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Fury's views 'incitement to hatred' video

New heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury's views are not simply opinions, they are a call for persecution.

OPINION: The words of the heavyweight champion are far more dangerous than his boxing, writes Paul Hayward.

Johnstone: McCullum must face music

Brendon McCullum, left, arrives at Southwark Crown Court to give evidence in the trial of New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns on October 15. Cairns was found not guilty of perjury.

OPINION: Brendon McCullum must front foot the unanswered questions.

Shute: Time to recall Hayne

Jarryd Hayne may well get a chance to prove his worth before the season is up for the  San Francisco 49ers.

OPINION: After an eighth loss in 11 NFL games, it's surely time to give ex-NRL star another run for the 49ers.

Reason: B-Mac's Cairns hot spot

Brendon McCullum, left, arrives at Southwark Crown Court to give evidence in the trial of New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns on October 15. Cairns was found not guilty.

OPINION: Black Caps captain's statements in the Chris Cairns perjury trial demand an internal investigation.

Cairns trial result a blow video

Brendon McCullum, along with his lawyer Garth Gallaway, arrives at Southwark Crown Court to give evidence.

OPINION: If bringing an end to the "evil world" of match-fixing is the aim, the Chris Cairns perjury trial put it off target by the width of the MCG.

Cricket was the winner on the day

Aussie opening batsman David Warner and Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum shake hands after the first day-night test match in Adelaide.

OPINION: The first day-night cricket test delivered in spades but Black Caps disappoint on Aussie soil.

Gifford: Blackadder dealt constant curve balls

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has one more season to deliver the franchise an elusive title under his leadership.

OPINION: With a little more luck, Crusaders coach would have delivered at least one title.

Arsenal must beat lesser teams

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla misses a penalty in their bizarre 2-1 loss to West Brom. The Gunners can't afford to slip up two weeks in a row when they take on Norwich on Monday.

OPINION: Arsene Wenger's Gunners can't lose to West Brom and Norwich in consecutive weeks.

Thugs prosper without stronger referees

The Phoenix's Roly Bonevacia, caught in a tackle from Anthony Caceres of the Central Coast Mariners, is one of the most fouled players in the A-League.

One of the most public faces of violence is on the sports field – and it is time to get out the red card.

Rogers: Problems with pink

Former Australian opener Chris Rogers would rather be commentating than playing in the day-night test.

Former Australia batsmen who can't see colour recalls his efforts to play a pink ball. It did not go well.

Bettor Informed - Multis are evil video

Was this dog part of your latest multi?

They may appear a sexy option, but multis are the Chelsea of the betting world - and less successful.

Suttor: Webster fits bill for Pelicans

New Zealand Breakers star Corey Webster goes on the charge against Melbourne United at the Vector Arena.

OPINION: Star New Zealand Breakers guard should have been given chance to strut his stuff in the NBA.

Crusaders should look outside

Crusaders CEO Hamish Riach, pictured here with Richie McCaw, will help decide Todd Blackadder's successor.

OPINION: Tabai Matson at shortest odds to take over from Blackadder.

5 reasons to admire Lydia Ko

Proud Kiwi Lydia Ko draped herself in the New Zealand flag to celebrate her biggest success.

Singing Kiwi golfer's praises never gets old. Here's why Kiwis love her so much.

Lomu: An unstoppable force

Jeff Wilson and Jonah Lomu get to grips with the Springboks in 1999.

OPINION: Goldie remembers being a wispy fullback alongside the then "blockbusting No 8".

'I am a devil and an angel'

Eddie Jones has taken the heading coaching reins at the world's most powerful rugby union, England.

OPINION: Eddie Jones will demand a high workrate as he seeks to turn England around.

Day-nighter could boost test game video

Black Caps bowler Doug Bracewell gets to grips with the new pink ball ahead of the day-night test in Adelaide.

OPINION: Should playing under lights be a success it could be the shot in the arm the five-day game needs, writes Andrew Wu.

Jonah's soft hands, big heart

Harlequins, in white, and Cardiff Blues players participate in a minute's applause for former All Blacks and Cardiff player Jonah Lomu before their European Rugby Challenge Cup match at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday. Harlequins won 32-20.

OPINION: Jonah was the first – and arguably only – global rugby superstar.

Everyone's in the Cairns dock

Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns arriving at Southwark Crown Court this week.

OPINION: It is not just Chris Cairns who is in on trial, but New Zealand cricket.

Jones means danger for ABs

Eddie Jones knows what it takes to fill trophy cabinets as he showed during his early stint with the Wallabies, winning the Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup at the All Blacks' expense.

OPINION: Clever Eddie's imminent appointment as England coach spells danger for the All Blacks.

Childhood scars drove Lomu

Jonah Lomu of the All Blacks evades Jason Little of Australia during a Tri-Nations clash in Sydney.

OPINION: Be thankful for knowing an extraordinary man, writes ex-England international Brian Moore.

Jonah more than rugby giant

Radio personality Grant Kereama donated a kidney to Jonah Lomu in 2004.

Jonah Lomu will be remembered as a man of great courage and character, writes Phil Gifford.

Aussies: ABs aura gone now

Richie McCaw and Quade Cooper, the one player who was able to get under his skin.

OPINION: Without McCaw, Australian hopes are raised of their first Bledisloe success in a decade.

Bettor Informed - losing streak expected

Brendon de Jonge is a player well-suited to the Sea Island course for this week's US PGA Tour event.

It's a lot easier for nothing to happen than something, writes Ian Anderson on sports betting.

Hinton: No slip under new skip

Over to you, mate. Richie McCaw is now ready to hand the All Blacks captaincy over to his long-time colleague Kieran Read.

OPINION: No need for panic or consternation, Kieran Read will be the next All Blacks captain.

McCaw ideal rugby ambassador

Richie McCaw is launching a new career as a helicopter pilot, but the sky's still the limit in the rugby world for the game's most decorated player.

OPINION: Retired captain ideally placed to step into Lomu's large shoes as ambassador for the sport.

Editorial: A Kiwi who touched all of us

Rugby's first and perhaps only superstar, Jonah Lomu was mobbed wherever he went.

OPINION: No-one came close to Jonah Lomu.

Reason: Lomu bigger than sport video

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu.

OPINION: Lomu wasn’t about sport. He was bigger than that. He pushed human boundaries.

Randell: Gifted, but a little shy

All Blacks great Jonah Lomu and former captain Taine Randell play against the Wallabies in 2001.

OPINION: Jonah Lomu the best and the worst, something his ABs captain could relate to.

How can such a force be gone?

Jonah Lomu in action during the Rugby World Cup semifinal between the All Blacks and France at Twickenham in 1999.

OPINION: Jonah Lomu, dead? It scarcely seems credible, writes Peter FitzSimons.

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