Live: Black Caps v Proteas

Black Caps spinner Ish Sodhi.

1:30 PM  Three overs in and groundstaff are already out sweeping the pitch.

Ferguson in, NZ bowling

Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson is back for his seventh one-day international for New Zealand, against South Africa in ...

1:46 PM  NZ bowl first as Ferguson, Rabada return for crucial third ODI.

Te'o handed England start

New Zealand born Ben Te'o scores the winning try for England in their Six Nations opener against France at Twickenham.

1:53 PM  As Eddie Jones makes four changes to his side, it's Te'o who'll be making his international debut against Italy.

McLaren look to brighter future

McLaren's new MCL32 Formula One car at its launch in Woking, England.

The change in colours, to an orange glow, for McLaren comes as a nod to its late Kiwi founder.

Tip-off raised Simona gambling claims

Tim Simona has been stood down while the NRL investigates betting allegations.

The Samoan international was accused of betting on rugby league.

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Humble pie for Warne

Australia's Steve O'Keefe looks like being a match-winner in the first test against India in Pune.

"You don't see him as a huge danger," Warne said before O'Keefe took 6-5.

Brumbies get Lealiifano lift

Christian Lealiifano is back with the Brumbies as an assistant coach while in remission from leukaemia.

In remission from leukaemia, the former Wallaby will be sideline with the Brumbies in Christchurch.

My dream has died: Ranieri

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri couldn't escape the axe despite guiding the club to a remarkable EPL title.

He took Leicester to a fairytale title, only to be given the boot the following season.

Banned medication plea video

Olympic hurdles champion Dawn Harper-Nelson fears for her life because sports drug authorities have banned her from ...

Dawn Harper-Nelson fears for her life, after being banned from taking blood pressure medication.

Washout for Ko, Fox on cutline

Kiwi Ryan Fox completed his second round, carding a three-under 68 after opening with a one-under 72.

Lydia Ko had a frustrating wait in Thailand before rain had the final say, while Ryan Fox should sneak into the weekend in South Africa.

Chiefs ambush Highlanders video

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie slips an Aaron Smith tackle attempt.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie seeking improvement despite ending Highlanders' hoodoo.

Talking points of pivotal ODI

After a run of six lean ODI scores, Tom Latham will be hoping to summon the form of his career-best 137 against ...

Tom Latham, Tim Southee and AB de Villiers key figures in 3rd ODI.

Fury signs for Parker fight

After protracted contract negotiations, Englishman Hughie Fury has signed on to fight Joseph Parker for the WBO ...

Joseph Parker-Hughie Fury set as Englishman signs on for WBO title bout.

Garner: Tackling rugby's dark side

The tragic death of Wallaby rugby player Dan Vickerman poses hard questions about what happens to rugby players after ...

OPINION: Not all the players have a plan to cope when the superstar lifestyle ends.

Smith's nasty head knock video

Ben Smith of the Highlanders is taken from the field with medical staff during the Super Rugby match between the ...

The Highlanders could be without fullback for a 'couple of weeks' after he was knocked out against Chiefs.

India's stunning collapse

Australia's Steve O'Keefe acknowledges the crowd as he walks off the ground after claiming six Indian wickets.

Steve O'Keefe claims six-for as India lose last seven first innings wickets for 11 runs.

The hoodoo haunting Crusaders video

Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall, pictured scoring a try against the Hurricanes in the semifinal of the Brisbane Global Tens ...

They haven't won a Super Rugby round-one game in Christchurch in seven years.

Meet the quiet achieving 'Cane

Michael Fatialofa and Loni Uhila celebrate.
Super Rugby Final between the Hurricanes and Lions at Westpac Stadium in ...

Michael Fatialofa has come from nowhere to become the Hurricanes' senior lock and lineout caller.

The Kiwi they love in WA

Tall Black Jarrod Kenny feels right at home as a key cog in the Perth Wildcats machine.

Jarrod Kenny has emerged as an unlikely fan favourite with the ANBL title-chasing Perth Wildcats.

Oracle grinder's miracle escape video

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Perils of high-speed America's Cup catamarans showcased in dramatic fall past razor-like foils.

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Tackling rugby's dark side

The tragic death of Wallaby rugby player Dan Vickerman poses hard questions about what happens to rugby players after ...

OPINION: Not all the players have a plan to cope when the superstar lifestyle ends.

Where is Carter criticism?

OPINION: Dan Carter could have killed someone, but we praise him for owning up. Why is there no Aaron Smith-like outrage?

Six Nations or Super Rugby?

Round puts Rory in Donald dock

Rugby

Scrappy Reds edge Sharks

Queensland Reds players celebrate after two late tries lifted them to a 28-26 victory over the Sharks.

Queensland's new Super Rugby era off to a winning start after come-from-behind win.

