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Australia beat Sri Lanka to avoid Twenty20 whitewash

Adam Zampa and James Faulkner both claim three wickets as Australia take third T20.

Chiefs hand Super Rugby debuts to Mitch Karpik and Johnny Faauli for Highlanders clash

Mitch Karpik gets his Super Rugby chance in Sam Cane's absence, with a 'mini Ma'a Nonu' also lined up for the Highlanders.

Eliza McCartney ecstatic as she makes statement with 4.70 clearance at Britomart

NZ pole vault star thrills the crowd in downtown Auckland, and knocks off an impressive height to boot.

Lazarus' little brother steals the show on final day of standardbred sales

A younger half brother to New Zealand's best pacer has fetched $120,000 at yearling sales.

Manly Sea Eagles vow to continue the legacy of Steve Matai and Brett Stewart

Sea Eagles management desperate to give Matai and Stewart the send-off they deserve at Brookvale.

How the Canberra rugby league team raids New Zealand's rugby union youngsters

Peter Mulholland is the ultimate Canberra Raider. Trouble is, he raids New Zealand.

Black Caps hang on for win in record-breaking match for Ross Taylor

Black Caps hold on for pulsating series-levelling win in Christchurch.

Gold Coast Titans lose Peats for six to eight weeks

The hooker was hurt in his side's trial loss to the Warriors on the weekend.

New Zealand under-17 men's football team qualify for World Cup with late win

A last-minute goal from Olly Whyte has booked the NZ U-17 men's footballers a ticket to India in October.

Australia skittled for 66 by White Ferns in Twenty20 series decider

Lea Tahuhu and Holly Huddleston reduced Australia to 9-5, Ferns win ODI series 2-1.

Aerobatic pilots show 'extreme discipline and focus' during NZ champs

Pilots at Hood Aerodrome to contest who is New Zealand's best aerobatic flier.

No rest for Marlborough endurance cyclist Craig Harper on world record attempt

He's gunning for a world record, but he reckons he can beat the mail too.

Which New Zealand Super Rugby teams perform best in season-openers?

Kiwi teams throw up some interesting numbers when it comes to their efforts in first-up matches.

Councillors split over decision to stall velodrome debate

The decision whether to build a controversial multimillion-dollar velodrome in Napier has stalled.

Commemoration of the Christchurch earthquake at 12:51pm was varied – is this a sign the city is moving on?

At 12:51pm, people mourned at the CTV site - but the cricket continued at Hagley Oval.

Accountability, unity needed as Wellington Phoenix look to salvage season

A players-only meeting has the Wellington Phoenix squad heading in the right direction, says captain Andrew Durante.

Highlanders searching for answers to Shane Christie's mystery illness

Club puzzled as they still don't know what's wrong with flanker Shane Christie.

New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady's stolen jersey worth $697,000

The shirt belonging to the New England quarterback believed stolen after Super Bowl victory.

Football Ferns captain Abby Erceg's retirement and outcry a 'last-ditch effort'

Retiring Football Ferns captain warns she may not be the only one to quit.

Testimonial to celebrate Vince Lia's decade with Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix stalwart's career to be celebrated with social match and This Is Your Life dinner.

Cameron Howieson debut goal sends Auckland City FC into Premiership playoffs

Auckland City FC are into the national football league playoffs, and Cameron Howieson has his first goal for the club.

Western Sydney Wanderers ban 14 supporters over offensive banner at A-League match

Football club suspends 14 supporters because of the offensive banner displayed at A-League match.

McLean Park overhaul won't stop cricket next season - CD boss

All going to plan, there will still be a full summer of cricket at McLean Park next season.

Why pie-eating is a red card offence in the case of Sutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw

OPINION: Goalie's actions hard to swallow with match-fixing and gambling such a scourge on sport.

Glasgow-bound Callum Gibbins not expected to play for Manawatu in 2017

Manawatu Turbos not expected to feature Callum Gibbins in 2017 after his contract with Glasgow Warriors.

