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Barker move could haunt Kiwis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker looks on during a news conference following races 17 and 18 of the America's Cup finals against Oracle Team USA on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Team USA swept the two races today against Team New Zealand to tie the series at 8, settiing up a winner-take-all race tomorrow.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OPINION: Suddenly the America's Cup just got interesting for New Zealanders again, says Duncan Johnstone.

Kearney faces Leuluai headache

OPINION: With Warriors utility out of the Kiwis' upcoming tour to England, there are no strong options for a replacement.

Liew: Sterling deserves praise

McKinnon case is awkward video


Live: Black Caps vs England

Brendon McCullum bats during the first Investec Test Match between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. Photo credit: Graham Morris /

Live commentary from day five of the Black Caps vs England test at the home of cricket, Lord's.

Motivated by disappointment

Falling short in first innings against NZ spurs Christchurch-born all-rounder to fastest ever ton at Lords.

Trevor Bayliss has had successful stints as coach of Sri Lanka, Sydney Sixers and NSW.

Bayliss for England - report

Australian Trevor Bayliss has reportedly accepted an offer to coach the England cricket team. 


Second Super start looms for Black

08012015 Sports Photo: Maarten Holl/Fairfax NZ.
Hurricanes training.
Otere Black

Not so hidden gem Otere Black should not be just a Hurricane for the here and now.

Referee Review: Tahs tip tackle

Where is the line you have to cross to go past the red card threshold when making a tackle in rugby?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23:  Sam Whitelock of the Crusaders grimaces as he mauls during the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium on May 23, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Crusaders injury list grows

Sam Whitelock joins Kieran Read, Colin Slade, Israel Dagg and Joe Moody on the sidelines.


EPL 2014-15 season in review gallery video

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard shows Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly a clean pair of heels. football writer Sam Wilson assesses the best and worst of another action-packed campaign.

West Ham target Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss emerges as surprise candidate for vacancy after Sam Allardyce's departure is confirmed.

Manchester City players throw Frank Lampard into the air after his final Premier League match for the club.

Departing duo go out scorers

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard get names on score sheet in their final outings in Premier League.


Broncos surge to good NRL win 

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: Anthony Milford of the Broncos is tackled during the round 11 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos at Hunter Stadium on May 25, 2015 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Brisbane surge to 31-18 NRL win over Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Monday night.

Smith says NSW are favourites

Queensland skipper predictably claims underdog tag for State of Origin opening match in Sydney.

FILE - OCTOBER 15, 2014: NRL star Jarryd Hayne has quit the Parramatta Eels to join the NFL in the United States, according to reports. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28:  Jarryd Hayne of the Blues celebrates victory during game one of the State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on May 28, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Hayne: Pearce will deliver 

OPINION: Halfback has what it takes to lead NSW to a game one win, writes Blues fullback turned NFL player.


Cavaliers close on NBA finals

May 24, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA;  Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates against the Atlanta Hawks in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James comes good as Cleveland Cavaliers beat Atlanta Hawks to close in on NBA finals.

Curry sizzles for Golden State

MVP pours in 40 as Warriors thump Houston 115-80 in game three of NBA Western Conference finals.

Wellington player Leon Henry during their NBL Basketball game between the Nelson Giants v Wellington Saints. Saxton Stadium, Nelson, New Zealand. Saturday 23 May 2015. Copyright Photo: Chris Symes /

Saints top as vital games await

Wellington eyeing three winnable home games after moving back to the top of the NBL ladder.


Strong finish for Lee at Colonial

Danny Lee recorded his third top-10 finish of the PGA Tour season, at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club on Monday (NZ time).

Kiwi golfer records his third top-10 finish of the PGA Tour season with a 10th place in Texan tournament.

NZ third at Queen Sirikit Cup

New Zealand women's golf team surge in the final round of Hong Kong event to finish third.

South Korea's Byeong Hun An celebrates on the 18th green after clinching the BMW PGA Championship title.

Korean rookie in runaway win

An Byeong Hun only third European Tour rookie to win BMW PGA Championship, roaring to six-shot victory.


Magic secure second spot in NZ 

Casey Kopua has made a winning return to trans-Tasman netball.

Waikato-BoP Magic march on but it's almost game over for Central Pulse in trans-Tasman netball league.

Defence into attack for Pulse

Second's where the Central Pulse ought to end up, late on Monday night, once they've beaten the Magic.

Romelda Aiken slotted 52 goals in the Queensland Firebirds' 68-43 win over the Mainland Tactix in Blenheim.

Aiken slots 52 in Firebirds' win

Firebirds' shooting star racks up avalanche of goals as Tactix are crushed 68-43 in Blenheim.


Federer fury over fan selfie video

Roger Federer

Tennis maestro turns on French Open officials after teen's centre court invasion to nab a shot.

Halep survives tough opener

2014 runner-up huffs and puffs way past Russian Evgeniya Rodina to reach French Open second round.

On-fire world No 1 Novak Djokovic and French Open king Rafael Nadal are in line for a quarterfinal clash at Roland Garros this year.

Courier: Road leads to Rafa

Two-time winner says Novak Djokovic will not be alarmed by prospect of facing defending champ in quarters.


Dixon fourth in chaotic race video

Indy 500

Kiwi driver just misses a podium finish in an action-packed Indy 500 punctuated by crashes and a tight finish.

Rosberg thanks luck for victory

F1 driver enjoys "probably the best luck of his career" on way to victory at Monaco.

WRC driver Hayden Paddon is happy with his progress at Rally Portugal.

Paddon closes gap in Portugal

Kiwi rally driver back on track after finishing eighth after final day at the Rally Portugal.

other sports

Lightning close on NHL Finals

May 24, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin (62) with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison (5) defending during the second period of game five of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers 2-0 to move within one win of the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals.

Hailstone to lead para-cycling

Jono Hailstone has been appointed head coach of the Paralympics New Zealand para-cycling programme.

New Zealand mountainbiker Sam Gaze has made a strong start to his World Cup campaign.

Gutsy Gaze battles to fifth

Waikato rider fights off illness to upstage fellow Kiwi mountainbiker Anton Cooper at World Cup.


Too much pressure to perform

One of the world's leading thoroughbred owners and trainers, deputy ruler of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Sheik Hamdan says horses chasing Triple Crown face too much pressure in short space of time.

Secret Spirit takes Foal Stakes

Adrian Clark Clark and Challenge syndicate in clover again at Ellerslie.

Galloper Volkstok’n’barrell has been attracting some high money bids.

Volkstok'n'barrell sale a saga

A multi-million-dollar deal to buy glamour galloper Volkstok'n'barrell has been scuppered.

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