Foran too distraught to talk video

Kieran Foran watches on from the grandstand as the Warriors lose to the Dragons.

6:54 AM  New Warrior not happy after pulling out of his NRL comeback game with a hamstring injury.

T-boned Dragon battles on

Dragons star Gareth Widdop was in a car crash just hours before he kickoff against the Warriors.

8:00 AM  His car written-off just hours before kick-off, Gareth Widdop would still shine against the Warriors.

Rugby mismatch turns ugly

The brawl marred a pre-season game.

7:45 AM  Mass brawl involving players and spectators erupts in apparent reaction to scoreboard pressure.

Phoenix 'not dead yet' video

Gui Finkler (left) celebrates his goal with teammates Alex Rodriguez and Kosta Barbarouses on Sunday.

7:26 AM  Emphatic 5-0 win gives NZ A-League side a shot at the playoffs, albeit with three tough games ahead.

Cracker catch bags captain video

Tom Latham fielding during day two of the Test match between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park.

Tom Latham could enjoy his day after starring in the field and with the bat.

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Coulthard takes honours

Fabian Coulthard picked up a win in Melbourne despite finishing the final race 20th.

Fabian Coulthard has driven himself to a Grand Prix win in Melbourne.

Wyn wins in Rotorua

Wyn Masters found himself on top of the podium in Rotorua on Sunday.

Wyn Masters takes out the first major race at Crankworx Rotorua.

Defoe strikes for England

Jermaine Defoe celebrates scoring his goal in England's 2-0 World Cup qualifying group win over Lithuania.

Out for three years, Jermaine Defoe, 34, has fired some life back into England's World Cup quest.

Glory for Sydney with win over Glory

Aaron Calver of Sydney FC heads the ball.

Sydney FC celebrates winning the A-League Premiers' Plate with a demolition of Perth.

Pulse pip Mystics by a point

Catherine Tuivaiti of the Pulse played well against her old team, the Mystics.

The Central Pulse edged the Northern Mystics 56-55 on the ANZ Premiership's opening day.

Wins for NZ in Super Rugby

Midfielder Malakai Fekitoa (centre) celebrates the Highlanders' 18-13 win over the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday ...

"Great way to ruin a game" tweeted a frustrated Quade Cooper after watching the Reds have two men yellow carded.

Kohli's absence surprises Hodge

Former Australian opener Brad Hodge was surprised Virat Kohli sat out the fourth test between India and Australia.

"You'd hope as a sportsman that he's seriously injured"

More miracles needed from NZ

Tom Latham of New Zealand moves to catch South Africa's Faf du Plessis during day two of the second test in Hamilton.

Under-fire opener came up big for the Black Caps on day two in Hamilton.

De Kock's star keeps rising

Quinton de Kock's 90 was another great contribution from the South African wicketkeeper-batsman, who continues to impress.

Classy South African wicketkeeper-batsman has now pushed his test batting average past 50.

Hutson, Garvey win strokeplay titles

Mark Hutson and Amelia Garvey pose with the silverware after winning the men's and women's titles at the New Zealand ...

Canterbury 16-year-old dominates NZ women's strokeplay field in Hastings.

Tigers blow it against Storm

A Tigers fan reacts to a decision during the round four NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at ...

After sacking coach Jason Taylor, the Tigers looked sharp before fading late.

Extreme rugby stand off video

Two French teams have refused to enter into a lineout drive resulting in a standoff.

Referee has to step in as two French clubs refuse to engage in comical maul stand off.

Warriors lose as Foran watches

Kieran Foran was forced to watch the Warriors from the sidelines.

The Warriors have lost to the Dragons 26-12 as their season goes off the rails.

Magic thumping 'reality check' for Tactix

Tactix wing defence Hayley Saunders, left, and Magic wing attack Grace Rasmussen compete for possession during their ANZ ...

 Mainland Tactix given ANZ Premiership wake-up call in opening match.

Brown praises youngsters

Highlanders winger Sio Tomkinson scored one of his team's two tries against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday night.

Highlanders coach Tony Brown saved plenty of praise for his two least experienced players after crucial win in Canberra.

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Rugby

Brown praises youngsters

Highlanders winger Sio Tomkinson scored one of his team's two tries against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday night.

Highlanders coach Tony Brown had plenty of praise for his two least experienced players after a crucial win.

Injured ABs take to catwalk video

All Blacks Lima Sopoaga during a practice run as a catwalk model at the Dunedin Railway Station Friday.

Injured All Black players Lima Sopoaga and Waisake Naholo showcase skills of a different type.

