Luke fined for homophobic slur

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 31:  Isaac Luke of the Rabbitohs during the match between North Queensland Cowboys and the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the 2015 Auckland Nines at Eden Park on January 31, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)

Kiwis hooker's comment on social media has resulted in heflty punishment from the NRL.

Nightingale sits out training

Slater ruled out of Anzac test

Kangaroos are feeling the heat

Nightingale gets Kiwis call-up

Captain Smith endorses Inglis

Johnson: Benji deserved nod

Belgian soccer player 'critical' 

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Belgium under-21 international Gregory Mertens is critically ill in hospital after collapsing on the pitch.

Hurricanes still rate Crusaders

Crusaders openside Richie McCaw shortly after being concussed during his side's Super Rugby match against the Blues.

With or without Richie McCaw, they still consider Crusaders to be Super Rugby's benchmark side.

Kiwis move on from suspension

Kiwis wing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak was in fine form for the Penrith Panthers before his suspension.

Assistant coach David Kidwell says there's no point in dwelling on Dallin Watene-Zelezniak's one-game ban.

McCaw out of Canes clash video

Richie McCaw tries to clear his head after being knocked out tackling Lolagi Visinia.

Crusaders rule ABs captain out of Saturday's clash with Hurricanes after a head knock against the Blues.

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opinion

Sharks must be reined in

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 07: Bismarck du Plessis of the Sharks during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers at Cell C Sharks at DHL Newlands on March 07, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)

OPINION: It is a disgrace Sanzar is happy to ignore beyond the imposition of individual punishments.

Crusaders find their groove

OPINION: Todd Blackadder's boys find their feet again as counterpart Sir John Kirwan loses ninth game in 10.

Netball NZ must help Tactix

Is Richie McCaw a spent force?

cricket

Rebel league may tempt elite 

Money man: Billionaire Essel media baron Subhash Chandra.

Elite cricket players would be tempted by rebel league, says FICA boss Tony Irish.

Ali ready to make difference

England all-rounder determined to make runs to match his good bowling form against the West Indies.

Martin Guptill has continued his fine form for Derbyshire in English county cricket.

'Go for it' Guptill smashes 227

NZ batsman's aggressive approach pays handsome dividends in England with his highest ever first-class score.

rugby

Hurricanes still rate Crusaders

Crusaders openside Richie McCaw shortly after being concussed during his side's Super Rugby match against the Blues.

With or without Richie McCaw, they still consider Crusaders to be Super Rugby's benchmark side.

McCaw ruled out of clash video

The Crusaders rule All Blacks captain out of Saturday's clash with the Hurricanes after a head knock against the Blues.

MA'A NONU - HURRICANES - REDS V HURRICANES - SUPER RUGBY - PHOTO: SCOTT DAVIS - SMP IMAGES.COM/PHOTOSPORT NZ - 26th April 2015 - Queensland Reds V Wellington hurricanes - Action from Round 11 of the Super Rugby Championships between the Queensland Reds and the Wellington Hurricanes, being played at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

Super Rugby Power Rankings

In a week when the Canes and Chiefs collected maximums, the rich got richer in Super Rugby.

football

Bournemouth reach promised land

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has led the South Coast club to the Premier League for the first time in their 116-year history.

South Coast club effectively seal promotion to Premier League for first time in their 116-year history with 3-0 home victory over Bolton.

Figo hopes for Asian support

Fifa presidential candidate says vote for him will boost region's chances of more places in World Cups.

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Belgian soccer player 'critical' 

Belgium under-21 international Gregory Mertens is critically ill in hospital after collapsing on the pitch.

league

Kiwis move on from suspension

Kiwis wing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak was in fine form for the Penrith Panthers before his suspension.

Assistant coach David Kidwell says there's no point in dwelling on Dallin Watene-Zelezniak's one-game ban.

'Roos have lost their aura'

They may still cling to the world No 1 ranking but the Kangaroos have lost their aura, Corey Parker says.

South Sydney hooker Isaac Luke was fined $10,000 by the NRL for a homophobic slur on Instagram.

