Durante error proves costly

Brisbane Roar's Thomas Kristensen looks to pass under pressure from Roly Bonevacia of the Wellington Phoenix.

10:22 PM  Wellington Phoenix skipper left red-faced after rare error costs his side against the Brisbane Roar.

Black Caps risk first innings deficit

Ross Taylor helped steady the Black Caps innings but was dismissed for 77, meaning he still needs another century to ...

All-rounder Shakib al Hasan takes three quick wickets as Bangladesh finish day two on top

Live: Glory v Victory

Carl Valeri of the Melbourne Victory.

9:45 PM  Melbourne Victory make the long journey from defeat in Wellington to a match in Perth.

Wellington Cup hugs all round

Savaria (inside) and jockey Hayden Tinsley win the Wellington Cup on Saturday

Weather forecast deters owners, but the rain held off for Wellington Cup winning mare.

Tigers' player on drug charges

Kyle Lovett will appear in court next month after being found in possession of a prohibited substance.

Forward to appear in court next month as his future with the club is in limbo.

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Fox survives cut in Abu Dhabi

Ryan Fox hits a tee shot at the Australian Open in November.

NZ golfer Ryan Fox said he was ready for golf's big time as he ventures on to the European Tour and is already showing some promising signs.

Heart problem to sevens heaven

Trael Joass is one of three Tasman players selected in the All Blacks Sevens squad for the Wellington tournament.

Less than three years ago Trael Joass was having heart surgery. Now he's a member of the All Blacks Sevens squad.

Quiz: Know your rugby and football?

South Africa's Morne Steyn is challenged by New Zealand's All Blacks Wyatt Crockett during the final round of the Rugby ...

Test your knowledge on the global place of rugby and football - and their place in New Zealand.

Sydney FC down Adelaide

Milos Ninkovic followed Alex Brosque's goal two minutes later to extend Sydney FC's unbeaten run to 16 matches.

​Two goals in three minutes have kept Sydney FC's undefeated juggernaut rolling.

Man dies on World Cup site

Construction cranes at the site of the Khalifa stadium in Qatar.

A British man has died working at a stadium which will be a venue for the 2022 World Cup.

Federer joins Murray in fourth round

Roger Federer of Swizterland needed just 90 minutes to sweep past 10th seed Tomas Berdych and into the Australian Open ...

Roger Federer shows 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych.

Recap: Sydney FC v Adelaide

Sydney FC fans show their colours.

Two goals in three minutes leads Sydney FC to 2-0 victory over Adelaide United.

Kiwi combo a keeper

Tim Southee and BJ Watling are now New Zealand's leading wicketkeeper-bowler combination.

BJ Watling and Tim Southee surpass Ian Smith and Sir Richard Hadlee as a wicket taking duo.

Sodhi's fresh start

Ish Sodhi took 6-11 in his final outing for the Adelaide Strikers.

His love for the game had gone stale. In the Big Bash League, free of pressure, Ish Sodhi found it again.

Waldrom almost a Puma video

New Zealand Sevens interim coach Scott Waldrom.

When Scott Waldrom got his first taste of the Wellington Sevens, it was playing for Argentina, not NZ.

Recap: Black Caps v Bangladesh

Trent Boult of the Black Caps grabbed some quick wickets as Bangladesh faltered.

Bangladesh all out for 289 after a see-saw first day of the second cricket test in Christchurch.

Bangladesh in rebuild mode

Tim Southee completed a five-wicket bag with the final delivery of the day.

The Black Caps battle fielding woes to dismiss a gutsy Bangladesh on the last ball of the day.

Watson targets top six

Warriors owner Eric Watson is confident the changes made over the off-season has the team on track for the playoffs this ...

Warriors owner says he'll be 'scratching my head' if Warriors miss out on playoffs in 2017.

Dragons dangle offer to Hunt

Ben Hunt has reportedly been offered $1 million a year to leave the Broncos for the Dragons.

The Broncos could be set to lose Ben Hunt to the Dragons for almost $1m a year

Venus bundled out of doubles

Michael Venus is out of the Australian Open after losing in the second round.

New Zealand's top men's doubles player Michael Venus slips out of Melbourne.

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My Trump locker room confession

Peter FitzSimons has spent years in locker rooms.

COMMENT: Blokes like Donald Trump, who talk like that, have no place in real locker-rooms.

Is Kane Williamson our greatest?

