OPINION: Don't be down, there's another long, hot summer ahead in England. We can still dare to dream.
OPINION: Moments of joy were rare in the World Cup final but this NZ team gave us plenty to feel happy about.
OPINION: Australian cricket, it seems, has now been fully restored to its former glory, writes Andrew Webster.
Some rules in rugby need a fresh look from the powers that be and better clarification to prevent referees making mistakes.
OPINION: Cricket writer Jonathan Millmow runs his eye over New Zealand's players at the World Cup.
OPINION: Overseas media break into a round of applause for the skipper of the Cup, it's B-Mac's last stand.
OPINION: Seven weeks of rollicking entertainment, replaced by a below par effort when it counted most.
OPINION: Without question, this was a World Cup built upon the efforts of Australian pace bowling.
OPINION: Ignore the pool result, Australia will be a ferocious beast in their MCG fortress, writes Mark Reason.
OPINION: After a Saturday of colour, twists and emotion, a gripping final awaits us.
OPINION: The Cricket World Cup journey has been magical. Let's look back on some other great fairytale rides.
OPINION: The All Whites match against Korea has become a genuine acid test. Not so much for coach Anthony Hudson, but more for his young squad.
OPINION: The Black Caps will not have thought about the possibility of losing the final. They are more than good enough to win it.
OPINION: New Zealand's best chance to win the World Cup is to chase, writes Jonathan Millmow.
OPINION: Fairfax Media's leading rugby scribes tackle the three burning questions of the week as Super Rugby heads for round seven.
OPINION: Mike Hesson is checking out the practice nets at the MCG. He gives them the thumbs up.
OPINION: Matthew Hayden makes some valid points. His delivery could do with some sandpaper but the logic is sound.
OPINION: The Black Caps' blazing approach is fuelled by some equally aggressive backroom coaching staff.
OPINION: When a good NZ team emerges, like a fable from Middle Earth, it will finish in a moment, Not this time.
OPINION: How ironic a man born in South Africa but now with his heart in New Zealand decided the issue.
OPINION: Enjoy New Zealand's brightest generation of cricketers while you can - the fun may not last, argues Mark Reason.
OPINION: All day from 7am till 7pm in Auckland, the question was the same; “who’s going to win?”.
OPINION: Not for the first time, David Pocock takes a stand for what he believes in. He speaks up, when others don't.
Martin Crowe's warrant of fitness check on Martin Guptill makes 'Guppy' good again.
OPINION: Martin Guptill has the same poise and relaxed manner as Nathan Astle did throughout his career.
OPINION: The English Premier League title is Chelsea's to lose with nine rounds remaining in the season.
OPINION: After five straight wins, the once brittle franchise has clearly found the formula for success.
OPINION: Only one team was desperate in Wellington and it wasn't the West Indies, writes Mark Reason.
OPINION: World Cup co-hosts have big game temperament, big game players, and the X-factor performers.
OPINION: In hindsight, Sky Sport might be pleased they lost the rights to screen the English Premier League.