McCaw ruled out of Canes clash video

Richie McCaw tries to clear his head after being knocked out tackling Lolagi Visinia.

3:14 PM  The Crusaders rule All Blacks captain out of Saturday's clash with the Hurricanes after a head knock against the Blues.

1st5R: Barrett the ace in pack

Canes plan for playoffs push

Elliot enjoying second chance

No regrets from coach Joseph

Lions seal tense Cheetahs win

Ko win triggers like-Tiger talk

DALY CITY, CA - APRIL 26:  Lydia Ko of New Zealand makes a birdie putt to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic presented by CTBC at the Lake Merced Golf Club on April 26, 2015 in Daly City, California.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Kiwi teen astounds US golf writers, "Woods at age 18? Zero pro wins. Heck, he wasn't even a pro yet."

Slater ruled out of Anzac test

Kangaroos fullback Billy Slater has been ruled out of Friday night's Anzac test against the Kiwis in Brisbane.

2:47 PM  Kangaroos star fullback fails fitness test on shoulder ahead of clash with Kiwis in Brisbane on Friday.

Trainer: Mayweather beatable

Manny Pacquiao works the pads with trainer Freddie Roach in preparation for his fight against Floyd Mayweather.

2:45 PM  Manny Pacquaio's trainer Freddie Roach says they have plan to end Floyd Mayweather's unbeaten run.

Nightingale gets Kiwis callup

Jason Nightingale comes on to the wing for the Kiwis for Friday's Anzac test in Brisbane.

Another cruel blow for Dallin Watene-Zelezniak sees veteran Dragons winger summoned for Anzac test.

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opinion

Spiteful Sharks must be reined in

Bismarck du Plessis's behaviour was 'completely unacceptable', says former Springbok coach Nick Mallett.

OPINION: It is a disgrace Sanzar is happy to ignore beyond the imposition of individual punishments, writes Mark Reason.

Crusaders find their groove

OPINION: Todd Blackadder's boys find their feet again as counterpart Sir John Kirwan loses ninth game in 10.

Netball NZ must help Tactix

Is Richie McCaw a spent force?

cricket

'Go for it' Guptill smashes 227

Martin Guptill has continued his fine form for Derbyshire in English county cricket.

NZ batsman's aggressive approach pays handsome dividends in England with his highest ever first-class score.

Boult bowls over King's XI video

Black Cap bowler delivers a match-winning double-strike after being thrown the ball with the match in the balance.

England spinner Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' batsman Denesh Ramdin in Grenada.

Ali ready to make difference

England all-rounder determined to make runs to match his good bowling form against the West Indies.

rugby

McCaw ruled out of Canes clash video

Richie McCaw tries to clear his head after being knocked out tackling the Blues' Lolagi Visinia on Saturday night.

3:14 PM  The Crusaders rule All Blacks captain out of Saturday's clash with the Hurricanes after a head knock against the Blues.

Ref Review: Super's best video

OPINION: He takes stick from fans and repeatedly reaches for red cards - but this Aussie best in the Super business.

Hurricanes playmaker Beauden Barrett is top of the 1st5R standings for the first time this season.

1st5R: New ace in Super deck video

The cards have shuffled and Beauden Barrett has risen to the top of New Zealand's Super playmaking deck.

football

Bournemouth reach promised land

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has led the South Coast club to the Premier League for the first time in their 116-year history.

South Coast club effectively seal promotion to Premier League for first time in their 116-year history with 3-0 home victory over Bolton.

Kane putting in the hard yards

Tottenham and England striker's work rate behind rise which he hopes will inspire other young players.

Auckland FC coach Ramon Tribulietx has confirmed he is in talks with the Brisbane Roar.

Tribulietx holds Brisbane talks

Auckland City FC coach admits proposed move to Brisbane Roar would be "wonderful opportunity".

league

Nightingale gets callup to Kiwis

Jason Nightingale comes on to the wing for the Kiwis for Friday's Anzac test in Brisbane.

Another cruel blow for Penrith youngster sees veteran Dragons winger summoned for Anzac test.

Manly close in on Titans' Elgey

Young guns Tom and Jake Trbojevic and Clinton Gutherson also re-sign with Sea Eagles until 2017.

