Live: Black Caps v Australia

Blacks Caps captain Kane Williamson shows his frustration as the Australian total builds.

New Zealand chasing a mammoth total of 379 against Australia.

'We let him down' video

Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante looks on during the press conference for Ernie Merrick's resignation.

The Wellington Phoenix captain held back tears as he described what Ernie Merrick meant to him.

Rugby ref dies mid-game

"Super Daddy" and a lover of rugby, 44-year-old Graham Eddy died mid-match on December 2. Pictured here with his wife, ...

The 44-year-old rugby referee and police officer was "doing what he loved" when he was struck down.

Adams plays through pain

Steven Adams shrugged off a sprained ankle to post a double-double against the Atlanta Hawks.

Big Kiwi shrugs off ankle sprain to back up Russell Westbrook's sixth straight triple-double.

'Pitchsider' ejected from ODI

The Black Caps play Australia in Canberra.

Man tossed out of NZ v Australia ODI after suspicions he was transmitting information for offshore betting.

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Black Caps hammered in Canberra video

That sinking feeling hits Kane Williamson as New Zealand suffer some Australian punishment.

Kane Williamson won the toss then it only got worse for New Zealand.

Toughest year of her life video

Mountainbiker Zoe Nathan, 14, has returned to the sport after being diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and ...

Mountain biker Zoe Nathan was stretching on the floor when her mother first noticed the lump.

Merrick lets cat out of the bag

Colin Batch has quit as coach of the men's Black Sticks.

Hockey coach's resignation was a secret until he texted the Phoenix coach.

Merrick resigns at second try video

Ernie Merrick holds his final news conference as Wellington Phoenix coach.

The outgoing Phoenix coach reveals he first tried to call it quits after a heavy 6-1 loss to Melbourne.

Arum's message to Parker video

Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum will co-promote fights in the USA and China.

Joseph Parker finds a path to fight in America as his promoters team up with American boxing giant.

Snow go for Tongan flag-bearer

Tongan Olympic flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua is keen to try his hand at cross-country skiing.

The man who became famous as an oiled up flag bearer in Rio now wants to chase glory in the snow.

Reason: Second coming of Tiger

Tiger Woods looks more at ease with himself as he makes his return to golf.

OPINION: Woods looks as if he may have another major within him after his encouraging return.

Ruiz humbled by Ali likeness

Mexican boxer Andy Ruiz works out on the rooftop of his Auckland hotel ahead of his WBO heavyweight title fight with ...

Mexican honoured to have his hand speed compared to Ali but says WBO title fight is opportunity to create his own legacy.

Small-town NZ, big-time boxing

Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker at the Stirling Point signpost in Bluff.

From Las Vegas to Bluff, the week in 2015 when big-time boxing took over southern New Zealand.

Runs, runs and more runs

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle struck a memorable 215 against Zimbabwe in the Cricket World Cup, at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Chris Gayle did it, now can a Black Cap? They might need it with Canberra's high-scoring past.

The grating sound of summer

Television commentators Mark Nicholas, Michael Clarke, Ian Chappell and Ian Healy

OPINION: Channel Nine's insufferable commentary team cast a pall over cricket.

Starc alert: NZ face early reverse threat

Mitchell Starc bowls against the Black Caps in Sydney.

Mitchell Starc to cause trouble in Canberra with an abrasive surface ready to rip up the ball in second ODI.

TRFU sign Barrett and Crowley

New Taranaki rugby recruits Logan Crowley and Jordie Barrett.

The boys are back in town. Taranaki announces two big signings for 2017, with another on the way.

Parker visits old school video

Champion boxer Joseph Parker with Faith Ah Wa, who won the middle school sports girl of the year award.

Boxing star Joseph Parker paid a visit to his former school Marcellin College, days before his world title bout.

Corey Webster appears in court

Corey Webster arrives at the North Shore District Court with his girlfriend.

Breakers star in shorts and a T enters no plea to assault charge.

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Reason: Second coming of Tiger

Tiger Woods looks more at ease with himself as he makes his return to golf.

OPINION: Woods looks as if he may have another major within him after his encouraging return.

The grating sound of summer

OPINION: Channel Nine's insufferable commentary team cast a pall over cricket.

Half-empty stadiums for one-dayers

Time right for exit video

Rugby

'Tongan Bear' off to Clermont

Hurricanes prop Loni Uhila on the charge against the Crusaders in last season's Super Rugby competition.

Hurricanes prop Loni Uhila cashes in on a big 2016 in Super Rugby by signing with a French club.

TRFU sign Barrett and Crowley

New Taranaki rugby recruits Logan Crowley and Jordie Barrett.

The boys are back in town. Taranaki announces two big signings for 2017, with another on the way.

Woodward: ABs would've won

Sir Clive Woodward wasn't overly impressed with England at the weekend, but he still believes a golden era has begun.

England's unbeaten record in 2016 would've been lost in just 20 minutes against NZ, former coach says.

Latham set for Reds swansong

Chris Latham, pictured playing for the Reds in 2008, will come out of retirement for the Global Tens.

Former Wallabies stars to come out of rugby retirement for Tens.

Cricket

CBHS pip St Kentigern in thriller

Opener Sandy Heard top scored for Christchurch Boys' High with 74.

 CBHS edge St Kentigern at Gillette Cup finals.

Pinfold, Bartholomew, earn regional selection

News Central Districts players Fraser Bartholomew and Liam Pinfold at the all-weather cricket facility at Donnelly Park, ...

The Horowhenua-Kapiti cricket duo have opened the bowling together for various teams for eight years.

Scorecard: Black Caps v Australia

Australia batsman David Warner.

The scorecard from the second Chappell-Hadlee ODI between the Black Caps and Australia, at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Ball-by-ball: Black Caps v Australia

Black Caps batsman Colin Munro.

