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Western Sydney Wanderers slump to draw with Newcastle Jets

Western Sydney Wanderers' search for a first win at their new home precinct continues after surrendering a two-goal lead to slump to a deflating draw against Newcastle Jets. 

Jamie Whincup to fight NZ's van Gisbergen for Supercars title all the way

Sunday's Gold Coast winner Jamie Whincup insists he'll keep battling for the Supercars crown.

Sydney FC beat Wellington Phoenix after controversial offside ruling

Roy Krishna's first half goal was incorrectly ruled out for offside before Sydney FC grabbed a 90th-minute winner.

Ryan Fox slips fourth in latest Challenge Tour event, edging closer to European Tour card

Ryan Fox was solid again, and is almost assured of a European Tour card next season.

Whincup grabs pole position for Gold Coast 600, ahead of van Gisbergen

It will be an all Red Bull front row for the Gold Coast 600 in the weekend's second race.

Pop stars and fast cars: Taylor Swift plays Formula One

Thousands packed into a Formula One event for Taylor Swift's only concert of the year.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen offers olive branch to Wallabies counterpart Michael Cheika

After saying his Wallabies counterpart needs to stop "whining", Steve Hansen reckons the pair should sit down over a beer.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika refuses to back down from Bledisloe Cup war of words

Back in Sydney, Michael Cheika has not cooled down, refuses to be "politically correct", and won't take anything back.

Stephen Murdoch guides Wellington past Auckland total in finely poised match

Stephen Murdoch scored the first ever first class century at Bay Oval, guiding Wellington past Auckland's total.

Canterbury advance to NPC final after beating Counties Manukau in Christchurch

Canterbury will have a shot at winning an eighth NPC title in nine years in Christchurch next weekend.

Lockie Ferguson's five-wicket haul leaves Auckland in the hunt against Wellington

Auckland finished day two 61 runs ahead of Wellington, but they only have seven second-innings wickets in hand.

Double reason to celebrate for Jordie and Scott Barrett after beating Counties Manukau

Brothers Jordie and Scott Barrett had All Black selection and a Mitre 10 Cup semifinal win to celebrate on Sunday.

Silver Ferns shooter Maria Tutaia gets engaged to Wallabies star Israel Folau

Well, at least these two are feeling the trans-Tasman love and respect.

Auckland City sound early warning with dominant win over Team Wellington

Joao Moreira scored a brace for Auckland as they exacted a small amount of revenge for last season's national league final loss.

Trimmed down Julian Savea revels in his role as game-changer for the All Blacks

'The Bus' misses his BK, but not the doghouse he was consigned to while munching on it.

All Blacks openside Matt Todd wins them over with his big Eden Park effort

High praise for the All Blacks openside who has patiently waited for his chance to impress.

Kiwi Paralympic hero Liam Malone recounts amusing airport security story

Liam Malone is stopped by airport security for having metal in his pants. Turns out, that's just his legs.

Munster honour late captain and coach Anthony Foley with big win over Glasgow

Fourteen-man Munster have honoured their late captain and head coach Anthony Foley with a barnstorming win.

Newcomers Hamilton Wanderers and Eastern Suburbs make winning starts in the Stirling Sports Premiership

Hamilton Wanderers and Eastern Suburbs are both on the board in the Stirling Sports Premiership.

A League boss Greg O'Rourke backs expansion with second New Zealand franchise

The boss of the A League, Greg O'Rourke, think a second New Zealand franchise is a possibility.

All Blacks coaches see huge upside in Auckland's talented teen Rieko Ioane

All Blacks intrigued to get their hands on hugely talented Auckland utility back Rieko Ioane.

Trio of Barretts join uncapped Rieko Ioane, Liam Coltman in All Blacks tour squad

All Blacks confident they can overcome injuries to world-class locks after naming two 19-year-olds in 36-man end of year tour squad.

Chicago Cubs make Major League Baseball's World Series after lengthy hiatus

The Chicago Cubs are so close to breaking a fabled curse after seeing off the LA Dodgers.

