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World boxing media heap praise on "ferocious" Joseph Parker's win over Alexander Dimitrenko

Kiwi heavyweight "destructive, frightening, and ferocious" as spotlight falls on his world title credentials.

New Zealand's Hayden Paddon struggling in sixth in WRC's Tour of Corsica

Kiwi motor ace will need a strong final day to climb the standings.

Struggling Paddon sits sixth in 'Rally of 10,000 turns'

Kiwi rally ace Hayden Paddon is struggling to find pace on the island of Corsica.

Wallabies fall short as Springboks halt in Pretoria

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says they lost a test match they should have won.

Black Caps v India: Luke Ronchi credits hosts ability to exploit conditions for NZ collapse

Black Caps batsmen believes hosts ability to exploit conditions main factor in his team's day two collapse.

Angry Russian boxer Alexander Dimitrenko plans to protest his loss to Joseph Parker

An angry Alexander Dimitrenko is protesting Joseph Parker's TKO win, saying the Kiwi boxer pushed him before the punch.

Tyson Fury responds to alleged positive cocaine test with 'Scarface' reference

British boxer Tyson Fury laughs off reports he has tested positive for cocaine with "Scarface" pic.

Dimitri Payet scores wonder goal for West Ham United

French winger beats a host of defenders on an amazing solo run before scoring.

Europe fights back once more against USA in pulsating Ryder Cup

Spanish duo of Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-Bello highlight Europe's fightback.

Injury rules attacking midfielder Ryan Thomas out of All Whites tour of US

Dual injuries prove too much for Thomas as Louis Fenton takes his place.

Liverpool move second in Premier League, Chelsea back to winning ways

Liverpool recovered from a poor start to beat Swansea City 2-1 and move second in the Premier League table and Chelsea got back to winning ways at Hull City.

Anton Lienert-Brown has the most to gain from All Blacks venture to Argentina

Young Chiefs midfield could take big leap forward by proving he can master the centre role against the Pumas.

Half a world away: how the All Blacks fathers miss their children

There's a lot more to the All Blacks than rugby players. Half of the squad are fathers, and find it hard being away from family.

Melbourne Storm or Cronulla Sharks? The six big issues for NRL grand final day

Here are the key points for the Storm v Sharks showdown.

Suliasi Vunivalu does Fiji proud with NRL grand final appearance

Having bought a TV for his family back in Fiji, Suliasi Vunivalu knows they can only watch him if he's playing first grade. 

Mark Reason: Arnold Palmer changed golf for better and for worse

OPINION: Arnold Palmer's arms were often black and blue from the ink of thrusting autograph hunters.

Phil Gifford: Rugby's bosses are smart men but they've been tone deaf this year

OPINION: Top brass still have some work to do when it comes to broader social issues.

Late James Milner penalty gives Liverpool Premier League win over Swansea

James Milner scores 84th-minute penalty as Liverpool overcome terrible start and survive late.

Lewis Hamilton storms to pole for F1's Malaysia GP as Mercedes to start 1-2

Lewis Hamilton seizes dominant pole position in qualifying for Malaysian GP with a storming lap.

Western Bulldogs down Sydney Swans in AFL grand final stunner

Underdog Western Bulldogs end 62-year AFL drought with win over the Sydney Swans.

Joseph Parker's handlers ramp up world heavyweight title talks after latest win

Demolition job on Russian sees negotiations for shot at heavyweight belts ramped up immediately.

Joseph Parker's world title dream alive after Alexander Dimitrenko TKO

Controversial TKO in third round ends total dominance by NZ heavyweight.

Black Caps v India: NZ tumble in first innings as hosts take control on second day in Kolkata

India on track for big first innings buffer after reducing N to 128-7 on rain affected second day in second test.

Recap: Black Caps v India - second test, day two in Kolkata

Black Caps in trouble after losing seven wickets on day two in Kolkata.

