Hurrell in hot water after loss video

Konrad Hurrell of the Warriors is comforted by Ryan Hoffman after his hit on Jake Trbojevic.

7:25 PM  The Warriors have lost to the Sea Eagles at the Auckland Nines on Saturday.

Live: Black Caps v Australia

Black Caps batsman Martin Guptill.

7:43 PM  Trent Boult claims Maxwell as New Zealand fight back continues.

Live: IPL auction

Black Caps batsman Martin Guptill is in the marquee group at the IPL auction, alongside Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson.

Black Caps bowler Tim Southee fetches more than half a million dollars in IPL auction.

Black Caps score 281-9 video

Kane Williamson scored 60 off 74 balls in the Black Caps innings after they won the toss against Australia.

6:32 PM  After choosing to bat first, New Zealand scored 281-9 which looked below par.

Live: Auckland Nines video

Billy T fans in the stands at Eden Park for the NRL Auckland Nines.

Follow live as the biggest names in the NRL converge for a weekend of fast and furious footy.

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NZ move into Sydney Sevens quarterfinals

Joe Webber sparked New Zealand's come back in the opener against Canada.

New Zealand have come from behind twice to defeat Canada in their opening match of the inaugural Sydney Sevens.

Ko leads after early finish

Lydia Ko follows her shot at the second hole during the third round of the Coates Championship in Florida.

The world No 1 is well placed heading into a busy final day of the LPGA tournament in Florida.

Warriors trounce Bulldogs video

Shaun Johnson made a welcome return from injury against the Bulldogs.

The Warriors launched their campaign at the Auckland Nines with a huge win.

Rain doesn't dampen Nines

A bunch of Billy T fans at the Auckland Nines.

Damp conditions didn't hinder league fans out to support their stars.

'Party hole' fires Lee to second

Danny Lee's birdie putt sent crowd into party mode in Phoenix.

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee sends the Scottsdale crowd into a frenzy on the PGA Tour course's famous hole.

Result goes Breakers' way

The NZ Breakers can go fourth on the ANBL standings with a win over the Cairns Taipans at the NSEC on Sunday.

Basketball moons align for the NZ Breakers as they make a late push to squeeze into the playoffs.

Nines to breath test fans video

Warriors star Shaun Johnson is set to light up the Nines, but those in the crowd can expect to be breath tested.

Two-day Auckland tournament to follow sevens in cracking down on drunk punters.

Nyika defeats Watt in much awaited bout

David Nyika has defeated Sam Watt in a close fight.

There can be no more disputing David Nyika's place as New Zealand's top amateur heavyweight.

Hawke's Bay down Nix Reserves

Sam Mason-Smith scored both goals in Hawke's Bay United's win over the Phoenix Reserves in Wellington.

Visitors move to second in ASB Premiership after Sam Mason-Smith brace earns them scrappy 2-0 win at Newton Park.

Khawaja 'bullied' by Kiwi teens

Usman Khawaja has been rushed back into the Australian team following his surprising omission from the series opener.

Australian batsman recalls schools tour to NZ where his side was miraculously carted for 36 off four balls.

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Career-defining series for Australians

How will Australian opener Joe Burns fare in the upcoming test series?

Australia's batsmen will be tested in the test series, writes Dean Jones.

Sledging: Just good fun? video

Duncan Johnstone and Richard Knowler discuss whether sledging should be canned or encouraged.

Knowler: Boss should be cautious

Fair play row: rules should be rules

Rugby

Kiwi company fights concussion

Concussion technology used at the Rugby World Cup from a Kiwi company will now be provided to all international teams.

Innovative Kiwi company teams up with World Rugby to mitigate the risks of concussion.

Lambie injured in Sale win

Sharks playmaker Patrick Lambie was injured in the win over Toulon.

The Sharks unearthed two young stars but sweat over Lambie after rolling Toulon.

'No apology over sevens final'

Matt O'Brien has apologised to the South African team for his handling of the final in Wellington.

World Rugby say there has been no apology from Matt O'Brien to South Africa - and nor was one needed.

Stander handed Ireland debut

Kiwi Jared Payne (pictured) will start at centre for Ireland against Wales, while countryman Nathan White will start at prop.

Ireland hand CJ Stander his debut in Six Nations opener as two Kiwis also set to start.

Cricket

Concussion rules out NSW opener video

NSW opener Ed Cowan was struck on the helmet by a bouncer.

Aussie batsman in "reasonable state" after being felled by bouncer in New Zealand.

