Coach splits from Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko is watched by David Leadbetter during a Pro-Am round at the British Open in July.

1 min ago  Renowned golf coach David Leadbetter parts ways with Kiwi world No 1 Lydia Ko.

Adams takes his potshot video

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams always has an interesting response when he's asked the tough questions by the media.

11:57 AM  "On what? Oh, weed," Kiwi NBA star responds to questions on medicinal marijuana.

Billionaire breaks into song video

Billionaire Dr Haruhisa Handa breaks into song at the announcement of his investment in NZ Football.

1:03 PM  Japanese businessman marks new investment in NZ Football with some opera.

Parker, Ruiz go nose-to-nose video

Andy Ruiz and Joseph Parker face-off in Auckland ahead of their fight for the WBO heavyweight title.

2 min ago  Mexican claims he's being underestimated for WBO title fight while Kiwi declares: "I want to win it well, I want to be a part of history."

Tom Walsh's hidden talent

Tom Walsh was a very talented rugby player, cricketer and shot putter at school.

8 min ago  Kiwi Olympic shot put hero to reveal his hidden talent on Sunday, against the Crusaders.

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Porto crush Leicester 5-0

FC Porto's Andre Silva celebrates scoring their first goal against Leicester.

Porto hand second-string side the worst Champions League loss by an English club.

Billionaire backs NZ Football

Dr Haruhisa Handa, pictured at the 2016 New Zealand Open at The Hills, has backed football in this country.

Three-year deal with Japanese firm ISPS Handa who extend their backing of New Zealand sport.

Parker: Shy guy to superstar video

Kiwi heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker takes a selfie with a fan and trainer Kevin Barry (left) at Burger King in Auckland.

How a careful but controversial programme transformed a Kiwi boxer into a world title contender.

One charge upheld against Sutton

Former British Cycling coach Shane Sutton stepped down in April.

But former British Cycling coach cleared of eight others following harassment claims.

Kiwis on track for semifinals

New Zealand Blackjacks bowler Shannon McIlroy is on track to make the singles semifinals.

Four wins from as many matches - NZ has made the perfect start to the final day of section play at the world bowls championships.

Lions NZ tour coaches named

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland with assistants  Rob Howley, Steve Borthwick and Andy Farrell.

Warren Gatland picks his deputies, leaves the door open for a late call-up for Fiji's sevens coach.

Sharks' door open to Barba return

Cronulla boss Lyall Gorman says the Sharks want Ben Barba, pictured celebrating their grand final win, back on their ...

NRL premiers want troubled star back on their team.

Sprinters lead way at Oceania champs

Ethan Mitchell leads out Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins in the team sprint at the Oceania championships

The New Zealand sprint team impressed on the opening day of the UCI Oceania Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.

Usain Bolt: 'I find it ridiculous'

Usain Bolt was "shocked" to learn Jamaican Athletics abstained on IAAF reforms intended to clean up the sport.

World's fastest man "shocked" as Jamaica Athletics abstains on IAAF reforms aimed at cleaning up the sport.

Infantino favours 48 team World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to increase the number of teams at the World Cup to 48.

Fifa president pushes proposal for 48 teams at World Cup which would benefit All Whites.

Auckland City part of video replay test

Clayton Lewis and Auckland FC will part of a test by Fifa using video replays at the Club World Cup in Japan.

Auckland City will make history as Fifa uses video replays for first time at Club World Cup in Japan.

Jones: Lions will benefit England

Eddie Jones believes the Lions will provide England will a blueprint for beating the All Blacks.

England coach is happy for his assistant coach to gain intelligence on the All Blacks during next year's British and Irish Lions tour.

Death at the Dubai Ladies

Caddie Max Zechmann has died after collapsing during the Dubai Ladies event.

Caddie dies after collapsing on the 13th fairway in the first round of a pro golf event.

Cricket red cards coming?

Rugby, football and rugby league already have red cards. Could cricket be next?

Cricketers could be 'red-carded' by umpires and ejected for duration of a match from next October.

Cummins not ready for tests: Waugh

Pat Cummins celebrates after taking the wicket of Martin Guptill during the second ODI in Canberra.

He may have ripped through the Black Caps but that isn't enough for Aussie selector Mark Waugh.

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Parker looks ready

Sir Peter Leitch aka the Mad Butcher enjoying a day out at the Manukau Live Steamers in Mangere.

My nerves aren't too good, so I don't know how heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker must be feeling ahead of his world title fight in Manukau on Saturday.

