Racing 92 'tarnished' by arrest

Ali Williams was arrested in Paris for allegedly buying cocaine.

French club's captain says Ali Williams is a "big boy" and has to take responsibility over drug arrest.

Dalton's condition worsens

Tania Dalton gets a kiss from husband Duane after the Sting beat the Shakers in 2002.

Former Silver Ferns star is in critical condition after collapsing during a game of touch rugby.

Ali Williams in drugs claim

Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams was reportedly arrested for attempting to buy cocaine in central Paris.

Ex-All Black tried to get rid of drug, police source tells French website.

McCartney soars to record

Eliza McCartney hails the crowd after pole-vaulting to a personal best and New Zealand and Oceania records at the ...

Kiwi pole vault star lights up the Auckland Track Challenge with an Oceania record clearance.

Crusaders lose key player

Crusaders right wing Seta Tamanivalu, with assistance from midfielder Ryan Crotty (right), tries to step through the ...

Crusaders' play director has a broken hand, faces six to eight weeks on sidelines.

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Farah 'upset' by doping claims

Mo Farah won two golds at last year's Rio Olympics.

Olympic marathon champ's coach is accused of giving runners banned supplements in anti-doping report.

Mariners 'annoy' Jets in draw

Mariners' Kwabena Appiah-Kubi clashes with Jets' Jason Hoffman.

Central Coast storm back to stop Newcastle from leapfrogging into top six A-League spot.

Auckland City have three sent off

Referee Chris Kerr is jostled by Auckland City players after allowing Waitakere United's first goal to stand.

After losing three men in an ill-disciplined display, Auckland City went down to Waitakere United on Sunday.

Team Wellington win CL opener

Team Wellington's Andy Bevin was instrumental in their big win over Puaikura on Sunday night.

The New Zealand champions survived an early scare to beat Puaikura in New Caledonia.

Did Kiwi's catch hit the ground? video

Black Ferns wicketkeeper Rachel Priest takes one of her four catches during the Australian innings at Eden Park's Outer Oval.

Was the Aussie batter out, or did the ball bounce in front of the keeper?

Latham benched, Guptill back

After missing nearly a month of cricket due to a hamstring strain, Martin Guptill returns for Wednesday's fourth ODI ...

Ronchi to take over gloves from Latham, as Guptill makes welcome return.

Munro returns with a vengeance

Auckland batsman Colin Munro punished the Central Districts bowlers in their Plunket Shield match in Auckland on Sunday.

Runs were flowing at Colin Maiden Park.

Kyrgios gives another spray

Nick Kyrgios was fuming at a chair umpire during the semifinal of the Marseille Open at the weekend.

Nick Kyrgios has been up to his old tricks.

Cooper's comeback win at Cardrona

Anton Cooper has won the national cross country mountain bike title.

After a difficult year, Anton Cooper is a national mountain bike champion again.

Five medals for Kiwi cyclists

Campbell Stewart, here riding in the omnium, was one of five Kiwi medal winners at the UCI Track World Cup in Los ...

Kiwis were flying around the Los Angeles velodrome.

Henry finds form for Canterbury

Matt Henry was on fire for Canterbury against Wellington.

Matt Henry showed he's fighting for a return to the Black Caps fold with four wickets under a Canterbury cap on Sunday.

Satterthwaite ton gets Ferns home

Century maker Amy Satterthwaite celebrates hitting the winning runs for New Zealand against Australia at Auckland on Sunday.

The White Ferns draw first blood over Australia, but not without controversy.

Five key lessons for Crusaders

Fullback Israel Dagg, who made his 100th Super Rugby appearance against the Brumbies on Saturday night, was the ...

Crusaders: Here's what we learned from their effort against the Brumbies.

Crouser monsters Walsh again

Ryan Crouser of the United States competes in the Men's Shot Put Final during The Big Shot and Fast K at Retro Sports ...

American Olympic champion bombs a New Zealand all-comers record of 22.15m at the Auckland Track Challenge.

Positive Plumtree sings praises

Blade Thomson, seen here winning a lineout, was the Hurricanes' major casualty on Saturday.

Lots for Hurricanes coaches to enthuse over.

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Erceg forgets what sport is about

Abby Erceg, left, has quit the New Zealand national team at the age of 27.

OPINION: The Football Ferns captain's complaints show how far sport has been corrupted by money, writes Mark Reason.

Tribulietx is the man to fix the 'Nix

OPINION: The Phoenix are in a mess but the answer is under the noses, writes Bill Harris.

Swing low, sweet chariot bro: England's taste for Kiwi exposes NZ poaching myth

Give Smith the time he needs

Rugby

Colourful past of 'Comical Ali'

Ali Williams in his twilight season with the Blues.

