Super Rugby leaders were not themselves in a 35-18 loss to a fired up Crusaders in Nelson.
English rugby bad boy Dylan Hartley replaced in RWC training squad.
Luke Ronchi sprinted then slipped within inches of a debut century for the Kiwis at Headingley.
Chief executive Andy Martin disappointed more countries did not join them in voting against Sepp Blatter in Fifa presidential election held in Zurich overnight.
Brumbies struggle to break visitors' solid defence.
Local pair raise hometown hopes at the French Open.
After a week of corruption claims and accusations, Fifa's president is re-elected.
Maria Sharapova shares advice as she eases in fourth round at Roland Garros.
The will is back but are the Crusaders?
The start of the second test between England and New Zealand at Headingley was delayed by heavy overnight rain on Friday.
A stellar performance from Josh Duinker saw the Nelson Giants start their North Island road trip with a 105-88 win.
Saturday's Harness Jewels will be the end of an era for Geoff Dunn and his star pacers have no intention of going out quietly.
Embattled president calls on members of world football's governing body to stick together to stamp out corruption in the wake of latest scandal.
Greg Dyke says England would support a possible boycott of the 2018 World Cup if Sepp Blatter is re-elected president of Fifa.
Colossus Sam Cane will lead the Chiefs from the front against the Highlanders in Liam Messam's absence.
Super Rugby heading to Waimumu, with the Highlanders and Crusaders set to play a pre-season match in farmer Fred Booth's paddock next February.
Brent McKenzie will be a proud father when his two sons turn out for Chiefs in Invercargill on Saturday night.
Motivated by money, available to the highest bidder and certain to ditch their Super teams and the All Blacks when the rich overseas suitors come calling.
President Mark Aspden confirms they will support Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein in presidential election at the world governing body’s annual Congress in Zurich.
Tactix coach promising change over the off-season as they seek to recover from a winless season.
One of world football's leading starlets is ready to dazzle at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium on Sunday.
There's great excitement about Jamie Siddons leaving Wellington.
The Junior All Whites are staring up a steep incline as they seek to get points on the board in their first Fifa u-20 World Cup match against Ukraine in Auckland on Saturday.
Marty McKenzie is excited to be starting a game in the same team as his brother for the first time and doing it in their home city of Invercargill.
Qatar can boast one of the best build-ups to the Fifa U-20 World Cup, but making the most of it will be another thing.
Waikato prop Atu Moli will be putting his pride on the line when he props up New Zealand's scrum at the Junior Rugby World Championship in Italy.
Shane Bond isn’t complaining about the heavy frosts which have coated Christchurch this week.
It may not matter on the points table, but the Magic still have goals to aim for against the Tactix on Sunday.
South Sydney superstar cleared to back up from State of Origin I and run out for the Rabbitohs against the Gold Coast on Saturday.
OPINION: Norma Plummer set the standard when it comes to delivering home truths, not Pulse captain Katrina Grant.
Formula One's governing body launches tender for a potential new team that could join the starting grid as early as next season.
Co-captain Marques Whippy and the Canterbury Rams are vowing to redeem themselves after their pride was dented in their last game.
At the start of the week, few people would've known that the Fifa U-20 World Cup kicked off on Saturday.
OPINION: Can the Crusaders be fixed? Is Will Skelton the next Quade Cooper? And we talk All Blacks bolters.
After a run of sideline abuse of refs and players, Otago rugby is considering a noise ban on everyone.
Blues utility George Moala receives slap on wrist from employers and agreed to 40 hours of community service after being found guilty of serious misconduct.
New Zealand athletes join the whiteout cause for the Junior All Whites at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup
Kiwi sporting heavyweights join "whiteout" call to get behind the Junior All Whites for their U-20 World Cup campaign.
Private investment in the Highlanders is expected to be signed off within the next three months, while the British & Irish Lions fixtures become clearer.
NZ pro Danny Lee starts well with three-under 67 at the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson championship on the back of two first-round eagles.
Halfway through the European motocross season, Josiah Natzke remains in the title hunt after two consistent rounds in Spain and England.
Schools will be able to compete against each other at next year's running of long-standing multisport event the Coast to Coast.
A win against the Knights on Sunday will be massive says Warriors captain Simon Mannering.
Opening day of Fifa Congress feels as false as a desperate dive in the penalty box.
NZ Football boss Andy Martin tight-lipped on support of Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
Former Fifa VP leaves jail cell in Trinidad by ambulance a day after being charged with corruption.
Former Black Cap produces fine effort to help Middlesex to massive T20 win.
Black Caps skipper says there is no panic, just a steely resolve to win the second test against England.
Former Super Rugby player stars as Robbie Deans' Barbarians upset Six Nations champions 22-21 in Limerick.
Spanish cyclist extends his overall Giro d'Italia lead to over five minutes after a bold attack in the 18th stage.
The Chicago Bulls have fired Tom Thibodeau as head coach, ending a five-year tenure.