Shaking off the 'c' and 'f' words

Nathan Charles

Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles was grateful his post-match chat with Keven Mealamu did not concern his health.

Wallabies' forwards ready ABs major injury drama Cruden: ABs backs to wall Time for ABs to break shackles

Catch a Million at World Cup

Catch a Million Extra incentive to attend Cricket World Cup with reinvention of competition which filled wallets, and grounds, last summer.

Time for ABs to break shackles

Dane Coles, All Blacks OPINION: Late heroics becoming an alarming trend for ABs, who instead should be dominating up front early.

Armstrong living positive

Lance Armstrong Disgraced cylist is living an unbothered and positive life 18 months after confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs.

Two changes for champs

Scott Robertson Canterbury coach Scott Robertson names his team for second NPC match away to Waikato on Friday night.

Reason: ABs need new tricks

Steve Hansen First test exposed All Blacks' lack of new ideas, so what's coach Steve Hansen got to do?

Subs not super, just silly

Coles deserved to stay on - playing the rugby of his life - but no, he's off in the 52nd. It's time for interchange.

Wallabies a serious threat

Punt value of kicks to touch

Wallabies at the ready

Ewen McKenzie Australia coach says Wallabies preparing for ABs to up the ante up front at Eden Park on Saturday night.

Flynn 'impatient' in France

He has to fight his way past two young hookers for the No 2 jersey, but former Crusaders rake rearing to play.

Mooloo's make no changes

Brad Thorn off to Europe

Injury dilemma for All Blacks

The All Blacks face possibly their greatest test of depth under Steve Hansen this weekend.

Suarez 'depressed' after ban

Luis Suarez Uruguay striker says he "won't do that again" after World Cup biting incident left him in sad isolation.

Teen to make Norway debut

Aged just 15, Martin Odegaard will be Norway's youngest ever debutant in the nation's top football team if he takes the field in a friendly against UAE next week.

Fifa, Russia relations straining

Herbert lands gig in India

Big name casualties for Brazil

New manager Dunga dumps Fred and Paulinho for upcoming South America friendlies.

Proteas claim ODI series

Wayne Parnell and Dale Steyn South Africa claim ODI series against Zimbabwe after a 61-run victory in game two gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Botham laughs after being hacked

Former English cricketer Sir Ian Botham has seen the funny side of a tweet gone viral, thanking the person who tweeted a picture of a penis from his account.

'Stubbornness' saves series, career

Broad left out of ODIs

Dhoni, Fletcher keep jobs - for now

India captain and coach remain in place, but time will tell if new director of cricket has other ideas.

Kasiano's NRL season over

Sam Kasiano Kiwis chances of winning Four Nations at the end of year suffer another huge blow with big prop set to have ankle operation.

Paul Gallen remains wary

Sharks captain admits Cronulla players will be labelled drug cheats if they accept reduced bans at ASADA meeting today.

Roosters name strong team

Sharks urged not to accept bans

Hurrell back to face Roosters

Konrad Hurrell will make a much needed return to the Warriors team to face the Roosters in Auckland.

Clippers enter 'new era'

Steve Ballmer With his trademark top-of-the-lungs, high-fiving, rambunctious enthusiasm, former Microsoft boss meets with thousands of basketball fans.

Tall Blacks remain confident

Going down 95-65 to Greece provides lessons, not trouble, for the Tall Blacks, forward BJ Anthony says.

Tall Ferns off to China

Ibekwe signs for Breakers

Tall Blacks cut down squad

Nick Horvath and Tai Wynyard have been cut from the Tall Blacks' World Cup setup.

Ko may go under knife

Lydia Ko Leading specialist advises Kiwi golf star to have surgery on wrist, which could happen go ahead as early as next month.

Woods: 'I couldn't help team'

Tiger Woods made himself unavailable for the USA Ryder Cup team because he did not think he could win a point.

Ko slips a ranking spot

'Great character' of NZ golf dies

Mickelson has McIlroy in sights

Veteran says he got his game back in the PGA Championship, now he's going after the world No 1.

Steel round out squad

netball generic The final piece of thepuzzle has been added for Southern Steel.

Pulse re-sign van Dyk

Central Pulse make two further player signings, one of which will also generate considerable value off it.

Code switch works wonders

World Cup plan for Harrison

Broughton left in lurch

News that the Central Pulse are preparing to name a new assistant coach shocks Robyn Broughton.

Djokovic top seed in NYC

Novak Djokovic Wimbledon champ named US Open top seed with five-time winner Roger Federer seeded second.

Davis Cup tie moved

The Davis Cup playoff between Ukraine and Belgium will be held at a neutral venue in Estonia because of security issues in Kiev.

World No 62 on 23-match streak

Nadal out of US Open

Isner confirmed for Auckland

American John Isner is returning to Auckland to defend his Heineken Open tennis title this summer.

Red Bull defend recruitment

Red Bull Racing Formula One team say 16-year-old has already shown he's championship material and not a "risk" as rivals say.

Dixon misses oval podium

Kiwi racer finishes fourth in 229 lap race of a one-mile oval, leaving his championship hopes in trouble.

Whincup backs name change

Ward Jr. given fitting sendoff

Teen signs with F1 team

At only 16, Max Verstappen is set to become the youngest ever driver in Formula One.

Out-of-the-park home run steals win

Softball generic strap Fine Rebecca Bromhead hit sparks NZ White Sox to a win over Czech Republic at softball world champs.

Only gold will do for these Kiwis

Auckland sailors enjoy success at Olympics test event, now they're aiming for gold in the real thing in Rio.

Bewley to race Tour of Spain

White Sox thrashed

Swedes poach TNZ coach

Rod Davis taking "unparalleled wealth of experience" to rival America's Cup challenger syndicate.

Close to get sweet drive

Horse racing generic Robbie Close has landed the plum drive on Dalton Bromac in the race for junior drivers at Addington on Friday night.

Dream result at Te Rapa

Saturday's feature race at Te Rapa had a dream result reports Tim Ryan.

He's Dan worth the hassle

Spending out of control

Bosson says I Do

Top jockey Opie Bosson will stick with I Do in the $200,000 Group I Makfi Stakes at Hastings in August.

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