Ex-All Black in trouble

Rene Ranger faces a misconduct hearing after being caught drink-driving.

10:20 PM  Rene Ranger fined for drink-driving, faces misconduct hearing.

Don't write Coles off yet

Captain Dane Coles of the Hurricanes leaves the field with an injury during the Super Rugby quarterfinal.

Canes captain understood to be testing rib protectors in order to play in the Super Rugby semifinals.

'You've got to go'

Robbie Farah, in the stand at the Wests Tigers' game against the Dragons on Saturday.

He's just shy of 250 games for his NRL club. But a mate has told to go to another club.

What a kick! video

GWS Giants fan Paul Waterhouse celebrates after winning $100,000 during a kicking competition.

How would you handle a kick to win $100,000?

Trainer walks out of bush

NSW horse trainer Bindi Cheers, who has walked out of the bush after three days.

Bindi Cheers went missing after a heated run-in with race officials. Three days later, she showed up.

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Jamaican set to dwarf Kiwis

Marvadene Anderson is 2.12m tall.

At 2.12m, Jamaican goal shoot Marvadene Anderson will tower above even the tallest Silver Ferns defenders.

Stoudemire retires from NBA

Amar'e Stoudemire in action for the Heat last season.

Amar'e Stoudemire played for the Suns, Knicks, Mavericks and Heat during his 14 years in the league.

What's cooking Steven Adams?

Kevin Durant plays an April Fools prank as Steven Adams and Enes Kanter are interviewed about their partnership.

"Turkish and Kiwi cuisine" opportunity for Kiwi NBA star as Kevin Durant closes his OKC restaurant.

Black Caps poised to plunder video

Front and centre: Kane Williamson prepares to lead New Zealand in a cricket test for the first time against Zimbabwe in ...

NZ start 14-test schedule in genteel surroundings against unthreatening Zimbabwe.

New role for Gardiner

Angus Gardiner, newly appointed Crusaders  general manager for professional rugby.

Angus Gardiner is stepping aside as Crusaders team manager to take up a new role at the franchise.

USA thumps China

DeMarcus Cousins led USA with 21 points in their latest Olympic warm up match in Oakland.

Led by 21 points from centre DeMarcus Cousins, USA thrashed China 107-57 in Oakland.

Olympics top five: Young guns video

Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney placed fifth at the world indoor championships in March to show she can mix it with the ...

Five of the youngest members of NZ's Olympic team hoping to make a splash at their first Games.

Fire at famous running school

David Rudisha is expected to defend his 800m Olympic title in Rio next month.

Nobody was hurt in the blaze at St Patrick's High School, the latest in a string of fires at Kenyan schools.

Cairns gets damages payout video

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Chris Cairns arrives at Southwark Crown Court on November 18, 2015 in London, England. ...

Famed MCC club at Lord's pays former NZ cricketer damages for wrongly linking him to match-fixing.

Man City pizza ban

Pizza is on the banned list under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

New coach Pep Guardiola is ruling with an iron fist, banning the greasy snack as he settles in to his new digs.

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opinion

Only themselves to blame

The Crusaders gather after their quarterfinal loss to the lions.

OPINION: If the Crusaders want to play the blame game, they need only look in a mirror.

Reason: Competitive Ko 'sneaky long'

OPINION: Swing change means Kiwi now has the chance to win every week.

Rennie gem ready to go

NZ guilty of backing 'buck pass' video

olympics

USA thumps China

DeMarcus Cousins led USA with 21 points in their latest Olympic warm up match in Oakland.

Led by 21 points from centre DeMarcus Cousins, USA thrashed China 107-57 in Oakland.

Makeshift crew could cost Kiwis

The NZ men's four of Drikus Conradie, Axel Dickinson, Patrick McInnes and Anthony Allen.

Russia may cobble-together a men's four crew, scuppering Kiwi rowers' final Olympic hope.

Unlucky van Velthooven wants to move on

Track cyclist Simon van Velthooven is looking towards the 2018 Commonwealth Gamse after missing out on the Rio Olympics.

Simon van Velthooven doesn't want to dwell on the Olympics much.

Fire at famous running school

David Rudisha is expected to defend his 800m Olympic title in Rio next month.

Nobody was hurt in the blaze at St Patrick's High School, the latest in a string of fires at Kenyan schools.

Rugby

Double boost for Chiefs video

Sam Cane is making good progress from his concussion and should be right for the Chiefs' Super Rugby semifinal against ...

Sam Cane and Seta Tamanivalu set to play in Saturday night's blockbuster semi against the Canes.

Lions will roar into Springboks

It hasn't been an easy start for Allister Coetzee but the new Springboks can use Lions players to inject some form into ...

New Boks coach under pressure to overhaul his squad with players from Super Rugby semifinalist.

Only themselves to blame

The Crusaders gather after their quarterfinal loss to the lions.

