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Toronto Raptors even up NBA playoff battle

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have beaten the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 to level their NBA Easter Conference playoff at 1-1.

Kurtley Beale to face Blues at Eden Park

Kurtley Beale

Wallabies and Waratahs utility back Kurtley Beale has recovered from injury to play at Eden Park.

Benji Marshall and Blues agree release deal

Benji Marshall

Benji Marshall admits he never grasped the technical aspects of rugby and doubted his ability.

Auckland gearing up for V8s race weekend

V8 Supercars

V8 Supercar fans got to meet their favourite drivers today before the upcoming four day ITM 500.

My picks: Mid-season All Blacks XV

ABs

The Sweet Chariot hits town in June and Steve Hansen's wider training squad will be growing firmer in his mind.

St Kilda see Wellington as home from home

St Kilda

SAM WORTHINGTON - © Fairfax NZ News

It is only year two but St Kilda say that Wellington already feels like a home away from home.

Jesse Ryder off to play county cricket for Essex

Jesse Ryder

Jesse Ryder is poised to join English county Essex this season after NZC had no objections to him leaving.

Weepu back as Blues drop All Black Luatua

piri weepu

Piri Weepu is set to complete his miraculous recovery this week but the Blues have dropped Steven Luatua.

Benji Marshall - a superstar on the wane

Benji Marshall

OPINION: All his adult life Benji Marshall has been the sought-after superstar. Now he's a superstar on the wane.

Madrid, Chelsea locked after first-leg bore

Chelsea

Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are locked at 0-0 after their Champions League semi-final first leg.

From apprentice to master, Giggs offers United hope

Ryan Giggs

SAM HOLDEN - Reuters

It is the man for all seasons, Ryan Giggs, who provides light at the end of the Old Trafford tunnel.

Manchester United sack manager David Moyes

David Moyes

MITCH PHILLIPS - Reuters

Manager David Moyes pays the price for Manchester United's spectacular and sudden decline.

Parker gets ringside seat for heavyweight circus

Shannon Briggs

Joseph Parker got his hands on the world heavyweight belts - and a taste of the bizarre circus surrounding them.

Tigers set to seek compensation for Marshall

Benji Marshall

Wests Tigers are set to demand financial compensation to allow Benji Marshall to return to the NRL, with officials advising his manager.

Otago Volts want to sign Jesse Ryder again

Jesse Ryder

MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ News

Otago have confirmed their interest in contracting Jesse Ryder again next season.

Feleti Mateo flair wins a recall to NZ Warriors

Feleti Mateo

SARAH HARVEY - © Fairfax NZ News

He was exiled for being out of shape but Feleti Mateo's flair and finesse has landed him back in the Warriors team.

White Sox welcome tough world softball draw

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TONY SMITH - © Fairfax NZ News

White Sox coach Naomi Shaw says the White Sox are ready to "take on the big guns" at this year's world championship.

It's mixed emotions for lawn bowler Edwards

lawn bowls

IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ News

Jo Edwards had to share the joy of gaining the singles spot in the New Zealand lawn bowls team for Glasgow.

Pool queen Lauren Boyle can get even quicker

Lauren Boyle

BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ News

Lauren Boyle's success in the pool over the past two years has come as no surprise to coach Milton Nelms.

Search begins for a Black Caps batting coach

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MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ News

Former NZ batsman Craig McMillan appears the early favourite to be interim Black Caps batting coach.

AFL's St Kilda touch down amid little fanfare

Nick Riewoldt

MARK GEENTY - © Fairfax NZ News

Around 15,000 tickets have been sold for Friday night's AFL match in Wellington, not that you'd have guessed by St Kilda's low-key arrival.

Woodcock: Samuels deserves a spot on team

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FRED WOODCOCK - © Fairfax NZ News

OPINION: Nicky Samuels' appeal against her omission from NZ's starting triathlon team for Glasgow has merit.

NZRU don't want Marshall to create loophole

Sir John Kirwan

LIAM NAPIER, SARAH HARVEY AND ADRIAN PROSZENKO - © Fairfax NZ News

NZRU doesn't want Benji Marshall's Blues exit to create a loophole other players might look to exploit.

Knowler: IRB needs to tackle judicial failings

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RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ News

OPINION: Rugby's crusade on preventing brain injuries lacks credibility, says Richard Knowler.

Reason: No pressure Savea, you're the one

Julian Savea

OPINION: With Lomu's power and more, Julian Savea could be the greatest, writes Mark Reason.

Blake Signal going through hoops for Glasgow

Ben Signal

IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ News

Blake Signal's presence at the Waimarie Croquet Club doesn't mean he's pondering a change of codes.

