McKenzie magic rescues Chiefs video

Damian McKenzie and James Lowe celebrate after McKenzie's second half try which Lowe set up.

11:16 PM  Atop the NZ conference, but patchy Chiefs can't nab a bonus point against Super Rugby's worst-ranked team.

Roos face front-row crisis

Kangaroos front-rower Aaron Woods is in doubt for the Anzac test after a groin injury in the Tigers' loss to Cronulla on ...

11:53 PM  Aaron Woods in doubt to feature for Kangaroos against Kiwis after injury in Tigers' loss.

Foley kicks Tahs to derby win

Waratahs first five-eighth Bernard Foley scored 19 points in the derby win over the Reds.

12:16 AM  His 19 points spurred NSW to victory in a spiteful Super Rugby derby.

Henry: SBW a midfield marvel

Sir Graham Henry says Sonny Bill Williams is a difference-maker for the All Blacks.

Former All Blacks coach backs Sonny Bill Williams to seal a spot in the midfield to face the Lions.

Adams' honeymoon is over

The Oklahoma City Thunder need their Kiwi big man Steven Adams to return with an upgraded game for 2017-18.

Mega deal, mega responsibility. If Steven Adams can't up his game the murmurings will get loud.

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Hayne and Hurrell batter Knights

Konrad Hurrell celebrates after scoring a try against the Knights.

Jarryd Hayne and former Warriors wrecking ball double up to overwhelm hapless Newcastle.

Live: A-League semifinals

Sydney FC star Alex Brosque.

2017 competition juggernaut Sydney FC host Perth Glory in the first A-League semifinal.

Injured Smith in moon boot

Highlanders captain Ben Smith is expected to miss his team's next two games with an ankle injury.

Highlanders captain Ben Smith not on the plane to South Africa after ankle injury in Stormers win.

Ripped Klitschko's eyes buzzing video

Wladimir Klitschko likes a crowd, it seems.

The story of 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko's incredible career is about to be written. His eyes show it.

Bulldogs win but lose Reynolds

A hamstring injury cut short Josh Reynolds' impact for the Bulldogs in their win over the Canberra Raiders.

Canterbury overcame the loss of two key players to beat the Raiders.

Guptill swings, Williamson wins video

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NZ opener finds the middle as he has his first hit in the 2017 IPL - but in the end it would be Kane Williamson's day.

FitzSimons: Fire Daryl, call Al

Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson is under pressure.

OPINION: Alan Jones badly wants Daryl Gibson gone. Maybe he should coach the Waratahs then.

Pacquiao's big shoe shine tip video

Manny Pacquiao has been in Australia promoting his upcoming fight with Jeff Horn.

Man who begs to shine boxer's Louis Vuitton shoes is handsomely rewarded.

Brown backs Sopoaga for ABs

Lima Sopoaga has played six tests for the All Blacks since 2015.

Highlanders coach would pick his first choice first-five for the All Blacks despite him not playing in two months.

Nick Evans departs The Stoop in style

Nick Evans has become a Harlequins legend since leaving New Zealand.

Kiwi No 10 gets fairytale finish in final home game for Harlequins, leading them to a Premiership win.

Gatland sweats on halfback's fitness

Ireland halfback Conor Murray needs to prove his fitness before the Lions head to New Zealand.

Lions coach reportedly issues ultimatum to Ireland star who hasn't played since March.

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FitzSimons: Fire Daryl, call Al

Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson is under pressure.

OPINION: Alan Jones badly wants Daryl Gibson gone. Maybe he should coach the Waratahs then.

Super Rugby's hot topics

Marc Hinton uncorks the chief talking points ahead of the weekend's footy action.

Knowing when to quit is tough video

Kaino injury: Spanner in the works

Rugby

Highlanders blitz Stormers video

Highlanders winger Patrick Osborne dives over for one of his two tries against the Stormers on Friday night.

Patrick Osborne celebrated his 50th match for the Highlanders by bagging a double in big win.

Super Rugby's hot topics

Sam Cane is mixing his time between 7 and 8 for the Chiefs but will be in a showdown with Ardie Savea for the openside ...

Marc Hinton uncorks the chief talking points ahead of the weekend's footy action.

Tug of war for Aussie prop

Tyrel Lomax (with the ball) is the son of former Kiwis prop John Lomax.

Rising Rebels prop Tyrel Lomax has been contacted by the All Blacks to switch to NZ.

Recap: Reds v Waratahs

Queensland Reds first five-eighth Quade Cooper.

