Tour win opens doors for Lee video

New Zealand golfer Danny Lee poses with the trophy after winning the Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour.

6:39 PM  A breakthrough victory on the PGA Tour has opened up a fairway of golfing treasures for New Zealand No 1 Danny Lee.

Maroons rally around Smith video

Queensland captain Cameron Smith, right, has come in for criticism for his reaction following the tackle that left ex-Newcastle Knights prop Alex McKinnon paralysed in a game against the Melbourne Storm in March last year.

7:58 PM  Reeling from Alex McKinnon's scathing criticism, Maroons rally around captain days ahead of Origin decider.

McKinnon tackle high-five video

Alex McKinnon

Video emerges of now paralysed ex-NRL player celebrating after unknowingly breaking rival's jaw in tackle.

Apia abuzz ahead of ABs test video

Life-size statues of All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and Samoa skipper Ofisa Treviranus form part of the welcoming committee for the New Zealanders in Apia.

Life-size statues of Richie McCaw and Ma'a Nonu part of welcoming party for All Blacks ahead of historic Samoa test.

Moore named Australia captain

Stephen Moore, left, is announced as Wallabies captain by coach Michael Cheika on the Sunshine Coast.

Brumbies hooker will lead Australia to this year's Rugby World Cup, replacing flanker Michael Hooper.

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opinion

Weight of history beats Canes

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Hurricanes Beauden Barrett, James Marshall, Conrad Smith and TJ Prenara watch on during the Super 15 rugby trophy presentation, after the Highlanders beat the Hurricanes 21-14 at Westpac Stadium.

OPINION: The Hurricanes fluffed their lines on the big stage, leaving a familiar feeling in the capital.

Landers comeback kings gallery video

OPINION: Highlanders deserving winners in a Super Rugby game worthy of the occasion, says Phil Gifford.

Playmakers still exposed

A Super final for the ages video

cricket

Retiring Harris 'shattered' video

Australian cricketer Ryan Harris has retired owing to injury just before one last crack at winning the Ashes.

Australia cricketer speaks about his injury woe and the brutal barrage that's coming England's way in the Ashes.

Mathews puts hosts in charge

7:16 PM  Sri Lankan captain hits an unbeaten 77 to put his team in a strong position in the third test against Pakistan.

Pat Cummins was part of Australia's Cricket World Cup-winning one-day team but hasn't played a test since 2011.

Cummins 'ready' for test cricket

7:22 PM  Replacement quick insists he's ready for rigours of five-day game ahead of Ashes opener in Cardiff.

rugby

Apia abuzz as a nation prepares video

Life-size statues of All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and Samoa skipper Ofisa Treviranus form part of the welcoming committee for the New Zealanders in Apia.

Life-size statues of Richie McCaw and Ma'a Nonu part of welcoming party for All Blacks ahead of historic test.

One local named to face ABs video

Samoa team takes on international flavour with most of the XV for the historic test in Apia flown in from Europe.

Stephen Moore, left, is announced as Wallabies captain by coach Michael Cheika on the Sunshine Coast.

Moore named Australia captain

Brumbies hooker will lead Australia to this year's Rugby World Cup, replacing flanker Michael Hooper.

football

Lloyd heroics inspire WC win video

USA captain Carli Lloyd celebrates with team-mates after scoring her second goal in the Women's Football World Cup final.

US captain nets one from halfway in a 16-minute hat-trick to lift side to victory in Women's World Cup final.

Fiji 'feel bad' over 38-goal romp

New Pacific Games record set as Fiji put 38 goals past hapless Micronesia in 90 minutes of "ruthless" football.

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the winning penalty in a shootout for the Copa America.

Cheeky penalty wins Copa video

Alexis Sanchez's dinky penalty in a shootout nets host nation Chile victory against Argentina in the Copa America final.

league

Queensland rally around skipper video

Queensland captain Cameron Smith, right, has come in for criticism for his reaction following the tackle that left ex-Newcastle Knights prop Alex McKinnon paralysed in a game against the Melbourne Storm in March last year.

7:58 PM  Reeling from Alex McKinnon's criticism, the Maroons rally around captain Cameron Smith days ahead of State of Origin decider.

McKinnon tackle high-five video

Video emerges of now paralysed ex-NRL player celebrating after unknowingly breaking rival's jaw in tackle.