OPINION: If the Crusaders want to play the blame game for a disappointing finish, they need only look in a mirror.

Rennie: ABs assistant, no thx video

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says he isn't keen on an All Blacks assistant coach job ahead of 2019.

"There's only one job isn't there, and there's a lot of people who probably want it," Chiefs coach says.

Cricket

Learning the slow of Bulawayo video

Henry Nicholls made his test debut against Australia in February.

Thumping 259-run win over Zimbabwe A beneficial for the Black Caps, batsman Henry Nicholls says.

Proteas to adopt racial quotas

Kagiso Rabada is a black South African cricketer with six test, 20 ODI and 16 T20 caps to his name for the Proteas.

South Africa "moving with the times" with rules to propel black players into the national cricket team.

Australians take command

Josh Hazlewood was the dominant figure during the first session of play against Sri Lanka.

Australian bowlers rip through Sri Lankan batsmen on first day of opening test.

Strokemakers urged to bat time video

Tom Latham says patience the key attribute for Black Caps batsman as test programme starts in Zimbabwe.

Black Caps must adapt to slow surface against inexperienced Zimbabwe attack.

Video

Black Caps poised to plunder

NZ start 14-test schedule in genteel surroundings against unthreatening Zimbabwe.

Football

Juventus down Tottenham

Paulo Dybala of Juventus FC (left) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during International Champions Cup match ...

​An early Juventus blitz gives the Italian champions a winning end to their tour of Australia.

Winston Reid erupts in fury video

New Zealand footballer Winston Reid challenges for possession during West Ham's friendly against German side, Karlsruher ...

The All Whites star goes after German defender following awful tackle.

Sail to start for Phoenix in China

Oliver Sail will be the Phoenix goalkeeper against Beijing BG.

With first-choice goalkeeper Glen Moss out injured, Oliver Sail gets a starting chance.

Krishna key to Fiji's Rio hopes

Roy Krishna has a huge role to play for Oceania champions Fiji at the Rio Olympics.

Phoenix striker hailed as example of professionalism as island minnow faces Olympic football heavyweights.

League

Lolohea ready to bounce back

Tuimoala Lolohea is looking to put a difficult few weeks behind him with a big performance against the Panthers.

Back in the starting side, Warriors star has point to prove against Panthers.

Former Kiwi banned for punch video

Frank Paul Nuuausala, pictured playing for Canberra in the NRL, has been handed a one-match ban for punching an opponent ...

Two games into his stint with the Wigan Warriors, Frank-Paul Nu'uausala has got himself in hot water.

'It's time to be a dad'

Cronulla Sharks hooker Michael Ennis, who is retiring at the end of this NRL season.

Sharks hooker Michael Ennis calls it quits after 14 seasons.

Kiwi charged over brawl

Siliva Havili has been stood down until further notice

Tim Lafai and Siliva Havili have been stood down by Dragons after being charged over a fight.

Basketball

Breakers fired up to meet Bullets

Boomers and former Breakers coach Andrej Lemanis is bringing his Brisbane Bullets to New Zealand for a pre-season tour.

The Breakers will sharpen up for the new Australian NBL campaign with a three-city New Zealand pre-season tour against the returning club who have unashamedly modelled themselves on the Kiwi outfit.

Jordan: We're better than that

NBA great Michael Jordan has spoken out on racial violence in the US, saying "this country is better than that".

Normally quiet on political issues, NBA great whose father was shot dead in 1993 takes the unusual step of speaking out.

Ngatai tipped for Breakers callup

Jordan Ngatai has made a strong finish to the New Zealand Select team's tour of China.

Standout tour with the NZ Select team in China could see a promotion for Breakers development player.

Blame, anger follows NBA protest

NBA player Kevin Durant attends promotional event in Taipei, Taiwan.

The movement of the NBA's 2017 All-Stars game from North Carolina, USA, over anti-LGBT laws has some fuming.

Golf

Last chance for McIlroy, Spieth

Rory McIlroy has a final chance to grab a major this year at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol.

McIlroy feeling confident ahead of PGA Championship at Baltusrol.

Ko ace in mind game

Lydia Ko will be a strong chance to win her first British Open.

Kiwi world No 1's mental game just as a sports psychologist would prescribe, ex-golf pro says.

Reason: Competitive Ko 'sneaky long'

Lydia Ko has added more power off the tee without losing her wonderful rhythm.

OPINION: Swing change means Kiwi now has the chance to win every week.

Hendry misses out on Olympics by two weeks

Kiwi golfer Michael Hendry leaves Olympic run too late.

Michael Hendry moves ahead of Ryan Fox, but it's too late for Rio.

Netball

Broughton takes control at UK club

Former Southern Steel netball coach Robyn Broughton has a new role as Director of Netball at Hertfordshire Mavericks in ...

