Southee out of third test

A hamstring injury has put Tim Southee  out of the New Zealand side for the third test against South Africa.

New Zealand will be without key bowler Tim Southee for the final test in Hamilton.

Hudson unloads frustration

All Whites coach Anthony Hudson went off on a tangent at his latest media session.

All Whites coach goes on a tangent, blasting "negative" media and "bizarre" comparisions to Wellington Phoenix.

Live: Rabbitohs v Roosters

Alex Johnston of the Rabbitohs celebrates with team-mates after scoring a try in round 3.

10:00 PM  Both teams have got off to great starts in 2017, who will prevail at ANZ Stadium?

New Sopoaga in Highlanders

Tupou Sopoaga playing for the Penrith Panthers in the 2015 NRL Nines in Auckland.

A former NRL player, and the brother of an All Black is making a rapid rise to the Highlanders squad.

13 years too long for Martin

New Zealand's Chris Martin appeals for his 10th wicket against South Africa in their test at Eden Park 13 years ago, the ...

"It was probably one of the best test wins I've ever been involved in."

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Phoenix petition FFA for A-League breaks

Tom Doyle (L) is one of seven Wellington Phoenix players out on All Whites duty, prompting the club to call for the ...

Forcing the Phoenix to play without seven All Whites, "undermines the competitive integrity of the entire'' A-League, Nix boss says.

Too much for captain Kane?

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson talks to his troops prior to the Chappell-Hadlee series opener against Australia at ...

OPINION: Should Kane Williamson captain the NZ cricket team in all three formats? 

Saints too good for Rams

Rams co-captain Marques Whippy takes aim in the first quarter of the Canterbury Rams v Wellington Saints game at Cowles ...

Defending champions show they're again the team to beat in the National Basketball League.

Tahiti beat PNG in World Cup football

PNG striker Nigel Dabingyaba's (R) goal could not prevent Tahiti from winning 3-1 in Port Moresby. Dabingyaba is ...

The All Whites could be facing Tahiti in the World Cup's Oceania playoff final after the Tahitian's two-goal win in Port Moresby.

Jaguares deserve some credit

The Jaguares' Ramiro Moyano has a dart against the Southern Kings in the first round of Super Rugby last month.

OPINION: Richard Knowler has a quick look at another week of Super Rugby.

Hamilton wants 'less dudes'

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23:  Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP in the Drivers Press Conference during ...

​Lewis Hamilton thinks too many men, and not enough women, are allowed "in the paddock" at F1 races.

Faingaa back for Brumbies after long absence

Saia Faingaa is set to play his first game for the Brumbies since 2008.

ACT born and bred hooker is back for the Brumbies - a month after his dad's death

Bateman back for Crusaders

Tim Bateman, pictured in action against the Highlanders in the trial match in Darfield last month, started for the ...

Tim Bateman must have felt like he had been strapped to the back of a rocket when the Crusaders forwards took control of the Blues.

Aces overpower Otago

Lockie Ferguson took three wickets in Otago's second innings as Auckland cruised to victory.

Auckland stay in contention for Plunket Shield with big win.

Reid's big plans to give back

The Winston Reid Foundation will have to major goals to initially work towards.

All Whites captain Winston Reid has started a foundation with some lofty goals to improve football in New Zealand.

Tactix lose another defender to injury

Former shooter Sophia Fenwick is set to line up in the defensive end for the Tactix on Sunday.

Tactix off-season recruit sidelined for opening match in ANZ Premiership.

Black Sticks draw with Pakistan

Sam Lane scored against Pakistan, but New Zealand could not manage the win.

They came close, but the Black Sticks couldn't quite get over the line against Pakistan.

NRL's dirty laundry in demand

Penrith star Bryce Cartwright allegedly paid an ex-girlfriend to have an abortion.

OPINION: Blackmail is apparently the No.1 growth industry in rugby league.

Late rule change hits Team NZ

Team New Zealand's rivals now have the benefit of early official practice racing in Bermuda after a late rule change.

America's Cup rivals suddenly allow practice racing in Bermuda - while Kiwis stuck in Auckland.

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NRL's dirty laundry in demand

Penrith star Bryce Cartwright allegedly paid an ex-girlfriend to have an abortion.

OPINION: Blackmail is apparently the No.1 growth industry in rugby league.

Too much for captain Kane?

OPINION: Should Kane Williamson captain the NZ cricket team in all three formats? Clay Wilson and Liam Hyslop debate.

Tiger tells bald truth

'Alarm bells' over Taumalolo deal

Rugby

Potential skipper sidelined

Alun Wyn Jones' shoulder injury will keep the Welsh skipper and Lions captaincy contender off the field for six weeks.

