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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.

Super Rugby Power Rankings

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cricket world cup

McCullum takes top NZ award video

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum leads his team-mates into a warm post-World Cup welcome at The Cloud on Auckland's Queens wharf.

Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum named Cricketer of the Year at NZ Cricket Awards.

Mills calls time on career

Black Caps pace bowler Kyle Mills retires from all forms of cricket after an illustrious 17-year career.

Australia's Brad Haddin, left, and James Faulkner give Grant Elliott a "send-off" in the Cricket World Cup final.

Haddin sorry for drunken rant

Aussie wicketkeeper says sorry for a drunken radio interview in which he justified sledging of Black Caps.

rugby

Coles out for four to five weeks

All Blacks and Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles is out for anopther four to five weeks with his injured elbow.

ABs and Canes hooker avoids elbow surgery, but still out for another four to five weeks of Super Rugby.

Big guns back for Hurricanes

ABs Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks return to starting side for match against Stormers.

EXPERIENCE: The Blues' All Black prop Tony Woodcock in action against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein last weekend.

Woodcock out with concussion

All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock has been ruled out of the Blues' clash with the Chiefs due to concussion.

football

'Baby Whites' beaten by late goal video

All Whites captain Chris Wood competes for possession with South Korea's Han Kyo-Won.

Fresh-faced All Whites side give Asian Cup runners-up South Korea an almighty scare in 1-0 loss.

Hudson praises All Whites video

All Whites coach Anthony Hudson full of praise for youthful side, describing effort as 'quite outstanding'.

Andros Townsend shows his delight after scoring a late leveller for England in a 1-1 draw with Italy in Turin.

England and Italy share spoils

England substitute Andros Townsend fired home a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin.

league

McFadden: Tomkins is staying put

Sam Tomkins is 'very happy' at the Warriors, says coach Andrew McFadden.

Warriors coach insists star English fullback isn’t going anywhere after rumours he's homesick.

Souths say let Auva'a play

South Sydney coach says Kirisome Auva'a has done enough to earn a reprieve from his NRL ban.

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

Henry to miss rest of season

New Zealand Warriors backrower suffers season-ending injury for the second time in less than two years.

basketball

Sharks make a winning start 

Tai Wesley of the Sharks takes a shot against the Jets.

Southand Sharks put in cohesive performance for a 100-74 win over the Manawatu Jets.

Henare wants winning end video

Paul Henare didn't want this to be his final season in Southland, but he's determined to go out strong.

The Saints celebrate their win during a NBL Finals - Saints vs Hawks basketball game at the TSB Arena in Wellington on Saturday the 5th of July 2014

Saints chase repeat

Can the Wellington Saints repeat as NBL champions? Will Jeff Green's return to coaching result in a title?

golf

Super-composed Ko cruising along

Lydia Ko is all smiles as she walks down the 18th fairway during her second round at the NZ Women's Open in Christchurch.

Ahead of latest major, coach of Kiwi world No 1 Lydia Ko marvels at calm demeanour.

Woods drops out of top 100

American golfing great Tiger Woods falls out of the sport's top 100 players for the first time in 19 years.

Former World No 1 Tiger Woods has plummeted to 104th in the world after a disastrous year on the PGA Tour.

Woods on track for Masters

Former world No 1 Tiger Woods looks set to play in next week's Masters after a practice round at Augusta.

netball

Fellowes takes a shot at Steel

11122014 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. Tactix Netball new recruit Demelza Fellowes tgets some hadling skills practice at the New Zealand High Performance centre at Jellie Park.

Tactix defender lights fuse for spicy South Island derby, labelling Steel star shooter a one-trick pony.

Ferns confirm Christchurch test

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

JULIE FITZGERALD: "That's the thing with young players. They're capable of doing great things but getting them to back up week in, week out, against the quality opposition we've been playing is the difficult thing."

Magic chasing consistency

After two wins and three losses to start season, coach says inexperience playing a part for her team.

tennis

Murray bags 500th career win

Andy Murray poses with a cake presented to him after defeating Kevin Anderson for his 500th ATP career win at the Miami Open.

Scot brings up career milestone career, beating Kevin Anderson to move into quarters in Miami.

McEnroe to call his own lines

Volatile tennis legend to call his own lines in match against American rival James Blake.

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

Djokovic, Nishikori advance

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

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

Team NZ vow to fight after vote

Grant Dalton and Team NZ have been dealt a blow with Auckland ruled out of the running to host the America's Cup challenger series.

Fight on to retain America’s Cup challengers series in Auckland after teams vote on changes.

Boxing legend picks Pacquiao

Muhammad Ali backing Manny Pacquiao to beat Floyd Mayweather when the two stars collide on May 2.

Kiwi newcomer Ricardo Christie finished third in the opening round heat won by multiple world champ Kelly Slater at the World Surf League's second stop at Bells Beach.

Slater shows Kiwi how it's done

11-times world champ dominates Ricardo christie's heat on World Surf League second stop at Bells Beach.

racing

Rainy Randwick could aid Kiwis

Will they fight out the Australian Derby too? Mongolian Khan beating Volkstok'n'barrell in the NZ Derby.

The rain at Randwick track this week could play into the hands of the Kiwis in Saturday's Australian Derby.

Diamond One aids Anderton

Claire Anderton and The Diamond One have a Te Aroha Group I mission in sight.

ACROSS THE LINE: Courtney Barnes rides Include to victory in the South Island Breeders' Stakes.

Include camp backing Barnes

Apprentice jockey Courtney Barnes seeking win in first Group I ride aboard regular mount Include.

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