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opinion

NZF deserves credit for Blatter call

New Zealand Football CEO Andy Martin has been a strong voice for change at Fifa and got his reward with Sepp Blatter's resignation on Wednesday.

OPINION: New Zealand Football's straight-talking CEO Andy Martin achieves his goal as Fifa boss resigns - now he must work for further change.

Reason: Murky world exposed

OPINION: Football’s governing body rips off investors, it launders money, the Feds move in and then people cry like babies.

Liew: Two-test series a problem

Carter at No 10 the only answer

cricket

Test victory 'ranks right up there' video

Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum says his side's test victory over England in Leeds 'ranks right up there' in terms of career highlights.

New Zealand skipper says ultra-attacking style paid off in test victory over England in Leeds.

England rest key players

Broad and Ali among five England ODI regulars left out of squad to face NZ in five-match series.

England captain Alastair Cook and New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum shake on a drawn test series, after the Black Caps' 199-run win at Headingley.

Black Caps slip to fourth 

Despite their 199-run win over England, the Black Caps have slipped a spot to fourth on the world test rankings

rugby

ABs locking contenders line up

Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst could be a bolter for the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad.

5:00 AM  OPINION: With Patrick Tuipulotu out of the RWC, Liam Napier takes a look at the implications and his possible replacements.

Barrett back, Nonu rested

Hurricanes star first-five returns, but big ball-carrying AB to miss Highlanders match in Napier.

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Southland Stags assistant rugby coach Clarke Dermody.

Dermody key for Highlanders

Jamie Joseph says Clarke Dermody the big figure in turning the Highlanders' scrum around.

football

Interpol 'red notice' to Fifa six

Suspended CONCACAF President Jack Warner speaks to the media.

6 min ago  Interpol added six men with ties to Fifa to its most wanted list on Wednesday.

How to take down a kingpin video

Whether the target is Fifa or the "Gambino crime family", Rico can get your man, respected US lawyer says.

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Dreams of victory drive NZ

New Zealand are now battling to get out of Group A at the Fifa U-20 World Cup.

league

Cowboys re-sign coach Green

Cowboys coach Paul Green has overseen a tremendous run by his side in recent months.

Coach plans to deliver an NRL title by the time his three-year Cowboys deal had expired.

Kiwi Origin a possibility

Warriors boss Jim Doyle believes NZ is capable of staging its own State of Origin fixtures.

Daly Cherry-Evans looks set to stick with Manly after turning down a mutli-million dollar deal with the Gold Coast Titans.

DCE turns back on $5m deal

Manly Sea Eagles star back-flips on Gold Coast Titans move - deciding to stay in Sydney instead.

basketball

Curry looks to cap remarkable year

Stephen Curry has been the star of the NBA this season.

Golden State Warrior Steph Curry looks to cap a memorable season with NBA title.

Hawks, Crocs for ANBL

The ANBL has confirmed the Wollongong Hawks will have a team in the upcoming season.

Charged: Luke Martin during his playing days with the Sydney Kings.

Aussie NBL player charged video

Former Sydney Kings NBL player Luke Martin charged over rock attack on Lindt cafe in Martin Place.

golf

Ko's No 1 ranking vulnerable

New Zealand's Lydia Ko has a big job on her hands in the coming weeks to stay at the top of the women's game.

Kiwi golfer returns to action with a double mission – defend her No 1 ranking and get in sync for the second major of the year.

McIlroy finds love again gallery

World No 1 golfer moves on from Caroline Wozniacki, but there's something familiar about his new-found love.

2013 Masters champion Adam Scott (right) has talked Kiwi caddie Steve Williams out of retirement to carry his bag for the next three months.

Williams back on Scott's bag

Adam Scott has split with his new caddie and for now is going back to his old one - Kiwi bagman Steve Williams.

netball

Silver Ferns WC trialists named

Silver Ferns goal attack Maria Tutaia will be a key part of the team's World Cup plans.

Depth of New Zealand netball tested as 30 players named to contest for World Cup and NZ A berths.

A lot more Magic needed 

Waikato-BoP Magic need vast improvement for trans-Tasman netball league knockouts.

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Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic's Casey Kopua

All to play for at Ferns trials

Veteran defenders best placed to make New Zealand World Cup squad.

tennis

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign

World No 1 Novak Djokovic broke Rafa Nadal at will throughout his straight sets quarterfinal victory in Paris.

4:46 AM  Novak Djokovic hands nine-times champion Rafa Nadal just his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros.

Nadal-Djokovic showdown

The quarterfinal between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic may be more anticipated than the final.

Serena Williams smashed 39 winners as she swiped aside Sara Errani in the French Open quarterfinals.

Serena blasts past Errani

5:12 AM  Serena Williams crushed Sara Errani 6-1 6-3 to reach the French Open semifinals in intimidating fashion.

motorsport

Hartley sets Le Mans pace

New Zealand drivers Brendon Hartley and  Earl Bamber have been making their mark with Porsche ahead of the Le Mans 24 hour race.

NZ driver full of speed in official testing while Kiwi team-mate Earl Bamber also on the pace for famous race.

Lorenzo completes hat-trick

Yamaha rider wins the Italian Grand Prix, closing the MotoGP championship gap to leader Valentino Rossi.

Josiah Natzke won the French leg of the European motocross championships.

Natzke wins at MXGP of France

Kiwi claims his first round-victory of the 2015 Euro motocross champs, cleaning up at the France MXGP.

other sports

Kiwis could play 'Southern Bowl'

Craig Douglas is hoping to attract 85,000 spectators to two American football games in New Zealand in March.

Organisers of the Southern Bowl are looking at holding a competition to find punters and kickers in Nz.

Nyika batters Light

There's no doubt who the top amateur heavyweight boxer in NZ is after Commonwealth Games medallists square off.

Ryan Archibald, midfielder in the Black Sticks mens hockey team at a practice session before departing for the Hockey World Cup, Auckland, New Zealand, Thursday, February 11, 2010.  Credit: NZPA / David Rowland.

Archibald returns for NZ

Veteran Ryan Archibald returns as NZ men's hockey side push for Olympic qualification.

racing

Wins keep rolling for leaders

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01:  Matthew Cameron celebrates after riding Volkstok'n'barrell to win The Sound Great Northern Guineas during New Years Day racing at Ellerslie Racecoourse on January 1, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

NZ trainers' premiership leaders Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman century of winners at Matamata.

Kudos for Kuru after win

Lord and Kuru combine for impressive hurdle debut by D'Llaro at Ellerslie.

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Wairarapa galloper Werther has earned a start in the Queensland Derby.

Werther eyes Queensland 

Andrew Campbell would love to keep his unbeaten record at Doomben going for another week.

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