Luke dropped from Kiwis

Isaac Luke has missed out on Kiwis selection.

Warriors hooker misses out on team to play Australia as Jesse Bromwich named captain.

Australian goalkeeper dies

Stefan Petrovski died after being struck by lightning.

A promising young Australian goalkeeper has died after he was struck by lightning.

Warriors boss slams 'the six' video

Manu Vatuvei is set to miss the Kiwis' Anzac test against Australia on Friday.

Players stood down by the Warriors 'don't deserve to represent their countries', Jim Doyle says.

Leicester draw at Man United

Leicester's Wes Morgan celebrates scoring his team's opening goal.

3:34 AM  Close but no Premier League title - yet - for leaders Leicester after falling short of victory.

Adelaide win A-League final video

Pablo Sanchez Alberto celebrates scoring the goal that sealed the A-League title for Adelaide United.

Adelaide United down Western Sydney in the A-League final to claim the club's first league title.

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'I saw steel in their eyes' video

Shaun Johnson scores an early try for the Warriors against the Dragons.

After a week from hell, the Warriors upset the Dragons - and surprised everyone else.

Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

Aussie sprint champ wins in HK

Tommy Berry roars with delight after riding Chautauqua to victory in the Chairman's Sprint Prize at Sha Tin, Hong Kong.

Aussie star Chautauqua too good in Hong Kong sprint.

Sharks beat Broncos...just

Wade Graham of the Sharks evades a tackle by Ben Hunt of the Broncos during their round nine NRL match.

Cronulla hold out surging Brisbane finish in NRL thriller.

Highlanders cop yellow card video

Jack Wilson received a yellow card for the Highlanders against the Brumibes and also dislocated a finger.

The Highlanders' latest yellow card was needless, coach Jamie Joseph says.

Storm steamroll Titans

Kevin Proctor of the Storm is tackled.

A sin-binning and a backline re-shuffle could not stop Melbourne thrashing the Titans.

Tactix hold on to beat Pulse video

Tactix's Mwai Kumwenda is all concentration as she takes a pass against the Pulse

 Stunning fourth-quarter comeback not enough for Pulse, as Tactix win.

Eels ready for court

Parramatta Eels face a turbulent week ahead after a salary cap row with the NRL.

The Parramatta club have made big claims and are willing to take the NRL to court over a salary cap dispute.

Foran: 'I can't wait to get back'

Kieran Foran, who has told his Eels teammates how much they mean to him.

Kieran Foran writes emotional letter to his Parramatta teammates.

Naholo set to return from injury

Waisake Naholo is poised to return for the Highlanders.

Waisake Naholo is poised for his first Super Rugby action in over two months.

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Gould: Roos selectors get it wrong

Australia needs to start injecting some young players into the Kangaroos.

OPINION: If Australia takes this squad to the World Cup they will be handing it to the Kiwis.

Warriors: Abandon ship?

OPINION: When it comes to the off-course Warriors, it's time for fans to demand respect

Head to head: What have the Olympics become?

Burning questions: Rennie hard done by?

Rugby

Naholo set to return from injury

Waisake Naholo is poised to return for the Highlanders.

Waisake Naholo is poised for his first Super Rugby action in over two months.

Up in the air: High-flyers collide video

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Differing rulings in the latest Super Rugby round raise eyebrows over refereeing of mid-air collisions.

Mayhew on the mend video

John 'Doc' Mayhew prepares the watch the Blues and Rebels Super Rugby match at Eden Park on Saturday less than a ...

Warriors doc makes it to Eden Park to watch his son play for the Blues, just two weeks after a heart attack.

Sopoaga stoked with win video

Ash Dixon, left, congratulates Lima Sopoaga, after he scored a try for the Highlanders against the Brumbies.

Highlanders first-five on kicking in the rain and his team re-finding their mojo in win over the Brumbies.

Cricket

Williamson returns, hits 50 video

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NZ cricketer picks up from where he left off, scoring 50 in the IPL on his return from injury.

India, Windies revive ties

West Indies star test bowler Jason Holder.

Four-test tour of the Caribbean announced, marking a resumption of bilateral ties after India tour cancelled.

McCullum fires again in thriller video

Brendon McCullum has four scores of 40 or more to help the Gujarat Lions hold top spot on the IPL Ladder.

