Rewriting history is Hansen's goal

Steve Hansen

The All Blacks' ambitions remain sky-high as they look to keep alive an unbeaten run going back to November 2012.

Toughest test begins now ABs delayed, untroubled Can ABs go another step ABs their biggest rival

Head-to-head bets examined

Horse racing generic David Walker was right about one thing - New Zealand's racing rules conflict badly with head-to-head betting.

No Sonny for Steelers

Sonny Bill Williams Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga has ruled out Sonny Bill Williams playing for the Steelers this year.

The bout for boxing's cash

Joseph Parker Liam Napier looks at the fight brewing between Sky TV and Duco Events for boxing's pay-for-view dollars.

Hodkinson kicks Dogs to win

Trent Hodkinson A Trent Hodkinson field goal deep in the first period of golden point extra-time cuts down Manly.

NZ stuck with rubbish

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

Bosses have dropped ball

The New Zealand Rugby League is not even in the fight when it comes to convincing New Zealanders to play for the Kiwis.

RWC is 'mission possible'

Sorting cliches from reality

Easy win for Auckland

Patrick Tuipulotu Auckland's NPC dominance continued tonight as they crushed North Harbour 32-7 at Eden Park.

All Blacks delayed, untroubled

The All Blacks were shrugging off the disruption of a cancelled flight out of Auckland today ahead of their Puma test.

Manawatu take the spoils

West shines for Magpies

Toughest test begins now

Seven away tests in nine weeks; over 58,000 kilometres to travel. Now the hard yards begin for the All Blacks.

Kranjcar rescues point for QPR

Niko Kranjcar Niko Kranjcar scored a superb late free kick to rescue a point for Queens Park Rangers in a 2-2 Premier League draw against Stoke City.

Real put eight past Deportivo

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 27th career hat-trick as Real Madrid bounced back in with a 8-2 thumping of Deportivo La Coruna.

Mourinho calls for points deductions

Relying on 'privileged' Rooney

Four-minute burst for Arsenal

Mesut Ozil scored one and created another for Danny Welbeck as Arsenal struck three goals in four minutes in a 3-0 win at Aston Villa.

Ferns collapse spectacularly

cricket ball A batting collapse has completed the White Ferns' humiliation in the one-day series against the West Indies.

Williamson smashes T20 ton

Knights batsman strikes maiden T20 ton, leading team to a match-winning total of 206 in the Champions League.

Unlikely source of debate

Knights duo in the swing

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.

Iro returns to Mt Smart

Tony Iro Tony Iro is heading back to the Warriors to take up his old role as assistant coach at the club.

Ennis has last laugh

Canterbury captain Michael Ennis got a taste of his own medicine, but he still had the last laugh.

Junior Warriors march on

SBW poor but has shot

Hodkinson kicks Dogs to win

A Trent Hodkinson field goal deep in the first period of golden point extra-time cuts down Manly.

Breakers cop thrashing

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

Cameron backed for NZ

Mark Dickel has given former Tall Blacks team-mate Pero Cameron his seal of approval to take over as national coach.

Breakers' pre-season win

Big hopes for Pledger

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.

Alker to miss cut

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

Alker sluggish in opening round

New Zealand golfer Steven Alker has made a slow start to the Web.com Tour Championship.

Female members for R&A

Finally time to let women in?

Scott parts ways with Williams

Champion Australian golfer Adam Scott to end his partnership with Kiwi caddy Steve Williams.

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.

Wozniacki, Ivanovic in final

Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic have reached the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Venue decision still pending

Next month's Davis Cup tie for NZ against Chinese Taipei looks likely to be played in either Albany, Hamilton or Christchurch.

Lille to host Davis Cup final

Murray backs independence

Li says Na to playing on

China's Li Na, Asia's first grand slam singles title winner, has announced her retirement from tennis.

Hamilton tops in practice

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore GP, while Nico Rosberg suffered a setback.

F1 backtracks on radio ban

F1 has back-tracked on a planned clampdown on radio messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver 'coaching'.

NZ car buff tastes victory

Smoky haze an issue

Camaro bound to draw crowd

Southland motorsport personality Ian ''Inky'' Tulloch is set to turn a few heads - well, his car will at least.

Hawthorn edge out Power

Jarryd Roughead Hawthorn have emerged on the right side of a fourth straight preliminary final cliffhanger to set up a dream AFL grand final against Sydney.

Fine week for Smith

Jacob Schmid has capped a fine individual effort in Cambridge this week with victory in the elite men's sprint.

Dawson misses out

Sponsor abandons NFL

Clinical UFC win for Hunt

New Zealand's Mark Hunt made another emphatic statement in the UFC, beating Roy Nelson.

Pure Champion just that

Horse racing generic Emotional Group One success for Pure Champion as he staves off I Do to capture yesterday's $200k Windsor Park Plate at Hastings.

Spratt's darling takes Gold

Hot Favourite O'Marilyn made an outstanding winning return in yesterday's $70,000 Gold Trail Stakes at Hastings.

Unlikely duo combine well

Feature place in doubt

Bets, lies and videotape

Jockey David Walker's seven-year ban was stiff but the evidence was compelling, writes Racing Editor Barry Lichter.

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