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Kane Williamson or Martin Crowe? Debate for our greatest batsman heats up.

Chiefs losing a star in Cruden

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Rugby

Football strikes on rugby's turf video

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Rugby put NZ on the world sport map, but image problems are driving the kids away.

Shock as Winiata axed

New Zealand Rugby women's player of the year Selica Winiata was not selected for the women's sevens contract list for 2017.

Manawatu sports people are shocked Selica Winiata was not selected for the national women's sevens team.

Banks trains with Highlanders

Mum's the word on the playing future of Marty Banks.

Talented utility surfaces in Dunedin as injury cover following a no-show at his Italian club.

Hello Chiefs, we need to talk

Long-time Chiefs fan Kevin Norquay's love of the team is being sorely tested by the franchise's off-field issues over ...

OPINION: I've loved you since Super Rugby started in 1996, but what have you done now?

Cricket

Tom Blundell into ODI side

Tom Blundell is set to make his ODI debut in the upcoming Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series.

Tom Blundell set for ODI debut against world champions in Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

Busy Blundell out to bother Aussies

Tom Blundell made his New Zealand debut in the third Twenty20 International match between the Black Caps and Bangladesh ...

The wicketkeeper-batsman says he's a "360" scorer after getting the nod for the Black Caps.

Horror finish from White Ferns star video

A happier moment for Amy Satterthwaite after she took a hat-trick for the Hobart Hurricanes earlier this month.

All she had to do was not to concede two sixes from the last two balls - but calamity followed.

Live: Black Caps v Bangladesh

Black Caps pace bowling duo Tim Southee and Trent Boult.

Day two coverage of the second test, at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

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Winner consoles grief-stricken jockey

Racha Cuneen won the big race and then helped console jockey whose horse died.

Football

Live: Phoenix v Roar

Roly Bonevacia stepped up for the Nix against the Melbourne Victory - can he do it again against the Roar?

The Phoenix shoot for three wins in a row as they host Brisbane in Wellington.

Chinese club chase Wood

Chris Wood is being chased by a big-spending Chinese Super League club.

Kiwi striker reportedly in the sights of big-spending Chinese Super League club.

Fans sing the praises of crash survivors

Players of Chapecoense team wave to the crowd after attending a training session at Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil.

Chapecoense fans chant and celebrate as their team returns to the training field.

Depleted Tasman hunt for second victory

Tasman United captain Paul Ifill, right, fights for possession with Wellington Phoenix reserves player Liberato Cacace ...

Last weekend's performance against Auckland City can't be a one-off, says Tasman United coach Richard Anderson.

League

Cleary appointed head coach of Lebanon

Ivan Cleary will take charge of the Cedars for this year's World Cup.

Ivan Cleary has been named as the new head coach of the Lenanon national team.

Toovey named new Bradford coach

Australian Geoff Toovey is headed to coach the battling Bradford Bulls.

Andrew Chalmers and Graham Lowe have found the man to coach the newly-resuscitated Bradford Bulls club.

Dragons dangle offer to Hunt

Ben Hunt has reportedly been offered $1 million a year to leave the Broncos for the Dragons.

The Broncos could be set to lose Ben Hunt to the Dragons for almost $1m a year

Watson targets top six

Warriors owner Eric Watson is confident the changes made over the off-season has the team on track for the playoffs this ...

Warriors owner says he'll be 'scratching my head' if Warriors miss out on playoffs in 2017.

Basketball

Breakers can't blink now

Alex Pledger, Kirk Penney and the Breakers will look to make it four wins on the trot when they host the Wildcats at ...

Paul Henare's team are on a roll, but realise they have to continue it in a super Sunday clash against their old rivals.

Breakers star's antics slammed

Kevin Dillard scored 26 points for the Breakers in their crucial win over the Hawks.

Hawks coach says Breakers star Kevin Dillard should "learn some damn manners".

Wildcats top Taipans

Angus Brandt (centre) and Casey Prather of the Wildcats celebrate with Bryce Cotton (left) after sending the game ...

​The Perth Wildcats have snatched an 84-78 win in overtime in a drama-filled thriller at the Perth Arena.

Dillard, Penney lift Breakers

Kirk Penney poured in 23 points for the Breakers in a crucial win in Wollongong.

NZ Breakers stay on track in post-season quest as Kevin Dillard, Kirk Penney come up big.