Khawaja 'bullied' by Kiwi teens

Usman Khawaja has been rushed back into the Australian team following his surprising omission from the series opener.

Australian batsman recalls schools tour to NZ where his side was miraculously carted for 36 off four balls.

India name World T20 squad

India fast bowler Mohammed Shami is back for the World T20.

Hosts pick their team, taking youth, experience and a bowler who hasn't played in a year.

Career-defining series for Australians

How will Australian opener Joe Burns fare in the upcoming test series?

Australia's batsmen will be tested in the test series, writes Dean Jones.

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Hurrell in hot water after loss

The Warriors have lost to the Sea Eagles at the Auckland Nines on Saturday.

Football

Liverpool fans plan walkout

Liverpool fans are planning a walkout in the 77th minute of the team's Premier League match against Sunderland to protest ticket price rises.

Liverpool could suffer the embarrassment of a mass exodus with calls for a fan exodus to protest a rise in ticket prices.

Adelaide draw with Sydney FC video

Sydney FC's Filip Holosko gets the ball past Adelaide United goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic to score a goal in first-half stoppage-time.

Adelaide United extend their unbeaten run to 10 A-League matches following a 2-2 draw with Sydney FC.

All Whites coach 'not satisfied'

Coach Anthony Hudson and the All Whites will have a two-week camp in Australia to prepare for the Oceania Nations Cup.

Anthony Hudson disappointed with no All Whites game in March, but boxing on.

Do-or-die for WaiBop

WaiBop United midfielder Alexi Varela and his team-mates  face a must-win game against Canterbury United on Sunday.

WaiBop slipped up last week against Team Wellington and now can't afford to do so again.

League

Six NZ cities to pitch for RLWC games

World Cups are great spectacles – if you bother watching the action, as the English clearly didn't when the Kiwis performed the haka in 2008.

Preparations are gaining pace for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Kiwi Ferns optimistic of series win

Georgia Hale flicks on a pass against Australia.

The Kiwi Ferns may have lost to the Jillaroos but can still come out on top.

Rain greets Nines fans

A bunch of Billy T fans at the Auckland Nines.

Damp conditions don't deter as thousands of rugby league fans turn out for the Auckland Nines.

Nine reasons to get excited video

NZ Warriors star Shaun Johnson is making his return to the playing field at the Nines after a long break recovering from an ankle injury suffered in July.

The best in the NRL business converge on Auckland for the Nines today, here's why it's worth watching.

Basketball

Red faces as Obama meets Warriors video

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US President jokes with NBA champs, talking golf, secret service distractions and life after politics.

NBA star sidelined by knee to groin video

Veteran San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is out for at least four weeks after having testicular surgery.

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili sidelined for four weeks after undergoing surgery for painful injury.

Sharks lock in American import video

New Southland Sharks signing Jordair Jett playing for the Townsville Crocodiles.

Southland Sharks 2016 roster coming together well after signing outstanding American point-guard Jordair Jett.

Stars to play out WNBL

The financially-struggling SEQ Stars team will play out the remainder of the WNBL season, being propped up by Basketball Australia.

Financially battling first-season WNBL team SEQ Stars will play out the remainder of their campaign.

Golf

Ko leads after early finish

Lydia Ko follows her shot at the second hole during the third round of the Coates Championship in Florida.

The world No 1 is well placed heading into a busy final day of the LPGA tournament in Florida.

'Party hole' fires Lee to second

Danny Lee's birdie putt sent crowd into party mode in Phoenix.

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee sends the Scottsdale crowd into a frenzy on the PGA Tour course's famous hole.

McIlroy tosses ball in lake

Golf world No 2 Rory McIlroy drops his club on his second shot of the eighth hole in his second round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Golf world No 2 vents in Dubai after making a poor start to his second round of the Desert Classic.

Robot's ace brings showers of beer

Eldric's hole in one sparked wild celebrations.

The robot revolution has begun - on the golf course.

Netball

Johnson confirms Cullen relationship

Shaun Johnson and Kayla Cullen hang out at the ASB Classic in Auckland in January.

League star and Silver Fern confirmed as an item after much speculation over relationship.

International award for magnificent Mwai

Tactix shooter Mwai Kumwenda has been named international world games association athlete of the year for 2015.

International award for Tactix and Malawi shooter Mwai Kumwenda

Cullen's unique deal

Kayla Cullen's netball career continues to take off as energy drinks giant Red Bull signs her to a personal sponsorship.

Young Silver Fern star creates history with personal sponsorship with global giant.