Will a six-week rehab cost Alun Wyn Jones a shot of leading the Lions?

NZR shops for Sevens home gallery

Poor ticket sales left vast sections of Westpac Stadium empty during January's tournament - a far cry from the ...

Handful of potential hosts in the running to snare tournament from capital after dismal ticket sales.

Faumuina back for Blues

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina is the lone change in the Blues starting side this week.

Huge All Blacks prop welcomed back as Tana Umaga's men brace for physical challenge from Bulls.

Kiwis detained in rape inquiry

Rory Grice played for Waikato before heading to France. He is pictured here in 2013.

Two Kiwi rugby players among six detained in France after a young woman lays a rape complaint.

Cricket

Aces overpower Otago

Lockie Ferguson took three wickets in Otago's second innings as Auckland cruised to victory.

Auckland stay in contention for Plunket Shield with big win.

Game on in Nelson

Central Stags bowler Blair Tickner made early inroads into Canterbury's second innings.

Canterbury looking to set Central a final day target. 

De Kock's absence would lift NZ

South African wicketkeeper Quinton De Kock is in doubt with an injured finger.

A key performer in the second test win for South Africa may not play in Hamilton.

Kohli vows to go out swinging

Virat Kohli, pictured leaving the field after being dismissed in the third test, won't change his aggressive approach.

​ India captain backs himself to find form in final test beginning on Saturday.

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No need to bleat over Baa Baas

Audacious tries, astonishing dropped goals - Barbarians games have had the lot.

Football

England fans' shameful chants

England fans chant during their team's friendly defeat to Germany in Dortmund.

Just hours after London terror attack English football fans booed the German national anthem, and chanted about World War II.

Reid's big plans to give back

The Winston Reid Foundation will have to major goals to initially work towards.

All Whites captain Winston Reid has started a foundation with some lofty goals to improve football in New Zealand.

Podolski gets perfect send-off

Lukas Podolski celebrates scoring in his final game for Germany.

German captain strikes brilliant goal to consign England to defeat.

Reid out for five weeks

Winston Reid is helped from the field by the West Ham medical staff over the weekend.

The All Whites captain has his injury fears allayed after initially thinking he had torn his groin muscle off the bone.

League

Bennett confronts Marshall

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has defended Jarryd Hayne.

Brisbane coach says he bailed up Benji Marshall over claim veteran playmaker bagged a teammate - but then turns on the media.

NRL's dirty laundry in demand

Penrith star Bryce Cartwright allegedly paid an ex-girlfriend to have an abortion.

OPINION: Blackmail is apparently the No.1 growth industry in rugby league.

Taumalolo deal could 'backfire'

Former Broncos star Justin Hodges says Jason Taumalolo may not have the same impact when Johnathan Thurston retires.

Aussie league greats express concern over Kiwi's 10-year deal.

Central focus for Warriors video

Bunty Afoa has featured in every game for the Warriors so far this season.

Bunty Afoa says the Warriors forwards need to get back to doing their core jobs well this weekend.

Basketball

Breakers eye Tai Webster

Now he's finished at Nebraska, Tall Blacks guard Tai Webster has some decisions to make about his future.

In the wake of Corey Webster's departure, could his younger brother replace him at the Breakers?

Giants to step up intensity

Giants guard Ali Granger says a lack of effort has been the team's undoing so far this season.

Ali Granger says a lack of intensity has been their major undoing after starting the NBL season 0-2.

Camaraderie hooks Allen video

Southland Sharks players huddle on court, from left, Duane Bailey, Alex Pledger, Hayden Allen (facing camera), Derone ...

The passion still burns brightly for Hayden Allen in his 20th season in the National Basketball League.

Time to protect the peak

Aaron Bailey-Nowell drives to the basket against the Bay Hawks during the Northern Blitz preseason tournament.

The Taranaki Mountain Airs will play their first home game of the NBL season on Friday.

Golf

Hutson takes early lead

Mark Hutson holds a two-shot lead over Nick Coxon after the first round of the NZ Stroke Play Championship.

Mark Hutson sets the pace at NZ Stroke Play Champs.

Ko hits form as threat looms

Lydia Ko will need to continue her superb form with the driver to hold off Ariya Jutanugarn's challenge.

New Zealand golfer could lose world No 1 ranking at Kia Classic.

Tiger tells bald truth

Tiger Woods has released a book on his Masters breakthrough but all the conversation has been about his hair loss.

OPINION: Woods' Masters book is a vivid reminder of what we've been missing, writes James Corrigan.

Tearful Day withdraws mid-round

Jason Day was just six holes into his round when he pulled out of the WGC-Match Play event in Texas.

Former world No 1 pulls out six holes into WGC-Match Play, leaving to be with mum before her lung cancer surgery.

