Four new caps for All Blacks

Blues wing George Moala will make his All Blacks debut against Samoa in Apia on Wednesday.

George Moala, Nepo Laulala, Brad Weber and Charlie Ngatai in line for test debuts against Samoa.

McKinnon rage over replay video

Kurt Gidley walks wheelchair-bound Alex McKinnon onto the ground in July 2014 in a tribute game for prop left paralysed by a dangerous tackle earlier in the year.

7:31 AM  NRL player left paralysed by bad tackle blasts opponents after watching it on TV for the first time.

'Senior Canes deserved better'

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara makes a break during the Super Rugby final against the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium.

Hurricanes No 9 feels for senior players after last chance for a Super Rugby title eluded them.

'Cannibal' lifter sent home

Douglas Sekone-Fraser in 2011.

A Kiwi exits the Pacific Games after apparently calling PNG locals "cannibals".

Safe as Banks, Marty does biz

Super sub Marty Banks of the Highlanders makes a break during the Super Rugby final.

Third-time lucky for Highlanders reserve first-five, whose "off the cuff" drop goal sealed the deal on Saturday.

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opinion

Weight of history beats Canes

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Hurricanes Beauden Barrett, James Marshall, Conrad Smith and TJ Prenara watch on during the Super 15 rugby trophy presentation, after the Highlanders beat the Hurricanes 21-14 at Westpac Stadium.

OPINION: The Hurricanes fluffed their lines on the big stage, leaving a familiar feeling in the capital.

Landers comeback kings gallery video

OPINION: Highlanders deserving winners in a Super Rugby game worthy of the occasion.

Playmakers still exposed

A Super final for the ages video

cricket

Mathews steadies wobbling SL

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews showed his grit in hitting an unbeaten 77 in the second innings of the third test against Pakistan.

8:49 AM  Sri Lanka captain hits an unbeaten 77 to help his team into a strong position in the Pakistan series-deciding test.

Harris retires from all cricket

Aussie Ryan Harris has drawn a sudden curtain on his career after scans on an injured knee.

Controversial Australia cricketer David Warner fields as rising England star Joe Root bats in the 2013 Ashes series.

Warner excuse 'ridiculous'

Baby-faced England batsman Joe Root hits back over Aussie opener's attempt to take the moral high ground.

rugby

Four new caps for All Blacks

Blues wing George Moala will make his All Blacks debut against Samoa in Apia on Wednesday.

George Moala, Nepo Laulala, Brad Weber and Charlie Ngatai in line for test debuts against Samoa.

Safe as Banks, Marty does biz

Third-time lucky for Highlanders reserve first-five, whose "off the cuff" drop goal sealed the deal on Saturday.

Samoa Rugby Union chairman, His Excellency Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, will fight wealthy clubs to ensure Samoa players are made available for international rugby.

Samoa PM fights for players

As the ABs focus on a rugby wrestle in Apia, Samoa fights with foreign clubs to release their players.

football

Cheeky penalty wins Copa video

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the winning penalty in a shootout for the Copa America.

Dinky Alexis Sanchez penalty in a shootout nets Chile victory over Argentina in Copa America final.

Lionesses roar for third

England claim first-ever win over Germany to secure third-place finish at the Women's Football World Cup.

Monty Patterson scored in the Oly-Whites' win over Papua New Guinea at the Pacifc Games tournament.

Oly Whites progress to last four

New Zealand under-23 men's football team grind out hard-fought 1-0 win over Papua New Guinea.

league

McKinnon rage over replay video

Kurt Gidley walks wheelchair-bound Alex McKinnon onto the ground in July 2014 in a tribute game for prop left paralysed by a dangerous tackle earlier in the year.

7:31 AM  NRL player left paralysed by bad tackle blasts opponents after watching it on TV for the first time.

Kiwis should follow All Blacks

Samoan PM Tuilaepa Sa'lele Malielegaoi would welcome Kiwis playing a rugby league test in his island nation.

Steve Matai of the Sea Eagles scores a try in routine win over the Sharks.

