Super Bowl silly bets - what you can gamble on

Katy Perry song choice, MVP's thank you speech and Gatorade colour among gambler's options.

World class rowers shine at South Island championships

Handful of New Zealand's best rowers shine at Lake Ruataniwha at the weekend.

Collateral damage in All Black Liam Messam's hard-fought win over Rhys Sullivan

All Blacks' eye hurt in pro boxing debut, but injury little compared to wounds for Waikato in early rugby days.

Rory McIlroy wins Dubai Desert Classic title with record score

Golf world No 1 wins in the desert with a record-equalling 22-under par.

Martina Hingis wins Australian Open mixed doubles title

Former world No 1 out of retirement for the second time wins Australian Open mixed doubles.

Arsenal climb to fifth after thumping Aston Villa 5-0

Goals all-round in 5-0 drubbing of hapless EPL side now without a win or a goal since December.

Willie Mason investigated for 'anti-social' incident in Auckland

Manly forward asked to leave a venue in Auckland following a "minor incident" during Nines weekend.

Novak Djokovic dismisses suggestion of foxing in Australian Open final

Suggestion of injury theatrics and gamesmanship in the final dismissed by Australian Open winner.

Sharing the field with Dan Carter 'cool'

Not many young rugby fans can boast they've shared the field with Dan Carter, but Wellington teenager Kris Watt is proud to have had the honour.

Novak Djokovic wins fifth Australian Open crown as Andy Murray implodes

Tennis world No 1 overcomes a "physical crisis" to beat a fired-up Andy Murray in a tense final.

Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson star as Aussies thrash England in Tri-Series final

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell starred with the bat before Mitchell Johnson wreaked havoc with the ball.

Mountain biker Sam Gaze sets his sights on the top spot

Commonwealth Games mountain biking silver medallist Sam Gaze was a surprise entrant at the national track cycling championships over the weekend.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder refuses to be rattled by pre-season losses

Another pre-season stumble for the Crusaders has been accompanied by an injury to skipper Matt Todd.

Canterbury a key player in NRL's growth strategy, says CEO Dave Smith

NRL chief Dave Smith says having a Canterbury team in a trans-Tasman competition fits the NRL's plan.

Richie McCaw off-limits for Crusaders' pre-season clash with Queensland Reds

Richie McCaw won't be available for the Crusaders' final pre-season game against the Reds on Friday night.

Andrew Mathieson has a field day as Central Stags win national one-day cricket final

Andrew Mathieson sets a new mark for domestic one-day wickets in a season as Aces beaten.

Grant Elliott repels his critics in the best possible way against Pakistan

Grant Elliott's brand of intelligent, effective cricket makes him an essential member of the Black Caps.

Good pre-season win over Crusaders bodes well for Hurricanes

Blade Thomson's mohawk wasn't the only reason he, and the Hurricanes, stood out at Eketahuna.

Veteran prop Ben May makes surprise return to Hurricanes squad

Ben May will make an unexpected return to the Hurricanes after being whistled up as an injury replacement.

Wellington Phoenix hope to be back with a hiss and a Roar in A-League

Let's hope the third act can match the second as the Wellington Phoenix resume their A-League campaign.

Three into five won't go for New Zealand pace quintet as World Cup prep gears up

Pace bowling puzzle may not be any clearer as McLean Park adds another dimension to debate.

Lydia Ko poised for lengthy reign as world No 1, says coach David Leadbetter

It took just four days of the new season for Lydia Ko to knock off one of the two peaks in world golf she was yet to conquer.

Andy Murray's fiancee makes T-shirt statement

In a cheeky display of nonchalance, the tennis star's fiancee Kim Sears' t-shirt carries a message.

Mongolian Khan can end Opie Bosson's NZ Derby wait

Mongolian Khan might enable trainer Murray Baker and rider Opie Bosson to conquer the NZ Derby.

Good manners pay dividends for Starlight Starbright

Ricky Allen is making no secret of the key to success with his promising trotter Starlight Starbright.

Show The World looks good in impressive win at Te Rapa

Show The World got his season back on track with an impressive win at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Rocanto returns to form in Pearl Series 1200 at Te Rapa

Stephen Marsh was relieved when Rocanto proved too good for his opposition at Te Rapa.

Jockey Lisa Allpress off to Japan

Lisa Allpress has accepted a contract to ride in Japan for three months from the end of March.

Christen Me makes a good night great at Victoria Cup in Melbourne

As far as great nights go they do not get much better than Saturday for Cran Dalgety and Dexter Dunn.

South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Cronulla Sharks to claim Auckland Nines title

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have added the Auckland Nines trophy to their NRL Premiership title by beating the Cronulla Sharks.

Auckland sprinters have too much pace for Southland at national track champs

Bragging rights within the New Zealand track cycling sprint set-up have gone to the Aucklanders.

Zane Robertson smashes New Zealand half-marathon record in Japan

Zane Robertson has run a sensationally quick time in finishing second at the Marugame Half Marathon in Kagawa, Japan, today.

Mitch Evans puts on a show of speed for Kiwi fans at Hampton Downs

Mitch Evans showed Kiwi fans his world-class speed as he raced with his brother Simon.

Rugby now the priority for Sonny Bill Williams after winning fight with Chauncy Welliver

Adding punch to the Chiefs and All Blacks backline is now Sonny Bill Williams' priority.

Double gold for Kiwi sailors at World Cup regatta in Miami

Kiwi crews Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech take wins.

Taylor Gunman singing in the rain as he wins NZ Cycle Classic

Taylor Gunman held firm in the rain to win the NZ Cycle Classic in Palmerston North today.

Live streaming: BNT NZ SuperTourers - Waikato 250 - Race 3

Start your engines with's live stream of race three from the Waikato 250 at Hampton Downs.

Super Bowl the final act of NFL's worst season

Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Deflated balls. It was the NFL's worst season.

Snoop Dogg cashes in as Snooperbowl 2015 kicks off

Rapper parties pre Super Bowl as junior American football event he backs launches careers.

Lydia Ko becomes youngest ever golf world No 1

Kiwi teen may have made history as golf's youngest world No 1, but without a win "she's a little miffed".

New Zealand Warriors bitten by Sharks as Cronulla setup Auckland Nines final with Rabbitohs

South Sydney Rabbitohs face the Cronulla Sharks in the final of the Auckland Nines.

Rainbow stripes light up national track cycling championships

World champion sprint cyclists wear their honoured colours in racing at national champs.

Steed or machine: The allure of horsepower

On the same day, NZ's richest horse race and a leading motorsport event draw crowds of thousands.

Christy Prior wins gold in slopestyle snowboarding

Kiwi snowboarder backs up X Games bronze with European Open gold in women's slopestyle.

Recap: Lydia Ko becomes women's golf world No 1

Kiwi Lydia Ko becomes youngest ever golf world No 1 after tying for second at LPGA Tour event.

Live rugby league: NRL Auckland Nines - Day 2

Join us for live coverage of the Auckland Nines from Eden Park in Auckland.

Michael Clarke denies Cricket Australia, team-mate rifts

Australia captain shrugs off speculation he's at odds with cricket administrators and his team.

Waitakere United look for consistency in ASB Premiership

Waitakere United are on a desperate search for consistency today in an attempt to get their playoff push back on track.

Chelsea stay top after 1-1 draw with Manchester City

London club five points clear in the EPL after 1-1 draw in their top-of-the-table clash.

All Black Liam Messam makes successful start to professional boxing career

All Black makes successful start to pro boxing career, beating Rhys Sullivan in Sydney.
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