Fight All Black fire with fire

Sir Clive Woodward

England's World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward says the only way to beat NZ is to play high tempo rugby.

DC the go-to guy still Tour hope for Slade Pick your ABs tour squad Carter gets the nod USA at full strength Cruden not still in bad books

Oscar Pistorius jailed

Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year.

Proteas cruise to victory

Hashim Amla Too classy, too clinical. New Zealand stumbled badly then spluttered into life, not for long enough to quell South Africa.

Black Sticks beaten by US

Anita Punt The US won their first game of the six-game series 2-1 against the Black Sticks in Palmerston North tonight.

Uncapped duo get Kiwis nod

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Jason Taumalolo named in Kiwis side to face Kangaroos in Brisbane.

Right call is tough on Slade

Colin Slade You've got to feel for Colin Slade. Two days after he wins an All Blacks test with a top kick, he's dropped.

Carter still Hansen's go-to guy

Injury-prone Dan Carter is clearly a protected species in these All Blacks - and with pretty good reason. | Slade bows out for Carter

Houdini All Blacks find way out

NZ Football had it coming

Pay problems in securing Nonu

Ma'a Nonu Competition for ABs star's signature believed cause of stalled talks with European club champion Toulon.

Deans backs Cheika to deliver

Robbie Deans has thrown his support behind new Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to deliver at the World Cup.

Larkham turns down Cheika

Pacific nations unhappy

Cheika accepts Wallabies deal

Waratahs coach takes on dual role after agreeing to three-year deal as Australian rugby coach.

EPL review: Aguero's lethal dose

Sergio Aguero Argentina striker Sergio Aguero scores four for the champions as Mario Balotelli’s lean spell at Liverpool goes on.

United draw with West Brom

Daley Blind rescued spluttering Manchester United with a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Football somersault fatal

Loss of Suarez cuts deep

Chelsea's Costa to miss game

Chelsea will be without striker Diego Costa for their Champions League clash at home to Slovenia's Maribor.

Indians to sue West Indies

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Indian cricket bosses to sue West Indies Cricket Board for team abandoning tour of India.

Hagley Oval given all clear

It's been through plenty of hoops, but Christchurch ground gets official tick from ICC to host World Cup games.

Bay Oval coming up trumps

Morgan proud mate of KP's

Hira 170 quells Irish hope

Canterbury's cricket team have lost the element of surprise when it comes to Ronnie Hira's batting.

Hayne makes first moves

Jarryd Hayne NRL star reaches out to NFL to help him in bold bid to put on a helmet and pads and play in its multi-billion dollar league.

Kiwis call-up a huge honour

Tigers forward Bodene Thompson was going on holiday, now he's preparing for the biggest game of his life.

Integrity unit to investigate

Kangaroos focus on defence

Anzac Test half inspires Hiku

Kiwis outside back hopes side can recreate performance that had them ahead 18-12 at halftime in April test.

Adams' Thunder struggle

Steven Adams Steven Adams' Oklahoma City Thunder have slumped to a third consecutive NBA pre-season defeat.

Reality check for Breakers

They started the season with two wins but NZ side learn they're not as hot as those results suggested.

Adams centre of attention

Breakers on the rebound

Red hot Taipans hit town

Suddenly vulnerable Breakers on high alert as hottest team in Aussie NBL comes to Auckland for top-of-the-table matchup.

Self-belief key to success

Thomas Campbell Thomas Campbell is one of only two Kiwis to qualify for the second stage of the Tour's qualifying school.

Alker moves up on final day

Kiwi golfer crawls five places up the leaderboard to finish tied for 56th in Las Vegas PGA Tour event.

Faldo calls Garcia 'useless'

Fox 'ecstatic' with Open win

McIlroy taking time off

Northern Irish world No 1 to skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.

Ferns know they need wins

Laura Langman Laura Langman knows how it sounds but can see positives for the Silver Ferns.

Price the right choice

Jamie-Lee Price says there was never much doubt she would pick New Zealand over Australia.

Ferns to 'regroup, refocus'

Bailey is Mes-merising for NZ

Diamonds shine again

The Australian Diamonds delivered another ruthless display on Sunday to snuff out any hope of an England upset.

Nadal claims straight sets win

Rafael Nadal Tennis world No 3 marks his return to the Swiss Indoors with a 6-2 6-2 win over an Italian qualifier.

Murray wins Vienna Open

Andy Murray clinched the Vienna Open title with a 5-7 6-2 7-5 victory over Spaniard David Ferrer.

'Scary' Williams claims bullying

Cilic claims Kremlin Cup

Williams builds winning streak

Women's tennis world No 1 in a 16-match hot streak after beating Ana Ivanovic at the WTA Finals.

Bianchi investigation panel named

Ross Brawn Renowned former F1 team chief Ross Brawn to head FIA investigation into Japanese Grand Prix crash.

Lack of speed worries racer

A lack of speed foiled New Zealand's oldest circuit racer at Timaru International Motor Raceway yesterday.

Lap of honour for SBR

Pirelli performs tyre U-turn

Building on big success

After brilliant Bathurst, Nissan Motorsport out to prove they've arrived as major player in V8 Supercars scene at Gold Coast 600.

Biebs got 'real boxing potential'

Justin Bieber has enlisted the help of his good mate Floyd Mayweather to hone his boxing skills.

Talented teen cracks squad

Racquel Sheath is perhaps the first to prove the development riders are getting the new centralised BikeNZ setup in Cambridge.

Wakeboarder back in NZ

$2.8b bid for Reebok picked

Royals more than ready

Waiting game soon over for Kansas City, who host San Francisco in opener of Major League Baseball's championship series.

Double trouble at Ashburton

horse racing generic For second time in three days club forced to abandon Ray Coupland Stakes meeting after one race because track declared unsafe.

Important race to go ahead

Four extra races, including $50,000 listed Ray Coupland Stakes, added to Saturday's Canterbury Jockey Club's programme.

Williams lays credit with Dunn

Back in the winner’s circle

Favourite gets 0.5kg more

Admire Rakti allotted half a kilogram penalty - to 58.5kg - for the $6.2 million (NZ$6.84m) Melbourne Cup.

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