McFadden: Players back me

Warriors coach Andrew McFadden says he is not going anywhere.

Embattled Warriors coach adamant he is not going anywhere in wake of torrid week for NRL club.

Kiwis' depth to be tested

Kodi Nikorima could start at hooker with Issac Luke out of form.

4:08 PM  Losses in key positions a concern ahead of Kiwis' squad announcement.

Mystics appeal goal in loss

The Northern Mystics have appealed against a goal scored by Tactix shooter Mwai Kumwenda.

6 min ago  Decision on appeal over late third-quarter goal expected on Tuesday.

Paddon's rally hopes hit

Hayden Paddon has encountered mechanical issues on day two of Rally Whangarei.

Kiwi WRC star set to resume racing after mechanical issues forced temporarily withdrawal.

Leicester's fairytale ending?

Victory this weekend will give Claudio Ranieri's men the EPL title.

Can the miracle happen this weekend - Leicester City winning the English Premier League?

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Pacers, Heat force Game 7s video

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) shoots over Toronto Raptors guard Cory Joseph (6) during the second half of game ...

Paul George scored 21 points, Myles Turner added 15 as the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 101-83 to force a Game 7 of their series.

Xtravagant does the expected

Glamour colt Xtravagant lived up to the hype with a strong win at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Glamour colt Xtravagant lives up to the hype at Te Rapa.

Mourinho to manage Man Utd?

Jose Mourinho has still to enter into a formal contract with United.

Reports suggest the former Chelsea manager is being lined up to replace Louis van Gaal.

Erakovic fights way into final

Kiwi tennis No. 1 Marina Erakovic is into the final of the WTA tournament in Rabat, Morocco.

World No 15. last person standing between leading Kiwi tennis player and her second WTA title.

Aussie Gotsis goes to Broncos

Adam Gotsis stands at 193cm and weighs 130kg

The former Georgia Tech player was the 63rd overall pick.

Colvey sent out on loan

New Zealand under-23 international Kip Colvey has been loaned out from the San Jose Earthquakes.

New Zealand youth international Kip Colvey sent out on loan by San Jose Earthquakes.

Todd starts well in Kentucky

Sir Mark Todd is sixth after the dressage phase at the Kentucky three-day event.

Kiwi rider off to strong start in quest for maiden victory at four-star event in the US.

Thompson ends Victory career

Through the years, Archie Thompson has been nothing if not an entertainer.

One of Australia's greatest players Archie Thompson is saying goodbye to Melbourne Victory.

Andrew to quit English RFU

Rob Andrew has not had any direct involvement in the senior England team since his role was redefined in 2011.

He is being replaced by his former England team-mate and captain Nigel Melville.

New Formula One engine deal

The change will help teams like Manor Racing.

In a boost for the smaller teams, engines will be cheaper and more standardised.

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Warriors: Abandon ship?

Konrad Hurrell is in the spotlight after sharing a tweet that hinted faith in coach Andrew McFadden is evaporating.

OPINION: When it comes to the off-course Warriors, it's time for fans to demand respect

Head to head: What have the Olympics become?

Here come the Olympics Games, once the bastion of amateur ideals and sporting passion. But are they still?

Burning questions: Rennie hard done by?

Jones is a human Molotov cocktail

Rugby

Cruden happy to be goalkicking video

Aaron Cruden landed five from seven shots at goal for the Chiefs against the Sharks.

Recovered playmaker pleased to take responsibility back.

Chiefs cling on against Sharks video

Aaron Cruden's kicking proved the difference between the sides.

 Aaron Cruden's boot ends up getting Chiefs home as they prevail after nail-biting final minutes.

Andrew to quit English RFU

Rob Andrew has not had any direct involvement in the senior England team since his role was redefined in 2011.

He is being replaced by his former England team-mate and captain Nigel Melville.

Bulls thrash Western Force

Hanro Liebenberg (right) celebrates after crossing for one of the Bulls' five tries in their 42-20 victory over the ...

Western Force's losing streak extended to seven matches after copping a hiding from the Bulls.

Cricket

Aussie players lobby for less pink ball

Australian players are hoping for only one pink ball test match next summer, rather than two.

Slated to play two pink ball tests next summer, Australian players only want one.

Southee double drop disbelief video

Mitchell McClenaghan clutches his head after Mumbai Indians team-mate drops a catch off his bowling.