Paul Ifill strikes to earn Tasman United a deserved draw in Canterbury derby

A big name delivered on the big stage - Paul Ifill's equaliser gave Tasman United a point on their national football debut.

All Blacks critic Stephen Jones weighs in on 'lack of respect', backing Michael Cheika

All Blacks critic Stephen Jones backs under fire Michael Cheika over New Zealand's "lack of respect."

Should this be the end for Earl Va'a as Wellington Lions coach?

Wellington coach Earl Va'a hopeful of getting a third season in charge.

Live: Canterbury v Counties Manukau - Mitre 10 Cup Premiership NPC rugby semifinals

Canterbury in control of NPC semifinal against Counties Manukau.

Barretts 'overwhelmed' after All Black announcement

News of three sons in All Blacks touring squad overwhelms Kevin and Robyn Barrett.

Wallaby flanker Dean Mumm cited for elbow on All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick in second half of Bledisloe test

Concussion tests for All Black lock flattened by Wallaby who has been cited for hit.

Fabian Coulthard to race on at Gold Coast despite horrific crash

Fabian Coulthard's mechanics have worked through the night to get his car race ready.

Free-throw woes haunt slumping NZ Breakers as Brisbane comeback falls short

Last game it was turnovers, this time it was free-throws that haunted the slumping NZ Breakers in Brisbane.

Big score 'just around corner' for Ross Taylor after tough India tour

 After scoring 89 in six test innings, Ross Taylor had nought and 21 in the first two ODIs in India.

UC scientist looks to India for cricket app capable of changing the way bowlers train

A University of Canterbury sport scientist has created an app that could change how some of NZ's best cricketers practice bowling.

'Nigel Owens should never referee a test again': Aussie fury at no-try decision

Former Wallabies take aim at ''absolute joke'' decision to deny a crucial try against All Blacks.

All Whites defender Winston Reid gives West Ham last-gasp victory over Sunderland

All Whites defender fires in the winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time for West Ham.

Hail the champion: James McDonald, Dean Yendall lead Winx tributes after romp

Top Kiwi jockey ran second and couldn't believe his eyes at the win of champion mare Winx.

South Canterbury disappointing against Buller in Meads Cup semi final

Errors cost South Canterbury big time against an abrasive Buller outfit in Meads Cup semi.

Remember Richetty Grub, Stuart Fraud? Aussie media lead way in clowning around

It's a no contest: Richie McCaw depicted as a grub or Michael Cheika as a clown?

England begins Wayne Bennett era with big rugby league win over France

Aussie makes winning start in charge of England's rugby league team with a 40-6 victory over France.

Batting collapse sees series-winning White Ferns beaten by South Africa

Katey Martin's 65 not out shone like a beacon in a flat White Ferns batting effort.

Morne Steyn dropped from Boks' Euro Tour squad

Four new caps in Springboks but no place for veteran five-eighth Morne Steyn.

Fired-up Ben Stokes puts England in command in first test against Bangladesh

An inspired Ben Stokes revives England with ball and bat on the third day against Bangladesh.

Tottenham Hotspur stay unbeaten but made to work hard by Bournemouth

Tottenham continue their best start to a season for 26 years by maintaining their unbeaten EPL record.

All White Marco Rojas snatches last-gasp win for Melbourne Victory over Adelaide

Injury-time winner from Marco Rojas gives Melbourne Victory a 2-1 win over Adelaide United.

Wasteful Brisbane Roar edge brave Central Coast Mariners

A first half strike from Thomas Kristensen helps a wasteful Brisbane hold off Central Coast.

NZ Breakers comeback in Brisbane falls short as Bullets hold on in ANBL

Breakers come back from double-digit deficit but ultimately fall short in Brisbane.

Record-breaking All Blacks say they do respect Michael Cheika and the Wallabies

Steve Hansen offers voice of reason after Wallabies coach 'hijacked' press conferences.

Marc Hinton: Julian Savea stars as All Blacks show they can win gritty as well as pretty

OPINION: This was the All Blacks showing they can win with a stagger as well as a swagger.
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