Sporting fairytales must continue

OPINION: A year of thunder and wonder for teams usually associated with chunder and blunder.

Dragons need to start delivering

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Rugby

Jones: Lions to benefit England

Eddie Jones believes the Lions will provide England will a blueprint for beating the All Blacks.

England coach is happy for his assistant to gain intelligence on the All Blacks during the Lions tour of NZ.

All Blacks heading to Perth

All Blacks fullback Ben Smith is tackled by Michael Hooper and James Horwill of the Wallabies during the Bledisloe Cup ...

A historic first Bledisloe Cup test will be held in Perth in 2019.

World XV not all All Blacks

Beauden Barrett started the year as the All Blacks second-choice No 10 but took every chance that came his way.

OPINION: This has not been an easy year to assess who the best in each jersey has been.

Who will Gatland choose?

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will name his coaching staff on Wednesday.

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has plenty to consider before naming his brains trust.

Cricket

McCullum to turn up the Heat

Brendon McCullum will make his return to cricket for a Brisbane club team.

Ex-NZ skipper gives new team-mates a "licence to thrill" as he takes charge in a T20 club game in Australia.

Cummins not ready for tests: Waugh

Pat Cummins celebrates after taking the wicket of Martin Guptill during the second ODI in Canberra.

He may have ripped through the Black Caps but that isn't enough for Aussie selector Mark Waugh.

Cricket red cards coming?

Rugby, football and rugby league already have red cards. Could cricket be next?

Cricketers could be 'red-carded' by umpires and ejected for duration of a match from next October.

Stars cruise past Wellington

Melbourne Stars batsman Luke Wright celebrates his century against the Wellington Firebirds at the Basin Reserve.

Luke Wright smashed his way to a century which included eight sixes to topple Wellington.

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Parker, Ruiz go nose-to-nose

Mexican claims he's being underestimated for WBO title fight while Kiwi declares: "I want to win it well, I want to be a part of history."

Football

Auckland City part of video replay test

Clayton Lewis and Auckland FC will part of a test by Fifa using video replays at the Club World Cup in Japan.

Auckland City will make history as Fifa uses video replays for first time at Club World Cup in Japan.

Three arrests over football crash

Relatives of Chapecoense football club head coach Caio Junior, who died in the plane crash in Colombia, participate in a ...

Director and two employees of charter airline arrested following plane crash involving a Brazilian football team.

Astounding open goal miss video

Surely he can't miss. Can he?

Both goalkeeper and striker contribute to this amazing Greek tragedy.

Kashima a 'very physical team'

Now based in Japan, Michael Fitzgerald was part fo the All Whites team who faced Mexico in a friendly in Denver in 2011.

Japan-based former All Whites defender warns Auckland City of opponents strengths for Club World Cup opener.

League

Barba to be a Shark again

Jack Bird, right, says he expects former team-mate Ben Barba to be back in a Cronulla Sharks shirt next season.

Jack Bird says his troubled former team-mate Ben Barba will be back at the Cronulla Sharks next season.

Foran a 'winner'

Kieran Foran is undergoing shoulder rehab at the Warriors

Kieran Foran endorsed as the type of player the Warriors desperately need.

Nati to play in Queensland Cup

Phil Nati in action for the NZ Residents against NZ Maori in Huntly in October.

Phil Nati will be one of six Canterbury products playing in the Queensland Cup next year.

Beau: 'See you in two hours'

Short notice: Beau Ryan rushed to be at the bedside of Kia Lettice.

Ex-NRL star rushes to the hospital bedside of a woman with cancer believed to have four hours to live.

Basketball

Henare: 'It's time to get nasty'

Coach Paul Henare says his players need 'to hold each other accountable when we slip below our standards'.

Breakers coach has had enough of the sloppy displays and has called his team out.

Webster: 'The truth will come out'

Breakers guard Corey Webster says 'we need to trust in ourselves individually, trust in each other as a team and then ...

NZ Breakers star declares his mindset where it needs to be heading into two massive games.

Splash: Thompson nets 60 video

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson was on fire against the Indiana Pacers, scoring 60 points in the game.

Electric scenes as NBA guard delivers big with a career-high 60 points in just 29 minutes on court.

Ton-up win for JTBs

Quinn Clinton has led the Junior Tall Blacks to another big win at the Oceania under-18 basketball championships.

Another big win for the Junior Tall Blacks in Fiji.

Golf

Coach splits from Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko is watched by David Leadbetter during a Pro-Am round at the British Open in July.

Renowned golf coach David Leadbetter parts ways with Kiwi world No 1 Lydia Ko.