Jenny-May joins Mystics

Former NZ Netball player as well as TVNZ and Maori Television presenter Jenny-May Clarkson joins the Mystics coaching staff on a short-term contract.

Former Silver Fern joins Mystics coaching staff for preseason campaign.

Tennis

Venus into doubles final

ASB Classic men's doubles winner Michael Venus is into his second ATP Tour final of the year.

Kiwi tennis ace makes his second final of the year, at the $875,000 Open Sud De France.

Venus shines in France

Kiwi doubles star Michael Venus (left) and Croatian partner  Mate Pavic have carried their good form from New Zealand into Europe.

New Zealand tennis player Michael Venus has continued his winning ways on the international tour.

Federer sidelined after surgery

Roger Federer will be out of action for a month.

Swiss star pulls out of February tournaments following a nasty injury after he was knocked out of the Australian Open.

Nadal still king of clay - Djokovic

Rafael Nadal is still the man to beat at the French Open, says Novak Djokovic.

Rafael Nadal stands between Novak Djokovic and sporting immortality.

Other sports

Secret letter exposes 'Ma's Army'

China athletics coach Ma Junren has been accused of injecting drugs into his athletes.

An astonishing run of world running records has been unexplained - until now.

Pointon leads White Sox

Jennifer Feret, who gave up just four scattered hits, performed well for the White Sox.

Charlotte Pointon makes perfect comeback as White Sox trump Australian team.

Japan set for rich medal haul

Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura is predicted to win three gold medals at the Rio Olympics, with Japan tipped to take home 15 golds.

Japan is on track to match its highest ever haul of gold medals at this year's Olympics, according to Infostrada Sports.

Friends pay tribute to McGarry

Hundreds of friends, family and fans farewell New Zealand mountain biking legend Kelly McGarry in Queenstown on Friday night.

There were beers, tears and hundreds of riders shredding downhill to say goodbye to Kelly McGarry.

Motorsport

Big weekend of NZ motorsport underway

Brazil's Pedro Piquet will sit alongside Land Norris  the front row of the grid for the Toyota Racing Series at Taupo.

Fans congregate in Manawatu and Taupo for headline events this weekend.

Three sidecar teams unbeaten

1NZ (97P) Mike Zachan and Paul Humphrey on their way to winning the New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park Speedway in 2010.

With three teams emerging unbeaten from qualifying, racing promises to be fierce at Saturday's New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park Speedway.

Eagles import feeling confident

From the Gold Coast to the Teams Champs Chris Flett will be all out to heap misery on Palmerston North and Hawke's Bay fans when he lines up for Canterbury.

Chris Flett is back racing at the Speedway Teams Champs this weekend.

Rees happy to be back

Back after two years, Peter Rees will race with his sons Asher and Ethan this weekend, not for Palmerston North but for Gisborne.

Peter Rees is stoked to be back at the Teams' Champs.

Racing

Hasselhoof fourth in Oz debut

Hasselhoof ran fourth in the A$85,000 Gardenia Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Star Kiwi galloper Hasselhoof finished fourth in his Australian debut at Randwick on Saturday.

Pike’s Derby runners in top form

Rangipo and Raghu were locked together at the end of the Te Rapa contest.

Tony Pike’s master plan is playing out perfectly.

Quality mare writes own chapter

The Diamond One was prepared for her first win by Steve Anderton, who passed away last year.

The Diamond One earned herself a slice of New Zealand racing history on her home track.

Memorable win for Anderton

The Diamond One holds off Tommy Tucker to win the White Robe Lodge Handicap at Wingatui on Saturday..

The Diamond One won the White Robe Lodge Handicap for the third time at Wingatui on Saturday.

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The fiercest flop of all time? video

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart performed the Mad Max: Fury Road of flops against the New York Knicks.

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart performed the Mad Max: Fury Road of flops against the New York Knicks.

Dwyane Wade’s son puts on a show video

Dwyane Wade's 13-year-old son Zaire, who has already grabbed headlines for passing along some sage advice to his dad, has his own 'mixtape' streaming around the world.

Dwyane Wade's 13-year-old son Zaire, who has already grabbed headlines for passing along some sage advice to his dad, has his own 'mixtape' streaming around the world.

Rice goes undercover video

With Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, you would think that super star Jerry Rice would be recognized and mobbed everywhere he went. Well, you would be wrong.

With Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, you would think that super star Jerry Rice would be recognized and mobbed everywhere he went. Well, you would be wrong.

Durant considering move to Warriors

Kevin Durant is thinking of a move to the Golden State Warriors.

Just imagine Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant taking the court together on the same team.