Another quick-fire cameo from former NZ skipper contributes to thrilling last-ball win for IPL-leading team.

Aussie players lobby for less pink ball

Australian players are hoping for only one pink ball test match next summer, rather than two.

Slated to play two pink ball tests next summer, Australian players only want one.

Video

Adelaide win A-League final

Adelaide United down Western Sydney in the A-League final to claim the club's first league title.

Football

Recap: A-League final

Western Sydney Wanderers stars Romeo Castelen and Brendon Santalab.

The Western Sydney Wanderers clash with Adelaide United in the A-League grand final.

Barca edge closer to La Liga title

Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Real Betis.

Another league title appears to be heading the way of Spanish giants Barcelona.

Newcastle boost survival hopes

Newcastle United's goalkeeper Karl Darlow saves Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye's late penalty off his face, securing a ...

Two penalties - one saved and one converted - adds a fresh twist to EPL relegation dogfight.

Wanderers full of confidence

Wanderers players warm up in Adelaide this week ahead of Sunday's grand final.

To be champions, they have to do something that has only been done once in history: win the trophy interstate.

League

'You beauties' video

Shaun Johnson set the game in motion with an early try for the Warriors against the Dragons.

Fans rejoice as Warriors put the week's woes behind them in defiant win.

Foran: 'I can't wait to get back'

Kieran Foran, who has told his Eels teammates how much they mean to him.

Kieran Foran writes emotional letter to his Parramatta teammates.

Mayhew on the mend video

John 'Doc' Mayhew prepares the watch the Blues and Rebels Super Rugby match at Eden Park on Saturday less than a ...

Warriors doc makes it to Eden Park to watch his son play for the Blues, just two weeks after a heart attack.

Lyon dive 'worth an Oscar' video

Manly Sea Eagles captain Jamie Lyon.

Manly captain's dive mocked after the 'Hollywood' results in the denial of a try for the NQ Cowboys.

Basketball

Spurs rout Thunder in game one video

Steven Adams marks up against LaMarcus Aldridge.

Steven Adams' nine points and 10 rebounds were of little consequence as his Oklahoma City Thunder team fell to a 124-92 loss.

Adams fires Rams past frustrated Mountain Airs

Jamie Adams provided 12 points off the bench in the Canterbury Rams' win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs in New Plymouth.

Canterbury Rams' back-up point guard Jamie Adams defines the term spark off the bench.

Recap: Thunder v Spurs

OKC Thunder's New Zealand basketball star Steven Adams.

A game to forget for Steven Adams and the Thunder as the Spurs claim an emphatic victory.

Giants snap losing streak

Nelson Giants guard Raymond Cowles III drives to the basket during Saturday night's NBL clash against the Canterbury Rams.

Nelson Giants beat Canterbury Rams by 10 to keep themselves in the playoff picture.

Golf

Tiger's comeback gathers pace

Tiger Woods is eyeing a return from injury.

June return likely, but nothing's certain: "Dude, if I knew, I would tell you. I'm sick of being on the sidelines."

Taranaki golfing prodigy

Kingston Taylor-Voyle shows off his putting technique post his match game at Manukorihi Golf Club on Saturday.

He might only be eight, but this Taranaki youngster is already a golfing star in the making.

Danny Lee five off lead

Danny Lee tees off on the third hole during the second round in New Orleans.

Kiwi two-under par through 11 in second round as darkness ends play early.

PGA Tour: New Orleans Open leaderboard

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee is in the field for the New Orleans Open.

The leaderboard from the latest stop on the PGA Tour, the New Orleans Open.

Netball

Magic taught lesson by Vixens video

Courtney Tairi says the Waikato-BOP Magic need to take the Australian teams on more when they meet in the trans-Tasman ...

The Melbourne Vixens handed the Waikato-BOP Magic their third double-digit loss of the season on Sunday.

A big milestone without knowing it video

Southern Steel player Jhaniele Fowler-Reid shoots a goal with Fever's April Brandley, left, and Courtney Bruce defending.

Southern Steel goal shoot becomes the 11th player to notch 2000 goals in the trans-Tasman league.

Firebirds down NSW Swifts

Romelda Aiken accounted for 52 of the Queensland Firebirds' 61 goals in their 10-point victory over the NSW Swifts.

