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America loving stoic Adams video

Steven Adams can't stay out of the storyline of the NBA's Western Conference finals.

OPINION: In the NBA's wild west the good guys have turned bad and the Thunder are taking the high ground.

Reason: Parker doesn't have the reach video

Parker v Joshua

OPINION: There's a lot to admire about Joseph Parker but he's not ready for Anthony Joshua's punches, writes Mark Reason.

Hinton: Pause, hold, disengage

The Chiefs have charged back to the top of the Kiwi conference in Super Rugby, but are about to have their momentum halted.

OPINION: Super Rugby's ill-timed recess highlights the problems facing the international game's rulers.

Editorial: Copyright and counterpunches

Joseph Parker won against Carlos Takam by unanimous points decision.

OPINION: Welcome to the debate over copyright in the digital age, where heat prevails over light – and where both sides claim righteousness.

Warriors have to pick and stick

Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson simply has to overcome his reluctance and take defensive lines on again.

OPINION: The latest defeat may be the final straw for some. But the Warriors simply need to do their jobs better.

Sevens medal hopes take a hit

A disappointed New Zealand team receive the plate at the London sevens tournament.

OPINION: The NZ Sevens side were heartless and demoralising in London - and now their Rio medal chances are up in the air.

Inside the Warriors' shed video

Disappointment was written all over Warriors coach Andrew McFadden's and captain Ryan Hoffman's faces after their 38-12 ...

OPINION: When your captain says there are players who aren't putting the effort in, something must change.

At last, credibility for Parker video

It was a mix of relief and jubilation for Joseph Parker as he beat respected boxer Carlos Takam.

OPINION: An excellent bout assured Parker some boxing credibility after a series of largely meaningless fights.

Long: So much for Warriors 2016

The Warriors have spent too much time watching the opposing team taking kicks at goal this season.

OPINION: Put a line through this season, the Warriors look nowhere near a top-eight team.

'We've got your back, Steven'

It's been that kind of week for Kiwi basketball star Steven Adams.

Opinion: Basketballer Steven Adams has represented this country with distinction and now it's our turn to back him up.

Burning questions: Is Dagg an AB?

Israel Dagg has been playing some standout rugby for the Crusaders.

In our regular segment, Stuff.co.nz's rugby scribes tackle the burning questions of the week.

Knox: Why my journey with Hayne is over

Jarryd Hayne has quit his NFL ambitions with the San Francisco 49ers and is aiming to represent Fiji at the Rio Olympics ...

OPINION: I kept believing but now I need to find another dream.

OPINION: Lift game on player names video

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak's name has proved a challenge for NRL commentators for three seasons.

OPINION: It's past time for rugby league commentators to lift their game on pronouncing players' names.

Nanny state crusade against Kyrgios

Every statement from the Chef de Mission of the 2016 Australian Olympic team, Kitty Chiller, is designed to send shivers ...

OPINION: Australian chef de mission Kitty Chiller doesn't understand that kids rebel against the system – so just chill.

What a story for the grandkids video

Jarryd Hayne of the San Francisco 49ers walks onto the field against the St Louis Rams prior to their NFL game at Levi's ...

OPINION: Jarryd Hayne's adventure in life can be a lesson for us all.

Parker: Home or Away? video

It's all or nothing for Joseph Parker as he prepares to fight Carlos Takam for the right to get an IBF heavyweight title ...

OPINION: Should Joseph Parker be fighting with the comforts of home or under the bright lights overseas?

Hinton: Adams can only get better video

Steven Adams is sharing the spotlight with the greatest basketball players on the planet.

New Zealand's NBA star may be blooming into something special, but there is still more to come.

'Don't let Hayne play at Rio' video

Should Jarryd Hayne be allowed to play for Fiji at the Rio Olympic Games?

OPINION: If it please the court, our next case is Peter FitzSimons' Odds & Sods v Jarryd Hayne.

Lock in Dixon for ABs

Elliot Dixon appears a lock in for one of the All Blacks loose forward roles in June.

OPINION: Highlanders flanker proves he's ready for test rugby in this week's Super Rugby Team Talk.

Adams outrage is over the top

Steven Adams (right) helped the Thunder get off to the perfect start in their Western Conference finals series against ...

OPINION: There are worse racial problems to worry about than a tongue-tied Steven Adams.

Gould: Top four on notice video

South Sydney Rabbitohs star Greg Inglis.

OPINION: Big guns South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canterbury Bulldogs finally find their form.

Reason: Don't disrespect Adams

Steven Adams appeared to be the Thunder's spiritual leader in their comeback victory over Golden State - an ...

OPINION: Adams Family's little brother was the heart and soul of the Thunder's comeback, Mark Reason writes.

Murray and McEnroe - the perfect match?

John McEnroe's rage-infused killer instinct could help harness Murray's own inner fury if the seven-time major winner ...

Opinion: One of the greats could be the answer to harnessing Murray's talents.

Dare to dream big for a Winter Olympics

A Russian speed skating team at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Grant McLachlan argues that many facilities such as ...

OPINION: Christchurch needs new infrastructure and Queenstown needs more accommodation. A Winter Olympics would help.

Aussies needed to be patient

The Magic celebrate better times for NZ in the trans-Tasman netball league, which is set to be split from next year.

OPINION: Australian netball chiefs have been typically ruthless in their dealings with New Zealand.

Gould: The greatest kicker?

Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs kicks a conversion against the Eels to win the game.

OPINION: Who would you want kicking with your life on the line?

'Treat rugby stars like adults, not schoolboys'

Hurricanes fans missed out on seeing Cory Jane thanks to a curfew punishment.

OPINION: Punishment for Hurricanes players who broke curfew is flabbergasting.

Burning questions: Canes too harsh? video

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has suspended five players from this week's game against the Reds.

In our regular segment, Stuff.co.nz's rugby scribes tackle the big issues of the week.

Parker fight exclusive auction

If Parker really needed 'all the support he can get' then he would be fighting in a big open-air venue and the tickets ...

OPINION: The method of selling these tickets is surely downright offensive to the average boxing fan.

Too quick to condemn Canes video

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd quietly observed what went on during Thursday's training session.

OPINION: The curfew breaking is one of the least scandalous sporting scandals of all time.

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