Hot Elliott six as Baz runs cold video

Kiwi cricketer Grant Elliott smashes a match-winning six in the Pakistan Super League.

8 min ago  NZ cricketer gets the job done with one meaty blow, reminiscent of his Cricket World Cup heroics.

Hammer falls for Guptill

Martin Guptill's blazing bat has finally been acknowledged at the IPL auction.

NZ's white ball bully may be a bargain basement buy compared to Trent Boult, but he is in the IPL.

Stokes stoked at $3m

Ben Stokes is struggling to come to terms with his record price at the Indian Premier League auction.

8:58 AM  "It's mental ... life-changing," England's Kiwi allrounder is dumbfounded by record price at IPL auction.

Aussies snubbed at IPL auction

Mitchell Johnson starred for the Perth Scorchers in their Big Bash League season victory, but took an IPL pay cut.

Mitchell Johnson takes million-dollar pay cut as franchises give Australian cricketers a miss.

Nonu helps Cooper get his mojo

Quade Cooper has rediscovered his purpose in the game.

If Quade Cooper is back to his devastating best this season, we know who to blame.

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'Black Beast' calls out Hunt

Derrick Lewis stopped Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night in Canada for his sixth-straight victory.

Derrick Lewis eyes dream bout with Mark Hunt after sixth-straight UFC victory.

Footy Ferns skipper retires

Abby Erceg captained the Football Ferns at both the 2015 Women's World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics.

NZ women's captain stepping down from international game, reportedly hitting out over lack of support from national body.

Can Rennie, Cruden go out in style?

Aaron Cruden and Dave Rennie have formed a quality partnership at the Chiefs, with this year to be the end of an era.

In their final year in charge, Chiefs coach and co-captain look to recreate title-winning feeling.

Christie in Chiefs contention

Finlay Christie joined the Chiefs after impressing for Tasman.

Young halfback can't believe he could potentially be lacing up for his Super Rugby debut against the Highlanders.

Rugby's 'war that never stops'

160911 SPORT Photo: Jason Oxenham/Fairfax Media NZ. The Australian Wallabies during the captains run at Eden Park in ...

OPINION: Issue of depression among professional sportspeople needs to be talked about.

Kieran Read talks gardening video

Andy Ellis, left, has interviewed his former Crusdaders and All Blacks team-mate Kieran Read on Seven Sharp.

All Blacks skipper shows off his ride-on mower on team-mate's current affairs show.

Neymar faces trial over transfer

Neymar will stand trial over his transfer to Barcelona.

Prosecutors want Brazilian football star jailed if found guilty on corruption charges over his Barcelona shift.

PSL T20 final stays in Lahore

Rescue workers at the scene of the suicide bombing in Lahore last week.

Suicide bombing not enough to deter T20 competition plans to stage final in major Pakistan city.

Stokes sets IPL auction record

England's Ben Stokes hit the jackpot with his IPL auction price.

English cricket's Kiwi superstar Ben Stokes fetches jaw-dropping $3m price tag in IPL bidding war.

Chiefs' Keane off to Connacht

Kieran Keane has been with the Chiefs for just over a year.

Ex-All Black Kieran Keane will leave Chiefs' assistant coach role to replace Pat Lam at Irish club.

Counselling for players over Vickerman death video

Former Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman.

Australian Rugby offers support for players as shocked rugby world deals with sudden death of Wallabies star at age of 37.

Get real about boxing and brains

Chris Eubank Jnr takes a punch to the head from Renold Quinlan during their IBO world super middleweight title fight in ...

OPINION: Questions need to be raised on both the boxing culture, and how boxing is handled in the media, writes Anne McKenzie.

Wildcats charge into ANBL final

Wildcats' Casey Prather drives to the basket against Taipans' Mitch McCarron.

Defending champs Perth defeat Cairns Taipans to line up finals series against either Adelaide 36ers or Illawarra Hawks.

John Hopoate's ban and fine

John Hopoate's 12-month order prohibits him from approaching or contacting Carmelo De Velli in any way.

Former NRL player told to stay away after clashing with the owner of a neighbouring business.

Supercar star's wedding cancelled

Australian V8s Supercars driver Jamie Whincup.

'Huge shock' as V8 driver pulls out of wedding days before a planned lavish ceremony.

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Get real about boxing

Chris Eubank Jnr takes a punch to the head from Renold Quinlan during their IBO world super middleweight title fight in ...

OPINION: Questions need to be raised on both the boxing culture, and how boxing is handled in the media, writes Anne McKenzie.

The war that never stops

OPINION: Issue of depression among professional sportspeople needs to be talked about.

The Tavich touch

Nix crowds hit all-time low

Rugby

Chiefs' Keane off to Connacht

Kieran Keane has been with the Chiefs for just over a year.

