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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

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Daniel Vettori of New Zealand is dismissed by Mitchell Johnson of Australia 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)

OPINION: Daniel Vettori deserved a salute; he got a gobful. Australia may be world champions, but they are not the best sports.

Aussies announce Ashes squad

12:33 PM  World Cup winner James Fauulkner left out of Australia's squad for upcoming Ashes series.

New Zealand's World Cup star Grant Elliott on his way to 83 in Sunday's World Cup final.

Elliott performed perfectly 

Australians pick on supposed weak links, not that Black Caps hero Grant Elliott is anything of the sort.


Kaino signs on until end of 2018

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 31:  Jerome Kaino (L) and New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew (R) during a Blues Super Rugby press conference at Unitec on March 31, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Jerome Kaino today announced that he has committed himself for the next three years to New Zealand Rugby, the Blues and Auckland Rugby.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

11 min ago  Blues captain becomes the first All Black to commit to NZ rugby until end of 2018.

Greats trio on how to win RWC

12:00 PM  Wilkinson, Habana and Thorn discuss what it takes to win the Rugby World Cup.

Quade Cooper runs at the line in the Reds' Super Rugby match against the Lions in Brisbane.

1st5R: Cooper carves up field

11 min ago  Reds first-five on comeback runs his way up the charts to be pick of the No 10s in week seven.


Hudson backs young guns to fire

Wellington teenager Clayton Lewis is expected to make his debut for the All Whites against South Korea.

All Whites coach wants his young players to make a case for selection in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers when they take on South Korea in Seoul tonight.

A-League set for thrilling finish

First time in the competition's history that top five clubs have been so close at the end of the regulation season.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane needed just 80 seconds to open his account for England against Lithuania.

Kane set for first England start

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will make his first England start in a friendly with Italy in Turin.


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.

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Braimoh snubs Mountain Airs

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


Woods drops out of world top 100

Tiger Woods watches a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in January.

Golf great falls out of the sport's top 100 players for the first time in 19 years.

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.

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

Ko still No 1 after strong finish

Lydia Ko finishes three shots off the pace in third 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.

Mystics seal late win over Steel

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

Australia Diamonds netball captain Laura Geitz.

Geitz celebrates 100th with win

Queensland Firebirds skipper steps up in tense milestone match to claim thrilling 51-47 win over Swifts.


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 - 'echoes of Schumacher'

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

12:00 PM  OPINION: Four-time F1 world champion's Malaysian GP win Schumacher-esque, former F1 racer David Coulthard says.

Verstappen sets F1 record

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

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

Vettel wins Malaysian GP

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

other sports

Coutts: Small cats entice teams

America's Cup boss New Zealander Sir Russell Coutts.

America's Cup boss wants smaller boats in a bid to boost competitiveness for the Auld Mug.

Ocean Race yacht's mast breaks

Chinese entry in round the world race limping to Argentina under jury-rig after damage in 30 knots of wind.

Beau-James Wells during men's freestyle skiing halfpipe practice at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Wells defends junior world title

12:25 PM  Wanaka freeskier excels in tougher than expected conditions to claim junior world champs gold.


Harris riding to win - at 60

Veteran jockey Noel Harris at Ellerslie Racecourse.

Veteran jockey will be world's oldest winner in a Group One race should he win at Waikato event.

Bishop prepares for Riverton

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

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

Marky Mark wins big

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

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