Easy does it for 'Canes

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd hasn't gone overboard with his scouting of the Sunwolves.

Hurricanes taking a low-key approach to Sunwolves.

Blues keeping it real

Augustine Pulu was one of the stars of the show as the Blues got their Super Rugby season away to a flyer in Melbourne.

Tana Umaga and his men are well aware they've achieved nothing but a positive start.

Ex ABs do bit for Thai kids

Kids at the Nak Suu Rugby Academy celebrate at the end of a game with Eddie Evans, back right.

In the Bangkok slum of Klong Toey, on a tiny patch of dirt, a group of boys can be seen throwing a rugby ball around.

Cricket

Ball-by-ball: Black Caps v Proteas

Black Caps bowler Tim Southee.

The third ODI between New Zealand and South Africa, at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Scorecard: Black Caps v Proteas

Black Caps batsman Dean Brownlie.

Scorecard for the third ODI between New Zealand and South Africa, at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

India's stunning collapse

Australia's Steve O'Keefe acknowledges the crowd as he walks off the ground after claiming six Indian wickets.

Steve O'Keefe claims six-for as India lose last seven first innings wickets for 11 runs.

Black Caps defend fortress video

Tim Southee celebrates a South African wicket ahead of a return to Westpac Stadium, where he's New Zealand's most ...

Wellington World Cup memories linger for pivotal Black Caps v South Africa ODI.

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GODZone is go

Epic 420km adventure race starts in Queenstown.

Football

Sydney FC go 11 clear

Bobo (left) celebrates after one of his two goals with Filip Holosko in Sydney FC's 3-1 victory over Melbourne City.

​Sydney FC return to winning ways in A-League, with Bobo's double and Manny Muscat's calamitous defending.

Recap: Melb City v Sydney

Graham Arnold, coach of of Sydney FC, will be hoping for a return to winning ways.

Sydney FC bounce back from their first loss of season to dominate Melbourne City.

National league football playoffs race

Auckland City finish the round robin with two derbies.

With two rounds left, who's going to make the Stirling Sports Premiership top four?

Terris likely done for season

Experienced defender Dan Terris hasn't featured for Canterbury this season due to injury.

Canterbury United veteran endures most frustrating season of long career.

League

Solomona case to be adjourned

Denny Solomona's rugby career couldn't have started better.

An English's club court case against the NZ-born winger is set to be adjourned as he becomes a Lions contender.

Warriors signing breaks foot

Tohu Harris has barely missed a game in four years.

Tohu Harris will miss the start of his final season with Melbourne Storm after breaking his foot.

Gallen won't rush retirement video

Premiership-winning Sharks captain Paul Gallen isn't making a call on retirement just yet.

"I haven't said to anyone that I'm going to retire."

Rapana wants 'ruthless' streak

Jordan Rapana made his Kiwis debut last year.

Kiwi winger vows to up his game after terrorising defenders last year with the Canberra Raiders.

Basketball

One-year ban for referee abuse video

Tony Mitchell has been banned from the ANBL for a year.

Cairns import Tony Mitchell has been banned for the entire 2017-18 NBL season for throwing the ball at a referee after the Taipans' semifinal loss to Perth.

Sharks imports progress to ANBL final

Mitch Norton will play for the Illawarra Hawks in the ANBL grand finals before linking with the Southland Sharks for the ...

It could be a tight turnaround for Southland's overseas basketball imports as they eye the ANBL final series.

The Kiwi they love in WA

Tall Black Jarrod Kenny feels right at home as a key cog in the Perth Wildcats machine.

Jarrod Kenny has emerged as an unlikely fan favourite with the ANBL title-chasing Perth Wildcats.

Abercrombie heads to Turkey

Tom Abercrombie is continuing his run of off-season stints in Europe as he heads back to Turkey.

Breakers forward signs short-term deal to return to Turkish league for rest of season.

Golf

McIlroy defends round with Trump video

Rory McIlroy said playing golf with US President Donald Trump doesn't make him a fascist.

McIlroy said golf with the US President "wasn't an endorsement or a political statement".

Washout for Ko, Fox on cutline

Kiwi Ryan Fox completed his second round, carding a three-under 68 after opening with a one-under 72.

Lydia Ko had a frustrating wait in Thailand before rain had the final say, while Ryan Fox should sneak into the weekend in South Africa.

Bryan, Gribble share lead at Honda

Danny Lee recovered well to post a one-under 69 at PGA National.

Rookies share lead while Kiwi Danny Lee bounces back after rocky start.

Peterson leads, Fox starts well in Joburg

Paul Peterson has opened with a nine-under par 62 on the European Tour.

American golfer shoots 62 while Kiwi Fox is three under before play suspended.

