Broadhurst retires from rugby

James Broadhurst made his test debut for the All Blacks in their 2015 Rugby Championship test against South Africa in ...

4 min ago  One test All Black James Broadhurst hangs up his boots after failing to recover from a head knock suffered in 2015.

Baz wins 100th IPL match video

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9 min ago  Ex-NZ captain's bat can't provide the fireworks but top class fielding makes it a milestone T20 to remember.

Offal mistake by Fury - report

Hughie Fury is due to face a hearing next week over a failed drugs test.

7:23 AM  Hughie Fury is expected to blame a failed drugs test on a family habit of eating a boar each week.

Klitschko-Joshua face-off video

The face-off: Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko meet ahead of their fight for the IBF heavyweight boxing world title.

8:18 AM  Wladimir Klitschko gives IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua some advice ahead of their title fight.

Fury speaks from the dark video

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7:09 AM  Former boxing world champ makes eerie statement that he will "100 per cent" return to the ring.

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Fox lurking at China Open

Ryan Fox posted six birdies in an eight-hole stretch during the first round of the China Open in Beijing.

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox just outside the top-20 after another roller-coaster round on European PGA Tour.

Big payday for Parker foe Cojanu

Razvan Cojanu will collect the biggest payday of his career against Joseph Parker.

Romanian challenger Razvan Cojanu will bank biggest payday of his career in WBO title fight against Joseph Parker.

Roberts injured in Broncos win

James Roberts of the Broncos is taken from the field injured during the round nine NRL match against the Penrith Panthers.

NSW hopeful James Roberts being carried off the field sours Brisbane's NRL win over Penrith.

Crusaders flanker to hit the century

Matt Todd, pictured  in action against the Sunwolves in Christchurch, made his Super Rugby debut for the Crusaders ...

Flanker Matt Todd will play his 100th Super Rugby game when the Crusaders face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Sunday morning (NZT).

Kiwis star Papalii dobs himself in

Josh Papalii of the Raiders has dobbed himself in for drink driving, a court has heard

Kiwi Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii calls police about his own drink-driving incident.

No worries over Jarryd Hayne rage

Jarryd Hayne's on-field antics aren't an issue for his side, says coach Neil Henry.

Jarryd Hayne's on-field disputes with teammates cause angst, but not with his coach.

Kaino injury: Spanner in works

Jerome Kaino is down for now, but can he make it back in time to prove his fitness to face the British and Irish Lions?

OPINION: Make no bones about it, this could destabilise the All Blacks' Lions preparation.

Recap: Broncos v Panthers

Brisbane Broncos star Anthony Milford.

Brisbane Broncos take 22-0 halftime lead, then cruise to 32-14 win over Panthers.

Disappointment over Bracewell 

Cricketer Doug Bracewell has pleaded guilty to driving with breath alcohol more than three-time the legal limit. (File photo)

NZ Cricket boss unhappy with Doug Bracewell, who has admitted drink-driving charge.

Chiefs deliver Lowe blow

Winger James Lowe has often been one of the Chiefs' best but has been relegated to the bench against the Sunwolves due ...

Underperforming James Lowe will come from the bench against the Sunwolves.

Boxers chase a 'Big Josh' body

Anthony Joshua has been setting the standards with his training and conditioning.

Anthony Joshua's focus on supreme conditioning is influencing the entire heavyweight division.

Kaino to go under the knife video

Rugged Blues loose forward Jerome Kaino has collected an untimely knee injury.

Blues star likely to out for six weeks owing to surgery, putting his ABs place in doubt for the Lions tour.

Team NZ's nose-dive scare video

Team New Zealand's America's Cup boat makes an unexpected nose-dive during a training session in Bermuda.

Big gust catches Kiwis unawares as they exit Bermuda harbour.

Waratahs sink to all-time low

Hands on hips stuff for the Waratahs as they face a poor season of results and fan support in 2017.

Sydneysiders turning their backs on rugby as the worst home crowd turnout in Waratahs history is recorded.

How Cojanu got his shot video

Romanian Razvan Cojanu's inside knowledge of Joseph Parker is a major asset for his last-minute WBO title shot.

Joseph Parker's matchmaker runs through the elimination process that gave unheralded Romanian his title shot.

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Kaino injury: Spanner in the works

Jerome Kaino is down for now, but can he make it back in time to prove his fitness to face the British and Irish Lions?

OPINION: Make no bones about it, this could destabilise the All Blacks' Lions preparation.

Will Chelsea do the double?

HEAD-TO-HEAD: The Blues are on the verge of winning the EPL and FA Cup double, but will they get there?

FitzSimons: Buy, sell or hold

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Rugby

Chiefs deliver Lowe blow

Winger James Lowe has often been one of the Chiefs' best but has been relegated to the bench against the Sunwolves due ...

