Unlucky All Blacks lift Lions

Cory Jane will play at fullback for Wellington in Saturday's clash with Southland.

13 min ago  Awkward moments put to bed as Cory Jane and Jeremy Thrush rev up for domestic season.

'El Mago' to play Super Rugby

Juan Martin Hernandez will play for the inaugural Argentine Super Rugby team making its debut next year.

12:37 PM  Challenge of "end to end" rugby excites Pumas veteran who has signed up for his first Super Rugby season.

Top 10 World Cup upsets video

All Blacks wing Joe Rokocoko hangs his head after defeat to France in the 2007 quarterfinal of the Rugby World Cup in Cardiff.

We all remember "that" game in '07, but the RWC has a history of the unexpected - here are the big surprise wins.

England 'a long way off' video

England captain Eoin Morgan has some thinking to do to overcome world No 1 Australia in the ODI series.

1:01 PM  England cricket captain admits Australia the much-better one-day side after series-opening loss.

England in red for opener

England's Matt Kvesic in the team's training strip two weeks out from the Rugby World Cup opener.

12:15 PM  Rugby World Cup host forced to wear alternate red strip for tournament opener against Fiji.

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opinion

Reason: Grey day for NZ sport video

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key, right, is never one to miss a photo opportunity and is pictured here with All Blacks Ben Smith, left, and Luke Romano at the World Cup squad naming at Parliament on Sunday.

OPINION: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key hijacked All Blacks squad naming for his own ends, writes Mark Reason.

ABs outcasts could win RWC video

OPINION: Here's a New Zealand team that could win the RWC, all made up of leftovers from the All Blacks.

No truth to Cleary rumour

Cummings one of a kind video

cricket

England 'a long way off' video

England captain Eoin Morgan has some thinking to do to overcome world No 1 Australia in the ODI series.

1:01 PM  England cricket captain Eoin Morgan admits Australia the much-better one-day side after series-opening loss.

T20 Super Smash for Taranaki

Lack of available grounds sees domestic Twenty20 finals weekend scheduled for New Plymouth.

Australia batsman Matthew Wade gets one away for four against England in the ODI series-opening match in Southampton.

Australia win first ODI video

Touring team take a 1-0 series lead after bowling out England for 246 as the hosts chased 305.

rugby

Top 10 Rugby World Cup upsets video

All Blacks wing Joe Rokocoko hangs his head after defeat to France in the 2007 quarterfinal of the Rugby World Cup in Cardiff.

We all remember "that" game in '07, but the RWC has a history of the unexpected - here are 10 of the top surprise wins.

'El Mago' to play Super Rugby

12:37 PM  Challenge of "end to end" rugby excites Pumas veteran who has signed up for his first Super Rugby season.

Cory Jane will play at fullback for Wellington in Saturday's clash with Southland.

Unlucky All Blacks lift Lions

13 min ago  Awkward moments put to bed as Cory Jane and Jeremy Thrush rev up for domestic season.

football

Iceland beat 10-man Netherlands

Iceland players celebrate with fans after they beat the Netherlands in Amsterdam in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Small island nation leads Euro 2016 qualifying pool after 1-0 win over 10-man World Cup runner-up.

Bale leads Wales to win

Wales' bid for their first major finals since 1958 kept on track thanks to a late Gareth Bale header.

Bulgaria's Ivan Bandalovski jumps for a header with Norway's Alexander Soderlund during their Euro 2016 Group H qualifier.

Bulgaria booed in Norway win

Home team get a send-off from their fans after going down 1-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

league

Salford suspends Rangi Chase

Rangi Chase appears set to leave Super League club Salford despite having more than two years left on his contract.

NZ-born league player set to leave British Super League club, after copping a suspension pending an investigation.

Broncos miss premiership

They came to farewell Justin Hodges but the Melbourne Storm ruined the Brisbane Broncos' party.

Andrew McFadden has been trying to change the culture at the Warriors.

