Snedden: End for Wellington 7s

Declining crowds in recent years suggest the Wellington Sevens has probably done its dash in the capital, leading sports ...

The man who delivered us the Rugby World Cup says the writing is on the wall for Wellington Sevens.

Murray shocked at Aussie Open

Andy Murray was favourite to lift the Australian Open title.

2:05 AM  World No 1 admits he's "very down" after a stunning loss to German No. 50 Mischa Zverev.

Warner carries Oz to win

David Warner shows his delight at scoring a century.

Australian batsmen take full advantage of poor Pakistan fielding to triumph in ODI series.

Disqualified for hitting ball kid

Maria Vittoria Viviani immediately apologised but was disqualified.

Junior Italian tennis player Maria Vittoria Viviani was sent home from the Australian Open in tears.

Breakers make it four straight

Kevin Dillard takes it to the hoop for the Breakers in their big win over the Perth Wildcats at Vector.

The Breakers wobbled late, but hung on for a big win over defending ANBL champs Perth.

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Ogier wins Monte Carlo Rally

Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia won the rally.

Frenchman claims fourth straight victory in rally marred by tragedy after Hayden Paddon hit and killed a spectator.

De Grandhomme under pressure

Colin de Grandhomme snared a record-breaking six-wicket haul on debut against Pakistan at Hagley Oval in November, but ...

All-rounder role for Black Caps test squad to play South Africa under scrutiny

New coaching set-up for Adams

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Shotput champ Dame Valerie Adams' coach retires, and new set-up partially in place.

Wanderers grab first home win

Jaushua Sotirio scored 20 minutes from the end of regulation time.

Western Sydney down Jets to move level with Wellington in A-League.

'Is racism legal in France?'

Italian striker Mario Balotelli is now playing in the French top league for Nice.

Italian football star accuses opposition supporters of abusing him during Ligue 1 match, prompting investigation.

Chapecoense's emotional return video

Goalkeeper Jackson Follmann, who survived when the plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashed, Nivaldo and ...

Brazilian club returns to pitch, looking to bounce back from one of football's great tragedies.

Rivals frustrated by rain

A member of the ground staff at Hagley Oval sweeps water from the wicket block covers before play of day three of the ...

Rain wipes out third day of second cricket test between Black Caps and Bangladesh.

Bay coach sees red in draw

Hawke's Bay United coach Brett Angell was sent off by match officials but his team bounced back for a 3-3 draw with Team ...

Hawke's Bay coach Brett Angell raises the ire of officials as his team earn draw with Team Wellington.

Kerber knocked out of Oz Open

Angelique Kerber was knocked out of the Australian Open.

Top seed Angelique Kerber is left stunned by world No. 35, while Venus Williams reaches the quarterfinals.

Late drama in national league

Playing his 100th game for the Dragons, Tom Schwarz scored a 96th-minute penalty to earn Canterbury a 2-2 draw with ...

Excitement aplenty in all four Stirling Sports premiership matches on Sunday, with three ending in draws.

Clarkson blasts CD to victory

Northern Districts batsman Daryl Mitchell turns a ball into the leg-side against the Central Stags in their Ford Trophy ...

The big-hitting CD batsman helped the visitors come from behind at Seddon Park against ND.

Treviso waiting for Banks' call

Benetton Treviso are playing the waiting game to see if Marty Banks will turn up amid speculation the Highlanders are ...

Benetton Treviso to wait on word from Marty Banks before deciding what action to take.

Adams uncertain for Jazz

The OKC Thunder have lost both games Steven Adams has so far sat out under the NBA concussion protocol.

Kiwi basketball star still under NBA concussion protocol and could miss third straight game for OKC Thunder.

Dutch teenager retains lead

Richard Verschoor, 16, leads the TRS heading into Teretonga.

Richard Verschoor retains lead in Toyota Racing Series after winning at wet Teretonga Park.

Frustrating round for Leitch

Brendon Leitch competes in the Toyota Racing Series at Invercargill's Teretonga Park.

Up and down weekend for Brendon Leitch in TRS while fellow Southlander Liam MacDonald against stars in the NZV8s.

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Booze adverts thing of the past

Richie McCaw holds up the Steinlager Trophy after a  win against Wales in 2010.

OPINION: The days of alcohol companies funding sport are numbered, writes Phil Gifford.

