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Every fight 'lead-up to AJ' video

Craig Stanaway, trainer Kevin Barry and Joseph Parker during a press conference to announce Parker's next fight. Burger ...

Joseph Parker now only fighting in preparation for his title shot, trainer says as next opponent named.

Highlanders remodel squad for Lions challenge

Jamie Joseph has rejigged his squad for the next phase of the Highlanders' Super Rugby title defence against the Lions ...

Jamie Joseph makes key personnel changes to invigorate Super Rugby champions for semifinal test.

Timberlake slapped at golf tournee video

To be fair, who wouldn't want to touch that beard? It looks so soft.

His attacker refused to leave and was arrested for disorderly conduct. Timberlake played on regardless.

Top five: Must-see events video

Lisa Carrington is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald and defend her canoe sprint gold ...

Stuff takes a look at the top five must-see events at the Rio Olympics.

Magic exit in disappointing fashion

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic's disappointment was clear to see in the wake of Monday's semifinal loss.

Coming out for the second half trailing by nine, they didn't have enough hunger, says captain Leana de Bruin.

Super Rugby semifinals XV

Hurricanes'  TJ Perenara has been in the form of his life the past few weeks.

Stuff's rugby experts pick a form XV for the Super Rugby semifinals. What do you think?

Peter Williams' plans to beat Rio robbers

FFXENT. Supplied image of Peter Williams for Mastermind.

TVNZ newsreader has a system to foil Brazil's criminal element.

Murky view for waiting Kiwis

The NZ men's four of Drikus Conradie, Axel Dickinson, Patrick McInnes and Anthony Allen await their fate.

Kiwi fours' uncertain chance to replace a Russian rowing crew in Rio running short on time.

Stiles named Reds coach

Nick Stiles will coach the Queensland Reds next season.

Todd Blackadder misses out on job to interim co-coach and former Wallabies prop.

Muralitharan slammed over Aussie role

Muttiah Muralitharan has been accused of letting down Sri Lanka's fans by helping Australia.

Sri Lanka Cricket makes formal complaint about Murali after altercation with team manager.

Super Rugby's travel hoodoo

Lima Sopoaga and the Highlanders will traverse New Zealand, Australia and South Africa all in three weeks should they ...

Getting your passport stamped within days of a Super Rugby final isn't a great omen.

Police investigation after kidnapping

Wellington jiu-jitsu athlete Jason Lee, who says he was kidnapped by police in Rio.

An investigation has begun after police who allegedly kidnapped a Kiwi athlete in Rio turned up at his apartment.

Tomlinson needs six wins

Invercargill junior driver Sheree Tomlinson

Sheree Tomlinson hopes to drive her grandfather's horse, Amaretto Sun, in the Banks Peninsula Cup.

Krishna key to Fiji's Rio hopes

Roy Krishna has a huge role to play for Oceania champions Fiji at the Rio Olympics.

Phoenix striker hailed as example of professionalism as island minnow faces Olympic football heavyweights.

Reason: Competitive Ko 'sneaky long'

Lydia Ko has added more power off the tee without losing her wonderful rhythm.

OPINION: Swing change means Kiwi now has the chance to win every week.

Rennie gem ready to go

The Chiefs play exciting, winning rugby with a hard edge because Dave Rennie and his players have great mutual respect.

OPINION: Chiefs coach ready for test rugby, and now he has the motive when the next job comes up.

Breakers fired up to meet Bullets

Boomers and former Breakers coach Andrej Lemanis is bringing his Brisbane Bullets to New Zealand for a pre-season tour.

The Breakers will sharpen up for the new Australian NBL campaign with a three-city New Zealand pre-season tour against the returning club who have unashamedly modelled themselves on the Kiwi outfit.

Parker's foe - the 'he' facts video

Alexander Dimitrenko on the attack.

NZ heavyweight faces a tall order - here's all you need to know about Alexander Dimitrenko.

Golden Moments: Sarah Ulmer video

New Zealands Sarah Ulmer wins gold in the women's individual pursuit in Athens.

Sarah Ulmer thought about retiring from cycling, but wise words from her coach kept her in the game for Athens.

Star prop out as Banks returns


Highlanders' front row find of the year ruled out injured, but playmaker Marty Banks is back for the semis.

Aussies set Rio move-in date

Australian chef de mission Kitty Chiller is happy with the progress made on fixing up the Olympic village.

"Enormous" progress made in the last 24 hours in fixing Australia's Olympic village apartments.

Sports Plays of the Week video

TJ Perenara bumps off Michael Claasens during the Hurricanes' big win over the Sharks.

TJ Perenara's best Julian Savea impression, amazing goals and... Justin Timberlake?

MacKenzie happy with underdog status

Sophie MacKenzie, right, and Julia Edward are well prepared and ready for the challenge of Rio.

 Sophie MacKenzie is used to having a target on her back. It comes with the territory when you are a double world champion.

Patience key for Black Caps video

Tom Latham says patience will be key against Zimbabwe.

NZ will need to adjust to "low and slow" pitches if they are to win in Zimbabwe, batsman Tom Latham says.

Jordan: We're better than that

NBA great Michael Jordan has spoken out on racial violence in the US, saying "this country is better than that".

Normally quiet on political issues, NBA great whose father was shot dead in 1993 takes the unusual step of speaking out.

Russian Olympic team could be cut to 40

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach is facing a backlash after refusing to issue a blanket ban ...

Many more athletes may follow the barred seven swimmers out of the Olympics.

Defending champion Saracens storm into North Canterbury playoffs

Saracens V Ashley July 23 at Southbrook

The Bus honored, Glenmark's big turnaround and Saracens storm into playoffs in a big weekend of North Canterbury rugby.

Daring divers jump off medieval tower gallery

Gary Hunt makes a running takeoff from the 27 metre platform.

Thousands of people packed a coastal village in France to watch daredevils jump 27 metres off tower.

1500m runner to skip opening ceremony

Julian Matthews says he will skip the opening ceremony at the Olympic Games.

Julian Matthews will delay his arrival into Olympic Games athletes village to avoid distraction.

Allardyce makes Rooney wait video

Sam Allardyce says he "fits the chair" as England manager.

New England football manager coy on plans for captaincy as he reveals he "fits the chair" as boss.

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