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Barker move could haunt Kiwis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker looks on during a news conference following races 17 and 18 of the America's Cup finals against Oracle Team USA on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Team USA swept the two races today against Team New Zealand to tie the series at 8, settiing up a winner-take-all race tomorrow.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OPINION: Suddenly the America's Cup just got interesting for New Zealanders again, says Duncan Johnstone.

Kearney faces Leuluai headache

OPINION: With Warriors utility out of the Kiwis' upcoming tour to England, there are no strong options for a replacement.

Liew: Sterling deserves praise

McKinnon case is awkward video

cricket

Live: Black Caps vs England

Cricket - England v New Zealand - Investec Test Series First Test - Lord?s - 21/5/15
New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates with Trent Boult after the dismissal of England's Jos Buttler 
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Follow live as NZ and England clash on day four of their test at the home of cricket, Lord's.

Star batsman looks skyward video

Black Caps batsman hopes the weather will play its part after his test ton set up a rare shot at victory at Lord's.

Black Caps batting ace Kane Williamson is caught for 132 at Lord's.

Williamson 'brassed off' video

Black Caps batsman in elite company with maiden century at Lord's but left kicking himself for dismissal.

rugby

Coach hails Hurricanes trainers

Rey Lee-Lo was one of the Hurricanes best during their 29-5 Super Rugby win over the Blues at Eden Park.

13 min ago  Without celebrating others misfortune, Chris Boyd not hiding satisfaction at healthy state of own stocks.

Bardoul joins injured list

13 min ago  Chiefs should get at least a couple of locks back for next game, but utility latest to have his season ended.

Coach Todd Blackadder and the Crusaders are set to miss the Super Rugby playoffs for the first time since 2001.

Crusaders playoff hopes fade

13 min ago  The last time they failed to make the Super Rugby playoffs, Todd Blackadder left at seasons end.

football

NZ Football calls on fan 'white out'

New Zealand football fans show their true colours.

New Zealand Football is encouraging fans to wear white at the Fifa U-20 World Cup.

Fifa ramps up U-20 security

An operation to keep the U-20 football world cup in New Zealand free of corruption is in full swing.

Clayton Lewis scored one of New Zealand's goals in a 4-2 defeat to Austria in their final Fifa under-20 World Cup warm-up match in Auckland on Sunday.

Under-20s suffer another loss

Kiwis go into Fifa World Cup on home soil on back of a win and four losses after latest defeat to Austria.

league

Bulldogs breaks Raiders' hearts

Canterbury Bulldogs playmaker Josh Reynolds celebrates with team-mates after kicking the winning field goal to beat the Canberra Raiders.

Dumped NSW five-eighth Josh Reynolds' field goal with 29 seconds left secures vital 41-34 win.

Warriors details announced

Sir Owen Glenn placing his share of NZ Warriors into a trust which he will have control over.

Queensland Maroons star Greg Inglis is expected to be fit in time for the State of Origin opener on Wednesday.

Inglis confirmed for Origin I

Maroons star will be ready for State of Origin opener after stint in hospital quarantine, coach says.

basketball

Saints go top as vital games await

The Saints' masked man Leon Henry in action during his side's win over the Nelson Giants on Saturday night.

14 min ago  Wellington eyeing three winnable home games after moving back to the top of the NBL ladder.

Comeback secures Hawks win

Canterbury Rams' NBL top four aspirations suffer major dent in 84-75 home loss to Hawke's Bay.

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 23:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA PLayoffs at Toyota Center on May 23, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Curry sizzles for Golden State

MVP pours in 40 as Warriors thump Houston 115-80 in game three of NBA Western Conference finals.

golf

Danny Lee slips at Colonial

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee is chasing another top-25 finish at the Crowne Plaza Invitational on the PGA Tour.

Kiwi golfer drops 11 places after even-par third round.

Paddison moves up leaderboard

Gareth Paddison overtook Ryan Fox as the leading New Zealander after the third round in South Korea.

New Zealand golfer Julianne Alvarez was the best of the Kiwi team at the Queen Sirikit Cup in Hong Kong.

NZ third at Queen Sirikit Cup

New Zealand women's golf team surge in the final round of Hong Kong event to finish third.

netball

Aiken slots 52 in Firebirds' win

Romelda Aiken slotted 52 goals in the Queensland Firebirds' 68-43 win over the Mainland Tactix in Blenheim.

Firebirds' shooting star racks up avalanche of goals as Tactix are crushed 68-43 in Blenheim.

Magic must find improvement

Playing with fear holding back Waikato-Bay of Plenty netball side, captain says ahead of Central Pulse clash.

The sight of Katrina Grant intercepting passes will lift the Central Pulse.

Defence into attack for Pulse

Second's where the Central Pulse ought to end up, late on Monday night, once they've beaten the Magic.

tennis

Stars are aligned for Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is every chance to win his maiden French Open title at Roland Garros this year.

World No 1 may never have better chance to win first French Open title and seal career grand slam.

Federer's best glam chance

Time is increasingly the enemy to Roger Federer's quest to add to his record haul of Grand Slam titles.

Venus Williams should be back to defend her title in Auckland in 2016.

New look for Heineken Open

One of the Williams sisters looks set to come to the ASB Classic in January

motorsport

Hamilton is better for business

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton chat in Bahrain last month.

World champ better for F1 than Vettel or Rosberg, sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone says.

Kiwi wins maiden GP2 race

NZ rookie driver Richie Stanaway prevails in Monte Carlo sprint race of the Formula One feeder series.

Hayden Paddon has a frustrating day two in Rally Portugal.

Rock-strike costs Paddon

Kiwi rally ace remains upbeat despite gearbox-damaging incident on Rally Portugal dropping him back to seventh.

other sports

Kiwis dealing with water issues

Mahe Drysdale is assisted from the water after finishing third in the single sculls final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The severe bug that forced rower Mahe Drysdale to settle for bronze in Beijing may just have a silver lining.

Gekodevice gives added edge

Sports men and women constantly search for any minute edge to set them apart from their competitors.

Lisa Carrington won the women's K1 500m title at the second World Cup canoe sprint meet in Germany.

Third gold for star Carrington

A third gold from as many events from Lisa Carrington at the canoe sprint World Cups.

racing

Volkstok'n'barrell sale a saga

Galloper Volkstok’n’barrell has been attracting some high money bids.

A multi-million-dollar deal to buy glamour galloper Volkstok'n'barrell has been scuppered.

Marotiri Miss gets work reward

Foxton mare wins $40k North Island Challenge Stakes at Trentham on Saturday.

Secret Spirit, left, was too tough for Get That Jive at the finish of the Great Northern Foal Stakes.

Secret Spirit takes Foal Stakes

Adrian Clark Clark and Challenge syndicate in clover again at Ellerslie.

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