Kaino to go under the knife video

Rugged Blues loose forward Jerome Kaino has collected an untimely knee injury.

7 min ago  Blues star likely to out for six weeks owing to surgery, putting his ABs place in doubt for the Lions tour.

Black Cap pleads guilty

Cricketer Doug Bracewell has pleaded guilty to driving with breath alcohol more than three-time the legal limit. (File photo)

12 min ago  Doug Bracewell admits to drink driving, saying he "stuffed up and made an extremely bad call".

Team NZ's nose-dive scare video

Team New Zealand's America's Cup boat makes an unexpected nose-dive during a training session in Bermuda.

Big gust catches Kiwis unawares as they exit Bermuda harbour.

Sanchez cops a face full video

Alexis Sanchez clutches his face during Arsenal's win over Leicester City.

11:38 AM  Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez gets little sympathy for his antics at throw-in time against Leicester City.

Waratahs sink to all-time low

Hands on hips stuff for the Waratahs as they face a poor season of results and fan support in 2017.

Sydneysiders turning their backs on rugby as the worst home crowd turnout in Waratahs history is recorded.

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Will Chelsea do the double?

Chelsea are on the verge of winning the English league-cup double.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: The Blues are on the verge of winning the EPL and FA Cup double, but will they get there?

Big Bash or bust for Nine

Kerry Packer fought hard for Nine to get cricket broadcast rights in the 1970s.

ANALYSIS: It's the news no one at Cricket Australia expected after raking in TV riches for 40 years.

Bennett defends NRL bunker

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett believes fewer complaints should be made about  the NRL bunker.

The veteran coach says fewer mistakes are being made in officiating.

Washington cut by Giants

Inconsistent effort has seen Curtis Washington cut by the Nelson Giants.

Curtis Washington has been cut from the Nelson Giants' NBL team.

Spurs keep title hopes alive

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring the winner against Crystal Palace.

Christian Eriksen's winner ensured Chelsea stay on the heels of Chelsea.

Barton hits out after ban

Burnley's Joey Barton says the FA needs to look at its own dependence on gambling companies.

The veteran midfielder questions footballs ties with gambling.

Arrests in UK football fraud probe

West Ham's offices at the London Olympic stadium were among those raided.

"Several" people working in British professional football arrested on suspicion of tax fraud.

Snow puts a hold on cricket, seriously

Snow blankets the Headingley ground in Leeds, where the match between the Yorkshire and Lancashire second XIs was being ...

For once, something other than rain forces the abandonment of an English cricket match.

Pay cut for Parker

Razvan Cojanu and Joseph Parker off during a press conference ahead of the WBO world heavyweight championship boxing ...

Kiwi boxer to be hit in pocket as economic realities of downsizing title fight in Auckland hit home.

Meninga wary of dangerous Kiwis

Kieran Foran has an outstanding record for New Zealand in recent tests against Australia.

The NZ Warriors quartet are expected to form the basis of the Kiwis line-up.

History shows Jordie a must

Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett puts a fend on Blues midfielder Rieko Ioane at Eden Park.

OPINION: Hurricanes fullback ready to face the Lions as an All Black, writes Paul Cully.

Roar, Wanderers out of ACL

Western Sydney Wanderers suffered their biggest loss in the Asian Champions League.

Goalkeeper injured as Brisbane Roar eliminated from Asian Champions League in Thailand.

Pregnancy reveal 'an accident'

Tennis star Serena Williams says she didn't mean to announce her pregnancy via Snapchat.

Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy news, but hit the wrong button on Snapchat.

Joseph Parker's friend now his foe

Razvan Cojanu and Joseph Parker square off during their press conference in Auckland ahead of next week's WBO world ...

WBO champ has boxed 100 rounds with his new opponent but feels he doesn't know the real Razvan Cojanu.

AOC submits to review

AOC President John Coates.

AOC will submit to an independent review of workplace practices prompted by complaints by former staff.

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Will Chelsea do the double?

Chelsea are on the verge of winning the English league-cup double.

10:54 AM  HEAD-TO-HEAD: The Blues are on the verge of winning the EPL and FA Cup double, but will they get there?

FitzSimons: Buy, sell or hold

OPINION: NRL, A-League, rugby union - what's hot or not for your Aussie sporting investment portfolio.

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Rugby

Lions tour length to be cut

The British and Irish Lions, led by Sam Warburton and Warren Gatland, will no longer make 10-match tours after their ...

Pressure brought to bear by English clubs to cut Lions tours by two matches.

Mexted: Provinces better for Lions

Former All Blacks No 8 Murray Mexted wants the Lions to play the provinces.

British and Irish Lions should be playing the provinces, not Super Rugby teams, ex-AB says.