Robbie Farah is still hopeful of passing a last-minute fitness test to play for NSW in the Origin decider.

Farah to test out injured hand

7 min ago  NSW hooker will make one last effort to take his place in Blues side for Origin decider in Brisbane.

basketball

Sharks players keen to return

Southland Sharks player Tai Wesley celebrates after winning the NBL title on Sunday night in Wellington.

The majority of Southland's title-winning team indicate they want to return to defend their crown.

Saints slay Giants to reach final

The Wellington Saints beat the Nelson Giants 97-85 to progress to the NBL final against the Southland Sharks.

Kevin Braswell of the Sharks drives to the hoop during the National Basketball League grand final.

Sharks crowned NBL champs

The Southland Sharks beat the Wellington Saints to be crowned NBL champions after a tense final in capital.

golf

Tour victory opens doors for Lee video

New Zealand golfer Danny Lee poses with the trophy after winning the Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour.

6:39 PM  A breakthrough win on PGA Tour has opened up a fairway of golfing treasures for New Zealand's No 1.

'Good karma' seals Lee win

An act of kindness may have given New Zealand golfer his breakthrough PGA Tour event win at the Greenbrier Classic.

New Zealand golf No 1 Danny Lee lifts the trophy for his victory on the PGA Tour at the Greenbrier Classic.

Glory for Lee on PGA Tour video

New Zealand No 1 golfer becomes just the eighth Kiwi, and the first in 10 years, to take out a PGA Tour title.

netball

Steel likely to land Selby-Rickit

Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit is poised to return to the Southern Steel after four seasons with the Central Pulse.

The Central Pulse are poised to lose the most popular member of their team to their NZ rivals.

Steel lock in six more players

Southern franchise re-signs core of its 2015 team with six more players committing for next trans-Tasman season.

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Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic's Casey Kopua

Ferns reluctant to push back

Casey Kopua says New Zealand prefer to defend in zones while the Diamonds are on your body all the time.

tennis

Murray's '90 kilo man' massage

British tennis star Andy Murray is given a massage on court during his third round win over Andreas Seppi.

In a match of Wimbledon massage gamesmanship, Briton prevails, but admits "it's not very pleasant".

Tomic dumped over outburst

Australia tennis player kicked off Davis Cup team after showing disrespect to great Pat Rafter at Wimbledon.

Grasscourt maestro Roger Federer showed his class in beating Australian challenge Sam Groth in four sets to reach the Wimbledon last 16.

Federer dodges Groth bullets

Grasscourt tennis master swats off challenge of Australian's 225kmh serves to reach Wimbledon last 16.

motorsport

Hamilton wins British GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton kisses the trophy claimed after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Mercedes one-two finish as British F1 world champion defends Silverstone crown in front of jubilant home crowd.

Red Bull - Aston Martin team?

Aston Martin offer to come on board with Red Bull Racing to form a new Formula One team from 2016 season.

New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon has finished Rally Poland in fourth place.

Rally Poland: Paddon fourth video

New Zealand driver claims his second consecutive top five World Rally Championship finish for ninth place overall.

other sports

Coach feels for veteran pitcher

Heinie Shannon, pictured playing for New Zealand at the 2013 world championships, pitched his heart out in the 2015 tournament playoffs in Saskatoon, but could not stem the flow of runs in the final, losing 10-5 to Canada.

7:05 PM  No-one felt for 'big-hearted' Heinie Shannon more than Mark Sorenson after their defeat to Canada.

Drysdale wins fifth Henley title

New Zealand rower Mahe Drysdale successfully defends his title at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta.

New Zealand softball star Brad Rona.

Black Sox blow big lead in final

NZ softballers go from 5-0 up to 10-5 losers in the gold medal game of the World Championships in Canada.

racing

Khemosabi follows familiar trail

Grey gelding Khemosabi will follow a familiar winter path after a win at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Sir Mako does job in Sydney

Marton owner-trainer Dan O'Leary's progressive stayer Sir Mako won $85,000 race for Chris Waller at Rosehill.

Emily Farr rode West End to perfection in the hurdles at Te Aroha on a day to remember.

Farr and Phelan on fire

Trainer Craig Phelan took four horses to Te Aroha and combined with jockey Emily Farr for 100 per cent win rate.

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