Blatter 'under investigation' video

Sepp Blatter announces his resignation as Fifa president at football's world governing body's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

9:48 AM  FBI and US prosecutors are investigating outgoing Fifa president in their corruption case.

Victory 'ranks right up there' gallery video

Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum says his side's test victory over England in Leeds 'ranks right up there' in terms of career highlights.

5 min ago  Ultra-attacking style pays off in test victory over England at Leeds, Black Caps skipper says.

Plaudits flow for Black Caps video

England captain Alastair Cook shakes hands with Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum at the trophy presentation for the drawn test series.

4 min ago  Barnstorming, aggressive, ruthless – English media are rich in praise for cricket test-winning Kiwis.

Baby Blacks blitz Scotland

Big New Zealand wing Tevita Li on the rampage against Scotland in his side's opening game of the under-20 world rugby championship in Italy.

9:55 AM  Statement victory as dominant Kiwis start world championship in Italy with emphatic nine-try effort.

Lions to bypass SI cities

Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll in action during the last Lions Tour to New Zealand in 2005

Invercargill and Nelson won’t host matches against the touring British and Irish Lions in 2017.

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opinion

NZF deserves credit for Blatter call

New Zealand Football CEO Andy Martin has been a strong voice for change at Fifa and got his reward with Sepp Blatter's resignation on Wednesday.

OPINION: New Zealand Football's straight-talking CEO Andy Martin achieves his goal as Fifa boss resigns - now he must work for further change.

Reason: Murky world exposed

OPINION: Football’s governing body rips off investors, it launders money, the Feds move in and then people cry like babies.

Liew: Two-test series a problem

Carter at No 10 the only answer

cricket

Test victory 'ranks right up there' gallery video

Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum says his side's test victory over England in Leeds 'ranks right up there' in terms of career highlights.

5 min ago  New Zealand skipper says ultra-attacking style paid off in test victory over England in Leeds.

Black Caps break drought gallery video

4 min ago  New Zealand win their first test in England in 16 years, levelling the two-match series at Headingley.

England captain Alastair Cook shakes hands with Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum at the trophy presentation for the drawn test series.

Plaudits flow for Black Caps video

3 min ago  Barnstorming, aggressive, ruthless – English media are rich in praise for cricket test-winning Kiwis.

rugby

NZ U20s blitz Scotland in Italy

Big New Zealand wing Tevita Li on the rampage against Scotland in his side's opening game of the under-20 world rugby championship in Italy.

9:55 AM  Statement victory as dominant Kiwis start world championship in Italy in emphatic fashion.

Messam off to Japan before Rio

All Black Liam Messam has signed an off season contract to play in Japan after the World Cup.

Former Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll in action during the last Lions Tour in 2005

Lions to bypass most of South

Invercargill and Nelson won't host matches against the touring British and Irish Lions in 2017.

football

Blatter 'under investigation' video

Sepp Blatter announces his resignation as Fifa president at football's world governing body's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

9:48 AM  FBI and US prosecutors are investigating outgoing Fifa president in their corruption case.

Blatter exit will be good for NZ

9:53 AM  Andy Martin applauds the chance for change at Fifa following president's resignation.

Prince Ali was defeated in his bid for the Fifa presidency in the first round of voting at world football's governing body's congress.

Bid to install Prince Ali

10:00 AM  Push to appoint Sepp Blatter's defeated Fifa presidential rival as replacement without election.

league

Kiwi State of Origin a possibility

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Benji Marshall of the Dragons looks on during the round four NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium on March 28, 2015 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Warriors boss Jim Doyle believes NZ is capable of staging its own State of Origin fixtures.

NRL to reduce interchanges

A reduction in the number of interchanges in NRL matches is expected to be announced next month.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31:  Tuimoala Lolohea of the Warriors makes a run during the round 12 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Newcastle Knights at Mt Smart Stadium on May 31, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Warriors' Lolohea re-signs

The Warriors have locked in star playmaker Tuimoala Lolohea until the end of the 2018 NRL season.

basketball

Hawks, Crocs confirmed for ANBL

The Wollongong Hawks, in administration  since March, have been confirmed as the eighth side for the ANBL season.

