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What's wrong with Crusaders?

Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder ponders a disappointing and frustrating Super Rugby campaign.

OPINION: Can franchise be fixed? Is Will Skelton the next Quade Cooper? And we talk All Blacks bolters for RWC.

Bidwell: Grant's ban is a joke

OPINION: Norma Plummer set standard when it comes to delivering home truths, not Pulse captain Katrina Grant.

NZF must stand up against Fifa

Gould: Origin I a win for vets video


Live: Black Caps vs England

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New Zealand's Trent Boult looks dejected
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Follow our live coverage as the Black Caps look to square the series with England at Headingley.

Start of second test hit by rain

The Black Caps' second test against England at Headingley was delayed by heavy overnight rain in Yorkshire.

NZ wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi thumps a pull shot during his brutal innings of 88 from just 70 balls on day one of the second test against England at Headingley.

Ronchi blasts NZ out of trouble

On debut, veteran keeper cracks 88 off 70 to give NZ handy total on day one of second test vs England.


Highlanders demolish the Chiefs video

Highlanders winger Patrick Osborne dives over to score a try against the Chiefs at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

Southern franchise look bound for Super Rugby playoffs after an impressive 36-9 demolition of the Chiefs.

Sharks take bite out of Rebels

South African side hit Melbourne Rebel's Super Rugby playoff hopes with a knockout blow in Durban.

Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith chat following the Crusaders 35-18 win over the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

Smith is keen to move on

Canes captain says team won't win Super Rugby title if they continue to play like they did against the Crusaders.


Fifa: NZF won't be punished

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says NZ Football won't be disadvantaged after voting against Sepp Blatter.

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke promises there'll be no repercussions for NZ after voting against Sepp Blatter.

NZ U-20s draw opener video

Junior All Whites hold Ukraine to spirited goalless draw in the opening game of Fifa U-20 World Cup in Auckland.

Ghana's Samuel Tettehcontrols the ball under pressure from Austria's Daniel Rosenbichler in Wellington.

Ghana and Austria share spoils

A 90th minute penalty from Yaw Yeboah ensures African side avoid shock defeat at Fifa U-20 World Cup in Wellington.


Inglis KO'd in Souths win

South Sydney captain Greg Inglis fends off a tackle during his side's 22-16 win over the Gold Coast Titans.

South Sydney captain left the field after a heavy knock in his side's bruising 22-16 win over the Gold Coast Titans.

Injury misery for Penrith

Panthers are left counting the cost of last night's clash against the Parramatta Eels with two key players hurt.

Canberra's Iosia Soliola is tackled during their 24-12 home loss to the Brisbane Broncos at GIO Stadium.

Stuart walks out on media

Canberra coach refuses to front press after his side's 24-12 to the Brisbane Broncos at GIO Stadium.


Sharks seal seventh straight win

Southland's Todd Blanchfield top-scored with 24 points in the Sharks' 88-73 win over the Hawke's Bay Hawks.

Southland franchise overpower Hawke's Bay to claim seventh straight NBL win in Napier on Saturday.

Giants prove too good for Jets

A stellar performance from Josh Duinker saw the Nelson Giants start their North Island road trip with a big win.

Wellington Saints import Torrey Craig has set the league alight with his high scoring and highlight-reel dunks

Craig's journey to the Saints video

American star Torrey Craig described as one of the best basketball imports to ever play game in New Zealand.


Riordan claims maiden pro title

Nelson golfer Sean Riordan clinched the Port Dickson Championship in Malaysia by one stroke for his first professional win.

Young Kiwi golfer holds on to win Malaysia's Port Dickson Championship by one stroke after an even par final round.

Rory McIlroy has a day to forget

World No 1 golfer falls apart in front of expectant home crowd amid gales and pounding showers at the Irish Open.

Danny Lee of New Zealand smiles after hitting a hole-in-one on the 17th hole during the first round of the Byron Nelson championship on Friday (NZ time).

Kiwi golfer cards on PGA Tour

New Zealand pro Danny Lee starts well at Byron Nelson championship on the back of two first-round eagles.


Swifts deny Fever first home final

NSW Swifts goal shoot Caitlin Thwaites scored 35 from 37 in her team's 63-56 win over the West Coast Fever in Perth.

NSW Swifts secure home final with a 63-56 victory over the West Coast Fever at Perth Arena on Saturday.

Magic seek consistency, flow

It may not matter on the points table, but the Magic still have goals to aim for against Mainland Tactix on Sunday.

Norma Plummer set the standard when it comes to delivering home truths, not Pulse captain Katrina Grant.

Bidwell: Grant's ban a joke

OPINION: Norma Plummer set the standard when it comes to delivering home truths, not Katrina Grant.


Djokovic, Murray advance

Novak Djokovic required medical treatment on his groin and hip area during his straight sets victory over Gilles Simon.

Serb Novak Djokovic, who required medical treatment, and Scot Andy Murray reach third round at French Open.

Williams survives a scare

World No 1 Serena Williams played with fire at the French Open but pulled through against Anna-Lena Friedsam.

Rafa Nadal powered past compatriot Nicolas Almagro in straight sets to reach the third round.

Rafa Nadal dismisses Almagro

Rafa Nadal got his usual confidence boost from Nicolas Almagro, reaching the third round at Roland Garros.


Dixon qualifies seventh in Detroit

New Zealand's Scott Dixon has qualified seventh for the latest IndyCar race in Detroit.

Kiwi IndyCar driver unable to match pace from Indy 500 in qualifying seventh for the latest race in series in Detroit.

Dixon fourth in chaotic race video

Kiwi driver just misses a podium finish in an action-packed Indy 500 punctuated by crashes and a tight finish.

Formula One has lacked competition this season with big teams like Mercedes and Ferrari dominating races.

FIA seeks new team from 2016

Formula One's governing body launches tender for a potential new team that could join starting grid next season.

other sports

Bolts reach Stanley Cup Finals

Tampa Bay Lightning centre Alex Killorn controls the puck during his side's 2-0 win over the New York Rangers.

Tampa Bay earn spot in NHL's Stanley Cup Finals for second time after 2-0 win over the New York Rangers.

Kiwi kayakers reach A finals

Lisa Carrington through to K1 500m decider, while Marty McDowell reaches K1 1000m final at meet in Denmark.

New Zealand runner Zane Robertson could only manage 18th place in the 10,000 metres at the Diamond League.

Robertson vents frustration

New Zealand middle distance runner takes aim at Athletics NZ after finishing down pecking order in 10,000 metres.


All Stars reign in Harness Stakes

Lazarus, driven by Mark Purdon, heads home a stable trifecta in the Two-Year-Old Emerald at Ashburton.

In a spectacular display, Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen's All Stars wins $523,225 in stakes at Ashburton.

Lizzie all the way at Ashburton

Barry Purdon believes Bettor's Delight mare has plenty of potential in open class company next season.

Zac Butcher salutes the Ashburton crowd as Sky Major becomes the first horse to win three Harness Jewels..

Sky Major makes Jewels history

Sky Major will forever be known as the first horse to win three Jewels but there are more Gr I races to target.

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