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Jason Day rockets into world No 1 contention after blowout at The Barclays

Six-shot win at The Barclays has rocketed Australian golf ace into contention for coveted top ranking.

Hartley wins for Porsche in World Endurance Championship at Nurburgring

Brendon Hartley helped the Porsche team win the World Endurance Championship event at Nurburgring.

New Zealand's Scott Dixon brilliantly wins IndyCar series with last round triumph

Kiwi IndyCar ace seals his fourth IndyCar title, winning a dramatic Grand Prix of Sonoma in California.

Live chat: Have your say on the 31-man All Blacks squad picked for the Rugby World Cup

Have the selectors got it right? Have your say with our rugby pundits from midday.

Italian great Valentino Rossi wins wet British Grand Prix to retake title lead

Italian great wins in the wet at Silverstone to retake MotoGP series lead as Spanish rival Marc Marquez crashes out.

American golfer Brian Harman hits two holes-in-one in final round at The Barclays

American golfer etches his name in history books with a pair of aces during final round of The Barclays.

Auckland coach Paul Feeney joins Tana Umaga's Blues setup as an assistant

Tana Umaga adds Auckland provincial mentor Paul Feeney to complete his coaching setup for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Waisake Naholo makes remarkable comeback as All Blacks squad named for Rugby World Cup

Steve Hansen names his 31-man All Blacks squad for the Rugby World Cup.

Legal action hangs over Springboks' participation in Rugby World Cup

Coach Heyneke Meyer has been accused of selecting a "too white" South Africa squad for the Rugby World Cup.

New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams voted on to IAAF's athletes' commission

The athletes have spoken, and they want NZ's shot put queen as their voice on the international federation.

Maria Sharapova pulls out of the US Open

Lucky loser Daria Kasatkina will replace No 2 seed in the main draw after she pulls out with leg injury.

Adrian Lewis beats Raymond van Barneveld to win Auckland Darts Masters

Adrian 'Jackpot' Lewis etched his name into New Zealand history on a dramatic night of darts.

All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read feels for his unwanted mates after squad announcement

All Blacks No 8 admits he felt nervous for his team-mates ahead of Rugby World Cup squad naming.

Manchester City sign Belgian international midfielder Kevin De Bruyne for $76m

EPL pacesetters boost their midfield ranks with the signing of highly-rated Belgian international.

All Blacks believe eighth Rugby World Cup will be most difficult to win

Steve Hansen, Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith agree. This World Cup will be the most difficult to win.

Samoan players get hosed off at Rugby World Cup stadium trial run in London

Water sprinklers spontaneously turned on during RWC warmup game at London's Olympic Stadium.

All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad announcement 'not politicised': PM

John Key says the Rugby Union wanted to make the World Cup squad announcement from Parliament.

Norquay: All Blacks rejects could win RWC

OPINION: Here's a New Zealand team that could win the RWC, all made up of leftovers from the All Blacks.

Swansea in surprise win over Manchester United as Southampton down Norwich

Swans come from behind to earn an impressive 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium, while Southampton thrash 10-man Norwich at St Mary's.

New Zealand golfer Ryan Fox stumbles late to tie for 27th at Czech Masters

Kiwi golfer fashioning a solid record on European Challenge Tour after another top 30 finish.

Team New Zealand comes from behind to win America's Cup regatta in Gothenburg

Kiwi team overcome pre-start penalty to mount a final day rally and win World Series regatta in Sweden.

Nick Willis a disappointing sixth in 1500m final at world championships in Beijing

After excellent leadup form, Nick Willis had to settle for sixth in a slowly run world championship 1500m final.

Kiwi boats off to winning start at rowing world championships in France

A bunch of wins signaled what should be a huge world champs for NZ rowers.

All Blacks flanker Liam Messam's four-year wait ends when the phone rings

Liam Messam cradled his newborn son in one arm when he got the call to the World Cup.

