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Live: Sydney FC v Adelaide United - A-League week 16

Competition strugglers Adelaide head to Sydney to face the dominant A-League leader.

Tim Southee claims five wickets as dominant Black Caps dismiss Bangladesh before stumps

The Black Caps battle fielding woes to dismiss a gutsy Bangladesh on the last ball of the day.

Tennis stars three kilometres from Melbourne carnage

Some of the biggest names in tennis were just three kilometres away as horrific scenes unfolded in Melbourne's CBD.

Dragons dangle big offer before Broncos' Ben Hunt

The Broncos could be set to lose Ben Hunt to the Dragons for almost $1m a year

Jack Sock out of Australian Open

ASB Classic champion Jack Sock is out of the Australian Open after a hard fought match with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Michael Venus knocked out of doubles at Australian Open

New Zealand's top men's doubles player Michael Venus slips out of Melbourne.

BJ Watling and Tim Southee overtake Smith-Hadlee as wicket taking combination

BJ Watling and Tim Southee surpass Ian Smith and Sir Richard Hadlee as a wicket taking duo.

Sluggish Black Caps drop three chances in slip cordon against Bangladesh

The Black Caps have already dropped 10 catches in the test series against Bangladesh.

Wantaway West Ham footballer has car vandalised outside house

Winston Reid's team-mate's car vandalised

Big Bash League stint a reminder for Ish Sodhi that all he has to do is do his job

His love for the game had gone stale. In the Big Bash League, free of pressure, Ish Sodhi found it again.

From cancer to captaincy: AFL star's stunning comeback

Cleared of cancer in December, Jarryd Roughead will be Hawthorn's new AFL skipper.

Recap: Black Caps v Bangladesh - second test, day one

Bangladesh all out for 289 after a see-saw first day of the second cricket test in Christchurch.

Expectations remain as high as ever for Warriors owner Eric Watson despite changes

Warriors owner says he'll be 'scratching my head' if Warriors miss out on playoffs in 2017.

New Zealand interim coach Scott Waldrom enjoying role ahead of Wellington Sevens

When Scott Waldrom got his first taste of the Wellington Sevens, it was playing for Argentina, not NZ.

Hometown hero Brendon Leitch starts well in Toyota Racing Series round at Teretonga

Hometown hero Brendon Leitch starts Teretonga Park weekend fine fashion.

Stephen Larkham and Andrew Walker to lace up boots at Global Tens

Brumbies' coach to take the field at Global Tens.

World road cycling championships could be staged in Australia

The world road cycling championships may return to Australia in 2020.

Red ball or white, runs just keep flowing for ageless Luke Woodcock in the form of his life for Wellington

Just short of his 35th birthday, Luke Woodcock can't stop plundering runs for Wellington.

US television commentator Doug Adler dropped for 'gorilla' remark

Commentator axed from Australian Open for an " inadvertent" comment about Venus Williams.

Canterbury stick with status quo for Ford Trophy clash with Otago

Canterbury name unchanged 12 to face Otago.

Determined Coco Vandeweghe beats Eugenie Bouchard in Australian Open

​Coco Vandeweghe stormed back from the brink to defeat Eugenie Bouchard in a gruelling clash at the Australian Open.

Hamish Bond takes another step into the unknown at New Zealand Cycle Classic

Double Olympic gold medalist rower Hamish Bond is taking another big leap in the cycling world by riding at the NZ Cyclic Classic.

Warriors get heavyweight support for Auckland Nines as Joseph Parker agrees to be waterboy

Kiwi Boxing champion Joseph Parker agrees to be club's waterboy at Auckland Nines.

Plenty of new starters announced for NBA All-Star Game

Milwaukee Bucks' phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo will be one of six first-time starters at next month's NBA All-Star Game.

Squash Auckland looks to promote game with summer beach series

Playing a game of squash, with the Rangitoto Island as a backdrop is about to become reality.

Spectator who fell in Hayden Paddon crash in the Monte Carlo rally dies

Kiwi Hayden Paddon has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo rally after the death of a spectator.

Raglan surfer Billy Stairmand aiming for the big time after record sixth national title

Raglan surfer Billy Stairmand has written himself into the New Zealand record-books, and is now striving to show his wares to the world.

Trael Joass in sevens heaven less than three years after heart surgery

Less than three years ago Trael Joass was having heart surgery. Now he's a member of the All Blacks Sevens squad.

Defence the key as Wellington Phoenix seek nine-point week and spot in top four

The Wellington Phoenix could find themselves in the A-League top if they can beat the Brisbane Roar on Saturday.

Four new caps in NZ team for Wellington sevens

New blood brought in as Kiwis look to make it four in a row at Wellington's world series tournament.

On the ball: 'Five years ago I was rugby mad' - how to win friends, sport and influence (sort of) your kids

Parents' attitudes change as the fun factor kicks in for kids who are taking to football.

On the ball: Football strikes on rugby's NZ turf as kids vote with their feet

Rugby put NZ on the world sport map, but image problems are driving the kids away.

New Zealand golfer Danny Lee on the pace at La Quinta

NZ golfer in the leaders mix with 5-under 67 at latest PGA Tour event.

On the ball: Rugger or footie - what's best?

Five reasons each way as football encroaches on rugby's NZ sporting supremacy.

On the ball: Football by the numbers - popularity surges among youth and women

The popularity of football has steadily grown to the point where it is now NZ's most popular team sport.

On the ball: Rugby by the numbers - still the national game but its popularity has taken a hit

Rugby is New Zealand's national game - but its sphere of influence is shrinking.

On the ball: Migration 'impacting sport' as Auckland youth kick rugby into touch

School rugby numbers in Auckland have stagnated amid a dramatic population increase.

On the ball: Great moments in New Zealand sport - football v rugby

Head-to-head: Great moments in New Zealand sport celebrated.

On the ball: Quiz - know your rugby and football?

Test your knowledge on the global place of rugby and football - and their place in New Zealand.

Paul O'Reilly's Army enjoying Southern United's football resurgence

Could the support of the Paul O'Reilly Army be behind Southern United's football resurgence?

Karaka - the source of excitement and racetrack legends

New Zealand Bloodstock is the source of racetrack legends.

Southland's Josh Haggerty enjoyed riding with NZ rowing star Hamish Bond

Southland cyclist Josh Haggerty enjoyed the experience of riding with rowing star Hamish Bond.

Dave McKenzie: the Coaster who against odds won the 1967 Boston Marathon

Life will never be the same after winning the Boston Marathon, they say. Not for this Kiwi.

New Zealand sporting clubs told to get their act together on installing defibrillators

Some codes are better than others when it comes to installing defibrillators in sports clubs.

Storm fullback Billy Slater to return in Melbourne's NRL trials

Fullback is training well and is set to make his return after a year out injured.

Jarryd Hayne: Shaun Johnson is the best nines player on the planet

Code-swapping star has no doubt about who is the most exciting nines player to watch.

Middaugh and Currie combine forces in Wanaka's Red Bull Defiance

Braden Currie and Josiah Middaugh are the red hot favourites for Wanaka's two-day adventure race this weekend.

'Are you serious?': Serena channels McEnroe after journo questions 'scrappy' win

"Are you serious?" Tennis star not impressed by questions over her "scrappy" performance.

Marty Banks training with Highlanders as Italian club waits

Talented utility surfaces in Dunedin as injury cover following a no-show at his Italian club.
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