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Outplayed when it really counted video

Daniel Vettori can only look on as Australia bat their way to glory.

8:58 AM  OPINION: New Zealand's worst nightmare realised as the World Cup final is reduced to a fizzer.

Cup built on Aussie pace 

OPINION: Without question, this was a World Cup built upon the efforts of Australian pace bowling.

Moments that made us proud

All about future for All Whites

cricket world cup

Outplayed and out-thought video

Daniel Vettori can only look on as Australia bat their way to glory.

8:58 AM  OPINION: Seven weeks of entertainment, replaced by below par effort when it counted most.

NZ beaten, not forgotten

8:13 AM  NZ's Cricket World Cup may have ended in heavy loss, but team's efforts lauded as a win for the sport.

Brendon McCullum walks past the Cricket World Cup trophy after a hard night at the MCG.

B-Mac signs off with class

8:44 AM  OPINION: Overseas media break into a round of applause for the skipper of the Cup, it's BMac's last stand.

rugby

Fiji beat NZ for Hong Kong title

during the USA Sevens Rugby tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium on February 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For the second tournament in a row, NZ have been beaten by Fiji in a Sevens Series final.

Lure of England too strong

Matt Symons has unfinished business with the Chiefs before chasing an English test jersey.

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 28: Nemani Nadolo of Crusaders is tackled by Jesse Kriel of Vodacom Bulls during the Super Rugby match between Vodacom Bulls and Crusaders at Loftus Versfeld on March 28, 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images)

Mistakes ruin Crusaders' night

The Crusaders' most deadly enemy lies within and unless eradicated, they will struggle.

football

Ferns braced for cauldron in USA

Football Ferns coach Tony Readings says playing in front of a big crowd in St Louis is a massive bonus.

18 min ago  The Football Ferns are expecting a cauldron atmosphere in St Louis on Sunday for their clash with World No 2 United States.

Auckland City into final

Auckland City clinched a berth in the ASB Premiership grand final with ruthless 5-1 second leg win over Waitakere United.

Manny Muscat of the Phoenix beats the defence of Bernie Ibini-Isei of Sydney FC during his side's 3-0 loss in Wellington.

Sydney FC too good for Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix remain on top of the A-League ladder despite poor loss to Sydney FC at Wespac Stadium.

league

Warriors fall flat against Broncos video

Warriors big bopper Ben Matulino charges forward during his side's loss to the Brisbane Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.

Uninspiring Warriors come close but suffer narrow loss to the Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium.

Warriors want to keep Manu

Club locked in negotiations to keep powerful winger when his contract runs out at end of the current NRL season.

Roosters centre Blake Ferguson shrugs off opposite number Edrick Lee to score against the Canberra Raiders.

Roosters thrash the Raiders

The Roosters racked up their third win from four games against Canberra on Sunday.

basketball

Frank back for another NBL shot

Casey Frank will play for the Supercity Rangers in the NBL.

It's a long way from the bright lights of Bollywood to the backwaters of the Otara Rec Centre.

Adams shines in OKC victory

Steven Adams continues strong form as the Thunder take fourth straight NBA win.

TOUGH DAY: Steven Adams had just four points and four rebounds as the Thunder were thumped 130-91 by San Antonio.

Big Kiwi's strong run ended

OKC Thunder hammered by San Antonio Spurs, with Steven Adams' run of four double-doubles halted.

golf

Kiwi Ko closes in on LPGA record

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko tees off at the second hole during her third round of the LPGA Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California.

Lydia Ko has extended her LPGA Tour under-par streak to 27 rounds at the Kia Classic in California.

Walker takes four-shot lead

American Jimmy Walker held firm, shooting a three-under-par 69 to open up a four-shot lead at Texas Open.

Former World No 1 Tiger Woods posted an 82 at the Phoenix Open in January, his worst round as a professional.

Woods to fall outside top 100

Former world No 1 will drop outside the top 100 in the rankings next week for the first time in over 18 years.

netball

Mystics seal late win over Steel

Maria Tutaia put in a strong performance for the Mystics.

The Mystics earn a hard-fought 57-52 win over the Southern Steel at Trusts Arena.

Henry's passion Pulse's key

The Central Pulse lost to Northern Mystics but you couldn't lay the blame on the wing defence.

Leana de Bruin of the Magic competes for the ball against Gemma Hazeldine of the Tactix. 2015 ANZ Championship, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic v Canterbury Tactix, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Winning 'defeat' wake-up call

The Magic are gunning for back-to-back wins but are carrying frustration from their latest outing.

tennis

Chung gets maiden ATP Tour win

MAIDEN WIN: Chung Hyeon stretches to play a forehand against Marcel Granollers during his first round victory at the Miami Open, his first win at ATP Tour level.

South Korean teen Chung Hyeon won his first ATP Tour-level match at the Miami Open, stunning Marcel Granollers.

Azarenka through at Miami

Victoria Azarenka defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa to set up a second round meeting with Jelena Jankovic.

SERENA WILLIAMS: "I hit some balls today for the first time. I mean, it's okay. I know I'm going to have to manage the pain. I think you just have to figure out the best way around it."

Serena hopes to manage pain

Serena Williams practised for the first time since a knee injury forced her to withdraw last week.

motorsport

Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix

xxxx during the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on March 29, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sebastian Vettel showed again that form is temporary and class permanent in winning the Malaysian GP.

Whincup takes V8 Champ lead

Craig Lowndes fell on his own sword in his bid to become the first centurion in Australian motorsport in Tasmania.

MONTMELO, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 26:  Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drives during day one of the final Formula One Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on February 26, 2015 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Hamilton beats Vettel for pole

World champion Lewis Hamilton secures pole position for Mercedes in Malaysian GP qualifying.

other sports

Brownlee on form in Auckland

Jonathan Brownlee (ENG) winner of the Men's Elite - Round 2 of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Auckland, New Zealand. 29 March 2015..Copyright photo : Darryl Carey / www.photosport.co.nz

Jonathan Brownlee has broken Javier Gomez's stranglehold on Auckland's World Series triathlon.

Cup bosses risk double blow

Team New  Zealand's survival skills will be tested this week in a game of America's Cup brinkmanship.

Gwen Jorgensen (1), Katie Zaferes (2) and Andrew Hewitt of New Zealand (3) on the podium. Round 2 of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Auckland, New Zealand. 29 March 2015..Copyright photo : Darryl Carey / www.photosport.co.nz

Jorgensen wins, Hewitt third

American Gwen Jorgensen wins World Series triathlon event in Auckland with Andrea Hewitt third.

racing

Marky Mark wins big at Awapuni

Marky Mark clinches victory in the Group I Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes.

Brendan Lindsay's charge strides to decisive win in Group I Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes at Awapuni.

Lindsay looks for more success

You can take the boy out of Wellington, but you can't take Wellington out of the boy.

James McDonald capped a great day at Rosehill by winning The BMW aboard Hartnell.

McDonald rides to BMW win

James McDonald capped a great day at Rosehill by winning The BMW aboard Hartnell. 

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