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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won plaudits for his aggressive tactics throughout the World Cup.

OPINION: Cricket writer Jonathan Millmow runs his eye over New Zealand's players at the World Cup.

Don't listen to 'em, Warnie

OPINION: Australian cricket, it seems, has now been fully restored to its former glory, writes Andrew Webster.

Super Rugby Power Rankings

Ref review: Rules unclear video

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Hesson eyes the journey ahead

The World Cup runners-up still have a bright future, says NZ coach Mike Hesson.

5:00 AM  The World Cup runners-up still have a bright future, writes Fred Woodcock in Melbourne.

Ghosts of 92 put to rest

5:00 AM  OPINION: Moments of joy were rare in the World Cup final but this NZ team gave us plenty to feel happy about.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29: Grant Elliott of New Zealand bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Elliott performed perfectly 

5:00 AM  Australians pick on supposed weak links, not that Grant Elliott is anything of the sort now.


NZRU keen to create time, space

STEVE TEW: "Clearly, there is a growing frustration on the over-emphasis on defence. We are looking at ways to create more time and space for the ball."

New Zealand Rugby Union’s outlines early wish-list as it ponders how to improve game for fans and players.

Super Rugby Power Rankings

OPINION: Hurricanes show rolls on, a winning streak now six, and counting. But there was more misery for the Blues.

NO REASON TO PANIC: Duane Vermeulen of South Africa is tackled during his side's loss to Wales in Cardiff.

Stormers to test the Canes

5:00 AM  Bring back the big guns - that is the indication out of the Hurricanes' camp for this weekend.


A-League ready for thrilling finish

Nathan Burns, right, and Michael McGlinchey are key players for the A-League leading Phoenix as a thrilling finish to the season looms.

First time in competition's history the top five clubs have been so close to end of regulation rounds.

Smeltz cops three-match ban

Sydney FC's hopes of securing the Premier's Plate have been dealt a blow.

Wanderer Clayton Lewis could make his international debut against South Korea.

Lewis poised to make debut

Teenager Clayton Lewis poised to make his All Whites debut against South Korea in Seoul.


Cowboys down the Storm in OT

during the round four NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium on March 30, 2015 in Townsville, Australia.

Johnathan Thurston stole a desperately needed win for North Queensland in a golden point thriller.

Ferguson blow for Roosters 

Star Roosters recruit to go under the knife after injuring his foot against the Raiders.

Court date: Beau Falloon.

Falloon, Robinson facing bans

Beau Falloon and Reece Robinson are set to miss two NRL games each for dangerous throws.


Big Kiwi coming up big for OKC

Kiwi centre Steven Adams bagged yet another double-double for the Thunder in their victory over the Suns.

Another double-double and team-high minutes for Steven Adams as his Thunder down Phoenix.

Back for another NBL shot

It's a long way from the bright lights of Bollywood to the backwaters of the Otara Rec Centre.

110514 SPORT Andy Jackson / Taranaki Daily News.   NBL, National League Basketball, Taranaki Mountainairs V Super City Rangers at TSB Stadium in New Plymouth.  Suleiman Braimoh

Braimoh snubs Mountain Airs

5:00 AM  A standout for Taranaki in the 2014 NZ NBL, big man suiting up for Hawke's Bay this season.


Ko still on top after strong finish

Lydia Ko tees off in her final round at the LPGA's Kia Classic in California.

Lydia Ko finishes three shots off the pace in third at the Kia Classic in California.

Walker wins Texas Open title

Hometown hero becomes the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season with a four-stroke win.

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko tees off at the second hole during her third round of the LPGA Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California.

Ko closes in on LPGA record

Lydia Ko has extended her LPGA Tour under-par streak to 27 rounds at the Kia Classic in California.


Pulse show some Magic in win

Irene Van Dyk competes against Leana De Bruin. Pulse v Magic, ANZ Championship, TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, New Zealand. Monday 30 March 2015. Copyright Photo: Mark Tantrum/

Central Pulse on form in impressive 49-38 win over the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in Wellington.

Winning 'defeat' wake-up call

The Magic are gunning for back-to-back wins but are carrying frustration from their latest outing.

Maria Tutaia put in a strong performance for the Mystics.

Mystics seal late win over Steel

The Mystics earn a hard-fought 57-52 win over the Southern Steel at Trusts Arena.


Nadal knocked out of Miami Open

Rafa Nadal hits a forehand during his third round match against Fernando Verdasco at the Miami Open.

A struggling Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Miami Open in the third round, losing 6-4 2-6 6-3 to Spain's Fernando Verdasco.

Chung gets maiden Tour win

South Korean teen wins his first ATP Tour-level match at the Miami Open, stunning Marcel Granollers.

ON 499: Andy Murray is one win away from his 500th on the ATP Tour.

Murray closes in on record win

Scottish tennis star Andy Murray is just one win away from setting a new British record in the open era.


Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix

xxxx during the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on March 29, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sebastian Vettel showed again that form is temporary and class permanent in winning the Malaysian GP.

Dixon finishes down the field

Kiwi racer finishes a disappointing 15th in the first race of the IndyCar season.

F1 TEEN STAR: Max Verstappen.

Verstappen sets F1 record

Dutch teen becomes the youngest driver to win F1 points after finishing seventh at Malaysian Grand Prix.

other sports

Barker upstaged by ex-team-mate

Dean Barker's new Russian team finished second overall to Nico Poons' Charisma from Monaco in the  RC44 Valletta Cup.

Dean Barker had to settle for second behind his old Team New Zealand tactician Ray Davies at the RC44 Valletta Cup in Malta.

Brownlee on form in Auckland

Jonathan Brownlee has broken Javier Gomez's stranglehold on Auckland's World Series triathlon.

Kiwi Jacko Gill lets it rip during the shot put final at the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane.

Cracking shot as Gill throws PB

Shot put prodigy steps out of rival Tom Walsh's shadow with a personal best in Brisbane.


Marky Mark wins big at Awapuni

Marky Mark clinches victory in the Group I Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes.

Brendan Lindsay's charge strides to decisive win in Group I Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes at Awapuni.

McDonald rides to BMW win

James McDonald capped a great day at Rosehill by winning The BMW aboard Hartnell. 

14022015 News. Robyn Edie/Fairfax NZ.  Race 7 the Sheet Metalcraft Invercargill Gold Cup Handicap $40,000.00 race held at Ascot Park raceway on Saturday, pictured winning is #7 The Bishop, trained by the Dennis brothers with jockey David Walsh.

Bishop prepares for Riverton

Riverton Cup candidate The Bishop trained at the Wyndham racecourse on Monday.

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