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Victoria coach Andrew McDonald said the need for balance was behind Maxwell's omission.

Star Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell dumped from his state side.

Winning starts for ND, Wellington

Scott Kuggeleijn claimed career-best figures to help Northern Districts to victory over Canterbury.

Kuggeleijn bowls Northern to victory, while Woodcock stars for Wellington in opening round of Plunket Shield.

Tiger Tara heads to Kaikoura

Geoff Dunn trains Tiger Tara.

Trainer Geoff Dunn will be looking for better luck with Tiger Tara in the Kaikoura Cup on Monday.

Over to you, Tommy Smith

Former captain Tommy Smith could play for the All Whites again as soon as next March.

After throwing him an international lifeline, All Whites coach believes former captain will prove his desire to play international football.

Scott Barrett to miss final

Scott Barrett, pictured in action against North Harbour, is expected to be replaced by Australian David McDuling for ...

Withdrawal of Scott Barrett from Mitre 10 Cup final means Aussie David McDuling will start for Canterbury.

Kohli the key video

India captain Virat Kohli has scored four centuries and three fifties in his last 10 ODIs.

NZ attack confident they have a plan to contain India's master blaster in must-win clash.

New jockey for Highlad

Craig Williams will ride the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Highlad in Saturday's VRC Derby.

Damien Oliver ban stands, Baker-Forsman duo call in new jockey for Highlad ahead of Saturday's VRC Derby.

Love Lab lessons for Cheika video

OPINION: Why Steve Hansen and Michael Cheika need to have a beer, or a nice cuppa.

Folau to get midfield action

Rugby league convert Marika Koroibete is in the Wallabies squad for its northern hemisphere tour.

Three potential test debutants named in Wallabies squad, including rugby league convert.

Parker fight faces hurdles video

New Zealand Heavyweight Boxer Joseph Parker.

Joseph Parker world title bout "probably on the border" for government funding, Steven Joyce says.

Counterpunching Parkinson's video

Derrick Depledge played football until he was 59.

Boxer David Nyika's grandad was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2012 and they're now both knocking back its effects.

Wellington beat Auckland Plunket Shield

Wellington Firebirds opener Luke Woodcock scored 98 in guiding the team to victory over Auckland.

Luke Woodcock's 98 guided Wellington to victory over defending Plunket Shield champions Auckland.

Two tons for Wilson

Otago opening batsman Brad Wilson has made a stellar start to the first class season with consecutive centuries.

 Otago opening batsman Brad Wilson scored consecutive hundreds against Central Districts.

Who will break their curse?

The Major League Baseball World Series begins this week.

Sports reporter Christopher Reive shares 10 facts to get you excited about the Major League Baseball World Series.

NZ stud career for Tarzino?

Tarzino could return to New Zealand to stand at stud.

Injured Melbourne Cup hope could retire to a New Zealand stud.

Opie Bosson to ride at Riccarton

Opie Bosson will ride Jon Snow in the 2000 Guineas at Riccarton on the first day of the New Zealand Cup meeting at ...

Opie Bosson, who is based in Hong Kong, will ride at the New Zealand Cup meeting.

Driver flees inferno video

The cabin of Ben Waddell's car bursts into flames.

Race car driver had just seconds to escape when his car exploded into flames.

Fury at refs ok video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was angry after the latest loss to the All Blacks, and had every right based on the ...

OPINION: Michael Cheika is right to whinge. Not about clowns, or respect, but about refereeing, Ben Strang writes.

Pay cut on cards for Johnson?

Shaun Johnson comes off contract at the Warriors at the end of next season.

Warriors star admits he may need to take a pay cut for club to be successful.

36ers star suspended

Terrance Ferguson Ferguson was found guilty of striking Mark Worthington.

The Breakers have caught a break with Adelaide's American teen sensation set to miss the visit to New Zealand.

Pentathlon peaking at the right time

John Wheeler's Pentathlon is the only New Zealand-trained horse in the running to make the Melbourne Cup field.

The only Kiwi trained horse in the running for a Melbourne Cup start is coming good when it counts.

Paddon back on favourite surface

Hyundai driver Hayden Paddon could climb to second in the overall drivers' standing.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon is hoping his sixth time at Wales Rally GB could produce a podium finish.

Charity begins in the ring

Dave Attrill, left, and Sam Short in action at the Charity Fight Night in Upper Hutt.

Charity boxers turn it on for Breast Cancer awareness.

Mundine-Green fight set for Adelaide

Anthony Mundine, who hasn't fought since losing to Charles Hatley,  will have a rematch with Danny Green next year.

Ten years on the pair will hold a rematch of their fight.

Dixon to lead NZ Maori video

Ash Dixon will captain the NZ Maori because Charlie Ngatai, who previously led the team, is still recovering from ...

Six newcomers and Highlander named captain of team to tour US and Europe.

Hore answers Otago SOS

Former All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore says he's ready if required by Otago.

Former All Black comes out of retirement to cover hooking crisis for NPC Championship final.

Jillian Morris injured

Christchurch jockey Jillian Morris.

Injured jockey Jillian Morris will be away from riding for at least two months.

Pay cut OK for less cricket

Shane Watson enjoyed a stint with the Canterbury Kings in 2015.

Australian cricketers happy with less pay if fewer games to play, former test star Shane Watson says.

NPC's intrigue disappearing

Damian McKenzie was picked up by the Chiefs out of Christ's College.

OPINION: Has first XV rugby leap-frogged the provincial game in regard to NZ's production line?

Indians embrace underdog role

Indians first baseman and designated hitter Mike Napoli was rooting for the Cubs to make it to the World Series.

The Cubs seem to have a date with destiny in the World Series. But not if the Indians have anything to do with it.

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