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Warriors drinking energy drinks

Konrad Hurrell was one of six Warriors players stood down from the NRL side to play in reserve grade this weekend.

Witness accounts indicate Warriors players were not as rowdy as their punishments suggest.

Kiwi sailors in medal contention

Day three at the Sailing World Cup regatta in France was a good one for Kiwi Sam Meech, who has moved up to second in ...

Three crews holding podium positions heading into penultimate day of World Cup event in France.

The very costly drug video video

Imagine losing millions of dollars... in a matter of minutes, because of one bong video from years ago.

Take one bong video posted online just before your big moment. The cost? $18 million in contracts.

Erakovic fights way into final

Kiwi tennis No. 1 Marina Erakovic is into the final of the WTA tournament in Rabat, Morocco.

World No 15. last person standing between leading Kiwi tennis player and her second WTA title.

New Formula One engine deal

The change will help teams like Manor Racing.

In a boost for the smaller teams, engines will be cheaper and more standardised.

Hamilton fastest in Russia practice

Lewis Hamilton set a best time of 1 minute 37.583 seconds on supersoft tyres compared to Mercedes teammate Nico ...

Lewis Hamilton boosted his morale with the fastest lap in Russian Grand Prix practice.

Bulls put foot down, thrash Force

Hanro Liebenberg (right) celebrates after crossing for one of the Bulls' five tries in their 42-20 victory over the ...

Western Force's losing streak extended to seven matches after copping a hiding from the Bulls.

Inspired Eels do it for Kieran

Eels players celebrate a try by Bradley Takairangi during their 20-12 victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Parramatta Eels admit concerns for the health of teammate Kieran Foran was motivation.

Eels shrug off loss of Foran

Eels players celebrate a try by Bradley Takairangi during Parramatta's 20-12 victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs.

​Parramatta shrug off the loss of Kieran Foran to score a gutsy 20-12 NRL win over Canterbury.

Chiefs cling on against Sharks video

Aaron Cruden's kicking proved the difference between the sides.

 Aaron Cruden's boot ends up getting Chiefs home as they prevail after nail-biting final minutes.

Walsh's shot of confidence

Tom Walsh celebrates his world indoors title in Portland in March.

World champion Kiwi athlete says he takes huge inspiration from a "special" Valerie Adams.

Ben Sigmund bares all

Ben Sigmund (left) and Ricki Herbert in happier times at the Wellington Phoenix in 2010.

Extract from Phoenix retiree's upcoming book exposes some of the secrets of Ricki Herbert's resignation.

Monbet victorious in Rowe Cup

Monbet and reinsman Ricky May won the Group I Rowe Cup at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

High class trotter Monbet was far too good for his opposition in the Rowe Cup on Friday night.

Paddon leads Rally of Whangarei

No surprises as Hayden Paddon leads the Rally of Whangarei after the first two stages.

Not yet over his jet-lag having won the Rally of Argentina, Hayden Paddon is back into his work.

Saints power past Airs

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili drives to the rim in his side's win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs on Friday night.

 The Taranaki Mountain Airs proved no match for the Wellington Saints on Friday night.

Hackett admits booze problem

Booze problem: Grant Hackett.

Olympic swimming champion admits "pure stupidity" over groping and says career forever tarnished.

Foran texts out thanks after drug OD

Kieran Foran was rushed to hospital earlier this week after suffering an overdose on prescription drugs.

Kiwis star Kieran Foran had been struggling with personal issues before his overdose.

Aussie players lobby for less pink ball

Australian players are hoping for only one pink ball test match next summer, rather than two.

Slated to play two pink ball tests next summer, Australian players only want one.

Turf wars over rugby injuries

Artificial turf is being studied to see whether children's sports injuries in Wellington are greater than on grass fields.

Is artificial turf more or less dangerous than real grass for our kids?

Hawks eliminate Celtics

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) drives to the hoop against Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12).

It took nearly 60 years, but the Atlanta Hawks finally found a way to beat the Boston Celtics in the playoffs.

From bar crawl to Rainbow's End

A dejected Manu Vatuvei after Monday's horrendous 42-0 loss to the Storm.

Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei puts ill-fated night on the town behind him with daddy-daughter outing.

Reds re-sign Japan international

Hendrik Tui is tackled by the Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

The Queensland Reds have locked in back-row standout Hendrik Tui for another season of Super Rugby.

Goodes relishing rookie challenge

Vaea Fifita will start for the Hurricanes in their first match in South Africa.

Hurricanes make just one change to starting team for match in Johannesburg.

Sigmund "done" with Herbert

Wellington Phoenix defender Ben Sigmund (left) and former manager Ricki Herbert training four days before the latter ...

Ben Sigmund lifts lid on icy tensions with former Phoenix and All Whites boss Ricki Herbert in new book.

Warriors: Abandon ship?

Konrad Hurrell is in the spotlight after sharing a tweet that hinted faith in coach Andrew McFadden is evaporating.

OPINION: When it comes to the off-course Warriors, it's time for fans to demand respect

Player revolt at the Warriors?

Have Warriors' players lost faith in their coach?

Konrad Hurrell shared a message hinting that faith in coach Andrew McFadden is disappearing.

Hansen pays fleeting visit south

ILT marketing and sales manager Chris Ramsay (left) chats with All Blacks coach Steve Hansen at a fundraiser lunch at ...

All Blacks rugby coach Steve Hansen paid a fleeting visit to Invercargill for a charity lunch.

Head to head: What have the Olympics become?

Valerie Adams is a household name in New Zealand, but do you know any other current female shot putters?

Here come the Olympics Games, once the bastion of amateur ideals and sporting passion. But are they still?

Dickel to remain in Rams' pen

Mark Dickel is staying on as Canterbury Rams' coach beyond this season.

Former Tall Black Mark Dickel extends contract with Canterbury Rams and Mainland academy.

Burning questions: Rennie hard done by?

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is angry over accusations of dodgy tactics late in the game against the Chiefs.'s leading rugby scribes tackle the hot topics of the week.

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