Spirit, love of cricket celebrated

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 01: Martin Crowe and Lorraine Downes arrive for the New Zealand Cricket Awards at the Langham Hotel on April 1, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

12:10 PM  Black Caps past and present in tears as cricket great Martin Crowe reflects on an era of the game Kiwis can be proud of.

DC duped in RWC PIN hoax video

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 18:  Daniel Carter poses for a photo ahead of a New Zealand Rugby press conference at the Essentially Group offices on December 18, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Carter today announced he has signed a three year deal with  French rugby club Racing Metro.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

19 min ago  All Blacks fall foul to tricks; Carter to a Mastercard masterstroke and the Smiths to some foul-mouthed folly.

Vettori to coach Heat in BBL

Retired Black Caps great Daniel Vettori has signed a three-year coaching deal with the Brisbane Heat.

11:29 AM  Retired Black Caps great signs three-year deal to coach Brisbane team in Australian T20 league.

Piutau 'excited' about Ulster

All Blacks back Charles Piutau is off to Europe in 2016 on a two-year deal with Ulster.

New cultural experiences and a $1m European contract too good to pass up, All Blacks back says.

Lousi ruled out of Super Rugby

Former Warrior Sam Lousi, who joined the Waratahs ahead of their 2015 campaign, is out for the rest of the Super Rugby season due to injury.

18 min ago  Warrior-turned-Waratah ruled out for the rest of the Super Rugby season after injuring his shoulder.

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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won plaudits for his aggressive tactics throughout the World Cup.

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Spirit, love of cricket celebrated

Martin Crowe speaks at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards at the Langham Hotel, Auckland.

12:10 PM  Black Caps past and present in tears as cricket great Martin Crowe reflects on an era of the game Kiwis can be proud of.

McCullum wins top award video

Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum named Cricketer of the Year at NZ Cricket Awards.

Retired Black Caps great Daniel Vettori has signed a three-year coaching deal with the Brisbane Heat.

Vettori to coach Heat in BBL

11:29 AM  Retired Black Caps great signs three-year deal to coach Brisbane team in Australian T20 league.

rugby

Piutau 'excited' about Ulster move

All Blacks back Charles Piutau is off to Europe in 2016 on a two-year deal with Ulster.

Chance to experience a new culture and play in Europe on a $1m contract too good to pass up, All Blacks back says.

Hansen unhappy on Piutau exit

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has expressed disappointment at Charles Piutau's decision to leave NZ.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 18:  Daniel Carter poses for a photo ahead of a New Zealand Rugby press conference at the Essentially Group offices on December 18, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Carter today announced he has signed a three year deal with  French rugby club Racing Metro.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

DC duped in RWC PIN hoax video

16 min ago  All Blacks fall foul to tricks; Carter to a Mastercard masterstroke and the Smiths to some foul-mouthed folly.

football

Glory handed second breach notice

Centre of investigation: Perth Glory player Andy Keogh.

11:49 AM  Perth Glory's hopes of a first A-League title may be dashed after a show-cause notice for a serious breach of the salary cap.

World Cup grounds up for sale

Corruption scandal triggers cash flow problems forcing company to sell stake in two Brazil football stadiums.

Vince Lia sustained the injury in the Phoenix's 3-0 loss to Sydney FC.

Nix must make do without Lia

The Wellington Phoenix have suffered further erosion to their already depleted midfield stocks.

league

Turner targets NRL round 15

Rabbitohs backrower Kyle Turner leaves the field with an eye injury during NRL round 22 last year.

Five head knocks and a bulging disc removed from his throat, but Rabbitohs backrower optimistic of return.

McFadden: Tomkins staying

Warriors coach insists star English fullback isn’t going anywhere after rumours he's homesick.

Shane Richardson, the NRL's head of strategy, will meet with the Wellington consortium.

