England RFU probes tactics leak by Sale player

Player alleged to have given information to brother who plays for opposition club.

All Black Aaron Cruden signs $3.6m three-year deal with Montpellier

All Blacks first-five thanks fans for supporting him over the years, as he details $3.6m deal with French club.

Auckland FC get invite to prestigious Hong Kong tournament

NZ's top club gets historic invite into prestigious international tournament.

Triple-double machine Russell Westbrook a one-man wrecking crew

Steven Adams' team-mate on track to become just the second player to average a triple-double for the season.

New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin up for new Laureus Award after Olympic heroics

NZ runner finalist in new category that recognises her sportsmanship at the Rio Olympics.

Graham Lowe confirmed in Kiwi takeover of Bradford rugby league club

Kiwi league great joins former NZRL boss as saviours of struggling English club.

Opinion: Kane, Kohli, Smith or Root? Who is the world's best batsman?

 Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root. All brilliant, but who's at the top?

Australian Open: Andrew Whittington goes from caravan parks to Melbourne Park winner

Tennis player's bid to make it as a pro started with life in a caravan - now he's a winner at the Aussie Open.

Waratahs want Israel Folau at ball-carrying best in Super Rugby

Folau will get plenty of chances with ball in hand if Bernard Foley has anything to do with it.

Big Bash League finals spots permutations - how seven teams can make it

With one round to play, seven teams can make the finals - here's how.

Running dynamo Bernie Portenski in hospice, still smiling and cracking jokes

Irrepressible Wellington athlete Bernie Portenski is still smiling, even as she plans her funeral.

South Africa's AB de Villiers to skip Black Caps test series, denies he's retiring

Bid to end South Africa's history of World Cup chokes drives batting ace's decision to sit out test series.

All Blacks have exciting depth to cover loss of Aaron Cruden

OPINION: Step up Sopoaga and McKenzie - the All Blacks have exciting depth at No 10.

Wellington Phoenix score huge upset over Melbourne Victory

Phoenix in the playoffs mix as they jump three spots with a 3-0 win over the second-placed Victory.

Brendon McCullum-less Heat thrash Stars and close in on Big Bash League finals

Kiwi skipper's suspension no impediment as Brisbane clobber Melbourne to close in on Big Bash League finals.

Sam Warburton steps down as captain of Wales for Six Nations

Sam Warburton gives up the captaincy with his place in the starting XV no longer assured.

Warriors star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck says he's 'flying' on his new knee

Warriors star happy with reconstructed knee and eyeing return to action via Auckland Nines.

Arm surgery ends French title hopes for former All Black Isaia Toeava

French and Euro club title hopes over for former All Black as arm injury requires surgery.

Australian Open: Spectators caught in 'dangerous crowd crush' after Federer match

Spectator says fans climbed fences to escape blocked-off walkway after Roger Federer match.

Australian Open: Ivo Karlovic smashes records in marathon defeat of Horacio Zeballos

Ivo Karlovic fired the highest ever number of aces in a record-setting 84-game clash at the Australian Open.

Australian Open 2017: Novak Djokovic passes first test against Nadal-slayer Verdasco

Reigning champ and world No 2 overcomes shakes to down Nadal-slayer Fernando Verdasco.

Dougal Allan previews Challenge Wanaka

Challenge Wanaka defending champion Dougal Allan settles into the business end of training.

Newcastle Knights star Jarrod Mullen faces four-year ban after positive drugs test

Newcastle Knights boss angry after veteran player's positive drugs test.

Recap: Wellington Phoenix cause big upset with 3-0 win over Melbourne Victory

Wellington Phoenix caused a big upset with 3-0 win over Melbourne Victory.

18th seed Sam Stosur beaten in the first round by Heather Watson

For the 11th time in 15 Melbourne Park campaigns, Sam Stosur exits before the third round.

Spanish goalkeeper fells striker with kung-fu kick to the head

Kung-fu footballing? Casto Espinosa booted an opposition player in the head and somehow wasn't given a red card.

Serena Williams into Australian Open second round

Serena Williams improves her fantastic first-round record, while Rafael Nadal shows his ruthless side.

Kiwi golfer Ryan Chisnall makes hot start at Aussie amateur champs

Ryan Chisnall made a good start to the Australian Amateur Championships.

Serie A club Juventus unveil controversial new logo

Juventus unveiled a controversial and polarising new logo, washing away 120 years of history.

Serena Williams pushes the equality message after a straight sets victory

With fiance in tow, Serena promotes civil rights leader's equality message.

Concussed Steve Adams' absence hurts Thunder in loss to Clippers

Dazed Kiwi basketball star absent as his OKC side lose to Clippers.

Southern Steel netball team not horsing are looking to set the pace in 2017 season

Southern Steel partake in usual training as they look to set the pace in the 2017 national netball league.

Speedster Lockie Ferguson 'in the mix' for test cricket as Black Caps coach looks for more from pace attack

Black Caps pace attack needs a spark and Lockie Ferguson could provide it.

Commonwealth Games medallists return to Blackjacks bowls squad

Sisters will be back on the bowling green for the world champion Blackjacks.

Winx finishes third in pre-season trial, but trainer Chris Waller pleased

Champion mare right on song, says Kiwi expat trainer Chris Waller.

Sneaky punter caught on camera bringing his own drink to Chili Bowl

The secret is out about how to sneak a drink into a big sporting event.

New Zealand fistball team gearing up for international debut

Fistball, a sport similar to volleyball, has landed in New Zealand after a bit of Kiwi ingenuity.

How high can Kane Williamson go? Race with Ross Taylor towards test century record heats up after Basin Reserve blast

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor's chase for Martin Crowe's test century record heats up after Basin Reserve blast.

Black Stick Katie Glynn humbled by New Year Honours

Katie Glynn was forced to retire from hockey at just 26 years of age, but her legacy will last much longer.

Colourful golfer John Daly lights up the stage with Bob Dylan classic

Turns out John Daly can not only entertain on the golf course, but with guitar in hand as well.

Wellington Phoenix to play Beijing BG at Westpac Stadium in February

News of the match was first found via Ticketek advertising tickets for the Wellington fixture.

Winter Games on target to become annual event after fifth biennial installment

Winter Games fans might soon only have to wait a year between events.

Bouncer ends Australia batsman Adam Voges' test career

"I'm done," felled Aussie batsman concedes after failing to be selected following a head knock.

Grand slam quest drives revitalised world golf No 1 Lydia Ko

Women's golf world No 1 sets a new target as she readies for a season of change.

Joelle King falls short of quarterfinals at Tournament of Champions in New York

Top Kiwi squash player Joelle King falls short of quarterfinals at one of the PSA Tour's prestigious events.

NRL investigates allegations Broncos star James Roberts pulled woman's hair

Troubled NRL star James Roberts reportedly removed from a nightclub after alleged hair-pulling incident.

England confident Dylan Hartley will be fit for Six Nations

New Zealand-born hooker expected to be ready to captain England side.

All Blacks working up a Storm to stay top of rugby

Wayne Smith believes secrets are safe as partnership with NRL leader blossoms.

Silver Ferns go from no competitive netball in months to a Quad Series test against Australia

The Silver Ferns go from no netball in months to a summer Quad Series opener against Australia.

Renegades wicketkeeper Peter Nevill hit in the head by flying bat and will miss rest of Big Bash

Aussie wicketkeeper struck in the face by a wayward bat to miss remainder of T20 league.
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