North Harbour close in on semifinal spot after defeating Bay of Plenty

Tevita Li scored two tries, while Matt Duffie created two and bagged on as Harbour won 44-34.

Recap: Joseph Parker destroys Alexander Dimitrenko in heavyweight bout

Joseph Parker is unstoppable, beating Alexander Dimitrenko with a TKO.

Boxing fans fuming over Sky TV's website glitches during Joseph Parker fight

Sky pleads fans not to livestream, but website crashes in lead-up to Joesph Parker fight.

Joseph Parker undercard - fight by fight

Here's how the early fights played out on Joseph Parker's undercard to his clash with Alesander Dimitrenko.

Illegal live streams of Joseph Parker fight taken down by Duco

Duco Events are cracking down on illegal live-streams of the Joseph Parker fight.

Hamilton boxing gym is recovering after the tragic death of one of their own

A Hamilton boxing community is picking themselves up after the shock death of one of their own.

Auckland hammer error-riddled Otago 54-17 in NPC match at Eden Park

Auckland were all razzle-dazzle as they outscored Otago seven tries to two in emphatic NPC win.

Naz Khanjani shows her nasty side with boxing debut win

Controversial reality star packs a punch in the ring for impressive win against Paul Henry's daughter Bella.

Top four remains wide open with two rounds left in the Heartland Championship

The race for the top four remains alive in the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship with two rounds remaining.

Joseph Parker gets golden advice from double Olympic champion Eric Murray

Joseph Parker showing no sign of nerves in the hours leading up to big fight.

Ihaia West puts on kicking masterclass for Hawke's Bay to beat Manawatu

Ihaia West kicks 20 points in the wet to beat Manawatu 30-21 in Palmerston North.

Sir Bob Charles pays tribute to golf great Arnold Palmer

Kiwi great was at Augusta as Arnold Palmer won his first and last majors.

Baseballer body slams man interrupting play

A man interrupting a US baseball game was shut down, fast - much to the awe of fans.

No changes expected for Storm, Sharks for NRL grand final

Cronulla and Melbourne unlikely to make late changes, ahead of Sunday's all-Aussie NRL grand final.

England coach Wayne Bennett names new Four Nations assistant

England coach Wayne Bennett has bolstered his coaching team ahead of the Four Nations rugby league tournament.

Joseph Parker set to benefit, amid reports champion Tyson Fury has failed drugs test

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could be stripped of his titles after positive test.

Chris Bosh slams Miami Heat as NBA career hangs in the balance

Two-time champion concedes Miami career is over and will look for another team.

French interest in Aaron Cruden shows NZ Rugby has a huge fight on its hands

"Life-changing" money on offer from French rugby clubs may be too good to turn down.

Harry Redknapp embroiled in football latest sting

Former English Premier League manager Harry Redknapp has reportedly claimed some of his players bet on one of their matches.

Ryder Cup: I planned animated celebration before victory, says McIlroy

Northern Irish golfer planned celebration in response to hostile pro-US crowd.

Who are the worst travellers in world cricket? West Indian quicks and subcontinent spinners top list

While many are consistent wherever they play, there are some bowlers whose fortunes change dramatically.

Scottish welterweight boxer `Iron' Mike Towell dies of fight injuries

Less than a week after a NZ corporate boxing death, 'Iron' Mike Towell has died of fight-inflicted injuries.

Sam Allardyce could be banned from football

Disgraced former England football manager could face FA charges and even a ban.

Canterbury wary of Taranaki ambush following Ranfurly Shield victory

Key playmaker Richie Mo'unga rested for Taranaki match as Razor puts his trust in Ben Volavola.

Former Crusaders assistant coach Dave Hewett takes aim at Canterbury coaching job

Logic suggests Dave Hewett should be at very short odds to be appointed Canterbury's next head coach.

Here's why a Paralympian could take out the Halberg Supreme Award

OPINION: Can a Paralympian ever win the Halberg Supreme Award?
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