Scotland puts on a show

Val Adams

Strong display of national fervour as Glasgow ushers in the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games.

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Cricket to stay off agenda

cricket ball International Cricket Council turns down invitation from the governing body of Comm Games.

Manly united, rumours persist

Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans Players talk off rumours of stars wanting to quit NRL club ahead of key clash with NZ Warriors.

Quartet re-sign with Blues

Luke Braid Captain Luke Braid headlines a quartet of Blues players who have recommitted to the franchise.

Crusaders discipline crucial

Richie McCaw Anyone giving away needless penalties during their Super Rugby semifinal risks a death stare from Kieran Read.

Gifford: Games are no joke

Athletes welcomed To some, the Commonwealth Games are a throwback to the days of mullets, Top Town and disco music.

We need Aussies just now

No national body wakes up in the morning and wants to admit it has no decent coaches.

Supporting cast key to success

Sharks can win on road

Glasgow throws a party

Opening Ceremony The Commonwealth Games are officially underway. Here's our live coverage of the opening ceremony.

Ferns won't hold back

The Silver Ferns have settled into the athletes village ahead of their Commonwealth Games title defence.

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Scotland puts on a show

Strong display of national fervour as Glasgow ushers in the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games.

Marker for Wallabies success

Ewen McKenzie Coach says an Aussie side winning Super Rugby crown would be ''as good as it gets'' for the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup prospects.

Same team for Brumbies

The Brumbies have named an unchanged side for Saturday's Super Rugby semifinal against the Waratahs.

Chiefs' loss is Wallabies' gain

Boyd: Sharks will play fair

Time to kick to Nadolo

Former ABs fullback Greg Cooper can't believe Nemani Nadolo is yet to unwrap one of his deadliest tricks.

Hammers hit Wellington

Sam Allardyce West Ham arrive in capital still licking their wounds from last night's upset loss to the Phoenix in Auckland.

Pardew wants competitive game

Newcastle United manager not overly concerned by prospect of facing the Phoenix, avoiding injury is more important.

Phoenix back in town

West Ham slammed in press

Roma beat Liverpool at Fenway

Marco Borriello scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 win over Liverpool in a pre-season friendly.

Williamson gets bowling ban

Kane Williamson Black Cap suspended from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action.

Cachopa signs deal with Sussex

Craig Cachopa left Auckland as their most promising batsman. Should he return it will be as an import.

Top female cricketers to cash in

Marsh going under the knife

Sri Lanka steady ship

Mahela Jayawardene's unbeaten half-century helps Sri Lanka after Dale Steyn claimed an early two wickets.

Boyd's health the only concern

Darius Boyd Knights boss describes embattled star as the most introverted player he has ever coached.

NRL cracks down on betting

Players and officials who pass on info about matches or team changes could have registrations terminated.

Darius Boyd admitted to clinic

David Fusitu'a pays the price

NRL set to double payouts

NRL players who suffer career-ending injuries will be eligible for payouts of up to A$1 million.

Turbans too 'dangerous'

Turban Two Sikhs on Indian basketball team forced to play without ''dangerous'' traditional turbans, sparking a social media campaign.

LeBron's son shows his skills

NBA superstar LeBron James showed his human side after watching his son play ball in Kentucky.

St Pat's star back on court

Breakers add to roster

Wesley brings food for thought

Breakers coach Dean Vickeman has some thinking to do after yesterday's signing of Sharks standout Tai Wesley.

Ogilvy under pressure

Geoff Ogilvy Australian former US Open champ in serious danger of missing the US PGA tour playoffs for the first time.

McIlroy 'cocky in a nice way'

Golf greats Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods heap praise on young British Open winner.

Lydia hits a Ko-ol million

Eisenhower team named

Time out for Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko will have two weeks off before getting to work on a major month of golf.

Agbeze re-signs with Pulse

Ama Agbeze The Central Pulse have re-signed English defender Ama Agbeze for 2015.

Coaches slam foreign influx

Former Silver Fern fears the hiring of another Australian at a NZ netball franchise will deter aspiring Kiwi coaches.

Hawkins to turn Tactix around

Hawkins to coach Tactix

Glasgow on van Dyk's mind

She was part of the Silver Ferns' Comm Games plans until the 11th hour so Irene van Dyk avoids letting her mind wander.

Tomic claims Colombia crown

Bernard Tomic Young Australian star grinds down big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic 7-6 3-6 7-6 in the final in Bogota.

Tomic into Colombia final

Bernard Tomic is back in line for direct entry to the US Open after advancing to his first ATP final since January.

Tennis match-fixing claims

Open not under threat

Venus into second round

Kiwi tennis player has luck at Atlanta Open, getting a bye in the first round thanks to Gael Monfils withdrawal.

History favours Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton aiming to win his third straight Hungarian GP on Sunday and fifth overall as he chases teammate Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg wins home Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg gives Germany another win to celebrate after their World Cup success with a Hockenheim win.

Paddon's WRC learning curve

Dixon continues to battle

In a league of his own

Whetu Taewa blitzed the opposition with pace and power throughout his international league career.

Kiwi rows to record

Craig Hackett Napier man wears ABs singlet as his team cross line to establish a record row from California to Hawaii, winning the Great Pacific Race.

Majka wins brutal TDF stage

Rafal Majka took a big step towards winning the Tour de France polka dot jersey after winning the 17th stage.

Alsop has 2020 vision

Stewart out for NZ White Sox

Kiwi sailors slam Rio pollution

Kiwi sailors Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have condemned the polluted waters at an Olympic test event in Rio.

Morphine mix-up costs Queen

Queen Elizabeth II The Queen may have to forfeit nearly $160,000 in racing prize money after her horse tests positive for morphine.

Injuries halt stablemates

Tendon injuries have halted the campaigns of Timaru stablemates The Sydney Express and Delleud.

High stakes for Hansen

Stapleton poised for his ton

Butt keen for Irish trip

Champion reinsman Anthony Butt will travel to the other side of the world next week but it will not be for the glitz.

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