Haddin offers apology of sorts

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

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

Bright future for Black Caps

Nevill eyeing Haddin's spot

Good, bad and ugly of CWC

Black Caps get hero's welcome

Baum: Sledging stains CWC

Big guns back for Hurricanes

Julian Savea, right, is one of the three All Blacks back in the Hurricanes starting side for their clash against the Stormers, where Ma'a Nonu is set to bring up 150 Super Rugby games.

12:56 PM  ABs Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks return to starting side for match against Stormers.

Hudson hails All Whites video

New Zealand's Tyler Boyd, left, and Chris Wood challenge South Korea's Kwak Tae-hwi for the ball in Seoul.

All Whites coach full of praise for his young side, describing performance in South Korea as 'quite outstanding'.

Woods on track for Masters

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

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

Ko continues to draw praise

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 the latest LPGA Tour major, coach of Kiwi world No 1 Lydia Ko marvels at her calm demeanour.

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opinion

How the Black Caps rated gallery

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

Ref review: Rules unclear video

cricket world cup

Haddin sorry for drunken rant

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

AAussie wicketkeeper says sorry for a drunken radio interview in which he justified sledging of Black Caps during World Cup final.

Nevill eyeing Haddin's role

Peter Nevill has one eye on being Brad Haddin's long-term successor with the gloves after Australia test callup.

Daniel Vettori, right, believes the Black Caps have a bright future after their strong showing at the World Cup.

NZ veterans tip bright future video

Retiring Black Caps legends Shane Bond and Daniel Vettori forecast 'golden age of New Zealand cricket'.

rugby

Big guns back for Hurricanes

Julian Savea, right, is one of the three All Blacks back in the Hurricanes starting side for their clash against the Stormers, where Ma'a Nonu is set to bring up 150 Super Rugby games.

12:56 PM  ABs Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks return to starting side for match against Stormers.

Reds coach bullish on finals

12:29 PM  Reds coach Richard Graham is keeping the faith in his players' ability to turn around their disastrous start.

All Blacks utility back Charles Piutau has signed a two-year deal with Irish club Ulster.

Piutau to join Ulster after RWC

ABs utility drops bombshell by signing two-year deal with Ulster thought to be worth close to $1 million a season.

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

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.

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

Sinfield to switch to rugby

Kevin Sinfield will switch codes after agreeing to an 18-month deal with an English second-tier rugby club.

Daly Cherry-Evans and the struggling Sea Eagles will be hoping to get their season back on track in Albury against the Raiders.

Battling Manly hit the road

Sea Eagles banking on old fashioned road trip to Albury to right ailing ship against Canberra.

basketball

Saints chase repeat; Green history

The Wellington Saints claimed the club's eighth NBL title in 2014 but have undergone significant changes in the off-season.

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

Rams gunning for finals

New Canterbury Rams coach expects they'll need to win 11 or 12 of 18 NBL games to make the playoffs.

New Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare is about to start his final season with the Southland Sharks.

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.

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 record-breaking Kiwi world No 1 marvels at calm demeanour.

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.

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

Woods drops out of top 100

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

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.

1:12 PM  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

Slater shows Christie how it's done

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.

1:04 PM  11-times world champ dominates heat including Kiwi newcomer on World Surf League second stop at Bells Beach.

Ainslie defends boat changes

British America’s Cup boss hits out at Team NZ and Luna Rossa's resistance to downscaling boat sizes.

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will meet in Las Vegas on May 2 in the biggest fight in boxing history.

Boxing legend picks Pacquiao

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

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.

Star perks up for Harris

Pondorosa Miss continues to make progress ahead of the last major ride of jockey Noel Harris' career.

CONTENDER: Rising Romance will be chasing her second Australian Group I win in Saturday's BMW Stakes.

McDonald to ride Romance

Fresh five wins last weekend, champion Kiwi jockey will ride Rising Romance in Group II Chairman's Handicap.

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