Ali Williams delighted in playing the class clown, but courted controversy throughout his rugby career.

Super Rugby: Round one wrap

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara fires off a pass during his side's 83-17 romp against the Sunwolves in Tokyo.

Smith out with concussion, yellow cards dished out against the Jaguares and the Sunwolves were more like toothless pups.

Five key lessons for Crusaders

Fullback Israel Dagg, who made his 100th Super Rugby appearance against the Brumbies on Saturday night, was the ...

Crusaders: Here's what we learned from their effort against the Brumbies.

Rennie: We need to be better

Dave Rennie wants more from his Chiefs with the Blues next up in Hamilton.

Chiefs coach wants vast improvement for the Blues after accepting they rode their luck beating the Highlanders.

Cricket

Kiwi keeper's catch up for grabs video

Black Ferns wicketkeeper Rachel Priest takes one of her four catches during the Australian innings at Eden Park's Outer Oval.

Was the Aussie batter out, or did the ball bounce in front of the keeper?

Streaker lights up charity match

John Ryan of the town team takes a swing.

Fundraising cricket game full of surprise twists: rain, a third team and a streaker.

Wagner ready for Dunedin test

After suffering a broken finger on February 1, Neil Wagner is on track to return five weeks later in the first test ...

Successful comeback from broken finger has Wagner on track for first test.

Black Caps' stunning collapse video

Kane Williamson shows his disappointment after being bowled.

Awful New Zealand batting performance helps South Africa to big win.

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Kiwi keeper's catch up for grabs

Was the Aussie batter out, or did the ball bounce in front of the keeper?

Football

Mariners 'annoy' Jets in draw

Mariners' Kwabena Appiah-Kubi clashes with Jets' Jason Hoffman.

Central Coast storm back to stop Newcastle from leapfrogging into top six A-League spot.

Recap: Jets v Mariners

Will Andrew Nabbout of the Jets be celebrating tonight?

Two teams on fringes of play-offs as Jets host Mariners at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Phoenix take one small step

The Wellington Phoenix celebrate Roy Krishna's winning goal against the Brisbane Roar on Saturday night.

One win does not make a season, but the Wellington Phoenix have at least arrested their form slump.

Wood joint top scorer

All Whites striker Chris Wood has scored his 20th English Championship goal for Leeds United.

Chris Wood can't stop scoring at Leeds as he eyes a Premier League future.

League

Moimoi sent off for high shot

Former Kiwis prop Fuifui Moimoi, here in his days with the Parramatta Eels in 2014, was sent off for a high shot while ...

Fuifui Moimoi made the Toronto Wolves' first game a memorable one.

Future protection sought from suit

Former Newcastle Knights winger James McManus is suing the NRL over concussions.

"It's trauma, it's brain trauma. It creates other issues you may not be aware of."

McManus sues Knights over concussions

James McManus retired from the game on medical grounds in August of last year.

Retired winger takes legal action against his former club over the handling of his concussions.

Crunch time for Johnson

Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson is entering his seventh season in the NRL.

Foran's arrival could not have come at a better time for Johnson as he enters a crucial stage of his career.

Basketball

Lakers win heralds Adams' return

Steven Adams recorded his 12th double-double of the season against the Lakers.

Kiwi big man notches his 12th double-double of the season, as the Lakers fall to OKC.

One-year ban for referee abuse video

Tony Mitchell has been banned from the ANBL for a year.

Cairns import Tony Mitchell has been banned for the entire 2017-18 NBL season for throwing the ball at a referee after the Taipans' semifinal loss to Perth.

Sharks imports progress to ANBL final

Mitch Norton will play for the Illawarra Hawks in the ANBL grand finals before linking with the Southland Sharks for the ...

It could be a tight turnaround for Southland's overseas basketball imports as they eye the ANBL final series.

The Kiwi they love in WA

Tall Black Jarrod Kenny feels right at home as a key cog in the Perth Wildcats machine.

Jarrod Kenny has emerged as an unlikely fan favourite with the ANBL title-chasing Perth Wildcats.

Golf

Poor finish for Ko in Thailand

Lydia Ko finished tied for eighth at the Honda LPGA Thailand.

Lydia Ko settles for eighth as Korea's Amy Yang wins the LPGA Thailand and sets a new record.

Thick rough to challenge at NZ PGA

Luke Toomey's share of the Manawatu Golf Club course record - 63 set in 2013 - will be under threat this week.

A thicker than normal rough will provide challenge players hoping to better the Manawatu Golf Club course record at the NZ PGA Championship.

Ko well off the pace

Lydia Ko is tied for 15th after her third round at the LPGA Thailand tournament.

