Who will be celebrating? video

Beauden Barrett will be a key figure for the Hurricanes when they take on the Chiefs.

It's crunch time in Super Rugby, but who will do the business? These are Stuff's semifinal picks.

Ko sneaks above cut

Lydia Ko fired a two-under 70 in the second round of the Women's British Open.

Two late birdies help Kiwi world No 1 finish British Open second round one shot above cut-line.

No Pokemon Go in Rio

Anna Green is one of the athletes upset that Pokemon Go isn't available to play in Rio.

10:32 AM  Athletes are disappointed that they won't be able to chase Pokemons around the Olympic village.

Black Caps erase deficit

Tom Latham celebrated his fourth test century shortly after tea on day two of the first cricket test against Zimbabwe in ...

Black Caps lead Zimbabwe by 151 after milestones by Tom Latham and Kane Williamson.

Bolters, Barrett & Savea video

Can Seta Tamanivalu and the Chiefs give the Hurricanes the slip again on Saturday night in the big semifinal at the Cake Tin?

Our rugby scribes tackle the hot topics of the week, including what the All Blacks do at No 10.

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Weightlifters out of Olympics

Russia's weightlifting team aren't allowed to compete at Rio Olympics.

Weightlifters have joined the list of Russian athletes banned from the Rio Olympics.

Fire in Olympic village

Members of the Australian hockey team walk at the Olympic Village before the fire.

Some Aussie athletes were evacuated after a fire in their Olympic village accommodation.

Stenson storms into early lead

Henrik Stenson plays his shot from the sixth tee during the second round of the PGA Championship.

Henrik Stenson continues his good run of form at the PGA championship.

Paddon sitting sixth in Finland video

Hayden Paddon gets airborne during the shakedown at the Rally of Finland.

Kiwi driver determined to make necessary improvements after "difficult day" to start latest WRC event.

Aussie seek help from NZR

Earmarked by the Kiwis: Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson

ARU management have been on several informal fact-finding missions in New Zealand.

Bulldogs hold out Dragons

Sam Kasiano of the Bulldogs dives to score in the 29th minute in Canterbury's 13-10 victory over St George Illawarra.

​Canterbury deal St George Illawarra's NRL finals hopes a crushing blow with a 13-10 victory.

Hunt may quit UFC

Mark Hunt says he ''probably'' won't fight in the UFC again.

The Kiwi fighter believes the organisation condones performance enhancing drugs and has had enough.

Four uncapped Wallabies

Matt Giteau will be available for the Rugby Championship after being released by his French club Toulon.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika reveals agents are putting players in difficult situations.

Rosberg fastest in practice

Nico Rosberg topped teammate Lewis Hamilton in a dominant day for Mercedes in practice for the German Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg, aiming to reclaim F1 lead at German GP, got his weekend off to a strong start.

Godin strike seals Atletico win

Diego Godin (right) shoots and scores the eventual match-winning goal in Atletico's 1-0 victory over Tottenham at the MCG.

​Tottenham Hotspur leave Australia winless after succumbing to an Atletico Madrid sucker punch.

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Who's got keys to No 10? video

Will Aaron Cruden, left, be the All Blacks' water boy, come the Rugby Championship, or win the No 10 jumper back from ...

Semifinal clash should decide whether Barrett or Cruden will be Carter's successor.

Is rugby success making us smug?

Do we have justification for being so pleased with ourselves over New Zealand's rugby success?

Tahs show real leadership

Here comes the all-Kiwi final

olympics

Fire in Olympic village

Members of the Australian hockey team walk at the Olympic Village before the fire.

Some Aussie athletes were evacuated after a fire in their Olympic village accommodation.

Russian weightlifters out of Olympics

Russia's weightlifting team aren't allowed to compete at Rio Olympics.

Weightlifters have joined the list of Russian athletes banned from the Rio Olympics.

IOC looks at gene doping test

A gene doping test is on the horizon but will not be experimented with during the Rio Olympics.

IOC looking at a new test for gene doping, although it won't be used at the Rio Games.

Val Adams' coach out of Rio

Valerie Adams will be without her coach Jean-Pierre Egger at the Olympics.

Shot put champion's bid for a third Olympic gold is dealt a blow by an injury − to her coach.

Rugby

Who's got keys to No 10? video

Will Aaron Cruden, left, be the All Blacks' water boy, come the Rugby Championship, or win the No 10 jumper back from ...

Semifinal clash should decide whether Barrett or Cruden will be Carter's successor.

Wallaby Palu retires

Wycliff Palu went to the last three World Cups, though injury cut short his involvement in the 2015 tournament.

The 34-year-old won 58 caps for Australia and went to 3 World Cups.

Wallabies get back Giteau

Matt Giteau tangles with All Blacks No 8 Kieran Reid during last year's Bledisloe Cup series.

