Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick will try to sign a goalscoring midfielder during the January transfer window.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has no regrets about gambling on the Dunedin weather and emerging with a frustrating test draw.
The West Indies had every right to feel buoyant about their cricket tour of New Zealand yesterday, until they stepped on the plane to Wellington.
The West Indies team are improving and the talent is there, but there is something intrinsically wrong with the sport in the Caribbean, says Richie Richardson.
Chasing 154 off 22 overs is eminently achievable in Twenty20 cricket - but a lot harder in a first-class game.
It was supposed to be a celebration of CJ Bruton's career. Instead it turned into a nightmare.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: It was as if the claps of thunder around University Oval were sadistic applause from the cricketing gods.
Basin Reserve curator Brett Sipthorpe believes he's produced a pitch to suit the New Zealand team this week.
LOGAN SAVORY - © Fairfax NZ NewsSpeculation about a Shane Cameron-Joseph Parker showdown is gathering momentum.
Britain's National Crime Agency say a second investigation into football match-fixing is under way .
Lydia Ko is a tournament winner in just her second start since turning professional.
Australia ended a rare display of defiance by England's middle order batsmen to push to the brink of victory.
Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen wins final race of season as Jamie Whincup clinches the V8 Supercars title.
The Breakers' season has hit crisis point after they dropped a second straight game in a tight finish.
Kane Williamson is near enough to a certain starter for the second cricket test against West Indies.
England's shambolic showing at the Adelaide Oval has been slammed by former players such as Geoffrey Boycott.
Alastair Cook and Michael Carberry losing their wickets before lunch on day four at Adelaide Oval.
Kiwi Shane Van Gisbergen spoiled the Red Bull team party to take pole for the final V8 race of the season.
A quick gander at the fortunes of our top sporting icons and what they did in 2013.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe Black Sticks' women will play off for fifth place at the World League Final after beating Korea 3-1.
TIM COLLINGS - ReutersManchester United and Chelsea's hopes of winning the Premier League title have both suffered setbacks.
Lydia Ko has moved up to second at the World Ladies Masters after her second straight four-under 68.
World football body Fifa has revised kick-off times for seven group matches at next year's World Cup finals in Brazil, including four in the hottest venues.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsRichie McCaw believes he can sustain his form through to a fourth World Cup, but will walk away if he can't.
The New Zealand sevens side have breezed through pool play in the Port Elizabeth stop on the IRB World Sevens Series.
MARK GEENTY IN DUNEDIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsAt around 4.20pm a clap of thunder echoed around University Oval that never sounded so ominous.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Mark Reason calls for New Zealand to make a stand against the real scourge of cricket.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsIrritated Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has urged the club to bolster the side's offensive capability in the January transfer window.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsPaul Henare has a good feeling about today's second half of a gruelling Aussie NBL road double in Melbourne.
BEN STANLEY - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Who knows New Zealanders better than a New Zealander? But the reality is, who can you turn to in the current climate. Why not Ivan Cleary?
MATT RICHENS IN DUNEDIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhen Darren Sammy smiles, his pearly whites beam and they were beaming when Brendon McCullum informed him the follow-on was being enforced.
MARK GEENTY IN DUNEDIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had no regrets about enforcing the follow-on against the West Indies as the first test ended in a rain-soaked draw in Dunedin.
MATT RICHENS IN DUNEDIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe New Zealand cricket team's wait continues.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsAfter leading the All Blacks to the perfect season, Steve Hansen picked up back-to-back IRB coach of the year gongs last week.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsFormer All Blacks prop John Afoa has signed a staggering four-year deal with Gloucester worth $4 million.
TREVOR MCKEWEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsFairfax Media backgrounds the High Court defamation case that Chris Cairns brought against Lalit Modi.
BEN STANLEY - © Fairfax NZ NewsWayne Bennett, who helped in the Kiwis' 2008 World Cup triumph, has warned against the NZRL letting coach Stephen Kearney walk.
OPINION: If you want to challenge my integrity, at least have the guts to do it to my face, writes Chris Cairns.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsReigning V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup closed in on a record-equalling fifth title with a maiden victory in the series-closing Sydney 500.
IAN RANSOM - ReutersTerrifying pace demon Mitchell Johnson stars as England are bowled out for 172 in second Ashes test.
The Northern Knights and Otago Volts almost managed to create a result in just two days of their Plunket Shield match before settling for a draw.
FRED WOODCOCK - © Fairfax NZ NewsCanterbury have surged to the lead in the Plunket Shield after prevailing over Wellington by 10 runs.
Jarrod Poort has proved too good in the second round of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series.
DOUG FERGUSON - APFor the final tournament at Sherwood Country Club, Tiger Woods seems intent on leaving a lasting impression.
Shot putter Tom Walsh has thrown 20.45 metres at an athletics meet in Melbourne today to set an NZ record.
LIAM DUCEY AND BEN STANLEY - © Fairfax NZ NewsKiwi Mark Hunt and Brazilian Antonio 'Big Foot' Silva have battled their way to a majority draw in an epic bout.
MATT RICHENS IN DUNEDIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's test cricket drought will continue at least another week because of rain in Dunedin.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe frustration was evident as the Breakers put in arguably their best performance of the season in Perth, only to be rewarded with a seventh defeat.
Lou Vincent played in an English County match that is being investigated by the ECB.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsAustralian runner Martin Dent has won the Kepler Challenge and set a new record.