Van Gisbergen 'stoked' with title video

Shane Van Gisbergen reacts on the podium after finishing in 3rd place and winning the Supercars drivers Championship.

Shane van Gisbergen achieves his lifetime goal after winning the 2016 Supercars title.

Williamson faces biggest test

Captain Kane Williamson tests out the SCG outfield during fielding practice.

Kane Williamson's 25th ODI as captain will be his first in charge in Australia.

Level playing field only at RWC

Beauden Barrett and Aaron Smith celebrate a try against an exhausted Welsh side in the third test in June.

OPINION: The Lions had better win the first test next year or they are facing a 3-0 whitewash.

Kiwis crash out in Dubai

New Zealand captain Scott Curry in action in Dubai.

NZ men's sevens team suffer embarrassing defeat to South Africa in quarters.

McGregor's shot at Floyd

Conor McGregor has hit back at the UFC's decision to strip him of the featherweight title.

UFC star says Mayweather is running scared and his not his only option in boxing.

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Rosberg's exit brings new era

Nico Rosberg celebrates after securing the F1 World Drivers Championship during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg's shock retirement was a bold and classy decision, explains David Coulthard.

Fox falls as Dodt leads

Ryan Fox fought back well after a horror start to his third round at Royal Pines.

Three bogeys in his first five holes prove costly for Kiwi golfer.

Aussie to target Williamson video

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson will be the key wicket, according to Steve Smith.

Steve Smith has declared Australia's intentions to target the NZ skipper during the Chappell-Hadlee series.

NBA coach Kerr admits marijuana use

Steve Kerr, pictured beside point guard Steph Curry, says he tried marijuana to alleviate back pain.

Warriors coach tried to alleviate back pain with marijuana.

The good the bad and the rugby

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 26:  Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks makes a break during the international rugby match ...

Sublime rugby, controversies aplenty, and some off-field shenanigans. It was an eventful year for the All Blacks.

Maxwell cops fine

Allrounder Glenn Maxwell has been fined for 'disrespectful' comments towards Australian team-mate Matthew Wade but is ...

 Captain Steve Smith takes dim view of Glenn Maxwell's disrespect of a team-mate.

Bond blitzes field

Rower Hamish Bond and cyclist George Bennett at Nelson Airport ahead of the Abel Tasman Cycle Classic.

A coffee overload fuelled Olympic rower turned cyclist Hamish Bond at the inaugural Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge.

Recap: Mariners v Wanderers

The Mariners have some skilled competition this week.

The Mariners and Wanderers are eyeing up the A-League top five - but first they must face each other.

Rosberg stuns Formula One

Formula One champion Nico Rosberg announced his retirement with the words: "I have climbed my mountain".

New champion Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula One.

Wellington crowned national champs

Wellington's Elton Nicholson's excellent form continued in the final when they beat Otago.

Wellington were simply too good for Otago as they dominated the interprovincial final.

Triples title to England

England's Jamie Walker (L), Andy Knapper and Rob Paxton with their triples gold medals.

England hold their nerve to win the first men's final at the World Bowls tournament in Christchurch.

Hunt targets return in 2017

UFC star Mark Hunt is flying over from Sydney to attend Joseph Parker's WBO title fight against Andy Ruiz.

Kiwi UFC star hopeful of fighting next year as he gets behind Parker's title bid.

Webster to play before court

Corey Webster has said he believes he can help his Breakers team when they take on Melbourne at Hisense on Sunday.

Breakers coach Paul Henare says embattled guard Corey Webster wants to help the team.

Kapiti's karate kid going places video

Karate kid Jacob Waugh.

Young karate champ inspired by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and, of course, his mum.

I got undressed for this?

Golfer JB Holmes finds that golf is not always a dignified sport.

Shoes off, pants rolled up, hit the ball, whoops!

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Reason: Test cricket is dying

The Black Caps take on Pakistan at Seddon Park in Hamilton in front of a sparse crowd.

OPINION: Test cricket will slowly drift off into oblivion unless we act now, writes Mark Reason.

Woods and Shakespearean pen

OPINION: Masses upon masses want Tiger to be great again. Like moths drawn to the bright light of history.

Do us a favour, Australia

Win for Wallabies would be one to remember

Rugby

Revenge for NZ sevens sisters

Sarah Goss lifts the Dubai Sevens trophy after New Zealand defeated Australia 17-5 in the final.

NZ women's sevens team avenge Rio Olympics gold medal match defeat.

