Taranaki thump Waikato in record-breaking victory

Charlie Ngatai

Amber and blacks score vital NPC points as they rack up their highest score and biggest win ever against Mooloos.

No love lost between Aussies and Proteas

Michael Clarke

Proteas skipper AB de Villiers says he and his team-mates aren't impressed with Australia's sledging cricketers.

NRL to trial video referee bunker system in 2015


The NRL will trial a video referee bunker next season amid the ongoing frustration with refereeing decisions.

Kyle Godwin forces his way into Wallabies side

Kyle Godwin

Wallabies coach rushes injured Western Force young gun Kyle Godwin into his Rugby Championship squad.

Roger Federer workmanlike at US Open

Roger Federer

Swiss tennis star steady in the US Open first round as he launches his bid for a record 18th major title.

Serena Williams outclasses American youngster

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is through to the second round at the US Open after outclassing compatriot Taylor Townsend.

Left-arm spinner to replace Vettori in ND squad

Mitchell Santner

The Northern Knights have replaced Daniel Vettori with another left-arm spinner for the Champions League T20.

Kiwi Artem Sitak through to second round

Artem Sitak

Kiwi Artem Sitak and German Benjamin Becker have advanced to the second round at the US Open.

British billionaire wants to buy NRL club

Marwan Koukash

British tycoon prepared to pay cash up front in an attempt to fulfill his ambition of purchasing an NRL team.

Michael Jordan cheers on Federer at US Open

Michael Jordan and Roger Federer

Michael Jordan "knows nothing about tennis" but was at US Open for the debut of Nike's new Air Jordans inspired shoe.

Floyd Mayweather laughs all the way to the bank

Floyd Mayweather

He goes by the nickname "Money" and Floyd Mayweather is never shy to flaunt his fortune as this video shows.

Sonny Bill Williams fast-track, fair or unfair?

Sonny Bill Williams

Rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams is used to having his way, but should the All Blacks bend rules for him?

Moore to take charge of Blues pack

Glenn Moore

Former Highlanders coach Glenn Moore will take charge of the Blues forward pack for the next two years.

Kiwi triathlete moves on from Glasgow result

Ryan Sissons

Kiwi triathlete Ryan Sissons is hoping a strong performance in Edmonton can make up for his poor showing in Glasgow.

American teen Bellis through to second round

CiCi Bellis

American teen CiCi Bellis became the youngest player to win a US Open match since 1996.

Sonny Bill Williams tours at Hansen's request

Steve Hansen and Sonny Bill Williams

All Blacks coach asked for removal of "grey area" to get Sonny Bill Williams on the end of year tour.

America's Cup officials make staggering demand

Russell Coutts

Pressure applied by officials, who want 10,000 free hotel room nights from San Diego in the lead-up to 2017.

Beauty Richie Benaud moments

Richie Benaud

Never short of an opinion, or some dry wit, here are 10 top comments from cricket icon Richie Benaud.

Kiwi golfer Waite in line to be Tiger's coach

Grant Waite

New Zealand golfer Grant Waite is in line to be Tiger Woods' new coach.

Everton sign Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o

EPL club bolster their attacking options by signing four-time African Player of the Year Samuel Eto'o.

Kiwi cyclist Bennett in top 10 at Tour of Spain

George Bennett

Nelson's George Bennett remains in seventh place in the Tour of Spain after another strong finish.

Man United humiliated 4-0 in League Cup

Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs

On the day they paid a record $120m for a player, Man United are punished by a third-tier team.

Neck injury ends Wallaby Pat McCabe's career

Pat McCabe

Wallabies player retires after another neck fracture was confirmed by a specialist in Sydney.

Sam Stosur leads Australian US Open charge

Samantha Stosur

US Open 24th seed races into second round after complete game against world No 296.

Lions opt for third first-five in as many weeks

Chase Tiatia

Chase Tiatia has been tossed the No 10 jersey as the Wellington Lions attempt to get their NPC campaign back on track.

