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Emma Twigg survives scare to qualify for Olympics as other Kiwis miss out

A mid-race collision with a buoy couldn't stop the Kiwi single sculler.

David Pocock says Brumbies no guarantee to make Super Rugby finals despite easy run home

Brumbies star reveals his thoughts on their run to the Super Rugby finals.

Warriors let Konrad Hurrell go, as rival clubs show interest

Out-of-favour centre's contract with beleaguered club ends as other offers come in.

Black Caps star Matt Henry inspires Worcestershire to big win over Leicestershire

Paceman Matt Henry puts in all-round performance for Worcestershire in the County Championship.

David Long: No real winners in Konrad Hurrell's untimely exit from New Zealand Warriors

OPINION: He should've been one of the Warriors' all time greats, but that won't happen.

Craig Joubert to referee 100th Super Rugby match as the Bulls face the Lions

The South African official hits a big milestone as he takes charge of his 100th Super Rugby match.

'Little' Steven Adams lookalike proves a star turn with the Kiwi basketballer

Big Kiwi Steven Adams thinks cute lookalike fan is "absolutely amazing".

Parramatta Eel Corey Norman to face court on illegal drugs charges

Parramatta Eel Corey Norman was allegedly caught with MDMA capsules at Sydney's The Star casino.

Nine Network to issue live apology to Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith

It's claimed the Storm skipper will receive an on-air apology after boycotting the network since a story on Alex McKinnon aired last year.

Warriors not looking for quick recruitment fix after Konrad Hurrell's exit

Warriors boss Jim Doyle says they're unlikely to sign anyone before the June 30 deadline.

Western Force unsettled ahead of Australian Rugby Union takeover

Alby Mathewson speaks out as takeover talk looms large over the Western Force.

Hurricanes won't get a better chance to beat the Highlanders

Dane Coles relieved to be over his head knock.

Wellington to host NZ sevens tournament for next three years

NZ Rugby Union finalises agreement for Wellington to host event until at least 2019.

Wales without Sam Warburton for England 'redemption' before All Blacks series

Wales star eyes redemption against England, but they'll be missing their captain before facing the All Blacks.

Teen rugby league player's life support to be switched off after concussion

Lui Polimeni was placed in a coma after being concussed in a junior league match. He never woke up.

Luke Whitelock pencilled in for Highlanders after signing on dotted line

Newly re-signed loose forward Luke Whitelock has been retained at No 8

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg warns players and officials: 'Choose your friends and associates wisely'

Todd Greenberg speaks out after NRL stars pictured dining with alleged fraudster and ex-bikie boss.

Rio Olympics 2016: No Australian rowing eights qualify for Games

Australia's men's rowing eight failed in the 'Regatta of Death' to miss their first Olympics since London in 1948.

Women's provincial rugby competition renamed the Farah Palmer Cup

Nine provinces will contest the inaugural Farah Palmer Cup later this year.

Dillian Whyte eyes potential Joseph Parker bout as he plots Anthony Joshua rematch

British contender eyes Anthony Joshua rematch, and Kiwi Parker could stand in his way.

Paddy Payne says Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne should think about retiring after fall

Brother tells Melbourne Cup-winning jockey she should consider retirement.

Mum's the word as Solomon Haumono rolls with the punches

Joseph Parker's next opponent says his bedridden ill mother is the inspiration behind his boxing career.

Steven Adams, OKC Thunder one win from finals with 3-1 lead over Golden State

New Zealand sport's man of the moment was on fire again as he helped Oklahoma City to a big win in game four.

Recap: Oklahoma City Thunder thump Golden State Warriors to take 3-1 series lead in NBA Western Conference finals

Steven Adams helps OKC go within reach of NBA Finals after thumping Golden State once again.

Special licence needed after booze ban for Christchurch's Riccarton Cup Day

12 arrests and 40 boozy evictions mean Jockey club will have to apply for new special licence to serve alcohol at this year's event.

Chiefs second-five Charlie Ngatai to miss Super Rugby match against Waratahs

Chiefs' second five-eighth fails to overcome concussion symptoms and won't feature against the Waratahs.