Ex-All Black Kieran Keane will leave Chiefs' assistant coach role to replace Pat Lam at Irish club.

Vickerman confided to friends

Dan Vickerman's death has shocked the rugby community.

Mourned Wallaby told team-mate how difficult it was to make the transition from rugby to a new life.

Sopoaga searches for Super Rugby success

Highlanders player Lima Sopoaga is hoping that the Highlanders can make the playoffs again in 2017.

Pre-season form counts for nothing as another Super Rugby campaign kicks off for Highlanders star Lima Sopoaga.

Tamanivalu winging it at Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu scores a try for the Crusaders during the Brisbane Tens.

No orders from Steve Hansen to play Crusaders' recruit on wing.

Cricket

Cornwall make third-straight final

Cornwall's Shastryn Nair helped guide his side to a semifinal victory over North Shore in the Jeff Crowe Cup.

The Jeff Crowe Cup is within reach for Cornwall yet again.

Recap: IPL auction 2017

Martin Guptill goes to Kings XI Punjab, joining Matt Henry.

Martin Guptill, Lockie Ferguson sneak into Indian Premier League at last chance.

Unhappy Lyon 'got lippy'

Nathan Lyon grabbed four wickets in Australia's only tour game before their four-test series against India starts in ...

India A batsman Shreyas Iyer says Australian wasn't happy to be thumped by a tailender.

Starc gives up $1m shot

Australia fast bowling ace Mithchell Starc will not play in this year's Indian Premier League.

Australia fast bowler stands down from the IPL saying he needs a break from cricket.

Video

Hot Elliott six as Baz runs cold

NZ cricketer gets the job done with one meaty blow, reminiscent of his Cricket World Cup heroics.

Football

Team Wellington crowdfund OCL shortfall

Southern United's Andy Mulligan challenges Leo Villa of Team Wellington during the Football match at Rugby Park in ...

Franchise needs $25,000 to cover final costs of travelling to New Caledonia for Oceania's showpiece club competition.

'Never, never give up' video

Samuel is the goalie for his team.

An inspirational young goalie with cerebral palsy gets to meet his Manchester United heroes.

Show-cause notice over homophobic sign

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold gestures from the sideline during his team's match against the Western Sydney Wanderers on ...

Wanderers to face the music over homophobic banner that's left Graham Arnold disgusted.

Captains reprimanded for referee criticism

Tasman United captain Paul Ifill has been reprimanded for comments made about referee Anna-Marie Keighley.

Tasman United's Paul Ifill and Hawke's Bay United's Finlay Milne sanctioned, but avoid fines.

League

John Hopoate's ban and fine

John Hopoate's 12-month order prohibits him from approaching or contacting Carmelo De Velli in any way.

Former NRL player told to stay away after clashing with the owner of a neighbouring business.

Wigan smash Sharks

Wigan star Joe Burgess made a point to his NRL detractors with a starring role in the win over Cronulla.

Statement performance from NRL reject with a hat-trick of tries sees English outfit win world club challenge with ease.

No complaints from Bennett

Kurt Gidley, who spearheaded the Warrington win over Brisbane.

Broncos find the Wolves too tough in World Club Series.

Tuivasa-Sheck stars in trial video

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck runs at Ash Taylor during the NRL trial match in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

New captain leads from the front as the Warriors look good in their final NRL trial match.

Basketball

Wildcats charge into ANBL final

Wildcats' Casey Prather drives to the basket against Taipans' Mitch McCarron.

Defending champs Perth defeat Cairns Taipans to line up finals series against either Adelaide 36ers or Illawarra Hawks.

Records smashed in NBA All-Star game video

Anthony Davismade 26 shots and took 39, both of those also All-Star records

Never mind Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis steals the show with 52 points.

Police clash with basketball fans video

Fans tore out seats and threw them at police.

A Greek game ends with police firing stun grenades into the crowd as fans tear out seats.

Rams love their Neighbour

Canterbury Rams' coach Mark Dickel, pictured, is confident English import Will Neighbour will make an impact.

Canterbury Rams snap up English big man as second import for NBL.

Golf

Admit women or lose Olympics golf

New Zealand's Lydia Ko won silver at the Rio Games.

IOC gets tough with club scheduled to host the golf at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Johnson is new golf number one

Dustin Johnson is the 20th player to hold top spot since the inception of the rankings in 1986.

The American is the 20th player to hold top spot since the inception of the rankings in 1986.

New Ko swing 'not comfortable'

Lydia Ko's body language told the story of her struggles at the Australian Open.

Top golf analyst runs rule over Oz Open struggles as world No 1 unveils her new package with no joy.

