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Long: Heat coming on McFadden

Coach Andrew McFadden needs to do better with the 2016 Warriors, potentially their strongest-ever lineup.

OPINION: The grim reality of the Warriors’ perilous situation is plain to see with a glance at NRL ladder.

Reason: TMO blight on game

OPINION: The Springboks were done with a sucker punch and it would have been a travesty to have ruled it out, writes Mark Reason.

Norquay: Ko passes road test gallery

Cully: Wallabies must lift


NZ rue poor fielding and bowling video

Off-spinner Nathan McCullum took all three wickets against Zimbabwe but sloppy fielding cost the Black Caps.

Zimbabwe take advantage of some average bowling and sloppy fielding to claim famous win in Harare.

Warne: Clarke to bat at No 5

Spin bowling legend says Aussie captain will drop down batting order for fourth Ashes test at Trent Bridge.

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson leaves the field after scoring 93
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Skip backs Bounce-back Caps

Kane Williamson demands fast New Zealand improvement as series goes on line in Harare.


Carter: Retaining Bledisloe 'huge' video

Dan Carter of the All Blacks on the squat rack in a gym session ahead of this weekend's Bledisloe clash.

A motivated All Blacks outfit have no intention of taking for granted their long era of Bledisloe supremacy.

Wallabies lose top lock for test

Wrist surgery needed for Rob Simmons ahead of Bledisloe Cup test with New Zealand in Sydney.

Sam Cane understands the challenges and demands of playing behind the best there's been in these All Blacks.

Cane - ready, willing and able

Richie's McCaw's understudy has the hardest job in sport, or the best one, depending how you look at it.


Di Maria on verge of PSG medical

Argentine winger Angel Di Maria is set to join Paris Saint-Germain after just one season at Old Trafford.

Argentine winger's proposed move to French champions looks set to go ahead, a year after he arrived at Man Utd.

Man Utd top sparks sexism row

A plunging neckline on new women’s shirt for next season sees the EPL giants accused of being “sexist”.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures after he was re-elected at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, in this May 29, 2015 file photo. Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday in the face of a U.S.-led corruption investigation that has plunged world soccer's governing body into the worst crisis in its history.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files


Blatter off Olympic council

Fifa President Sepp Blatter relieved of his IOC ex officio membership.


'Benji factor' to boost Welly crowd

Benji Marshall will be a major drawcard for fans when he plays for the Dragons against the Warriors in Wellington on Saturday.

Benji Marshall celebrating one of the tries of the season just what Wellington RL wanted to see.

SKD set for NRL return

Kiwis international to return to action for first time since allegations of domestic violence made against him.

Sia Soliola got to see a good bit of Australia on the road as a result of his injury.

Kiwi's very long drive home

7:45 PM  Injured former Kiwi Sia Soliola forced to drive 24 hours from Townsville after NRL loss.


Switch in focus for Tall Blacks

Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare says his men are 'in it to win it' every time they take the floor.

Coach anticipating major style change for touring team as they tip off the Stankovic Cup against slick Venezuela.

Cameron challenges Tall Blacks

New Zealand hoops legend reckons he knows what it's going to take to roll the Aussies in upcoming series.

Kevin Braswell will swap a Southland Sharks singlet for a Wellington Saints coaching top for the next two years.

Braswell set to coach Saints

Former Shark will coach Wellington in 2016 after the franchise made him an offer he just couldn't refuse.


Lee fourth at PGA Tour event

There's no end in sight to Danny Lee's rich run of form on the PGA Tour, with the Kiwi golfer fourth in Virginia.

Kiwi golfer's standout year continues as he claims fourth place at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia.

Fox earns another top 10 finish

Final round 65 sees the consistent Kiwi golfer post another another strong result as he pushes for a tour card.

New Zealand's Lydia Ko smiles for the crowd during her final round at the Women's British Open at Turnberry.

Lydia Ko's bunker blues

Kiwi golfer shoots 69 in final round but world No 1 Inbee Park runs away with title at Royal Turnberry in Scotland.


Doubt lingers around shooters

Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu says Bailey Mes is her "No 1 shooter" but not everyone agrees.

Hope, rather than concrete evidence is what forms the backbone of the Silver Ferns' Netball World Cup chances.

Plummer calls for expansion

Suggestions that Champions League equivalent more likely amid calls for a revamp of trans-Tasman netball league.

Silver Ferns goal attack Maria Tutaia drives the ball through court, during Tuesday's win over South Africa.

Tutaia has huge role to play

Being unfancied and unloved ahead of Netball World Cup stings a little, admits Silver Ferns shooter Maria Tutaia.


Nadal wins Hamburg Open title

Rafael Nadal clinched his third title of the year with a 7-5 7-5 win against Italian Fabio Fognini in Hamburg.

Spaniard claims his 67th career title with a 7-5 7-5 victory against dangerous Italian Fabio Fognini in final.

Mystery as Federer withdraws

World No 2 gives no reason for decision to pull out of Montreal event next month in statement from organisers.

Rafael Nadal has reached the semifinals at the Hamburg Open as he looks to extend his record of winning at least one European clay court title every year since 2004.

Nadal into Hamburg semis

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal advances to semifinals of Hamburg Open by beating Pablo Cuevas 6-3 6-2.


Dixon's 4th keeps him in title race

New Zealand driver Scott Dixon is still in the hunt for a fourth IndyCar title after his latest effort in Mid-Ohio.

Kiwi driver laments team's pit strategy but result means he still has a slim chance of winning fourth IndyCar title with two races remaining.

Paddon rocked after crash video

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon rolled a World Rally Championship car for first time at Rally Finland.

Chaz Mostert drives his Pepsi Max Crew car on the way to victory.

Mostert fires to win at Ipswich

Ford star Chaz Mostert forces his way back into the V8 Supercars championship race with an impressive victory.

other sports

Tupou slams dive claims

Joseph Parker lands the knockout blow in his win over Bowie Tupou in Invercargill.

8:41 PM  Boxer Bowie Tupou has hit back at allegations he took a dive in his loss to Joseph Parker.

Willis: Time to change athletics

Kiwi runner hopes latest revelations of mass doping force a complete overhaul of athletics.

Lauren Boyle of New Zealand swimming at the 16th Fina World Championships in Kazan in Russia.

Boyle into 1500m final

8:59 PM  Kiwi Lauren Boyle qualifies for 1500m freestyle final at swimming world champs in Russia.


American Pharoah wins again

Top pairing: Victor Espinoza and American Pharoah win again.

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah makes triumphant return to track, winning Haskell Invitational.

Phelan switches to Mahanadi

Shaun Phelan has been quick to find a new mount for Wednesday's Grand National Hurdles.

PARTY POOPER: Trainer Danny O'Brien hopes to silence the Riccarton crowd tomorrow with his Australian stayer Rock Vantage.

Cobalt: No stand downs yet

Aussie stewards will not enforce stand down notices on five leading trainers with cobalt positives.

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