Juventus, Sevilla seize Champions League advantage

Jamie Vardy nets first Champions League goal to give Leicester hope.

Head to head: Is the Six Nations better than Super Rugby?

OPINION: Sports reporters Glenn McLean and Jackson Thomas debate the merits of Super Rugby and Six Nations.

Sonny Bill Williams named on list of 500 most influential Muslims

Multi-talented Kiwi sportsman in heavyweight company as he's listed among the world's most influential Muslims.

Return to play protocols hamstring Hurricanes for start of Super Rugby season

All Blacks stars Beauden Barrett and Dane Coles will start on bench for the Hurricanes.

Five New Zealand Super Rugby men on a mission for the 2017 season

 Marc Hinton looks at the Kiwi players with points to prove this Super Rugby season.

South Africa's Dwaine Pretorius aspires to become an international all-rounder

Unheralded South African almost snatches the game away in Christchurch.

OPINION: To expect Rory McIlroy to stand up to Donald Trump is not fair

OPINION: It's not fair to expect Rory McIlroy to stand up to Donald Trump. So why the outrage?

Leana de Bruin to captain Northern Stars in maiden season

The Northern Stars have chosen their most experienced player to lead the team this year's netball championship.

Mid Canterbury rugby player admits attacking woman after Gisborne match

Mid Canterbury rugby player Kolinio Tamanitoakula admits attempted rape after match in Gisborne.

Shaun Stevenson targets an All Blacks jersey ahead of a big year with the Chiefs

Shaun Stevenson is oozing confidence and he's targeting the top ahead of a big year with the Chiefs.

In killing intentional walk, baseball loses a part of history, and gains nothing

OPINION: Baseball loses a part of history and gains nothing, writes Dave Shenin.

Super Rugby: Tipped to win - leading picks for round one

Wondering who to tip this weekend? Six Stuff rugby writers make their picks for the round ahead.

GODZone team out to raise money for 15-year-old Christchurch-based amputee

Bob McLachlan and his GODZone team are racing for his 15-year-old amputee niece.

Black Cap James Neesham finally finding feet at international level

 It wasn't a vintage batting display from Black Caps' all-rounder, but it proved vital in the win.

Jesse Ryder to play in Hong Kong T20 championship

Organisers delighted as blockbusting NZ batsmen joins stars in blossoming championship.

Football Ferns defender Ali Riley makes shortlist for 2016 women's world XI

Football Ferns defender makes shortlist, earning recognition from peers as one of world's best women's players.

Ominous signs for Australia in India with pre-test pitch 'divots' spied

Ominous signs for Australia in India: "I think it will take spin from ball one," captain Steve Smith says.

Lewis Hamilton: F1 cars sound terrible and the sport isn't winning

Triple world champ urges new F1 bosses to upgrade "outdated" scene in blistering attack, fearing for 2017 cars.

'Absolutely no fear': Boys, your father Dan Vickerman was a pillar of the pack

OPINION: Boys, this is the man your father was. By Peter FizSimons.

Record-breaking Kiwi distance runner Kimberley Smith hangs up her shoes

Beset by foot problems, Kimberley Smith has turned to family life.

Meet the one-armed six-year-old beating PGA Tour pros at their own game

Little Tommy teaches the golf pros a lesson in one-armed challenge.

Eliza McCartney ecstatic as she makes statement with 4.70 clearance at Britomart

NZ pole vault star thrills the crowd in downtown Auckland, and knocks off an impressive height to boot.

Ross Taylor shows again why Black Caps are mad to drop him

OPINION: Classy Taylor lets his bat do the talking, emphasising the madness of leaving him out.

Forget Sonny Bill Williams, Blues halfback Augustine Pulu could prove buy of the season

Livewire No 9 could be the circuit-breaker the Blues need as they begin Super Rugby 2017, tonight.

Crusaders desperate for success following eight-year Super Rugby title drought

It turns out the appointment of new coach Scott Robertson was just the start of a dramatic overhaul at the Crusaders.