Ko disappoints in Adelaide

Lydia Ko reacts to missing a putt at the 2017 Australian Open women's golf tournament at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko says she will look at the positives after a poor final round, as Ha Na Jang takes Australian Open.

Netball

Busy times for Solia

Frances Solia, who owns a gym in Porirua and has been named as Samoa's new national coach.

The former Central Pulse netball player doesn't have much time to sit still.

Langman enjoying starting from scratch

Laura Langman can't play for the Silver Ferns in 2017.

Laura Langman is playing for her fourth team in five years - but there's something special about the Sunshine Coast.

Pre-season pulse in Taranaki

The Central Pulse hosted the Northern Mystics in a pre-season match in Taranaki last year.

The Central Pulse will return to Taranaki for their first pre-season hit out.

Noeline Taurua feeling the heat

Noeline Taurua is enjoying the challenge of building a new club on the Sunshine Coast.

Her new Sunshine Coast home is hotter than Invercargill, and it's not the only difference.

Tennis

Genie serve for SI cover critics video

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Bikini photo and dating antics stir up "the hate" as tennis star focuses on her return to court.

Statham wins in China

New Zealand's Rubin Statham has won a singles tennis title in China.

New Zealand tennis player Rubin Statham has won his 11th career ITF Futures title.

Tennis star agrees to second date

John Goehrke and Eugenie Bouchard on the way to their date.

Romance may be blooming for glamorous tennis pro Eugenie Bouchard and a student who asked her out.

Bouchard a woman of her word

Eugenie Bouchard

Hot date for fan who won Super Bowl bet as tennis star makes good on her promise.

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Get real about boxing

Chris Eubank Jnr takes a punch to the head from Renold Quinlan during their IBO world super middleweight title fight in ...

OPINION: Questions need to be raised on both the boxing culture, and how boxing is handled in the media, writes Anne McKenzie.

US gymnastics abuse crisis deepens video

Dr Larry Nassar worked for USA Gymnastics for decades before being dismissed in 2015.

Three former elite US gymnasts say they were sexually abused by a former doctor.

Let the games begin

The ‘sexiest sport on earth’ is coming to one of the 'fifth best destinations in the world'.

McCartney vaulting into Britomart

Rio 2016 bronze medalist Eliza McCartney will grace the Atrium in Britomart on Wednesday night in a one-off street pole ...

Olympic bronze medalist Eliza McCartney being put to the test in downtown Auckland on Wednesday.

Motorsport

Street racing about control video

Ray Thornton in his Ford Anglia at the street sprints.

Car club welcomes boy racers to test their skills at next street sprint.

Supercar star's wedding cancelled

Australian V8s Supercars driver Jamie Whincup.

'Huge shock' as V8 driver pulls out of wedding days before a planned lavish ceremony.

Motocross nationals heat up

Karaka's Kurtis Lilly (Husqvarna), who won the day on Sunday in the 125cc class at the second round of the 2017 New ...

The New Zealand Motocross Championships have hit the halfway point, with the battle for titles tightening up.

Duff reigns at Ruapuna after ban

Christchurch driver Jamie Duff dominate the War over Wings sprintcar series at Ruapuna .

Back from a ban, but Jamie Duff didn't miss a beat on his way to speedway glory at Ruapuna.

Racing

Perfect Fit recovering

Perfect Fit is on the easy list while her future is decided.

Group One mare on easy list.

Terravista likely to tackle Everest

Corey Brown riding Terravista (outside) defeats Hugh Bowman riding Spieth in the Lightning at Flemington. The horses ...

The A$10 million Everest aim for Terravista

Derby strength grows as runners confirmed

Trainer Tony Pike is considering putting blinkers back on Sacred Elixir for the $1 million NZ Derby.

New Zealand Derby field is beginning to take shape.

Ugo all go in Sydney trial

Ugo Foscolo led all the way in the 2000 Guineas at Riccarton and did the same in his Warwick farm trial.

Ugo Foscolo romps home in Sydney trial.

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Irving, Cavaliers almost in tune video

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) pictured in action against Minnesota Timberwolves centre Gorgui Dieng (5).

Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers are better at scoring points than hitting notes.

'Cupcake' Durant ices OKC video

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant fight for a loose ball in Durant's first game in Oklahoma since his controversial ...

Durant and Westbrook get heated in centre court, but OKC's "cupcake" traitor has last laugh.

Kevin Durant's day of reckoning video

Kevin Durant left OKC. Now the Oklahoma crowd has their chance for vengeance.

OKC's Super Bowl has arrived. Seven months of hurt channelled into three hours of boos.

Thriller goes to quadruple OT video

New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings is fouled by Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney.

Hawks and Knicks out on their feet after an almost four-hour slug-fest in the NBA.

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