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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

cricket world cup

Spirit, love of cricket celebrated video

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

1:54 PM  Black Caps past and present in tears as cricket great Martin Crowe reflects on an era of the game Kiwis can be proud of.

McCullum wins top award video

Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum named Cricketer of the Year at NZ Cricket Awards.

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.

rugby

Gibson appointed Waratahs coach

NSW Waratahs assistant coach Daryl Gibson will take the Super Rugby side's top coaching job from next season.

1:59 PM  Former All Blacks back and Canterbury stalwart to replace Wallabies coach at helm of NSW Super Rugby side.

DC duped in RWC PIN hoax video

All Blacks fall foul to tricks; Carter to a Mastercard masterstroke and the Smiths to some foul-mouthed folly.

All Black Charles Piutau fronts the media in Auckland after signing a two-year deal with Irish club Ulster.

AB Piutau has no regrets

2:15 PM  All Black Charles Piutau still targeting Rugby World Cup despite signing with Irish club Ulster.

football

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.

World Cup grounds up for sale

Corruption scandal triggers cash flow problems forcing company to sell stake in two Brazil football stadiums.

Vince Lia sustained the injury in the Phoenix's 3-0 loss to Sydney FC.

Nix must make do without Lia

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

league

Turner targets NRL round 15

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

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

McFadden: Tomkins staying

Warriors coach insists star English fullback isn’t going anywhere after rumours he's homesick.

Shane Richardson, the NRL's head of strategy, will meet with the Wellington consortium.

Wellington chance to boost bid

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

basketball

Sharks make a winning start 

Tai Wesley of the Sharks takes a shot against the Jets.

Southand Sharks put in cohesive performance for a 100-74 win over the Manawatu Jets.

Taranaki breath of fresh air

Taranaki Mountain Airs import Aaron Fuller is keen to impress in the National Basketball League.

Wellington Saints coach Pero Cameron has opted to stack his team with veteran experience.

Old legs won't hold Saints back

Age shall not weary the Wellington Saints, who are vowing to stay true to a run and gun game plan.

golf

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

1:35 PM  Hot off a playoff loss in the NZ Men’s Stroke Play Championship, Waikato golfer one to watch at Titirangi.

netball

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.

tennis

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.

motorsport

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

Walker's BMX comeback in doubt

A knee injury may prevent Kiwi BMX star Sarah Walker from competing at the national championships in Christchurch this weekend.

1:09 PM  Kiwi BMX star Sarah Walker's mooted comeback on Friday is in doubt due to a knee complaint.

Smeele voice of wakeboarding

Quadriplegic wakeboarder to cast an expert eye over rising Kiwi talent.

Going the distance: Grant Hackett poses for a photograph at Miami Aquatic Centre in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Hackett: Rehab not a dirty word

In the darkest of times, all that Grant Hackett could do was keep going.

racing

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.

12 min ago  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

1:43 PM  Teenage jockey miraculously suffers no injuries after spectacular fall during a Wincanton jumps race in Europe.

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