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B-Mac ready to hustle to victory

AGGRESSIVE CAPTAINCY: Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum is now putting the team before himself.

OPINION: Brendon McCullum has the chance to transform from showman to ring-master, writes Mark Reason.

Stars slipping through Blues

OPINION: The Blues are in danger of looking like the Dick Rowes of New Zealand rugby.

Only right refs get tech help

Hesson makes right moves

cricket world cup

Choke's on you Maxwell video

Glenn Maxwell

1:52 PM  Australia all-rounder's NZ choke joke at Eden Park not funny for long as Williamson strikes.

That unforgettable finish video

Under the pump at Eden Park, Black Caps step up - but let's not get cocky former NZ captain says.

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 23: Moeen Ali of England fields during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between England and Scotland at Hagley Oval on February 23, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

Live: England vs Sri Lanka

Live coverage of England taking on Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup in Wellington.

rugby

Injury concern for lock Retallick

INJURY WORRY: All Black lock Brodie Retallick in action for the Chiefs.

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick suffers suspected AC shoulder joint injury in Chiefs win over Crusaders.

Italy stun Scotland in thriller

Perseverance pays off for Italy as late penalty secures unlikely Six Nations win at Murrayfield.

France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre.

Saint-Andre: France not great

Les Bleus coach admits side "not a great team" anymore after Six Nations loss to Wales in Paris.

football

Rooney ends goal drought

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Sunderland in the EPL.

An eight-game EPL scoring drought for prize striker comes to an end against a dogged Sunderland.

Sydney FC win heated derby

A Terry Antonis winner has handed a 10-man Sydney FC victory over Western Sydney in a 4-3 blockbuster derby.

Glenn Murray celebrates with the crowd after scoring his second goal against West Ham.

Murray shines in Palace victory

Crystal Palace maintain their revival under new manager Alan Pardew with a 3-1 win over West Ham.

league

Your guide to 2015 NRL season

Beneficiary: Sam Tomkins picked up the ball and had a free run to the line after the Warriors' scrum took the Eels by surprise.

Four days out from the start of the NRL season, David Long predicts their finishing order.

Johnson's star still rising  video

Shaun Johnson knows he's not the best player in the game. But right now, he could be rugby league's most important.

Jim Doyle ... Todd Carney's behaviour "completely unnacceptable."

Super League recruitment?

The Warriors could find more fertile ground recruiting in Super League after missing out on NRL stars.

basketball

Breakers return to 'spiritual home'

Breakers small forward Tom Abercrombie.

2:19 PM  NZ team relishes chance to play finals at venue with "unbelievable' atmosphere, small forward says.

36ers promising retribution

After being bullied in Game 1, the Adelaide 36ers have vowed they’re done having sand kicked in their faces.

MY BALL: Tom Abercrombie of the Breakers, right, tussles for possession.

Breakers into Aussie NBL final

The Breakers are through to the NBL grand final – and on this form are going to take some stopping.

golf

Live: Ko presses for victory

Women's golf world No 1 Lydia Ko on course at the NZ Women's Open at Clearwater, Christchurch.

7 min ago  Ko strikes first real trouble this round, hitting into the water on the eighth.

Journeyman leads in Florida

American journeyman Jim Herman was the unlikely first round leader at the Honda Classic after a 65.

Rory McIlroy reacts after his drive on the 18th hole during the the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National GC Champion Course.

McIlroy battling to make cut

Golf world No 1 suffers embarrassment, failing to progress in windy conditions at the Honda Classic.

netball

Magic steal Adelaide's Thunder

GOOD SHOWING: Kristiana Manu'a of the Magic.

The Magic opened their 2015 campaign in style after pulling off an important 45-44 away win over the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

Kiwis get unfair advantage 

Should a NZ team wins the trans-Tasman Netball League title, it will have the new conference system to thank.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 07:  Casey Kopua of the Magic waits to be interviewed as Katrina Grant of the Pulse walks away after winning the ANZ Championship match between the Magic and the Pulse on April 7, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Aussie win main goal for Pulse

As they approach the eighth year of their existence, the Pulse are desperate to break their duck in Australia.

tennis

Federer floors Djokovic

Roger Federer celebrates beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Championships tennis tournament in Dubai.

Swiss tennis maestro shows his enduring class, beating the world No 1 in straight sets to win the Dubai Championships.

Agassi: Djokovic on target

Rafa Nadal decline makes a 2015 grand slam for world No 1 all the more likely, ex-tennis pro says.

Tennis world No 4 Rafael Nadal.

Nadal reaches Argentine final

Tennis world No 4 finds some form in Argentine Open, making a final for the first time this year.

motorsport

Coulthard wins race in Adelaide 

HOT WHEELS: Fabian Coulthard finished third in the first race and won the second in Adelaide.

New Zealand's Fabian Coulthard has triumphed for the first time on a street circuit in V8 Supercars.

SBR sets modest expectations

SBR boss says the team will be delighted if Andre Heimgartner gets to 15th place at the Adelaide 500.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 09:  Niki Lauda, non-executive chairman of Mercedes GP looks on in the paddock before the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Lauda: German GP in balance

The chances of Germany hosting a GP this year are only 50-50 despite determined efforts to save it.

other sports

Kuzma wins US Grand Prix title

Janina Kuzma competes at the US Grand Prix at Park City Mountain.

Kiwi skier's US Grand Prix victory sets up a show down with Japan halfpipe rival for the World Cup title.

Water polo star opts for Aussie

NZ's best water polo player set to pull on the green and gold swimming cap of Australia at the next Olympics.

SCENIC: Mapfre entering Auckland harbour this evening.

Mapfre wins Volvo Race NZ leg

Spanish boat Mapfre has claimed victory in the Auckland leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

racing

Miss on the straight and narrow

HARD TIME OF LATE: Pondarosa Miss.

It's hard to picture Pondarosa Miss coming back to scale at the head of the Auckland Cup field.

Durham Town takes Plate

John Hart's dash from Eden Park to Ellerslie to see "Bobby" was pretty frenetic but absolutely worthwhile.

CHINESE CONNECTION: Mongolian Khan, ridden by Opie Bosson, taking out the NZ Derby.

Khan wins thrilling NZ Derby

Mongolian Khan comes out on top of Volkstok'n'barrell in greatest home stretch duel for decades.

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