Breakers go down to Taipans

Mika Vukona

The Cairns Taipans showed their red hot form with an 85-76 win over the Breakers in Auckland tonight.

Jackson on guard Focus all on Taipans Back to earth with bang Breaker breaks down Breakers down 36ers Te Rangi convicted

Ryder plunders 39-ball century

Jesse Ryder Destructive left-hander smashes 136 from 57 balls for Otago Volts in three-wicket victory over Ireland.

Americans take series lead

Sophie Cocks The US have taken the lead in their six-game series with the women's Black Sticks after a dominant 2-0 win.

Southee ready to return for NZ

Tim Southee Fast bowler declares himself fit for tomorrow's second ODI against South Africa - despite painful training hiccup.

Cheika has say on Beale

Michael Cheika Wallabies coach doing everything he can to keep playmaker in Aussie rugby, but wants to let hearing play out.

SBW needs to stick with rugby

Sonny Bill Williams Supremely gifted star in danger of being a jack of all trades and master of none. Mains: SBW 'mercenary'

Taranaki's point to prove

There is no better place to host the NPC final than in a true rugby blooded province of Taranaki, says Ian Snook.

Reason: These ABs are special

Right call is tough on Slade

Soldier powers up England

Semesa Rokoduguni Meet Lance Corporal Samesa Rokoduguni. He's a strong, fast-running wing with the All Blacks in his sights.

Makos eye fairytale ending

Six years after being saved from extinction, Tasman are bidding to become the best provincial side in the country.

High praise for Jared Payne

Cheika up for massive challenge

SBW labelled a 'mercenary'

Laurie Mains speaks on Sonny Bill Williams and whether Julian Savea is better than Jonah Lomu.

Reid tipped to stay at West Ham

Winston Reid Hammers co-owner David Gold believes the All Whites captain will sign a new contract with the East London club.

Late strikes save Arsenal

Gunners score twice in final two minutes for a smash and grab 2-1 win at Anderlecht in the Champions League.

Unbeaten streak broken

Atletico Madrid trounce Malmo

Big stars rise for Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema lead Champions League holders to 3-0 win over Liverpool.

Lower order do the business

Mitchell Santner Northern Districts sides have made a habit of getting the most out of their lower-order batsmen and so it goes on.

Funding bid to upgrade Basin

The Basin Reserve Trust and Cricket Wellington close to formal funding bid for refurbishment of iconic ground.

Khan claims test century set

Batsmen need to prove worth

Pakistan well in control

Pakistan building towards formidable first-innings total in first test against Australia.

Opportunity beckons for Beale

Gerard Beale Career of Kiwis wing Gerard Beale at a crossroads, but thankfully he's not in same spot as Wallaby name-sake.

Bar brawlers fined heavily

Three Samoan players have each been fined $A10,000 over their involvement in a brawl in Brisbane.

South Sydney in the money

Nightingale is Kiwi as, bro

More plaudits for Burgess

Former Bunnies enforcer named Rugby League International Federation's Player of the Year.

Pledger has plenty to offer

Alex Pledger This NBL season is very much a case of mind over matter for Breakers giant as he battles turf toe injury.

Durant in positive mood

Last season's NBA MVP and star team-mate of Kiwi Steven Adams upbeat as he discusses starting season on the sidelines.

Jackson on his guard

Red hot Taipans hit town

Adams rolling with Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder exercise third-year option on Kiwi star, who keeps his US$2m paypacket.

Ko in the hunt

Lydia Ko Lydia Ko carded a three-under par 69 to be in a tie for 14th after the first round of the Blue Bay LGPA event.

Self-belief key to success

Thomas Campbell is one of only two Kiwis to qualify for the second stage of the Tour's qualifying school.

Alker moves up on final day

Faldo calls Garcia 'useless'

McIlroy taking time off

Northern Irish world No 1 to skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.

No limits for Australians

Lisa Alexander The Australian netball team are eyeing a long-standing record as they celebrate their unbeaten year.

Ferns know they need wins

Laura Langman knows how it sounds but can see positives for the Silver Ferns.

Price the right choice

Ferns to 'regroup, refocus'

Diamonds complete perfect year

Australia have capped their first unbeaten year since 2002 with a second netball test win over England.

'Not a bad hit for an old man'

Novak Djokovic Tennis world No 1 Novak Djokovic happy with his form in practice just hours after becoming a first-time dad.

Federer, Nadal into quarters

Swiss Open first and second seeds breeze into the quarterfinals each beating their opponent in under an hour.

Davis Cup tie 'vital' for NZ

Wozniacki runs to victory

Williams embarrassed

Ecstasy and euphoria are the usual emotions world No 1 Serena Williams experiences on a tennis court.

Natzke heading for stardom

Josiah Natzke Youngest ever 125cc open class New Zealand champion Josiah Natzke is looking to conquer the world of motocross.

Stockcars gearing up

Back in the day, the Wellington Wildcats dominated stockcar racing nationally - and they may do so again.

Munro claims FCMS victory

Paddon moving up gear for Spain

Caterham car factory trouble

F1 team may be without cars for US Grand Prix after administrator laid claim to them.

Woman completes 126km swim

Chloe McCardel Possible new record set for longest open-water solo swim after 29-year-old completes 42-hour Bahamas effort.

Royals even World Series

Kansas City rediscover post-season magic in 7-2 victory to level series against experienced San Francisco Giants.

Support for London NFL side

'Nice guy' Hunt all knockout

Parker eyes up New Yorker

Young Kiwi's frustrated promoters forced to lower sights for next fight, entering negotiations with US veteran.

Bad draw for Kiwis

horse racing generic The Kiwis will have to overcome difficult barrier draws to feature at Moonee Valley this weekend.

Favourite gets 0.5kg more

Admire Rakti allotted half a kilogram penalty - to 58.5kg - for the $6.2 million (NZ$6.84m) Melbourne Cup.

Double trouble at Ashburton

Important race to go ahead

Deschabeel makes his mark

It took 11 starts for him to break through but Deschabeel's win at Te Aroha could be forerunner to a profitable summer.

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