Auckland Aces opener Martin Guptill reminds the national selectors of his talents by scoring 135 against the Stags.
Wellington go long way towards securing first innings points after toiling hard against Otago.
Michael Clarke out early as Australia sit at 107-3 at lunch of day one of third Ashes test in Perth.
Wonder bowling from left-armer Trent Boult gives Black Caps their first test win in over a year.
Factors such as travel and player welfare mean there will be no club battle of the hemispheres this season.
The half-brother of golfer Tiger Woods has been arrested for allegedly making a false bomb threat.
ICC response to cricket star Chris Cairns on match-fixing investigation "entirely inappropriate".
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsTroubled Swedish America's Cup syndicate Artemis Racing have confirmed their intentions for the next regatta.
SANZAR officials will lock themselves in a room in the new year and try to unravel their Super Rugby riddle.
Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been ruled out of the five ODIs against the Black Caps.
Kiwi star Lydia Ko has signed a management and marketing contract with sporting giants IMG Worldwide.
It had been a long time since any Black Caps sat near the top of any test cricket rankings of importance. Then smash!
RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ NewsDan Carter needs an operation but not to repair the Achilles tendon that ruined his 100th test appearance.
MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ NewsJust for a moment it looked a like a 0-0 Hamilton decider was distinctly on the cards.
BEN STRANG - © Fairfax NZ NewsSome Chiefs fans - soon to be Gallagher Chiefs fans - are less than pleased with the planned name change.
Jamie Mackintosh has moved to the Chiefs to shake himself from his comfort zone and force his way back into All Black contention.
TONY SMITH - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: New Zealand men's football - and the code in Canterbury - could learn a lot from the women's game.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: In a weak field of contenders for Halberg sportsman of the year, there's one glaring omission.
RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ NewsForwards coach Mike Cron is set to deliver an early Christmas parcel to All Blacks boss Steve Hansen.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsTo call Gemma Hazeldine's story affecting doesn't do it justice.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsThey don't come any more blue collar than Brian Minto.
MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ NewsThey call him the sheriff of the New Zealand lower order.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Breakers have to find some mongrel at a time when the ANBL has the fighting breeds on a short leash.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe West Indies seem resigned to taking little or nothing from Wellington's Basin Reserve.
Sydney FC will welcome back marquee signing Alessandro Del Piero for their clash with Melbourne Heart, the A-League club insisting he will see out his contract with the Sky Blues.
Commonwealth Games shot put prospect Tom Walsh has won the Zatopek Classic event in Melbourne with another record New Zealand throw.
TONY SMITH - © Fairfax NZ NewsA fifth-inning home run sent the New Zealand White Sox crashing to a 4-3 loss to the the South Australia Starz.
DARREN WALTON - AAPCronulla admit the lure of half-million-dollars is giving them extra incentive to take out the Auckland Nines.
Steven Adams has sprained his right ankle in Oklahoma City Thunder's 116-100 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
MATT RICHENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsCanterbury's bowlers again led the way only for their batsmen to fail to hammer home the initiative in cricket's Plunket Shield.
New Zealand Football has pulled off a coup by securing men's and women's internationals against Japan.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsNZ snare key wicket of Shivnarine Chanderpaul to hold the advantage after day two of second test.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsDaryl Corletto has not been backward about coming forward with his theories this year, but the sharpshooting Breakers guard is opting for discretion on the subject of the team's closeout issues.
Lydia Ko appears ready to break Val Adams' stranglehold on the NZ sportswoman of the year award.
Morocco's Raja Casablanca needed a stoppage-time goal from Abdelilah Hafidi to beat part-timers Auckland City 2-1 in the preliminary round match at the Club World Cup.
TIM HANLON - ReutersBarcelona ahve shrugged off their recent dip in form with a 6-1 win over Celtic in the Champions League.
BRIAN HOMEWOOD - ReutersNapoli suffered an agonising exit from the Champions League in a three-way tie in Group F after beating Premier League leaders Arsenal 2-0.
MARTYN HERMAN - ReutersChelsea make last 16 of the Champions League of 1-0 victory over Steaua Bucharest at Stamford Bridge.
They don't come any more blue collar than Brian Minto, who will square off against Shane Cameron on Saturday.
South African Quinton de Kock became the fifth player in one-day international history to score centuries in three consecutive matches.
MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand felt they dodged a few grenades on day one at the Basin Reserve.
MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ NewsRoss Taylor prefers to leave the judgements and number-crunching till the end of his cricket career.
JONATHAN MILLMOW - © Fairfax NZ NewsAsked if retirement had entered his mind, Nick Willis responded by saying he hoped to run till 2018.
Northern Knights coach James Pamment is looking for another big effort from his bowlers when his side take on the Canterbury Wizards.
Strike bowler Matt Henry is back, but it's the Canterbury Wizards' batting which needs a spell cast over it.
TONY SMITH - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe New Zealand White Sox will be platooning their pitchers at the Australian inter-state series in Auckland with up to six hurlers set to share gam etime.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: No-one wants to see players colliding mid-pitch or openly abusing each other. Or at least not as often as it's occurring in the Ashes series.
STU PIDDINGTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe World Rally Championship appears to be beckoning in 2014 for New Zealand's top driver Hayden Paddon.
HAMISH BIDWELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsYou'd have got long odds on Shillingford and Deonarine bowling unchanged for most of a session.
LOGAN SAVORY - © Fairfax NZ NewsJesse Ryder thinks the limited-overs series against the West Indies could be ideal for his international return.
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