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Two tennis umpires banned, four investigated over corruption - ITF

Official banned for life over bid to manipulate scoring of matches, tennis governing body reveals.

Andy Murray a dad as wife Kim gives birth to their first - a baby girl

Tennis star's nana breaks the news, revealing the "congrats great granny" message she got.

Ireland rugby great Paul O'Connell forced into retirement with injury

Ireland great bows out after deciding the road back from injury is too far to travel.

Handre Pollard out of Super Rugby season after suffering freak training accident

Rising star of South African rugby sidelined for nine months after suffering a freak training accident.

Handre Pollard ruled out of Super Rugby season with knee injury

Handre Pollard could be sidelined nine months after rupturing knee ligaments in a freak training accident.

Kiwi Brad Shilton leads the way after Victorian PGA first round

Brad Shilton fires bogey-free 64 to lead by two strokes after the first round of Victorian PGA.

Ireland's Paul O'Connell hangs up his boots for good

Paul O'Connell forced to retire from rugby due to injury before having chance to end career with Toulon.

Adelaide United out of Asian Champions League after loss

Adelaide United bundled out of the Asian Champions League by China's Shandon Luneng.

NZ's Under-19 Cricket World Cup ends after Afghanistan put them in a spin

NZ Under-19 cricket team's World Cup comes to a miserable end after another defeat to a non-test-playing nation.

Mike Hesson says Black Caps should take confidence into test series v Aus

Black Caps coach wants to keep the pressure on Australia's batsmen in upcoming test series.

Two-time Olympic champion Valerie Adams takes a shot at running backwards

She may be a field athlete, but it seems NZ's champion shot-putter is pretty adept on the track as well.

Harry Ngata says a Kosta Barbarouses return to Phoenix would be 'massive'

Former All White Harry Ngata says regaining forward would be 'fantastic' for Wellington Phoenix.

Kookaburra unveil modified pink ball for day-night tests

Kookaburra reveal new pink ball in light of visibility concerns during last year's day-night test against Australia.

Warriors wing Manu Vatuvei and wife welcome baby daughter to the family

Blockbusting Kiwis and Warriors wing shows his softer side, welcoming a baby girl into the family.

Former test umpire Dave Quested: Aussies have nothing to gripe about

Former official Dave Quested says Aussies can have no complaints over Mitchell Marsh's controversial dismissal.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder appoints Sam Whitelock as skipper for trial

Eight adjustments made as Sam Whitelock leads the troops for trial game against the Highlanders.

Andrew Wu: First big test of Steve Smith's captaincy beckons

OPINION: Short of runs and leading a side short of wins, NZ test series may be the judge of Steve Smith.

Kiwi-born Brumbies wing flattens star Waratahs lock Dave Dennis

When a winger runs at a lock, you'd normally expect the outside back to end up worse for wear.

McLaren CEO pays tribute as Bruce McLaren's widow Patty McLaren passes away

NZ motor-racing great Bruce McLaren's widow Patty McLaren-Brickett has passed away.

Premier League fans plot mass walkout in latest ticket-price protest

Fans plotting walkout for whole round of fixtures after Liverpool take stand over ticket price hike.

Peter Fowler cruises to Legends Tour win in Timaru

Australian Peter Fowler birdied all the par fives on his way to victory at the Legends Pro-Am at Gleniti.

Visa drama delays Konrad Hurrell's trip to Sydney for NRL All Stars match

Warriors centre stranded without paperwork to enter Sydney for All Stars game.

Australia hit out at 'ridiculous' tour schedule in New Zealand

Australia cry foul over itinerary in NZ, with only two full days to prepare for test series after heated ODI in Hamilton.

Benji Marshall '50-50' about staying with St George Illawarra Dragons in NRL next year

St George Illawarra halfback makes candid admission on chances of being at NRL club next year.

All Whites star Ryan Thomas takes big step in recovery from injury after surgery on knee

Young Dutch premier league midfielder Ryan Thomas takes big step in recovery from injury suffered in November.

Black Cap Grant Elliott fired up Australian keeper Matthew Wade with reminder

Simple question prompted gloveman Matthew Wade's "coward" outburst.

Alistair Rogers imparting All Blacks knowledge in new Blues defensive role

Blues defence to benefit from Rogers' All Blacks apprenticeship.

Lydia Ko will jet set her way around the world, hitting the clubs across the globe

While you'd never wish to take on Lydia Ko at golf, she'd be pretty good at world geography as well.

Shane Warne slams Steve Waugh 'the most selfish cricketer I've played with'

Spin king Shane Warne launches a stinging attack on his former captain.

Five incidents that rocked New Zealand v Australia one-day cricket matches

Mitchell Marsh dismissal moaning adds to a long history of heated moments in NZ v Aussie cricket.

Canterbury United keeper Coey Turipa in doubt after head knock

Six stitches to a head wound means Canterbury United keeper Coey Turipa is in doubt for Sunday's top of the table game with champions Auckland City.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie feeling Augustine Pulu's pain

It's another injury in the Chiefs ranks, but their stocks are still healthy.

Spurs star Tony Parker changes mind, set to play against Tall Blacks

San Antonio Spurs and French national team star Tony Parker has earned the right to have a change of mind every now and again.

Hayden Paddon hopes high for Rally Sweden

Hayden Paddon wants a good result in the snow and ice of Rally Sweden.

Struggling Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell wins Twitter war

Australian cricketer does what he couldn't do to the Black Caps – hits internet critic for six.

Lionel Messi to undergo tests for kidney problem

The football super star doesn't know what is causing an on going kidney complaint.

NZ Breakers make key change to morph from pretenders to contenders

It took six straight defeats and a near terminal malaise to achieve it, but the New Zealand Breakers have finally figured out that Corey Webster can't win them a championship on his own.

Watch: Lydia Ko career highlights ahead of the New Zealand Women's Open in Christchurch

In the buildup to the New Zealand Women's Open, we look back at some key moments in Lydia Ko's stellar golf career.

Crowd boos 'disappointed' Steve Smith over controversial Mitchell Marsh decision

Australia captain's reaction to bizarre dismissal of Mitchell Marsh doesn't go down well.

Danny Lee lifts to No 36 in world golf rankings

No title in Phoenix but fourth placing sees NZ golfer match his best world ranking.

Ricky Ponting fears added responsibility will take toll on captain Steve Smith

Ricky Ponting fears leading Australia in all three formats will catch up with Steve Smith.

Air New Zealand provides passenger with a mid-flight cricket score update

At 30,000 feet, a passenger wanted the score. The news wasn't good, but it sure got better.

Steve Smith: Brendon McCullum agrees with me over Mitchell Marsh dismissal

Australian captain stands firm over controversial dismissal, saying NZ skipper agrees.

Mark Reason: Black Caps abandon spirit of cricket as TV calls the shots

When TV took control of the match, NZ had a chance to do right. They didn't take it.

Nick Willis admits London flagbearer fanfare proved a distraction

Veteran track star Nick Willis says he has learned to ignore what's being said about him.

Mark Craig replaces injured Mitchell Santner in Black Caps test squad v Aus

Mark Craig called in to replace young all-rounder for the first test against Australia in Wellington.

Best Super Bowl 50 commercials

Meet the Ketchups, or singing sheep, the Super bowl commercials that make you smile.

Recap: Black Caps v Australia ODI series debrief

NZ fans have their say after Australia cry foul over Black Caps fans' lack of "spirit in cricket" in ODI win.

Matthew Wade dumped from Australia's squad for India World Cup bid

Dropping Matthew Wade is just one of a number of changes Australia's made for T20 World Cup.
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