Five things you didn't know about Eddie Dawkins

Care to learn a bit more about Olympic cyclist Eddie Dawkins? Here are five things you didn't know about him.

Tasman Rugby Union logo revised after widespread public criticism

 The Tasman Rugby Union has bowed to public and player pressure and reinstated an upgraded version of its original logo.

Steven Adams' one-handed bullet pass lights up NBA conference finals

Kiwi NBA star delivers an unbelievable one-handed bullet pass in a huge play for the OKC Thunder.

Hurricanes will be at full strength to meet Highlanders

Hurricanes captain Dane Coles is over his concussion symptoms and will lead side against Highlanders.

Waikato Times' girls rugby video series wins at Global Media Awards

All In, a story about women's rugby, won a prize for best use of video at the Global Media Awards.

Pittsburgh Pirates player Ryan Vogelsong suffers multiple facial fractures after being hit in eye

Pittsburgh Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong took a 148kmh fastball, right in the face.

French Open mistakenly announces retirement of Francesca Schiavone

French Open honours Francesca Schiavone and bids her "au revoir". But her "retirement" was news to her.

NRL's Junior Paulo and James Segeyaro warned over consorting with criminals

Instagram picture leads to police warning for Eels' Junior Paulo and Panthers' James Segeyaro in wake of Corey Norman pills allegations.

Breakers and Southland Sharks big man Alex Pledger says call to pull out of Tall Blacks was tough one

Alex Pledger says Tall Black unavailability is about the longevity of his career.

NZ cyclist Aaron Gate into third at Tour of Ireland after gruelling third stage

NZ cyclist moves into contention at Tour of Ireland with second-place finish on demanding third stage.

Football fans draw short stick on Sky's FanPass

"You don't know what you're doing" - FanPass customers can't watch the Oceania Nations Cup live.

23,000 police mobilized to protect Tour de France as security ramps up for Euro 2016

Unprecedented police numbers for iconic cycling race as security also ramps up for Euro 2016.

OKC Thunder star Kevin Durant says Draymond Green never going to be suspended

NBA bailout of the Warriors villain who kicked Steven Adams' groin no surprise for OKC star Kevin Durant.

Drake gives LeBron James dirty looks as the Raptors take bite against the Cavs

Forget a Cavaliers clean-sweep, the Raptors are on for an upset and their big name fans aren't afraid to show it.

Andrea Hewitt heads NZ triathlon team for Rio Olympic Games

One first-time Olympian named in four-strong Kiwi triathlon lineup for Rio.

Jose Mourinho agrees terms with Manchester United: report

Former Chelsea manager poised to take over at Manchester United after Louis van Gaal was sacked.

Wallabies star Israel Folau ready to face off with former flatmate Ben Te'o

NRL premiership winner returns to Australia with England rugby team to face his old flatmate.

Kieran Read and Scott Dixon named in US magazine's 50 fittest male athletes

Can sitting on your bum really make you one of the world's 50 fittest male athletes? Apparently so.

Warriors prop Jacob Lillyman unlucky to miss Queensland nod: Petero Civoniceva

Queensland great Petero Civoniceva says playing for a poor Warriors team cost Lillyman an Origin spot.

Daniel Vettori and Bangalore into IPL final thanks to stars de Villiers and Watson

McCullum fails to fire as Vettori's side powers into tournament decider on back of de Villiers masterclass.

Michael Venus out of French Open as Kiwi chances for Rio hang by thread

Chances of Kiwi playing at Olympics hanging by thread after men's No 1 loses in first round at Roland Garros.

Anthony Joshua training video shows the size of challenge in front of Joseph Parker

"He brings power and good build, I bring speed and power," boxing heavyweight warns in training video.

Olympic champion rower Eric Murray live-streams legally from 'Last Chance' regatta

Olympic champ Eric Murray legally broadcasts on Facebook from 'Last Chance' Rio qualification regatta.

Eels star Kieran Foran begins action against Australian TAB over leaked bets

Troubled Kiwis star takes action after Aussie betting details leaked to newspaper.
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