Cruden's RWC plans in doubt

Aaron Cruden walks off at half time injured during the Investec Super Rugby game between the Crusaders v Chiefs at AMI Stadium i Christchurch. 17 April 2015 Photo: Joseph Johnson/www.photosport.co.nz

5:00 AM  Aaron Cruden's rugby year could be over as knee injury suffered against Crusaders suspected to be serious.

McCaw defends his slow start

Crusaders in trouble after loss

Hurting Canes mull approach

Hard work pays off for Chiefs

Highlanders ready to hit road

Waratahs pushing boundaries

McCaw defends sluggish start

Richie McCaw in action against the Chiefs in Christchurch on Friday night. He isn't concerned about his form.

All Blacks captain says there is no need to be concerned about his slow start with Crusaders in World Cup year.

Shooting costs Pulse again

West Coast Fever's Natalie Medhurst, left, is challenged by the Pulse's Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit in Wellington.

Shaky shooting has cost the Central Pulse another trans-Tasman Netball League win against West Coast Fever.

Poor Crusaders in big trouble

Crusaders flanker Jordan Taufua charges into Liam Messam at AMI Stadium on Friday night. The Chiefs won 26-9.

All Black-laden franchise have little hope of surging into top-six unless they spice-up dawdling attack.

Kiwi Hendry wins big in Japan

Kiwi golfer Mike Hendry claimed his first victory after two seasons on the lucrative Japanese tour.

Mike Hendry goes low in final round to claim career-best result and $284,000 on the lucrative Japan Golf tour.

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opinion

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cricket

Boult-less blues for Sunrisers video

Trent Boult took three wickets in last night's IPL clash to contribute to his sides win.

IPL side falls short by four runs after leaving out both of their Black Caps in clash with Delhi Daredevils.

Battle of Black Caps quicks video

NZ bowling duel in Visakhapatnam as Kiwi spearheads Trent Boult and Tim Southee clash in the IPL.

Former Black Cap Mathew Sinclair

Former Black Cap in domestic dispute video

Police called to deal with a domestic dispute involving former New Zealand cricketer Mathew Sinclair.

rugby

Cruden's RWC plans in doubt

All Blacks and Chiefs first-five Aaron Cruden has his knee wrapped in ice after leaving the field in Christchurch on Friday night.

5:00 AM  Aaron Cruden’s rugby year could be over as knee injury suffered against Crusaders suspected to be serious.

Canes to consider approach

Hurricanes may need to pull back on their attacking intent in the wake of their first loss of season to NSW Waratahs.

Richie McCaw in action against the Chiefs in Christchurch on Friday night. He isn't concerned about his form.

McCaw defends sluggish start

All Blacks captain says he isn’t coasting and there's no need to panic about his slow start in RWC year.

football

Maclaren guides Glory to victory

Jamie Maclaren, left, celebrates with team-mate Chris Harold after scoring against Melbourne City at nib Stadium.

Perth Glory put their troubles behind them to beat Melbourne City 3-1 thanks to a Jamie Maclaren hat-trick.

Chelsea 10 clear at the top

Victory over Manchester United gives London club seemingly unassailable lead at the top of Premier League.

Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici in a failed diving-save effort, letting the ball in to give Arsenal the extra-time win in their FA Cup semifinal.

Arsenal aided by blunder gallery video

Rival managers unite in praise of Reading goalkeeper after botched save costs club a spot in the FA Cup final.

league

Raiders rally for win over Wests

Canberra's Blake Austin makes a pass during his side's thrilling 30-22 over Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.

Canberra Raiders fight back from 22-0 to beat Wests Tigers 30-22 in a thriller at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

Errors a worry for Warriors video

New Zealand franchise slow to learn as simple errors cost them a victory again, wing Jonathan Wright says.

Parramatta's Tim Mannah, Nathan Peats and Anthony Watmough celebrate a try against the Newcastle Knights.

Parramatta overcome Knights

Parramatta snap seven-game losing streak against Newcastle with a 28-22 victory at Hunter Stadium.

basketball

Late lay-up helps Rams edge Jets

Canterbury Rams forward Richie Edwards drives down the lane during his sides thrilling win over the Manawatu Jets in Christchurch..

Marques Whippy breaks Manawatu hearts with basket at buzzer to lift Canterbury Rams to 78-76 NBL win.

