Warriors' Sam Tomkins and Knights' Kurt Gidley out of opening round NRL clash

Warriors and Knights both lose first choice fullbacks to hamstring injuries for opening round NRL encounter.

Southern Steel comfortably overcome Mainland Tactix in trans-Tasman derby

Home side win all four quarters to prevail 68-54 in trans-Tasman netball league derby in Invercargill.

China win opening match of Davis Cup tie with New Zealand

NZ No 1 Rubin Statham loses in five sets to Wu Di in a match that lasted almost three and a half hours.

Matthew Millar leads NZPGA Championship going into final day at Remuera

Matthew Millar equalled the course record to take a two shot lead into the final day of the NZPGA Championship.

Dal Cielo too good in Diamond Stakes as the Murray Baker, Opie Bosson train rolls on

Colt to chase Group One double at Awapuni in a few weeks after stunning win in Diamond Stakes at Ellerslie.

Kiwi Cameron Brown wins 11th Ironman NZ title in Taupo, beating out Bozzone

The 42-year-old living legend grabs 11th Ironman NZ title, running down younger Kiwi in marathon run leg.

Black Caps unchanged for Afghanistan, retain same team for fifth straight match

Despite speculation around changes, NZ to front with same XI for fifth consecutive World Cup match, against Afghanistan.

Mike Powell pulls out of masters world record attempt

Long jump world record holder's plan for a world-first record double put on hold with his "whole left side" not working.

Mike Crawford wins Motatapu mountainbike race after cruel chain calamity strikes lead rival

'My chain just snapped and pinged off'

Motatapu race competitor overtaken while carrying his bike 300m to the finish after the chain snapped.

South Africa send Pakistan in to bat in Cricket World Cup pool match

South Africa captain AB de Villiers wins the toss on a warm, humid Auckland afternoon.

Live: Cricket World Cup ODI 29: South Africa vs Pakistan #SAvPAK

Live coverage of Pakistan taking on South Africa in the Cricket World Cup in Auckland.

Kieran Keane denies he has been asked to replace Sir John Kirwan at the Blues

Tasman coach Kieran Keane has quashed reports he has been approached to replace Sir John Kirwan at the Blues.

Jesse Sergent second in Three Days of West Flanders prologue

Kiwi cyclist finishes second in 7km prologue of the Three Days of West Flanders event.

Rory McIlroy likely in hot water after tossing club into water hazard

Golf world No 1 loses his cool on the PGA Tour, hurling a club into a water hazard.

Kevin Pietersen offered England county cricket deals

Batsman keeps talk of a possible England return alive saying he's "had a few offers this week".

NZ Breakers focus on ANBL grand final game two after first-up win over Cairns Taipans

Basketballers bathe in ice, not spotlight, as they reflect on the hunger that has them one win from ANBL glory.

Haydon Paddon crashes in Rally of Mexico

Kiwi driver could only sit and watch as he slid into a rock on a slippery slope in El Chocolate.

Kane Williamson a winner for Black Caps in numbers crunch

Black Caps batsman's Eden Park six a match-winner, but this performance no flash-in-the-pan, stats reveal.

AB de Villiers in focus ahead of Pakistan Cricket World Cup clash

South Africa hoping for third consecutive 400+ score in must-win CWC match for Pakistan.

High-stakes in Hobart: Zimbabwe vs Ireland

Cricket World Cup crunch-time for African team needing a win against minnow to have chance at knockout stages.

New Zealand, China locked 1-1 in Davis Cup tie

Tennis teams level-pegging after two marathon five-setters on the first day of tie at Auckland.

Ebola scares Sierra Leone sprinter Jimmy Thoronka into beggar's life

Missing Commonwealth Games athlete found in London having skipped flight home after seeing family members dying on TV.

Ryan Giggs' patience put to the test at Manchester United

Stony countenance and throwaway comments from an old chum spark speculation over club star's future.

Drums, beer and banners banned from Copa America

Efforts to keep notorious 'barra brava' hooligans out of Copa America puts tournament at risk of being dull.

Poor West Indies fall to stuttering India in Cricket World Cup clash

West Indies chip away at wickets, but "Captain Cool" holds his nerve to score CWC win for India.