New era for men's sevens

D J Forbes uses his fend in the win against Samoa at his record 80th sevens tournament.

Two wins and a loss to England for new NZ men's sevens coaching regime in Dubai.

Daughter pushes SBW to train

SBW's daughter Imaan showed some impressive strength to push her 108kg father.

Sonny Bill Williams has been doing some pre-season training, and so has his daughter.

Bromance not barbs video

Australia coach Michael Cheika says he'll welcome a catch up with Eddie Jones.

Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika may just be ready to end their feud over a beer.

Cricket

Comeback gets Lillee's nod

Pat Cummins has typically been used in shorter spells than Josh Hazlewood, often through the middle periods of innings.

Australian cricketing great guiding the return of talented but injury prone fast bowler.

Munro vows to swing hard

After bashing 108 not out for Auckland, Colin Munro is set for his first ODI since August 2015.

Auckland's pair of Colins become the Black Caps' dynamic duo.

Spirit get surprise second win

Natalie Dodd played a big hand in Northern Spirit's win over the Wellington Blaze.

The ND side chased down Wellington's total in their T20 encounter in Whangarei on Friday.

Openers star as Kings beat Thunder

Opener Chad Bowes hit 71 in his first Twenty20 appearance for Canterbury.

 Chad Bowes delivers again with the bat as Canterbury win.

Video

Van Gisbergen 'stoked' with title

Shane van Gisbergen achieves his lifetime goal after winning the 2016 Supercars title.

Football

Live: Melbourne v Roar

The Roar are going to have a tough match ahead of them.

Down one of their usual playmakers, Brisbane play the A-League's No 2 team in Melbourne.

'It's not fair' - Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is sent to the stands by referee Jonathan Moss.

Joe Mourinho alleges he is being singled out his touchline behaviour saw him punished.

Crash survivor 'will play again'

Brazilian footballer Helio Neto was one of just six survivors of the plane crash.

One of three surviving footballers from the Colombian air crash is doing well after leg surgery, his father says.

Bodies heading home video

Blankets bearing the crest of Brazilian team Chapecoense are placed on coffins holding the remains of the victims who ...

Dozens of hearses lining up transport coffins of those killed in Chapecoense plane crash.

League

Teeth left dangling after punch

Jonathan Lafaele Fidow appeared in the New Plymouth District Court facing one charge of injuring with the intent to injure.

It was meant to be a fun night, but this beach bonfire turned bloody.

Broncos NZ-inspired jersey

Alex Glenn helped design the NZ-inspired jersey for the Brisbane Broncos.

The Brisbane Broncos will look a little different at the NRL Nines in February.

Marshall to debut for Brisbane in England

Benji Marshall looks set to debut for Brisbane in February.

An injury to a fellow Kiwi has opened the door for Benji Marshall to make his Broncos debut.

Warriors launch Pasifika Youth Cup

Warriors recruitment and development manager Tony Iro.

Warriors boost development programme with new age-grade tournament.

Basketball

Webster to play before court date

Corey Webster has said he believes he can help his Breakers team when they take on Melbourne at Hisense on Sunday.

Breakers coach Paul Henare says embattled guard Corey Webster wants to help the team.

Breakers drop third straight

Breakers foreward Mika Vukona takes it to the hoop against the Illawarra Hawks at the NSEC.

Kiwi ANBL club sorely miss suspended Corey Webster as they fall at home to the Hawks.

Webster's alleged victim speaks

Breakers guard Corey Webster has been charged with assault after reports of a fight at an Auckland bar.

Man allegedly assaulted by Corey Webster says the NZ Breakers guard and his friends "just beat me up".

Unusual NBA postponement

The match between the Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings was postponed due to issues with the court.

"I've never seen anything like that before."

Golf

Fox falls as Dodt leads

Ryan Fox fought back well after a horror start to his third round at Royal Pines.

Three bogeys in his first five holes prove costly for Kiwi golfer.

Wellington crowned national champs

Wellington's Elton Nicholson's excellent form continued in the final when they beat Otago.

Wellington were simply too good for Otago as they dominated the interprovincial final.

Tiger Woods is back video

Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the third hole in round two of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

Golfing great Tiger Woods has roared into contention, with a blistering round in the Bahamas.

I got undressed for this?

Golfer JB Holmes finds that golf is not always a dignified sport.

Shoes off, pants rolled up, hit the ball, whoops!

Netball

Souness moves past major injury

Netballer Whitney Souness in action for Wellington last year, just days before her bad knee injury.