Luke fined for homophobic slur

Kiwis hooker's comment on social media has resulted in heflty punishment from the NRL.

basketball

NZ veteran still sinking buckets

Kirk Penney continues to come up big in the tough Spanish league.

Kirk Penney continues to make his mark on the tough European basketball scene as he weighs the next stage of his professional career.

Coston cut, hot-shot hired

Kyle Coston's time at the Canterbury Rams has been cut short and he has been replaced by a hot shot. 

Standout Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams in action during game five of their first round NBA playoffs clash with the Chicago Bulls.

Bucks beat Bulls in game five

Milwaukee avoid elimination again with win over Chicago in game five of NBA first-round playoff series.

golf

Ko wins Swinging Skirts in playoff

Lydia Ko poses with the winner's trophy after claiming victory in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco.

Kiwi teen overcomes a four-shot deficit to force a playoff, going on to win $2.6m LPGA event.

No Mickelson for Champs

Veteran American Phil Mickelson pulls out of the World Golf Championships for personal reasons.

World No 1 Rory McIlroy has drawn a tough group for the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championships.

McIlroy with three Americans

Top seed grouped with three highly-rated US golfers for WGC-Cadillac Match Play Champs in San Francisco.

netball

Steel steal late draw with T'birds

Southern Steel goal attack Brooke Leaver looks down court against the Thunderbirds in Dunedin.

NZ team scores three goals in a pulsating final minute to snatch a draw, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Magic subdued by hot Fever

A bold showing from a raw Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic side wasn't enough to shock the Fever.

Silver Fern Bailey Mes had her best game of the season for the Mainland Tactix.

Tactix push defending champs

Tactix give defending champion Melbourne Vixens big scare in Australia.

tennis

Sitak loses 'epic' doubles final

Kiwi tennis player Artem Sitak made it to the final of the ATP doubles event in Romania.

Kiwi tennis player can't find finishing form in the final of an ATP event, losing in a third set tie-breaker.

Halep plays after death threat

Security stepped up at Stuttgart WTA tournament after world No 3 receives a death threat.

Kei Nishikori celebrates winning the Barcelona Open.

Nishikori wins Barcelona Open

World No 5 made to fight hard in defence of his title, eventually beating Spanish finalist 6-4 6-4.

motorsport

No retirement plans for Williams

xxxx during final practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 18, 2015 in Bahrain, Bahrain.

Frank Williams has no plans to retire from the Formula One team he founded in 1977.

Paddon finishes Argentina race

More top-five finishes are possible in this year's World Rally Championship, Kiwi driver says.

Van Ammersfoort Formula Four driver Mick Schumacher of Germany smiles as he leaves the pitlane after the second race of the ADAC F4 season at the Motorsport Arena in Oschersleben, Germany, April 26, 2015. Schumacher is the son of Formula One driver Michael Schumacher.   REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Schumacher wins on debut

Former F1 world champion's son finishes debut Formula Four race weekend on top of winners' podium.

other sports

Roach plot Mayweather's downfall

Manny Pacquiao works the pads with trainer Freddie Roach in preparation for his fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Manny Pacquaio's trainer Freddie Roach says they have plan to end Floyd Mayweather's unbeaten run.

Fighters tested ahead of bout

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao undergo strict anti-doping testing to ensure their bout is completely drug-free.

Champions Australian hurdler Sally Pearson celebrates her victory at the London Olympics. The country is hoping for more of these in Rio than they experienced in 2012.

Australia backs away from goal

Australian sport moves to dampen expectations at Rio by saying top-five goal more "aspirational" than likely.

racing

Marlborough Cup win for Rose

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Peter Yealands Wines Marlborough Cup 1950m
Winner 13 Right Royal Rose ( CENTRE)
Second 3 Duffers Creek ( LEFT),
Third 10 Ya Dreamin Jonesy ( RIGHT)

Right Royal Rose and Kylie Williams return to scale after winning the Marlborough Cup.

Coleman aims to be king

Michael Coleman is ready to ride Lauren Tate to victory again in the Travis Stakes at Te Rapa.

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Figurac impresses again 

A rising star emerged from the three-year-old 1400m at Trentham on Saturday.

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