James Lowe has been identified as underperforming for the Chiefs, so will come from the bench against the Sunwolves.

Kaino to go under the knife video

Rugged Blues loose forward Jerome Kaino has collected an untimely knee injury.

Blues star likely to out for six weeks owing to surgery, putting his ABs place in doubt for the Lions tour.

Waratahs sink to all-time low

Hands on hips stuff for the Waratahs as they face a poor season of results and fan support in 2017.

Sydneysiders turning their backs on rugby as the worst home crowd turnout in Waratahs history is recorded.

Lions tour length to be cut

The British and Irish Lions, led by Sam Warburton and Warren Gatland, will no longer make 10-match tours after their ...

Pressure brought to bear by English clubs to cut Lions tours by two matches.

Cricket

England's bowling maestro quits at 25

Englands's Zafar Ansari bowls in the nets.

England spinner Zafar Ansari has decided to retire at age 25 to pursue a new career.

Big Bash or bust for Nine

Kerry Packer fought hard for Nine to get cricket broadcast rights in the 1970s.

ANALYSIS: It's the news no one at Cricket Australia expected after raking in TV riches for 40 years.

Snow stopped play - seriously

Snow blankets the Headingley ground in Leeds, where the match between the Yorkshire and Lancashire second XIs was being ...

For once, something other than rain forces the abandonment of an English cricket match.

Nine no certainty for cricket

Channel Nine cricket commentator Ian Healy.

Australian TV network urged to ditch cricket broadcasts owing to annual $43m losses on it.

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NRL bunker takes another hit

The NRL have again had to defend an officiating decision from the bunker.

Football

Ingham waits in the wings

Jai Ingham could play a major role off the bench for the Melbourne Victory in their A-League title chase.

The New Zealand international is happy to make an impact from the bench for now.

Sanchez cops a face full video

Alexis Sanchez clutches his face during Arsenal's win over Leicester City.

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez gets little sympathy for his antics at throw-in time against Leicester City.

Will Chelsea do the double?

Chelsea are on the verge of winning the English league-cup double.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: The Blues are on the verge of winning the EPL and FA Cup double, but will they get there?

Spurs keep title hopes alive

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring the winner against Crystal Palace.

Christian Eriksen's winner ensured Chelsea stay on the heels of Chelsea.

League

Who is going where in 2018?

Shaun Johnson is likely to stay with the Warriors next season, while Kieran Foran is expected to sign with the Bulldogs.

Who is going where in 2018 on the NRL's hot list.

Nicoll-Klokstad poised for debut

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been in strong from with the Warriors' reserve grade side.

With Solomone Kata injured, young outside back named to start on wing for Warriors clash with Roosters in Auckland on Sunday.

Storming display raises test prospects

Nelson Asofa-Solomona scored a key try for the Melbourne Storm in their win over the New Zealand Warriors on Tuesday.

The Melbourne Storm prop could play for New Zealand or Samoa.

Bennett defends NRL bunker

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett believes fewer complaints should be made about  the NRL bunker.

The veteran coach says fewer mistakes are being made in officiating.

Basketball

Giants at home to Taranaki

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili, left, and Nelson Giants' Bronson Beri contest possession during Tuesday clash at ...

The Nelson Giants defend the Brian Rampton Memorial Trophy against Taranaki on Saturday. 

A balancing act for Dunn

Netball South shooter Aliyah Dunn has been enjoying the experience of playing in the Beko Netball League.

Southland teenager Aliyah Dunn has several balls in the air as she balances netball, basketball and her school studies.

Rams sign reinforcments

Canterbury Rams guard McKenzie Moore will arrive back in Christchurch next week.

Last year's league MVP McKenzie Moore is one of two players set to boost the Canterbury Rams.

Line drawn in sand

The Southland Sharks in a team huddle.

Hope a Southland Sharks honesty session is the tonic for a big second half of the season

Golf

Fox lurking at China Open

Ryan Fox posted six birdies in an eight-hole stretch during the first round of the China Open in Beijing.

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox just outside the top-20 after another roller-coaster round on European PGA Tour.

Thompson back from 'nightmare'

Lexi Thompson walks off the 18th green, as So Yeon Ryu celebrates with her caddie after Ryu defeated Thompson in a ...

The US golfer was denied a maiden major win by a complaint from a TV viewer.

Golf moves against TV tide video

Lexi Thompson reacts after losing the ANA Inspiration after a TV viewer's phone call cost her a four-stroke penalty.

Pro golfers will no longer be held accountable to the "degree of precision" TV technology provides.

Chappell wins Texas Open

Kevin Chappell celebrates his win with his son Wyatt .

US golfer Kevin Chappell ended a frustrating run of near misses with his first PGA tour title, as Kiwi finishes down the field.