Bernard Foley kicks Waratahs to victory in a spiteful Super Rugby derby.

Cricket

Oz cricketers reject $560m deal

Australia cricket captain Steve Smith is said to back the players' association's rejection of the $560m deal.

CA negotiation with players' association intensifies as dispute rages over new revenue-share structure.

Big ton delivers stunning win

Roelof van der Merwe produced a superb innings to lead Somerset from the brink of defeat to victory over Surrey.

At 22-5 chasing 291, Somerset were all-but dead and buried - only no-one told Roelof van der Merwe.

Baz wins 100th IPL match video

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Ex-NZ captain's bat can't provide the fireworks but top class fielding makes it a milestone T20 to remember.

New Zealand Cricket to cash in

High fives all round for New Zealand Cricket with a bigger return due from ICC revenues.

Big changes at the ICC mean NZ will take much larger slice of the world revenue pie.

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McKenzie magic rescues Chiefs

Atop the NZ conference, but patchy Chiefs can't nab a bonus point against Super Rugby's worst-ranked team.

Football

Fifa boss in spotlight

Fifa president Gianni Infantino is reportedly the subject of another preliminary investigation by the governing body's ...

A string of revelations have again hit football's world governing body.

Tight final looms with plenty at stake

Auckland City's Ryan De Vries has returned from injury and will be fit for the OFC Champions League final

Will Auckland City win their seventh straight OFC Champions League title, or will Team Wellington stop them at the third time of trying?

FIFA official 'abused trust'

Richard Lai is a member of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee.

Guam Football Association President Richard Lai admits receiving over $1 million in bribes.

Robertson hoping third time is lucky

Team Wellington's Bill Robertson challenges Auckland's Mario Bilen at the start of the season.

Team Wellington captain heading into his third-straight OFC Champions League final against Auckland City, having lost the last two.

League

Recap: Tigers v Sharks

Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary.

Outgoing Tigers skipper injured as his side goes down to defending NRL premiers.

Recap: Bulldogs v Raiders

Josh Reynolds has signed with Wests Tigers from 2018.

Bulldogs come from behind despite loss of Josh Reynolds and James Graham to upset the Raiders.

Recap: Titans v Knights

Gold Coast Titans fullback Jarryd Hayne.

Konrad Hurrell scores a double as Gold Coast hammer a hapless Newcastle.

Rabbitohs booed by their own

A young South Sydney supporter looks dejected during the rout at the hands of the Manly Sea Eagles.

‚ÄčThe cardinal and myrtle faithful turn on South Sydney after 42-8 NRL flogging at the hands of Manly.

Basketball

Giants too strong for Taranaki

Nelson Giants guard Tom Ingham heads to the hoop against the Taranaki Mountainairs at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre.

The Nelson Giants have secured their first home win of the season.

Wall magic puts Wizards through

John Wall scored 42 points including 19 in the fourth quarter.

Wizards guard outscores entire Atlanta team in fourth quarter to set up playoff series against Celtics.

Sharks too slick

Southland Sharks player Derone Raukawa leaps for the basket during the National Basketball League game against the ...

Understrength Southland Sharks blitz Taranaki in Invercargill.

Giants at home to Taranaki

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili, left, and Nelson Giants' Bronson Beri contest possession during Tuesday clash at ...

The Nelson Giants defend the Brian Rampton Memorial Trophy against Taranaki on Saturday. 

Golf

Ko drops back in Texas

The first half of the LPGA Texas Shootout has not quite gone to plan for Lydia Ko.

Kiwi world No 1 slides 15 places down leaderboard, just two shots above cut line, after second round of latest LPGA event.

Hendry makes cut in China

Michael Hendry posted six birdies and a bogey in his second round five-under 67 at the China Open.

Michael Hendry moved up while Ryan Fox slid down during the second round at the Volvo China Open.

Ko among chasing pack

Lydia Ko has ground to make up on the leaders in Texas.

The world No 1 had two bogeys and a birdie in her first round with a new caddie.

Fox lurking at China Open

Ryan Fox posted six birdies in an eight-hole stretch during the first round of the China Open in Beijing.

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox just outside the top-20 after another roller-coaster round on European PGA Tour.

Netball

Southland set for Super Sunday

Southern Steel fans will have the opportunity to see three ANZ Premiership matches in one afternoon.

Staging netball's Super Sunday is an exciting logistical challenge according to Netball NZ's Kate Agnew.