Reds caught short

The suspended Quade Cooper took to Twitter to express his frustration after the Reds paid the price for being reduced to ...

​Quade Cooper cried foul as the Queensland Reds crashed to a 22-8 loss to the Jaguares.

Review: Jaguares v Reds

Jaguares captain Agustin Creevy.

Follow what happened, play by play as the Reds took on the Jaguares in South America.

Cricket

Clarke questions India's approach

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has questioned India's tactics in the fourth test.

"If India do lose this test match, I'll tell you where they lost it - it's 30 minutes before tea on day two."

Baby for Guptill and McGoldrick

Black Caps star Martin Guptill and TV presenter wife Laura McGoldrick are expecting their first child.

The Black Caps' star batsman and his TV host partner reveal they're expecting their first child.

Scorecard: Black Caps v Proteas

Black Caps batsman Henry Nicholls.

The scorecard from day two of the third test, between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Ball-by-ball: Black Caps v Proteas

Black Caps opening batsman Jeet Raval.

The third test between New Zealand and South Africa, a ball-at-a-time at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

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Phoenix 'not dead yet'

Emphatic 5-0 win gives NZ A-League side a shot at the playoffs, albeit with three tough games ahead.

Football

Recap: Glory v Sydney FC

Liam Reddy of Perth Glory attempts to save a goal.

Sydney FC demolishes Perth to celebrate Premiers' Plate victory in style.

Recap: Phoenix v Jets

Co-coach Chris Greenacre of the Phoenix knows his side desperately need a win.

The Phoenix dominate Jets start to finish in 5-0 victory despite players away on international duty.

All Whites to finish in style

Michael McGlinchey and his New Zealand team-mates had a tough battle against Fiji before winning 2-0 in Lautoka on Saturday.

Anthony Hudson demands his team 'kick on' and not settle for draw in Wellington.

It's madness': A-League coach

The Melbourne Victory are livid at having to play without All Whites star Marco Rojas and three other key players on ...

The Wellington Phoenix, players' union and Melbourne Victory coach are all calling for A-League change.

League

Warriors lose as Foran watches

Kieran Foran was forced to watch the Warriors from the sidelines.

The Warriors have lost to the Dragons 26-12 as their season goes off the rails.

Tigers blow it against Storm

A Tigers fan reacts to a decision during the round four NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at ...

After sacking coach Jason Taylor, the Tigers looked sharp before fading late.

Recap: Warriors v Dragons

Ryan Hoffman of the Warriors knows his side face a tough battle against the Dragons.

Dominant Dragons defeat the Warriors 26-12 in Sydney as Foran sits out again.

Recap: Wests Tigers v Storm

Ryley Jacks of the Melbourne Storm is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a try against the Brisbane Broncos.

The Storm mounted a comeback in the second half to defeat the Tigers 22-14.

Basketball

O'Riley makes the difference

Houston O'Riley was the difference maker for the Taranaki Mountain Airs against the Bay Hawks.

Houston takes care of the problem for the Taranaki Mountain Airs as they beat the Bay Hawks.

Rams too hot for Giants

Nelson Giants point guard Ali Granger was handed a rare start against the Canterbury Rams.

Canterbury Rams pile on the points as Nelson Giants equal their worst start to a NBL season.

20-yo scores 70 points in NBA game

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker joined an honour roll of five other NBA players to score 70 points in an NBA game.

Devin Booker joins the company of Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain but his Phoenix team still lose.

No time to settle for Taranaki

Taranaki Mountain Airs point guard Houston O'Riley drives spots a gap between Super City Rangers Nnanna Egwu and Hyrum ...

What-ifs creep in as the Taranaki Mountain Airs prepare to visit the Bay Hawks.

Golf

Hutson, Garvey win strokeplay titles

Mark Hutson and Amelia Garvey pose with the silverware after winning the men's and women's titles at the New Zealand ...

Canterbury 16-year-old dominates NZ women's strokeplay field in Hastings.

Wilkinson remains in touch

New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson lines up his putt on during the Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach.

Kiwi golfer Tim Wilkinson goes three-under in third round to remain in touch with leaders at Puerto Rico Open.

Hutson leads by five

Mark Hutson leads by five shots at Hastings Golf Club.

North Harbour golfer dominates while Garvey leads women's stroke-play.

Wilkinson shoots blistering 63

Tim Wilkinson fired five birdies and an eagle on his back nine in Puerto Rico.

Kiwi golfer follows eagle with five-straight birdies on back nine as he charges into fourth place in latest PGA event.

