledisloe rematch.

Dan Carter given the moustache treatment by Racing Metro

ABs great given the moustache treatment by French club Racing Metro.

Danny Lee picks Ryan Fox to partner him at World Cup of Golf

Olympic golfers join forces to represent NZ at World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.

Golfer Rory McIlroy glad to be proven wrong about Olympics

Irish star glad to be proven wrong as golf proves a drawcard.
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