Mitchell McClenaghan in disbelief as Mumbai team-mate Tim Southee drops catches off consecutive balls.

NZ on board with day-night tests

NZ cricket coach Mike Hesson and CEO David White are happy to make day-night cricket test history in India.

Black Caps say they're content to continue to make history with the pink cricket ball.

How Captain Kane finds the right balance

Kane Williamson is a visual learner so picks up something very quickly, according to one of his early coaches.

Unlocking the secret to the success of New Zealand's latest test captain.

Video

Pacers, Heat force Game 7s

Paul George scored 21 points, Myles Turner added 15 as the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 101-83 to force a Game 7 of their series.

Football

Thompson ends Victory career

Through the years, Archie Thompson has been nothing if not an entertainer.

One of Australia's greatest players Archie Thompson is saying goodbye to Melbourne Victory.

Ben Sigmund bares all

Ben Sigmund (left) and Ricki Herbert in happier times at the Wellington Phoenix in 2010.

Extract from Phoenix retiree's upcoming book exposes some of the secrets of Ricki Herbert's resignation.

Sigmund "done" with Herbert

Wellington Phoenix defender Ben Sigmund (left) and former manager Ricki Herbert training four days before the latter ...

Ben Sigmund lifts lid on icy tensions with former Phoenix and All Whites boss Ricki Herbert in new book.

Phoenix to play Mariners in Canberra

The Wellington Phoenix will play the Central Coast Mariners in Canberra later this year.

The Wellington Phoenix will travel to Canberra to face the Central Coast Mariners next season.

League

Warriors drinking energy drinks

Konrad Hurrell was one of six Warriors players stood down from the NRL side to play in reserve grade this weekend.

Witness accounts indicate Warriors players were not as rowdy as their punishments suggest.

Inspired Eels do it for Kieran

Eels players celebrate a try by Bradley Takairangi during their 20-12 victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Parramatta Eels admit concerns for the health of teammate Kieran Foran was motivation.

Eels shrug off loss of Foran

Eels players celebrate a try by Bradley Takairangi during Parramatta's 20-12 victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs.

​Parramatta shrug off the loss of Kieran Foran to score a gutsy 20-12 NRL win over Canterbury.

Foran texts out thanks after drug OD

Kieran Foran was rushed to hospital earlier this week after suffering an overdose on prescription drugs.

Kiwis star Kieran Foran had been struggling with personal issues before his overdose.

Basketball

Saints power past Airs

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili drives to the rim in his side's win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs on Friday night.

 The Taranaki Mountain Airs proved no match for the Wellington Saints on Friday night.

Hawks eliminate Celtics

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) drives to the hoop against Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12).

It took nearly 60 years, but the Atlanta Hawks finally found a way to beat the Boston Celtics in the playoffs.

Dickel to remain in Rams' pen

Mark Dickel is staying on as Canterbury Rams' coach beyond this season.

Former Tall Black Mark Dickel extends contract with Canterbury Rams and Mainland academy.

Te Rangi heads to Bullets

Tall Black Reuben Te Rangi is shifting across the Tasman to play his ANBL hoops.

The Tall Blacks swingman has found a home across the ditch, complete with some familiar faces.

Golf

Danny Lee five off lead

Danny Lee tees off on the third hole during the second round in New Orleans.

Kiwi two-under par through 11 in second round as darkness ends play early.

PGA Tour: New Orleans Open leaderboard

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee is in the field for the New Orleans Open.

The leaderboard from the latest stop on the PGA Tour, the New Orleans Open.

Lee on song in New Orleans

Danny Lee follows the fortunes of an iron shot in New Orleans.

NZ golfer survives long rain delay to be eighth after the first round on the latest PGA Tour stop.

NZ tied for second in Korea

Munchin Keh is tied for second in the individual standings after the first round at the Queen Sirikit Cup.

Kiwi amateurs make solid start to Queen Sirikit Cup.

Netball

De Bruin ready to lead

Leana de Bruin is set to make her first appearance of the season for the Waikato-BOP Magic on Sunday.

 The Waikato-BOP Magic captain hopes her return on Sunday will provide a leadership boost as they seek their first win.

Mental resolve crucial to Tactix turnaround

The Tactix are all smiles after upsetting the Mystics on Monday night.