​Fifty two goals from sharpshooter Romelda Aiken hoists Queensland Firebirds to a 61-51 win over NSW Swifts.

Recap: Firebirds v Swifts

NSW Swifts New Zealand star Laura Langman.

Queensland Firebirds too strong for NSW Swifts in the top of the table clash.

Tennis

Erakovic thumped in final

Marina Erakovic will jump up the world rankings after finishing runner-up at the WTA tournament in Morocco.

Kiwi women's tennis No 1 can't cap off a strong but taxing week, as she gets trounced in Morocco.

Erakovic fights way into final

Kiwi tennis No. 1 Marina Erakovic is into the final of the WTA tournament in Rabat, Morocco.

World No 15. last person standing between leading Kiwi tennis player and her second WTA title.

Erakovic into semifinals

Marina Erakovic's quest for ranking points is gathering pace with a good run of wins in Rabat.

Kiwi tennis star's hot form continues in Morocco as she seeks much-needed ranking points.

Nadal given OIympics honour

Rafael Nadal celebrates winning this year's Barcelona Open.

Tennis star given second chance to be Spain's Olympic flagbearer after injury ruined the honour for him in 2012.

Other sports

Horspool wins epic Rotorua Marathon

Wellington Scottish's Nick Horspool celebrates winning the Rotorua Marathon on Saturday.

Nick Horspool has won his first New Zealand running title with his win in the Rotorua Marathon.

Ding racks up historic win

Ding Junhui of China will contest the World Snooker Championship against Mark Selby.

The former world number one will face Mark Selby in the final.

Sir Mark leading Kiwis charge in Kentucky

Sir Mark Todd on Campino sits in 12th place at the Kentucky four-star three day event in the US.

Sir Mark Todd top Kiwi after two days at Kentucky three-day event.

Star Kiwi yachties win again

Peter Burling, top, and Blair Tuke scored another regatta victory.

Even a couple of capsizes couldn't halt the winning streak of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

Motorsport

Paddon finishes in style

Hayden Paddon won all six stages on the final day of the International Rally of Whangarei.

Hayden Paddon wins all six stages on final day in Whangarei as Indian driver takes top honours.

Rosberg on pole in Russia

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg smiles in the garage during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Russia in Sochi.

F1 leader Nico Rosberg secures pole for the Russian GP as Lewis Hamilton suffers misfortune.

Recap: Russian GP qualfiying

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Nico Rosberg grabs pole position in Sochi as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton breaks down.

Paddon's hopes take double hit

Hayden Paddon encountered mechanical issues on day two of Rally Whangarei.

Kiwi WRC star hits double trouble on second day of Rally Whangarei.

Racing

Lawrence achieves unique Group I treble

Arch (left) and Gloria Lawrence (second left) scored a unique treble in the Wanganui Distance Final.

A unique hat trick of Group 1 wins completed by Cambridge greyhound trainer Arch Lawrence.

Ryan Jim books Hawke's Bay ticket

Ryan Jim and jockey Hayden Tinsley sprint clear of their Hastings rivals.

Exciting Ryan Jim books his ticket to the Hawkes Bay Spring Carnival

Xtravagant, Rasa Lila win Te Rapa features

Jockey Matt Cameron adopted new tactics on boom 3-year-old colt Xtravagant at Te Rapa on Saturday, winning the Cambridge ...

Xtravagant provides X factor, Rasa Lila scores deserved win at Te Rapa.

Silhouette Noir's win a beauty

Sam Wynne rides Silhouette Noire to victory at Riccarton. Wynne was at Te Rapa on Saturday and gave winning jockey Trudy ...

Somervell's therapy brings a beauty result with Silhouette Noir.

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The Fumble

The very costly drug video video

Imagine losing millions of dollars... in a matter of minutes, because of one bong video from years ago.

Take one bong video posted online just before your big moment. The cost? $18 million in contracts.

Brady's 'Deflategate' ban restored video

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots has had his four-game ban reinstated.

US appeals court rules NFL star Tom Brady must serve a four-game suspension over the under-inflated football saga.

Lakers fire coach Byron Scott video

Byron Scott, who has been sacked by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Losing Los Angeles Lakes sack coach.

NFL star 'fails' another drug test video

Josh Gordon missed the 2015 season after he failed a drinking test when he was meant to be sober.

Time running out for Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns as he reportedly fails yet another drug test.