Broughton takes over as head coach and director of netball at Hertfordshire Mavericks.

Magic exit in disappointing fashion

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic's disappointment was clear to see in the wake of Monday's semifinal loss.

Coming out for the second half trailing by nine, they didn't have enough hunger, says captain Leana de Bruin.

Magic thrashed in semifinal video

Laura Langman was huge for the Swifts as they beat the Magic in her hometown of Hamilton.

Big loss to the NSW Swifts in Hamilton means an all-Australian final for the fourth year in a row.

Work ahead for Steel administrators

Steel netball captain Wendy Frew after she played her 100th game for the franchise with Southern Steel CEO Lana Winders.

 While the season is over for the Southern Steel on the court, off the court is a different story.

Tennis

Federer to miss Olympics

Roger Federer has announced he will be out of action for the rest of the year.

Swiss tennis star "extremely disappointed" to miss out on Rio as he rules himself out for the rest of 2016.

Pokemon addict Kyrgios humbled

The loss was Nick Kyrgios' first match since being knocked out of Wimbledon.

The Australian writes that he plays more Pokemon than tennis, then loses to world number 370.

Monfils wins first title in over two years

Gael Monfils is back in the winner's circle with victory in Washington DC.

French tennis ace breaks a two year title drought with victory at the Citi Open in Washington DC.

Russian tennis players OK for Rio

Russian tennis players are the first to be confirmed for Rio, after the IOC's decision on their participation following ...

International Tennis Federation says all seven Russians meet the IOC's anti-doping requirements for the Olympics.

Other sports

Best of British for Cats

Former Black Stick Rachel McCann will be a key performer for Canterbury in the national league.

Overseas guest players to bolster Canterbury Cats.

Bulling returns to cycling for Rio video

Pieter Bulling isn't scared to lay down the law to his older team-mates in the New Zealand men's pursuit lineup.

Southlander finds himself the unofficial captain of men's pursuit team, gunning for a medal in Rio.

Skelt: It's badminton's time to shine

Invercargill's Nigel Skelt is heading to Rio for the Olympics as a badminton official.

Southland's Nigel Skelt playing a key role with one of world sport's big players at Rio.

Uncertainty lingers for men's four

The New Zealand men's four's wait to hear if they have been granted a last-minute Olympic entry continues.

On standby for the Olympics, they must now wait to find out if Russia will enter a men's four, after Fisa excludes 22 of its 28 rowers.

Motorsport

McLaren's 'Speedy Kiwi' logo reappears

Garage 59's #60 McLaren 650S GT3 wears a unique livery based on the original logo which adorned the early racers of the ...

A new McLaren race car will pay hommage to the early racers of the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team.

More surgery for Courtney

The Holden Racing Team star, one of 10 race winners in a wide open 2016 championship, says pain has become a part of his ...

Supercars star James Courtney faces a lifelong battle with the injuries suffered in a freak pitlane accident.

F1 supremo's kidnap drama

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone married in 2012.

Brazilian criminals want $52 million for the release of Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law.

Paddon pumped for fast Finland video

Hayden Paddon knows he will have to be fully-focussed to achieve the desired result in Finland.

Kiwi rally star aims for back-to-back podiums at his favourite event on the WRC calendar.

Racing

Heaven Rocks staying home

Heaven Rocks overcomes a rocky start to beat home Astro Boy in a trial at Rangiora on Wednesday.

Breeders Crown trip off with more maturity needed for star pacer in the making.

Peter Moody finds new job

Peter Moody has found a new job as racing manager for Rosemont Stud.

Suspended horse trainer finds new employment.

Hawtin expands

Waikato trainer Brendon Hawtin.

Brendon Hawtin will be kept busy running stables at Te Awamutu and Cambridge next season.

Fortaleza looks Guineas material

Fortaleza is being considered for the Group I 1000 Guineas at Riccarton in November.

A run at the Te Teko trials will be part of Fortaleza's buildup to the 1000 Guineas at Riccarton.

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The Fumble

Ronda Rousey up for a fight video

Ronda Rousey pictured in a new Reebok TV ad.

UFC star tells a Women in Action group in an expletive-laden rant she's out for revenge to retake the title.

Shaq dunked on by his son video

Shaq thought he'd teach his son a thing or two about basketball, but he ended being the one taken to school.

While teaching his son a thing or two about basketball, Shaq wound up on a poster.

Pokemon during NBA game video

Pokemon Go is sweeping the world. It has people turning their lives into a huge Pokemon world, and even the NBA Summer ...

Utah forward Rudy Gobert whipped out his phone during an NBA Summer League game to give it a go.

Success and swearing on TV

D'Angelo Russell is back in the headlines, for swearing after hitting the game-winning three-pointer.

Basketballer hits the game-winning shot, but shocks audiences at home by swearing on live TV.