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Martin Guptill and Tom Latham say bowlers set up crucial win over Zimbabwe

Century-makers say improved bowling effort set up much-needed win for Black Caps against Zimbabwe.

Martin Guptill, Tom Latham centuries see Black Caps cruise past Zimbabwe

A double-century opening partnership between Martin Guptill and Tom Latham saw NZ hammer Zimbabwe.

Cristiano Ronaldo dresses as a homeless man to fool Madrid crowd with his skills

Football star dresses as homeless man to stun crowds in Madrid with his dazzling footwork - then reveals his true identity.

Gould: NRL needs clarity on shoulder charge rule in wake of Kane Evans' big hit

OPINION: If I was a player I'd want more clarity from the NRL before I go shouldering up to the next big bloke.

Will the Olympics be a boon or burden for Beijing and Tokyo?

COMMENT: Tokyo and Beijing are still celebrating the news that they'll host the 2020 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympics, respectively.

Baseball team to honour bat boy Kaiser Carlile, 9, killed in on-field accident

A baseball team is reeling after a freak accident claimed the life of their nine-year-old helper.

Fans not impressed by Central Coast Mariners' new home-and-away strip

New jersey slammed by scores of Mariners fans on social media flabbergasted design given tick of approval.

History for Lauren Boyle as she wins silver in 1500m at world swimming champs

Fourth world championship medal sees her eclipse Danyon Loader as New Zealand's most prolific swimmer at this level.

IAAF labels doping accusations 'misinformed journalism'

The world governing body for athletics strongly denied media reports of widespread doping in the sport.

Danny Cipriani's World Cup hopes with England alive after new bail date

Backup England No 10 Danny Cipriani re-bailed in his drink driving case until after World Cup.

Gatland names experimental Wales team for Ireland warm-up

Wales coach Warren Gatland will hand debuts to four players in RWC warm-up match against Ireland.

Twice denied gold, Australia race walker feels 'let down' by IAAF

If you were ever looking for a victim of the scourge of blood doping in athletics, there's Australian race walker Jared Tallent.

Kosta Barbarouses finds goal in Melbourne Victory's FFA Cup win

Melbourne's two A-League clubs avoided major FFA Cup upsets with away wins, albeit in contrasting fashion.

Tom Abercrombie runs hot to fire Tall Blacks past Mexico in China

A breakout game from their small forward propelled the NZ basketballers to a key comeback victory in China.

NRL shoulder charge: Sonny Bill Williams retracts support for tackle

Former league star and current All Black Sonny Bill Williams backs NRL ban on shoulder charge.

The Ashes: Mitchell Johnson vows to rediscover aggression for Australia

Mitchell Johnson once terrorised England with a short-pitched assault but he's pitched it up of late.

Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies prop James Slipper backs scrum to be a force come World Cup time

Wallabies prop James Slipper backs scrum to be a force under new coach Mario Ledesma.

Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies star Israel Folau credits Michael Cheika for new clarity in camp

Wallabies star Israel Folau credits coach Michael Cheika for new clarity that exists in camp.

Fiji beat Samoa to win Pacific Nations Cup in British Columbia

Fiji beat Samoa to win Pacific Nations Cup in British Columbia.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall's to return for Sydney Roosters against Newcastle Knights

Kiwi's return to NRL for first time since domestic violence allegations confirmed.

Olympic medal target in sight as Kiwi athletes chase 14-plus in Rio

High Performance Sport NZ remains confident of an Olympic target of 14-plus medals a year out from Rio

Kiwi Olympic officials confident Rio can deliver on Games promise

With a year to go to the Games, Rio gets vote of confidence from NZ's Olympic powerbrokers.

Just Got Home but Liefting hurdler primed for Grand National Hurdles challenge

Rudy Liefting hurdler primed for Grand National Hurdles challenge.

Olympic triathlon is 'biggest race ever' for Andrea Hewitt

Having made the qualification criteria for the Rio, Andrea Hewitt looks set to compete in her third Olympic triathlon.

Bledisloe Cup: Nehe Milner-Skudder tipped to make All Blacks debut against Wallabies

Hurricanes utility expected to get starting debut for All Blacks on right wing in Sydney.

