Two wins for Team NZ

Team New Zealand joined their rivals for the final day of America's Cup practice racing.

11:37 AM  Team NZ impress as they debut in Bermuda practice racing for the America's Cup regatta.

Evans departs Stoop in style

Nick Evans has become a Harlequins legend since leaving New Zealand.

11:11 AM  Kiwi No 10 gets fairytale finish in final home game for Harlequins, leading them to a Premiership win.

Guptill swings big in IPL hit video

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NZ opener finds the middle as he has his first hit in the 2017 IPL - but in the end it's Kane Williamson's day.

Big ton delivers stunning win

Roelof van der Merwe produced a superb innings to lead Somerset from the brink of defeat to victory over Surrey.

At 22-5 chasing 291, Somerset were all-but dead and buried - only no-one told Roelof van der Merwe.

Highlanders blitz Stormers video

Highlanders winger Patrick Osborne dives over for one of his two tries against the Stormers on Friday night.

Patrick Osborne celebrated his 50th match for the Highlanders by bagging a double in big win.

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Tight final looms with plenty at stake

Auckland City's Ryan De Vries has returned from injury and will be fit for the OFC Champions League final

Will Auckland City win their seventh straight OFC Champions League title, or will Team Wellington stop them at the third time of trying?

Paddon rolls, but bounces back

After an early roll, Hayden Paddon was flying in the afternoon on day two of Rally Argentina.

Kiwi driver has low-speed roll before responding with stage wins to sit seventh overall after first full day at Rally Argentina.

Super Rugby: Tipped to win

Following their upset of the Waratahs, can the Kings pull off another victory back at home against the Rebels? Half our ...

Six Stuff rugby writers make their picks for round 10 of Super Rugby.

Rabbitohs booed by their own

A young South Sydney supporter looks dejected during the rout at the hands of the Manly Sea Eagles.

​The cardinal and myrtle faithful turn on South Sydney after 42-8 NRL flogging at the hands of Manly.

Hendry makes cut in China

Michael Hendry posted six birdies and a bogey in his second round five-under 67 at the China Open.

Michael Hendry moved up while Ryan Fox slid down during the second round at the Volvo China Open.

Thurston-less Cowboys thrashed

Tim Mannah (No 10) of the Eels is mobbed by teammates after scoring one of Parramatta's four tries.

Late scratching of star halfback Johnathan Thurston a blow the Cowboys couldn't recover from.

Uate scores four in rout

Martin Taupau of the Sea Eagles looks to off-load against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Trent Barrett's side raced out to a 30-2 lead by halftime, and didn't let go.

Super Rugby's hot topics

Sam Cane is mixing his time between 7 and 8 for the Chiefs but will be in a showdown with Ardie Savea for the openside ...

Marc Hinton uncorks the chief talking points ahead of the weekend's footy action.

Klitschko-Joshua face-off video

The face-off: Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko meet ahead of their fight for the IBF heavyweight boxing world title.

Wladimir Klitschko gives IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua some advice ahead of their title fight.

Vettel leads Ferrari one-two

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel lapped one minute 34.120 seconds - 0.263 quicker than teammate Kimi Raikkonen - during ...

F1 frontrunner Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two in Russian Grand Prix practice.

Paddon primed for title defence

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon made a clean start to the opening special stage of Rally Argentina.

The Kiwi driver is hopeful of another strong showing in Argentina.

Tug of war for Aussie prop

Tyrel Lomax (with the ball) is the son of former Kiwis prop John Lomax.

Rising Rebels prop Tyrel Lomax has been contacted by the All Blacks to switch to NZ.

Knowing when to quit is tough video

James Broadhurst's promising rugby career was cut short by concussion.

OPINION: One minute you have it all, the next all you have is a splitting headache.

Harmless fun or Dark Ages sexism?

Ring girls have also become a part of UFC.

Ring girls have been a part of boxing for more than 50 years, but it's not all glamour.

Recap: Cowboys v Eels

Corey Norman will run out with the Eels to face the Cowboys in Townsville.

North Queensland without Johnathan Thurston no match for the Parramatta Eels.

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Super Rugby's hot topics

Sam Cane is mixing his time between 7 and 8 for the Chiefs but will be in a showdown with Ardie Savea for the openside ...

Marc Hinton uncorks the chief talking points ahead of the weekend's footy action.

Knowing when to quit is tough video

OPINION: One minute you have it all, the next all you have is a splitting headache.

Kaino injury: Spanner in the works

Will Chelsea do the double?

Rugby

Tug of war for Aussie prop

Tyrel Lomax (with the ball) is the son of former Kiwis prop John Lomax.

Rising Rebels prop Tyrel Lomax has been contacted by the All Blacks to switch to NZ.

Rugby player collapses on field

The player was rushed to Middlemore Hospital.

