Black jersey still fires Vito

Victor Vito

Victor Vito knows he's running out of auditions, but the Canes No 8 insists he hasn't closed the door on All Blacks selection.

Blues look for 10 from 10 Canes' Franks ruled out Blues ring the changes Awkward Canes buildup New coach faces exodus

RWC driving force for Carter

Dan Carter All Blacks first-five Dan Carter has unfinished business at the Rugby World Cup.

Ko nervous about funding row

Lydia Ko Golfer Lydia Ko dodged any curly questions about the controversial government funding request on her behalf.

Blues looking for 10 out of 10

Chris Noakes Seven games into the season, and the Blues' first five-eighth role remains wide open.

Warriors' coach sorts out chaff

Andrew McFadden Andrew McFadden has been coaching the Warriors a week but has already put the whole team on notice.

Toby Robson's Teamtalk

Colin Slade Toby Robson breaks down the latest Super Rugby games in his own inimitable style.

Are the Sharks the real dog

Which Super Rugby franchise has found itself one of the bottom two teams in the competition an alarming 11 times?

Mental endurance key

Wonder kid’s day will come

Euro elite for Wallabies

Quade Cooper The Wallabies will play Ireland, England, Wales and France on their November tour this year.

Blues ring the changes

Rotation in the pivotal first five-eighth role continues at the Blues with Chris Noakes to face the Hurricanes.

Prop Franks out for Hurricanes

Fonotia in doubt after injury

Blues looking for 10 out of 10

Seven games into the season, and the Blues' first five-eighth role remains wide open.

Recognition to go with trophy?

firebird strap The prize is in the cabinet, but Wellington haven't been immediately rewarded for their winning cricket.

Craig a Volt out of the blue

Mark Craig says the phone call asking him to play for the Black Caps was 'something every cricketer dreams of'.

Hagley Oval set to be busy

Anderson needs clearance

Johnson may quit limited formats

Mitchell Johnson is prepared to ditch one or both of the limited overs formats if it helps his test cricket career.

Hoffman concussion looked at

Ryan Hoffman The NRL will investigate whether Melbourne back-rower Ryan Hoffman should have been on field after concussion test.

NRL dismisses Dragons' demand

St George Illawarra's demand for two NRL competition points has been flatly refused by head of football Todd Greenberg.

Maloney vows to star for Roosters

Warriors fail in Hiku bid

Warriors' coach sorts out chaff

Andrew McFadden has been coaching the Warriors a week but has already put the whole team on notice.

Chaos descends at Cup semi-final

Andre Gomes Ten players were booked, two sent off, both coaches were dismissed and fans ran on to the pitch as Benfica beat Porto.

Palace dent Everton hopes

Crystal Palace dented Everton's hopes of Champions League football next season following a 3-2 away win.

Real beat Barca in cup final

Riera goes pro

City's Premier League hopes hit

Manchester City's hopes of winning the Premier League took a big hit with a 2-2 draw at home to last-place Sunderland.

Saints pray for atonement

Wellington Saints generic Revenge is on the agenda for the Wellington Saints tonight.

Gruber a perfect replacement

Southland Sharks coach Paul Henare has given new import Dave Gruber a big pass mark, saying the ease with which he has fitted into the squad has been astonishing.

Clippers get record victory

Breakers vow to improve

Taranaki face Giant challenge

The Taranaki Mountain Airs face an uphill battle against the Nelson Giants in New Plymouth.

New playoff format at Sawgrass

Island green The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing holes at the TPC Sawgrass.

Australian Day out three weeks

Jason Day's troublesome left thumb has been placed in a cast as he tries to efficiently overcome his injury-plagued start to the year.

McIlroy scores top 10 spot

Watson claims Masters glory

The ultimate respect

For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits.

Forsyth enjoying the Magic ride

Netball generic strap Margaret Forsyth knows there's some sacrifices in order to steer the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic to this year's trans-Tasman league title.

Langman first to reach milestone

Laura Langman will become the first player in the trans-Tasman league to play 100 games.

Pulse gaining momentum

Fowler-Reid retains Golden Bib award

Marking Fowler-Reid tall order

Tactix goalkeep Jane Watson is ready to embrace one of netball's toughest challenges - containing Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid.

Success for Diyas at last

Zarina Diyas Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan reached her first WTA quarterfinals in two years by defeating Giulia Gatto-Monticone.

Federer may skip French Open

Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments - including possibly the French Open - when his wife gives birth again.

Easy win for Djokovic

Pliskova makes winning start

Federer romps into third round

Roger Federer eased into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating veteran Radek Stepanek in 52 minutes.

Rosberg out to spoil hat-trick

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton can chalk up three wins in a row for the first time in his F1 career but team-mate Nico Rosberg will be doing all he can to deny him.

Drifting attracts new breed

Ask a V8 Supercar driver where he got his start on the motor racing ladder and more often than not the answer will be karts.

McLaughlin eyeing Nascar

Ricciardo loses GP appeal

F1 on the right track

Formula One is on the right track with its new V6 turbo engines and the governing body can ignore criticism.

Ground to make up

Andrea Hewitt The New Zealand triathlon team will have their work cut out for them to get medals in Glasgow.

Ice Blacks successful in Spain

The Ice Blacks, New Zealand's national men's ice hockey team, will remain in Division II Group B next year.

Sluggish AFL ticket sales

Stone aims to make ripples

Cycling, triathlon teams named

The NZOC has named the teams to represent New Zealand in track cycling and triathlon at the Commonwealth Games.

Easter Cup stuggles for numbers

terror to love The future of one of New Zealand's time-honoured two mile events will become doubtful if it continues to struggle to gain numbers.

Rest can wait for Master Lavros

Mark Jones has decided against resting his brilliant trotter Master Lavros.

Warriors owners battle it out

Phone app rings in recovery

Natuzzi wins in Melbourne

Wingatui trainer Paul Richards had his most valuable training win when Natuzzi triumphed in the $A100,000 Pink Ribbon Cup at Caulfield last weekend.

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