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Referees swayed by thugs

The Phoenix's Roly Bonevacia, caught in a tackle from Anthony Caceres of the Central Coast Mariners, is one of the most fouled players in the A-League.

OPINION: One of the most public faces of violence is on the sports field – and it is time to get out the red card.

Cricket the winner on the day

OPINION: The first ever day-night cricket test delivered in spades but the Black Caps disappointed on Aussie soil.

Rogers: Problems with pink

Reason: 'Agent of change' Jones


A poignant and powerful farewell video

All Black great Jonah Lomu leaves Eden Park for the final time after an emotional public memorial.

Jonah Lomu's last appearance on Eden Park was one to remember.

Carter vs world for BBC award

RWC final hero up against the biggest names in sport for coveted BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.

Michael Jones and the other pallbearers carry Jonah Lomu's casket at Eden Park.

Jones honoured by Lomu role video

All Black great's toughest walk through the Eden Park tunnel.


Phoenix fans not walking out

Yellow Fever aren't planning to wander off on Saturday.

Numbers are too precious for there to be walkouts at QBE Stadium on Saturday.

Reid's own goal costs team video

A cruel twist ruins All Whites star's 150th appearance for Hammers in frustrating draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero may miss the Hull match with a possible injury after his team played Southampton.

Manchester City to face Hull

5:13 AM  Sergio Aguero may miss City's League Cup quarterfinal against Hull after a possible injury.


Cairns not guilty in perjury case

Chris Cairns arrives at Southwark Crown Court during the trial.

A London jury has cleared Chris Cairns and Andrew Fitch-Holland of all charges in match-fixing case.

Modi's next move looms large

Despite his acquittal, Chris Cairns is looking down the barrel of another court case.

Chris Cairns leaves Southwark Crown Court after being found not guilty of perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Cairns walks away a free man

Chris Cairns proved unbeatable in court, but personal pain and financial injury blighted his victory.


NRL moves to stop field goal wall

Warrior Manu Vatuvei celebrates a try as the New Zealand Warriors and Sydney Roosters clash in June.

The NRL has moved to abolish the controversial "field goal wall" - a tactic used by the Auckland Warriors.

SBW linked with Roosters

Star-studded Sydney club are keen to re-sign Boyd Cordner amid rumours that SBW could return there for 2017 season.

Johnathan Thurston celebrates with his Cowboys teammates after kicking a field goal to win the NRL premiership in golden point of this year's decider against the Broncos.

NRL considers golden try for finals

NRL looks at rival codes like the NFL as it considers whether to tweak golden point concept for finals.


Lakers legend Bryant to retire video

Long-time LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant will retire from basketball at the end of the current NBA season.

One of LA's greatest basketball stars confirms his retirement at end of current NBA season - with a poem.

NBA star in trouble - again video

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor caught upin more off-court drama after being caught speeding.

Los Angeles Lakers veteran Kobe Bryant will retire at the end of the 2015-16 NBA season.

Where does Kobe rank?

Where does the Lakers star sit among the all-time greats?


Jones edges out Scott and Spieth

Matt Jones admires the Australian Open after a rollercoaster final round in the Australian Open.

Matt Jones survived a nerve-wracking final round to claim the Australian Open crown.

Pearce confident in Sydney

Auckland-based professional Daniel Pearce feels like he can contend for title over the weekend at The Australian.

Matt Jones lines up a putt on the fifth green during day three of the Australian Open.

Matt Jones retains lead video

Matt Jones retains three-stroke lead over Jordan Speith after third round of Australian Open in Sydney.


Netball NZ defend Southby post

Janine Southby, left, with Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew.

Rumour mill undermines the reign of the new Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby before she's even begun in the role.

Ferns trio make top 10 list

British site names its top 10 netballers in the world with no Silver Ferns included in top five dominated by Aussies.

The new National Netball League is a development competition that will  concurrently with the ANZ Championship.

New netball league revealed

New five-team domestic development competition to get under way next April, Netball New Zealand says.


Most emotional win yet - Murray

Scottish tennis sensation Andy Murray celebrates with his teammates after helping Great Britain to Davis Cup glory in Belgium.

Davis Cup hero says leading Great Britain to a first title in the competition for 79 years one of his career highlights.

Murray takes Davis Cup title

Great Britain finally win back title after long 79-year wait, thanks to Andy Murray's win over Belgium's David Goffin.

British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is all smiles after beating Wladimir Klitschko to become the lineal champion.

Britannia rules the way

From boxing to tennis, UK's ranks of world champions swelled on a glorious sporting weekend.


Kiwi Evans gets DTM test in Spain

Mitch Evans, centre, after one of his two GP2 series wins this year. The young Kiwi driver has a test with leading sportscar manufacturer Audi this week.

Kiwi driver gets test in well-respected German sportscar series after finishing mixed GP2 season in fifth.

Bamber won't defend title

Kiwi driver not able to defend prestigious title in France after recent decisions by Porsche team for 2016.

Lewis Hamilton looks unimpressed as Nico Rosberg celebrates his Abu Dhabi Grand Prix win alongside third-placed Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen.

Rivals' awkward question video

Famously frosty F1 teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are put on the spot.

other sports

Fury calls Klitschko camp 'cheats'

Tyson Fury in action with Wladimir Klitschko.

5:30 AM  Tyson Fury says he feared opponent's team would try to drug him after heavyweight title win.

Calls for Hayne's recall

Pressure is building to give Jarryd Hayne another shot at the NFL.

British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is all smiles after beating Wladimir Klitschko to become the lineal champion.

Britannia rules the way

Within 16 hours, from boxing to tennis, Britain's ranks of world champions swelled on a glorious sporting weekend.


Soldier marching back to peak

Sakhee's Soldier (inner) fighting tenaciously to hold out Rising Romance in the Group I New Zealand Stakes at Ellerslie last season.

Three runs back have Sakhee's Soldier ready for Captain Cook Stakes.

Vet pleads guilty

Vet at centre of cobalt cases against pleads guilty to most charges.

New Zealand's top jockey Lisa Allpress.

Injuries sideline riders

Jockey Lisa Allpress and apprentice Dylan Mo are recovering from falls.

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