Chiefs give the Crusaders a lesson in forward power in Hamilton

The Chiefs ran in five tries to thump the Crusaders 40-16 at Waikato Stadium tonight.

Waitakere United fight back to beat Canterbury United 2-1 in ASB Premiership

Waitakere United skipper Jake Butler rated their 2-1 win over Canterbury as one of their best performances of the season.

American golfer Beth Allen hopes to mark special date with New Zealand Open win

Tomorrow is a special day for American golfer Beth Allen but she would love to make it more special at the NZ Open.

Dragons striker Adam Dickinson seeks to break goal drought against former club

Canterbury United coach Sean Devine reckons today could be the ideal time for striker Adam Dickinson to break his ASB Premiership scoring duck against his former club.

Jamie Duff delivers for south with New Zealand sprintcar championship title

It has been a 'crazy week' of celebrations for Jamie Duff but his race face is firmly back on.

Lydia Ko let down by putting in first round of NZ Women's Open at Clearwater

The favourite for the NZ Women’s Open did everything other than make putts in the first round.

Ugly scrums are a 'blight on our game', admits Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder agrees with Sanzar referees boss Lyndon Bray's gripe at messy scrums.

Clearwater golf course greenkeeper Sam Langrope to volunteer at US Masters

Christchurch's Sam Langrope will be one of only a handful of Kiwis at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta and probably the only one inside the ropes.

Live: Lydia Ko in action at the New Zealand Women's Open at Clearwater

Join us for live updates as Lydia Ko tees off at the NZ Women's Open.

Anna Thompson desperate to see Tactix gain respect in the trans-Tasman league

Anna Thompson knocked back offers from rival franchises in the past because she wants to be there when the Tactix turn it around.

Christchurch cyclist Michael Vink looks for form before the start of European season

Strong line-up of local names looking to make an early impact in round one of the Elite cycling series at Oxford.

Lydia Ko boosts NZ Women's Open crowd to 30,000 over three days

There was a roar on the Clearwater Golf Course of the type reserved for holes in one. 

Bookies only have eyes for Lydia Ko at New Zealand Women's Open

History and the nature of golf suggest Lydia Ko will not win the NZ Women's Open, but bookies disagree.

Round of golf to remember with Lydia Ko

Golf game with Lydia Ko makes for a "fantastic day" for charity auction winner Simon Perry.

All Blacks prop Wyatt Crockett keen to keep his Kiwi connection

The thought of spurning a small mountain of euros does not make Wyatt Crockett twitch at night.

Dan Carter and Israel Dagg left out of Crusaders squad to face Chiefs in Hamilton

Dan Carter, Israel Dagg and Nemani Nadolo have been left out of the Crusaders side to face the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium on Saturday night.

Mainland Football head Mike Coggan appointed to run Otago Cricket

Mainland Football chief executive Mike Coggan has been appointed the new CEO of Otago Cricket.

Lydia Ko full of confidence, on and off the course, after full year on LPGA Tour

The glasses are gone, but the change is much more. Kiwi golf star is now a confident, clever young woman.

Monbet's chance to turn tables on Prince Fearless in Riccarton Sire Stakes Prelude

After being beaten in Hambletonian, Greg Hope's charge Monbet is primed for second crack at Prince Fearless at Riccarton.

NZ Open pressure and expectation no issue for Lydia Ko, she's just happy to be home

World No 1 Kiwi teen says "it will be fun" when quizzed on overwhelming favouritism for NZ Open at Clearwater.

Ryan Whiting smashes New Zealand shot put record in Christchurch

Double indoor world champion Ryan Whiting breaks record with throw of 21.03 metres in Christchurch.

Live Super Rugby: Chiefs vs Crusaders

Join us for live Super Rugby action right here on as the Chiefs host the Crusaders at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

Sydenham Swans rugby league club selling headquarters

It's the end of era for Sydenham Rugby League Club as it sells off the headquarters it has occupied for over 40 years.

Moin Khan sent home to Pakistan after Christchurch casino visit

Moin Khan has been ordered home for visiting Christchurch Casino ahead of a World Cup match.

'Little Lydia' Bohyun Park earns more than just NZ Open entry after qualifying effort

Just 12-years-old, Bohyun Park will get to see her mother again after winning the NZ Open qualifying tournament.

NZ Open decision shows Lydia Ko places loyalty ahead of cash, says coach

Coach says world No 1's decision to support her home open shows how much playing in NZ means to her.

