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Ali no 'rag doll' Ronda Rousey

Amanda Nunes of Brazil dished out some quick and decisive punishment to Ronda Rousey in their UFC women's bantamweight ...

Muhammad Ali's daughter dismisses claims defeated UFC fighter's "greatness" is like her dad's.

International stars racing at Mangahao

Czech paddler Ondřej  Tunka, on his way to victory in November's Whitewater XL, will be one of the leading contenders at ...

The white water will be flying at Shannon this weekend.

NZ team for Youth America's Cup

The Youth America's Cup teams will use the same foiling catamarans used in the world series when they contest their ...

Skipper believes bigger things can happen as Kiwis named to defend trophy in Bermuda.

Boston Marathon winner heralded

Dave McKenzie, who has been invited to the 50th anniversary celebration of the Boston Marathon.

A few months after Dave McKenzie lost his brother in the Strongman mine disaster, he won the Boston Marathon.

Strong family rivalry for Classic race

Southland's Strong family from left, Corbin, 16, Alan and Hayden,19 will compete against each other in the Gore to ...

There will be a race within a race when the Strong family compete against each other in the Gore to Invercargill Road Classic handicap cycle race.

Auckland United softball unstoppable

Auckland United and Black Sox pitcher Bayley Hoani who has been a standout for the club this season.

An undefeated Auckland United are quickly becoming favourites to win Auckland's premier softball prize.

Horn has 'no real talent' - judge

Jeff Horn may fight Manny Pacquiao this April.

Kiwi ringside judge blasts boxer Jeff Horn, saying he would be easily defeated by Manny Pacquiao.

Hamblin up for Laureus award

Abbey D'Agostino of the United States (right) hugs Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand after their dramatic women's 5000m heat ...

NZ runner finalist in new category that recognises her sportsmanship at the Rio Olympics.

Running dynamo in hospice

International marathon runner Bernie Portenski is facing cancer with her trademark smile.

Irrepressible Wellington athlete Bernie Portenski is still smiling, even as she plans her funeral.

Stars back for Blackjacks

Sisters Mandy (L) and Angela Boyd will be reunited in the New Zealand Blackjacks bowls squad.

Sisters will be back on the bowling green for the world champion Blackjacks.

Sneaky punter's beer goggles video

A fan is snapped drinking out of his binoculars.

The secret is out about how to sneak a drink into a big sporting event.

Fired up for fistball

New Zealand women's fistball team captain Vikki Buston (left), and President of the New Zealand Fistball Association ...

Fistball, a sport similar to volleyball, has landed in New Zealand after a bit of Kiwi ingenuity.

Riding away to join the circus video

Jed Mildon of Nitro Circus does a backflip on his BMX at the Neale Park Skatepark.

Kiwi BMX star Jed Mildon is living the dream travelling the world with the high-flying Nitro Circus.

Hockey hero humbled by honours

Katie Glynn played 134 matches for the Black Sticks, scoring 77 goals throughout her international career.

Katie Glynn was forced to retire from hockey at just 26 years of age, but her legacy will last much longer.

Winter Games on track to run annually

Japan's Raibu Katayama competes in the snowboard World Cup Halfpipe finals during the 2015 Winter Games at Cardrona.

Winter Games fans might soon only have to wait a year between events.

Yankees star hits out in west Auckland

West City Baseball Club members (from left) Celeste Van Biljon, Wayne McCullogh and Samuel Eva (right), with Didi ...

New York Yankees' shortstop Didi Gregorius hosted a coaching clinic for budding baseballers in west Auckland.

King misses quarterfinals in New York

Top New Zealand squash player Joelle King wasn't able to crack the quarterfinals of the prestigious Tournament of ...

Top Kiwi squash player Joelle King falls short of quarterfinals at one of the PSA Tour's prestigious events.

That 'Sox' - Obama celebrates Cubs' 'W'

US President Barack Obama holds up a traditional "W" pennant, for a "Win", with the Chicago Cubs at the White House.

US President sucks it up as he hosts the cross-town rival Cubs at the White House.

Capital come out on top

It was a busy day of surf life saving competition at Waimarama Beach in Hawke's Bay on January 15.

 Black Fin members help Wellington claim surf lifesaving title.

Aussies hire Panesar as spin consultant

Former England spinner Monty Panesar will help the Australian team ahead of their tour of India.

Desperate times call for desperate measures as Australia look for first test win in India since 2004.

Paddlers at the ready

Toa Waka Ama Club J16 paddlers, from left, Nohorua Te Hounuku Ropata, Whatarangi Winiata, Andy Hanara (coach) and ...

Hundreds of Porirua paddlers have descended on Lake Karapiro this week for waka ama nationals

Joshua v Klitschko sells out video

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will fight in front of a sellout London crowd in April.

More than 80,000 tickets gone in a Wembley record as heavyweight super-fight proves an instant hit.

King Coll's run continues

Top Kiwi squash player Paul Coll has continued his hot streak, making the quarterfinals of the Tournament of Champions ...

Winning run hits double figures as Paul Coll makes Tournament of Champions quarterfinals in New York.

Disappointing end for Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) runs for a two point conversion against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium.

It's not much consolation after a playoff loss, but the future remains bright for the Dallas Cowboys and their Super Bowl wait.

Hareb motivated for new season

Paige Hareb eyes a return to the World Surf League Championship Tour.

Kiwi surfer out to make her own waves in the sport instead of relying on the results of others.

Ref hit in world title fight video

Referee Arthur Mercante Jr is hit by Badou Jack as James DeGale looks on during their super middleweight world title fight.

Boxing referee left bloodied after he walks into a misdirected, venomous left hook.

Falcons soar past Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan tossed three touchdowns against the Seahawks.

Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots move to within a win from the Super Bowl.

World champ wins Burnside bowls

Alvin Gardiner's pair lost the final of the Stewart Buttar memorial tournament at the Burnside Bowls club by one point.

World champion of champion singles titleholder Scott Thulborn won the Burnside Invitation pairs title in Christchurch after a knife-edge final victory.

Podium finishes for Southland athletes

Emma Ryan finished second in the women's discus at the Potts Classic.

Southland athletes finished on the podium at the Potts Classic in Hastings on Saturday.

Aussie wins Ballinger

Jim Bailey is carried off on the ceremonial chair after winning the Ballinger Belt on Saturday.

The Australian raiders have claimed the top two spots at the Ballinger Belt. 

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