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Marina Erakovic pushes Petra Kvitova to the limit

Marina Erakovic was broken three times in the third set as her upset bid against fourth seed Petra Kvitova came up just short.

Marina Erakovic fought bravely but eventually succumbed to Petra Kvitova at the French Open.

Black Caps sweating on injured Watling, Anderson

BJ Watling is a big injury concern for the Black Caps.

Luke Ronchi could be in line for a test debut with BJ Watling doubtful for second test with England.

Venus Serena a second line special

John Dunn thinks Venus Serena is a strong chance to overcome a second line draw and statistics say he's right.

John Dunn knows it's possible to win the Harness Jewels from the second line.

Chiefs' Nanai-Williams says concussions are scary

Tim Nanai-Williams has experienced some of the problems concussion can bring about.

Tim Nanai-Williams says the high number of concussions this season has been a wake-up call.

Lock returns but Chiefs' injury problems continue

Mike FitzGerald, right, will be back to help the Chiefs take on the Highlanders in Invercargill this weekend.

The Chiefs will have at least one of their specialist locks back from injury to take on the Highlanders.

Sam Tomkins, Manu Vatuvei return for NZ Warriors

Sam Tomkins of the New Zealand Warriors returns to face Newcastle.

The Warriors will boast an experienced lineup against the Knights in Auckland on Sunday.

World Cup organisers won't give out freebies

Fifa Under-20 World Cup local organising committee chief executive Dave Beeche has no concerns about sluggish ticket sales.

Fifa Under-20 World Cup organisers not concerned about slow ticket sales and won't be giving out free tickets to fill stands.

Windies right to drop Chanderpaul, says coach

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul makes a run during the recent test series against England.

Phil Simmons says omitting veteran for the upcoming series with Australia is the right call.

Anaheim Ducks take lead in NHL Western Conference finals

Anaheim left wing Matt Beleskey tries to get through the Chicago defence.

Anaheim Ducks beat Chicago Blackhawks to take 3-2 lead in NHL Western Conference Finals.

Pakistan's Raza cops two-year ban for doping

Pakistan's Raza Hasan sends down a delivery during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka in 2012.

Pakistan spin bowler Raza Hasan has been banned for two years after failing a doping test, the country's cricket board said.

Magic not about to ease up against Tactix

Casey Kopua looks to block Ameliaranne Wells of the Pulse.

Their last-round match is effectively meaningless, but the Magic want to keep their high standards.

John Banks to join Sir Owen Glenn's league trust video

The New Zealand Warriors league team is set to be owned by fans after Sir Owen Glenn gave his stake to a Trust.

Sir Owen Glenn sets up trust to hold his shares in the Warriors league team on behalf of fans.

Rockets beat Warriors, stay alive in NBA series

Houston Rockets guard James Harden tries to wriggle out of some strong Golden State defence.

Rockets' 128-115 victory over Warriors keeps NBA Western Conference finals series alive.

Scars of Lord's defeat may run deeper than Black Caps admit

Brendon McCullum falls first ball to England allrounder Ben Stokes during day five of the first test at Lord's.

New Zealand were excellent for most of the first test but went missing when it counted

Saints set to play in Taiwan tournament

Wellington Saints star Torrey Craig could be showcasing his talents in the R. Williams Jones Cup in Taiwan.

Reigning NBL champions will play in Taiwan later this year after accepting an invitation for the prestigious R. William Jones Cup.

Veteran Tactix defender Fellowes retires

Former Australian defender Demelza Fellowes is retiring after 15 years in the elite ranks.

Former Australian defender Demelza Fellowes has announced her retirement

Sydney FC's clash with Chelsea to break records

Chelsea's John Terry, centre, and Didier Drogba, left, lead the celebrations after winning the Premier League title.

The new record attendance for ANZ Stadium could be set by a football friendly involving an A-League club and the EPL champions. 

Dixon has big Indy 500 payday

Scott Dixon has won $842,875 for his fourth place finish at the Indianapolis 500.

New Zealand's Scott Dixon still has plenty to smile about despite his fourth place finish at the Indianapolis 500 on Monday.

2014-15 English Premier League season review gallery video

Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard shows Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly a clean pair of heels.

Stuff.co.nz football writer Sam Wilson hands out his end of season awards after another action-packed campaign in England.

Warne backs Aussie Bayliss to do England job

NSW Blues coach Trevor Bayliss is expected to be confirmed as the new coach of England this week.

Australian bowling great backs countryman to take over bitter rivals, saying it would be a boost for the English setup.

Black Caps beaten at own game

There were plenty of headaches for New Zealand in their meltdown at Lord's in the final two days of a gripping test.

OPINION: OPINION: The Black Caps have built a monster that has quickly come back to bite them with aggressive England counter-punching to glory.

Star's shirt snatched from child video

TV camera footage at Wembley show boys and a much older woman reaching for Jermaine Beckford's shirt.

Football fans angry after a 31-year-old woman tugged a star player's shirt away from an 8-year-old.

Grant summoned over spat

Katrina Grant is in hot water for a post-match confrontation with umpire Jono Bredin after her side's draw with the Southern Steel last week.

Pulse captain faces a possible fine, censure or even suspension over her reaction to an umpire's decision.

West Ham ready to spend as Ancelotti rules out move

Former West Ham player Slaven Bilic is the favourite to take over from axed coach Sam Allardyce.

London club are prepared to spend heavily to try to tempt a marquee manager to succeed Sam Allardyce.

Daley: NSW 'fear' Queensland in Origin series

Blues coach Laurie Daley is wary of Queensland striking back after losing the State of Origin shield last year.

Blues coach maintains the Maroons have lost none of their edge despite being toppled last year.

Jones keen for Thorn's hand video

Colourful Welsh prop Adam Jones is entering into the banter that comes with playing for the Barbarians.

Rugged Welsh rugby prop desperate to have ex-ABs star "shove his hand between my legs in the scrum".

Trump: High end golf 'going great'

US billionaire Donald Trump is about to open his latest golf venture the Trump Links at Ferry Point, New York City.

Golf health may be ailing, but on eve of his NYC course opening billionaire says business is grand.

Recap: Black Caps vs England

Brendon McCullum bats during the first Investec Test Match between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. Photo credit: Graham Morris / www.photosport.co.nz

Commentary from day five of the Black Caps vs England test at the home of cricket, Lord's.

Liverpool insist Rodgers safe - for now at least

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' position is under scrutiny after a poor season at Anfield.

Club officials indicate that manager's position is unchanged regardless of the severity of the 6-1 loss to Stoke on the final day of EPL season.

Drogba may join Lampard and Gerrard in US

Didier Drogba lifts the Premier League trophy after Chelsea's 3-1 win over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

Ivorian striker will not play for another English team when he leaves Chelsea and may end his career in the MLS.

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