Fifa scandal: Why it matters video

Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

Millions of dollars and miles away? Not really. This football corruption scandal hits home hard.

Gould: Origin I a win for vets video

Former New South Wales coach Phil Gould believes the State of Origin opener was won by the cool heads of the experienced Maroons team.

12:15 PM  In the end, it can probably be said that this was a victory for experience over youth, writes Phil Gould.

Is this the end of Blatter?

Fifa president Sepp Blatter remains defiant despite presiding over a corrupt organisation for 17 years.

12:21 PM  OPINION: FBI and Swiss law will be the toughest opponents Fifa president has faced in 17 years at the top.

Game, sex and match in Paris

Nick Kyrgios plays a forehand during his straight sets win over Denis Istomin in the first round of the French Open.

Cocky confession from teen tennis star ahead of likely French Open showdown with British hope Andy Murray.

Fifa scandal nets U20 WC boss

Arrested: Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb.

Shadow cast over NZ-hosted Under-20 World Cup as organising committee chair arrested in corruption case.

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opinion

Is this finally the end of Blatter?

Fifa president Sepp Blatter remains defiant despite presiding over a corrupt organisation for 17 years.

12:21 PM  OPINION: FBI and Swiss law will be the toughest opponents Fifa president has faced in 17 years at the top.

Gould: Origin I a win for vets video

12:15 PM  In the end, it can probably be said that this was a victory for experience over youth, writes Phil Gould.

Time to scrub away the stench

Overseas clubs will wait

cricket

Guptill: NZ will bounce back

Martin Guptill and the Black Caps have their hands full trying to square the series against England.

Black Caps batsman confident test series can be squared with plans in place to counter England tyro Stokes.

Boult up to career-high No 4

Nine wickets against England at Lord's propel Black Caps left-armer two spots up the test cricket bowling charts.

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Wellington Sports person of the year awards, TSB Bank Arena.
Jamie Siddons - cricket - coach of the year

Siddons sets sail for SA

Aussie's tenure with Wellington Firebirds over as he take South Australia job.

rugby

Fox backs Carter, McCaw to lift

Veteran All Blacks Dan Carter and Richie McCaw are under the pump ahead of the test season.

All Blacks selector backs aging stars to come right, believing they have been hampered by a struggling Crusades outfit.

Fair McCaw plays it straight

Crusaders veteran Richie McCaw doesn't want to poison his reputation by having a crack at the officials.

Highlanders No 8 Nasi Manu

Highlanders still without Manu

12:25 PM  Highlanders remain without co-captain Nasi Manu for their showdown with the Chiefs in Invercargill.

football

Is this finally the end of Blatter?

Fifa president Sepp Blatter remains defiant despite presiding over a corrupt organisation for 17 years.

12:21 PM  OPINION: FBI and Swiss law will be the toughest opponents Fifa president has faced in 17 years at the top.

Sevilla retain Europa League

Spanish outfit lift prestigious European trophy for a record fourth time after win over Dnipro in Warsaw.

FBI agents carry boxes and computers from the headquarters of Concacaf in Miami, Florida, after it was raided as part of an international investigation into Fifa.

Cash drop: $10k bundles video

Details of secret meetings and how "gifts" were paid to officials emerge as Fifa corruption scandal unfolds.

league

Gould: Origin I a win for the vets video

Former New South Wales coach Phil Gould believes the State of Origin opener was won by the cool heads of the experienced Maroons team.

12:15 PM  OPINION: In the end, it can probably be said that this was a victory for experience over youth.

Meninga lashes out at critics

Mal Meninga says Queensland beat NSW at their own game as he slammed critics of his ageing roster.

New South Wales forward Aaron Woods is picked up in the tackle and driven in the turf by three Queensland players.

Cronk goal lifts Maroons video

Queensland have won the opening game of the State of Origin series against NSW 11-10 at ANZ Stadium.

basketball

Cleveland Cavs reach NBA Finals

May 26, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward James Jones (1) and Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) celebrates after beating the Atlanta Hawks in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The championship LeBron James craves more than any other is just four wins away.

Rockets stay alive in NBA series

Houston's 128-115 victory over Golden State Warriors keeps their NBA Western Conference finals hopes alive.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28: Daniel Johnson of the 36ers blocks Tom Abercrombie of the Breakers during game two of the NBL Finals series between the New Zealand Breakers and the Adelaide 36ers at Adelaide Arena on February 28, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Abercrombie commits future

New Zealand Breakers take another step towards retaining ANBL title by re-signing versatile swingman.

golf

English duo book US Open spots

England's Ian Poulter has booked his spot at next month's US Open  via this week's world rankings.

Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood among 25 players to book spots at next month's US Open via world rankings.

Strong finish for Lee at Colonial

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

US billionaire Donald Trump is about to open his latest golf venture the Trump Links at Ferry Point, New York City.

High end golf 'going great'

Golf's health may be ailing, but on eve of his New York City course opening Donald Trump says business is good.

netball

Magic not about to ease up 

Casey Kopua, here looking to block the shot of Ameliaranne Wells, made her return from injury in the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic's win over the Central Pulse in Hamilton on Monday night.

Their last-round match is effectively meaningless, but the Magic want to keep their high standards.

Magic secure second spot in NZ 

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

Katrina Grant is in hot water for a post-match confrontation with umpire Jono Bredin after her side's draw with the Southern Steel last week.

Grant summoned over spat

Pulse captain faces a possible fine, censure or even suspension over her reaction to an umpire's call.

tennis

Game, sex and match for Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios plays a forehand during his straight sets win over Denis Istomin in the first round of the French Open.

Australian's cocky confession that he enjoys sex before big matches gets tabloids talking ahead of likely clash with Andy Murray.

Croat sends Halep packing

Lightning struck twice for Romanian third seed Simona Halep as she was knocked out in a second round shock.

Roger Federer had a blip in the second set but cruised by Spaniard Marcel Granollers to reach the French Open third round.

No worries for Federer in Paris

Roger Federer reached the third round of the French Open with a 6-2 7-6(1) 6-3 win over Marcel Granollers.

motorsport

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

Robertson set for 10,000m debut

Kiwi runner Zane Robertson is thinking big as he steps up to debut over 10,000m in elite company in the US.

11:55 AM  New Zealand runner targets World Championship-qualifying time as he steps up to join strong field in US.

Louis Vuitton renew Cup deal

Long-time sponsor does u-turn to stay involved in yachting's biggest event after criticism of Bermuda plans.

New Zealand's Lisa Carrington shows her gold medal-winning form in Germany last weekend.

Carrington seeking more gold

12:56 PM  Kiwi paddler will be seeking perfection at the third and final round of the World Cup series this weekend.

racing

Venus Serena a second line special

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Harness Jewels racing at the Cambridge Raceway.
-- Race 3,Dunstan Feeds 3YO Diamond Mobile race -- 
-- won by "Venus Serena" driven by John Dunn.
Hamilton

John Dunn knows it's possible to win the Harness Jewels from the second line.

Keen to stay in GrI territory

Steve Dolan is back in Group I company and hungry to make sure it's where he stays.

Craig Phelan is happy with results achieved from his new Cambridge base.

Team Phelan firing following shift to Cambridge

Craig Phelan's team of gallopers are thriving in their new Cambridge environment.

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