Tips to topple the All Blacks

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9:50 AM  Mastermind of a regional team's victory over the ABs in 1979 discusses how to beat the men in black.

Did 'fun police' ruin Sevens? video

An Otago University sports marketing expert says the Wellington Sevens' shift away from its party reputation, which ...

Shunning its boozy "mates day out" reputation hurt the Wellington Sevens, marketing expert says.

Ecclestone F1 era over - report

Bernie Ecclestone has been at the top of F1 for 39 years.

9:05 AM  "I was deposed today. I've gone. That's official," ex-F1 supremo says after 39 years at the top.

Ko trumps the 'top guys'

Lydia Ko has been compared to American great Ben Hogan.

9:21 AM  Major winner believes Kiwi star better at golf than most male pros - once the green's in striking distance.

Nadal v Federer in the making

Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils.

Australian Open one step closer to a dream final as Spanish tennis star joins Swiss maestro in quarterfinals.

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Drunk, 'stupid' 3.40am dare video

The New England Patriots celebrate with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2017 AFC ...

"Diehard fan" denies setting off hotel fire alarm on the eve of Super Bowl hopefuls' big game.

Williamson lauds pace attack video

Kane Williamson described the nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second test as the high point of a dominant series

Bangladesh counterpart Tamin Iqbal rubbishes his batting as Black Caps flay visitors.

Warner wins top Oz honour gallery

Allan Border Medal winner David Warner with wife Candice on the 'blue carpet' on awards night in Sydney.

Opening batsman wins big on Australian cricket's night of 'blue carpet' glitz for the Allan Border Medal.

Out for 98 Nicholls: It's a fickle game video

Henry Nicholls was dismissed within reach of a maiden test ton on Monday.

The Black Cap admits the "nervous nineties" played a part in him missing maiden test century.

McIlroy to miss Dubai Classi

Golf star Rory McIlroy continues to struggle with injury.

Golf star to miss Tiger Woods' return to the UAE as he struggles on with rib injury.

AB to lead Proteas ahead of NZ

AB de Villiers will lead South Africa again.

AB de Villiers is back as South Africa captain in ODIs ahead of facing the Black Caps next month.

DCE remembers Foran glory days

Blake Green joined Manly from Melbourne Storm.

Daly Cherry-Evans reveals why his new halves partner at Manly can bring back the good times he enjoyed with Kieran Foran.

Daniell out in third round

Marcus Daniell's doubles run at the Australian Open is over.

End of the line for Kiwi doubles expert at Australian Open.

How dangerous is your sport?

Sonny Bill Williams (NZL) goes down after an injury.

Playing sport can be risky business at times, but is rugby more dangerous than climbing a mountain?

Black Caps thrash Bangladesh

Tim Southee became the fifth New Zealand bowler to take 200 test wickets when dismissing Shakib al Hasan on day four of ...

Black Caps complete tour clean sweep with nine-wicket victory in second test.

Adams not done chasing gold

Dame Valerie Adams has put a temporary hold on her international shot put career, but vows to return under a new ...

Family plans and a rejigged coaching setup are part of a new outlook for Kiwi sporting icon Dame Valerie Adams.

Arsenal's Wenger charged over push

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger clashes with fourth official Anthony Taylor.

FA lays misconduct charge against Gunners' manager after he appeared to shove official at Burnley match.

Hull player out of head surgery

Hull's Ryan Mason and Chelsea's Gary Cahill smack heads.

Ryan Mason suffered a skull fracture in a sickening head clash with Chelsea's Gary Cahill.

Warner no show fully justified

In a big leg-up for the Black Caps, David Warner will join Australian team-mate Usman Khawaja on the sidelines for the ...

OPINION: Chappell-Hadlee series only just clinging on for relevance as David Warner stays home.

Is this NZ rugby's hottest prospect?

Siave Togoiu, the hottest prospect in Auckland and New Zealand rugby at the moment.

Blues have nabbed Siave Togoiu after he sets World Schools Sevens Champs alight.

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Editorial: Too soon to give up on sevens

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester takes part in a running race to drum up attention about the sevens.

OPINION: Forget what the tournament used to be - it's still a good event.

Too many upsets can take the gloss off

OPINION: While I don't mind the odd Cinderella story, there is nothing more satisfying than watching a clash of the titans in the Australian Open final.