White: Pick Boks from overseas

Springboks coach Jake White and wonder wing Bryan Habana, 2007 World Cup winners, continued their winning ways in the ...

An offshore South African XV would beat the current Springboks, World Cup winning coach says.

History shows Jordie a must

Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett puts a fend on Blues midfielder Rieko Ioane at Eden Park.

OPINION: Hurricanes fullback ready to face the Lions as an All Black, writes Paul Cully.

Cricket

Nine no certainty for cricket

Channel Nine cricket commentator Ian Healy.

Australian TV network urged to ditch cricket broadcasts owing to annual $43m losses on it.

Pakistan take series lead

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq unleashed with consecutive sixes to claim victory over West Indies in the first test.

West Indies walloped in Jamaica as Misbah seals the deal with consecutive sixes.

Lara wants every test a winner

Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara pictured in 2006 on a tour of New Zealand.

Former Windies star says having a winner in every test match could arrest dwindling crowd numbers.

Wagner's grace after clash

Middlesex batsman John Simpson is accidentally flattened by Neil Wagner.

Neil Wagner shows sportsmanship after an unfortunate collision in a county match.

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Kaino to go under the knife

Blues star likely to out for six weeks owing to surgery, putting his ABs place in doubt for the Lions tour.

Football

Roar, Wanderers out of ACL

Western Sydney Wanderers suffered their biggest loss in the Asian Champions League.

Goalkeeper injured as Brisbane Roar eliminated from Asian Champions League in Thailand.

Nix not signing Pearce

England's manager Stuart Pearce shouts to his team during their international friendly soccer match against Holland at ...

Ex-England star Stuart Pearce won't be coaching the Wellington Phoenix.

Adelaide snatch late draw

Baba Diawara of Adelaide United celebrates his 91st-minute equalising goal against Gamba Osaka.

‚ÄčAdelaide United twice come from behind against Gamba Osaka to record stunning ACL draw.

Minnows battle for Chatham Cup glory

Logan Raynel, Chris Walker and Dayne Willemsen on the attack for Matamata Swifts in their thrilling 5-4 extra time ...

The stage is set for the Chatham Cup in 2017 after the preliminary round was completed on Anzac Day.

League

Meninga wary of dangerous Kiwis

Kieran Foran has an outstanding record for New Zealand in recent tests against Australia.

The NZ Warriors quartet are expected to form the basis of the Kiwis line-up.

Reynolds turns tiger

Bulldogs playmaker Josh Reynolds is leaving the club to join Wests Tigers.

Josh Reynolds to join Ben Matulino at Wests Tigers.

Slater left out but still in mix

Billy Slater has just missed out on Kangaroos selection but is still in consideration for the World Cup.

Meninga opts for Darius Boyd, but says Billy Slater still has a future at international level.

Six debutants in Kiwi Ferns

The Kiwi Ferns were victorious in last year';s Anzac test against the Jillaroos in Newcastle.

New head coach of NZ women's rugby league team includes number of fresh faces in squad for next week's Anzac test in Canberra.

Basketball

Westbrook stars but Thunder out

The ball is just out of reach for Steven Adams, who produced another solid defensive effort.

Houston Rockets advance as Steven Adams' and OKC Thunder's season ends.

Mills gets hot in Spurs' win

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills goes to the basket against the Memphis Grizzlies

A late three-point shooting clinic by Patty Mills has fired San Antonio to a home-court win over Memphis.

Frustration for Shark

Southland Sharks player Duane Bailey has been battling leg niggles through the first half of the 2017 NBL season.

Duane Bailey admits he has been well below his best to date in the 2017 National Basketball League season.

Prewster enjoying new challenge

Dion Prewster, in action here against Canterbury, has been stacking up the numbers for the Nelson Giants this season.

Dion Prewster looking for better returns ahead for Nelson Giants.

Golf

Golf moves against TV tide video

Lexi Thompson reacts after losing the ANA Inspiration after a TV viewer's phone call cost her a four-stroke penalty.

Pro golfers will no longer be held accountable to the "degree of precision" TV technology provides.

Chappell wins Texas Open

Kevin Chappell celebrates his win with his son Wyatt .

US golfer Kevin Chappell ended a frustrating run of near misses with his first PGA tour title, as Kiwi finishes down the field.

New caddie for Ko

Lydia Ko will team up with her 10th caddie, Peter Godfrey, since turning pro three years ago.

Yet another caddie for the Kiwi golfer as she looks to regain consistency.

Fox finishes well off the pace

As he finished his final round, Ryan Fox was in a tie for 51st at the Shenzhen International.

The Kiwi golfer's inconsistency haunted him all weekend in China on the latest stop of the European Tour

Netball

Steel too classy for Stars

The Stars had no answer to the Steel's Jhaniele Fowler-Reid on Wednesday night.