Netball

Casey Kopua back on court

Casey Kopua will return to a netball court for the first time in 16 months on Saturday.

The 101-cap Silver Fern will play netball for the first time in 16 months on Saturday.

Steel's Silver Ferns return

Southern Steel midcourter Gina Crampton.

Southern Steel's Silver Ferns quartet back for preseason outing in Oamaru.

Injured Moulds to lead Tactix

Tactix goal keep Jess Moulds, left, defends against Pulse shooter Maia Wilson during last year's ANZ Championship.

She'll miss the start of the season through injury, but Tactix still want Jess Moulds as captain.

Wilkins joins Netball South coaching team

Former Silver Ferns netball shooter Donna Wilkins, right, will be a specialist coach for the Netball South Beko League team.

Former Silver Ferns netball shooter Donna Wilkins has joined the Netball South coaching ranks.

Tennis

Tennis: Dogs to the rescue video

Brazil's ball dogs will be on duty for an exhibition match aimed at promoting the adoption of homeless dogs.

Brazil's top ballboys and girls kicked off the court for best ball-fetchers of all.

Expect less from Tomic: Cash

Australian Bernard Tomic has been eliminated in the first round of three tournaments this year.

"You keep saying they've got time on their side but, after a while, you say: well, we're getting sick of saying that."

Genie serve for SI cover critics video

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Bikini photo and dating antics stir up "the hate" as tennis star focuses on her return to court.

Statham wins in China

New Zealand's Rubin Statham has won a singles tennis title in China.

New Zealand tennis player Rubin Statham has won his 11th career ITF Futures title.

Other sports

GODZone is go

Teams start the GODZone adventure race from Queenstown bay on Saturday.

Epic 420km adventure race starts in Queenstown.

Cook Strait record for tween

Caitlin O'Reilly faced her fears, finishing in the dark, after breaking the record for the youngest female to swim Cook ...

Caitlin O'Reilly is just shy of her 13th birthday but she's already smashing long-held swimming records.

Eliza back on the runway video

Eliza McCartney poses for photos and signs autographs with fans.

Kiwi Olympic medal-winning athletes Eliza McCartney and Tom Walsh headline Sunday's Auckland Track Challenge.

Coll edged by world No 1

New Zealand squash player Paul Coll competing at the Windy City Open in Chicago on the World Tour.

NZ's top squash player goes down in an epic five-game battle to the world's best on the World Tour in Chicago.

Motorsport

From tarmac to water

Top level racer Neil Marshall made the switch from tarmac to water and hasn't looked back.

"To be honest I'm just a petrol head, I love burning dinosaurs."

Hamilton: F1 cars sound terrible

F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton has voiced major concerns ahead of the 2017 season.

Triple world champ urges new F1 bosses to upgrade "outdated" scene in blistering attack, fearing for 2017 cars.

Armstrong locks in two F4 drives

Marcus Armstrong was fourth in the Toyota Racing Series in February.

Kiwi Ferrari Junior Marcus Armstrong to drive in two series in 2017.

Red Bull ready to battle Mercedes video

Red Bull's Renault engines, branded as Tag-Heuer, powered the team to two wins last season with Dutch teenager Max ...

Team boss Christian Horner confident Renault's engine will be competitive.

Racing

Purdon's record no Miracle

Lazarus is the favourite to win Saturday night's Miracle Mile.

One Kiwi stable has three runners in one of Australia's most iconic races.

Wood's filly could bring joy

Gold Fever held out Joyfilly (outside) when they met at Te Rapa in their lead-up to the Matamata Breeders Stakes.

Promising filly danger to Breeders Stakes favourites.

Turning $12 into $39,000

Sam Weatherley's front-running ride aboard Link Road helped one punter bank $39,000 on Thursday.

Picking five winners at Thursday's Wairoa gallops gives one lucky punter a big pay day.

Tony Lee bursts back on scene

Tony Lee - race commentator, has been confirmed in the role for Lower North Island race meetings.

The secrets out - Tony Lee is back.

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Russ and KD's awkward alley-oop video

Westbrook later tried to play down the interchange.

Westbrook and Durant played just 81 seconds of All Star basketball together. It was enough.

Irving, Cavaliers almost in tune video

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) pictured in action against Minnesota Timberwolves centre Gorgui Dieng (5).

Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers are better at scoring points than hitting notes.

'Cupcake' Durant ices OKC video

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant fight for a loose ball in Durant's first game in Oklahoma since his controversial ...

Durant and Westbrook get heated in centre court, but OKC's "cupcake" traitor has last laugh.

Kevin Durant's day of reckoning video

Kevin Durant left OKC. Now the Oklahoma crowd has their chance for vengeance.

OKC's Super Bowl has arrived. Seven months of hurt channelled into three hours of boos.

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