Canterbury jockey Chris Johnson handed four meeting suspension

Leading Canterbury jockey to miss four meetings after being suspended for careless riding at Otaki.

She's Insatiable hungry for work ahead of Auckland Cup assignment

Top South Island stayer in super shape for her Auckland Cup two mile assignment in seven days' time.

Ben Funnell joins list of crocked Crusaders ahead of Chiefs blockbuster

Crusaders hooker forced to sit alongside others who are either in doubt, or unavailable, for juicy match against Chiefs.

Scott Barrett calmed by Richie McCaw's sage advice ahead of Super Rugby debut

Crusaders management lodge 22-year-old in same room as old head prior to first Super Rugby match last weekend.

Rainbow stripes in the Frame

Cycling generic.

There isn't a better way to reaffirm your commitment to a sport than win the world championships at the first attempt.

Talented duo off to World Juniors

Two Christchurch athletes have been selected by Snowsports NZ for the World Junior Ski and Snowboarding Championships.

Linwood rugby buys into its youth side

Linwood Rugby Club has looked to bolster its young players after scrapping subscription fees to the club for the under-6 and under-8 grades.

Hutchinson fired up for national trials

Taking home two medals from the national rowing championships last week in Twizel, 17-year-old Lucy Hutchinson is ready to take the next step in her rowing career.

Big Shot contender Ryan Whiting backs up Tom Walsh's comments on Jacko Gill

World indoor champ fires shot at Tom Walsh's Kiwi rival Jacko Gill for snubbing Big Shot event in Christchurch.

Crusaders prop Owen Franks suspended for two weeks for hit against Highlanders

Crusaders prop gets two week ban for hitting Highlanders prop Josh Hohneck with forearm during match in Dunedin.

Tactix shooting import Mwai Kumwenda won't suffer from second season wobbles

Tactix shooting star has added new tricks to repertoire to combat increased attention from opposition defences.

Crusaders yet to make a decision on whether injured duo Dan Carter and Israel Dagg will play against the Chiefs

The clock is ticking for Dan Carter and Israel Dagg to be fit in time for Saturday's clash with the Chiefs.

Pakistan chief selector Moin Khan criticised for casino visit in Christchurch

Pakistan's World Cup campaign hits another snag amid reports Moin Khan went to casino before the loss to West Indies.

Ko-losssal crowd set for NZ Open as Kiwi world No 1 arrives in Christchurch

Ko-mania has hit Christchurch, with over 30,000 expected to pack out course to watch world No 1 at three-day NZ Open.

Kiwi golf star Lydia Ko gets "tatted up" to celebrate success that keeps on coming

Plenty changed for Kiwi golfing prodigy in 12 months since she was last in Christchurch for NZ Women's Open.

White Ferns' Twenty20 and one-day series with England women in the balance

Teams locked at 1-all in T20's with one game to play today, while NZ lead one-dayers 2-1 with two matches left.

Waimairi's Michal and Holly Matson win battle of the sisters against Elmwood

One sister combination pitted wits with another in the latest round of post-Xmas premier tennis champs.

Rejuvenated Crusaders playing waiting game with Israel Dagg on thigh injury

Initial feedback about Israel Dagg's injury positive, but coach keeping open mind on ABs availability for Chiefs match.

Impressive filly Rocker Band far more than a one-hit wonder

Mark Jones' decision to make late Nevele R series nomination for Rocker Band is starting to look like a wise one.

Classy pacer Mach's Gladiator digs in when it counts in Hororata Cup

Under pressure from favourite, star pacer finds another gear as gritty will secures victory in Hororata Cup.

Mixed results for Mainland Tactix in pre-season hitout against Steel and Pulse

Cashing in off own centre passes will be major focus for Mainland Tactix side as trans-Tasman league start looms.

Super Sunday draw hampers Kiwi glamour pacers Terror To Love and Adore Me

Luck not on Terror To Love and Adore Me's side ahead of Interdominion Pacing Championship final at Menangle.

Brad Mosen marches to NZ Midgetcar title at Ruapuna Speedway

Twice previously a runner-up, Aucklander a deserved winner of NZ Midgetcar Championship at Ruapuna.

Crusaders Mr Fix-it Colin Slade is a jack of all trades

Crusaders utility like a handyman who can dig into tool-belt, roll a cigarette and replace busted pipe all at the same time.
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