Man fighting for his life after incident at World Masters Games in Auckland. 

Brown: Sopoaga should make ABs

Lima Sopoaga has played six tests for the All Blacks since 2015.

Lima Sopoaga hasn't played in almost two months, but Highlanders coach Tony Brown would pick him in All Blacks.

Recap: Highlanders v Stormers

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 28:  Ben Smith (R)  of the Highlanders tries to break the tackle of Cheslin Kolbe of the ...

Classy Highlanders far too good for the Stormers in Dunedin.

Cricket

Baz wins 100th IPL match video

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Ex-NZ captain's bat can't provide the fireworks but top class fielding makes it a milestone T20 to remember.

New Zealand Cricket to cash in

High fives all round for New Zealand Cricket with a bigger return due from ICC revenues.

Big changes at the ICC mean NZ will take much larger slice of the world revenue pie.

England's bowling maestro quits at 25

Englands's Zafar Ansari bowls in the nets.

England spinner Zafar Ansari has decided to retire at age 25 to pursue a new career.

Bracewell disappoints NZ Cricket

Cricketer Doug Bracewell has pleaded guilty to driving with breath alcohol more than three-time the legal limit. (File photo)

NZ Cricket boss unhappy with Doug Bracewell, who has admitted drink-driving charge.

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Perils of duck hunting

Almost half of game bird hunting injuries happen during the opening weekend of the season.

Football

FIFA official 'abused trust'

Richard Lai is a member of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee.

Guam Football Association President Richard Lai admits receiving over $1 million in bribes.

Robertson hoping third time is lucky

Team Wellington's Bill Robertson challenges Auckland's Mario Bilen at the start of the season.

Team Wellington captain heading into his third-straight OFC Champions League final against Auckland City, having lost the last two.

Japanese trio boost Southland Utd

Japanese football players from left, Kazuhiro Obata, Shunsuke Ito and Hayato Wakino are playing for Southland United in ...

Former Lithuanian top league football star Hayato Wakino, along with fellow Japanese countrymen Kazuhiro Obata and Shunsuke Ito have boosted the Southern United football squad.

Standout season 'just a matter of time'

Leeds United striker Chris Wood is set to be a key figure for the All Whites at the Confederations Cup.

Rory Fallon first teamed up with Chris Wood when the Leeds striker was just 17, but even then, his talent was hard to miss

League

Recap: Cowboys v Eels

Corey Norman will run out with the Eels to face the Cowboys in Townsville.

North Queensland without Johnathan Thurston no match for the Parramatta Eels.

Recap: Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles

The Manly Sea Eagles have their work cut out for them as they line up against one of the best forwards in rugby league, ...

Manly Sea Eagles put the South Sydney Rabbitohs to the sword.

Shocking king-hit on referee video

Shocking king-hit floors referee in French rugby league match.

French rugby league match abandoned after player floors referee with vicious right hook.

Thurston major doubt for Anzac test

Johnathan Thurston has missed the last few weeks with a calf injury.

Johnathan Thurston could miss Anzac test after being ruled out of Cowboys-Eels clash he was expected to play in.

Basketball

Sharks too slick

Southland Sharks player Derone Raukawa leaps for the basket during the National Basketball League game against the ...

Understrength Southland Sharks blitz Taranaki in Invercargill.

Giants at home to Taranaki

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili, left, and Nelson Giants' Bronson Beri contest possession during Tuesday clash at ...

The Nelson Giants defend the Brian Rampton Memorial Trophy against Taranaki on Saturday. 

A balancing act for Dunn

Netball South shooter Aliyah Dunn has been enjoying the experience of playing in the Beko Netball League.

Southland teenager Aliyah Dunn has several balls in the air as she balances netball, basketball and her school studies.

Rams sign reinforcments

Canterbury Rams guard McKenzie Moore will arrive back in Christchurch next week.

Last year's league MVP McKenzie Moore is one of two players set to boost the Canterbury Rams.

Golf

Hendry makes cut in China

Michael Hendry posted six birdies and a bogey in his second round five-under 67 at the China Open.

Michael Hendry moved up while Ryan Fox slid down during the second round at the Volvo China Open.

Ko among chasing pack

Lydia Ko has ground to make up on the leaders in Texas.

The world No 1 had two bogeys and a birdie in her first round with a new caddie.

Fox lurking at China Open

Ryan Fox posted six birdies in an eight-hole stretch during the first round of the China Open in Beijing.

Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox just outside the top-20 after another roller-coaster round on European PGA Tour.

Thompson back from 'nightmare'

Lexi Thompson walks off the 18th green, as So Yeon Ryu celebrates with her caddie after Ryu defeated Thompson in a ...

The US golfer was denied a maiden major win by a complaint from a TV viewer.