My Trump locker room confession

COMMENT: Blokes like Donald Trump, who talk like that, have no place in real locker-rooms.

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Rugby

Treviso waiting for Banks' call

Benetton Treviso are playing the waiting game to see if Marty Banks will turn up amid speculation the Highlanders are ...

Benetton Treviso to wait on word from Marty Banks before deciding what action to take.

Toulon target Kerr-Barlow

Tawera Kerr-Barlow has played 25 tests for the All Blacks.

Another All Black is being targeted by a French club, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

New 7s coach outlines plans

Scott Curry makes a break during the Dubai sevens last month.

Incoming New Zealand sevens coach Clark Laidlaw has grand plans for the national programme.

Hartley sharpens technique

Dylan Hartley is red-carded by referee Jerome Garces Action against Leinster.

Suspension forces England's NZ-born hooker Dylan Hartley to sharpen his tackling technique.

Cricket

Clarkson blasts CD to victory

Northern Districts batsman Daryl Mitchell turns a ball into the leg-side against the Central Stags in their Ford Trophy ...

The big-hitting CD batsman helped the visitors come from behind at Seddon Park against ND.

Munro gets Big Bash yes and no

Colin Munro's blazing form for New Zealand saw him signed by Sydney Sixers, who are into the Big Bash semifinals.

Yes to Aussie Big Bash semifinal, no to final for Black Cap Colin Munro.

Black Caps risk first innings deficit

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All-rounder Shakib al Hasan takes three quick wickets as Bangladesh finish day two on top

Day three washout looms

Rain is forecast in Christchurch for most of the third day of the second cricket test between New Zealand and Bangaladesh.

Planning on watching the Black Caps v Bangladesh today? It might pay to find another plan.

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Rooney breaks club record

Wayne Rooney has scored more goals for Manchester United than anyone.

Football

Schwarz rescues point in 100th match

Tom Schwarz scored two goals for Canterbury in his 100th match for the club.

 Tom Schwarz salvages point for Canterbury.

Tasman hang on through late penalty save

Tasman goalkeeper Tom Fawdry saves a penalty against the Wellington Phoenix reserves.

Goalkeeper saves 92nd minute penalty as Tasman United hang on for second consecutive draw.

Recap: Wanderers v Jets

Newcastle Jets player Lei Lei Ma.

Wanderers prove too strong for Jets in Sydney.

Suburbs pip unlucky Wanderers

Armin Pasagic's penalty goes past Matt Oliver in Wanderers' goal.

Hamilton Wanderers lost 3-1 to Eastern Suburbs, but only after the losers were denied a penalty with the scores level.

League

Cleary to coach Lebanon

Ivan Cleary will take charge of the Cedars for this year's World Cup.

Ivan Cleary has been named as the new head coach of the Lenanon national team.

NRL season preview

A new season offers plenty of hope but which Warriors side will turn up this year?

OPINION: Things are looking good for the Warriors but we've heard that before, writes Phil Lutton.

SJ focused on Warriors, not future video

Shaun Johnson is in the final year of his current deal at the Warriors.

Contract talks no distraction for Johnson as he prepares to kick-off 2017 at Nines.

Johnson: Foran not ready yet

Kieran Foran talks with Warriors coach Stephen Kearney at training this week.

Warriors star says Kieran Foran still has work to do but is well on the way to a return.

Basketball

Adams uncertain for Jazz

The OKC Thunder have lost both games Steven Adams has so far sat out under the NBA concussion protocol.

Kiwi basketball star still under NBA concussion protocol and could miss third straight game for OKC Thunder.

Deadly Dillard denies disrespect

Kevin Dillard: 'I play with passion and that's what's been able to take me over the top.'

He may have opposing coaches fuming, but the Breakers' new star says he's just playing the only way he knows.

Sixers get sixth straight win

Eric Jacobsen of the Adelaide 36ers posts up against the Sydney Kings.

Adelaide 36ers withstand an early perimeter barrage to comfortably beat the Sydney Kings.

Bullets upset Melbourne hopes

Torrey Craig of the Bullets celebrates a basket during Brisbane's victory over Melbourne United.

Brisbane Bullets have put the heat on Melbourne United's ANBL playoff chances.

Golf

Canadian fires, Lee sinks

Adam Hadwinis became the fourth player in PGA Tour history to fire a 59 on a par 72 course.

