Historic medal achievement for Chch gymnast Sullivan

Christchurch's Charlotte Sullivan claimed a first World Cup medal for New Zealand in Portugal on Monday morning, placing third in the balance beam.

Christchurch gymnast Charlotte Sullivan achieves historic World Cup medal for New Zealand at event in Portugal.

Deans linked to Leinster

Former Wallabies and Crusaders coach Robbie Deans is currently contracted to Japanese club Panasonic Wild Knights but is in Ireland to coach the Barbarians.

Former Wallabies and Crusaders coach listed at short odds to fill vacancy at Irish club.

Blackadder vows to fight

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder.

Crusaders coach won’t surrender his job or hoist the white flag despite needing a mathematical miracle.

Aiken slots 52 goals in Firebirds' win over Tactix

Romelda Aiken slotted 52 goals in the Queensland Firebirds' 68-43 win over the Mainland Tactix in Blenheim.

Firebirds' shooting star racks up avalanche of goals as hosts the Mainland Tactix are crushed 68-43 in Blenheim.

Concussion adds further to Kieran Read's pain

Kieran Read also sat out several matches last season while recovering from concussion.

Crusaders and All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read is likely to miss the Hurricanes match in Nelson because of concussion suffered in loss to Waratahs.

Top of the table tussles end in stalemates

Cashmere Technical's Oscar Evans scored two goals to help the Mainland premier league champions to a 3-3 draw with Nelson Suburbs in Nelson.

Both top of the table games ended in action-packed stalemates in the Mainland premier league competitions.

4th quarter comeback propels Hawks to win

Suleiman Braimoh (pictured shooting) top scored for the Bay Hawks in their 84-75 win against the Canterbury Rams in Christchurch on Sunday.

Canterbury Rams' NBL top four aspirations suffer major dent in a 84-75 loss to Hawke's Bay on Sunday.

Bird, Blair play vital roles as Lincoln win

Crusaders lock Dominic Bird, pictured playing for Canterbury against Southland last season, led Lincoln University to an important victory in his 50th club game last Saturday.

Crusaders past and present played pivotal roles in league leaders Lincoln University's emphatic win over their student rivals from the University of Canterbury.

Crusaders' Sydney deja vu video

Crusaders captain Kieran Read has lamented the similarities between Saturday night's loss to the Waratahs and the 2014 Super Rugby grand final defeat to them, also in Sydney.

Captain Kieran Read's mind turns to last year's final as the Waratahs first-five again ruins the red-and-blacks' party.

Crusaders hit 14-year low video

Taqele Naiyaravoro of the Waratahs is stopped in his tracks by Ryan Crotty at ANZ Stadium.

Rugby side sink to their worst finish since 2001, all but failing to make the playoffs for just the fourth time in their coveted history.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon shines in Rally of Portugal

Kiwi Hayden Paddon sits eighth after the opening day of Rally Portugal.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon sits eighth after the opening day of Rally Portugal.

Hagley Oval costs three times original estimate

New Zealand hosted the Cricket World Cup opener against Sri Lanka before a full house at Hagley Oval.

The cost for the entire redevelopment of Hagley Oval ended up being $4.5m – three times the initial funding allocation.

Star pacer Dalton Bromac out of Harness Jewels

Brendon Hill is gutted that Dalton Bromac and Ricky May will not take their place in the Jewels.

Glenn Scott could be set for an achievement any hobby trainer would dream of but he is in no mood for celebration.

Matt Cameron increases lead in riding premiership

Matthew Cameron rode two winners at Oamaru on Friday to extend his lead in the national jockey's premiership to four.

Matt Cameron's trek down to Oamaru from the north has proven to be a profitable one.

Dan Carter ponders career for American audience

All Blacks first five-eighth Dan Carter has opened up about his career on an American sports website.

All Black test centurion Dan Carter has emulated a host of American sports stars in utilising a platform for athletes to reflect on their professional careers, in their own words.

Groundsman never told about Hagley Oval development

Former Hagley Oval groundsman Tom O'Carroll is unhappy about the way he was treated.

Hagley Park groundsman Tom O’Carroll claims he was kept in the dark by employers.

Christchurch pupil to take pitch at FIFA U20 final

Jack Glassenbury will accompany mascot Wooliam onto the pitch at half-time at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup final on June 20. The tournament is the second-biggest football event in the world.

Jack Glassenbury will attend the Fifa Under-20 World Cup final in Auckland, and take to the pitch at half-time.

Football world cup brings publicity drive

The Fifa under-20 Football World Cup kicks off in New Zealand on May 30.

Christchurch will soon be part of one of the biggest football tournaments in the world but the city is having to get creative to benefit from the event.

It's do or die time for the Crusaders in Sydney

A disappointed Kieran Read walks off ANZ Stadium as the Waratahs' celebrate their win in last year's Super Rugby grand final.

Undesirable memories will surely seep into the Crusaders players' minds as they settle into their changing shed at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Fijian behemoths prepare for a super-sized clash

Nemani Nadolo and Taqele Naiyaravoro were both born in Fiji but have never played in the national side together.

The sight of Fijian titans colliding may make even most battle-hardened veterans flinch on Saturday.

Canterbury Rams look to build on impressive win

Star Rams import Mickell Gladness looks to pass the ball.

With the NBL season winding down, the Canterbury Rams need to deliver their best.

Hagley Oval risks becoming a white elephant

Former Hagley Oval groundsman Tom O'Carroll fears the new ground will become a costly white elephant for ratepayers.

Former Hagley Oval groundsman Tom O'Carroll says the new ground is too expensive and in the wrong place.

Penrith Panthers poised to play in Christchurch

Lewis Brown, pictured fending off a Sharks defender, could be playing for the Panthers in Christchurch.

NRL side Penrith Panthers could forge a long-term association with Canterbury.

Avoiding winless season spurs Tactix on

Hayley Saunders is a new face on the Tactix netball team for the upcoming season.

The Mainland Tactix are determined to cause an upset in the final fortnight of the season.

Live Super Rugby: NSW Waratahs vs Crusaders

Veteran warrior Richie McCaw will start for the Crusaders in Sydney.

Join us for Super Rugby action as the Crusaders travel to Sydney to face the Waratahs.

Don't count out Messini in Jewels - Mark Purdon

Mark Purdon confirms Willow and Dream About Me heading to workouts in Ashburton on Saturday.

Mark Purdon has a warning for anyone wanting to write off Messini's Harness Jewels chances.

Crusader Crockett on cusp of Super Rugby record

Crusaders loosehead prop Wyatt Crockett, pictured at Christchurch airport on Thursday.

Wyatt Crockett is happy to let the dust settle on his carpentry tools after his rugby career ends.

Foster backs coach's concern about umpiring consistency

Tactix coach Sue Hawkins has been issued a reprimand.

Former Silver Fern Marg Foster has applauded Tactix coach Sue Hawkins for publicly expressing her dismay at umpiring calls.

McCaw to start for Crusaders, Ellis benched

Richie McCaw will return to the Crusaders' starting lineup against the Waratahs.

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw back in Crusaders' starting lineup for Waratahs clash.

Crusaders' foray in US market no gamble - Riach

Richie McCaw won't be asked to play for the Crusaders in New Orleans due to All Black duties.

Crusaders won’t damage their reputation by sending a second-string side to play Saracens in New Orleans, franchise boss says.

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