Netball

Magic make winning start

Casey Kopua was happy with her return to court, but always wants more.

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic were no match for the Mainland Tactix in their season opener on Sunday.

Magic thumping 'reality check' for Tactix

Tactix wing defence Hayley Saunders, left, and Magic wing attack Grace Rasmussen compete for possession during their ANZ ...

 Mainland Tactix given ANZ Premiership wake-up call in opening match.

Steel overcome nervous start

Wendy Frew of the Steel competes for the ball with Courtney Tairi of the Stars. in their 2017 ANZ Premiership netball ...

The Southern Steel posted a 75-57 win over the Northern Stars in the opening match of the national netball league.

New era in NZ netball begins

Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is the pick of the ANZ Premiership imports.

The ANZ Premiership begins with a triple-header on Sunday, where plenty will be revealed.

Tennis

ASB Classic chases Sharapova

Maria Sharapova will play in Stuttgart next month after completing a drugs ban.

Maria Sharapova could be at January's ASB Classic, while Roger Federer may play an exhibition.

Erakovic loses to Rogers in Miami

Marina Erakovic was on court for two hours, 40 minutes against Shelby Rogers in Miami.

Marina Erakovic has been beaten 4-6 6-4 7-6 in the first round of the main draw at the Miami Open.

Erakovic to play Rogers in Miami

Marina Erakovic has won two tough qualifying matches in Miami.

After coming through qualifying, Erakovic has been drawn against an American in Miami.

Erakovic wins in Miami qualifying

Marina Erakovic is one win away from making the main draw in Miami.

The Kiwi has defeated Britain's Naomi Broady in the first round of qualifying in Miami.

Other sports

Bloodied Merry the Black Sticks star

Olivia Merry of the Black Sticks is hit in the face by the ball, amid a starring role in her team's win over USA.

Olivia Merry took a nasty knock but was a dominant figure in New Zealand's 3-2 win against the US.

Lawson leads Canterbury to national crown

Gary Lawson (second, L) has led the Canterbury men's bowls team to the 2017 national inter-centre championship title.

Gary Lawson chalks up yet another national title on the bowls green.

Beaumont wins NZ running title

Southland's Jack Beaumont claimed the NZ Mountain Running Championships in Queenstown.

Training in Queenstown has helped Jack Beaumont win the NZ Mountain Running Championships.

Hunt: I'm not going anywhere

Mark Hunt says he has no plans to walk away from the UFC anytime soon.

Kiwi UFC fighter sends a message to those who feel he's a spent force as he keeps title dream alive.

Motorsport

Harwood retains NZ title

Hamish Harwood successfully defended his New Zealand MX2 crown in Taupo on Saturday.

Takaka's Hamish Harwood secures MX2 title at New Zealand Motocross Championships.

Lewis Hamilton's fastest pace

"Maybe it's the track - It's cool today. I'm sure during the year it's going to ramp up much quicker," Lewis Hamilton said.

Something surprised Lewis Hamilton after he posted the fastest lap ever at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit.

High speed crash mars race video

The two cars lie wrecked after the high speed collision.

Two Supercar drivers have walked away after a 255/kmh accident in Melbourne.

Hamilton fastest in Melbourne

Lewis Hamilton practices for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne.

A new era for Formula One cars got underway in Melbourne with Lewis Hamilton the quickest driver in the first practice session.

Racing

Jockey gutted by mistake

Jumps jockey James Ridley had a steeplechase race won but then pulled up before the finish line.

He made it over 18 jumps, but then gave the race away with one simple mistake.

From last to first

By mid-race, Kevin Hughes had given up all hope of Son Of Zac winning on Saturday.

Race favourite gets up from seemingly hopeless position when 30 lengths last.

Vinery costly for offending jockeys

La Bella Diosa's unplaced run in Saturday's Vinery Stud Stakes hasn't changed plans to run in the Australian Oaks.

Roughhouse Vinery Stud Stakes costly for offenders.

Baker does it again in Tulloch Stakes

Trainer Murray Baker continues to win major Australian races 30 years after his first major win across the Tasman.

Murray Baker continues to plunder major Aussie races and more in store.

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LeBron dunks get the job done video

NBA superstar LeBron James lines up a dunk against the Utah Jazz.

NBA star takes charge as the Cleveland Cavaliers' injury-ravaged season takes a strange twist.

Killer goalie signing anger video

Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza has been signed by a club while he appeals a 22-year sentence for killing ...

Brazilian football club hires a goalie while he appeals a 22-year sentence for killing his ex.

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.

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