Porirua's Whitney Souness is ready to hit the ground running for the Pulse in next year's ANZ Netball Elite League.

Fowler-Reid leads Jamaica to victory

Southern Steel netball shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid helped Jamaica defeat England.

Southern Steel netball shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid helped Jamaica to an impressive 66-49 netball win over England.

Southern presence in NZ U21 squad

Abby Erwood, left, has made the NZ U21 netball squad.

Netball South is strongly represented in the New Zealand U21 squad.

Wanted: Netball South coach

Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew with CEO Lana Winders.

Do you have what it takes to coach the Netball South team in 2017?

Tennis

Tennis star outlines frustration video

United States tennis star Serena Williams.

"We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender."

Baghdatis returning to ASB Classic

Marcos Baghdatis is yet to win a match in Auckland.

Former Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis has joined the list of stars coming to Auckland.

Del Potro coming to Auckland video

Juan Martin del Potro will be back in Auckland after an eight-year absence.

Key figure in Argentina's Davis Cup triumph confirms his 2017 will begin with the ASB Classic.

Tennis great demands apology

John Newcombe with Dylan Alcott after he won the Newcombe Medal.

Tennis great John Newcombe irate at Newcombe Medal being called a 'teachers pet award'.

Other sports

Triples title to England

England's Jamie Walker (L), Andy Knapper and Rob Paxton with their triples gold medals.

England hold their nerve to win the first men's final at the World Bowls tournament in Christchurch.

Kiwi to fight for world title

Israel Adesanya is fighting Glory middleweight champion Jason Wilnis in January.

Israel 'Style Bender' Adesanya books date with middleweight kickboxing champion.

First gold to Australia's Jackaroos

Kelsey Cottrell helped Australia take the World Bowls women's fours title. File picture.

Natasha Scott's golden run on the greens continued as she skipped Australia to the World Bowls women's fours title.

Hunt targets return in 2017

UFC star Mark Hunt is flying over from Sydney to attend Joseph Parker's WBO title fight against Andy Ruiz.

Kiwi UFC star hopeful of fighting next year as he gets behind Parker's title bid.

Motorsport

Richards inducted to Hall of Fame

Jim Richards showing the medal he will receive for being inducted into the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame on ...

New Zealand's greater touring car driver has been honoured by Australian motor sport.

No holding back for van Gis video

Shane van Gisbergen finds time for a smile during the practice session at the Sydney 500 Supercars race on December 2, 2016.

Shane van Gisbergen says he'll go all out for the win on Saturday, rather than think of points.

Brakes put on Kiwi Supercars

Chris Pither could find it tough finding as seat for the 2017 Supercars season.

NZ's only Supercars team, in flux since founder's death in July, going on hiatus after failing to get a car and funding.

Murphy: Van Gisbergen deserves praise

Greg Murphy has switched from racer to pundit in Supercars.

NZ motor racing legend hopes Kiwi driver gets plenty of accolades if he wins the Supercars title.

Racing

Kawi fourth in Kingston Town

Kiwis Allan Sharrock and Michael Walker have combined with Kawi to run fourth in the Group I Kingston Town Classic in Perth.

Kawi competitive in Kingston Town Classic but misses the win.

Auret delivers in Captain Cook

Robbie Hannam celebrates Aide Memoire's Group I win
in the Captain Cook Stakes.

Lightly raced mare upstages stablemate at the favourites to win first Group I.

Four for Williams-Richards combo

Vinnie Colgan and Natuzzi come over the top of Irish Moon and Fire Jet to win the Group III Concorde Handicap at Ellerslie.

Williams-Richards combo pick up four winners but Derby hope steals the show.

Two Kiwis in final but champion on sidelines

Dexter Dunn and Franco Nelson have scraped into the Inter Dominion final.

Smolda and Franco Nelson make Inter Dominion final but Monbet may miss Rowe Cup.

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LeBron: King of handshakes video

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The NBA-champion Cavs are always striving for excellence, even in their pre-game routine.

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Donald Trump supporters publicly reveal their position, while those lost for words use pictures instead.

Steph Curry finds a 'new level' video

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry holds the record for most three-pointers in a NBA game, 13 against the New ...

"Special night" in Oakland as NBA sharpshooter turns around 0/10 effort for a new 3-point record.

LeBron v Noah - air-ball atrocities video

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James.

A Halloween hangover perhaps? NBA stars struggle for strength on November 1.

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