Armstrong-linked team staff receive long bans

Lance Armstrong

NICK MULVENNEY - Reuters

Lance Armstrong's former cycling team manager Johan Bruyneel, doctor Pedro Celaya and trainer Jose 'Pepe' Marti have all been handed long bans from sport.

North Queensland coach can keep clothes on

Johnathon Thurston

JAMES MACSMITH AND LAINE CLARK - AAP

Paul Green, you can keep your clothes on. The NRL says North Queensland were dudded. Again.

Benji Marshall could land with Melbourne Storm

Benji Marshall

JAMES MACSMITH AND MELISSA WOODS - AAP

Melbourne is shaping as a last chance saloon for Benji Marshall as other clubs shy away from offering the fallen superstar an NRL lifeline.

Moyes' sacking shows no 'decency' - Nevillle

David Moyes

MITCH PHILLIPS - Reuters

Manchester United's sacking of David Moyes showed a "lack of decency", according to former United defender Gary Neville.

Wanderers advance into ACL knockout phase

Shinji Ono

ANGELA HABASHY - AAP

Western Sydney have rocketed into the knockout phase of their maiden Asian Champions League campaign, dismantling Guizhou Renhe 5-0.

Kieran Foran ruled out for Kiwis test, NRL play

Kieran Foran

CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ News

Kiwis five-eighth Kieran Foran will miss next month's Anzac test in Sydney with a knee injury.

Kurtley Beale injury concern for the Waratahs

Kurtley Beale

Kurtley Beale may not train this week before tackling the Blues on Anzac Day at Eden Park.

Memphis beat Oklahoma to level series 1-1

Steven Adams

Memphis beat Steven Adams' Oklahoma City to even the best-of-seven Western Conference series.

Warriors change side up for Melbourne Storm

Feleti Mateo

SARAH HARVEY - © Fairfax NZ News

Two Warriors return from exile and another from injury to face the Storm in Melbourne.

Warriors not interested in signing Benji Marshall

Benji Marshall

SARAH HARVEY - © Fairfax NZ News

Warriors say Benji Marshall is not what they need, but don't doubt another team will pick him up.

Welsh club Cardiff targets Gareth Anscombe

Gareth Anscombe

LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ News

Chiefs first five-eighth Gareth Anscombe has emerged as a prime target for the Welsh national team.

NZ lawn bowls team named for Comm Games

Val Smith, Jo Edwards and Shannon McIlroy

IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ News

Val Smith and Ali Forsyth will anchor the team but will be joined in Glasgow by some exciting young players.

Brooks: Playing against Marshall 'would be weird'

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Luke Brooks admits it would be strange playing against the man who showed him the ropes at Wests Tigers, but says Benji Marshall's mooted return to the NRL would be good for the game.

Bob Carter takes new New Zealand Cricket job

BOB CARTER

The Black Caps are looking for a new batting coach after Bob Carter left to take up a high-performance role with New Zealand Cricket in Christchurch.

Meb Keflezighi wins the Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi becomes first American to win Boston Marathon since 1985. | Wiping away bad memories

Lisa Carrington, Teneale Hatton to canoe for NZ

Lisa Carrington

IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ News

Lisa Carrington and Teneale Hatton will lead the NZ sprint canoe team's charge for medals in Europe.

Robbie Deans heading to coach Japanese club

Robbie Deans

RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ News

Robbie Deans is set to re-start his coaching career as a manager for the Panasonic Wild Knights.

Benji Marshall won't rejoin the Wests Tigers

Benji Marshall

CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ News

The Wests Tigers are relaxed at the prospect of Benji Marshall playing against them later this year.

Benji Marshall: 'I'm an average rugby player'

Benji Marshall

Benji Marshall, thought to have been on $430,000 a season, admits he just wasn't that good at rugby.

Titans' Greg Bird denies a 'squirrel grip' grab

squirrel

JAMES MACSMITH - AAP

Gold Coast captain Greg Bird says he didn't use controversial tackling technique on Sika Manu.

Manchester Utd to sack manager David Moyes

David Moyes

Manchester United are set to sack manager David Moyes less than a year after he took charge of the 20-times English football champions, British media reported.

New opponent for Joseph Parker in Germany

Joseph Parker

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has a new opponent for next weekend's fight in Germany.

Sombre century for Mystics' Laura Langman

Laura Langman

BEN STRANG - © Fairfax NZ News

Laura Langman ticked off her 100th trans-Tasman competition cap with a loss on Sunday night in Hamilton.

New Zealand wants bigger slice of NRL pie

Phil Holden

LOGAN SAVORY - © Fairfax NZ News

New Zealand Rugby League is lobbying the NRL for more money given the big impact of Kiwi players.
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