Marina Erakovic ends US Open singles drought

Marina Erakovic

Kiwi tennis star scores her first-ever US Open singles win, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Benji Marshall confident he'll play Friday

Benji Marshall

Dragons star cleared of major ankle ligament damage, alleviating fears he'd miss a must-win match.

Parramatta Eels roster overhaul unfinished

Fuifui Moimoi

At least a dozen top Parramatta players have moved on or are on notice in massive roster overhaul.

Richie Benaud could call cricket from home

Richie Benaud

TV network so keen for ailing cricket icon's comments they ask to mic him up at home. | Beauty Benaud moments

FIA taking no action against Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

F1's governing body not "intervening" in the collision-caused spat between Mercedes team-mates.

Martin Whitmarsh formally leaves McLaren

Martin Whitmarsh

Formula One racing team parts company "amicably" with ousted principal Martin Whitmarsh.

Sherman Williams chasing Joseph Parker’s titles

Sherman Williams

Bringing "vicious lefts, rights" to the ring, 41-year-old going to do "whatever it takes" to beat Kiwi Joseph Parker.

Angel Di Maria signing smashes record

Angel Di Maria

Signing of Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Madrid costs EPL club a whopping $120m transfer fee.

Shakib Al Hasan's 'misbehaviour' ban lifted

Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh all-rounder banned for six months owing to "severe attitude problem" able to play again.

Sri Lanka win levels Pakistan ODI series

Thisara Perera

A brilliant all-round performance by Thisara Perera guides home team to ODI win over Pakistan.

Kei Nishikori shows no sign of injury in win

Kei Nishikori

There was no apparent impairment from a toe injury for the 10th seed in his US Open first round match.

All Blacks' World Cup training bases named

Olympic Stadium, London

ABs get some stylish training bases for the 2015 World Cup. | Reason: Test ugly and sublime

Ana Ivanovic claims US Open round one win

Ana Ivanovic

Serb tennis star keeps her hot streak rolling with a straight-sets US Open first round win.

Thumbs up for Waikato's Josh Hohneck’s return

Josh Hohneck

Josh Hohneck played water boy in Waikato's heavy defeat to Canterbury, but he's looking to have an impact of his own tonight.

Triathlon star’s switch praised as a ’gutsy move’

Tom Davison

Officials from triathlon and cycling have applauded Tom Davison's ''gutsy move'' to switch sports mid-career.

Canterbury coach wrenches the selection wheel

Nasi Manu

These must be cheerful times if Matt Todd is going on gardening leave and captain Willi Heinz is relegated to the reserves.

Team New Zealand sails to bottom of standings

Dean Barker

Team NZ skipper Dean Barker promises a thorough debrief as they digest a rare wooden spoon effort at their latest regatta.

The sublime, the bad and ugly from Eden Park

Aaron Cruden

OPINION: What a complete joy it was to watch the All Blacks pass the ball as only they can.

Phoenix await lowdown from FFA on McGlinchey

Michael McGlinchey

Wellington club await response to a ''please explain'' request following setback in bid for Michael McGlinchey.

Saints boss distances himself from co-op bid

Nick Mills

Wellington Saints boss distances himself from co-op bid vying for inclusion in Australia's basketball league.

All White Winston Reid linked to Arsenal – again

Winston Reid

All Whites defender continues to be linked with move to glamour club as EPL transfer window prepares to shut.

Joseph Parker visits golden boy David Nyika

Joseph Parker and David Nyika

Heavyweight pro believes the future is bright for Kiwi boxing, thanks to the rising young Hamilton star.

New Jersey links to host 2017 Presidents Cup

Golf ball sits on the edge of hole.

Liberty National golf course in New Jersey has been chosen as the venue for the 2017 Presidents Cup, the PGA Tour said.

Giroud out for Arsenal, awaits ankle prognosis

Olivier Giroud

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will miss their Champions League playoff second leg against Besiktas with an ankle injury.

Algeria shuts down stadium after player death

Soccer ball

Algerian authorities have closed the stadium in Tizi Ouzou where a player was struck by a object thrown from the crowd and subsequently died.
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