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Norquay: Ko passes road test gallery

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko hits a shot during her six-under 66 opening round at the Women's British Open at Turnberry.

OPINION: Lydia Ko is only 18, yet she's already had a street named after her. Is it too soon for such an honour?

Reason: TMO blight on game

OPINION: Boks done with a sucker punch and it would have been a travesty to have ruled it out.

Cully: Wallabies must lift

Vaughan: Aussies in crisis video

cricket

Time for Williamson to shine

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson said the large volume of cricket means the whole squad is likely to be used on the Zimbabwe and South Africa tour.

Now is the hour for stand-in Black Caps captain Kane Williamson.

Coliseum push boundaries

The big three of rugby, league and cricket are in the sights of internet-based sport provider Coliseum Sports Media.

Jimmy Anderson grabs his left side during the third test at Edgbaston, a strain which will keep him out of the fourth Ashes test.

Three chasing Anderson's spot

England will decide between three fast-bowlers to replace the injured Jimmy Anderson in the fourth Ashes test.

rugby

Nonu cleared but may miss test

All Blacks midfielder Ma'a Nonu may miss this week's test against the Wallabies in Sydney but has been give the all-clear on his injured shoulder for the World Cup.

All Blacks midfielder given all-clear for World Cup but Cory Jane expected to miss both Bledisloe Cup tests.

Coliseum  push boundaries

The big three of rugby, league and cricket are in the sights of internet-based sport provider Coliseum Sports Media.

Richie McCaw salutes Schalk Burger's Springboks after the All Blacks' win in Johannesburg on July 26.

McCaw doing it his way

If anyone has earned the right to play the exemption card in the All Blacks, their inspirational captain has.

football

Fallon: NZF's 'biggest disaster'

Kevin Fallon: 'This is the biggest disaster in New Zealand's footballing history – and this is just the start of it.'

Former All Whites coach wants CEO Andy Martin, high-performance director Fred de Jong and All Whites coach Anthony Hudson to be held accountable.

Wynne could be headed to US

Player at centre of Oly Whites debacle trialling with Major League Soccer club in the United States.

New Zealander Chris Wood plays for Leeds United in England.

All White Wood scores cracker

All Whites striker Chris Wood has quickly won over fans at his new club Leeds United.

league

McFadden seeing the positives video

Warriors coach Andrew  McFadden was doing his best to remain upbeat after the loos to the Sharks.

Warriors' coach Andrew McFadden remains confident that the 2015 season won't be a disaster.

SBW, Kiwis in team of decade

He may have walked out on the club, but SBW has been named in the Bulldogs' team of the decade.

Warriors players look on after the final whistle is blown in their 18-14 loss to the Sharks at Mt Smart Stadium.

Warriors are slipping away video

NZ franchise slump to third straight loss and may miss out on top eight again after 18-14 defeat to Sharks.

basketball

Cameron challenges Tall Blacks

Pero Cameron says the Tall Blacks have to make some key improvements ahead of the series against Australia.

New Zealand hoops legend reckons he knows what it's going to take to roll the Aussies in upcoming series.

Tall Blacks pipped by Slovenia

For second time in 24 hours, NZ men's basketball team lose close game against European heavyweight.

Forward Lisa Wallbutton had 12 points and 13 rebounds in the Tall Ferns' 79-54 win over an American Select team at the William Jones Cup.

Tall Ferns end losing streak

The Tall Ferns ended their William Jones Cup campaign with a 79-54 win over American Select team.

golf

Ko still in contention at Turnberry

Lydia Ko carded five birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey to sit three shots off the lead after the third round of the Women's British Open.

There's a Ko at the top of the leaderboard at the Women's British Open but it's not Lydia Ko.

Tiger slips back in Virginia

12:35 PM  Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell share one-shot lead after third round of Quicken Loans National.

Danny Lee, right, shares a joke with South Korea's KJ Choi at the Quicken Loans National.

Lee four shots back

12:44 PM  Danny Lee has work to do to claim second PGA Tour title at Quicken Loans National in Virginia.

netball

Doubt lingers around shooters

Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu says Bailey Mes is her "No 1 shooter" but not everyone agrees.

Hope, rather than concrete evidence is what forms the backbone of the Silver Ferns' Netball World Cup chances.

Plummer calls for expansion

Suggestions that Champions League equivalent more likely amid calls for a revamp of trans-Tasman netball league.

Silver Ferns goal attack Maria Tutaia drives the ball through court, during Tuesday's win over South Africa.

Tutaia has huge role to play

Being unfancied and unloved ahead of Netball World Cup stings a little, admits Silver Ferns shooter Maria Tutaia.

tennis

Nadal into Hamburg Open semis

Rafael Nadal has reached the semifinals at the Hamburg Open as he looks to extend his record of winning at least one European clay court title every year since 2004.

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal advances to semifinals of Hamburg Open by beating Pablo Cuevas 6-3 6-2.

Nadal wins opener in Hamburg

Top seed overcomes sluggish start to beat his compatriot Fernando Verdasco in first round of German ATP event.

World No 2 Roger Federer has withdrawn from next month's Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Mystery as Federer withdraws

World No 2 gives no reason for decision to pull out of Montreal event next month in statement from organisers.

motorsport

Paddon rocked but ok after crash video

Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard escaped unharmed after crashing out of the Rally Finland.

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon rolled a WRC car for first time at Rally Finland.

Winterbottom riding high

Red-hot Ford driver continues to close on maiden V8 Supercars title after another day of dominance.

Scott Dixon is on pole for the Mid-Ohio IndyCar race on Monday morning (NZ time).

Dixon qualifies on pole 

New Zealand driver Scott Dixon looks as dominant as ever at Mid-Ohio after winning the pole for the IndyCar race.

other sports

Parker: 'I felt the punch land' video

That was quick: Joseph Parker knocks out Bowie Tupou in the first round.

Joseph Parker hoses down suggestions Bowie Tupou took a dive.

Parker stuns Bowie Tupou video

Unbeaten Kiwi boxer pulls off stunning 63 second KO to put heavyweight division on notice.

AOC President John Coates: "The difficulty in Australia now of bidding is that the IOC has a requirement that you have to host the Summer Games in July-August."

Australia eye Olympics bid

Australia is still weighing up the possibility of mounting another bid to host the Olympics, possibly in 2028.

racing

Coolibah could be one cool hurdler

Coolibah and Shaun Phelan won the Sydenham Hurdles with ease at Riccarton on Saturday morning.

Shaun Phelan rates hurdles rookie Coolibah a star of the future with more time after impressive win.

Upper Cut ready to land blow

Awapuni jumper Upper Cut is seeking a seventh Koral Steeplechase win for trainer Mark Oulaghan at Riccarton.

Timy Tyler and Jacob Lowry cruise to victory in the Group III Winter Cup.

Timy Tyler wins Winter Cup

Timy Tyler gives his trainer and jockey their best day in racing with Winter Cup win

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