The second ODI between the Black Caps and Australia a ball-at-a-time, from Manuka Oval in Canberra.

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Black Caps hammered in Canberra

Kane Williamson won the toss then it only got worse for New Zealand.

Football

Reid: Stadium move not to blame

Winston Reid has played for West Ham since 2010.

Defender Winston Reid isn't blaming West Ham's woeful start to the EPL on a stadium move.

EPL teams charged over melee

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas and City's Fernandinho clash during their Premier League match at the weekend.

Manchester City had two players red carded after the dust settled in their match with Chelsea.

Chapecoense awarded title

The Chapecoense mascot pays tribute to the players of the team killed in a plane crash.

Brazilian football club given the title their team was to play in the final for before tragedy struck.

Ex-Fifa boss Blatter loses appeal

Sepp Blatter is showered with banknotes by a prankster at a Fifa press conference.

Sport's top court upholds six-year ban for ethics violations by the disgraced former world football chief.

League

Another 'young thug'

Paul Justin Noble and Bronson McGarvey appeared in the New Plymouth District Court and pleaded guilty to robbery.

Like Losi Filipo, this promising league player escaped conviction. Weeks later, he smashed a teen's head into a concrete pole.

Radradra to stay with Eels

Semi Radradra of the Eels will be staying with the team for the 2017 season. However, there is an offer from Toulon for ...

But a 2018 offer from French rugby team, Toulon, could be on shaky ground, after they announce he's signed before he's seen the contract.

Kearney unsure on Warriors skipper

Stephen Kearney has some big decisions to make before the start of next season.

New Warriors coach Stephen Kearney says he doesn't yet know who'll captain the team next season.

Broncos NZ-inspired jersey

Alex Glenn helped design the NZ-inspired jersey for the Brisbane Broncos.

The Brisbane Broncos will look a little different at the NRL Nines in February.

Basketball

Sharks sign another

Basketball.

 Another piece of the Southland Sharks' 2017 National Basketball League player puzzle has been filled.

Corey Webster appears in court

Corey Webster arrives at the North Shore District Court with his girlfriend.

Breakers star in shorts and a T enters no plea to assault charge.

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Crowd challenge for best in the stands reaches new heights as basketball fans dance off defeat.

Adams rolls ankle, Russ rolls on

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook made it five straight triple-doubles in a victory over the New Orleans ...

Bad night for Steven Adams; another historic one for his illustrious Oklahoma City Thunder team-mate Russell Westbrook.

Golf

Auckland start with a bang

Taranaki's Tyla Winter tees off from the 10th at Westown Golf Club.

The Toro Women's Interprovincial golf tournament is underway.

Reason: Second coming of Tiger

Tiger Woods looks more at ease with himself as he makes his return to golf.

OPINION: Woods looks as if he may have another major within him after his encouraging return.

Major winner Yang for NZ Open

YE Yang will play in the New Zealand Open in March.

NZ Open appearance for the only man to best Tiger Woods at a major after the American superstar held the lead going into the final round.

Challenge ahead for Southland women

Robyn Pullar is part of the Southland women's golf team.

The Southland women's golf team are taking it one game at a time heading into the NZ interprovincial golf tournament.

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

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."

Baghdatis returning to ASB Classic

Marcos Baghdatis is yet to win a match in Auckland.

Former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis has joined the list of stars coming to Auckland.

Del Potro coming to Auckland video

Juan Martin del Potro will be back in Auckland after an eight-year absence.

Key figure in Argentina's Davis Cup triumph confirms his 2017 will begin with the ASB Classic.

Other sports

Blackjacks dominate World Bowls

New Zealand's Shannon McIlroy won his opening three singles matches at the world bowls championships.

 Blackjacks start well in Christchurch.

Parker visits old school video

Champion boxer Joseph Parker with Faith Ah Wa, who won the middle school sports girl of the year award.

Boxing star Joseph Parker paid a visit to his former school Marcellin College, days before his world title bout.

Southland schools have high hopes

Southland Girls' High School touch team listens to orders from coach Dennis Thompson at training before the NZSS touch ...

SBHS and SGHS have great expectations heading into the NZSS touch tournament in Auckland.

Trio lead Kapiti medal, PB rush

Raumati Raptors swimmers Tori Grout, Noah Ireland-Spicer and Hannah Huria.

Trio of young Kapiti swimmers win 10 medals, while team swims 85 per cent PB times.

Motorsport

Kiwis on top in Supercars video

Shane Van Gisbergen acknowledges crowd applause after being presented with two coveted Supercars awards, the ...

NZ racers claim coveted fair drive, drivers' driver and championship honours on red carpet night in Sydney.

French Grand Prix returns to F1

The Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France will return to the F1 schedule in 2018.

The world's oldest grand prix to return to the F1 circuit after a 10-year absence.

Van Gisbergen attacked by former boss

Shane van Gisbergen became the 2016 Supercars champion over the weekend.

Shane van Gisbergen strongly denies sexism behind his 2012 departure from Stone Brothers Racing.

No time to rest for van Gisbergen video

Shane van Gisbergen with the trophy for being the 2016 Supercars champion, in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Shane van Gisbergen will be racing again in Malaysia this week, then off to America.

Racing

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.

Juvenile star on the move

Xiong Feng, outside, wins the Karaka Million in January.

Another young racing star is to head overseas.

Bosson scores Hasselhoof ride

Opie Bosson has scored the ride on Hasselhoof  for the Zabeel Classic.

Bosson grabs the ride on Hasselhoof in Zabeel Classic.

Bennet Canterbury's top apprentice

Hayley Bennet, with Bruegel, who she has twice ridden to wins.

A tough year has had a silver lining for apprentice jockey Hayley Bennet.

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