Harris gets vote of confidence

Nathan Harris

Young Chiefs hooker gets endorsement of ABs skipper Richie McCaw ahead of biggest moment in his young rugby career.

RWC is 'mission possible' Can ABs go another step? Waikato squanders chances Bad to worse for Lions Shield holders going well

Knights keen on jailed Packer

Russell Packer The Newcastle Knights have expressed an interest in re-signing jailed former Warriors prop Russell Packer.

Kiwi's French connection

Uini Atonio NZ rugby product Uini Atonio has gained a place in France's rugby squad for the November internationals.

Balotelli taunt spurs racism

Mario Balotelli Police reportedly investigating after Italy striker's Twitter jab "Man Utd...LOL" stirs up racist slurs. | Leicester beat Man U

Three floggings in a row

Piri Weepu Piri Weepu's England rugby stint not getting any better as side collapses to concede 30 points in 15 minutes.

Stags defence needs work

Jason Emery Team inch closer to worst defensive showing in 10 seasons and also prospect of missing 2014 NPC playoffs.

NZ stuck with rubbish

Harry Selfridge famously said, "The customer is always right." But he forgot to add, "Unless he is a New Zealander."

Bosses have dropped ball

RWC is 'mission possible'

Even Boyd is wondering

Mark Reddish Chris Boyd's all but conceded defeat. The Wellington coach felt yesterday was the team's day.

Vito’s return only good news

Treeby (concussion), Reddish (ankle) and Brunsdon (shoulder) likely out of do-or-die clash with Counties Manukau on Saturday.

Waikato’s semifinal chances slim

The difference a year makes

Three floggings in a row

Piri Weepu's England rugby stint not getting any better as side collapses to concede 30 points in 15 minutes.

Leicester City beat Man U

Jamie Vardy Trailing 3-1 with just over 30 minutes to play, team newly promoted to the EPL scores stunning 5-3 win.

West Brom off the bottom

Header off a corner steals away win for club against an out-of-sorts Spurs.

Merrick wants more goals

Reid scores in Hammers win

No glory in goodbye goal

Chelsea fans sing for Frank Lampard as he returns to their home - only to score the equaliser for Man City.

White Ferns efforts 'poor'

cricket ball New Zealand Cricket has called the national women's team's whitewash in the West Indies "poor."

Cup return for Moles

Andy Moles is about to return to New Zealand for the first time since being ousted as Black Caps coach in 2009.

Miracle win for Scorchers

Ferns collapse spectacularly

ND putting rivals to sword

Kane Williamson hopeful team's good luck continues to be combined with an ongoing series of strong performances.

Foran weighs up future

Kieran Foran Kiwis five-eighth's focus switches to playing future now most unsettling season of first grade career is over.

Cleary praised for efforts

Penrith boss Ivan Cleary has been touted as the frontrunner for the NRL's coach of the year award.

Castle's case of deja vu

Loss of mate still hurts

Knights keen on jailed Packer

The Newcastle Knights have expressed an interest in re-signing jailed former Warriors prop Russell Packer.

Breakers cop thrashing

Corey Webster NZ Breakers received a pre-season reality check from the Townsville Crocodiles in Brisbane.

Action Jackson seeks revival

Some things change, and some just stay the same. It's fair to say the Cedric Jackson hoops game falls firmly into the latter category.

Cameron backed for NZ

Breakers' pre-season win

Breakers have mixed bag

A win, a loss and a timely reminder they've got a mountain of work to do in the 3 short weeks before tipoff of new ANBL season.

Westwood finds his range

 Lee Westwood Former world No 1 continued his steady improvement with a solid third-round 68 in the Wales Open.

Alker to miss cut

Kiwi pro Steven Alker is set to miss the cut at the season-ending Tour Championship on the Web.Com Tour.

Female members for R&A

Alker sluggish in opening round

Smail off the pace

David Smail finished the third round of the Japan Golf Tour's ANA Open on a high, but is still well off the pace.

Selectors make 'brave choices'

Waimarama Taumaunu Daring isn't a trait always associated with NZ netball. A steady-as-she-goes orthodoxy might be more appropriate.

Steel coaches to refine skills

A rare chance to be immersed in the elite world of college basketball in the United States will benefit the Southern Steel's 2015 campaign.

Aussie shooter joins Ferns

Focused despite workload

Selection a big surprise

Ameliaranne Wells, Queensland born and bred, will now play for New Zealand against Australia.

Lorde concert key

tennis generic Kiwi pop princess Lorde holds centre court as Christchurch lines up for a shot at hosting a Davis Cup tie.

Sousa rallies to reach final

Sixth seed Joao Sousa rallied to win 7-6 (6) 6-2 against second-seeded Gael Monfils and reach the Moselle Open final.

Niculescu keeps her cool

Venue decision still pending

Pliskova reaches Korea Open final

Second seed Karolina Pliskova and American Varvara Lepchenko will battle it out for the Korea Open title.

Murphy could throttle big win

Greg Murphy Greg Murphy was outstanding at the Sandown 500 last weekend and could be on his way to winning Bathurst for the fifth time.

NZ car buff tastes victory

Kiwi wins prestigious trophy at the Goodwood Revival classic car race meeting in England.

F1 backtracks on radio ban

Stewart may yet face charges

Hamilton goes top in F1

Emphatic victory at Singapore Grand Prix propels Briton ahead of German team-mate in drivers' championship.

Kiwis sail to gold in Spain

Blair Tuke (left) and Peter Burling Kiwi sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have won gold in the 49er class at the world championships in Spain.

Kiwis help cycling teams to sixth

Jesse Sergent and Rushlee Buchanan play their respective parts as world road cycling championships begin.

Hewitt medals at worlds

Kergozou has right recipe

Hunt pleads for Sydney spot

NZ mix martial arts star wants a gig on UFC's show in November after spectacularly knockout victory in Japan.

O’Sullivans back on top

Pure Champion Wexford Stables back where it belongs as O'Sullivan family training establishment bathing in Group I glory again.

Darci’s Dream showing form

Hopes of South Island success in the feature race at Riccarton on Saturday, were dashed by a northern invasion.

Pure Champion shows class

Long-term target for Biologist

Sacred Falls setting trend

Sacred Falls continues love affair with Randwick mile, adding Group I George Main Stakes to his two Doncaster wins.

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