Matt Giteau will join the Wallabies for the Rugby Championship after Toulon grant his release.

The joke that led to a ban

Marist Albion skipper Ross Kennedy has been suspended for the Canterbury Metro plate final.

Former 'Canes lock Ross Kennedy made a jibe over a mouthguard. Someone wasn't amused.

Cricket

Recap: Black Caps v Zimbabwe

Black Caps opening batsman Martin Guptill.

Tom Latham notched his fourth test century while Kane Williamson came up just short.

Australia facing tough chase

Adam Voges (left) and Steve Smith are at the crease as Australia need a further 185 runs with seven wickets remaining to ...

Spinners account for three Australian top order wickets to put Sri Lanka in command.

Whoops, wrong NZ flag

Wrong NZ flag used during coverage

Gaffe sees losing referendum flag represent NZ during Sky coverage of cricket test.

Bang! Helmets save the day video

Ryan ten Doeschate, formerly of the Otago Volts, faces a fearsome drive from Essex team-mate Ashar Zaidi

That could have ended badly. Two cricketers shake off fearful blows to the head.

Video

Bubble football craze grows

Barcelona were the latest to adopt the strange new game, with superstar Lionel Messi making it look easy!

Football

All Whites legend's cancer battle

Steve Sumner has advanced prostate cancer and wants more middle aged men to get regular checks.

Steve Sumner's cancer has spread and he is encouraging more men to get checked.

Smith extends Ipswich deal

Tommy Smith has signed a new three-year deal at Ipswich Town.

Three-year deal will keep Kiwi centre back at the English Championship club until at least 2019.

Ferns refine focus for Rio opener

Experienced striker Amber Hearn was one of four Football Ferns to get on the scoresheet in their Olympic warm-up clash ...

NZ women's football team ready to bump up intensity after 4-1 warm-up win over South Africa.

Three killed as fans party

Fans of Atletico Nacional celebrate their win over Ecuador's Independiente del Valle.

Football fans' night of revelry turns ugly in Colombia with more than 600 brawls and three deaths.

League

Recap: Bulldogs v Dragons

Benji Marshall and the Dragons have a lot to prove this weekend.

Canterbury Bulldogs go scoreless in second half but hold on to beat Dragons.

Panthers wary of Lolohea

Tuimoala Lolohea could be the Warriors' danger man against the Panthers.

Coach Anthony Griffin says the Panthers will need to pay close attention to the fullback on Saturday.

'They play league in heaven'

The Tigers backrower is contemplating becoming a pastor once his footballing days are over.

Wests Tigers' Kiwi rookie Josh Aloiai has two loves - rugby league and religion.

Foran released by Eels

Kieran Foran had a A$5 million contract with the Parramatta Eels.

Troubled Kiwis playmaker Kieran Foran has been freed from the remainder of his contract with the NRL club.

Basketball

Rich, but not rich enough

Lorde

Lorde, Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Steven Adams. They've done alright. But how well?

Stoudemire retires from NBA

Amar'e Stoudemire in action for the Heat last season.

Amar'e Stoudemire played for the Suns, Knicks, Mavericks and Heat during his 14 years in the league.

USA thumps China

DeMarcus Cousins led USA with 21 points in their latest Olympic warm up match in Oakland.

Led by 21 points from centre DeMarcus Cousins, USA thrashed China 107-57 in Oakland.

What's cooking Steven Adams?

Kevin Durant plays an April Fools prank as Steven Adams and Enes Kanter are interviewed about their partnership.

"Turkish and Kiwi cuisine" opportunity for Kiwi NBA star as Kevin Durant closes his OKC restaurant.

Golf

Lee makes PGA Championship cut

Danny Lee watches on as he misses a putt for birdie on the third hole during round two of the PGA Championship.

Even-par second round means Kiwi golfer will play at the weekend in latest major championship.

Stenson storms into early lead

Henrik Stenson plays his shot from the sixth tee during the second round of the PGA Championship.

Henrik Stenson continues his good run of form at the PGA championship.

Jaeger shoots record round

German Stephan Jaeger carded 12 birdies and six pars in his record day out.

The German golfer's scintillating 12-under 58 opening round was made up of 12 birdies and six pars.

Lee four shots off lead

Danny Lee shot one under in his first round at the US PGA Championship.

Birdies on the final two holes gave Kiwi golfer Danny Lee a solid first round at the US PGA Championship.

Netball

Langman seeks unique prize

Laura Langman was inspired to join the NSW Swifts after watching last year's grand final. Now, she's playing in the rematch.

If her New South Wales Swifts win on Sunday, she will become the only Kiwi with two trans-Tasman league titles.