Wellington chance to boost bid

Representatives from Wellington's fledgling NRL club bid are to push their case to the game's hierarchy.

basketball

Sharks make a winning start 

Tai Wesley of the Sharks takes a shot against the Jets.

Southand Sharks put in cohesive performance for a 100-74 win over the Manawatu Jets.

Taranaki breath of fresh air

Taranaki Mountain Airs import Aaron Fuller is keen to impress in the National Basketball League.

Wellington Saints coach Pero Cameron has opted to stack his team with veteran experience.

Old legs won't hold Saints back

Age shall not weary the Wellington Saints, who are vowing to stay true to a run and gun game plan.

golf

Super-composed Ko cruising along

Lydia Ko is all smiles as she walks down the 18th fairway during her second round at the NZ Women's Open in Christchurch.

Ahead of latest major, coach of Kiwi world No 1 Lydia Ko marvels at calm demeanour.

Woods drops out of top 100

American golfing great Tiger Woods falls out of the sport's top 100 players for the first time in 19 years.

Former World No 1 Tiger Woods has plummeted to 104th in the world after a disastrous year on the PGA Tour.

Woods on track for Masters

Former world No 1 Tiger Woods looks set to play in next week's Masters after a practice round at Augusta.

netball

Central Pulse earn bye breather

Central Pulse coach Robyn Broughton.

There's not been many times this season when the Central Pulse coach has had cause to praise her players.

Magic chasing consistency

After two wins and three losses to start season, coach says inexperience playing a part for her team.

11122014 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. Tactix Netball new recruit Demelza Fellowes tgets some hadling skills practice at the New Zealand High Performance centre at Jellie Park.

Fellowes takes a shot at Steel

Tactix defender lights fuse for spicy South Island derby, labelling Steel star shooter a one-trick pony.

tennis

Williams claims 700th career win

Serena Williams celebrates her 700th tour win with cake at the Miami Open.

Women's tennis world No 1 stakes a spot in the Miami Open semifinals with a milestone victory.

Djokovic, Nishikori advance

Defending champion powers into the last 16 of the Miami Open along with Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic.

Andy Murray poses with a cake presented to him after defeating Kevin Anderson for his 500th ATP career win at the Miami Open.

Murray bags 500th career win

Scot brings up career milestone career, beating Kevin Anderson to move into quarters in Miami.

motorsport

Vettel - 'echoes of Schumacher'

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang.

OPINION: Four-time F1 world champion's Malaysian GP win Schumacher-esque, former F1 racer David Coulthard says.

Vettel wins Malaysian GP

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

Flying Kiwi Mitch Evans is already showing the sort of pace that's made him a GP2 series favourite.

Evans on the pace in GP2 test

Kiwi Mitch Evans has set a cracking pace in the final GP2 test session in Bahrain.

other sports

Rehab not a dirty word for Hackett

Going the distance: Grant Hackett poses for a photograph at Miami Aquatic Centre in Brisbane on Tuesday.

11:27 AM  In the darkest of times, all that Grant Hackett could do was keep going.

Team NZ vow to fight after vote video

Fight on to retain America’s Cup challengers series in Auckland after teams vote on changes.

Shane Archbold sports the locks that once earned him the nickname "The Flying Mullet".

Archbold third in race stage

11:43 AM  Shift to pro road cycling paying off for Timaru rider after picking up another podium result in Europe.

racing

Rainy Randwick could aid Kiwis

Will they fight out the Australian Derby too? Mongolian Khan beating Volkstok'n'barrell in the NZ Derby.

The rain at Randwick track this week could play into the hands of the Kiwis in Saturday's Australian Derby.

Include camp backing Barnes

Apprentice jockey Courtney Barnes seeking win in first Group I ride aboard regular mount Include.

Ricky May will be driving Terror To Love at Addington on Saturday night.

May's last ride on Terror

Ricky May's not fussed on Easter eggs, he just wants a fairytale finish for his partner in crime, Terror To Love.

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