GREG BEACHAM - APBrad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory on Sunday (local time) in the Nascar race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
BEN EVERILL - AAPYoung American Patrick Reed wore Tiger Woods red and he wore down Woods and a star-studded field to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
STEPHEN OTTLEYDaniel Ricciardo has vowed not to play second fiddle to reigning champion Sebastian Vettel in this weekend's F1 opener at Albert Park.
JULIAN LINDEN - ReutersMarlon Samuels blasted an unbeaten 69 off just 46 balls to spur West Indies to an easy 27-run victory over England in their first T20 match in Barbados.
IAN MCCULLOUGH - AAPWill Hopoate admits he was taken aback by the physicality of his first NRL game in two years, but says his best form isn't too far away.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini called on his players to respond to their FA Cup exit by overhauling Barcelona this week and Premier League rivals Chelsea by the end of the season.
MATT RICHENSDanny Lee has secured his best finish on the PGA Tour and narrowly missed out on his maiden victory on the tour.
MITCH PHILLIPS - ReutersEngland gave themselves a great chance of winning only their second Six Nations title in 11 years, comprehensively beating Wales 29-18.
STEPHEN WOOD - ReutersFA Cup holders Wigan Athletic proved Manchester City's nemesis for the second time in less than a year.
TONY SMITH - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's Zane Robertson has finished last in the men's 3000m final at the world indoor athletics championships in Poland.
Midfield duo Kieron Fonotia and Ryan Crotty have been flicking a ball to each other for quite some time.
Nick Willis failed to get a costly disqualification overturned at the world indoor athletics championships.
Valerie Adams says her third world indoor shot put title was "very sweet" after being stuck "on crutches and in a moon boot" less than six months ago.
TONY SMITH - © Fairfax NZ NewsTom Walsh's bronze medal gave him a buzz he couldn't get from anywhere else.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsA frustrated Sir John Kirwan is demanding a desperation factor from his Blues players.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsAlama Ieremia claims the Hurricanes biggest problem is poor execution of basic skills and not the gameplan.
MATT RICHENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsDanny Lee put himself in great shape to win his maiden PGA Tour golf win.
RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ NewsInjuries could force Corey Flynn and Willi Heinz out of the Crusaders for a lengthy period.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Anti Mark Hammett fever has gripped the capital following the Hurricanes dismal start to the season.
SAM WORTHINGTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Phoenix missed a great chance to advance their finals hopes as they settled for a draw against the Glory.
The Warriors got another season off to a poor start with an eerily familiar 36-16 defeat in Paramatta.
The emotions were bitter sweet for Corey Peters after he finished sixth on debut at the Winter Paralympics last night.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Tactix netball season is in trouble, just two weeks into their trans-Tasman netball league campaign.
England five-eighth Gareth Widdop showed he was worth the offseason money as he led his new side to an impressive first-up win.
SAM WORTHINGTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsWellington Phoenix's A-League finals hopes have taken a hit after a 1-1 draw with lowly Perth Glory.
The White Ferns romped to a series clean-sweep over the West Indies in Mount Maunganui today.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsBy his high standards, Conrad Smith hasn't been in vintage form during his side's opening three losses.
Rugby league international Ian Roberts will reveal on TV that he has suffered brain damage from his playing days.
Relief was the overwhelming emotion for the Crusaders last night as they scraped past the Stormers.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Blues are hoping to have All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu back in their mix to tackle the Lions.
MATT RICHENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealander Danny Lee is just one shot off the lead at the Puerto Rico Open.
Chelsea surged seven points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 4-0 demolition of Spurs.
TONY SMITH - © Fairfax NZ NewsMiddle distance star Nick Willis disqualified on an alleged technicality at the world indoor athletics championship.
A last-gap Jean-Marc Doussain penalty earned France a narrow 19-17 away win over Scotland in Edinburgh.
Ireland took pole position for their first Six Nations title in five years with a crushing 46-7 win over Italy overnight.
LIAM NAPIER IN CHRISTCHURCH - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Crusaders finally shook off another typically slow start to down the stoic Stormers in Christchurch last night.
Valerie Adams retains title, winning third world indoor athletics championship gold in Poland.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Blues got beaten at their own game with the Bulls breaking the mould 38-22 in Pretoria early today.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Bulldogs are after Gisborne-born Peta Hiku as their long-term replacement for Ben Barba at fullback.
Sun-HeraldJarryd Hayne is no stranger to electrifying crowds with his brilliant running game, but neither is Sam Tomkins.
TREVOR MCKEWEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The Warriors enter their 20th season tonight but are only now on an even playing field, says Trevor McKewen.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS - © Fairfax NZ NewsIvan Cleary hated being called "The Axe". Mainly because it didn't match his unassuming personality.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe agonising wait is over and Sam Tomkins will make his 13-a-side NRL debut for the Warriors tonight.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Mark Reason asks if churning out a feel-good sports flick is more important than being accurate.
JEFF WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The All Blacks will be keen observers of tomorrow morning's pivotal Six Nations match between England and Wales.
LIAM NAPIER AND SIMON PLUMB - © Fairfax NZ NewsSouthland Rugby has promised to take a firm stance around the use of sleeping medication.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsLess than three years after taking up the sport, Corey Peters will make his Paralympic debut in Sochi.
The outlook for Mark Hammett and the Hurricanes seems bleak and Tana Umaga is the favourite to succeed him.
SIMON PLUMB - © Fairfax NZ NewsNZ shot put on target for Commonwealth and even Olympic domination with Tom Walsh joining Valerie Adams at top.
DANNY HAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Emblen's young All Whites deserve more kudos than they are getting, says Danny Hay.
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