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Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon lead Australia charge as Sri Lanka crumble

Australian bowlers rip through Sri Lankan batsmen on first day of opening test.

No New Zealand referees in charge of Super Rugby semis

Kiwi whistleblowers consigned to assistant referee and TMO duties in Super Rugby semis.

A brief history of the worst Olympic villages: Sewage in showers and dodgy wiring

The Rio Games aren't the first sporting event to spark complaints about athletes' accommodation.

Indian Rio hopefuls claim innocence on doping

Two Indian competitors say they are innocent after testing positive for steroids.

Cronulla Shark Michael Ennis announces rugby league retirement

Sharks hooker Michael Ennis calls it quits after 14 seasons.

Rio Olympics: Meet the New Zealand team who will be going for gold this August

199 Kiwis are off to compete at the Rio Olympics, the most ever. Find out who they are with this handy guide.

More surgery for Supercars star Courtney

Supercars star James Courtney faces a lifelong battle with the injuries suffered in a freak pitlane accident.

Rio Olympics: Your complete guide to when New Zealanders are in action

Want to know what's on when at the Olympic Games in Rio? Don't worry, Stuff's got you covered with this one-stop shop.

All White Winston Reid incensed by awful tackle on West Ham team-mate

The All Whites star goes after German defender following awful tackle.

Goalkeeper Oliver Sail to start for Wellington Phoenix in Chinese friendly clash

With first-choice goalkeeper Glen Moss out injured, Oliver Sail gets a starting chance.

Dragons' Lim Lafai and Siliva Havili charged over brawl

Tim Lafai and Siliva Havili have been stood down by Dragons after being charged over a fight.

Junior Black Sox two from three at under-19 world softball championships

The Junior Black Sox lost to Japan at the under-19 softball world championships after wins over Canada and Israel.

Patience paramount as Black Caps batsmen challenged to set steady pace

Black Caps must adapt to slow surface against inexperienced Zimbabwe attack.

Tuimoala Lolohea back in Warriors starting line-up as Blake Ayshford drops to bench

Talented young utility named to start at fullback for Warriors' clash with Panthers in Auckland.

Auckland cricketer Sean Solia dazzles for Marylebone Cricket Club in England

Sean Solia dazzles for Marylebone Cricket Club's youth team, hitting 170.

World Rugby sevens referees manager Paddy O'Brien braces for busy Olympic Games

Former test referee excited at attending the Olympics as the sevens referees manager.

Premiership winning jockey Lisa Allpress wants stake money to increase

Stake money needs to be lifted in New Zealand racing, champion jockey Lisa Allpress says.

Nick Kyrgios loses to 17-year-old ranked number 370 but wins at Pokemon Go

The Australian writes that he plays more Pokemon than tennis, then loses to world number 370.

Travel factor a killer when hunting Super Rugby's holy grail

Getting your passport stamped within days of a Super Rugby final isn't a great omen.

Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck kidnapped in Sao Paulo: reports

Brazilian criminals want $52 million for the release of Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law.

TVNZ's Peter Williams' anti-crime plan: no watch, wedding ring or credit card in Rio

TVNZ newsreader has a system to foil Brazil's criminal element.

Mark Hunt smashes UFC and Brock Lesnar as doping controversy rages on

Kiwi UFC star demanding legal action as lack of accountability from Brock Lesnar doping scandal continues.

Lisa Carrington's Hungarian rival will have busy Rio Olympics schedule

The Kiwi's biggest threat over 500 metres is entered in three events.

Joseph Parker plans two more fights before facing Anthony Joshua next year

It's giant Dimitrenko and one more as Kiwi boxer plots the path to his title fight with Anthony Joshua.

Fast car, favourite event has Hayden Paddon positive for WRC Rally Finland

Kiwi rally star aims for back-to-back podiums at his favourite event on the WRC calendar.

Joseph Parker to fight giant Ukrainian Alexander Dimitrenko in October

Joseph Parker now only fighting in preparation for his title shot, trainer says as next opponent named.

Justin Timberlake felt up by fan at the American Century Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament

His attacker refused to leave and was arrested for disorderly conduct. Timberlake played on regardless.

Rio Olympics top five: Must-see events

Stuff takes a look at the top five must-see events at the Rio Olympics.

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic disappointed by nature of semifinal loss to NSW Swifts

Coming out for the second half trailing by nine, they didn't have enough hunger, says captain Leana de Bruin.

Super Rugby form XV: Hurricanes TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett run the ship

Stuff's rugby experts pick a form XV for the Super Rugby semifinals. What do you think?

Quiz: What do you know about Olympic controversies and scandals?

With so many fervent people gathered, the Olympics provide fertile ground for scandals and controversies. What do you know about them?

New Zealand men's rowing four wait as Fisa considers Russian role at Olympics

Kiwi fours' uncertain chance to replace a Russian rowing crew in Rio running short on time.

Former Wallabies prop Nick Stiles named Queensland Reds coach

Todd Blackadder misses out on job to interim co-coach and former Wallabies prop.

Bowling great Muttiah Muralitharan in spat with Sri Lanka over Aussie role

Sri Lanka Cricket makes formal complaint about Murali after altercation with team manager.

Phoenix striker Roy Krishna teaching Fiji's green Olympic squad tricks of professionalism

Phoenix striker hailed as example of professionalism as island minnow faces Olympic football heavyweights.

Mark Reason: Competitive Ko now 'sneaky long' and a threat on every course

OPINION: Swing change means Kiwi now has the chance to win every week.

Get ready to lose a gem in Chiefs coach Dave Rennie

OPINION: Chiefs coach ready for test rugby, and now he has the motive when the next job comes up.

NZ Breakers confirm pre-season tour against Andrej Lemanis' Brisbane Bullets

The Breakers will sharpen up for the new Australian NBL campaign with a three-city New Zealand pre-season tour against the returning club who have unashamedly modelled themselves on the Kiwi outfit.

All you need to know about Joseph Parker's next opponent

NZ heavyweight faces a tall order - here's all you need to know about Alexander Dimitrenko.

New Zealand's Golden Olympic moments: Sarah Ulmer in Athens 2004

Sarah Ulmer thought about retiring from cycling, but wise words from her coach kept her in the game for Athens.

Australian athletes to move into Rio Olympics village on Wednesday

"Enormous" progress made in the last 24 hours in fixing Australia's Olympic village apartments.

Plays of the Week: TJ Perenara running over people, amazing goals and Justin Timberlake

TJ Perenara's best Julian Savea impression, amazing goals and... Justin Timberlake?

Black Caps must be patient on low, slow Zimbabwe wickets as test match nears

NZ will need to adjust to "low and slow" pitches if they are to win in Zimbabwe, batsman Tom Latham says.

Michael Jordan speaks out on racial violence in the USA

Normally quiet on political issues, NBA great whose father was shot dead in 1993 takes the unusual step of speaking out.

Russian Olympic team could be cut to 40 as IOC backlash grows

Many more athletes may follow the barred seven swimmers out of the Olympics.

1500m runner Julian Matthews to skip Olympic Games opening ceremony

Julian Matthews will delay his arrival into Olympic Games athletes village to avoid distraction.

Sam Allardyce 'fits the chair' as England manager, makes Wayne Rooney wait on captaincy call

New England football manager coy on plans for captaincy as he reveals he "fits the chair" as boss.

Skycity Stampede guaranteed a Queenstown final

Skycity Stampede are leading the championship with 34 points, securing a final home game in Queenstown.

Hull City sign big shirt sponsorship deal with Kenyan betting company

EPL club signs a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with a Kenyan betting company.
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