Top two inches pivotal in Mainland Tactix start to trans-Tasman netball league

Steel face their first Aussie test video

Southern Steel coach Noeline Taurua celebrates with her team after a one point win over the Mystics in the trans-Tasman ...

NZ's top team brace for the West Coast Fever, their first Australian opposition of 2016.

Pulse players admit "crap" performance

Katrina Grant said her Pulse team are bringing the physicality in training.

Tanya Dearns deemed the Pulse's latest victory the "ugliest" performance she'd seen.

Tennis

Erakovic into semifinals

Marina Erakovic's quest for ranking points is gathering pace with a good run of wins in Rabat.

Kiwi tennis star's hot form continues in Morocco as she seeks much-needed ranking points.

Nadal given OIympics honour

Rafael Nadal celebrates winning this year's Barcelona Open.

Tennis star given second chance to be Spain's Olympic flagbearer after injury ruined the honour for him in 2012.

Erakovic into quarters

New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic has made an encouraging return to form in Morocco.

NZ women's tennis player continues good run at WTA tournament in Morocco.

Erakovic wins in Morocco

Kiwi women's tennis player Marina Erakovic moved past the first round in Morocco.

Marina Erakovic through to second round in Morocco.

Other sports

Kiwi sailors in medal contention

Day three at the Sailing World Cup regatta in France was a good one for Kiwi Sam Meech, who has moved up to second in ...

Three crews holding podium positions heading into penultimate day of World Cup event in France.

The very costly drug video video

Imagine losing millions of dollars... in a matter of minutes, because of one bong video from years ago.

Take one bong video posted online just before your big moment. The cost? $18 million in contracts.

Walsh's shot of confidence

Tom Walsh celebrates his world indoors title in Portland in March.

World champion Kiwi athlete says he takes huge inspiration from a "special" Valerie Adams.

Hackett admits booze problem

Booze problem: Grant Hackett.

Olympic swimming champion admits "pure stupidity" over groping and says career forever tarnished.

Motorsport

New Formula One engine deal

The change will help teams like Manor Racing.

In a boost for the smaller teams, engines will be cheaper and more standardised.

Hamilton fastest in Russia practice

Lewis Hamilton set a best time of 1 minute 37.583 seconds on supersoft tyres compared to Mercedes teammate Nico ...

Lewis Hamilton boosted his morale with the fastest lap in Russian Grand Prix practice.

Paddon leads Rally of Whangarei

No surprises as Hayden Paddon leads the Rally of Whangarei after the first two stages.

Not yet over his jet-lag having won the Rally of Argentina, Hayden Paddon is back into his work.

Ricciardo to test aeroscreen

Australian F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo gets into his Red Bull car fitted with the aeroscreen.

Australian F1 driver to handle practice run at Sochi with a new cockpit protection device.

Racing

Monbet victorious in Rowe Cup

Monbet and reinsman Ricky May won the Group I Rowe Cup at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

High class trotter Monbet was far too good for his opposition in the Rowe Cup on Friday night.

Xtravagant's future plans under discussion

Matt Cameron rides Xtravagant in an exhibition gallop at Te Aroha in preparation for Te Rapa this weekend.

Xtravagant's future plans under discussion after Te Rapa.

Celebrity Miss the Travis watch horse

Celebrity Miss wins at Te Rapa in her last campaign.

Celebrity Miss upset factor in Travis.

Marsh has No More Tears ready

Stephen Marsh has No More Tears primed and ready to add to her Australian black-type record.

Stephen Marsh-trained No More Tears has an opportunity to claim further Australian black-type on Saturday.

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The very costly drug video video

Imagine losing millions of dollars... in a matter of minutes, because of one bong video from years ago.

Take one bong video posted online just before your big moment. The cost? $18 million in contracts.

Brady's 'Deflategate' ban restored video

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots has had his four-game ban reinstated.

US appeals court rules NFL star Tom Brady must serve a four-game suspension over the under-inflated football saga.

Lakers fire coach Byron Scott video

Byron Scott, who has been sacked by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Losing Los Angeles Lakes sack coach.

NFL star 'fails' another drug test video

Josh Gordon missed the 2015 season after he failed a drinking test when he was meant to be sober.

Time running out for Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns as he reportedly fails yet another drug test.