National Sport

ARU negotiations with Michael Cheika stall

Michael Cheika

Amount of autonomy the incoming Wallabies coach will have provides a stumbling block in ARU negotiation.

Federer 'surprise' at world No 1 shot

Roger Federer

Roger Federer may not have won a major this year, but consistentcy has earned him a chance at the top spot.

Wozniacki runs to victory over Sharapova

Caroline Wozniacki

Training for next month's New York marathon gives women's tennis world No 8 edge over Maria Sharapova.

Black Caps pluck positives from first-up loss

Luke Ronchi

It could have been abject, but this opening matinee of a big season left the Black Caps more defiant than deflated.

Jason Taumalolo to be Kiwis' weapon of choice

Jason Taumalolo

The Kiwis have put the Kangaroos on notice as they look to unleash their latest weapon in Brisbane.

Deans: Superior development gives Kiwis edge

Robbie Deans

New Zealand's development pathways are far superior to their Australian counterparts, according to Robbie Deans.

Robbie Fruean linked with a Crusaders return

Robbie Fruean

With Robbie Fruean squeezed out of the Chiefs side, rumours of a return to Addington are gaining traction.

Highlanders add more to their Tasman stocks

Marty Banks

Tasman will have a hefty influence in Dunedin next year after two more Makos and a Taranaki flyer signed up.

Luke Ronchi makes a statement for World Cup

Luke Ronchi

NZ wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi issued a message to BJ Watling that he won't surrender the gloves for the World Cup.

Breakers' point man Cedric Jackson on guard

Cedric Jackson

The early buzz has Taipan Scottie Wilbekin as the best point guard in the ANBL, but Cedric Jackson has other ideas.

Hayden Paddon moving up a gear for Spain

Hayden Paddon

Kiwi rally ace looks to continue his consistent debut WRC season for the Hyundai team at Rally Spain this weekend.

Kiwis prepare for crucial Davis Cup tennis tie

Michael Venus

NZ's Davis Cup team training in Christchurch for Asia-Oceania Group One relegation play-off tie at Wilding Park.

Charlie Ngatai to captain New Zealand Maori

Charlie Ngatai

Six Taranaki and four Tasman players have something else to celebrate ahead of their NPC Premiership showdown.

Reason: All Blacks believe as Wallabies grieve

Richie McCaw

OPINION: Current All Blacks have an inner conviction that says much about them as a group of people.

Pistorius unable to compete during sentence

Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during his five-year prison sentence.

Van Gaal's United is not good enough - Neville

Louis van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's belief that his side can still win the Premier League is misplaced.

Arnold fumes as Sydney FC go out of FFA Cup

Sydney FC and Adelaide United

Graham Arnold slammed World Cup referee Ben Williams after his Sydney FC side's exit from the FFA Cup.

Jones dropped, Hook omitted from Wales team

Adam Jones

British Lions prop Adam Jones was dropped and playmaker James Hook missed the cut for Wales rugby squad.

Jones launches an attack on 'overrated' Eales

John Eales

He played in Australia's two Rugby World Cup victories, yet according to radio personality Alan Jones, John Eales was very overrated.

Tuilagi confirmed out for England internationals

Manu Tuilagi

England centre Manu Tuilagi will miss the November internationals after suffering a groin injury.

Indian cricket board to sue Windies over tour

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Indian cricket bosses to sue West Indies Cricket Board for team abandoning tour of India.

Two new caps in Kiwis side to face Kangaroos

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Jason Taumalolo named in Kiwis side to face Kangaroos in Brisbane.

Pistorius: Broke and broken Olympian

World-class athlete Oscar Pistorius once embodied the best of human spirit. No longer.

United States upset Black Sticks to level series

Anita Punt

The US won their first game of the six-game series 2-1 against the Black Sticks in Palmerston North tonight.

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.

Samoan players investigated after incident

Tautau Moga

Samoan players reportedly being investigated by police and NRL integrity unit following an incident in Brisbane.

