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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

cricket

Williamson 'brassed off' at Lord's video

Black Caps batting ace Kane Williamson is caught for 132 at Lord's.

Black Caps batsman in elite company with maiden century at Lord's but left kicking himself for dismissal.

Chanderpaul set to be dropped

Windies veteran 45 short of Brian Lara's 11,912 test runs record looks set to be dropped from the team.

Black Caps batsman Kane Williamson plays a pull shot in the Lord's test against England.

Williamson looks skyward video

Black Caps batsman hopes the weather will play its part after his test ton set up a rare shot at victory at Lord's.

rugby

Veteran lock revels in rescue job

Ross Filipo rediscovered his youth in an enthusiastic display for the Chiefs against the Bulls in Rotorua.

5:28 PM  Ross Filipo rolls back clock in style for Chiefs, but will probably be back watching next game on couch.

Crusaders' Sydney deja vu video

Captain Kieran Read's mind turns to last year's final as the Waratahs first-five again ruins the red-and-blacks' party.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23:  John Hardie of the Highlanders is tackled during the Super Rugby round 15 match between the Force and the Highlanders at nib  Stadium on May 23, 2015 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Highlanders eye massive clash

Ahead of big battle with Chiefs, motor racing fans could sympathise with head coach Jamie Joseph.

football

NZ Football calls on fan 'white out'

New Zealand football fans show their true colours.

New Zealand Football is encouraging fans to wear white at the Fifa U-20 World Cup.

Fifa ramps up U-20 security

An operation to keep the U-20 football world cup in New Zealand free of corruption is in full swing.

Clayton Lewis scored one of New Zealand's goals in a 4-2 defeat to Austria in their final Fifa under-20 World Cup warm-up match in Auckland on Sunday.

Under-20s suffer another loss

Kiwis go into Fifa World Cup on home soil on back of a win and four losses after latest defeat to Austria.

league

Inglis confirmed for Origin I

Queensland Maroons star Greg Inglis is expected to be fit in time for the State of Origin opener on Wednesday.

Maroons star will be ready for State of Origin opener after stint in hospital quarantine, coach says.

'Tigers can't play like it's 2005'

Club may have lost 8-0, but it was a match to be proud of with a season-best defensive effort, coach says.

Sir Owen Glenn says he's handing over his Warriors stake.

Warriors details announced

Sir Owen Glenn placing his share of NZ Warriors into a trust which he will have control over.

basketball

Curry sizzles for Golden State

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 23:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA PLayoffs at Toyota Center on May 23, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

5:08 PM  MVP pours in 40 as Warriors thump Houston 115-80 in game three of NBA Western Conference finals.

Korver out of playoffs injured

Atlanta All-Star guard to miss rest of NBA post-season with ankle injury suffered in loss to Cleveland.

Suleiman Braimoh (pictured shooting) top scored for the Bay Hawks in their 84-75 win against the Canterbury Rams in Christchurch on Sunday.

Comeback secures Hawks win

Canterbury Rams' NBL top four aspirations suffer major dent in 84-75 home loss to Hawke's Bay.

golf

Danny Lee slips at Colonial

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee is chasing another top-25 finish at the Crowne Plaza Invitational on the PGA Tour.

Kiwi golfer drops 11 places after even-par third round.

Paddison moves up leaderboard

Gareth Paddison overtook Ryan Fox as the leading New Zealander after the third round in South Korea.

New Zealand golfer Julianne Alvarez was the best of the Kiwi team at the Queen Sirikit Cup in Hong Kong.

NZ third at Queen Sirikit Cup

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

netball

Defence leads to attack for Pulse

The sight of Katrina Grant intercepting passes will lift the Central Pulse.

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

Fever beat Adelaide in thriller

6:33 PM  West Coast hold off fast finishing Thunderbirds to score much needed 63-61 trans-Tasman league win.

Magic captain Leana de Bruin knows her team need to lift their game if they are going to be contenders in the trans-Tasman league.

Magic must find improvement

Playing with fear holding back Waikato-Bay of Plenty netball side, captain says ahead of Central Pulse clash.

tennis

Stars are aligned for Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is every chance to win his maiden French Open title at Roland Garros this year.

5:58 PM  World No 1 may never have better chance to win first French Open title and seal career grand slam.

Federer's best glam chance

Time is increasingly the enemy to Roger Federer's quest to add to his record haul of Grand Slam titles.

Venus Williams should be back to defend her title in Auckland in 2016.

New look for Heineken Open

One of the Williams sisters looks set to come to the ASB Classic in January

motorsport

Rock-strike costs Paddon

Hayden Paddon has a frustrating day two in Rally Portugal.

Kiwi rally ace remains upbeat despite gearbox-damaging incident on Rally Portugal dropping him back to seventh.

Hamilton takes Monaco pole

F1 world champ will start at the front of the Monte Carlo grid for the first time after a scintillating qualifying lap.

Kiwi driver Richie Stanaway has scored his first race win in GP2.

Kiwi wins maiden GP2 race

NZ rookie driver Richie Stanaway prevails in Monte Carlo sprint race of the Formula One feeder series.

other sports

Kiwis dealing with water issues

Mahe Drysdale is assisted from the water after finishing third in the single sculls final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The severe bug that forced rower Mahe Drysdale to settle for bronze in Beijing may just have a silver lining.

Gekodevice gives added edge

Sports men and women constantly search for any minute edge to set them apart from their competitors.

Lisa Carrington won the women's K1 500m title at the second World Cup canoe sprint meet in Germany.

Third gold for star Carrington

A third gold from as many events from Lisa Carrington at the canoe sprint World Cups.

racing

Volkstok'n'barrell sale a saga

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

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

Marotiri Miss gets work reward

Foxton mare wins $40k North Island Challenge Stakes at Trentham on Saturday.

Secret Spirit, left, was too tough for Get That Jive at the finish of the Great Northern Foal Stakes.

Secret Spirit takes Foal Stakes

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

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