World No 1 Lydia Ko remains 10 shots off the lead at the Honda LPGA Thailand.

Ko slips back

Lydia Ko finished her second round with three birdies and two bogeys.

Another mixed day sees Kiwi fall off the pace in Thailand.

Netball

Steel too strong for South in netball

Southern Steel head coach Reinga Bloxham.

The Southern Steel got their first chance to field a full strength squad this year, when they played Netball South in a pre-season fixture.

Casey Kopua back on court

Casey Kopua will return to a netball court for the first time in 16 months on Saturday.

The 101-cap Silver Fern will play netball for the first time in 16 months on Saturday.

Steel's Silver Ferns return

Southern Steel midcourter Gina Crampton.

Southern Steel's Silver Ferns quartet back for preseason outing in Oamaru.

Injured Moulds to lead Tactix

Tactix goal keep Jess Moulds, left, defends against Pulse shooter Maia Wilson during last year's ANZ Championship.

She'll miss the start of the season through injury, but Tactix still want Jess Moulds as captain.

Tennis

Tennis: Dogs to the rescue video

Brazil's ball dogs will be on duty for an exhibition match aimed at promoting the adoption of homeless dogs.

Brazil's top ballboys and girls kicked off the court for best ball-fetchers of all.

Expect less from Tomic: Cash

Australian Bernard Tomic has been eliminated in the first round of three tournaments this year.

"You keep saying they've got time on their side but, after a while, you say: well, we're getting sick of saying that."

Genie serve for SI cover critics video

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Bikini photo and dating antics stir up "the hate" as tennis star focuses on her return to court.

Statham wins in China

New Zealand's Rubin Statham has won a singles tennis title in China.

New Zealand tennis player Rubin Statham has won his 11th career ITF Futures title.

Other sports

Crouser monsters Walsh again

Ryan Crouser of the United States competes in the Men's Shot Put Final during The Big Shot and Fast K at Retro Sports ...

American Olympic champion bombs a New Zealand all-comers record of 22.15m at the Auckland Track Challenge.

Wilder calls out Parker

Deontay Wilder has retained the WBC world heavyweight tile with a win over Gerald Washington.

Deontay Wilder knocks out Gerald Washington and then quickly calls out Joseph Parker.

Southland touch stars make NZ team

Southland's Trisha Hopcroft at touch training.  She has been selected for the NZ women's touch team to play against ...

Southland touch players have gained national selection recently.

Kessler at home in Taupo

Meredith Kessler won the 2016 edition of Ironman NZ.

American Meredith Kessler will compete in her 60th Ironman event in Taupo on Saturday, searching for a sixth straight Ironman New Zealand victory.

Motorsport

McLaren look to brighter future

McLaren's new MCL32 Formula One car at its launch in Woking, England.

The change in colours, to an orange glow, for McLaren comes as a nod to its late Kiwi founder.

From tarmac to water

Top level racer Neil Marshall made the switch from tarmac to water and hasn't looked back.

"To be honest I'm just a petrol head, I love burning dinosaurs."

Hamilton: F1 cars sound terrible

F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton has voiced major concerns ahead of the 2017 season.

Triple world champ urges new F1 bosses to upgrade "outdated" scene in blistering attack, fearing for 2017 cars.

Armstrong locks in two F4 drives

Marcus Armstrong was fourth in the Toyota Racing Series in February.

Kiwi Ferrari Junior Marcus Armstrong to drive in two series in 2017.

Racing

Memorable hat-trick for Barclay

Tisbury trainer-driver Kirstin Barclay.

Trainer Kirstin Barclay had success with three of her four runners at Winton on Saturday.

La Bella Diosa sensational, Winx stars

Classy filly La Bella Diosa has bounced through her Surround Stakes win in Sydney for Matt and Mandy Brown.

Winx goes to 15 on the trot, Kiwi filly La Diosa's sequence goes to four.

Matamata winners aiming high

Summer Passage proves superior in the Lister 2-year-old race at Matamata prompting thoughts of Australian targets.

Time to tackle the big races for Matamata winners.

Kawi king of the mile

Kawi and Jason Waddell on their way to victory in Saturday's Haunui Farm WFA Classic.

One of New Zealand's best gallopers has won his sixth Group I in impressive style.

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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.

'Cupcake' Durant ices OKC video

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant fight for a loose ball in Durant's first game in Oklahoma since his controversial ...

Durant and Westbrook get heated in centre court, but OKC's "cupcake" traitor has last laugh.

Kevin Durant's day of reckoning video

Kevin Durant left OKC. Now the Oklahoma crowd has their chance for vengeance.

OKC's Super Bowl has arrived. Seven months of hurt channelled into three hours of boos.

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