Death at the Dubai Ladies

Caddie Max Zechmann has died after collapsing during the Dubai Ladies event.

Caddie dies after collapsing on the 13th fairway in the first round of a pro golf event.

Favourites continue to dominate

Aorangi's Ginny Bolderston defeated Southland's Angela Gerken at the top of the order in round three at the national ...

 Top sides already showing out.

Key tees off before signing off

Caddy Brett Smith, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club general manager Leo Barber, Prime Minister John Key, club president Paul ...

How did John Key spend the day before he quit as PM? At the golf course sharing jet plane lollies.

Netball

Fowler-Reid stars in series win

Southern Steel goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid shoots a goal in the 2016 trans-Tasman netball league.

Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid produced an outstanding display to help Jamaica to a netball series win over England.

Souness moves past major injury

Netballer Whitney Souness in action for Wellington last year, just days before her bad knee injury.

Porirua's Whitney Souness is ready to hit the ground running for the Pulse in next year's ANZ Netball Elite League.

Fowler-Reid leads Jamaica to victory

Southern Steel netball shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid helped Jamaica defeat England.

Southern Steel netball shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid helped Jamaica to an impressive 66-49 netball win over England.

Southern presence in NZ U21 squad

Abby Erwood, left, has made the NZ U21 netball squad.

Netball South is strongly represented in the New Zealand U21 squad.

Tennis

Kyrgios 'unfairly targeted' video

Nick Kyrgios has been without an official mentor since parting ways with Todd Larkham on the eve of Wimbledon 2015.

Bernard Tomic says he and his good mate Nick Kyrgios are simply misunderstood.

Djokovic splits with Becker

Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker embrace after winning the 2016 French Open.

Tennis world No 2 ends coaching arrangement after three years at the top with six majors won.

Greenhalgh turns back clock

James Greenhalgh and Steven Downs ruled the world in junior doubles in 1993.

Former Davis Cup player James Greenhalgh will take to the court in April, 23 years after his Wimbledon and Roland Garros success.

Tennis star outlines frustration video

United States tennis star Serena Williams.

"We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender."

Other sports

Parker v Ruiz a 'perfect storm'

Joseph Parker.

World's leading matchmaker says WBO title fight has all the ingredients for a classic.

Sporting fairytales must continue

Chicago Cubs players celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.

OPINION: A year of thunder and wonder for teams usually associated with chunder and blunder.

Smith loses in 500th match for NZ

Val Smith and the New Zealand women's triple lost all three matches on Wednesday.

Tough day for NZ women's triple.

Diabetes no barrier

Team Novo Nordisk rider Charles Planet, right, with fellow Tour of California classification jersey wearers Mark ...

US-based pro cycle team where every member is a diabetic to compete in New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Motorsport

Motorsport legend to be celebrated

Motor racing drivers reunited, Kenny Smith, left, and Palmerston North driver Brendon Hartley.

January's NZ Festival of Motor Racing will celebrate Kiwi motorsport great Kenny Smith.

Conroy targets Taupo

Jamie Conroy and the Allied 24/7 Fuel Ford Falcon he is competing in the New Zealand Touring Car series.

Invercargill driver Jamie Conroy is ready to bounce back in round two of the NZ Touring Car Championship. 

Country star's son enters TRS

Shelby Blackstock, pictured here with mother and country music legend Reba McEntire, has been confirmed in the 2017 ...

Shelby Blackstock has taken a different route to stardom than his famous mother.

Southlander confirmed for TRS

Invercargill driver Brendon Leitch.

Kiwi Brendon Leitch will have fourth tilt at the Toyota Racing Series.

Racing

Races get green light

Large slips closing State Highway One between Christchurch and Blenheim will not stop Marlborough Harness Racing Club's ...

Racing to go ahead at Waterlea despite likelihood route between Christchurch and Blenheim will still be closed.

Richardson's punt paying off

Volpe Veloce is a strong chance to stay unbeaten following Saturday's Group III Eulogy Stakes.

Graham Richardson didn't know where the $240,000 was going to come from but luckily he took the punt.

Bloodstream on track for Cup

The Terri Rae-trained Bloodstream is one of the most exciting stayers in the country and is on target for the Wellington Cup.

Quake damaged roads change plans but Bloodstream on track for two mile test at Trentham.

Stable drug tests could increase

Chris Waller has taken extensive steps to drug-test his staff after one of the horses he trains tested positive to the ...

Second sample from Kiwi trainer's horse tests positive to meth.

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