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Trevor Bayliss accepts England cricket coaching job, reports say

Australian Trevor Bayliss has reportedly accepted the offer of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Brisbane Broncos surge to good NRL win over Newcastle Knights

Brisbane surge to 31-18 NRL win over Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Monday night.

Waikato-BoP Magic march on but it's almost game over for Central Pulse

Waikato-BoP Magic march on but it's almost game over for Central Pulse in trans-Tasman netball league.

Waratahs backing Will Skelton and Silatolu Latu over takle on Crusader Sam Whitelock

Team stands by Will Skelton and Silatolu Latu following dangerous tackle on Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock.

All Black lock Sam Whitelock joins growing Crusaders injury list

Sam Whitelock joins Kieran Read, Colin Slade, Israel Dagg and Joe Moody on the sidelines.

Second Super Rugby start looms for young Hurricanes No 10 Otere Black

Not so hidden gem Otere Black should not be just a Hurricane for the here and now.

Jono Hailstone to lead NZ para-cycling programme, succeeding Brendon Cameron

Jono Hailstone has been appointed head coach of the Paralympics New Zealand para-cycling programme.

Queensland skipper Cameron Smith says NSW are favourites for game one

Queensland skipper predictably claims underdog tag for State of Origin opener in Sydney on Wednesday night.

Sheikh Hamdan says Triple Crown hopefuls are under too much time pressure

One of world's top thoroughbred owners and breeders says horses chasing elusive Triple Crown face too much pressure to perform in short space of time.

Black Caps will be better for run at Headingley as ranking goes on line

Spinner Mark Craig under the microscope against fast improving England at Leeds

The good, bad and ugly: 2014-15 English Premier League season review football writer Sam Wilson hands out his end of season awards after another action-packed campaign in England.

LeBron James comes good as Cleveland Cavaliers close on NBA finals

LeBron James comes good as Cleveland Cavaliers beat Atlanta Hawks to close in on NBA finals.

Tampa Bay Lightning move within one win of Stanley Cup Finals

Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers 2-0 to move within one win of the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals.

Referee Review: Waratahs duo should have seen red for tip tackle

Where is the line you have to cross to go past the red card threshold when making a tackle in rugby?

Former Warriors fullback Kevin Locke on the outer at Salford Red Devils

Former Kiwis international's time with English Super League club appears to be coming to abrupt end with fullback falling out of favour with club owner.

Christchurch's Charlotte Sullivan claims first World Cup medal for Kiwi gymnastics

Christchurch gymnast Charlotte Sullivan achieves historic World Cup medal for New Zealand at event in Portugal.

Kayakers file for re-hearing at Sports Tribunal based on miscarriage of justice

After a new selection policy document emerges, Darryl Fitzgerald and Zac Quickenden have asked for a rehearing of their Sports Tribunal appeals.

Live: Black Caps vs England test series - first test, day five #ENGvNZ

Live commentary from day five of the Black Caps vs England test at the home of cricket, Lord's.

Hayne: NSW halfback Mitchell Pearce will deliver against Queensland in game one

OPINION: Under pressure halfback has what it takes to lead NSW to a game one win, writes Blues fullback turned NFL player Jarryd Hayne.

Robbie Deans linked to Irish club Leinster

Former Wallabies and Crusaders coach listed at short odds to fill vacancy at Irish club.

Brad Thorn's rugby retirement delayed by Barbarians selection

More internationals in store for All Blacks' World Cup-winning lock before he gets to hang up his boots.

Danny Lee finishes strongly with a top-10 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational on the PGA Tour

Kiwi golfer records his third top-10 finish of the PGA Tour season with a 10th place in Texan tournament.

Adios, Xavi Hernandez, and muchas gracias

If there is one player who deserves an elongated farewell, it's Xavier "Xavi" Hernandez.

Scott Dixon fourth in Indy 500 won by Juan Pablo Montoya

Kiwi driver just misses a podium finish in an action-packed Indy 500 punctuated by crashes and a tight finish.

Mitchell McClenaghan: I like being aggressive and getting in people's faces

Black Caps firebrand talks big game moments saying he bites his own hand to raise adrenaline levels.

