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Head to head: Who will win the heavyweight title fight between Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz?

OPINION: Who will be king of the ring after Saturday's big title fight?

Umpire Paul Reiffel felled by wayward throw in England-India cricket test

Australian umpire left dazed after being hit on the head by a cricket ball.

Tiger Woods must prove he can beat the chipping yips - Tony Jacklin

A lingering flaw in Tiger Woods' game could play havoc with his return to golf.

Want to become a Mercedes Formula 1 driver? Check the job ads

Nico Rosberg's shock retirement from F1 left Mercedes with a job to fill, and fast.

NRL star Paul Gallen losing hope of bout against Sonny Bill Williams

"Everyone wants to see it, I've said I want to do it. Someone make it happen."

Defending champion Lennytheshark scratched from Inter Dominion Final

Lennytheshark scratched from Inter Dominion Final but still tough for Kiwis.

Top teams continue to dominate Women's Interprovincials

Canterbury, Auckland and Bay of Plenty continue to charge through the Women's Interprovincials.

Marco Rojas in a race to make Melbourne Derby as hamstring keeps him sidelined

Marco Rojas is in a race against time to be ready of the A-League's Melbourne derby

New Zealanders guaranteed three more medals after near perfect day at world bowls championships

New Zealand is guaranteed to add three more medals to their world bowls championship's medal haul.

Sparse MCG a far cry from World Cup final for battling Black Caps in Chappell-Hadlee Trophy farewell

The Black Caps have one last chance to show their real form at the MCG.

Michael Jordan scores victory in legal battle for chinese name

Chinese court revokes rights of local sportswear-maker to use Michael Jordan's last name written in Chinese.

Southland football team to join 2017 Southern Premier League

There will be a Southland football team in the 2017 Southern Premier League.

Robbie Farah in doubt for opening round clash against former club

Muscle tear could keep Robbie Farah out of South Sydney's round one NRL match against his former club.

Axed coach David Leadbetter says Lydia Ko's parents have too much involvement in career

Lydia Ko's former coach has expressed concern over the expectations placed on the Kiwi world No 1.

New Zealand PGA Championship coming to Manawatu next year

The NZ PGA Championship is heading south.

Race for the gloves: Tom Blundell, Tim Seifert impress Black Caps keeper Watling

NZ keeper BJ Watling rates some youngsters who could take over the ODI or T20 gloves.

Christen Me to start Auckland Cup campaign without Dexter Dunn

Top harness racing partnership faces temporary split.

Former Black Caps speedster Shane Bond joins Canterbury Cricket board as one of two co-opted members

Former Black Caps bowler Shane Bond gets the call up, Mike Satterthwaite gets a reprieve.

Kiwi Olympic hero Tom Walsh to give the Crusaders a fright when he reveals his hidden talent

Kiwi Olympic shot put hero to reveal his hidden talent on Sunday, against the Crusaders.

Wellington Firebirds secure strong relationship with Melbourne Stars after Basin Blast

 Both the Wellington Firebirds and Melbourne Stars want their Basin Blast fixture to become a regular thing.

Young Wellington Phoenix striker Logan Rogerson knows his time will come

Talented teenager set to return to his Hamilton home with the Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

NZF boss Andy Martin pushing hard for Oceania direct entry as Fifa ponder World Cup expansion

NZF boss optimistic qualifying for World Cup may be easier for All Whites as Fifa ponder expansion of global showcase.

Neil Wagner swaps Lancashire for Essex in county cricket

Black Caps bowler Neil Wagner will try his luck with newly promoted Essex.

New law could make almost all rugby and netball games free-to-air

A proposed law could ensure all sports matches of national significance are free-to-air.

Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz pre-fight banter more akin to hug and kiss

Heavyweight contenders refuse to engage in war of words before title showdown on Saturday.

Marina Erakovic sneaks into main draw for Australian Open

Ranked 105 in the world, Marina Erakovic has made the cut for the Australian Open by three places.

No respite for Black Caps as fearsome Aussie pace trio to charge in again

Aussie coach talks of building a feared pace quartet akin to the West Indies in the 1980s.

Shane Smeltz on Newcastle Jets' radar as team struggles to score

A-League strugglers Newcastle need a goal-scoring option, and Kiwi striker is in their sights.

Best attack meets worst defence as Team Wellington take on Tasman United

The national league's most potent attack in Team Wellington meets the leakiest defence in Tasman United on Sunday.

Rain washes out fourth round of secondary schools First XI Cup in Christchurch

Christchurch Boys' High School are on the brink of winning another national secondary schools title after rain washed out the fourth round of the First XI Cup.

Headache for top doubles players at NZ Tennis Champs

One of New Zealand's world class doubles players could miss out playing the ASB Classic.

Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz face-off ahead of WBO heavyweight title fight

"A lot of people are underestimating me ... the way I look or how I am," Mexican heavyweight says.

Cheerleading, Muay Thai on the way to becoming Olympic sports

Cheerleading is on its way to becoming an Olympic sport.

Steven Adams entertains with answers on Westbrook's rebounds and medical marijuana

"On what? Oh, weed," Kiwi NBA star responds to questions on medicinal marijuana.

Australia name unchanged 12-man test squad for Pakistan series

For the first time this summer, Australia have made no changes to test team.

Taranaki's own Young Goat has a win-filled-month in adventure racing

"The buzz behind it I guess it completing something that you thought you couldn't."

Japanese billionaire backing New Zealand sport bursts into opera performance at news conference

Japanese businessman marks new investment in NZ Football with some opera.

Ex-British Cycling coach Shane Sutton cleared of eight of nine charges against him

But former British Cycling coach cleared of eight others following harassment claims.

Porto crush second-string Leicester 5-0 to ease into last 16 of Champions League

Porto hand second-string side the worst Champions League loss by an English club.

Sharks' door open to Ben Barba return: Cronulla boss

NRL premiers want troubled star back on their team.

Larger than life-sized statue of Sir Colin Meads to be cast in bronze in honour of the All Blacks legend

A bronze statue of an All Blacks legend is to be unveiled during the Lions' 2017 tour of NZ.

Misfiring Breakers forward Tom Abercrombie vows to shoot his way out of slump

A three-game shooting slump has done little to dim the confidence of Breakers co-captain.

Kiwi sprinters lead way at Oceania track cycling championships

The New Zealand sprint team impressed on the opening day of the UCI Oceania Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.

New Zealand Football signs sponsorship deal with Japanese billionaire

Three-year deal with Japanese firm ISPS Handa who extend their backing of New Zealand sport.

Eddie Jones believes England will benefit from Steve Borthwick's Lions role

England coach is happy for his assistant coach to gain intelligence on the All Blacks during next year's British and Irish Lions tour.

Fifa to use video replay in Auckland City game at Club World Cup in Japan

Auckland City will make history as Fifa uses video replays for first time at Club World Cup in Japan.

Brendon McCullum to turn up the Heat as he returns from surgery to play the Big Bash

Ex-NZ skipper gives new team-mates a "licence to thrill" as he takes charge in a T20 club game in Australia.

Joseph Parker: From shy guy to superstar

How a careful but controversial programme transformed a Kiwi boxer into a world title contender.

'Don't threaten a man's life' - British boxer throws plastic table at trash-talking rival

British boxer responds to death threats by throwing a plastic table at his trash-talking rival.

Usain Bolt 'let down' by Jamaica Athletics' abstention from IAAF reforms vote

World's fastest man "shocked" as Jamaica Athletics abstains on IAAF reforms aimed at cleaning up the sport.
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