Police appeal against Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction as judge reserves decision

Sentencing judge made a "considered, correct and compassionate decision", appeal hearing told.

Plenty of new faces in NZ Heartland XV squad named for Fiji

New Zealand Heartland XV coach Barry Matthews has selected 15 new caps to tour Fiji.

Northern Stars the new kids on the block in NZ netball league

New team to compete in New Zealand's national netball league revealed.

Jarryd Hayne bombarded with All Blacks questions while in America

As he picks an AB to make it in NFL, he reveals America never appreciated his pedigree.

Jacob Tratt learns a valuable lesson in concentration against Sydney FC

The Wellington Phoenix defender does not expect another defensive lapse like the one which let Sydney FC steal all three points on Sunday.

Lydia Ko battles Ariya Jutanugarn for major honours on LPGA Tour

Kiwi golfer has work to do to top the standings on the LPGA Tour as her Thai rival turns up the heat.

Banks steeling himself for a bitter-sweet end to his life with the Tasman Makos

Tasman talisman Marty Banks is hoping to go out in style in his 40th and final game for the Makos.

Report says NZ sport needs zero tolerance for homophobia and discrimination

Hard line needed on homophobia and discrimination in NZ sport, study finds.

Fast-rising Steven Adams ready to assume expanded role for Oklahoma City Thunder

NZ's NBA star on the precipice of a breakthrough season and a mega contract worth over $140m.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves determined to start delivering in Kiwis jersey

Roosters prop not shying away from his poor record with the Kiwis.

All Whites striker Chris Wood scores crucial goal to help send Leeds United to League Cup quarterfinals

All White's goal sets up win to lead EFL side into League Cup quarterfinals for the second time in 20 years.

Departing Canterbury outside back Johnny McNicholl leaves NZ with no regrets

Next stop for Johnny McNicholl is Wales. First, though, he wants to win another title with Canterbury.

Southland Boys' High School pupil signs with Highlanders and Stags

Highlanders and Stags sign New Zealand Secondary Schools hooker for three years.

International Hockey Federation confirm Kiwi Jason McCracken as new chief executive

Former Olympic and World Cup umpire named CEO of Swiss-based International Hockey Federation.

All Whites goalkeeper Jake Gleeson arrested for drink driving in Oregon

NZ Football disappointment as top goalkeeper arrested following a car crash in the US.

Warren Gatland can take some heart from Bledisloe III

OPINION: The Lions are up against it, but the Wallabies found some chinks in the All Blacks' armour, writes Paul Cully.

Waikato lock Brian Alainu'uese signs for Glasgow Warriors for a season

The young lock has been snapped up by Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend.

Otago expected to snap up New Zealand Secondary School wings

New Zealand Secondary School wingers likely to head south.

Former Warriors player enters intimated guilty plea to driving charge

Former Warriors rugby league player indicates he will plead guilty to driving charge.

Black Caps opener Tom Latham keen to convert good scores into great ones for must-win fourth ODI

Ahead of must-win fourth ODI in India, NZ opener knows it's time to turn good scores into match-winners.

Waikato golfer Denzel Ieremia claims first US college individual victory

The 20-year-old is making a big impact with his Iowa State team.

Tennis stars sign on for ASB Classic - Venus, Ivanovic joining Serena

Top tennis stars Ana Ivanovic and the Williams sisters to play ASB Classic.

Fabled Munich site of great New Zealand Olympic triumph facing closure

The Kiwi rowing eight won gold in Munich in 1972, but the rowing venue may cease to exist.

Brazil football great Carlos Alberto Torres - 'The Captain' - dies

World football in mourning for the man who turned Brazilian nonchalance into an iconic World Cup goal.

Joseph Parker meets Mike Tyson as he awaits venue decision for world title fight

US boxer offers key piece of advice as he hooks up with Kiwi heavyweight in Las Vegas.

Rugby league brings back the biff - no sin bin for punching in the Four Nations

There will be no automatic sin bin for punching at the Four Nations.

Injury and suspension problems hit Ireland for All Blacks test in Chicago

Injury and suspension setbacks for Ireland's Chicago test against ABs.

Melbourne City set up sky blue FFA Cup final against Sydney FC

City will play in FFA Cup final for the club's first trophy after overcoming Melbourne rivals.

Todd Blackadder warns All Blacks of Irish threat to record run

Todd Blackadder warns the All Blacks that Ireland is capable of ending their record run.

Even the Aussies suggest Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is making a Bozo of himself

Wallabies coach accused of using clown cartoon distraction to hide his own deficiencies.

Canberra Raiders prop Junior Paulo ready for boxing rumble with Paul Gallen

Canberra behemoth Junior Paulo is looming as the most likely opponent for Paul Gallen.

Kiwis wing Jordan Rapana comes full circle ahead of Four Nations challenge

He's taken a different path to the top, but Jordan Rapana wouldn't have it any other way.

John John Florence crowned World Surfing champion

Hawaii's John John Florence is the 2016 World Surf League champion.

Gai Waterhouse picking a local victory in the Melbourne Cup

Australian-trained horse should win the Melbourne Cup, racing's first lady says.

Roosters executive Peter O'Sullivan banned indefinitely by NRL

NRL deems a Roosters executive is not fit to be registered.

New research finds heading footballs can 'significantly' affect short-term memory

UK study finds that heading a football can significantly affect brain function and memory for 24 hours.

Darren Lehmann to 'chat' with aggrieved Usman Khawaja

Australian coach to have a 'private chat' with batsman who criticised selectors for dropping him.

Black Ferns make three changes for second test against Australia

Coach Glenn Moore still looking for improvement despite massive first test victory.

'Big Show' Glenn Maxwell dumped from Aussie state side

Star Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell dumped from his state side.

Northern Districts, Wellington make winning starts to Plunket Shield season

Kuggeleijn bowls Northern to victory, while Woodcock stars for Wellington in opening round of Plunket Shield.

All Whites coach Anthony Hudson backing Tommy Smith to prove desire to play international football

After throwing him an international lifeline, All Whites coach believes former captain will prove his desire to play international football.

All Black duties scrub Scott Barrett from Canterbury team for final against Tasman

Withdrawal of Scott Barrett from Mitre 10 Cup final means Aussie David McDuling will start for Canterbury.

Black Caps look to shut down Virat Kohli as series goes on the line against India

NZ attack confident they have a plan to contain India's master blaster in must-win clash.

Why Steve Hansen and Michael Cheika need to have a beer, or a nice cuppa tea

OPINION: Why Steve Hansen and Michael Cheika need to have a beer, or a nice cuppa.

Samu Kerevi out, Marika Koroibete in for Wallabies' European tour

Three potential test debutants named in Wallabies squad, including rugby league convert.

Government to examine funding application for Joseph Parker world boxing title fight

Joseph Parker world title bout "probably on the border" for government funding, Steven Joyce says.

David Nyika to launch Counterpunch Parkinson's classes at Hamilton's Ringside Gym

Boxer David Nyika's grandad was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2012 and they're now both knocking back its effects.

Wellington ease to six wicket win over Auckland in Plunket Shield opener

Luke Woodcock's 98 guided Wellington to victory over defending Plunket Shield champions Auckland.

Otago opener Wilson scores second straight ton in Plunket Shield opener

 Otago opening batsman Brad Wilson scored consecutive hundreds against Central Districts.

Swinging for the fences: 10 facts about the World Series

Sports reporter Christopher Reive shares 10 facts to get you excited about the Major League Baseball World Series.
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