Crusaders to get things going

Crusaders fullback Israel Dagg

Beaten finalists the Crusaders will kick off next year's Super Rugby competition in Australia.

Lee-Lo gets the heave ho Robinson hooks deal Big beast a target Nadolo to say on A big game joyride

Breakers head for fine tuning

Ekene Ibekwe The depth of the NZ Breakers gets an early test as they head to the NBL's pre-season tournament.

'Carter should be picked'

Graham Henry Sir Graham Henry says Dan Carter making the ABs' top XV "that depends on form".

Jockey 'restrained horse' in race

David Walker Disgraced Kiwi jockey deliberately tried to get beaten, racing unit officials argue.

Sky TV mulls online offerings

Richie McCaw Sky Television may let viewers buy "season tickets" to watch individual sports or competitions online.

McKenzie a class act

Marty McKenzie Marty McKenzie's selection at first-five eighth might herald a newcomer of the highest quality for Taranaki.

Matfield still one of the best

You can calibrate his height, but it's surely impossible to measure just how big a man the Springboks legendary lock is.

Springboks a real threat

McCaw to the fore again

VC design 'touched a raw nerve'

England jersey Victoria Cross Trust cries foul over England rugby's money-making from a jersey they're set to debut against the All Blacks.

Tuipulotu returns for Auckland

All Blacks lock back in blue and white to start against North Harbour in the NPC.

A long time between drinks

Tuala back at 10 for Counties

'Carter should be picked'

Sir Graham Henry says Dan Carter making the ABs' top XV "that depends on form".

City beaten by last-gasp goal

Jerome Boateng Bayern Munich defender returns to haunt his former club with goal to beat EPL title holders.

Barcelona FC solid, unspectacular

Led by Lionel Messi and Neymar, an understrength Barcelona deliver a 1-0 win in their Champions League opener.

Chelsea match a form mockery

Athletic Bilbao held to draw

Riots overshadow AS Roma win

Fan violence in the stands and on the streets mar Champions League thrashing of CSKA Moscow.

McCullum's Super Kings beaten

Brendon McCullum Black Caps captain hits a 19-ball 22 runs in a losing Champions League effort against Kolkata.

Record match haul humiliates

County cricketer leads side to victory with his right arm medium pacers delivering 15 wickets in just 20 overs.

Life in the old dog yet

Windies thrash White Ferns

Injunction to continue

Interim High Court injunction obtained by Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum to continue for now.

Eels interested in Watmough

Anthony Watmough Parramatta has publicly declared its interest in disgruntled Sea Eagle Anthony Watmough.

Dry Cleary baffles troops

It took Jamal Idris months to understand his coach and even longer to get him to laugh at one of his jokes.

NRL boss comes out swinging

Ex-Sharks not in clear yet

Locke 'committed' to Salford

Cold water poured on reports former Warriors star Kevin Locke is regretting his move to the Super League.

Ingles to sign with Clippers

Joe Ingles Australian Boomers swingman Joe Ingles is expected to be announced as the newest member of the LA Clippers.

USA 'can lose our next game'

It's been 10 years since USA last lost a basketball game, but coach worries the next could be in Rio.

USA win World Cup

NZ keeping tabs on Baldwin

Breakers head for fine tuning

The depth of the NZ Breakers gets an early test as they head to the NBL's pre-season tournament.

Finally time to let women in?

St Andrews Old Course Forget independence, a golf clubhouse ballot could end two-and-half centuries of division in Scotland.

McIlroy wins top awards

Northern Irishman collects more silverware, as PGA of America Player of the Year and winner of the Vardon Trophy.

Woods 'busting my butt'

Hole-in-one wins trip to space

Scott parts ways with Williams

Champion Australian golfer Adam Scott to end his partnership with Kiwi caddy Steve Williams.

Focused despite workload

Jodi Brown Maria Tutaia's injury-enforced absence from rest of season leaves senior pro with another burden to carry.

Tutaia out of Silver Ferns

Star Silver Ferns shooter Maria Tutaia has been ruled out of netball until next year.

Kopua clarifies Games comment

The fight for netball's cash

Star shooter ruled out

Maria Tutaia scratched from Silver Ferns tests against Australia and England due to leg injury sustained at Commonwealth Games.

Stephens to play Classic

Sloane Stephens America's brightest women's tennis prospect, Sloane Stephens, is to contest ASB Classic 2015.

Stosur in shock loss

Samantha Stosur's difficult season hit another low when she was upset by world No 251 Yafan Wang in her opening match at the Guangzhou International Women's Open.

Davis Cup going nowhere

Federer's Cup dream alive

Erakovic in stunning upset

Top NZ women's tennis player smashes 39 winners en route to straight sets upset of world No 12.

Enjoying life riding shotgun

John Kennard Marlborough vineyard owner combines wining and driving as right-hand man for NZ's leading rally car driver, Hayden Paddon.

Ambrose eyes Bathurst win

He's already won two V8 Supercars titles, now Marcos Ambrose has his sights set on victory at Bathurst.

Rossi wins home grand prix

Murphy pushes to second

Stewart may yet face charges

Fatal sprint car crash case referred to grand jury, meaning three-time Nascar champ may still face charges.

Olympic kaumatua dies

Amster Reedy Amster Reedy, the man who brought an added sense of NZ pride to a series of Games teams, has died.

Aussie cyclist on fire

Jacob Schmid sets track record in sprint qualifying and looks man to beat in semis tonight at BikeNZ Classic in Cambridge.

MLB star's horror moment

Coast to Coast entries skyrocket

Sky TV mulls online offerings

Sky Television may let viewers buy "season tickets" to watch individual sports or competitions online.

Strong entry for milestone

Horse racing generic After the annual break, Southland thoroughbred racing swings back into action at Gore today.

Franco, Legend on target

Franco Nelson and Bit Of A Legend are heading for the Avon City Ford Cup after solid runs at the North Canterbury workouts.

Nairn hope hot to trot

BYO ban to hit Te Rapa

Jockey 'restrained horse' in race

Disgraced Kiwi jockey deliberately tried to get beaten, racing unit officials argue.

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