French Open fury for Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros

Tennis maestro turns on French Open officials after teen's centre court invasion to nab a shot.

Former All Blacks lock Bryn Evans back in England club scene with Sale Sharks deal

Former All Blacks lock scores two-year deal with Sale Sharks after stint playing in French second division.

Gutsy Sam Gaze claims 5th in mountainbiking World Cup opener

Waikato rider fights off illness to upstage fellow Kiwi mountainbiker Anton Cooper in the Czech Republic.

New Zealand K4 kayakers happy with progress despite missing medal at World Cup regatta

NZ K4 paddlers end their World Cup canoe sprint sojourn out of the medals, but thrilled with their progress.

Ben Stokes blazes fastest ton at Lord's to seize control for England

"He lived in New Zealand for 10 years, didn't he?" - Black Caps batsman says of rival's bid to bat NZ out of Lord's test.

Korean rookie An Byeong Hun scores runaway BMW PGA Championship victory

An Byeong Hun becomes only third European Tour rookie to win BMW PGA Championship in 60-year history of the event, roaring to six-shot victory.

Didier Drogba challenges 'new Chelsea' to emulate him

Departing striker tells young squad crowned EPL champions, saying they're not in the class of 2005 - yet.

Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard bid farewell with goals

English football greats get names on the score sheet in their final outings in the Premier League.

Aaron Gate emerges from Tour of Ireland as top sprinter

Green jersey victory tops solid effort by New Zealand team as they wrap up Tour of Ireland.

Hull City go down, Newcastle survive on final day of drama

Dramatic final day in the EPL as club legends say farewell and club moves up and down confirmed.

Rugby league officials to meet State of Origin teams to discuss new concussion rules

Concussion guidelines to dominate the agenda when league officials meet Origin teams on Monday.

Football Ferns suffer narrow loss to world champions Japan in Women's World Cup warm-up

New Zealand women's team downed 1-0 by world champions in Kagawa.

Nico Rosberg thanks luck for Monaco Grand Prix victory

F1 driver enjoys "probably the best luck of his career" as poor pit stop timing opens road to victory.

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon closes gap on world's best at Rally Portugal

Kiwi rally driver back on track after finishing eighth after final day at the Rally Portugal.

West Ham part company with boss Sam Allardyce

60-year-old coach leaving EPL club in surprise move announced after side's season-ending 2-0 defeat.

Max Verstappen cops five place penalty for Canadian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen penalised for crash costing world champ Lewis Hamilton likely victory in Monaco GP.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder refuses to surrender following Sydney defeat

Crusaders coach won’t surrender his job or hoist the white flag despite needing a mathematical miracle.

Mitchell McClenaghan stars as Mumbai Indians win Indian Premier League final

Victorious NZ paceman concedes just four boundaries bowling 15 dot balls for match-best figures.

Utility Johan Bardoul latest locking injury victim for Chiefs as crucial clash looms

Chiefs should get at least a couple of locks back for game against Highlanders, but Steamers utility latest to have his season ended by injury.

Bernie Ecclestone tells Nico Rosberg that Lewis Hamilton is better for F1 business

World champ better for F1 than either Sebastian Vettel or Nico Rosberg, sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone says.

Recap: Black Caps vs England test series - first test, day four #ENGvNZ

Recap of the Black Caps vs England clash at the home of cricket, Lord's.

Canterbury Bulldogs' Josh Reynolds breaks Canberra Raiders' hearts in thriller

Dumped NSW five-eighth Josh Reynolds' low flight field goal with 29 seconds left secures vital 41-34 win for his side.

Lisa Carrington claims third World Cup gold as Kiwi pair win bronze

Champion Kiwi paddler Lisa Carrington made it three from three with gold at the canoe sprint World Cup event in Germany on Saturday night (NZT).

Concussion set to sideline Crusaders No 8 Kieran Read for Hurricanes encounter

Crusaders and All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read is likely to miss the Hurricanes match in Nelson because of concussion suffered in loss to Waratahs.
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