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opinion

Hurricanes season heck of a ride

There's been something special about the Hurricanes team during their run to Saturday night's Super Rugby final.

OPINION: There's been something special about the Hurricanes this season, and not just the results, writes Toby Robson.

Who wins Super Rugby final?

OPINION: Who wins all-Kiwi Super Rugby final, and should we be worried about the All Blacks team in Samoa?

Reason: We should back Canes

Romance of the Highlanders

cricket

McCullum smashes 158 for Bears

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum in smashing form for the Birmingham Bears.

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum equals his highest T20 score in England's Natwest Blast.

White Ferns go 2-1 up

A 125-run opening partnership has seen the White Ferns to a six wicket victory over India in Bangalore.

'I can't excuse my actions' ... James Faulkner has been charged with drink-driving in the UK. The 25-year-old allrounder has been playing for English club Lancashire.

Faulkner busted drink-driving

James Faulkner returned a reading of almost three times the UK's legal limit.

rugby

Canes will win it for Jerry

Former All Blacks star Jerry Collins died on June 5, in a car crash in France.

Jerry Collins' father is confident his son's former team will take home the Super Rugby crown.

Boyd turns franchise around

Don't let his casual dress sense and easygoing manner fool you – his mind is working overtime.

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has timed his team's impressive run to the Super Rugby final to perfection.

Leading side to promised land

Few would have blamed the Joseph if he'd quit after their horror 2013 season, but he stuck around to change things.

football

Burns loss to aid recruitment

Nathan Burns' departure for Tokyo FC has increased the Phoenix's chances of attracting a top quality striker.

The loss of Socceroos striker reflects reality for A-League clubs, admits Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick.

Chelsea signFalcao on loan

Chelsea have signed Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco.

Nathan Burns is quitting the Wellington Phoenix to join J League club FC Tokyo

Burns poised to quit Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix striker just a medical test away from signing with J-League club FC Tokyo for next season.

league

Foran agrees revised Eels deal

Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran has finally agreed to join the Parramatta Eels after a protracted contract saga.

Parramatta have confirmed the signing of Kiwis five-eighth from Manly for next four NRL seasons.

Daley won't give up on Farah

Blues coach remains hopeful of hooker playing in next Wednesday's Origin decider despite his injured hand.

Kiwis and Manly five-eighth is set to sign a new deal with the Parramatta Eels for the 2016 NRL season.

Foran to accept new Eels deal

Kiwis playmaker Kieran Foran is poised to agree to a new deal to join Parramatta Eels from 2016 NRL season.

basketball

Sharks coach wary of Rangers

Southland Sharks coach Paul Henare is not taking the Super City Rangers lightly ahead of Saturday's semifinal.

Paul Henare isn't all that comfortable with hype around Sharks heading into Saturday's NBL semifinal.

Players cash in on free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will make Phoenix NBA's contender.

Wellington Saints captain Damien Ekenasio is ready for a tilt at his fourth National Basketball League title.

Ekenasio ready for playoffs

Unsung hero and captain Damien Ekenasio will be a key player for the Wellington Saints' NBL Final Four push.

golf

Kiwi Lee trumps fired-up Tiger

Former world No 1 golfer Tiger Woods eyes up a putt on his season-low round of 66 at the Greenbrier Classic.

NZ No 1 golfer hits a seven-under 63 to better former world No 1's season-low score on the PGA Tour.

Allenby cards used after attack

Man pleads guilty to theft after Australian golfer Robert Allenby said he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu.

Alleged affair: Tiger Woods and Amanda Boyd.

Woods 'affair' with Dufner wife

Tiger Woods accused of having an affair with Amanda Boyd, the ex-wife of fellow American golfer Jason Dufner.

netball

Steel lock in six more players

Storm Purvis is among six players to re-sign with the Southern Steel for the next trans-Tasman league season.

Southern franchise re-signs core of its 2015 team with six more players committing for next trans-Tasman season.

Paseka sees off Ferns rivals

A delighted Malia Paseka's money was on Cathrine Latu, when Wednesday's Probables vs Possibles match started.

Bailey Mes on court for the Tactix against the Pulse in Christchurch.

Mes commits to Tactix

Boost for Christchurch-based trans-Tasman league netball team as Silver Ferns attacker signs on for 2016 season.

tennis

Warned for wearing headband

Nick Kyrgios has been warned for wearing the tournament's official headband.

Wimbledon's "all white" rules hit new levels of odd, as Nick Kyrgios told off for wearing approved headband.

Serena sweats out victory

Serena Williams survived an almighty scare at Wimbledon, battling back to beat Britain's Heather Watson in three sets.

Bernard Tomic of Australia plays a forehand in his Gentlemens Singles Second Round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France during day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Tomic unleashes another attack

Touchy Aussie tennis star has unleashed bizarre and scathing attack on tennis officials.

motorsport

Rosberg fastest in British practice

Nico Rosberg topped the timesheets for Mercedes in both practice sessions ahead of the British Grand Prix.

The home crowd was cheering for Lewis Hamilton but Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was the man on top of the timesheets.

Hamilton hopes for home win

Two-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton eyes Silverstone win in front of record crowd of 140,000.

Hayden Paddon in action during the shakedown at the Rally of Poland.

Paddon's slow start in Poland

Kiwi driver off the pace in Poland in his first hit out since his historic podium finish at the Rally of Italy.

other sports

Paddon continues good form

Hayden Paddon competing at Rally Poland.

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon says it will be a "close fight" for Rally Poland after a tough second day.

Legs and sweat still key to Tour

2:05 PM  The 102nd Tour de France has some new high-tech toys but legs and courage remain the recipe for victory.

Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh spoke of trying to reconnect with his son Cy shortly before his death.

Walsh wanted reconnection video

Adelaide Crows coach once spoke about the disconnect he had with his son and how he was working to fix it.

racing

Sunny Ruby shines bright again

Sam Smolenski is over the moon with Sunny Ruby's season that finished with a national record on Friday night.

Harness Jewels winner puts exclamation mark on her bid for three-year-old trotting filly of year.

Boom galloper retained in NZ

Kiwi group finds big bucks to keep exciting galloper Hasselhoof in New Zealand.

Awapuni mare Dragon Beauty with Dylan Mo aboard (black cap) wins a 1500m open handicap on her home track.

Heavy track no problem

Gary Vile changes plans for two Winter Cup aspirants to take up another opportunity.

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