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opinion

NZF deserves credit for Blatter call

New Zealand Football CEO Andy Martin has been a strong voice for change at Fifa and got his reward with Sepp Blatter's resignation on Wednesday.

OPINION: New Zealand Football's straight-talking CEO Andy Martin achieves his goal as Fifa boss resigns - now he must work for further change.

Reason: Murky world exposed

OPINION: Football’s governing body rips off investors, it launders money, the Feds move in and then people cry like babies.

Liew: Two-test series a problem

Carter at No 10 the only answer

cricket

Stunning win sets up ODI series

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wants his team's flashing bats to stay on top of the England bowlers in the one-day series.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson hoping momentum will flow into one-day arena after test win over England.

Hope: No excuses for batting

11:22 AM  Windies batsman offers no excuses for team's woeful batting performance against Australia in Dominica.

Tim Southee ripped through England's one-day batting lineup they last time they played during the World Cup in Wellington.

England must get on front foot

New coach Trevor Bayliss spreads early influence on one-day team, demanding bolder approach in series.

rugby

ABs locking contenders line up

Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst could be a bolter for the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad.

OPINION: With Patrick Tuipulotu out of the RWC, Liam Napier takes a look at the implications and his possible replacements.

Parsons signs new Blues deal

11:52 AM  Latest Blues captain seen as crucial to rebuilding of struggling franchise says his All Black dreams seal the deal.

Dylan Hartley has put his hand up an admitted his problems as he sits out a ban that has cost him a World Cup.

Hartley not after sympathy

11:41 AM  England's troubled NZ-born hooker believes he's a victim of his own emotions as he sits out yet another ban.

football

Former Fifa member took bribes

Former Fifa executive committee member Chuck Blazer says he and others took bribes in relation to South Africa hosting the 2010 World Cup.

Chuck Blazer says he and others received bribes to vote for South Africa to host 2010 World Cup.

South Africa rejects allegations

South Africa have again denied a payment made to former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner was a bribe.

Suspended CONCACAF President Jack Warner speaks to the media.

Interpol 'red notice' to Fifa six

Interpol added six men with ties to Fifa to its most wanted list as South African officials deny paying $10m bribe.

league

Cowboys re-sign coach Green

Cowboys coach Paul Green has overseen a tremendous run by his side in recent months.

Coach plans to deliver an NRL title by the time his three-year Cowboys deal had expired.

Lewis warns of NRL TV issues

Luke Lewis believes rugby league is so perfect for TV it may be contributing to its downfall in live crowd support.

Daly Cherry-Evans looks set to stick with Manly after turning down a mutli-million dollar deal with the Gold Coast Titans.

DCE turns back on $5m deal

Manly Sea Eagles star back-flips on Gold Coast Titans move - deciding to stay in Sydney instead.

basketball

Curry looks to cap remarkable year

Stephen Curry has been the star of the NBA this season.

Golden State Warrior Steph Curry looks to cap a memorable season with NBA title.

Hawks, Crocs for ANBL

The ANBL has confirmed the Wollongong Hawks will have a team in the upcoming season.

Charged: Luke Martin during his playing days with the Sydney Kings.

Aussie NBL player charged video

Former Sydney Kings NBL player Luke Martin charged over rock attack on Lindt cafe in Martin Place.

golf

'Home' comforts crucial for Ko

Lydia Ko faces a crucial few weeks defending her No 1 golf ranking from red-hot opponents.

11:55 AM  World No 1 Kiwi golfer hoping her love affair with Canada can reignite her game as three majors loom.

Ko's No 1 ranking vulnerable

Kiwi golfer returns to action with double mission – defend her ranking and get in sync for second major of the year.

Masters champion Jordan Spieth plays a shot during the pro-am round for the Memorial tournament in Ohio.

Spieth tops field at Memorial

11:40 AM  Most of the game's leading players have gathered for this week's Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

netball

Silver Ferns WC trialists named

Silver Ferns goal attack Maria Tutaia will be a key part of the team's World Cup plans.

Depth of New Zealand netball tested as 30 players named to contest for World Cup and NZ A berths.

A lot more Magic needed 

Waikato-BoP Magic need vast improvement for trans-Tasman netball league knockouts.

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Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic's Casey Kopua

All to play for at Ferns trials

Veteran defenders best placed to make New Zealand World Cup squad.

tennis

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign

World No 1 Novak Djokovic broke Rafa Nadal at will throughout his straight sets quarterfinal victory in Paris.

Novak Djokovic hands nine-times champion Rafa Nadal just his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros.

Murray sets up big showdown

In-form Scot to face top seed in French Open semifinals after four-set win over Spainiard David Ferrer.

Serena Williams smashed 39 winners as she swiped aside Sara Errani in the French Open quarterfinals.

Serena blasts past Errani

Serena Williams crushed Sara Errani 6-1 6-3 to reach the French Open semifinals in intimidating fashion.

motorsport

Hartley sets Le Mans pace

New Zealand drivers Brendon Hartley and  Earl Bamber have been making their mark with Porsche ahead of the Le Mans 24 hour race.

NZ driver full of speed in official testing while Kiwi team-mate Earl Bamber also on the pace for famous race.

Lorenzo completes hat-trick

Yamaha rider wins the Italian Grand Prix, closing the MotoGP championship gap to leader Valentino Rossi.

Josiah Natzke won the French leg of the European motocross championships.

Natzke wins at MXGP of France

Kiwi claims his first round-victory of the 2015 Euro motocross champs, cleaning up at the France MXGP.

other sports

NZ start road to Rio with victory

Simon Child and the men's Black Sticks have made a promising start to a crucial Olympics qualifying tournament in Argentina.

4-1 win over Egypt at FIH World League Semifinals in Argentina sets tone for the Black Sticks men's side.

Kiwis could play in matches

Organisers of the Southern Bowl are looking at holding a competition to find punters and kickers in Nz.

David Nyika has disposed of David Light in comprehensive fashion.

David Nyika batters Light

There's no doubt who the top amateur heavyweight boxer in NZ is after Commonwealth Games medallists square off.

racing

Pharoah targets Triple Crown

Favourite American Pharoah gets bathed after training at Belmont Park ahead of the Belmont Stakes.

11:05 AM  Kentucky-bred colt riding a six-race winning streak but trainer warns of gruelling distance in Belmont Stakes.

Werther eyes Queensland 

Wairarapa trainer Andrew Campbell would love to keep his unbeaten run at Doomben going for another week.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01:  Matthew Cameron celebrates after riding Volkstok'n'barrell to win The Sound Great Northern Guineas during New Years Day racing at Ellerslie Racecoourse on January 1, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Wins keep rolling for leaders

NZ trainers' premiership leaders Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman century of winners at Matamata.

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