Netball

Tactix lose another defender to injury

Former shooter Sophia Fenwick is set to line up in the defensive end for the Tactix on Sunday.

Tactix off-season recruit sidelined for opening match in ANZ Premiership.

Eyles making an impression in south

Former Waikato-BOP netball player Ngawai Eyles is preparing for her first season with the Netball South Beko League team.

Former Waikato-BOP netball midcourter in making an impression down south after moving down to support her rugby playing partner.

Kopua ready to compete

Casey Kopua is returning to the Waikato-BOP Magic after a year off.

Casey Kopua is back on court with the Magic this season, and she is relishing the competition.

Steel captain keen for strong start video

Southern Steel netball captain Wendy Frew is hoping for some early success in the 2017 national netball league.

The Southern Steel are hoping to get some early momentum despite two away games in the new look national netball league.

Tennis

Erakovic loses to Rogers in Miami

Marina Erakovic was on court for two hours, 40 minutes against Shelby Rogers in Miami.

Marina Erakovic has been beaten 4-6 6-4 7-6 in the first round of the main draw at the Miami Open.

Erakovic to play Rogers in Miami

Marina Erakovic has won two tough qualifying matches in Miami.

After coming through qualifying, Erakovic has been drawn against an American in Miami.

Erakovic wins in Miami qualifying

Marina Erakovic is one win away from making the main draw in Miami.

The Kiwi has defeated Britain's Naomi Broady in the first round of qualifying in Miami.

Federer claims title's age record

Roger Federer celebrates winning Indian Wells.

Swiss tennis star beats Stan Wawrinka to be crowned the oldest ever winner of Indian Wells.

Other sports

Athletics NZ boss to step down

Outgoing Athletics NZ chief executive Linda Hamersley oversaw a successful Rio Olympics which saw four Kiwi athletes, ...

CEO Linda Hamersley will leave role in September after announcing resignation.

Ice Blacks set for Oz series

The Ice Blacks take on Australia in a three-test series in August and September.

A trans-Tasman ice hockey series has been added to this year's Winter Games.

Late rule change hits Team NZ

Team New Zealand's rivals now have the benefit of early official practice racing in Bermuda after a late rule change.

America's Cup rivals suddenly allow practice racing in Bermuda - while Kiwis stuck in Auckland.

NFL keen on shorter games

Superstar Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may not have to spend as much time on the sidelines waiting to get on the field.

Less commercials, more time-clocks and an NRL-like bunker among changed proposed to speed game up.

Motorsport

Formula E manufacturers revealed

Sam Bird races during the FIA Formula E Championship Buenos Aires ePrix on February 18, 2016.

BMW is in and Mercedes is out as the Formula E series manufacturers are announced.

How F1 drivers prepare

Formula One drivers like Lewis Hamilton get put through rigorous training programmes to prepare for racing.

Cardio, weightlifting and acclimatisation to extremes are all part of training for drivers like Lewis Hamilton.

Ricciardo confident for Australian GP

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Aussie ace enjoying the fact his Red Bull car is faster than last year.

Karting focus centres on Invercargill

Karting driver Chris Cox of Rangiora.

North Island karting drivers set sights on Invercargill track.

Racing

Big boost for racing?

Nathan Guy has announced proposed changes to the racing act 2003 that he says will create a more level playing field ...

Amendments to the racing act could bring big bucks into racing coffers.

Kiwis versus Aussies in BMW

Tavago upset the Australian horses to win the ATC Derby at Randwick last autumn.

Trainers talk up chances in classic trans-Tasman The BMW clash.

Jockey's cheeky sledge

Winx was so dominant in the George Ryder Stakes, her jockey even had time to sledge his main rival.

Ever wondered if jockeys talk to each other during races? Here's your answer.

Nikolic licence refused

Australian rider Danny Nikolic has lost an appeal to have his jockey licence reinstated.

Nikolic is bitterly disappointed he has lost his bid to regain his jockey licence.

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LeBron dunks get the job done video

NBA superstar LeBron James lines up a dunk against the Utah Jazz.

NBA star takes charge as the Cleveland Cavaliers' injury-ravaged season takes a strange twist.

Killer goalie signing anger video

Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza has been signed by a club while he appeals a 22-year sentence for killing ...

Brazilian football club hires a goalie while he appeals a 22-year sentence for killing his ex.

Russ and KD's awkward alley-oop video

Westbrook later tried to play down the interchange.

Westbrook and Durant played just 81 seconds of All Star basketball together. It was enough.

Irving, Cavaliers almost in tune video

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) pictured in action against Minnesota Timberwolves centre Gorgui Dieng (5).

Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers are better at scoring points than hitting notes.

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