Under-fire Blues coach Sir John Kirwan needs win over Lions on all sorts of levels

Winless after three matches, under-fire Blues coach faces contest with Lions that's must-win on all sorts of levels.

Top Kiwi swimmer Lauren Boyle moving on and building for world champs

NZ swimming ace Lauren Boyle has moved on from coaching conundrum as she focuses on world champs campaign.

Brumbies down Western Force to spoil return of Honey Badger Nick Cummins

The Brumbies spoiled a return to Super Rugby for Wallabies winger Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins.

Daly Cherry-Evans to play for Gold Coast Titans next season

Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans tells team-mates of move after bad loss to Parramatta.

Sydney FC beat Newcastle Jets to go second on A-League ladder

Marc Janko goal does business for Sydney FC against Newcastle as Sky Blues go second in A-League.

First blood to New Zealand Breakers in ANBL grand final series against Cairns Taipans

First blood to New Zealand Breakers in ANBL final series against Cairns TaipansĀ 

Parramatta Eels open 2015 NRL season with demolition of Manly Sea Eagles

NZ international Kieran Foran goes off injured as his Manly side are walloped by Parramatta.

Black Caps keen to make their intentions clear against Afghanistan in Napier

Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori knows his role in this NZ team, and he's not worried about making that public.

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen win big, Christen Me takes Auckland Cup

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have good night at Alexandra Park and bank more than $333k.

Highlanders survive onslaught to seal gripping derby win over Chiefs

Highlanders win thrilling Super Rugby match with Chiefs 20-17 in Hamilton.

Dodgy calf leaves Phoenix captain Andrew Durante in doubt for Adelaide encounter

Wellington side sweating on fitness of influential captain ahead of today's battle of A-League high-fliers against Adelaide.

Experiment-minded All Whites coach Anthony Hudson is full of surprises

All Whites coach stays true to pledge to spring a surprise or two in squad for May 31 friendly against South Korea.

Netball not Southern Steel player Jane Watson's first love

If things had gone her way Jane Watson might have ended up playing for the Football Ferns.

Lydia Ko still in the hunt at HSBC Championship in Singapore

Kiwi world women's No 1 remains in fourth place after second round of HSBC Championship in Singapore.

Wind scuppers Jake Robertson's hopes of setting New Zealand 5000-metre record in Wellington

Jake Robertson's hopes of setting a New Zealand 5000-metre record went south in the Wellington wind.

New Zealand sprinter Cameron French looking on track to achieve his goals

Cameron French ran an impressive 50.28 seconds to win the national 400m hurdles final at Newtown Park.

Trainer Stephen Marsh making Auckland Cup meeting his own

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh has four wins and two seconds from seven runners over first two days.

Per Incanto quinella the dream for Sam Williams as Dal Cielo and Rocanto gear up for Diamond Stakes

Per Incanto the sire of Dal Cielo and Rocanto, the two favourites for the Group I Diamond Stakes

Kiwi Josh Geary has share of the lead at NZ PGA Championship

Kiwi Josh Geary has a share of the lead going into the final two days of the NZ PGA Championship.

Black Sox face tough task to defend world softball title

Black Sox have drawn tough a opening game against Argentina to kick off their world softball defence.

Andrew Bogut talks up Jarryd Hayne to US media

San Francisco 49ers NFL recruit Jarryd Hayne has possibly scored himself the world's tallest public relations manager, and he doesn't have to pay him a cent.

Formula One teams threatening Australian Grand Prix boycott: report

Some F1 teams are reportedly threatening to boycott the Australian GP as speculation continues around the circumstances of Fernando Alonso's mysterious testing crash.

Liam Napier: Pora fiasco a stain on Martin Snedden's career

OPINION: Has Martin Snedden made the first misstep of his otherwise untarnished career as a sporting administrator?

Coach Jason Taylor finally returns to NRL fold

Wests Tigers' Jason Taylor says the nerves have not yet set in as he prepares to resurrect his NRL head coaching career.

Karmichael Hunt feared sporting career was over

A contrite Karmichael Hunt has vowed to repay the faith shown in him by Australian rugby in the wake of his drugs scandal.
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