NRL shoulder charge: It's killed people but Paul Gallen wants it back in rugby league

It's killed people but NSW captain Paul Gallen wants it back in rugby league.

Reason: Lydia Ko should aspire to be as good as Inbee Park

OPINION: Kiwi teen has the perfect role model right in front of her eyes, writes Mark Reason.

Konrad Hurrell dropped by NZ Warriors ahead of Dragons clash in Wellington

Konrad Hurrell has been axed from the Warriors side to play the Dragons in Wellington.

Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies the team All Black centre Conrad Smith loves to hate

The Wallabies are the team All Black centre Conrad Smith loves to hate.

Jerome Kaino: Selection pressure adds extra edge to All Blacks ahead of World Cup

Selection pressure adds extra edge to All Blacks ahead of World Cup, flanker says.

Secrecy surrounds identity of red-carded Canterbury hockey player

Canterbury Hockey are refusing to reveal the identity of a representative player red-carded in a practice match.

Bledisloe Cup: All Blacks wary of cheap shots from aggressive Wallabies forward pack

Will Skelton and Michael Hooper antics offer snapshot of how Wallabies will try to bully All Blacks.

NRL shoulder charge: It's killed people but Paul Gallen wants it brought back into game

It's killed people but NSW Blues skipper Paul Gallen wants it brought back into rugby league.

Brad Weber and Whetu Douglas named co-captains for Waikato

New coach Sean Botherway opts to split the captaincy duties.

Tall Ferns' coach Kennedy Kereama returns to where it all started

Kennedy Kereama will coach the Tall Ferns for the first time in his home city of Christchurch.

Netball World Cup: Silver Fern Laura Langman looking after the small things

For Laura Langman and the Silver Ferns keeping the Netball World Cup in perspective is critical.

Recap: Black Caps vs Zimbabwe ODI series - match two #ZIMvNZ

Relive the action as NZ take on Zimbabwe in the second match of their ODI series.

Gallipoli Anzacs played a little-known rugby match on Lemnos Island

Even when World War I was raging at Gallipoli, Anzacs found time to engage in a rugby match.

Joseph Parker says Kali Meehan's size, experience will test world title aspirations

Rising New Zealand heavyweight sees next foe's size and experience as an ideal test of world title hopes.

Arsenal ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hits back at Roy Keane over 'selfie' jibes

Arsenal's title hopes not being undermined by an obsession with selfies and sixpacks, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says.

Peter Nevill goes about his business amid storm over Brad Haddin dumping

Wicketkeeper doing his utmost to show why he deserves his place in team after furore over Brad Haddin's non-selection.

Pukekohe trainers Alan Lynch and Andrew Grant charged with drug administration

Two Pukekohe harness trainers facing disqualification after their trotters tested positive for illegal P-like drug Aminorex.

Lydia Ko remaining patient in search for elusive major championship crown

Kiwi golfer takes positives from third-place finish at British Open as she seeks major breakthrough in France.

NRL set for massive windfall in TV deal

Soon-to-be-secured deal with Fox Sports for broadcast rights could net NRL up to $1.7 billion, report says.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hails 'fantastic' All Blacks captain Richie McCaw

Wallabies coach lauds All Blacks skipper ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship decider.

Pietersen: Australia's struggling batting order as fragile as any I've ever seen

OPINION: Lack of experience against the moving ball costing tourists dear, says Kevin Pietersen.

New Zealand provincial rugby unions record combined annual surplus

Belt-tightening has helped fatten the provincial rugby unions' balance sheets, a new Deloitte report shows.

Coach Paul Henare gives Tall Blacks a pass mark for Stankovic Cup win over Venezuela

Confidence-boosting win to open Stankovic Cup campaign in Qingyuan just what the coach ordered.

Surf star Mick Fanning donates $83,000 TV fee to fellow shark attack survivor

Aussie star donates TV fee to help another surfer who had surgery to both legs following a shark attack.

Cristiano Ronaldo storms out of TV interview, saying he doesn't care about Fifa

World's best player storms out of interview saying 'music, women, fashion, jewellery and haircuts' dominate his world.
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