Saints' Henry to see specialist

Wellington Saints forward Leon Henry will visit a specialist to assess whether surgery is required after fall.

Dejected Sharks star Kevin Braswell after he was fouled out of the game against the Saints on Saturday night.

Foul trouble haunts Sharks

The Sharks found foul trouble against the unbeaten Wellington Saints in stormy clash on Saturday night.

golf

Kiwi Hendry wins big in Japan

Kiwi golfer Mike Hendry claimed his first victory after two seasons on the lucrative Japanese tour.

Kiwi golfer Mike Hendry goes low in final round to claim career-best result on Japan Golf tour.

Kiradech prevails in playoff

Big-hitting Thai eagles penultimate hole to force a playoff then prevails at Shenzhen International.

Daniel Hillier poses with the New Zealand amateur trophy Auckland's Titirangi course on Sunday.

Lower Hutt teens top amateurs

Double delight for Lower Hutt golf course Manor Park as two of its talented teens won national amateur titles.

netball

Shooting costs Pulse in Fever loss

West Coast Fever's Natalie Medhurst, left, is challenged by the Pulse's Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit in Wellington.

Shaky shooting has cost the Central Pulse another trans-Tasman Netball League win.

Vixens prove too good for Steel

A horror second quarter cost the Southern Steel a chance of a rare win on Australian soil against the Vixens on Sunday.

The Northern Mystics' Paula Griffin found herself under pressure at the hands of NSW Swifts' Sharni Layton in Sydney on Sunday.

Swifts fight off scrappy Mystics

The NSW Swifts maintain unbeaten run against NZ teams this season after beating Mystics in Sydney.

tennis

Djokovic tops Nadal, into final

Novak Djokovic stretched his winning streak to 16 matches, beating Rafa Nadal in straight sets to book a spot in the Monte Carlo Masters final.

Novak Djokovic overcame a strong challenge from Rafael Nadal to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-3 6-3 win.

Hingis falls as Fed Cup tie level

Martina Hingis made an impressive return to big-time singles tennis but was eventually outplayed.

It took almost two-and-a-half hours for Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to beat Sabine Lisicki, helping Russia to a 2-0 lead over Germany in their Fed Cup semifinal.

Russians, Czechs on track

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova produced a stunning comeback to help Russia into a 2-0 lead against Germany.

motorsport

Hopes for Ferrari-Mercedes battle

Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel is hoping for a Ferrari-Mercedes battle in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Mercedes split on the grid for the first time this year, opening the way for a scintillating race, F1 driver Sebastian Vettel says.

Monster crashes in Race to Sky

Japanese driver Monster Tajima plunges 250 metres in crash on notorious fast turn at Race to Sky rally in Otago.

Alister McRae drives the Possum Bourne Subaru to victory at Race to the Sky.

McRae wins Race to the Sky

Scottish former rally champion Alister McRae pilots Bourne car to victory in Race to the Sky with second engine.

other sports

Black Sticks beaten at the death

New Zealand's Kathryn Henry drives forward during her side's 3-2 loss to Australia in the Hawke's Bay Cup final.

New Zealand women take early lead but Australia fight back to take home the Hawke's Bay Cup in thriller.

Keith wins national singles title

Sandra Keith clinched the national women's club bowls singles title played at Tauranga at the weekend.

Fiona Bourke will spend the 2015 international season in the single scull.

Solo stint a lonely experience

Kiwi rower Fiona Bourke would rather be in a double scull than a single a year out from the Rio Olympic Games.

racing

Battler breaks through at Ellerslie

Pondarosa Miss (nearest camera) edges ahead in a thrilling finish to the $200,000 Manco Easter Handicap at Ellerslie on Saturday with runner-up Vespa (centre) and Kawi storming home on the inside of the track.

Battling Te Awamutu jockey Daniel Hain stepped into a new world when he achieved the ultimate goal at Ellerslie on Saturday.

Quick As A Trick wins final

Bruce Negus is optimistic Quick As A Trick's latest stake win will be enough to earn a start in Harness Jewels.

Cambridge mare Classcoroc, ridden by Alysha Collett, wins the 2015 Hawke's Bay Gold Cup at Hastings.

Classcoroc defies the odds

Graeme Hughes celebrated his biggest win as a trainer when Classcoroc won the Hawke's Bay Gold Cup.

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