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Brendon McCullum hits 47 off 27 in his final Black Caps ODI.

Brendon McCullum has made his final ODI runs but Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson look to take charge.

BMac's guard of honour

Have Aus finally sussed Williamson?

Live: Super Bowl 50

Kiwi fans are enjoying the Superbowl

2:53 PM  Keep up with the latest Super Bowl 50 action as the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos.

Superbowl's golden boy

Cam Newton's golden cleats also showed off a number of statistics such as his total yardage for the season, completion rate and first downs.

8 min ago  NFL MVP Cam Newton shows off his stats on outrageous gold cleats during Superbowl warm-up.

Oz give Baz guard of honour

New Zealand's Black Caps performed a guard of honour for retiring Australian Mitchell Johnson's last test innings late last year.

2:57 PM  Special send off before Brendon McCullum hits 47 off 27 in his last ODI.

Eight into seven doesn't go video

Ben Lam holds a didgeridoo after NZ's win at the 2016 Sydney Sevens Final against Australia in Sydney. But should they face a sanction for fielding eight players in a pool game?

OPINION: The New Zealand 'eights team' needs to be ready to face the music for fielding that extra player.

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Ko a 'silent assassin' - coach

World No 1 Lydia Ko has been dubbed the ''silent assassin'' by her coach, David Leadbetter.

Lydia Ko's cool, calm, composed demeanour critical to her success.

Lee's final round in Phoenix

Danny Lee tees off on the third tee during the final round of the Phoenix Open.

Kiwi Danny Lee made just too many bogeys and and couldn't double his PGA win tally in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Gatland and Schmidt disagree

Wales coach Warren Gatland says the withdrawal of Gareth Anscombe was a genuine late decision

Rival Six Nations Kiwi coaches don't agree on accusations of gamesmanship.

NRL star charged by police

Apisai Koroisau is the latest player to get into off-field trouble.

Manly star recruit allegedly entered a property without the consent of its owners.

'It's Eels if I quit NFL'

Jarryd Hayne heads back for preseason training with the San Francisco 49ers  in April.

Jarryd Hayne will allow Eels first chance of his services should he return to the NRL.

Breakers ready for final flourish

Breakers coach Dean Vickerman believes his team's unpredictability might be one of its biggest strengths as the playoffs loom.

Dean Vickerman likes the signs as his men get set to duel the best team in the Australian NBL to close the regular season.

Walsh forced to pull out of Big Shot

Commonwealth Games shot put silver medallist Tom Walsh has hurt his hip and has pulled out of his Big Shot duel with Jacko Gill.

An injured Tom Walsh has been forced out of the Big Shot event in Christchurch.

5 key Superbowl matchups

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton  is expected to be a handful for the Broncos defense.

It's a team game but there is the opportunity for players to shine on the big stage.

Venus lands second title

New Zealand`s Michael Venus and Croatia`s Mate Pavic have continued their success on the ATP tour with victory in Montpellier.

Kiwi doubles specialist continues his good run of form at the Montpellier stop on the ATP tour.

Can Leicester do the impossible?

Leicester City's Robert Huth celebrates another goal against Manchester City.

Ex-manager backs Leicester City to pull off the greatest English Premier League upset since Nottingham Forest in 1978.

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Romanos: Buller's heartwarming story

The Buller Cricket team with the Hawke Cup at MainPower Oval in Rangiora after beating Canterbury Country. Buller captain Troy Scanlon holds the trophy.

OPINION: Has there ever been a story as heartwarming as Buller’s thrilling victory over Canterbury Country to win the Hawke Cup?

Career-defining series for Australians

Australia's batsmen will be tested in the test series, writes Dean Jones.

Sledging: Just good fun? video

Hinton: Super fears mediocrity

Rugby

NZ claim Sydney Sevens crown video

Rieko Ioane did the unthinkable and struck after the hooter to seal a remarkable triumph and claim the Sydney Sevens title for New Zealand at the hands of Australia.

Rieko Ioane seals hat-trick after hooter to help New Zealand win thrilling final 27-24 against Australia.

Ireland and Wales draw

Dave Kearney of Ireland and George North of Wales compete for a high ball.

Ireland and Wales were unable to be separated in their Six Nations opener.

Gifford: Ioane the future

In the wide-open spaces of sevens, it becomes blindingly easy to judge a player's ability to beat his marker – as Akira Ioane of New Zealand shows fending off Kwagga Smith of South Africa in the Wellington Sevens final.

OPINION: Sevens showed us there's a mindset to match the imposing physical frame of rising star.

Sevens result to stand video

The New Zealand sevens team huddles during their final Pool A match against Australia on day one at the Sydney Sevens.

World Rugby won't rewrite history, but might take action, after NZ's extra man play in extra time.

Cricket

Aussie found Williamson's weakness? video

Australian bowlers have changed their strategy against Kane Williamson.