Fight fire with fire to defeat All Blacks - coach

Clive Woodward

England's World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward says the only way to beat NZ is to play high tempo rugby.

Ronnie Hira's 170 puts Ireland side to the sword

Ronnie Hira

Canterbury's cricket team have lost the element of surprise when it comes to Ronnie Hira's batting.

Proteas cruise to victory in first ODI of summer

Hashim Amla

Too classy, too clinical. New Zealand stumbled badly then spluttered into life, not for long enough to quell South Africa.

Hagley Oval receives official approval from ICC

Hagley Oval

It's been through plenty of hoops, but Christchurch ground gets official tick from ICC to host World Cup games.

Seriously injured wakeboarder returns to NZ

Brad Smeele

Seriously injured champion wakeboarder Brad Smeele vows one day he will wakeboard again.

Mount's Bay Oval comes up trumps on all fronts

Bay Oval

Mount Maunganui venue looks to have survived first true test - with just the right result needed to put a cherry on top.

Larkham turns down Wallabies offer: Reports

Stephen Larkham

Brumbies coach reportedly knocks back Wallabies approach to concentrate on winning Super Rugby title.

Deans backs Cheika to succeed with Wallabies

Robbie Deans

Robbie Deans has thrown his support behind new Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to deliver at the World Cup.

Pacific nations may fight eligibility adjustments

Alama Ieremia

Samoa, Tonga and Fiji could legally challenge IRB over adjustments around players switching countries via sevens.

Live cricket: Blacks Caps vs South Africa

Jimmy Neesham

Chasing 230, Proteas lose four wickets before 100 is on the board. | Ronchi hero

Anzac Test first half effort inspires Peta Hiku

Peta Hiku

Kiwis outside back hopes side can recreate performance that had them ahead 18-12 at halftime in April test.

EPL in review: Sergio Aguero lives up to hype

Sergio Aguero

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero scores four for the champions as Mario Balotelli’s lean spell at Liverpool goes on.

Funds expected to make $2.8b bid for Reebok

Adidas

Abu Dhabi government affiliated funds part of suspected bid to buy Reebok from struggling Adidas.

Late equaliser helps Man United to 2-2 draw

Daley Blind

Daley Blind rescued spluttering Manchester United with a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw against West Brom.

Morgan proud to call Kevin Pietersen his mate

Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan

Discarded England cricket star not alone as former team-mate talks of "huge respect" he commands.

Peter Siddle packs on the pounds to boost speed

Peter Siddle

Australian fast bowler adds some weight in a bid to regain the speed coach Darren lehmann wants from his quicks.

Justin Bieber spares with Floyd Mayweather

Stuff

Justin Bieber has enlisted the help of his good mate Floyd Mayweather to hone his boxing skills.

Pay problems in Ma'a Nonu Toulon negotiation

Ma'a Nonu

Competition for ABs star's signature believed cause of stalled talks with European club champion Toulon.

NZ Maori clash with Singapore cut from tour

New Zealand Maori

The New Zealand Maori rugby team's match against the Asia Pacific Dragons in Singapore has been cancelled.

Jules Bianchi crash investigation panel named

Ross Brawn

Renowned former F1 team chief Ross Brawn to head FIA investigation into Japanese Grand Prix crash.

Arrest after drone flown over City's Eastlands

Sergio Aguero

Man faces charges after drone was flown over Eastlands Stadium while Man City was playing.

Farah says Kangaroos focused on defence

Robbie Farah

Tim Sheens has challenged his side to replicate the defensive effort that helped them lift last year's World Cup.

Jarryd Hayne makes low-key arrival in States

Jarryd Hayne

On his arrival in LA, there was no Hollywood entrance for Jarryd Hayne - not even a blip on the NFL radar.

Nadal claims straight sets win at Swiss Indoors

Rafael Nadal

Tennis world No 3 marks his return to the Swiss Indoors with a 6-2 6-2 win over an Italian qualifier.