Mad Butcher: Good to be back gallery

Warner no show fully justified

Rugby

NZ rugby's hottest prospect?

Siave Togoiu, the hottest prospect in Auckland and New Zealand rugby at the moment.

Blues have nabbed Siave Togoiu after he sets World Schools Sevens Champs alight.

Snedden: End for Wellington 7s video

Snedden, who was in charge of the 2011 Rugby World Cup organising committee, says the apparent demise of the Sevens is ...

The man who delivered us the Rugby World Cup says the writing is on the wall for Wellington Sevens.

All Blacks captain has first son

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Kieran Read is picking a bright sporting future for his newborn son - but it doesn't involve rugby.

Treviso waiting for Banks' call

Benetton Treviso are playing the waiting game to see if Marty Banks will turn up amid speculation the Highlanders are ...

Benetton Treviso to wait on word from Marty Banks before deciding what action to take.

Cricket

Auckland's next cricket ace video

Solia's score is the highest score at number three for Auckland in a 50 over innings..

West Auckland's Sean Solia gets a dream debut.

Recap: Black Caps v Bangladesh

Tom Latham leads the chase.

Black Caps complete series clean sweep against Bangladesh.

Warner rested, 'hurt' Finch recalled

David Warner will not play against New Zealand in the forthcoming Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.

Top Australian batsmen to sit out Chappell-Hadlee series to set sights on India tests.

Warner no show fully justified

In a big leg-up for the Black Caps, David Warner will join Australian team-mate Usman Khawaja on the sidelines for the ...

OPINION: Chappell-Hadlee series only just clinging on for relevance as David Warner stays home.

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Auckland's next cricket ace

West Auckland's Sean Solia gets a dream debut.

Football

Arsenal's Wenger charged over push

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger clashes with fourth official Anthony Taylor.

FA lays misconduct charge against Gunners' manager after he appeared to shove official at Burnley match.

Hull player out of head surgery

Hull's Ryan Mason and Chelsea's Gary Cahill smack heads.

Ryan Mason suffered a skull fracture in a sickening head clash with Chelsea's Gary Cahill.

Coach, player face suspensions

Hawke's Bay United coach Brett Angell reacts during Sunday's 3-3 draw with Team Wellington.

Coach Brett Angell and player Gary Ogilvie face bans after repeat red cards.

Football, TV can't connect gallery video

Liverpool fans without Sky would've had to wake up at 1.30am to watch their team's shock loss to Swansea.

OPINION: Cracking weekend of EPL action - but NZ fans left wondering how and when they might watch.

League

He Tauaa's proud moment

He Tauaa life member Frances Wharepapa, left, and long time He Tauaa committee member Chris Perriam with the NZRL ...

He Tauaa Rugby League life member Frances Wharepapa overwhelmed by the reaction to the club's national award.

Ben Hunt to join Dragons

Ben Hunt has played 166 games for Brisbane since his debut in 2009.

The Brisbane halfback moves in 2018 in a rumoured $1.05 million-a-year deal.

Coach: Nines a 'massive risk'

Trent Barrett looks is not a big fan of the Auckland Nines.

Trent Barrett suggests Auckland Nines shows 'little regard for player welfare' with Manly and other clubs set to name weakened squads.

Cleary to coach 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.

Basketball

Time up for JP

Foundation Southland Sharks player James Paringatai will not return to play for the Sharks in 2017.

Foundation Southland Sharks player James Paringatai's time in the orange singlet is up, for the moment at least.

How the mighty Lakers have fallen

Dallas Maverick Pierre Jackson (55) guards Los Angeles Laker Jordan Clarkson (6).

The Los Angeles Lakers have endured some low points in recent seasons, but the nadir occurred on Monday.

Henare: 'It's back to the grind'

Backup guard Shea Ill continues to rise to the occasion for the charging Breakers in the ANBL.

Breakers may have won four straight, but it's 'business as usual' with a tough double ahead.

Breakers make it four straight

Kevin Dillard takes it to the hoop for the Breakers in their big win over the Perth Wildcats at Vector.

The Breakers wobbled late, but hung on for a big win over defending ANBL champs Perth.

Golf

McIlroy to miss Dubai Classi

Golf star Rory McIlroy continues to struggle with injury.

Golf star to miss Tiger Woods' return to the UAE as he struggles on with rib injury.

China cracks down on golf

Rory McIlroy plays at China's Sheshan International Golf Club.

