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Kane totally in his comfort zone

Kane Williamson hits a 6 to win the match for New Zealand during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 28 February 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga /

OPINION: Watching the star batsman over the final five balls of NZ's dramatic win over Australia, one player came to mind: Steve Waugh.

Pora fiasco a stain on Snedden

OPINION: Has Martin Snedden made the first misstep of his untarnished career in sports admin?

Rugby's burning questions

Best XI of World Cup so far

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Live CWC: India vs West Indies

India's batsman Rohit Sharma hits over the boundary for six runs during his Cricket World Cup match against United Arab Emirates in Perth, February 28, 2015.  REUTERS/David Gray     (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Live Cricket World Cup coverage as the West Indies take on champions India at the Waca in Perth.

Vettori enjoying home comforts

Veteran spinner says team are relishing playing in front of passionate crowds ahead of pool match with Afghanistan.

ON THEIR KNEES: West Indies captain Jason Holder looks relieved after surviving a run out attempt.

West Indies skittled by India

11:36 PM  Chris Gayle produced one of the scratchiest innings of his career as the West Indies were skittled for 182.


Highlanders win gripping contest

DANGER MAN: Highlander Malakai Fekitoa has a charge at the Chiefs' line in Hamilton.

10:04 PM  Highlanders win thrilling Super Rugby match with Chiefs 20-17 in Hamilton.

Hunt feared career was over

A contrite Karmichael Hunt has vowed to repay the faith shown in him by Australian rugby.

AMBITIOUS: Tasman coach Kieran Keane would jump at the chance to manage a Super Rugby franchise.

Keane denies Blues approach

Tasman coach Kieran Keane has quashed reports he has been approached to replace Sir John Kirwan at the Blues.


Eight new faces for All Whites

NEW FACE: Goalkeeper Max Crocombe, one of eight new faces in the All Whites squad, in action for third-tier Oxford United.

Coach Anthony Hudson named an All Whites side infused with fresh talent as the squad to face South Korea in Seoul on March 31.

Sydney FC to host Tottenham

Sydney FC are to play a match against EPL club Tottenham Hotspur on May 30 at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.

NOT BURSTING THE BUBBLE: All Whites defender Winston Reid has re-signed with West Ham United.

Reid 'delighted' with new deal

Winston Reid says familiarity and the London club's vision were the deciding factors in him signing at West Ham.


Townsend wants permanent start

Chad Townsend during a Warriors training session. NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Wednesday 4 March 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga /

Warriors five-eighth "over the moon" after winning starting spot for opening match of NRL season against Knights.

Souths delivered statement

South Sydney captain Greg Inglis said South Sydney delivered on their intention to make a round-one statement.

BACK IN THE GAME: Wests Tigers' Jason Taylor will take charge as head coach in an NRL match for the first time since 2009.

Taylor returns to NRL fold

Wests Tigers' Jason Taylor says the nerves have not yet set in as he prepares to resurrect NRL career.


Guard battle defining duel of finals

MAKING A POINT: Breakers point guard Cedric Jackson's battle with Taipans counterpart Scottie Wilbekin could go a long way to determining the ANBL finals series.

As Cedric Jackson goes, so too do the Breakers. So far you could say that’s working out for them rather well.

Adams picked for court return

Kiwi basketballer out of action for three weeks with a hand injury picked to play again soon.

FINAL PUSH: Ekene Ibekwe and the Breakers will look to squeeze past the Cairns Taipans in the grand final.

Breakers require some magic

NZ franchise prepare to try for fourth ANBL title in five years, but this time they don't have home-court advantage.


Ko still in hunt for HSBC title

during the second round of the HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club on March 6, 2015 in Singapore, Singapore.

Kiwi world women's No 1 remains in fourth place after second round of HSBC Championship in Singapore.

Ko keeping up with leaders  video

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko is in a tie for fourth in the HSBC Championship tournament in Singapore.

New Zealand's Josh Geary in action at NZPGA Championship.

Geary shares lead at NZ PGA video

Kiwi Josh Geary has a share of the lead going into the final two days of the NZ PGA Championship.


Broughton finds positives in defeat

CALMING VOICE: Central Pulse coach Robyn Broughton isn’t panicking in the wake of her side’s big first-up loss in the trans-Tasman Netball League.

Despite humbling first-up loss to the Vixens, Pulse coach didn't mind some of the stuff she saw on Sunday.

Mystics fight past Tactix

Mainland side open account under new coach with a 53-59 loss, but showed they are building something promising.

Tactix team huddle during the ANZ Championship Netball game between Tactix v Mystics held at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch. 2 March 2015 Photo: Joseph Johnson /

'Sexist' Tactix ad taken off air

Netball team scraps "Tall girls, long legs, short skirts, lots of bounce" radio ad.


China win first game of Cup tie

CLOSE LOSS: New Zealand's Jason Statham in Davis Cup action.

10:46 PM  NZ No 1 Rubin Statham loses in five sets to Wu Di in a match that lasted almost three and a half hours.

Tweet fuels talk of return

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has sparked speculation of a return from retirement.

Michael Venus

Venus to fill singles spot

New Zealand Davis Cup captain Alistair Hunt has chosen to use Michael Venus only for singles rubbers.


Report: F1 teams warn of boycott

INJURED: Spanish formula one driver Fernando Alonso.

Some F1 teams are reportedly threatening to boycott the Australian GP after Fernando Alonso's mysterious testing crash.

Van Gisbergen making move

Kiwi V8 Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen will jump ship to Triple Eight Racing team next year.

Fernando Alonso waves to the media as he leaves a hospital north of Barcelona on February 25 after being hospitalised following a crash during testing.

Fears raised over Alonso

Reports in Spain say injured F1 star Fernando Alonso woke up in hospital thinking he was teenage go-kart star.

other sports

Sprinter French right on track

Cameron French wins the Men's 400m. Auckland Track Challenge, Trusts Arena, Auckland, Thursday 26th February. Copyright Photo: Shane Wenzlick /

Cameron French ran an impressive 50.28 seconds to win the national 400m hurdles final at Newtown Park.

Brown still Taupo favourite

At 42 years of age, Cameron Brown is still the king of Ironman New Zealand.

AMERICA BOUND: Jake Robertson hopes to break some records in the US.

Wind scuppers record hopes

Jake Robertson's hopes of setting NZ 5000-metre record go south in Wellington wind.


Per Incanto quinella the dream

GOOD BET:  Dal Cielo, left, is one of the favourites for the Group I Diamond Stakes at Ellerslie.

Per Incanto the sire of Dal Cielo and Rocanto has the two favourites for the Group I Diamond Stakes

Auckland is Marsh's kinda meet

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh has four wins and two seconds from seven runners over first two days.

during the New Zealand Trotting Cup at Alexandra Park on March 6, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Purdon, Rasmussen win big

10:23 PM  Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have good night at Alexandra Park and bank more than $333k.

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