Code-hoppers in defining clash

Sam Burgess, Sonny Bill Williams

Match-making woes for Hunt

Mark Hunt UFC boss struggling to find opponents for Kiwi fighter as he believes top 10 fighters trouble him.

Mini seen as weak link

Anthony Minichiello Souths look set to target out-of-sorts Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello in Friday's NRL preliminary final.

Smith's unforgettable ride

Greg Murphy Melbourne Storm star Cameron Smith gets punked by Kiwi motorsport legend Greg Murphy.

Could Hoffman be a Warrior?

Josh Hoffman NZ team won't confirm or deny if they're after Bronocs and Kiwis fullback, which could see a change for Sam Tomkins.

Opportunity knocks for Barrett

Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett There's a lot for young All Black to get his head around as he moves to No 10, writes Andrew Mehrtens.

Hansen shows who's boss

All Blacks coach seized the moment to send a distinctly blunt message to his squad, writes Liam Napier.

Cruden could pay heavy price

Hansen ruthless over Cruden

Senior ABs 'pretty disappointed'

Conrad Smith and Keven Mealamu Two senior members of the All Blacks leadership group reflect on Aaron Cruden's drinking escapade.

Genia: Boks will be fired up

Halfback highlights enormity of Wallabies' task at Newlands, warning home side will be at physical and mental peak.

Discipline lapse seized on

Small crowds a major concern

Opportunity knocks for Barrett

There's a lot for young All Black to get his head around as he moves to No 10, writes Andrew Mehrtens.

United 'must spend more'

Angel Di Maria EPL giants might need to spend another £100 million to compete for the title, says former defender Phil Neville.

Qatar adamant Cup's theirs

2022 World Cup host says tournament will go ahead despite Fifa executive's warning of weather dangers.

Fan rage at trouncing

Long-range lob 'brilliance'

EPL in review: Ozil's back

Top players respond on the pitch to public criticism in fired-up weekend of English football full of surprise results.

Knights staying grounded

Tim Southee Knights coach James Pamment said his side is excited but composed ahead of their next Group B match against Hobart.

English bowler a big asset

Nottinghamshire swing bowler Luke Fletcher is big, bowls yorkers and is now a member of the Wellington Firebirds squad.

One out of left-field

ND putting rivals to sword

Knights 'can go all the way'

Corey Anderson is tipping his Knights to go all the way in the Champions League, even if he is just watching them on TV.

Inglis chases first official title

Greg Inglis Superstar South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis is still chasing his first legitimate NRL premiership.

'Next SBW' in Kiwis mix

Dynamic Cowboys forward Jason Taumalolo has been on the Kiwis coach's radar for a while, now he's in the squad.

Rules cause of big scores

The NRL is a mess

Code-hoppers in defining clash

Plenty to play for as rugby-bound duo Sam Burgess and SBW meet in Friday night's NRL preliminary final.

Brisbane set for ANBL team

Brisbane Bullets Brisbane will have a team in the Australian National Basketball League for the 2015-16 season.

Breakers cop thrashing

NZ Breakers received a pre-season reality check from the Townsville Crocodiles in Brisbane.

Action Jackson seeks revival

Cameron backed for NZ

Breakers have mixed bag

A win, a loss and a timely reminder they've got work to do in the three short weeks before the new ANBL season.

Battle of the mind is key

Ryder Cup The 24 players in this week's Ryder Cup must leave their egos at the front gate, says golf's top psychologist.

Europe favourites in Ryder Cup

Paul McGinley rates his Ryder Cup team as one of the strongest assembled by Europe.

Mi Jung Hur wins LPGA event

Smail off the pace

Rory McIlroy the one to beat

World number one will have a metaphorical target on his back at the Ryder Cup this week.

New role for van Dyk

Irene van Dyk Retired from the international game, netball star elected to the NZ Olympic Committee's athletes commission.

Pulse well armed for season

Two Silver Ferns and the greatest shooter netball has known - but they can't all play for the Central Pulse.

Selectors make 'brave choices'

Selection a big surprise

Fast5 Ferns name new squad

Irene van Dyk will make a brief return from international retirement for November's World Series in Auckland.

Wilding Park eyes Davis Cup tie

Neil Prior Christchurch is still in contention to host a Davis Cup New Zealand men's tennis tie for the first time in 15 years.

Lorde concert key

Kiwi pop princess Lorde holds centre court as Christchurch lines up for a shot at hosting a Davis Cup tie.

Pliskova reaches Korea Open final

Sousa rallies to reach final

Leon Garcia breaks new ground

Gala Leon Garcia to replace Carlos Moya as Spain's Davis Cup captain, becoming the first female to hold the position.

Kiwi Hartley fifth in US

Brendon Hartley Kiwi driver finished a disappointing fifth in the latest round of the world endurance championship in the US.

Murphy could throttle big win

Greg Murphy was outstanding at the Sandown 500 last weekend and could be on his way to winning Bathurst for the fifth time.

NZ car buff tastes victory

F1 backtracks on radio ban

Hamilton goes top in F1

Emphatic victory at Singapore Grand Prix propels Briton ahead of German team-mate in drivers' championship.

Gagged til 'Battle of Britain'

Tyson Fury Last time he trashed a table, but this time there's no trash-talk after boxer Tyson Fury tapes his mouth shut.

Ravens owner 'deeply sorry'

NFL franchise boss says it "never crossed his mind" to ask for video showing star player striking his then-fiancee.

Murky waters clear for China

Oram 10th at world champs

Match-making woes for Hunt

UFC boss struggling to find opponents for Kiwi fighter as he believes top 10 fighters trouble him.

Silent Achiever on track

Roger James Although he didn't land any major prizes there was plenty for trainer trainer Roger James to be happy about.

Adore Me close to comeback

The queen of Addington Adore Me is back on track, but will not start a race until October 10.

Pennys From Heaven cashes in

O’Sullivans back on top

Irish 2000 Guineas winner retired

Throat infection brings early end to 3-year-old colt's racing career forcing him out to stud early.

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