Warriors setting the bar high as Stephen Kearney era prepares to ger under way

No bold declarations but expectations high at Warriors.

Possible Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout 'a joke' - Canelo Alvarez says

Two-time world champion Canelo Alvarez labels it a "businessman fight".

Ambrose Curtis returns to New Zealand sevens for Las Vegas and Vancouver

New Zealand sevens coach Scott Waldrom has a sure bet with Ambrose Curtis back in Las Vegas.

Sofia Rosa on song but Kawi favourite for Group I Haunui Farm Classic

If top New Zealand mare performs on Saturday, she is likely to clash with Winx.

Former Crusaders halfback Kahn Fotuali'i banned for punching in English Premiership

Ban of ex-Crusaders No 9 puts Blackadder's Bath to the test as injuries and Six Nations call-ups take a toll.

Penrith Panthers prop James Tamou out to prove critics wrong: Trent Merrin

NZ-born prop will be a man on a mission at Penrith.

Nehe Milner-Skudder ruled out of Hurricanes opening Super Rugby match

All Blacks utility ruled out of the Hurricanes' opener in Tokyo, opening the door for Jordie Barrett.

Injury setback for Warriors prop Ben Matulino

Injured Warriors prop could face further time on the sidelines.

Pressure on top-ranked India in test series: Aussies

Indians warned to expect plenty of short stuff as Aussies search for ways to challenge them at home.

The boring truth about Steve Hansen, Pat Lam, respect and the Lions

OPINION: The north may regard Kiwis and the All Blacks as lacking in respect, but the reality is different.

NZ should man up like Dan Carter to face our sport and alcohol problem - Steve Stannard

OPINION: Thank you Dan Carter for your honesty, too often we justify drunken behaviour with ease.

Manchester City beats Monaco 5-3 in wild Champions League game

Frantic finish from Man City sees them home in wild Champions League match.

Fury camp talk up Joseph Parker as they prepare for WBO title fight in NZ

"It's a square ring. It doesn't matter where it is," Fury trainer says of Kiwi boxing champ's home advantage.

Teenage legspinner Amelia Kerr called to Australia for White Ferns T20 series

Teenage legspinner Amelia Kerr has joined the White Ferns side in Australia for her first overseas tour.

Grateful Kieran Foran says Warriors a 'breath of fresh air'

"It's been great to get out of Sydney," Warriors recruit says as he settles in at his new NRL home.

Recap: Black Caps v Proteas - ODI II

Kiwis level ODI series against South Africa in a Christchurch thriller.

Teen chess grand master banned for wearing a headband instead of a hijab

18-year-old chess grand master banned from her national team for wearing a headband, not a hijab.

Mini golf to hit full swing with inaugural national tournament

Players lining up to take part in the inaugural New Zealand Minigolf Open with dreams of heading to World Championships.

Race fixing inquiry a talking point at yearling sales

An inquiry into alleged race fixing in harness racing has led to much speculation in the industry.

Christian Lealiifano helping coach Brumbies after successful leukaemia treatment

Christian Lealiifano hopes to play again, but will coach in the meantime after successful cancer treatment.

Los Angeles Lakers get their Magic back at the top

Lakers owner sacks her brother as she installs legend Magic Johnson in top job.

Floyd Mayweather's 63-year-old father says he can beat Conor McGregor in boxing

"I would beat his ass and I'm a 63-year-old man," taunts boxer's father and trainer of UFC star.

Wallabies great Tim Horan implores Aussie Super teams to take some risks

Only way to close gap with NZ Super Rugby teams is by playing like them, says Wallabies great.

Austin Healey: Lions should pick NZ-born Denny Solomona for tour

Sale's Auckland-born wing Denny Solomona tipped for a place on British and Irish Lions' tour.

US legend Hope Solo voices her support of Football Ferns skipper Abby Erceg to quit because of lack of financial support

"Sacrifice is never easy," Hope Solo says in support of outgoing Ferns skipper's decision to quit.
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