Thompson sticks up for Netball Mainland

Anna Thompson has stuck up for Netball Mainland's high performance programme.

 Foundation player says Netball Mainland high performance system is working, despite Tactix struggles.

Magic face important stretch

Casey Kopua will likely be to the fore in a defensive-minded match on Sunday.

The Magic are fighting three other teams for a place in the playoffs, and they're the next three teams on their schedule.

Jarvie new Netball South community manager

Lauren Jarvie is the new Netball South community manager.

Lauren Jarvie knows the positive impact netball can have and is passionate about the future of the sport in the south.

Tennis

Murray, Nadal on collision course

Andy Murray is back on court after an injury-forced break.

Tennis world No 1 in his return from injury on track to face Spanish defending champ in the final of the Barcelona Open.

Sharapova cruises into semis

Maria Sharapova celebrates winning match point against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia at the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

Maria Sharapova's comeback from doping ban moves into the semifinals in Stuttgart.

Sharapova 'way above that' video

Maria Sharapova has no reply to Eugenie Bouchard's criticism that she should not be allowed back on the WTA Tour.

Tennis ace not inclined to reply to Eugenie Bouchard's harsh criticism of the "cheat's" pro comeback.

Nadal, Murray into quarters

Rafael Nadal has been in sparkling form as the French Open nears.

The in-form Spaniard again looks the man to beat on clay.

Other sports

Two wins for Team NZ

Team New Zealand joined their rivals for the final day of America's Cup practice racing.

Team NZ impress as they debut in Bermuda practice racing for the America's Cup regatta.

Is Joshua next great champ?

Anthony Joshua weighs-in ahead of his world heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko.

Anthony Joshua has the weight of a country on his shoulders, facing a fighter with true heavyweight pedigree.

Harmless fun or Dark Ages sexism?

Ring girls have also become a part of UFC.

Ring girls have been a part of boxing for more than 50 years, but it's not all glamour.

'Their time to push hard'

Darren Smith, who played more than 200 test for the New Zealand men's hockey team, is now in charge of them for the ...

Young members of NZ men's hockey squad encouraged to step up at Azlan Shah Cup by new coach Darren Smith.

Motorsport

Paddon rolls, but bounces back video

After an early roll, Hayden Paddon was flying in the afternoon on day two of Rally Argentina.

Kiwi driver has low-speed roll before responding with stage wins to sit seventh overall after first full day at Rally Argentina.

Vettel leads Ferrari one-two

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel lapped one minute 34.120 seconds - 0.263 quicker than teammate Kimi Raikkonen - during ...

F1 frontrunner Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two in Russian Grand Prix practice.

Grand Prix won't grow - Quinn

A crash during the grand prix race at Manfeild Circuit: Chris Amon this year.

Hampton Downs track owner says New Zealand Grand Prix should have gone to his venue.

Paddon primed for title defence

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon made a clean start to the opening special stage of Rally Argentina.

The Kiwi driver is hopeful of another strong showing in Argentina.

Racing

O'Shea in shock resignation

Godolphin trainer John O'Shea has reportedly resigned.

O'Shea reportedly resigns international thoroughbred racing power Godolphin post.

Breeders a bonus for Grylls

Ears pricked, Sweet Leader cruises to victory in the Cambridge Breeders Stakes giving jockey Craig Grylls a notable ...

Sweet Leader adds icing to Grylls outstanding day.

Legramor awaits return

Hall Of Fame is all the rage in early betting for the Cambridge Breeders Stakes.

Royally-bred Legramor one to watch if she makes Breeders Stakes field.

Travis falls to Baker and Forsman

The grey, Mime charges clear in the distictive China Horse Club colours to win the Travis Stakes.

Travis Stakes another coup for Cambridge trainers.

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Bryant channels his inner Urkel video

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant has been working on some comedy involving fictional TV character Steve Urkel.

Retired NBA star finding his feet after basketball in comedy, "Did I do that?"

NFL star's Happy Gilmore twitter war video

A fake movie villain has tried to take Aaron Rodgers down, for prioritising NFL over golf.

US quarterback argues about quitting golf with twitter account pretending to be Happy Gilmore movie villain.

Adams' season lives, dies with Russ

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams muscles up against the Houston Rockets.

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams says OKC's best chance is for Russell Westbrook to win the game on his own.

Flip throw to header to bicycle kick, goal video

A flip throw set up an incredible goal for the OKC Energy in the United Soccer League.

A football goal of the year contender as gymnastics and ball skills combine.

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