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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

Warne names greatest ODI captain

Captain of Shane Warne's best Australian ODI XI ... Allan Border celebrates after winning the 1987 Cricket World Cup against England in Calcutta.

Shane Warne has created huge debate after naming what he believes is the best one-day international Australian team.

NZ Cricket axe match referees

Domestic first-class cricket will be without match referees due to national body's need to tighten its belt. 

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

England 'a long way off' video

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

rugby

Thrush hat-trick sets up win

Wellington`s Jeremy Thrush put in a fine effort for his team down south.

8:13 PM  Jeremy Thrush shines to lead Wellington to 53-3 NPC win over Southland.

Cotter defends Hardie selection

Kiwi Scotland coach again defends selection of NZ flanker as they prepare for World Cup.

World Cup-bound prop Charlie Faumuina put in a solid effort for Auckland against Waikato.

Auckland rack up half century video

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina hopes to play one more game for Auckland before the World Cup.

football

Argentina hammer Bolivia 7-0

Lionel Messi of Argentina, left, contests a header with Bolivia's Ronald Raldes.

Argentina on form in first game since losing to Chile in July in the Copa America final

FFA monitoring Dushanbe

FFA are monitoring the situation in Dushanbe ahead of the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier there.

Football - Faroe Islands v Northern Ireland - UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group F - Torsvollur, Torshavn, Faroe Islands - 4/9/15
Northern Ireland's Niall McGinn in action with Faroe Island's Jonas Tor Naes and Solvi Vatnhamar
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Germany top qualifying group

Germany assumed top spot in its European Championship qualifying group at Poland's expense.

league

Penrith avoid NRL wooden spoon

Isaah Yeo of the Panthers is wrapped up by the Knights' defence on Saturday.

7:35 PM  Panthers win 30-12 at Pepper Stadium to condemn Knights to last place on NRL ladder.

Roosters power into finals

The Sydney Roosters have put an exclamation mark on their NRL season with a 30-0 demolition of Souths.

A number of players will be leaving the Warriors after Sunday's game without ever played finals footy.

Warriors hope to salvage pride

Curtain finally comes down on forgettable NRL season when Auckland franchise tries to avoid eighth straight loss.

basketball

Webster to workout with Pelicans

Tall Blacks and Breakers star Corey Webster is set for a workout with NBA side the New Orleans Pelicans.

NZ Breakers star confirms shot at joining NBA superstar Anthony Davis at New Orleans.

Aussie NBL lauds new TV deal

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

NZ Breakers and Tall Blacks scoring machine Corey Webster is off to the US to workout for an NBA team.

NBA shot for Corey Webster

Breakers and Tall Black star shooting guard set to jet off for workouts in the United States.

golf

Lee makes solid start in Boston

Kiwi No 1 Danny Lee opened with a one-under 70 at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

NZ golfer a step closer to President's Cup spot after one-under first round at Deutsche Bank Championship.

Vandals stall Fox challenge

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

Jason Day at Plainfield Country Club.

Day solid as Spieth struggles

Australian golf star Jason Day has taken another small step towards No.1 in the world.

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

Nadal crashes out of US Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain walks off the court after his loss to Fabio Fognini of Italy.

Rafa Nadal has ended a sub-par grand slam tennis season on a heartbreaking note in New York.

Djokovic through to 4th round

Novak Djokovic and defending champion Marin Cilic took different routes into the fourth round of the US Open.

Serena Williams returns a shot to Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine during the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open.

Williams extends her comeback

Can't count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes.

motorsport

Hulkenberg re-signs with team

MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 04:  Nico Hulkenberg of Germany and Force India drives during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 4, 2015 in Monza, Italy.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Nico Hulkenberg has agreed a two-year contract extension with F1 team Force India.

Renzi: 'Leave Monza alone'

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has a message for F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: "Leave Monza alone."

Lewis Hamilton topped his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg during both free practice sessions at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Hamilton fastest at Monza

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the pace in practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

other sports

Kiwis grab double gold

Zoe McBride won gold in the lightweight women's single sculls at the 2015 world rowing champs in France.

More medals loom, while seven boats now confirmed for Rio at world rowing champs in France.

Cooper wins rainbow jersey

Kiwi star adds under-23 world title to under-19 and Commonwealth Games victories.

NZ American footballer Paul Lasike could still make the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad if other teams don't pick him up on waivers.

Lasike cut by Cardinals? video

Kiwi American footballer appears to have missed out Arizona Cardinals final squad for NFL season.

racing

Jack Romanov wins the Northern

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Richard Cully rides Jack Romanov to victory in the Great Northern Hurdles Steeplechase at Ellerslie racecourse, Auckland.

Jack Romanov holds out for Mark Brooks and big team in thrilling Great Northern Steeplechase.

Alcaldesa, Secret Spirit win

8:41 PM  Alcaldesa wins Wanganui Guineas while Secret Spirit takes out Listed O'Leary's Fillies' Stakes.

Gagarin and Matt Gillies fly over the final fence ahead of Mahanadi in Saturday's Great Northern Hurdles at Ellerslie.

Gagarin wins Northern Hurdle

7:55 PM  Family all there to share in Gagarin's timely Great Northern Hurdle win.

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