The Southern Steel steamrolled the Northern Stars 73-51 to remain unbeaten.

Losing 'stigma' huge barrier for Tactix

Former Silver Ferns captain Belinda Colling says the Tactix losing 'stigma' is a major issue for the franchise.

 Former Silver Ferns captain concerned about constant losing and lack of Canterbury netballers in Tactix.

Steel's 200km challenge

Southern Steel coach Reinga Bloxham.

Six players live in Invercargill and the other four in Dunedin, but it's no problems for the Southern Steel.

Tactix in strife

Netball Mainland board chairwoman Anne Marett says the retention and recruitment of players at the top level is a ...

There's no shortage of issues for the Tactix. Solutions must be found says Netball Mainland chairwoman.

Tennis

Pregnancy reveal 'an accident'

Tennis star Serena Williams says she didn't mean to announce her pregnancy via Snapchat.

Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy news, but hit the wrong button on Snapchat.

Sharapova 'nervous' over comeback

Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova returns to the sport after serving a 15-month ban for doping.

Tennis superstar's return comes at a cost to others as she claims wild card entries.

Mixed results for Kiwi tennis players

Marcus Daniell lost in the first of doubles in Barcelona, after battling through qualifying.

Marcus Daniell lost in Barcelona, while Rubin Statham won in Florida.

Serena slams Nastase's 'racist, sexist' jibes video

Serena Williams has launched a verbal volley, accusing Ilie Nastase of racist and sexist comments.

Serena Williams launches stinging attack on Ilie Nastase claiming he had racially abused her and her unborn baby.

Other sports

AOC submits to review

AOC President John Coates.

AOC will submit to an independent review of workplace practices prompted by complaints by former staff.

Young lion takes on old lion

Manny Pacquiao, left, and Jeff Horn face off during a press conference at Suncorp Stadium.

Manny Pacquiao says he'll be too quick for Jeff Horn.

Joseph Parker's friend now his foe

Razvan Cojanu and Joseph Parker square off during their press conference in Auckland ahead of next week's WBO world ...

WBO champ has boxed 100 rounds with his new opponent but feels he doesn't know the real Razvan Cojanu.

Musson and Brock square off

Ray Musson and Shay Brock will square off on Friday for NZ super-welterweight title in Auckland.

Ray Musson and Shay Brock will square off on Friday for NZ super-welterweight title in Auckland.

Motorsport

'Bizarre' speedway crash

Racers and track personnel rush to Daniel Jenkins after he tipped in a TQ race at the Ellesmere Speedway on Sunday.

An "unusual" injury for one race-goer as Ellesmere Speedway hosts historic event.

Paddon on 'maximum attack'

Hayden Paddon powers around a right hand bend on his way to victory at Rally Argentina last year.

Kiwi driver crystal clear what approach will be as he bids to kick-start World Rally Championship season in Argentina.

Grand Prix venue decided

Manfeild Chief executive Julie Keane says the Feilding venue is committed to growing the New Zealand Grand Prix.

Manfeild fights off two other venues to keep the New Zealand Grand Prix. 

Dixon frustrated with second

Scott Dixon lamented a lack of pace from restarts as likely costing him the win.

Kiwi IndyCar driver laments restarts after press for rare victory in Alabama comes up just short.

Racing

Shinn, Lee brothers in-form

Gordon Lee with Ascot Park candidates Seaswift Joy, left, Art Exhibit and Royal Counsel.

Southland's biggest harness racing meeting of the season will be held at Ascot Park on Sunday.

Pokie scheme 'netted $1m a year'

Michael Joseph O'Brien was allegedly at the centre of a pokie machine grants scam.

Crown alleges true control was concealed to deceive gambling authorities.

Jockeys given all clear

Zy Nor Azman was released from hospital after he was cleared of serious injury.

Jockeys escape serious injury after nasty race fall.

Colgan out for five days

Vinnie Colgan was suspended by race day stewards at Avondale's Anzac meeting.

Vinnie Colgan penalised for careless riding at Avondale.

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Bryant channels his inner Urkel video

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant has been working on some comedy involving fictional TV character Steve Urkel.

Retired NBA star finding his feet after basketball in comedy, "Did I do that?"

NFL star's Happy Gilmore twitter war video

A fake movie villain has tried to take Aaron Rodgers down, for prioritising NFL over golf.

US quarterback argues about quitting golf with twitter account pretending to be Happy Gilmore movie villain.

Adams' season lives, dies with Russ

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams muscles up against the Houston Rockets.

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams says OKC's best chance is for Russell Westbrook to win the game on his own.

Flip throw to header to bicycle kick, goal video

A flip throw set up an incredible goal for the OKC Energy in the United Soccer League.

A football goal of the year contender as gymnastics and ball skills combine.

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