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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.

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.

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.

Tiger Woods out of golf's top 50 world rankings

Tiger Woods' World Golf Championship hopes in doubt after dropping out of top 50 for first time in three years.

Rory McIlroy takes four-shot lead in Dubai Desert Classic

World No 1 golfer reels off five birdies in opening eight holes of third round at Dubai Desert Classic.

Sonny Bill Williams wins comfortable unanimous decision

The crowd booed as Sonny Bill Williams' seventh professional win failed to match the thrill of the undercards.

Danny Hay: Phoenix must rise again to make title run

OPINION: It's back to business and the big question is can the Wellington Phoenix pick up where they left off a month ago?.

Eric Watson won't get his way, says Owen Glenn

Sir Owen Glenn insists Warriors co-owner Eric Watson won't get it all his own way at the club.

NZ Breakers eyeing big picture as ANBL playoffs loom

The Breakers have been here before and understand what the ANBL's last three weeks are about.

Sturridge scores in comeback as Liverpool beat West Ham

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge celebrated his return after a five-month injury layoff with a goal.

Kiwi QC exits Fifa's World Cup corruption probe

Fifa loses NZ barrister from its high-profile probe into alleged World Cup bidding corruption.

How high the question for Central Districts in final

Ending a three-year white ball trophy drought and extracting revenge over Auckland are two solid motivations for Central Districts in today's domestic one-day final.

Phil Gifford: Four tips on how to win a Rugby World Cup

OPINION: Between now and the start of the RWC there will be some high levels of anxiety over the All Blacks' chances.

It's do or die for desperate Warriors at NRL Nines

The Warriors have got themselves into a position they desperately wanted to avoid at the NRL Nines.

Newcastle United dominant, add to Hull City's relegation worries

Hull City's Premier League relegation fears increased when they lost 3-0 at home to Newcastle United.

Kieran Foran not rushing into new Manly contract

Kieran Foran has refused to set a time limit on when he'll sign a new NRL contract, but says he wants to sort it out sooner rather than later.

Socceroos striker Massimo Luongo named Asian Cup MVP

Massimo Luongo named 2015 Asian Cup MVP after scoring opening goal for Australia in final victory.

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray bidding for firsts in Melbourne

The Australian Open final between friends Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray could achieve a number of firsts.

Queensland Reds fall to Melbourne Rebels in Karmichael Hunt's debut

Karmichael Hunt couldn't stop the Queensland Reds going down to the Melbourne Rebels 28-13 in their Super Rugby trial.

Maria Sharapova pays tribute to Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova's dreams of a sixth grand slam title were ended by Serena Williams' wrecking ball serve

Italian pair Bolelli, Fognini claim men's doubles final

Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini triumph in the men's doubles final of the Australian Open.

Waratahs score 10 tries in trials against Sydney club teams

Giant wing Taqele Naiyaravoro has staked his claim for the vacant spot in the NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby side.

Highlanders fight back for pre-season win in Wagga

The Highlanders recovered from a three-try deficit to beat the Brumbies 24-19 in Wagga.

Socceroos dig deep, deliver a result for the ages

Australia's Massimo Luongo celebrates after scoring his side's first goal.

It doesn't always have to be the beautiful game to be the compelling game, the fascinating game.

Socceroos take Asian Cup from South Korea with extra-time winner

Socceroos survived a South Korean comeback to claim biggest prize in Australian football history.

Australian Open: Serena Williams wins record sixth title

Serena Williams fought off a barking cough to clinch her 19th grand slam singles title in Melbourne.

Disgraced fighter Robbie Berridge on road to redemption

"I hate myself for what I've done," says top boxer Robert 'The Butcher' Berridge. "This is the pits. This is rock-bottom."

Super Sam Webster on fire again at national track cycling championships

Sam Webster wins men’s keirin final on third night of national track cycling championships.

Clinical New Zealand chase down Pakistan total with ease to claim ODI win

NZ sailed on confidently to a fourth win from their past five one-day internationals tonight.

Black Caps sail to comfortable win over Pakistan

Having lurched two days previous, the good ship Black Cap sailed on confidently to a fourth win from their past five one-day internationals tonight.

New Zealand Warriors blow massive lead as Auckland Nines hopes hang in the balance

The Warriors have given themselves a mountain to climb ahead of the second day of the Auckland Nines.
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