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Nyika defeats Watt in much awaited bout

David Nyika has defeated Sam Watt in a close fight.

There can be no more disputing David Nyika's place as New Zealand's top amateur heavyweight.

Secret letter exposes 'Ma's Army'

China athletics coach Ma Junren has been accused of injecting drugs into his athletes.

An astonishing run of world running records has been unexplained - until now.

Pointon leads White Sox

Jennifer Feret, who gave up just four scattered hits, performed well for the White Sox.

Charlotte Pointon makes perfect comeback as White Sox trump Australian team.

Japan set for rich medal haul

Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura is predicted to win three gold medals at the Rio Olympics, with Japan tipped to take home 15 golds.

Japan is on track to match its highest ever haul of gold medals at this year's Olympics, according to Infostrada Sports.

Friends pay tribute to McGarry

Hundreds of friends, family and fans farewell New Zealand mountain biking legend Kelly McGarry in Queenstown on Friday night.

There were beers, tears and hundreds of riders shredding downhill to say goodbye to Kelly McGarry.

Mark Hunt the martyr video

Preparing for a fight with Frank Mir in March, Kiwi UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt says "dying in the ring would be the best feeling".

Preparing for a fight with Frank Mir in March, Kiwi UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt says "dying in the ring would be the best feeling".​

BMX legend found dead

BMX star Dave Mirra died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

X Games star discovered in his car close to his former high school.

Parker now top contender in WBO video

Joseph Parker is now the No 1 ranked heavyweight contender with the WBO.

Kiwi heavyweight boxer is a top-ranked world title contender for the first time in his career.

Burling and Tuke fear burnout

The Team New Zealand crew in full flight (from left) Ray Davies, Glenn Ashby, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

New Zealand's top sailors guarding against "going a step too far" in hectic programme through to the Rio and their quest for gold.

Nyika ready to defend coach's honour

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 02:  David Nyika of New Zealand celebrates winning the gold medal against Kennedy St Pierre of Mauritius in the Men's Light Heavy (81kg) Final at SSE Hydro during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

For David Nyika, jumping in the ring with Sam Watt is just another day at the office.

McCaw leads GodZone hype

All eyes will be on former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw in his first ever crack at GodZone.

All Blacks great the headline act as 11 nations descend on New Zealand's premier adventure race.

The fiercest flop of all time? video

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart performed the Mad Max: Fury Road of flops against the New York Knicks.

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart performed the Mad Max: Fury Road of flops against the New York Knicks.

Dwyane Wade’s son puts on a show video

Dwyane Wade's 13-year-old son Zaire, who has already grabbed headlines for passing along some sage advice to his dad, has his own 'mixtape' streaming around the world.

Dwyane Wade's 13-year-old son Zaire, who has already grabbed headlines for passing along some sage advice to his dad, has his own 'mixtape' streaming around the world.

Rice goes undercover video

With Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, you would think that super star Jerry Rice would be recognized and mobbed everywhere he went. Well, you would be wrong.

With Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, you would think that super star Jerry Rice would be recognized and mobbed everywhere he went. Well, you would be wrong.

Fury: 'I could walk away'

World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury
says nothing will top his win over Wladimir Klitschko

World heavyweight champion says he can't surpass his victory over Klitschko.

Walsh to grapple with Gill at Big Shot

Shot put stars Tom Walsh (L) and Jacko Gill will resume their rivalry at Christchurch's Big Shot event on Monday.

Rising shot put stars Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill square off on Monday for the first time in 2016.

Sydney showdown for White Sox

New Zealand White Sox softball shortstop Hailey Breakwell, pictured playing for Idaho State University, will make her international debut in Sydney.

NZ's women's softball team will test themselves against the world's best in Sydney - and new coach Kevin Gettins can't wait.

Oher no longer blindsided by movie

Carolina Panthers tackle Michael Oher will be chasing his second Super Bowl ring on Sunday.

Oher's inspiring journey continues with his chance to win a second Super Bowl.

Masters wants to Wyn it for mates

Wyn Masters, of Taranaki, will be one of the favourites to win the Dodzy Memorial Enduro this weekend.

Wyn Masters says thoughts will be with two riders taken too soon at the Dodzy Memorial Enduro this weekend.

Fury-Klitschko - on a yacht? video

Tyson Fury unleashes in his title fight with Wladimir Klitschko in November last year.

"No regrets" over homophobic slurs as boxing champ mulls sheik's $180m super yacht venue offer.

Kiwi signs up for Vendée Globe video

“Solo offshore sailing fits our kind of psyche in New Zealand, the tough guy doing everything himself, and our pioneering spirit,” says Colman.

Conrad Colman will write his own chapter in NZ sailing folklore as he prepares for the grueling round-the-world solo yacht race.

Beloved boxing coach dies

Chris Kenny in his Titahi Bay gym in 2011.

Tears flow in Titahi Bay as a treasured boxing mentor to many dies.

Macfarlane looking forward to Farm Jam video

Southern mountainbiker Conor Macfarlane.

Queenstown mountainbiker Conor Macfarlane is looking forward to Farm Jam - believing Kelly McGarry would have wanted the event to continue.

Glen Head takes out world title

Glen Head and Darryn Todd on their way to winning the jetsprint world championship at Mt Maunganui.

Exciting future for young driver after world championship crown.

Team NZ get govt grant

America's Cup world series leaders Tam New Zealand hope a research and development grant will help keep them at the head of the fleet heading into Bermuda 2017.

Boost for 2017 America's Cup bid with funding approved for research and development.

Video tribute for McGarry video

Kelly McGarry died while mountain biking in Queenstown.

Skills and personality of Kiwi mountainbike great remembered as adventure sport deals with his sudden death.

Bauer back on the bike

Jack Bauer has faced a long battle to get ride competitively again.

After eight months recovering from a crash, Jack Bauer will race for his team in Valencia this week.

Kiwi pair survive fiery crash

Gisborne couple Blake Briant and Kate Hoogerbrug 's boat was out of control and on fire.

Kate Hoogerbrug and her partner Blake Briant were lucky to survive a horrific crash at the World Champs.

Kiwi pair survive crash

Gisborne couple Blake Briant and Kate Hoogerbrug were lucky to walk away unscathed from this spectacular crash in Mount Maunganui.

Gisborne jetsprinters catapult into the air with their boat bursting into flames at the world champs.

Pain to pleasure for Ironman firefighter

Ironman athelete Josh Harrison says he's feeling confident to win his next race in Taupo on March 5.

Ironman athelete Josh Harrison says it's possible to laugh your way through pain.

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