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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.

Four more years from McCullum

OPINION: Some time off could help Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum through to the next World Cup.

Don't listen to 'em, Warnie

Super Rugby Power Rankings

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Spirit, love of cricket celebrated video

Martin Crowe speaks at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards at the Langham Hotel, Auckland.

Black Caps past and present in tears as cricket great Martin Crowe reflects on an era of the game Kiwis can be proud of.

Knights denied a late crack

7:57 PM  Crafty final round move from Canterbury means ND's slim hopes of lifting the Plunket Shield are erased.

Retired Black Caps great Daniel Vettori has signed a three-year coaching deal with the Brisbane Heat.

Vettori to coach Heat in BBL

Retired Black Caps great signs three-year deal to coach Brisbane team in Australian T20 league.


Star absences all part of the plan

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has been rested for the Crusaders encounter with the Sharks in Durban.

8:25 PM  Richie McCaw's move to Crusaders bench and loss of Dan Carter to face Sharks not a surprise for team.

Gibson appointed Tahs coach

Former All Blacks back and Canterbury stalwart to replace Wallabies coach at helm of NSW Super Rugby side.

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick will make just his second start of the season for the Chiefs against the Blues.

Retallick back to start for Chiefs

50-game veteran Mike Fitzgerald drops out of side as All Black returns from injury to face Blues.


Glory handed second breach notice

Centre of investigation: Perth Glory player Andy Keogh.

Perth Glory's hopes of a first A-League title may be dashed after a show-cause notice for a serious breach of the salary cap.

Nix must make do without Lia

The Wellington Phoenix have suffered further erosion to their already depleted midfield stocks.

New Zealand's Annalie Longo on the attack with Korea's Ra Un Sim earlier in the year.

Delays leave Ferns scrambling

A storm earlier in the week throws the Football Ferns’ travel plans into disarray ahead of US game.


Smith says Storm not far off pace

CAMERON SMITH: "Every time we play the Warriors they turn up and complete around 90 per cent. It's like they save their best football for the Storm games."

8:13 PM  Ahead of battle with Warriors, captain says team's form good enough to be sitting alongside NRL front-runners.

Wellington chance to boost bid

Representatives from Wellington's fledgling NRL club bid are to push their case to the game's hierarchy.

Rabbitohs backrower Kyle Turner leaves the field with an eye injury during NRL round 22 last year.

Turner targets NRL round 15

Five head knocks and a bulging disc removed from his throat, but Rabbitohs backrower optimistic of return.


Sizzling scoring as OKC edged video

Jan 26, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young (33) dribbles the ball between Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and Thunder guard Andre Roberson (21) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kiwi centre Steven Adams' Thunder go down to Dallas in wild west shootout with 266 combined points.

McMains, Lucas to join teams

Ross McMains and Chris Lucas appointed assistant coaches off Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns respectively.

Lindsay Tait scored a team-high 22 points for the Wellington Saints in their opening round NBL win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs in New Plymouth.

Saints overcome Mountain Airs

12 min ago  Wellington open defence of National Basketball League title with 102-93 away win over Taranaki.


Super-composed Ko cruising along

Lydia Ko is all smiles as she walks down the 18th fairway during her second round at the NZ Women's Open in Christchurch.

Ahead of latest major, coach of Kiwi world No 1 Lydia Ko marvels at calm demeanour.

Woods on track for Masters

Former world No 1 Tiger Woods looks set to play in next week's Masters after a practice round at Augusta.

Waikato golfer Nick Coxon.

Coxon to lead Waikato charge

Hot off a playoff loss in the NZ Men’s Stroke Play Championship, Waikato golfer one to watch at Titirangi.


Central Pulse earn bye breather

Central Pulse coach Robyn Broughton.

There's not been many times this season when the Central Pulse coach has had cause to praise her players.

Magic chasing consistency

After two wins and three losses to start season, coach says inexperience playing a part for her team.

11122014 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. Tactix Netball new recruit Demelza Fellowes tgets some hadling skills practice at the New Zealand High Performance centre at Jellie Park.

Fellowes takes a shot at Steel

Tactix defender lights fuse for spicy South Island derby, labelling Steel star shooter a one-trick pony.


Williams claims 700th career win

Serena Williams celebrates her 700th tour win with cake at the Miami Open.

Women's tennis world No 1 stakes a spot in the Miami Open semifinals with a milestone victory.

Djokovic, Nishikori advance

Defending champion powers into the last 16 of the Miami Open along with Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic.

Andy Murray poses with a cake presented to him after defeating Kevin Anderson for his 500th ATP career win at the Miami Open.

Murray bags 500th career win

Scot brings up career milestone career, beating Kevin Anderson to move into quarters in Miami.


Vettel - 'echoes of Schumacher'

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang.

OPINION: Four-time F1 world champion's Malaysian GP win Schumacher-esque, former F1 racer David Coulthard says.

Vettel wins Malaysian GP

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

Flying Kiwi Mitch Evans is already showing the sort of pace that's made him a GP2 series favourite.

Evans on the pace in GP2 test

Kiwi Mitch Evans has set a cracking pace in the final GP2 test session in Bahrain.

other sports

Track World Cup coming to NZ video

Champion Kiwi sprint cyclist Sam Webster is excited about the prospect of competing against the best track cyclists in the world in front of a home crowd.

Avantidrome in Cambridge to host the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in December.

Athletics NZ announce squad

Young Canterbury steeplechaser heading to her first senior track and field world champs in Beijing.

MARK HAGER: "It's disappointing that we let Japan equalise. We just need to ensure that we play well for the whole game."

Two changes to Black Sticks

Injury forces women’s team coach Mark Hager to tweak squad for clashes with South Korea and Japan.


Total betting ban on NZ jockeys

Disgraced jockey David Walker was banned for five-and-a-half years after betting on a rival horse last year.

Racing officials push through rule change to stop jockeys from betting on any domestic race.

Rainy Randwick could aid Kiwis

The rain at Randwick track this week could play into the hands of the Kiwis in Saturday's Australian Derby.

Jockey Lewis Ferguson flies through the air after losing his mount during a Wincanton jumps race in Europe.

Jockey walks away unscathed video

Teenage jockey miraculously suffers no injuries after spectacular fall during a Wincanton jumps race in Europe.

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