Jamaican set to dwarf Kiwis

Marvadene Anderson is 2.12m tall.

At 2.12m, Jamaican goal shoot Marvadene Anderson will tower above even the tallest Silver Ferns defenders.

Broughton takes control at UK club

Former Southern Steel netball coach Robyn Broughton has a new role as Director of Netball at Hertfordshire Mavericks in ...

Broughton takes over as head coach and director of netball at Hertfordshire Mavericks.

Magic exit in disappointing fashion

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic's disappointment was clear to see in the wake of Monday's semifinal loss.

Coming out for the second half trailing by nine, they didn't have enough hunger, says captain Leana de Bruin.

Tennis

Kiwi doubles pair lose

Michael Venus has won four ATP doubles titles playing with Croatian Mate Pavic this year.

Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell's preparations for the Rio Olympics have come to a swift halt.

Nadal injury 'delicate'

Rafael Nadal announces in May his second round withdrawal from the French Open.

It won't be an easy return to tennis at Rio for the world No 4, Spanish Olympic team-mate says.

Federer to miss Olympics

Roger Federer has announced he will be out of action for the rest of the year.

Swiss tennis star "extremely disappointed" to miss out on Rio as he rules himself out for the rest of 2016.

Pokemon addict Kyrgios humbled

The loss was Nick Kyrgios' first match since being knocked out of Wimbledon.

The Australian writes that he plays more Pokemon than tennis, then loses to world number 370.

Other sports

Fighting for girl power

Seen here with Latu Talu, head coach of the gym Simone Harris is the first female coach in Billy Graham's boxing academy..

If boxing can help at-risk boys, why not girls too?

Golden Moments: Yvette Williams video

Yvette Williams flanked by the second and third place-getters in the long jump.

When Yvette Williams won gold in 1952, people were huddled around a radio in Dunedin hoping for the best.

Medal chance for Junior Black Sox

Bailey Hamilton, Callum Bishop and  Reilly Makea have helped put the Junior Black Sox into medals contention at the ...

A win over Japan on Saturday would put the Junior Black Sox into the world under-19 softball final.

Watt wins third boxing crown

New Zealand superheavyweight  boxing champion Sam Watt.

Triple national boxing champion Sam Watt faces a sporting choice - remain in the ring or focus on rugby.

Motorsport

Euro link to F1 kidnapping?

The mother-in-law of Bernie Ecclestone, pictured with his wife Fabiana Flosi, has been kidnapped.

Brazilian police investigate if kidnapping of F1 mogul's mother-in-law was work of a European mastermind.

F1 safety halo delayed

Felipe Massa of Brazil crashes during the German F1 Grand Prix at the Hockenheim in 2014. He was unhurt.

​Formula One delays cockpit-protection device, despite two recent motor racing deaths.

Kennard keen to fly in Finland

John Kennard, right, has been co-driving for Kiwi rally ace Hayden Paddon since 2006.

Kiwi WRC star's co-driver primed for big jumps, breakneck speed and podium finish at 'home' rally.

McLaren's 'Speedy Kiwi' logo reappears

Garage 59's #60 McLaren 650S GT3 wears a unique livery based on the original logo which adorned the early racers of the ...

A new McLaren race car will pay hommage to the early racers of the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team.

Racing

Du Plessis back from Japan

Mark Du Plessis will resume riding on Foxbridge Plate day at Te Rapa following a successful stint in Japan.

Popular jockey returning from Japanese experience.

Johnson looking for magic touch on return

Chris Johnson returns from a two month suspension at Ashburton on Saturday.

One top jockey returns from suspension as another record breaker heads overseas.

Title in the bag for partners

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock with trainers, Jamie Richards, left, and Stephen Autridge at Cup week in Christchurch.

Title winners surprise themselves.

Johnson returns to riding action

Danielle Johnson riding Xiong Feng celebrates winning the Karaka Million at the Ellerslie to highlight her season.

Danielle Johnson back in action after holiday.

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Ronda Rousey up for a fight video

Ronda Rousey pictured in a new Reebok TV ad.

UFC star tells a Women in Action group in an expletive-laden rant she's out for revenge to retake the title.

Shaq dunked on by his son video

Shaq thought he'd teach his son a thing or two about basketball, but he ended being the one taken to school.

While teaching his son a thing or two about basketball, Shaq wound up on a poster.

Pokemon during NBA game video

Pokemon Go is sweeping the world. It has people turning their lives into a huge Pokemon world, and even the NBA Summer ...

Utah forward Rudy Gobert whipped out his phone during an NBA Summer League game to give it a go.

Success and swearing on TV

D'Angelo Russell is back in the headlines, for swearing after hitting the game-winning three-pointer.

Basketballer hits the game-winning shot, but shocks audiences at home by swearing on live TV.