Adam Hadwin is one of four players in PGA Tour history to fire a 59 on a par 72 course.

Canadian breaks 60 on PGA Tour

Canadian Adam Hadwin who has become just the eighth player to record a 59 on the US PGA tour.

Kiwi Danny Lee went down the leaderboard as Canadian Adam Hadwin rocketed up with a rare 59 on the US PGA tour.

'Awkward reporter' pranks golf stars

Dustin Johnson was just one of a bunch of golfers pranked by the ''awkward reporter'' this week.

Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson were two of the world's top golfers left bamboozled by a prank.

Fox remains in contention

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Kiwi golfer shoots third straight round under-par to remain within striking distance in Abu Dhabi.

Netball

Southern Steel not horsing around video

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Southern Steel partake in usual training as they look to set the pace in the 2017 national netball league.

Huge test awaits Silver Ferns

Silver Ferns' coach Janine Southby wants to continue developing connections in the Quad Series.

The Silver Ferns go from no netball in months to a summer Quad Series opener against Australia.

Southland in for 'Super Sunday'

Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew after she played her 100th game for the franchise, with Southern Steel CEO Lana Winders.

The new elite national netball league's 'Super Sundays' will provide new opportunities for teams and fans.

Taumaunu named high performance director

Former Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu will become Central Netball's director of high performance.

The former Silver Ferns coach will oversee Central Netball's high performance programme.

Tennis

Gavrilova: New Aussie tennis queen?

The 22-year-old Melburnian upset Swiss 12th seed Timea Bacsinszky 6-3 5-7 6-4 in a third-round centre-court thriller.

The last local standing at the Australian Open, but she faces a tough fight to make the last eight.

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Serena cruises into fourth round

Serena Williams is yet to drop a set at the Australian Open.

Williams yet to lose a set as she moves into the fourth round.

Nadal holds off Zverev

Spain's Rafael Nadal had to comeback from a set down to defeat rising German star Alexander Zverev in five sets.

Rafael Nadal held back time, for one match at least, rallying to beat German teen Alexander Zverev.

Other sports

Roe claims chaotic first stage

IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness rider Tim Roe celebrates his win on the first stage of the New Zealand Cycle Classic on Sunday.

A weather bomb dropped itself on Castlepoint just as Tim Roe won the first stage at the New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Paterson holds on for historic win

Emily Paterson, right, is interviewed by Julian Ineson at the SIT Velodrome.

"It was nerve-racking knowing all the big boys were coming up behind me."

Kiwi kickboxer loses title fight

Kiwi kickboxer Israel Adesanya.

It went the distance, but Israel Adesanya came up short in his world title fight.

AFC, NFC title tilts should be special

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates after defeating the New York Giants in the NFC Wild Card playoff.

It's going to being all about the quarterbacks entering Sunday's conference championship game

Motorsport

Frustrating round for Leitch

Brendon Leitch competes in the Toyota Racing Series at Invercargill's Teretonga Park.

Up and down weekend for Brendon Leitch in TRS while fellow Southlander Liam MacDonald against stars in the NZV8s.

Dutch teenager retains lead

Richard Verschoor, 16, leads the TRS heading into Teretonga.

Richard Verschoor retains lead in Toyota Racing Series after winning at wet Teretonga Park.

Verschoor wins following Randle penalty

Dutch teenager Richard Verschoor has cemented his series lead with a win on Saturday.

Controversial penalty relegates Randle to seventh place while Verschoor cements series lead.

Gran: Paddon will get past 'low point'

Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard.

Esther Paddon wants to reach out and give her grandson Hayden a big hug following Monte Carlo Rally crash.

Racing

Smolda leaves Lazarus gasping

Anthony Butt won his third Ballarat Pacing Cup on Saturday night.

Lazarus was the hot favourite, but his stablemate had the fitness edge.

'All she needed was luck'

Trainer Roydon Bergerson at the Wellington Cup presentation.

Why did Savaria win the Wellington. Because she was the best horse, says her trainer.

Partners in life and in fashion gallery

John Morrow and partner Lynne Rait both won their sections, Man and Classic Lady of the carnival.

Island Bay couple take out the top prize for fashion on Wellington Cup day.

Signify the one for 'Snooky'

"Snooky'' Cowan, right, gets the Telegraph trainer's trophy from All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara.

Hobby trainer shows the big runs how it is done with

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