Wests Tigers' Tim Simona allegedly arranged bets on players to score tries against his team

Tigers centre stood down while NRL investigates bets placed on opposition try-scorers.

Petition to save pie-eating goalkeeper's job proves popular

Public rallies around calls to have roly-poly goalie Wayne Shaw reinstated amidst betting scandal.

Commemoration of the Christchurch earthquake at 12:51pm was varied – is this a sign the city is moving on?

At 12:51pm, people mourned at the CTV site - but the cricket continued at Hagley Oval.

Super Rugby is back and starting with a bit of a whimper

More Highlanders and less of the rest should be right Super Rugby recipe.

Australia beat Sri Lanka to avoid Twenty20 whitewash

Adam Zampa and James Faulkner both claim three wickets as Australia take third T20.

Chiefs hand Super Rugby debuts to Mitch Karpik and Johnny Faauli for Highlanders clash

Mitch Karpik gets his Super Rugby chance in Sam Cane's absence, with a 'mini Ma'a Nonu' also lined up for the Highlanders.

Lazarus' little brother steals the show on final day of standardbred sales

A younger half brother to New Zealand's best pacer has fetched $120,000 at yearling sales.

Manly Sea Eagles vow to continue the legacy of Steve Matai and Brett Stewart

Sea Eagles management desperate to give Matai and Stewart the send-off they deserve at Brookvale.

How the Canberra rugby league team raids New Zealand's rugby union youngsters

Peter Mulholland is the ultimate Canberra Raider. Trouble is, he raids New Zealand.

Black Caps hang on for win in record-breaking match for Ross Taylor

Black Caps hold on for pulsating series-levelling win in Christchurch.

Gold Coast Titans lose Peats for six to eight weeks

The hooker was hurt in his side's trial loss to the Warriors on the weekend.

New Zealand under-17 men's football team qualify for World Cup with late win

A last-minute goal from Olly Whyte has booked the NZ U-17 men's footballers a ticket to India in October.

Australia skittled for 66 by White Ferns in Twenty20 series decider

Lea Tahuhu and Holly Huddleston reduced Australia to 9-5, Ferns win ODI series 2-1.

Aerobatic pilots show 'extreme discipline and focus' during NZ champs

Pilots at Hood Aerodrome to contest who is New Zealand's best aerobatic flier.

No rest for Marlborough endurance cyclist Craig Harper on world record attempt

He's gunning for a world record, but he reckons he can beat the mail too.

Which New Zealand Super Rugby teams perform best in season-openers?

Kiwi teams throw up some interesting numbers when it comes to their efforts in first-up matches.

Councillors split over decision to stall velodrome debate

The decision whether to build a controversial multimillion-dollar velodrome in Napier has stalled.

Accountability, unity needed as Wellington Phoenix look to salvage season

A players-only meeting has the Wellington Phoenix squad heading in the right direction, says captain Andrew Durante.

Highlanders searching for answers to Shane Christie's mystery illness

Club puzzled as they still don't know what's wrong with flanker Shane Christie.

New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady's stolen jersey worth $697,000

The shirt belonging to the New England quarterback believed stolen after Super Bowl victory.

Football Ferns captain Abby Erceg's retirement and outcry a 'last-ditch effort'

Retiring Football Ferns captain warns she may not be the only one to quit.

Testimonial to celebrate Vince Lia's decade with Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix stalwart's career to be celebrated with social match and This Is Your Life dinner.

Cameron Howieson debut goal sends Auckland City FC into Premiership playoffs

Auckland City FC are into the national football league playoffs, and Cameron Howieson has his first goal for the club.

Western Sydney Wanderers ban 14 supporters over offensive banner at A-League match

Football club suspends 14 supporters because of the offensive banner displayed at A-League match.

McLean Park overhaul won't stop cricket next season - CD boss

All going to plan, there will still be a full summer of cricket at McLean Park next season.
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