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Where is Carter criticism?

Dan Carter admitted to making a big mistake, and fans lapped it up.

OPINION: Dan Carter could have killed someone, but we praise him for owning up. Why is there no Aaron Smith-like outrage?

Six Nations or Super Rugby?

Six Nation audiences prove its popularity.

OPINION: Sports reporters Glenn McLean and Jackson Thomas debate the merits of Super Rugby and Six Nations.

Round puts Rory in Donald dock

Rory McIlroy has been taking flak for his decision to play golf with Donald Trump.

OPINION: It's not fair to expect Rory McIlroy to stand up to Donald Trump. So why the outrage?

Baseball kills intentional walk

Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin, pictured rounding the bases, believes it is a mistake to eliminate the intentional walk.

OPINION: Baseball loses a part of history and gains nothing, writes Dave Shenin.

To Dan Vickerman's sons

Dan Vickerman, pictured playing the All Blacks in 2006, had 'absolutely no fear'.

OPINION: Boys, this is the man your father was. By Peter FizSimons.

Ross is Taylor-made for crisis video

Ross Taylor celebrates his record ton at Hagley Oval with a bit of emotion.

OPINION: Classy Taylor lets his bat do the talking, emphasising the madness of leaving him out.

Pie-eating is a red card offence video

Sutton United substitute goalie Wayne Shaw eats a pie  as his side battles Arsenal in the FA Cup.

OPINION: Goalie's actions hard to swallow with match-fixing and gambling such a scourge on sport.

Boring truth about Hansen, Lam

Steve Hansen isn't afraid to trade verbal blows but he has become more circumspect since taking over the All Blacks.

OPINION: The north may regard Kiwis and the All Blacks as lacking in respect, but the reality is different.

NZ, man up like Dan Carter

Dan Carter admitted to a "massive error" after news broke of a drink driving offence in Paris.

OPINION: Thank you Dan Carter for your honesty, too often we justify drunken behaviour with ease.

Erceg's irks should spark debate

Abby Erceg, right, has made a bold stand for more funding for the Football Ferns.

OPINION: NZ Football probably can't pay the Ferns more, but TV could help, writes Tony Smith.

Keane's departure could be one of many

Chiefs assistant coach Kieran Keane is embarking on a new challenge, taking up the head coaching role at Irish club Connacht.

OPINION: There's a strong chance there will be a complete wipe-out of all the Chiefs' coaches heading into 2018, writes Aaron Goile.

Reason: Cult of silence kills

Dan Vickerman, pictured in 2011, died on Saturday night.

OPINION: After the death of Dan Vickerman we need to talk about the problems that are killing our young men.

Get real about boxing

Chris Eubank Jnr takes a punch to the head from Renold Quinlan during their IBO world super middleweight title fight in ...

OPINION: Questions need to be raised on both the boxing culture, and how boxing is handled in the media, writes Anne McKenzie.

The war that never stops

160911 SPORT Photo: Jason Oxenham/Fairfax Media NZ. The Australian Wallabies during the captains run at Eden Park in ...

OPINION: Issue of depression among professional sportspeople needs to be talked about.

The Tavich touch

Tasman United coach Davor Tavich watches on during their 2-1 win over Eastern Suburbs at Trafalgar Park.

Davor Tavich continues to show that Tasman United gave the wrong coach the job at the beginning of the season, writes Phillip Rollo.

Nix crowds hit all-time low

Wellington Phoenix co-coach Des Buckingham looks dejected after a missed opportunity against Melbourne City on Saturday.

A horrendous season has seen the Wellington Phoenix's average home attendances slip to a new low of 6310.

Welcome to the jungle, Lions

Lions coach Warren Gatland has expressed a desire for some tough lead-in games - and he'll certainly get his wish now.

OPINION: News that the ABs will be available for Blues, Crusaders makes the tourists' life even harder.

'Aussies can close gap on Kiwis'

Israel Folau will ensure the Waratahs are favourites to top the Australian Super Rugby Conference in 2017.

Aussie Super Rugby sides can 'now just see the Kiwis' heels', says a former Wallabies fullback.

Key appearance 'shameless'

Former New Zealand PM John Key tees off at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth this week.

OPINION: John Key's appearance at a golf event in Perth was embarrassing, writes Mark Reason.

Super Rugby: Our picks

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd and captain Dane Coles celebrate last year's drought-breaking win.

Stuff rugby writers look at the chances of the New Zealand teams for Super Rugby in 2017.

Foran 'can be horrid'

Kieran Foran's past troubles aren't easy to escape.

OPINION: Is a two-week stand down for the alleged abuse of a dying woman the message the NRL wants to send women?

Trying to pick up the pieces

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 28:  Andre Russell of the Thunder looks on during warm up before the Big Bash League match ...

OPINION: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones recounts the moment he found out his players were alleged cheats.

Farrell only nailed-on Lions pick

Owen Farrell, pictured playing against Wales last weekend, should be the first name on the team sheet.

OPINION: Owen Farrell belongs in conversation of great first fives, writes Austin Healey.

Going for Brock

Mark Hunt takes a shot at Brock Lesnar during the UFC 200 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2016.

Opinion: Men just don't get as big as him without using steroids.

Foran's threats to dying woman

Kieran Foran's return to the field is a stunning backflip given the NRL indicated he would likely need 2017 off as he ...

OPINION: Letting Kieran Foran play after his "sickening" abuse of a dying journalist stains the NRL.

Head to head: T20s or ODIs?

Brendon McCullum hits a scoop shot in a Twenty20 international for New Zealand.

As the Black Caps prepare to play South Africa, we debate what's better. T20s or ODIs?

Pity poor Tiger video

Tiger Woods has been forced to cancel his press conference due to his back problems.

OPINION: Injury is now preventing Tiger from attending press conferences, writes James Corrigan

Hackett faces new challenge

Grant Hackett, pictured at the Prime Minister's Olympic Dinner last year, was arrested on Wednesday.

OPINION: Aussie swim star must find his way through fog of mental illness, writes Phil Lutton.

Let Foran play from round one

The wait for Kieran Foran to play again continues.

OPINION: Forcing Kieran Foran to wait until round three to play again is ridiculous.

Why McGregor v Mayweather is a farce

Floyd Mayweather will fight Conor McGregor because the money is too good to turn down.

OPINION: The fight will happen and it will be a joke, writes Peter FitzSimons.

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