Manly off bottom of NRL table

Manly Sea Eagles too strong for Cronulla Sharks in 28-16 NRL win at Brookvale Oval.

basketball

Southland Sharks NBL champions

Kevin Braswell of the Sharks drives to the hoop during the National Basketball League grand final.

Southland Sharks beat Wellington Saints to be crowned NBL champions.

Sharks reach NBL final

The Southland Sharks reached the NBL final with a 95-80 semifinal win over the Supercity Rangers

Saints guard Lindsay Tait was at his charismatic best against the Nelson Giants.

Saints slay Giants to reach final

The Wellington Saints have beaten the Nelson Giants 97-85 to progress to the NBL final.

golf

Wiesberger wins French Open

Austrian golfer Bernd Wiesberger has won the French Open at Le National in Paris.

8:56 AM  Austrian golfer claims his first European Tour win since 2012 with a three-stroke victory in Paris.

Lee one shot off the lead

Kiwi No 1 golfer in contention for a PGA Tour event title win with one round to go at Greenbrier Classic.

Tiger Woods is struggling to find consistent form on his comeback from injury.

Faldo writes off Woods

9 min ago  Golf great no chance at British Open as swing continues to falter under pressure, former champ says.

netball

Ferns reluctant to push back

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Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic's Casey Kopua

Casey Kopua says NZ prefer to defend in zones while the Diamonds are on your body all the time.

Mes commits to Tactix

Boost for Christchurch-based trans-Tasman league netball team as Silver Ferns attacker signs on for 2016 season.

Storm Purvis is among six players to re-sign with the Southern Steel for the next trans-Tasman league season.

Steel lock in six more players

Southern franchise re-signs core of its 2015 team with six more players committing for next trans-Tasman season.

tennis

Murray's '90 kilo man' massage

British tennis star Andy Murray is given a massage on court during his third round win over Andreas Seppi.

In a match of Wimbledon massage gamesmanship, Briton prevails, though admits "it's not very pleasant".

Tomic dumped over outburst

Australia tennis player kicked off Davis Cup team after showing disrespect to great Pat Rafter.

Grasscourt maestro Roger Federer showed his class in beating Australian challenge Sam Groth in four sets to reach the Wimbledon last 16.

Federer dodges Groth bullets

Grasscourt tennis master swats off challenge of Australian's 225kmh serves to reach Wimbledon last 16.

motorsport

Hamilton wins British GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton kisses the trophy claimed after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

8:07 AM  Mercedes one-two finish as Formula One world champ defends his Silverstone crown.

Red Bull - Aston Martin team?

Aston Martin offer to come on board with Red Bull Racing from the 2016 season.

New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon has finished Rally Poland in fourth place.

Rally Poland: Paddon fourth video

8:10 AM  NZ driver claims his second consecutive top five World Rally Championship finish for ninth overall.

other sports

Froome, Contador take control

Tinkoff-Saxo cyclist Alberto Contador rides out of Utrecht on day two of the Tour de France.

8:31 AM  Tour de France second day punctuated by crosswinds and crashes as veterans find position in three-week race.

NZ into world champs final

Black Sox hit their straps in victory over host Canada as they set sights on another gold medal.

Valerie Adams tastes defeat for the first time in five years, finishing second in the women's shot put at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Paris.

Adams unbeaten no more

Kiwi Olympic shot put champion's throws well off the pace as five years of glory come to an end in Paris.

racing

Farr and Phelan on fire

Emily Farr rode West End to perfection in the hurdles at Te Aroha on a day to remember.

Craig Phelan took four horses to Te Aroha and combined with Emily Farr for a 100 per cent strike rate.

Taurus shows bulldog spirit

Taurus isn't a big horse but Wanganui trainer Evan Rayner would love a few more just like him.

Sydney Racing. Rosehill Gardens. Tim Clark rides Sir Mako to win race 2, The TAB Place Multi Handicap, During Sydney racing at Rosehill Gardens. 4th July, 2015
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Sir Mako does job in Sydney

Dan O'Leary's progressive stayer Sir Mako won an $85,000 race for Chris Waller at Rosehill.

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