The ANBL has confirmed the Wollongong Hawks will have a team in the upcoming season.

Preseason games for Canada

A record five teams will play four preseason games in four Canadian cities ahead of the 2015-16 NBA season.

Nicki Rampton has been a strong and steadying presence for the Nelson Sparks in the national Women's Basketball Championship, which concludes this weekend.

Final shot at title for Ramptons

This is a big weekend for the Nelson Sparks basketball team with many of the group moving on.

golf

Ko's No 1 ranking vulnerable

New Zealand's Lydia Ko has a big job on her hands in the coming weeks to stay at the top of the women's game.

Kiwi golfer returns to action with a double mission – defend her No 1 ranking and get in sync for the second major of the year.

McIlroy finds love again gallery

World No 1 golfer moves on from Caroline Wozniacki, but there's something familiar about his new-found love.

2013 Masters champion Adam Scott (right) has talked Kiwi caddie Steve Williams out of retirement to carry his bag for the next three months.

Williams back on Scott's bag

Adam Scott has split with his new caddie and for now is going back to his old one - Kiwi bagman Steve Williams.

netball

Silver Ferns WC trialists named

Silver Ferns goal attack Maria Tutaia will be a key part of the team's World Cup plans.

Depth of New Zealand netball tested as 30 players named to contest for World Cup and NZ A berths.

A lot more Magic needed 

Waikato-BoP Magic need vast improvement for trans-Tasman netball league knockouts.

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Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic's Casey Kopua

All to play for at Ferns trials

Veteran defenders best placed to make New Zealand World Cup squad.

tennis

Nadal-Djokovic showdown looms 

Rafael Nadal of Spain, seen celebrating after defeating Jack Sock of the US, is this generation's most dominant clay-court player.

10:06 AM  The quarterfinal between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic may be more anticipated than the final.

French Open spectator injured

10:10 AM  A panel set up to shield the crowd from pigeons falls into the stands amid high winds.

Stanislas Wawrinka (left) and Swiss compatriot Roger Federer embrace at the net after Wawrinka defeated the 17-time grand slam winner in straight sets in the French Open quarterfinals.

Federer trumped by Wawrinka

9:51 AM  Stanislas Wawrinka trumped fellow Swiss Roger Federer at a grand slam for the first time.

motorsport

Hartley sets Le Mans pace

New Zealand drivers Brendon Hartley and  Earl Bamber have been making their mark with Porsche ahead of the Le Mans 24 hour race.

NZ driver full of speed in official testing while Kiwi team-mate Earl Bamber also on the pace for famous race.

Lorenzo completes hat-trick

Yamaha rider wins the Italian Grand Prix, closing the MotoGP championship gap to leader Valentino Rossi.

Josiah Natzke won the French leg of the European motocross championships.

Natzke wins at MXGP of France

Kiwi claims his first round-victory of the 2015 Euro motocross champs, cleaning up at the France MXGP.

other sports

Archibald returns to Black Sticks

Hugely experienced Auckland midfielder Ryan Archibald comes back into the Black Sticks men's squad for the World League semifinals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Veteran midfielder Ryan Archibald returns to squad as NZ men's hockey side push for Olympic qualification at World League semifinals.

Fast times, peace return for Gay

American sprinter finally at peace with himself after a 2013 doping positive cost him an Olympic medal.

David Nyika has disposed of David Light in comprehensive fashion.

Nyika batters Light

There's no doubt who the top amateur heavyweight boxer in NZ is after Commonwealth Games medallists square off.

racing

Werther eyes Queensland Derby 

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Wairarapa galloper Werther has earned a start in the Queensland Derby.

Andrew Campbell would love to keep his unbeaten record at Doomben going for another week.

Front runners to the fore

The free-going front running hurdlers made their presence felt at Ellerslie on Monday.

030813 Racing Photo:Dean Kozanic The Press/FairFaxNZ. NZI Koral Steeplechase at Riccarton Park won by 4, Karlos, ridden by Aaron Kuru from 1, Tobouggie Nights ridden by Shaun Phelan. Aaron Kuru.

Kudos for Kuru after win

Lord and Kuru combine for impressive hurdle debut by D'Llaro at Ellerslie.

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