Government shuts down 111 courses and bans Communist Party members from playing the game.

Southlander triumphs in Strokeplay

Southlander Scott Hellier triumphed at the Canterbury Strokeplay.

Southlander takes out Canterbury strokeplay title.

Ryan Fox, two top 20s in a row

Ryan Fox finished tied for 19th in Abu Dhabi.

Kiwi golfer goes 8-under to finish tied for 19th in a star-studded Abu Dhabi event on the European Tour.

Netball

Craig teaches English how to shoot video

Megan Craig tries to haul in a pass while playing for the Mystics against the West Coast Fever last season.

Kiwi netballer Megan Craig signs in England.

Tutaia keen on 2018 Games

Maria Tutaia is over her injury issues and ready to make an impact for the Silver Ferns.

It would be the fourth Commonwealth Games for the 104-cap veteran.

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.

Tennis

Serena battles into quarters

Serena Williams has reached the quarters 11 times overall at the Australian Open.

Six-time Australian Open champion will face red-hot British ninth seed Johanna Konta.

Philippoussis not coaching Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios came under fire since surrendering a two-sets-to-love lead against Andreas Seppi.

"If I was going to coach someone, I'd want them to want to improve or want to listen or want to learn."

Too many upsets can take the gloss off

Germany's Mischa Zverev embraces Andy Murray after winning their men's singles fourth round match at the Australian Open.

OPINION: While I don't mind the odd Cinderella story, there is nothing more satisfying than watching a clash of the titans in the Australian Open final.

'Not sure if you remember me'

A ball girl called Giuliana (R)  has written a thank you letter to French tennis champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after he ...

Tearful ball girl hit in the face at Australian Open pens heartfelt letter to her on-court saviour.

Other sports

Oram into Classic yellow

Sam Crome (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness) wins stage two of the NZ Cycle Classic as James Oram (NZ National Team) battles ...

It was a bittersweet day for the two big winners on day two at the New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Adams not done chasing gold

Dame Valerie Adams has put a temporary hold on her international shot put career, but vows to return under a new ...

Family plans and a rejigged coaching setup are part of a new outlook for Kiwi sporting icon Dame Valerie Adams.

Patriots v Falcons in Super Bowl LI video

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after a touchdown by running back LeGarrette Blount (not ...

Atlanta reach their first Super Bowl since 1999 - and awaiting them are Tom Brady and co.

Kooman learns from NZ touch debut

From left, Southland's Dominic Ririnui-Sipa, Brad Kooman, Kaleb Talamahina and coach Dennis Thompson were in the NZ U18 ...

Debuting for NZ U18 was a 'special' experience for touch player Brad Kooman, despite the series loss to Australia.

Motorsport

Nick Ross bounces back at Teretonga

Nick Ross and his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima in action at Teretonga over the weekend.

Cambridge race car driver Nick Ross had a great weekend at Teretonga and now sets his sights on Manfield.

Bathurst cars, stars for NZ

Former Bathhurst 1000 race winners Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards (R) with the Peter Brock Trophy. Hampton Downs ...

Hampton Downs will continue its hero worship theme by inviting the best from Bathurst.

Ogier wins Monte Carlo Rally

Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia won the rally.

Frenchman claims fourth straight victory in rally marred by tragedy after Hayden Paddon hit and killed a spectator.

Frustrating round for Leitch

Brendon Leitch competes in the Toyota Racing Series at Invercargill's Teretonga Park.

Up and down weekend for Brendon Leitch in TRS while fellow Southlander Liam MacDonald against stars in the NZV8s.

Racing

100th win for the Flemings

Taranaki owners Des and Kay Fleming had a successful weekend with Savaria, pictured, winning the Wellington Cup on ...

Des and Kay Fleming were at Woodville on Monday to achieve a notable milestone.

Summer racing at Trentham

Summer racing on January 28 will complete Trentham's big Cup Carnival

Crisis meeting despite funding announcement

Trainers' Association president Tony Pike has labelled an NZRB funding announcement "pathetic".

Groudswell of disquiet about to boil over in thoroughbred industry.

Charge against Johnson reinstated

An appeal resulted in the reinstatement of an improper riding charge against jockey Chris Johnson.

Chris Johnson's improper riding charge reinstated, Johnathan Parkes to miss Volpe Veloce ride.

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