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Ben Sigmund bears all

Ben Sigmund (left) and Ricki Herbert in happier times at the Wellington Phoenix in 2010.

Extract from Phoenix retiree's upcoming book exposes some of the secrets of Ricki Herbert's resignation.

Sigmund "done" with Herbert

Wellington Phoenix defender Ben Sigmund (left) and former manager Ricki Herbert training four days before the latter ...

Ben Sigmund lifts lid on icy tensions with former Phoenix and All Whites boss Ricki Herbert in new book.

Phoenix to play Mariners in Canberra

The Wellington Phoenix will play the Central Coast Mariners in Canberra later this year.

The Wellington Phoenix will travel to Canberra to face the Central Coast Mariners next season.

Liverpool suffers late loss video

Villarreal's Adrian Lopez is congratulated after scoring the late winner.

Adrian Lopez breaks deadlock with a late goal for Villarreal to notch a first leg win in the Europa League semis.

Liverpool's Sakho suspended

A fat-burning drug and a failed anti-doping test has seen Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho suspended for 30 days by UEFA.

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho provisionally suspended for 30 days after failing doping test.

Hillsborough families file suit

Relatives hold up a scarf after the jury delivered its verdict of unlawful killing at the new inquests into the ...

Lawyers of families of the Hillsborough 96 have filed a civil suit against two police forces.

Saul stunner clinches Atletico victory video

Saul Niguez celebrates after scoring the first goal for Atletico Madrid

Saul Niguez produced an outstanding goal to help Atletico Madrid defeat Bayern Munich.

Player launches flag at fans after close call video

Tobias Sana flung a corner flag at fans.

A top-flight football match was abandoned when a firework exploded under the feet of substitute Tobias Sana.

Recap: Bayern v Atletico video

Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez dances through Bayern Munich's defence to score in their Champions League semifinal tie.

Atletico Madrid claim a 1-0 victory in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal tie with Bayern Munich.

Hillsborough prosecutions sought

Photographs of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster are displayed on the wall as family members attend a ...

UK lawmakers want those responsible for Hillsborough disaster brought to account.

Recalling Hillsborough's horror video

Now a Wellingtonian, Danny Fearon says for years he could not sing You'll Never Walk Alone.

 "For 15 years I couldn't sing You'll Never Walk Alone," says Kiwi-based Hillsborough survivor.

Nichols could play despite gesture video

Mitch Nichols makes an offensive gesture to the crowd after the Wanderers' sensational 5-4 semi-final win over the Roar

WSW midfielder faces disciplinary action for offensive salute - but appears free to play in A-League grand final.

Tom Hanks 'bet' on Leicester glory

Tom Hanks knows a thing or two about fairytales, it seems, after claiming to have stuck £100 (NZ$200) on Leicester.

Hollywood star claims to have put £100 on EPL fairytale - if true, he could net around £500,000 (NZ$1 million).

Hillsborough disaster - what happened?

Relatives hold up a scarf after the jury delivered its verdict at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster, in ...

It's Britain's worst sporting tragedy. How did it happen, and why did the truth take so long to come out?

Recap: Man City v Real Madrid

Real Madrid will be relying on Gareth Bale to provide some spark up-front with Cristiano Ronaldo out injured.

Two of the richest teams in world football clash in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal tie.

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Wood bounces back with Leeds double

Chris Wood in action for the All Whites. He has taken his season tally to 11 goals for English Championship club Leeds ...

Kiwi Chris Wood was the toast of Leeds after two goals in their English Championship win over Reading.

Auckland City into semis

Defending champions storm home with three late goals to see off Amicale.

Team Wellington into semis

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Man City hold on against Real video

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart kept out two late strikes in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal tie ...

Two late saves from goalie Joe Hart keep Manchester City in the hunt in the Champions League.

Bookmakers face large losses

Leicester City will cost the betting industry millions if they can clinch a shock Premier League title.

Supporters are crushed against the barrier as disaster strikes at the Leppings Lane end at Hillsborough.

Hillsborough victims unlawfully killed video

Police found responsible for a terrible lie, followed by a cover up deflecting blame on fans.


Big thanks to football mum

Mary Montgomery holds up her phone so that son Evan can watch Northern Wairoa play their first Chatham Cup game from the ...

Club stalwart gets mum on the phone to video livestream from the sidelines his beloved team's big game.

Auckland City claim O-League video

Home side claim sixth straight Oceania club title with convincing victory over Wellington rivals.

Tasman United national league football coach Richard Anderson.

Tasman coach gets first look at prospects

When it comes to recruitment, Tasman United coach Richard Anderson said he will look local first.


Fingers of fate for the final video

Mitch Nichols makes an offensive gesture to the crowd after the Wanderers' 5-4 semifinal win over the Roar.

A two-fingered offensive gesture to the crowd may cost a Wanderers player a spot in the A-League final.

Wanderers win nine-goal thriller video

Western Sydney Wanderers trailed 3-0 in the A-League semifinal, but fought back to beat the Brisbane Roar in extra-time.

Diego Castro is the 2016 Johnny Warren Medal winner.

Castro wins top honour

Perth Glory star takes out the A-League's highest individual honour at glitzy awards ceremony.


Liverpool suffers late loss

Adrian Lopez breaks deadlock with a late goal for Villarreal to notch a first leg win in the Europa League semis.

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