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Brisbane Roar assistant Ross Aloisi banned for four A-League matches

Roar assistant coach Ross Aloisi cops four-game A-League ban for "unnecessary and forceful" contact.

Sydney Roosters beat South Sydney Rabbitohs for best start since 1996

​Luke Keary extracts the ultimate revenge over former club, helping Sydney Roosters to 20-6 win.

Three Grenoble rugby players in custody over rape accusations

Three Grenoble rugby players remain in detention after being accused of taking part in a gang rape.

Recap: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters - NRL Week 4

Sydney Roosters ride 14-point halftime lead to comfortable win over South Sydney.

Former NRL player Tupou Sopoaga joins Highlanders as injury cover

A former NRL player, and the brother of an All Black is making a rapid rise to the Highlanders squad.

Tahiti on track for Oceania World Cup qualifying group final after win over PNG

The All Whites could be facing Tahiti in the World Cup's Oceania playoff final after the Tahitian's two-goal win in Port Moresby.

Wellington Saints dispatch Rams in Christchurch to improve to 2-0

Defending champions show they're again the team to beat in the National Basketball League.

Wellington Phoenix urge FFA to introduce A-League international breaks

Forcing the Phoenix to play without seven All Whites, "undermines the competitive integrity of the entire'' A-League, Nix boss says.

Cloud over Lions captaincy with Alun Wyn Jones sidelined for six weeks

Will a six-week rehab cost Alun Wyn Jones a shot of leading the Lions?

Black Sticks better, but draw hands Pakistan series

They came close, but the Black Sticks couldn't quite get over the line against Pakistan.

Hooker Saia Faingaa to make Canberra comeback against Highlanders for first time in nine years

ACT born and bred hooker is back for the Brumbies - a month after his dad's death

Tactix recruit Temalisi Fakahokotau to miss opener through injury

Tactix off-season recruit sidelined for opening match in ANZ Premiership.

Less dudes, Vegas race top F1 wish-list for stars

​Lewis Hamilton thinks too many men, and not enough women, are allowed "in the paddock" at F1 races.

Mark Hutson sets early pace at NZ Stroke Play Championship

Mark Hutson sets the pace at NZ Stroke Play Champs.

Midfielder Tim Bateman back to where it began as he re-ignites career with Crusaders

Tim Bateman must have felt like he had been strapped to the back of a rocket when the Crusaders forwards took control of the Blues.

Racing Minister announces act changes to fight off overseas competition

Amendments to the racing act could bring big bucks into racing coffers.

Two Kiwi rugby players detained in France following rape complaint after Top 14 match

Two Kiwi rugby players among six detained in France after a young woman lays a rape complaint.

Time to give the high-flying Jaguares their dues

OPINION: Richard Knowler has a quick look at another week of Super Rugby.

Canterbury and Stags well poised heading into final day of Plunket Shield clash

Canterbury looking to set Central a final day target. 

Tim Southee out of third test for New Zealand v South Africa through injury

New Zealand will be without key bowler Tim Southee for the final test in Hamilton.

Anthony Hudson unloads frustration at 'negativity' over All Whites squad selection

All Whites coach goes on a tangent, blasting "negative" media and "bizarre" comparisions to Wellington Phoenix.

Wayne Bennett confronts Benji Marshall after extraordinary claim about Anthony Milford's work ethic

Brisbane coach says he bailed up Benji Marshall over claim veteran playmaker bagged a teammate - but then turns on the media.

Blackmail is big business in the NRL as market for the sport's dirty laundry grows

OPINION: Blackmail is apparently the No.1 growth industry in rugby league.

Don't be sad, there's no need to bleat about the All Blacks playing the Baa Baas

Audacious tries, astonishing dropped goals - Barbarians games have had the lot.

South Africa's Quinton de Kock in doubt for third test against Black Caps

A key performer in the second test win for South Africa may not play in Hamilton.

Athletics NZ chief executive Linda Hamersley announces resignation

CEO Linda Hamersley will leave role in September after announcing resignation.

NZ Breakers confirm they'd love to sign Tai Webster if his NBA shot comes up short

In the wake of Corey Webster's departure, could his younger brother replace him at the Breakers?

Ali Granger says Nelson Giants will look to step up intensity against Canterbury Rams

Ali Granger says a lack of intensity has been their major undoing after starting the NBL season 0-2.

National Basketball League: Team camaraderie keeps Southland Sharks veteran Hayden Allen hooked

The passion still burns brightly for Hayden Allen in his 20th season in the National Basketball League.

Trans-Tasman ice hockey series added to Winter Games

A trans-Tasman ice hockey series has been added to this year's Winter Games.

13 years too long since Chris Martin led NZ to victory over South Africa

"It was probably one of the best test wins I've ever been involved in."

Aussie league greats warn Jason Taumalolo deal could 'backfire'

Aussie league greats express concern over Kiwi's 10-year deal.

Warriors need attention to the centre for Dragons game

Bunty Afoa says the Warriors forwards need to get back to doing their core jobs well this weekend.

Marina Erakovic loses epic match against Shelby Rogers in Miami

Marina Erakovic has been beaten 4-6 6-4 7-6 in the first round of the main draw at the Miami Open.

Wellington Sevens posts second financial loss in tournament's 18-year history

New Zealand Rugby's balance sheets takes a beating as fan interest in tournament dwindles.

Former Waikato-BOP netball player Ngawai Eyles making an impression in the south

Former Waikato-BOP netball midcourter in making an impression down south after moving down to support her rugby playing partner.

England football fans' shameful chants during friendly with Germany

Just hours after London terror attack English football fans booed the German national anthem, and chanted about World War II.

Glen Gregory returns to rugby to coach after battling back from concussion hell

After a horrific run of concussions, just standing on the sidelines of a rugby field is an achievement for former Tasman flanker Glen Gregory.

Lydia Ko hits form as No 1 spot comes under imminent threat

New Zealand golfer could lose world No 1 ranking at Kia Classic.

Winston Reid Foundation aims to build infrastructure for football academies, improve access for Maori players

All Whites captain Winston Reid has started a foundation with some lofty goals to improve football in New Zealand.

Late America's Cup protocol change hits Team New Zealand

America's Cup rivals suddenly allow practice racing in Bermuda - while Kiwis stuck in Auckland.

Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa cleared to start against Brumbies on Saturday

Highlanders avoid more bad injury news as centre Malakai Fekitoa passes concussion tests.

Magic captain Casey Kopua relishing having a 'competitive aspect' to her life

Casey Kopua is back on court with the Magic this season, and she is relishing the competition.

"Hot commodity" All Blacks flanker Matt Todd stays loyal but admits rugby OE is imminent

All Blacks flanker Matt Todd spurns the big money to remain loyal.

NFL outlines plans for less commercial breaks and bunker-type replay system to speed up game

Less commercials, more time-clocks and an NRL-like bunker among changed proposed to speed game up.

All Blacks clash with Barbarians never at risk of veto from England, Steve Tew says

Steve Tew says the Barbarians game was never at risk, among talks of an English veto of the clash.

Taranaki Mountain Airs prepared to protect the peak before trying to take the bay

The Taranaki Mountain Airs will play their first home game of the NBL season on Friday.

Steve Tew coy on Super Rugby's future but admits 'tough decisions' have been made

NZ Rugby boss remains tight-lipped on Super Rugby's future but believes 'tough' changes were necessary.

Wheel Blacks to play in Christchurch for first time since 2006 World Championships

For the first time in more than a decade, the Wheel Blacks will play in Christchurch next month.
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