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opinion

Spiteful Sharks must be reined in

Bismarck du Plessis's behaviour was 'completely unacceptable', says former Springbok coach Nick Mallett.

OPINION: It is a disgrace Sanzar is happy to ignore beyond the imposition of individual punishments, writes Mark Reason.

Crusaders find their groove

OPINION: Todd Blackadder's boys find their feet again as counterpart Sir John Kirwan loses ninth game in 10.

Netball NZ must help Tactix

Is Richie McCaw a spent force?

cricket

Vaughan: Cook resurgence needed

England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after beating West Indies in the second test in Grenada.

OPINION: Consistent runs looking likely for England captain - something side will need for New Zealand and Australia tours ahead.

Anderson tears Windies apart

England bowler delivers devastating spell, setting up side's first away test win since beating India in 2012.

Daniel Vettori's Royal Challengers Bangalore scored a big win in the Indian Premier League on Monday (NZ time).

Vettori's Bangalore in big win

Royal Challengers move into IPL top four with 10-over demolition of Delhi, starring Starc, Gayle and Kohli.

rugby

Ref Review - the best Super's got video

Referee Angus Gardner checks a tip tackle from Ian Prior of the Force during their match against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

OPINION: He takes stick from fans and repeatedly reaches for red cards - but you can't go past this Aussie for best in the Super business.

Hurricanes too classy for Reds

TJ Perenara grabs two tries as Hurricanes go back to top of Super Rugby ladder.

Adam Ashley-Cooper runs out onto Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane last year for his 100th Wallabies test.

'I will always put my hand up'

Wallabies veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper may be off to France, but he'll always be on call for Australia.

football

Tribulietx in talks with Brisbane 

Auckland FC coach Ramon Tribulietx and his side are preparing for their Oceania Champions League semifinal.

Auckland City FC coach Ramon Tribulietx says move to the Brisbane Roar would be a "wonderful opportunity".

Hazard PFA player of the year

Chelsea forward wins top England players' award ahead of finalists Harry Kane and David De Gea.

Chelsea's John Terry celebrates as the final whistle blows on his club's 0-0 draw with Arsenal, edging his London side closer towards the English Premier League title.

Chelsea edge towards EPL title

The crowd might have been chanting "boring boring Chelsea", but their 0-0 draw with Arsenal was all the London club needed.

league

Watene-Zelezniak to miss out 

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak in action for the Penrith Panthers.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is set to be denied a Kiwis test debut for a second time in six months.

Easy workout for Kiwis first up

Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney keeps it short as Kiwis meet up for first time ahead of Anzac test.

Shaun Johnson is happy the Kiwis coaching team backed him to take on the Kangaroos again.

'Benji deserved shot with Kiwis'

Halfback Shaun Johnson is grateful to Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney for showing faith in him.

basketball

Cavaliers into Eastern semis

LeBron James, right, and the Cavaliers are continuing their NBA march for the season.

Cleveland Cavaliers completed their four-game first-round NBA playoff sweep of Boston Celtics.

Spurs thrash Clippers 

San Antonio regain NBA Championship-winning form with a 27-point demolition of LA Clippers.

Kevin Braswell netted 24 points for the Southland Sharks.

Sharks grab much needed win

The Sharks have found their winning mojo with an 89-83 NBL win over the Rams.

golf

Ko wins Swinging Skirts in playoff

Lydia Ko poses with the winner's trophy after claiming victory in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco.

Kiwi teen overcomes a four-shot deficit to force a playoff, going on to win $2.6m LPGA event.

Lee finishes in top-25

Kiwi golfer finishes with another top-25 result on the PGA Tour this season.

Phil Mickelson won't be in action in San Francisco this week.

No Mickelson for Champs

Phil Mickelson has pulled out of the World Golf Championships for personal reasons.

netball

Steel steal late draw with T'birds

Southern Steel goal attack Brooke Leaver looks down court against the Thunderbirds in Dunedin.

NZ team scores three goals in a pulsating final minute to snatch a draw, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Magic subdued by hot Fever

A bold showing from a raw Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic side wasn't enough to shock the Fever.

Silver Fern Bailey Mes had her best game of the season for the Mainland Tactix.

Tactix push defending champs

Tactix give defending champion Melbourne Vixens big scare in Australia.

tennis

Sitak loses 'epic' doubles final

Kiwi tennis player Artem Sitak made it to the final of the ATP doubles event in Romania.

Kiwi tennis player can't find finishing form in the final of an ATP event, losing in a third set tie-breaker.

Halep plays after death threat

Security stepped up at Stuttgart WTA tournament after world No 3 receives a death threat.

Kei Nishikori celebrates winning the Barcelona Open.

Nishikori wins Barcelona Open

World No 5 made to fight hard in defence of his title, eventually beating Spanish finalist 6-4 6-4.

motorsport

Schumacher wins F4 race on debut

Van Amersfoort Formula Four driver Mick Schumacher  at the Motorsport Arena in Oschersleben, Germany.

Former F1 world champion's son finishes debut Formula Four race weekend on top of winners' podium.

Dixon on back-to-back podiums

Third place at Grand Prix of Alabama edges Kiwi driver up the championship standings.

Geraldine's Hayden Paddon avoids the photographers early on in Rally Argentina.

Paddon finishes Argentina race

More top-five finishes are possible in this year's World Rally Championship, Kiwi driver says.

other sports

Heavyweight fight appetiser only

Wladimir Klitschko hits Bryant Jennings during the 12th round of their world championship heavyweight boxing fight at Madison Square Garden.

Wladimir Klitschko chuckles he's lucky his fight "not the undercard" as all eyes turn to the Mayweather-Pacquiao "Fight of the Century".

Price falls at final hurdle

Kiwi three-day eventer finishes second in four-star Kentucky event, behind Olympic champion.

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya celebrates after winning the London Marathon.

Marathon won by five seconds

Fierce finish in a blistering London Marathon contested by five of the all-time top 10 runners.

racing

Marlborough Cup win for Rose

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Peter Yealands Wines Marlborough Cup 1950m
Winner 13 Right Royal Rose ( CENTRE)
Second 3 Duffers Creek ( LEFT),
Third 10 Ya Dreamin Jonesy ( RIGHT)

Right Royal Rose and Kylie Williams return to scale after winning the Marlborough Cup.

Coleman aims to be king

Michael Coleman is ready to ride Lauren Tate to victory again in the Travis Stakes at Te Rapa.

horse racing generic

Figurac impresses again 

A rising star emerged from the three-year-old 1400m at Trentham on Saturday.

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