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Cubs: History in the making?

Chicago Cubs: Is it finally their time? The fans sure hope so.

It's so close Chicago Cubs fans can taste it. Will they finally see their team in the World Series?

'Bad hombre' Ruiz ready for Parker

Andy Ruiz's trainer Abel Sanchez has vowed to have the Mexican heavyweight in peak condition for his WBO title fight ...

Mexican heavyweight's handlers talk up "the fastest hands in the west" and confidently predict their man will win WBO title.

The bubble-ful game video

The first night of the bubble football league held at the Southern Trust Events Centre on Thursday night.

Bubble Football is literally football played in giant bubbles. Could it be the next rugby?

Horton thanks fan for mole tip

Mack Horton, after winning gold in the men's 400m freestyle in Rio.

After having a suspect mole removed, Olympic gold medallist heaps praise on the fan who spotted it.

Kiwi on brink of world title shot

Israel Adesanya is contesting a four-man eliminator tournament in Denver with the winner granted a shot at the Glory ...

Israel 'Style Bender' Adesanya out to make major statement in the world's premier kickboxing promotion.

Pascoe back in the pool

Sophie Pascoe returned to training this week but is looking forward to taking a break at the end of the year.

There's been little respite for NZ's Paralympic hero, but she wouldn't want it any other way.

Titles galore in House of Pain

Quade Taranaki (right) defeated Australian fighter Duncan Cameron on points.

House of Pain fighters will go for world titles after winning Commonwealth belts at Knees of Fury 60 in Hamilton.

Experts favour Parker

Joseph Parker has the skills to beat Andy Ruiz and win the vacant WBO heavyweight belt, according to those in the know.

Confirmation of Parker v Ruiz world title fight generates global headlines and analysis tips victory for Kiwi.

Big boys wanted

2016 New Zealand National Judo 100kg plus champion, Kyle Leggott is encouraging tall and big men to take up the sport.

Big, tall and over 100kg? Judo may be your next calling.

Hockey star up for award ... at last

After controversially missing out last year, Anita McLaren is up for sportswoman of the year at the Nelson Sports Awards.

Last year Anita McLaren was deemed ineligible for the Nelson Sports Awards. Now she's nominated. So what has changed?

Sports Quiz - October 21

Shane van Gisbergen leads the Supercars championship with three round remaining at the Gold Coast, Pukekohe and Sydney.

Sports Quiz - October 21

How NZ little guys won big video

Things suddenly get very serious for Joseph Parker now as he fights for the WBO heavyweight belt.

Clever counter-punching in the murky world of boxing politics delivers a big win for a small Kiwi team.

'It's on' - world title fight in NZ video

Joseph Parker ahead of his fight with Alexander Dimitrenko.

More than just a title shot, Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker's in for a big follow-up defence should he win it.

Where does the WBO title rank?

Tyson Fury celebrates winning the WBO, IBF and WBA belts off Wladimir Klitschko last November.

Boxing's alphabet soup is confusing but there's plenty of respect for the belt Joseph Parker will fight for.

Documents reveal NFL kicker's domestic violence

Documents in which New York Giants kicker Josh Brown admits to domestic violence have been released.

Documents in which an NFL kicker admitted to domestic violence have been released.

Scully's epic race dream

Southland's Tom Scully will ride for the Cannondale-Drapac Professional Cycling Team.

Southland's Tom Scully wants to conquer the cycling world - and he's taken the first step to making that happen.

$10k for promising athletes

Kanah Andrews-Nahu in action at this year's North Island Championships.

Three young Kiwi athletes are set to receive a $10,000 scholarship to help them reach their dreams of performing on the world stage.

Criglington keen to continue medal run

Erin Criglington, of Invercargill, with the rainbow jersey and five medals she won at the UCI World Masters Track ...

 Southland's Erin Criglington is keen to return to the World Masters Track Cycling Championships next year after a five medal haul in Manchester.

How did heavyweight boxing turn into a mess?

Wladimir Klitschko holds the whip hand in the heavyweight division after Tyson Fury was stripped of his belts.

OPINION: With Joshua v Klitschko falling apart, Gareth A Davies looks at ways to rescue the heavyweight division.

Cleveland head to World Series

Andrew Miller was the ALCS MVP as the Cleveland Indians advanced to the World Series.

Indians will have the chance to end a MLB title drought that dates back to 1948.

Canterbury for Coast to Coast kid

Zayne Jennings competing in the 2016 high school  Coast to Coast race.

Zayne has his eye on the coveted one-day Coast to Coast race.

Fantastic female four lift titles

Kapiti Powerlifting Club national title holders Alison Fitzmaurice, Riria Ropata and Olivia Thompson. Club members ...

Four Kapiti women have qualified to represent New Zealand at the Asia/Oceania powerlifting champs in December.

Klitschko not into 'box-off'

Joseph Parker and Wladimir Klitschko are no strangers after the Kiwi sparred with the then world champion early last year.

Kiwi heavyweight's hopes for a boxing world title fight in NZ get a boost as former champ says no to WBO plan.

Bay paddler in top squad

Elise Legarth, 19, has been selected for New Zealand's high performance canoe racing squad.

"At the start it was working sport around school, and now it's working school around sport."

Craven apology to IOC's Bach

Philip Craven has apologised after making disparaging remarks about Thomas Bach to a prank caller.

Paralympics head made disparaging comments about IOC boss in prank call.

Parker's huge TV deal

Joseph Parker's impressive win over Russia's Alexander Dimitrenko has raised his profile and opened doors to new markets ...

Planned boxing world title fight in NZ could reach nearly 600 million households worldwide.

Kiwi Olympic swimmer retires

Glenn Snyders has represented New Zealand at three Olympic Games.

Glenn Snyders retires after achieving an Olympic milestone at the Rio Games.

'I was winning'

Long-serving Marlborough indoor bowler Jennifer Crawford is keen to return to the mats next winter.

Feisty gran's message to bowling selectors after being dumped from the team.

Kiwi wrestler takes on the world

Paul Sayers kicks Charlie Roberts during a wrestling match. The fight might be fake but the moves aren't, he said.

A Porirua man is set to take on the masked men of Mexican wrestling.

Footballer calls out McGregor

Conor McGregor's next fight is in New York, on November 12.

Premier League striker calls out UFC star Conor McGregor - and immediately regrets it.

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