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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won plaudits for his aggressive tactics throughout the World Cup.

OPINION: Cricket writer Jonathan Millmow runs his eye over New Zealand's players at the World Cup.

Don't listen to 'em, Warnie

OPINION: Australian cricket, it seems, has now been fully restored to its former glory, writes Andrew Webster.

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cricket world cup

Coarse tongues stain CWC final video

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Daniel Vettori of New Zealand is dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

OPINION: Daniel Vettori deserved a salute; he got a gobful. Australia may be world champions, but they are not the best sports.

Elliott performed perfectly 

Australians pick on supposed weak links, not that Black Caps hero Grant Elliott is anything of the sort.

Black Caps players celebrate dismissing Australia batsman Aaron Finch in the Cricket World Cup final.

NZ dominate British accolades

Black Caps shine in their "Stadium of Four Million" earning media plaudits from the home of cricket.

rugby

Kaino re-signs with NZ Rugby

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 31:  Jerome Kaino (L) and New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew (R) during a Blues Super Rugby press conference at Unitec on March 31, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Jerome Kaino today announced that he has committed himself for the next three years to New Zealand Rugby, the Blues and Auckland Rugby.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Blues captain gets sabbatical option and becomes the first All Black to commit to until end of 2018.

NZ under 20 squad named 

5:51 PM  Coach Scott Robertson has named a powerful squad for next month's Oceanias in Australia.

RULED OUT: Brodie Retallick is likely to miss the Chiefs' next three matches with a shoulder injury.

Who'll make way for Retallick?

5:45 PM  Fitting All Black Brodie Retallick into an in-form Chiefs second-row is a hard task. 

football

Hudson backs young guns to fire

Wellington teenager Clayton Lewis is expected to make his debut for the All Whites against South Korea.

All Whites coach wants his young players to make a case for selection in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Korea.

Kane set for first England start

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will make his first England start in a friendly with Italy, says Roy Hodgson.

Former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane has set his sights on managing Real Madrid in the future.

Zidane interested in Real job

France legend says he would be willing to become Real Madrid head coach although he's not in a hurry.

league

Henry to miss rest of season

Ben Henry of the Warriors tries to get past the Knights' Jarrod Mullen in round one of this year's NRL.

5:18 PM  Ben Henry has suffered a season-ending injury for the second time in less than two years.

Falloon, Robinson facing bans

Beau Falloon and Reece Robinson are set to miss two NRL games each for dangerous throws.

during the round four NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 30, 2015 in Townsville, Australia.

Cowboys down the Storm

Johnathan Thurston stole a desperately needed win for North Queensland in a golden point thriller.

basketball

Big Kiwi coming up big for OKC

Kiwi centre Steven Adams bagged yet another double-double for the Thunder in their victory over the Suns.

Another double-double and team-high minutes for Steven Adams as his Thunder down Phoenix.

Back for another NBL shot

It's a long way from the bright lights of Bollywood to the backwaters of the Otara Rec Centre.

110514 SPORT Andy Jackson / Taranaki Daily News.   NBL, National League Basketball, Taranaki Mountainairs V Super City Rangers at TSB Stadium in New Plymouth.  Suleiman Braimoh

Braimoh snubs Mountain Airs

A standout for Taranaki in the 2014 NZ NBL, big man suiting up for Hawke's Bay this season.

golf

Woods drops out of world top 100

Tiger Woods watches a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in January.

Golf great falls out of the sport's top 100 players for the first time in 19 years.

Ko still No 1 after strong finish

Lydia Ko finishes three shots off the pace in third at the Kia Classic in California.

Manawatu golfer Josh Munn with the trophy for the equal low score at the New Zealand amateur strokeplay championships at Paraparaumu Beach.

25kg trophy one too many

Josh Munn wins his share of golf trophies, but the 1m tall, 25kg Te Mana A Toi was one too many.

netball

Ferns confirm Christchurch test

New Zealand's Catherine Latu and Australia's Julie Corletto will lock horns in Christchurch in October.

The Silver Ferns are poised to return to Christchurch in October for the first time since 2012.

Geitz celebrates 100th with win

Queensland Firebirds skipper steps up in tense milestone match to claim thrilling 51-47 win over Swifts.

Irene Van Dyk competes against Leana De Bruin. Pulse v Magic, ANZ Championship, TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, New Zealand. Monday 30 March 2015. Copyright Photo: Mark Tantrum/www.Photosport.co.nz

Pulse show some Magic in win

Central Pulse on form in impressive 49-38 win over the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in Wellington.

tennis

Djokovic, Nishikori reach last 16

World No 1 Novak Djokovic hits a backhand during his 6-0 7-5 win over Steve Darcis at the Miami Open.

Defending champion powers into the last 16 of the Miami Open along with Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic.

Nadal knocked out in Miami

A struggling Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Miami Open in the third round, losing to Fernando Verdasco.

Tennis world No 3 Rafael Nadal.

Nadal worries he's lost his edge

Top tennis player wonders about letting his nerves get to him in the big moments of matches.

motorsport

Vettel - 'echoes of Schumacher'

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang.

OPINION: Four-time F1 world champion's Malaysian GP win Schumacher-esque, former F1 racer David Coulthard says.

Verstappen sets F1 record

Dutch teen becomes the youngest driver to win F1 points after finishing seventh at Malaysian Grand Prix.

xxxx during the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on March 29, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Vettel wins Malaysian GP

Sebastian Vettel showed again that form is temporary and class permanent in winning the Malaysian GP.

other sports

Ainslie defends boat changes

Ben Ainslie hopes to win the America's Cup for his British team at the 2017 event in Bermuda.

British America’s Cup boss has hit out at Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa's resistance to downscaling boat sizes.

Wells defends junior world title

Wanaka freeskier excels in tougher than expected conditions to claim junior world champs gold.

America's Cup boss New Zealander Sir Russell Coutts.

Coutts: Small cats entice teams

America's Cup boss Russell Coutts wants smaller boats in a bid to boost competitiveness for the Auld Mug in Bermuda.

racing

Volkstok'n'barrell tipped to shine

Craig Williams rides Kiwi galloper Volkstok'n'barrell to win the Rosehill Guineas in Sydney.

New Zealand galloper Volkstok'n'barrell is expected to firm in the market for Saturday's $2m Australian Derby after a favourable barrier draw.

Marky Mark wins big

Brendan Lindsay's charge strides to decisive win in Group I Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes at Awapuni.

Veteran jockey Noel Harris at Ellerslie Racecourse.

Harris riding to win - at 60

Veteran jockey will be world's oldest winner in a Group One race should he win at Waikato event.

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