Netball

Southland set for Super Sunday

Southern Steel fans will have the opportunity to see three ANZ Premiership matches in one afternoon.

Staging netball's Super Sunday is an exciting logistical challenge according to Netball NZ's Kate Agnew.

Thompson sticks up for Netball Mainland

Anna Thompson has stuck up for Netball Mainland's high performance programme.

 Foundation player says Netball Mainland high performance system is working, despite Tactix struggles.

Magic face important stretch

Casey Kopua will likely be to the fore in a defensive-minded match on Sunday.

The Magic are fighting three other teams for a place in the playoffs, and they're the next three teams on their schedule.

Jarvie new Netball South community manager

Lauren Jarvie is the new Netball South community manager.

Lauren Jarvie knows the positive impact netball can have and is passionate about the future of the sport in the south.

Tennis

Sharapova 'way above that' video

Maria Sharapova has no reply to Eugenie Bouchard's criticism that she should not be allowed back on the WTA Tour.

Tennis ace not inclined to reply to Eugenie Bouchard's harsh criticism of the "cheat's" pro comeback.

Nadal, Murray into quarters

Rafael Nadal has been in sparkling form as the French Open nears.

The in-form Spaniard again looks the man to beat on clay.

Sharapova wins again

Maria Sharapova won her second match in as many days in her comeback to the WTA Tour in Stuttgart.

The controversial return of the Russian tennis star has been a winning one so far.

'Cheater' Sharapova's return 'unfair'

Maria Sharapova celebrates winning match point against Roberta Vinci in Stuttgart.

Genie Bouchard hits out at Russian star as the tennis ace wins her comeback match after serving a doping ban.

Other sports

Harmless fun or Dark Ages sexism?

Ring girls have also become a part of UFC.

Ring girls have been a part of boxing for more than 50 years, but it's not all glamour.

'Their time to push hard'

Darren Smith, who played more than 200 test for the New Zealand men's hockey team, is now in charge of them for the ...

Young members of NZ men's hockey squad encouraged to step up at Azlan Shah Cup by new coach Darren Smith.

Parker tips Klitschko win video

It's "V for victory" in the mind of Wladimir Klitschko as he fronts the international media with rival Anthony Joshua ...

It's a close call but here's why Kiwi heavyweight has changed his mind about Sunday's world title fight.

Spithill's massive challenge

Oracle America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill is always looking for challenges.

Fitness freak to warm up for America's Cup by contesting world's longest standup paddleboard race.

Motorsport

Vettel leads Ferrari one-two

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel lapped one minute 34.120 seconds - 0.263 quicker than teammate Kimi Raikkonen - during ...

F1 frontrunner Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two in Russian Grand Prix practice.

Grand Prix won't grow - Quinn

A crash during the grand prix race at Manfeild Circuit: Chris Amon this year.

Hampton Downs track owner says New Zealand Grand Prix should have gone to his venue.

Paddon primed for title defence

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon made a clean start to the opening special stage of Rally Argentina.

The Kiwi driver is hopeful of another strong showing in Argentina.

'Bizarre' speedway crash

Racers and track personnel rush to Daniel Jenkins after he tipped in a TQ race at the Ellesmere Speedway on Sunday.

An "unusual" injury for one race-goer as Ellesmere Speedway hosts historic event.

Racing

Shock result in Rowe Cup

Tony Herlihy, who won the Rowe Cup for the fifth time with Temporale at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

Harness racing's "Iceman" does it for the fifth time in the Rowe Cup.

Pokies accused 'collateral damage'

The Department of Internal Affairs said Mike O'Brien was "unsuitable" to be involved in the pokie gambling business.

Inquiry into who was behind pokie machine operations was flawed, says lawyer.

Racing waits on Government

Nathan Guy, whose term as Racing Minister finishes early next week. He is being replaced by David Bennett.

Labour says it doesn't like the odds on racing legislation being passed this year.

Legramor awaits return

Hall Of Fame is all the rage in early betting for the Cambridge Breeders Stakes.

Royally-bred Legramor one to watch if she makes Breeders Stakes field.

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Bryant channels his inner Urkel video

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant has been working on some comedy involving fictional TV character Steve Urkel.

Retired NBA star finding his feet after basketball in comedy, "Did I do that?"

NFL star's Happy Gilmore twitter war video

A fake movie villain has tried to take Aaron Rodgers down, for prioritising NFL over golf.

US quarterback argues about quitting golf with twitter account pretending to be Happy Gilmore movie villain.

Adams' season lives, dies with Russ

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams muscles up against the Houston Rockets.

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams says OKC's best chance is for Russell Westbrook to win the game on his own.

Flip throw to header to bicycle kick, goal video

A flip throw set up an incredible goal for the OKC Energy in the United Soccer League.

A football goal of the year contender as gymnastics and ball skills combine.

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