Kangaroos fullback Billy Slater has been ruled out of Friday night's Anzac test against the Kiwis in Brisbane.

Slater ruled out of Anzac test

2:47 PM  Kangaroos star fullback fails fitness test on shoulder for clash with Kiwis in Brisbane on Friday night.

basketball

NZ veteran still sinking buckets

Kirk Penney continues to come up big in the tough Spanish league.

Kirk Penney continues to make his mark on the tough European basketball scene as he weighs the next stage of his professional career.

Sharks grab much needed win

The Sharks have found their winning mojo with an 89-83 NBL win over the Rams.

LeBron James, right, and the Cavaliers are continuing their NBA march for the season.

Cavaliers into Eastern semis

Cleveland Cavaliers completed their four-game first-round NBA playoff sweep of Boston Celtics.

golf

Ko wins Swinging Skirts in playoff

Lydia Ko poses with the winner's trophy after claiming victory in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco.

Kiwi teen overcomes a four-shot deficit to force a playoff, going on to win $2.6m LPGA event.

Lee finishes in top-25

Kiwi golfer finishes with another top-25 result on the PGA Tour this season.

Phil Mickelson won't be in action in San Francisco this week.

No Mickelson for Champs

Phil Mickelson has pulled out of the World Golf Championships for personal reasons.

netball

Steel steal late draw with T'birds

Southern Steel goal attack Brooke Leaver looks down court against the Thunderbirds in Dunedin.

NZ team scores three goals in a pulsating final minute to snatch a draw, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Magic subdued by hot Fever

A bold showing from a raw Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic side wasn't enough to shock the Fever.

Silver Fern Bailey Mes had her best game of the season for the Mainland Tactix.

Tactix push defending champs

Tactix give defending champion Melbourne Vixens big scare in Australia.

tennis

Sitak loses 'epic' doubles final

Kiwi tennis player Artem Sitak made it to the final of the ATP doubles event in Romania.

Kiwi tennis player can't find finishing form in the final of an ATP event, losing in a third set tie-breaker.

Halep plays after death threat

Security stepped up at Stuttgart WTA tournament after world No 3 receives a death threat.

Kei Nishikori celebrates winning the Barcelona Open.

Nishikori wins Barcelona Open

World No 5 made to fight hard in defence of his title, eventually beating Spanish finalist 6-4 6-4.

motorsport

Schumacher wins F4 race on debut

Van Amersfoort Formula Four driver Mick Schumacher  at the Motorsport Arena in Oschersleben, Germany.

Former F1 world champion's son finishes debut Formula Four race weekend on top of winners' podium.

Dixon on back-to-back podiums

Third place at Grand Prix of Alabama edges Kiwi driver up the championship standings.

Geraldine's Hayden Paddon avoids the photographers early on in Rally Argentina.

Paddon finishes Argentina race

More top-five finishes are possible in this year's World Rally Championship, Kiwi driver says.

other sports

Roach plot Mayweather's downfall

Manny Pacquiao works the pads with trainer Freddie Roach in preparation for his fight against Floyd Mayweather.

2:45 PM  Manny Pacquaio's trainer Freddie Roach says they have plan to end Floyd Mayweather's unbeaten run.

Top diver's painful back-flop video

Colombian athlete left needing medical attention after attempt goes horribly wrong at World Series event.

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao pose for the cameras ahead of their May 2 bout in Las Vegas.

Fighters tested ahead of bout

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao undergo strict anti-doping testing to ensure their bout is completely drug-free.

racing

Marlborough Cup win for Rose

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Peter Yealands Wines Marlborough Cup 1950m
Winner 13 Right Royal Rose ( CENTRE)
Second 3 Duffers Creek ( LEFT),
Third 10 Ya Dreamin Jonesy ( RIGHT)

Right Royal Rose and Kylie Williams return to scale after winning the Marlborough Cup.

Coleman aims to be king

Michael Coleman is ready to ride Lauren Tate to victory again in the Travis Stakes at Te Rapa.

horse racing generic

Figurac impresses again 

A rising star emerged from the three-year-old 1400m at Trentham on Saturday.

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