All Blacks coach prepared to gamble by picking just three locks in Rugby World Cup squad

Jeremy Thrush the unlucky one as national selectors gamble on just three locks for World Cup.

Paewai celebrates 40th birthday in style to lead Central Mysticks to win

Caryn Paweai celebrated her 40th birthday this week with two goals for the Central Mysticks.

Lima Sopoaga's World Cup fate sealed by All Blacks star Dan Carter's stunning revival

Dan Carter's emphatic Eden Park statement dealt the final blow to Lima Sopoaga's World Cup hopes.

Nehe Milner-Skudder stunned by inclusion in All Blacks' World Cup squad

Nehe Milner-Skudder was in a state of shock as he received word of his inclusion in the All Blacks' World Cup squad.

Squad leaks out, but Beehive abuzz as Hansen reveals All Blacks attacking plan

All Blacks coach's men won't be defending their World Cup title, they'll be going north to win it back.

Nyika brothers David and Josh win Oceania boxing titles in Canberra

The boxing Nyika brothers are now Oceania champions.

Late penalty seals dramatic NPC win for North Harbour over Southland

Daniel Halangahu penalty helps North Harbour steal a dramatic 26-25 NPC win over Southland.

Big first half sees Central Vipers flog Northern Swords in opening round

Tyson Lewis scored three tries as the Central Vipers pumped the Northern Swords.

Former All Black Joe Stanley's nephew comes out as gay

Former AB Joe Stanley's nephew becomes first English rugby union professional to come out as gay.

Toby Robson: Lima Sopoaga's omission from All Blacks World Cup squad is hard to fathom

OPINION: Lima Sopoaga's non-selection in the All Blacks World Cup squad is hard to fathom.

Twitter reaction as the 31-man All Blacks squad for the Rugby World Cup is announced

Social media lights up after the All Blacks' World Cup squad in unveiled in Wellington.

Dave Taylor leads Gold Coast Titans to NRL win over St George Illawarra Dragons

Dave Taylor has given a glimpse of what could have been in his final NRL home match for Gold Coast.

Auckland coach disappointed for star winger Charles Piutau after his Rugby World Cup dream ends

Auckland coach feels for unlucky Piutau after the in-form wing misses out on World Cup selection.

All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg 'gutted' at Rugby World Cup omission

Crusaders fullback tweets his disappointment after missing chance for second shot at RWC winner's medal.

Charles Piutau unluckiest All Black to miss out on Rugby World Cup squad

Auckland utility must be questioning what more he could have done to make the All Blacks World Cup squad.

Waikato run rampant against Bay of Plenty in one-sided NPC clash

Visitors put their exciting backline to good use in Tauranga to take out 43-10 NPC win.

Lynch: Bart Cummings' Melbourne Cup winning feats will never be matched

OPINION: Nobody, surely, will match the Melbourne Cup winning feats of the greatest trainer Australia has ever produced.

Wellington Phoenix held to 3-3 draw by Capital Football XI

Wellington Phoenix held to 3-3 draw by Capital Football XI in pre-season match.

Japanese snowboarders sweep big air competition at the Winter Games

Good day for Japan as top snowboarders clean up the medals at the Winter Games.

New Zealand Warriors smashed by Wests Tigers for seventh straight NRL loss

The Warriors continued their NRL free fall after going down 50-16 to the Tigers on Sunday.

Kiwi kid hits winning run to put his US team into Little League World Series final

Chayton Krauss came up big for his Red Land team in the US Little League final.

Southland schools seek tournament week success

The last day of August marks the start of the secondary schools winter sports tournament week.

Wairarapa Bush host first provincial rugby match on artificial turf in Masterton

Wairarapa Bush hosted a first-class rugby match on an artificial turf for the first time on Saturday night in Masterton, losing 18-16 to North Otago.

Australian racing pays tribute to greatest trainer Bart Cummings

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings has been described as "a legend in every sense of the word".
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