Australia think they have figured out how to put the brakes on Kane Williamson.

Allrounders on centre stage video

A big performance from Corey Anderson is vital for New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy decider in Hamilton.

The battle of the allrounders might be the key to the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy decider in Hamilton.

Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah suspended for positive test

Pakistan's Yasir Shah says he mistakenly took his wife's blood pressure medication containing a banned substance.

ICC slaps leg spinner with three-month ban after testing positive for banned substance ahead of New Zealand tour.

Sodhi called up again

Ish Sodhi has been called up as cover for Mitchell Santner.

Ish Sodhi has been called in as cover for Black Caps allrounder Mitchell Santner who has a sore right foot.

Video

Superbowl's golden boy

NFL MVP Cam Newton shows off his stats on outrageous gold cleats during Superbowl warm-up.

Football

Beyonce puts super in Super Bowl video

Beyonce, Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during the half-time show at the NFL's Super Bowl 50.

A little stumble didn't stop the superstar during a powerhouse performance alongside Bruno Mars and Coldplay.

Refereeing decisions costly

WaiBop United's attackers, including Sanni Issa (front) do battle with Canterbury United's defenders on Sunday.

Three controversial no-calls clouded the end of WaiBop United's loss to Canterbury United on Sunday.

Chelsea snatch Man Utd draw

Chelsea captain John Terry celebrates with goal scorer Diego Costa.

Chelsea made a late comeback to deny Manchester United a victory.

Arsenal back in title race with win at Bournemouth

Bournemouth's Andrew Surman defends against Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey.

Easy 2-0 win puts Gunners level on points with second-placed Tottenham, with EPL victory in their sights.

League

Fans' favourites fall short gallery

Fans geared up to head into Eden Park Stadium for the warriors play off, in the second day of the NRL Auckland Nines.

The Warriors were just one win away from Nines glory - but the fans at Eden Park enjoyed the ride.

'Nines can go worldwide' video

Corey Norman of the Parramatta Eels celebrates after winning the Auckland Nines final at Eden Park.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga sees Auckland event as a potential international drawcard.

Hurrell needs running repairs video

Hurrell says he only has himself to blame after admitting his running technique caused the injury to Jake Trbojevic.

Warriors centre blames his running technique for inflicting nasty injury on Jake Trbojevic.

Warriors fall short in final video

Warriors star Shaun Johnson leaves the field injured during his side's final defeat to the Parramatta Eels.

Date with Nines destiny shattered but coach Andrew McFadden left proud of weekend's efforts.

Basketball

Strong signing for Giants

Nelson Giants signing Ben Strong in action for the Westchester Knicks in the NBA D-League.

Experienced D-League centre Ben Strong becomes Nelson Giants' second import.

Breakers haul in Taipans

NZ Breakers centre Alex Pledger looks to grab the ball ahead of Cairns Taipans` Matthew Burston at the North Shore Events Centre.

The defending champion Breakers may now fancy their chances of retaining their crown.

Hawks book playoffs berth

Kirk Penney (right) had 28 points as the Illawarra Hawks defeated the Townsville Crocodiles in overtime to seal a playoffs berth.

Illawarra Hawks book semifinal berth after prevailing 104-97 in OT thriller against Townsville Crocodiles.

C-Web gives Breakers a shot

Corey Webster and Cedric Jackson will be looking to stay hot for the Breakers when they host the Taipans on Sunday.

Corey Webster has his swag back, just in time for his team's biggest game of the year.

Golf

Lee fades to 4th in Phoenix Open

Danny Lee tees off on the third tee during the final round of the Phoenix Open.

Kiwi Danny Lee made just too many bogeys and and couldn't double his PGA win tally in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ko a 'silent assassin' - coach

World No 1 Lydia Ko has been dubbed the ''silent assassin'' by her coach, David Leadbetter.

Lydia Ko's cool, calm, composed demeanour critical to her success.

Willett keeps his nerve to win Desert Classic

Danny Willett said his win under pressure felt "that little bit extra special".

One-stroke victory under pressure "that little bit extra special", says Britain's Danny Willett says.

Michael Long wins Victorian Open

Michael Long claimed his third victory on the PGA Tour of Australasia after recovering well from deep rough.

Kiwi golfer makes miraculous approach shot from deep rough to set up third triumph on PGA Tour of Australasia.

Netball

Johnson confirms Cullen relationship

Shaun Johnson and Kayla Cullen hang out at the ASB Classic in Auckland in January.

League star and Silver Fern confirmed as an item after much speculation over relationship.

International award for magnificent Mwai

Tactix shooter Mwai Kumwenda has been named international world games association athlete of the year for 2015.

International award for Tactix and Malawi shooter Mwai Kumwenda

Cullen's unique deal

Kayla Cullen's netball career continues to take off as energy drinks giant Red Bull signs her to a personal sponsorship.

