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Outplayed when it really counted video

Daniel Vettori can only look on as Australia bat their way to glory.

OPINION: New Zealand's worst nightmare realised as the World Cup final is reduced to a fizzer.

Cup built on Aussie pace 

OPINION: Without question, this was a World Cup built upon the efforts of Australian pace bowling.

Moments that made us proud

All about future for All Whites

cricket world cup

B-Mac signs off with class

Brendon McCullum walks past the Cricket World Cup trophy after a hard night at the MCG.

OPINION: Overseas media break into a round of applause for the skipper of the Cup, it's BMac's last stand.

Five key CWC final moments

12 min ago  A breakdown of the moments that set up a match to remember - or forget.

FEELING DOWN: Black Caps fans lament what might have been at the Auckland Cricket World Cup Fanzone at Britomart on Sunday.

10 ways to get over CWC pain video

11:53 AM  On a cricket downer? Here are 10 positives to battle the post-match blues.

rugby

Fiji beat NZ for Hong Kong title

during the USA Sevens Rugby tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium on February 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For the second tournament in a row, NZ have been beaten by Fiji in a Sevens Series final.

Rugby on the rise, record crowd

England's rugby cauldrons bubbling to boil for RWC after over 84,000 people watch a match at Wembley.

OUT TIL JUNE: England centre Manu Tuilagi.

Tuilagi out injured until June

England centre will miss rest of domestic season, but is hopeful of a return in time for the RWC.

football

Germany, Portugal back on track

Germany's Marco Reus, right, celebrates with team-mate  Mesut Ozil after scoring against Georgia in Tbilisi.

11:27 AM  Germany and Portugal earned important wins to boost their hopes of qualifying for the 2016 European Championships.

Ferns braced for USA cauldron

The Football Ferns are expecting a big atmosphere in St Louis for their clash with World No 2 side USA.

France striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates opening the scoring against Denmark in Saint-Etienne.

France beat Danes in friendly

12:05 PM  Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud earned a second-string French outfit a 2-0 win over Denmark.

league

NRL to consult experts over issue

Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs is led from the field with concussion during his side's round two match against the Roosters.

10:49 AM  NRL's head of football to speak with club medical officers as part of a review into league's concussion procedures.

Roosters thrash the Raiders

The Roosters racked up their third win from four games against Canberra on Sunday.

Warriors big bopper Ben Matulino charges forward during his side's loss to the Brisbane Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.

Warriors fall flat at home video

Uninspiring Warriors come close but suffer narrow loss to the Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium.

basketball

Frank back for another NBL shot

Casey Frank will play for the Supercity Rangers in the NBL.

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

Adams shines in OKC victory

Steven Adams continues strong form as the Thunder take fourth straight NBA win.

TOUGH DAY: Steven Adams had just four points and four rebounds as the Thunder were thumped 130-91 by San Antonio.

Big Kiwi's strong run ended

OKC Thunder hammered by San Antonio Spurs, with Steven Adams' run of four double-doubles halted.

golf

Kiwi Ko closes in on LPGA record

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko tees off at the second hole during her third round of the LPGA Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California.

Lydia Ko has extended her LPGA Tour under-par streak to 27 rounds at the Kia Classic in California.

Woods to fall outside top 100

Former world No 1 will drop outside the top 100 in the rankings next week for the first time in over 18 years.

American Jimmy Walker is the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season after clinching the Texas Open.

Walker wins Texas Open title

11:37 AM  Hometown hero becomes the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season with a four-stroke win.

netball

Mystics seal late win over Steel

Maria Tutaia put in a strong performance for the Mystics.

The Mystics earn a hard-fought 57-52 win over the Southern Steel at Trusts Arena.

Henry's passion Pulse's key

The Central Pulse lost to Northern Mystics but you couldn't lay the blame on the wing defence.

Leana de Bruin of the Magic competes for the ball against Gemma Hazeldine of the Tactix. 2015 ANZ Championship, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic v Canterbury Tactix, Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Winning 'defeat' wake-up call

The Magic are gunning for back-to-back wins but are carrying frustration from their latest outing.

tennis

Murray closes in on record win

ON 499: Andy Murray is one win away from his 500th on the ATP Tour.

10:51 AM  Scottish tennis star just one win away from a British record in the open era.

Serena hopes to manage pain

Serena Williams practised for the first time since a knee injury forced her to withdraw last week.

MAIDEN WIN: Chung Hyeon stretches to play a forehand against Marcel Granollers during his first round victory at the Miami Open, his first win at ATP Tour level.

Chung gets maiden Tour win

South Korean teen wins his first ATP Tour-level match at the Miami Open, stunning Marcel Granollers.

motorsport

Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix

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

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

Dixon finishes down the field

11:23 AM  Kiwi racer finishes a disappointing 15th in the first race of the IndyCar season.

F1 TEEN STAR: Max Verstappen.

Verstappen sets F1 record

11:10 AM  Dutch teen becomes the youngest driver to win F1 points after finishing seventh at Malaysian Grand Prix.

other sports

Barker upstaged by ex-team-mate

Dean Barker's new Russian team finished second overall to Nico Poons' Charisma from Monaco in the  RC44 Valletta Cup.

Dean Barker had to settle for second behind his old Team New Zealand tactician Ray Davies at the RC44 Valletta Cup in Malta.

Brownlee on form in Auckland

Jonathan Brownlee has broken Javier Gomez's stranglehold on Auckland's World Series triathlon.

Kiwi Jacko Gill lets it rip during the shot put final at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane.

Cracking shot as Gill throws PB

13 min ago  Shot put prodigy steps out of rival Tom Walsh's shadow with a personal best in Brisbane.

racing

Marky Mark wins big at Awapuni

Marky Mark clinches victory in the Group I Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes.

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

Lindsay looks for more success

You can take the boy out of Wellington, but you can't take Wellington out of the boy.

James McDonald capped a great day at Rosehill by winning The BMW aboard Hartnell.

McDonald rides to BMW win

James McDonald capped a great day at Rosehill by winning The BMW aboard Hartnell. 

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