Netball

Steel prepared for double header

The Southern Steel celebrate their victory over the Northern Stars.

If teams thought the Super Sunday might be a chance to catch the unbeaten Southern Steel off guard, then they might be out of luck.

Pulse face stern test

Fresh off a win over the Northern Mystics on Monday night, wing attack Whitney Souness, left, and the Central Pulse face ...

It will be a tough two days in Invercargill for the Central Pulse.

A balancing act for Dunn

Netball South shooter Aliyah Dunn has been enjoying the experience of playing in the Beko Netball League.

Southland teenager Aliyah Dunn has several balls in the air as she balances netball, basketball and her school studies.

Steel too classy for Stars

The Stars had no answer to the Steel's Jhaniele Fowler-Reid on Wednesday night.

The Southern Steel steamrolled the Northern Stars 73-51 to remain unbeaten.

Tennis

'Cheater' Sharapova's return 'unfair'

Maria Sharapova celebrates winning match point against Roberta Vinci in Stuttgart.

Genie Bouchard hits out at Russian star as the tennis ace wins her comeback match after serving a doping ban.

Pregnancy reveal 'an accident'

Tennis star Serena Williams says she didn't mean to announce her pregnancy via Snapchat.

Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy news, but hit the wrong button on Snapchat.

Sharapova 'nervous' over comeback

Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova returns to the sport after serving a 15-month ban for doping.

Tennis superstar's return comes at a cost to others as she claims wild card entries.

Mixed results for Kiwi tennis players

Marcus Daniell lost in the first of doubles in Barcelona, after battling through qualifying.

Marcus Daniell lost in Barcelona, while Rubin Statham won in Florida.

Other sports

It's the climb

Blenheim cyclist Andrew Bidwell, 16, is aiming for a podium finish at the upcoming Age Group Road National Championships ...

When another cyclist said he was going to make Andrew's race hell, he laughed it off and smashed the pack by five minutes.

Pokie gambling deceit 'unproved'

Mike O'Brien pleaded not guilty to five charges.

Crown's claims of deception fall at several hurdles, says defence lawyer.

Now they all want a body like 'Big Josh'

Anthony Joshua has been setting the standards with his training and conditioning.

Anthony Joshua's focus on supreme conditioning is influencing the entire heavyweight division.

How Cojanu got title fight video

Romanian Razvan Cojanu's inside knowledge of Joseph Parker is a major asset for his last-minute WBO title shot.

Joseph Parker's matchmaker runs through the elimination process that gave unheralded Romanian his title shot.

Motorsport

'Bizarre' speedway crash

Racers and track personnel rush to Daniel Jenkins after he tipped in a TQ race at the Ellesmere Speedway on Sunday.

An "unusual" injury for one race-goer as Ellesmere Speedway hosts historic event.

Paddon on 'maximum attack'

Hayden Paddon powers around a right hand bend on his way to victory at Rally Argentina last year.

Kiwi driver crystal clear what approach will be as he bids to kick-start World Rally Championship season in Argentina.

Grand Prix venue decided

Manfeild Chief executive Julie Keane says the Feilding venue is committed to growing the New Zealand Grand Prix.

Manfeild fights off two other venues to keep the New Zealand Grand Prix. 

Dixon frustrated with second

Scott Dixon lamented a lack of pace from restarts as likely costing him the win.

Kiwi IndyCar driver laments restarts after press for rare victory in Alabama comes up just short.

Racing

Pokie gambling deceit 'unproved'

Mike O'Brien pleaded not guilty to five charges.

Crown's claims of deception fall at several hurdles, says defence lawyer.

Trainer beats cocaine stand down

Australian harness trainer Nathan Turnbull can continue to train despite a first sample from his horse showing ...

Harness trainer can continue after another person admits taking cocaine.

Two Travis chances for Marsh

Thee Auld Floozie and stablemate Sofa Rosa give Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh a strong Travis Stakes hand.

Marsh says Travis chances too close to call.

Showemup turned out

Showemup is the Southern Filly of the Year.

Showemup's 3-year-old campaign is over.

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Bryant channels his inner Urkel video

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant has been working on some comedy involving fictional TV character Steve Urkel.

Retired NBA star finding his feet after basketball in comedy, "Did I do that?"

NFL star's Happy Gilmore twitter war video

A fake movie villain has tried to take Aaron Rodgers down, for prioritising NFL over golf.

US quarterback argues about quitting golf with twitter account pretending to be Happy Gilmore movie villain.

Adams' season lives, dies with Russ

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams muscles up against the Houston Rockets.

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams says OKC's best chance is for Russell Westbrook to win the game on his own.

Flip throw to header to bicycle kick, goal video

A flip throw set up an incredible goal for the OKC Energy in the United Soccer League.

A football goal of the year contender as gymnastics and ball skills combine.

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