McFadden blasts party boys

Andrew McFadden says it was unacceptable for the three players to attended a concert last Friday.

basketball

Aussie NBL lauds new TV deal

For the first time the champion NZ Breakers will have every NBL game covered live on TV in Australia.

The Breakers will get unprecedented exposure in Australia after a new television partnership was unveiled.

Braswell relishing Saintly life

Wellington have won one game and lost three at the William Jones Cup, but the coach is positive.

Tai Wesley has shed some weight and hopes to add to his influence with the Breakers this Aussie NBL season.

Wesley aims for expanded role

NZ Breakers hoping for bigger things out of their American-born power forward this season.

golf

Vandals stall Fox challenge

Greens

Kiwi golfer slow to get going after first round of European event delayed by night attack on greens.

Day rockets into world No 1 mix

Six-shot win at The Barclays rockets Australian golfing ace Jason Day into contention for the prized world No 1 ranking.

New Zealander Danny Lee has been in impressive for of late.

Huge weekend ahead for Lee

Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston last chance of automatic President's Cup selection for Kiwi.

netball

More expected from Ferns

The Silver Ferns and their coaching staff must kick on from the World Cup.

Netball New Zealand hope to name the next Silver Ferns coach in early November.

Brown re-signs with Pulse

Goal attack's name the last added to the Trans-Tasman Netball League franchise's roster for 2016 campaign.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 16:  The Australian Diamonds celebrate victory in the 2015 Netball World Cup Gold Medal match between Australia and New Zealand at Allphones Arena on August 16, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

New-look Diamonds await NZ

Australia coach Lisa Alexander has been quick to re-generate her World Cup-winning squad.

tennis

Murray escapes from 2-0 down

US Open third seed Andy Murray has survived a second round scare to win from 2-0 down.

11:36 AM  US Open third seed survives second round scare, bouncing back to claim victory on a sweltering NYC day.

Djokovic dances, plays Cupid video

Fan of tennis world No 1 known for stripping off T-shirts finds his feet with the star at the US Open.

Australian tennis star Sam Stosur is through to the third round of the US Open, an event she won in 2011.

Former champ takes the bus

Sam Stosur finds fame, perks fleeting as she's booted off a US Open practice court and forced to take the bus.

motorsport

Williams keep Massa, Bottas

Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams drives during final practice for the Spanish Grand Prix in Montmelo.

Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will pair for a third consecutive season as Williams' F1 drivers.

Rival questions Dixon win video

IndyCar series runner-up Juan Pablo Montoya says Kiwi had a "s**t" season and didn't deserve to win the title.

Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton is the defending champion at the famous Monza circuit in Italy.

Hamilton to pick up speed

Latest race at super-fast track could see F1 leader accelerate ever closer to third world championship.

other sports

Todd confident in horsepower

Sir Mark Todd and Leonidas at the trot up before the Burghley Horse Trials in England.

Veteran Kiwi equestrian believes his latest mount has the strength to carry him to his sixth Burghley title.

Betham to fight for NZ title

Former Warrior keen to follow in his father's footsteps and wear the belt of a cruiserweight champ.

Australian Jarryd Hayne is pressing his claims for a spot with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.

NFL boss on Hayne plane

Most powerful sporting administrator in US taking a keen interest in rugby league convert, VP says.

racing

Triple Crown winner - one last run

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will race one more time before being put out to stud.

American Pharoah will race one last time after owner decides on Breeders' Cup Classic farewell.

Khan heads Kiwi Cup hopes

Mongolian Khan leads strong list of Kiwi hopefuls in list of Melbourne Cup nominations.

Owner-trainer Ken Duncan leads Isaac Lupton and Wee Biskit back to scale after their triumphant slog through the mud in last year's Great Northern Hurdles at Ellerslie.

Downpours may suit Wee Biskit

Stand by for another real slog in Saturday's Great Northern Hurdles at Ellerslie.

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