Young Silver Fern star creates history with personal sponsorship with global giant.

Jenny-May joins Mystics

Former NZ Netball player as well as TVNZ and Maori Television presenter Jenny-May Clarkson joins the Mystics coaching staff on a short-term contract.

Former Silver Fern joins Mystics coaching staff for preseason campaign.

Tennis

Wozniacki to wave the flag

Wozniacki

"A dream come true" for Danish tennis star as she awarded the honour of Olympics flag-bearer.

Venus into doubles final

ASB Classic men's doubles winner Michael Venus is into his second ATP Tour final of the year.

Kiwi tennis ace makes his second final of the year, at the $875,000 Open Sud De France.

Venus shines in France

Kiwi doubles star Michael Venus (left) and Croatian partner  Mate Pavic have carried their good form from New Zealand into Europe.

New Zealand tennis player Michael Venus has continued his winning ways on the international tour.

Federer sidelined after surgery

Roger Federer will be out of action for a month.

Swiss star pulls out of February tournaments following a nasty injury after he was knocked out of the Australian Open.

Other sports

Canterbury controversial winners

Canterbury players celebrate scoring a goal against Southern in a National Women's Ice Hockey League game played in Gore.

Canterbury are the new National Women's Ice Hockey League champions with a win in Gore.

Blenkinsop goes back-to-back

Sam Blenkinsop in action during the Dodzy Memorial Enduro held in the Wairoa Gorge on Sunday.

Sam Blenkinsop becomes the first male rider to win the Dodzy Memorial Enduro twice.

Livingstone father and son, we presume?

Veteran cyclist John Livingstone, 77, will compete in the Coast to Coast multisport teams event with his son Glenn Livingstone, a Christchurch City councillor.

It's election year and one Christchurch City councillor already has his running mate – his 77-year-old dad.

Begg blows opposition away

South Canterbury Speed Skating Club dominated the New Zealand Bank Track The South Canterbury Speed Skating Club dominated the New Zealand Bank Track Championships in Timaru. Local individual title holders were (from left) Ella Benson, Jazmyn McAuley, Nick Frame, Nicole Begg, Jan Kuepper, Charli Nevin, Leah McDonald, Dale Christoffersen, Tash McAuley and Kaylum McAuley.

Timaru impressive speed skater Nicole Begg kept her unbeaten 12-year-old record intact at the New Zealand Bank Track Championships.

Motorsport

Burnt car doesn't stop Harwood

Shane Harwood of the Nelson Tigers had his car catch fire during the qualifying rounds of the Superstocks Teams Champs in Palmerston North.

Despite his car being left a blackened mess, Nelson Tigers' Shane Harwood kept on racing on Sunday night.

World-class riders wow crowd gallery video

Freestyle motocross star Levi Sherwood in action at the 2016 Farm Jam event at Otapiri Gorge in Southland on Saturday.

Levi Sherwood struggles through Farm Jam with ankle injury.

Leitch picks up more points

Invercargill motorsport driver Brendon Leitch

Brendon Leitch fifth in competition standings.

Spotlight on Southland farm gallery video

Levi Sherwood competing in the freestyle motocross section at the Farm Jam event at Otapiri Gorge.

An international spotlight hovered over a Central Southland sheep farm on Saturday.

Racing

Platinum Diva Tauherenikau achiever

Platinum Diva confirmed trainer Lisa Latta's opinion with victory at Tauherenikau on Monday.

Diva an achiever at Tauherenikau.

Win tinged with sadness

John Morrison with his father, Chris after driving his first winner on Sunday.

John Morrison chalked up his first driving win at Sunday's Waikouaiti harness meeting.

Hunter Cup in the bag but Smolda no certainty for Miracle Mile

Mark Purdon and Smolda on their way to winning the Hunter Cup.

Hunter Cup winner not confirmed to start Miracle Mile

Speeding Spur finishes second

Trainer John Dickie

Melbourne's Great Southern Star has been added to Speeding Spur's progamme.

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The fiercest flop of all time? video

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart performed the Mad Max: Fury Road of flops against the New York Knicks.

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart performed the Mad Max: Fury Road of flops against the New York Knicks.

Dwyane Wade’s son puts on a show video

Dwyane Wade's 13-year-old son Zaire, who has already grabbed headlines for passing along some sage advice to his dad, has his own 'mixtape' streaming around the world.

Dwyane Wade's 13-year-old son Zaire, who has already grabbed headlines for passing along some sage advice to his dad, has his own 'mixtape' streaming around the world.

Rice goes undercover video

With Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, you would think that super star Jerry Rice would be recognized and mobbed everywhere he went. Well, you would be wrong.

With Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, you would think that super star Jerry Rice would be recognized and mobbed everywhere he went. Well, you would be wrong.

Durant considering move to Warriors

Kevin Durant is thinking of a move to the Golden State Warriors.

Just imagine Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant taking the court together on the same team.