Golf

Lee makes serious inroads

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has surged to 13-under.

Kiwi golfer just wanted to break 80. He did a lot better than that.

Fox survives cut in Abu Dhabi

Ryan Fox hits a tee shot at the Australian Open in November.

NZ golfer Ryan Fox said he was ready for golf's big time as he ventures on to the European Tour and is already showing some promising signs.

Lee fires up in California

Danny Lee finds some form in California.

NZ golfer in the leaders mix with 5-under 67 at latest PGA Tour event.

Kiwis struggling in Australia

Ryan Chisnall lost a 19th hole play-off in the first round of match play at the Australian Amateur.

Final three Kiwis eliminated from the Australian Amateur, while just two sit in the top 30 at Australasian PGA q-school.

Netball

Southern Steel not horsing around video

Jamie Hume, left, and Shannon Francois pulling a sulkie, leading the teams at Southern Steel pre-season training at ...

Southern Steel partake in usual training as they look to set the pace in the 2017 national netball league.

Huge test awaits Silver Ferns

Silver Ferns' coach Janine Southby wants to continue developing connections in the Quad Series.

The Silver Ferns go from no netball in months to a summer Quad Series opener against Australia.

Southland in for 'Super Sunday'

Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew after she played her 100th game for the franchise, with Southern Steel CEO Lana Winders.

The new elite national netball league's 'Super Sundays' will provide new opportunities for teams and fans.

Taumaunu named high performance director

Former Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu will become Central Netball's director of high performance.

The former Silver Ferns coach will oversee Central Netball's high performance programme.

Tennis

Serena's tribute to attack victims

Serena Williams said she was shocked to hear about the deaths of four people on Friday after a speeding car charged ...

It was "shocking and extremely saddening and disheartening".

Daniell in upset win

Marcus Daniell is through to the third round of the doubles at the Australian Open.

Kiwi doubles specialist and his partner move into the third round at the Australian Open.

Serena cruises into fourth round

Serena Williams is yet to drop a set at the Australian Open.

Williams yet to lose a set as she moves into the fourth round.

Racquet smashers faces fines

Nick Kyrgios of Australia throws his racquet in his second round match against Andreas Seppi of Italy on day three of ...

Payments to be deducted from players who overstep the mark at the Australian Open.

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Amanda Nunes isn't resting on her laurels.

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Home town hero Carson claims title

Hamish Carson sprints to victory in the New Zealand men's 3000m at Newtown Park in Wellington, with Eric Speakman second.

National 3000m titles to Laura Nagel and Hamish Carson.

Politician's bizarre doping theory

Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko.

Former Russian sports minister says "male DNA" lingers in female athletes days after sex.

From cancer to captaincy

New Hawthorn Hawks captain Jarryd Roughead (C) and vice-captains Isaac Smith (L) and Liam Shiels. Roughead is on the ...

Cleared of cancer in December, Jarryd Roughead will be Hawthorn's new AFL skipper.

Motorsport

Verschoor wins following Randle penalty

Dutch teenager Richard Verschoor has cemented his series lead with a win on Saturday.

Controversial penalty relegates Randle to seventh place while Verschoor cements series lead.

Belgian leads Monte Carlo Rally

Thierry Neuville leads the Monte Carlo Rally.

Thierry Neuville took a 45-sec lead over defending WRC champion Sebastien Ogier at the halfway point of the season opener.

Hometown hero starts well video

Southland's Brendon Leitch has started well in the Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga Park.

Hometown hero Brendon Leitch starts Teretonga Park weekend fine fashion.

First time back after horror crash video

Pukekohe's Dave West  will compete at Teretonga Park 12 months after a horror crash.

Truck racer Dave West returns to Invercargill's Teretonga Park 12 months on from horror crash.

Racing

Partners in life and in fashion gallery

John Morrow and partner Lynne Rait both won their sections, Man and Classic Lady of the carnival.

An Island Bay couple take out the top prize for fashion on Wellington Cup day.

Winner consoles grief-stricken jockey

Signify (outside) got up on the line to beat Start Wondering (obscured) to win the Telegraph in the hands of apprentice ...

Racha Cuneen won the big race and then helped console jockey whose horse died.

Ferrando gutsy at Trentham

Ryan Elliott rides Ferrando (red) to win the 1200 metres for three-year-olds at Trentham on Saturday.

There are million dollar plans for the winner of three-year-old feature race at Trentham.

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