'Umpires got it right' video

Former test umpire Dave Quested says the officials followed correct protocol in giving Mitchell Marsh out in Monday's heated ODI at Seddon Park.

Former official Dave Quested says Aussies can have no complaints over Mitchell Marsh's controversial dismissal.

Crusaders ring the changes

Sam Whitelock, pictured scoring a memorable try against the Queensland Reds in Christchurch last year, will lead the Crusaders in their trial game against the Highlanders.

Eight adjustments made as Sam Whitelock leads the troops for trial game against the Highlanders.

Coast to Coast novices gearing up

Aranui High School students Bryce Adamson, 15, and Taitama Tukaki, 16, are nervous ahead of the Coast to Coast on Friday.

Two Aranui High students are trying to put their school on the sporting map for reasons other than rugby league and union.

Keeper in stitches after head knock

Coey Turipa makes a save for Canterbury United earlier in the season. He has six stitches after a cut to his head after a game in Hamilton.

Six stitches to a head wound means Canterbury United keeper Coey Turipa is in doubt for Sunday's top of the table game with champions Auckland City.

Saints got marching to T20 title

English import Dylan Budge scored a run-a-ball 25 before Tom Meyrick's damaging 39 gave St Albans an impregnable total to defend in the Christchurch club cricket T20 final with Rioccarton on Monday

St Albans defy Ben Rapson double to secure Christchurch premier club cricket T20 title

Seel The Deal is Addington bound

A large field of trotters begin race four at the Amberley Trotting Club’s annual meeting on the grass at Rangiora.

Promising pacer heading back to Addingtion

Canterbury beat champs but miss final

Amy Satterthwaite led Canterbury to a massive victory over Auckland but it was not enough to set up a rematch in next weekend's one-day final

Canterbury beat reigning champions Auckland but cannot make one-day final as Wellington squeeze into decider

Auckland dent Canterbury's title defence

Colin de Grandhomme guided Auckland to a five-wicket victory Plunket Shield victory over Canterbury at Hagley Oval on Monday with an unbeaten 106

Wellington, Auckland and the Northern Knights stroll to emphatic Plunket Shield victories

Riccarton ready to race

Racing will return to Riccarton on Saturday following recent work on the course proper.

Racing is headed back to Riccarton, after its newly sown surface takes hold.

Nick Willis wins street mile

Olympian Nick Willis is joined by children on his warm-down lap after winning the street mile race during an athletics event held in central Christchurch.

For just a few minutes, a group of Christchurch kids kept up with Olympian Nick Willis.

Gill gets Rio gig to join Walsh

Jacko Gill at the point of release.

New Zealand should have two shot putters in the Olympics men's field, with Jacko Gill set to join Tom Walsh.

Willis trains straight after Street Mile win

Nick Willis crosses the Kilmore St finish line to win the Christchurch Street Mile.

Nick Willis headed off to Hagley Park for another training run after winning the Christchurch Street Mile.

Walsh forced to pull out of Big Shot

Commonwealth Games shot put silver medallist Tom Walsh has hurt his hip and has pulled out of his Big Shot duel with Jacko Gill.

But an injured Tom Walsh expects to be fully fit for the world indoor shot put championships.

Carter meets Deans

Dan Carter catches up with his former Crusaders coach Robbie Deans at a gala dinner in Hong Kong.

Crusaders comrades Dan Carter and Robbie Deans have crossed paths again.

Ko a 'silent assassin' - coach

World No 1 Lydia Ko has been dubbed the ''silent assassin'' by her coach, David Leadbetter.

Lydia Ko's cool, calm, composed demeanour critical to her success.

Messenger delivers Dragons' golden goal

Brock Messenger on the ball against Waitakere United. The New Zealand under-20 defender scored a sensational long range injury time goal to give Canterbury United a 3-2 win over WaiBop United in Hamilton.

A "million dollar'' goal by Brock Messenger puts Canterbury United in the box seat for the national football playoffs.

Nuttall in fine nick in Canterbury clash

Canterbury quick Ed Nuttall continued his fine bowling form against Auckland with a five wicket haul in the first innings and two early wickets in the second innings.

Strike bowler Ed Nuttall struck with two early wickets to give Canterbury a fighting chance of toppling Auckland in their Plunket Shield clash at Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

WaiBop's playoff hopes gone

Sean Morris tries to win the ball for WaiBop United during their loss to Canterbury United on Sunday.

WaiBop United go down 3-2 to Canterbury United, conceding the winner in injury time.

Win tinged with sadness

John Morrison with his father, Chris after driving his first winner on Sunday.

John Morrison chalked up his first driving win at Sunday's Waikouaiti harness meeting.

Hunter Cup in the bag but Smolda no certainty for Miracle Mile

Mark Purdon and Smolda on their way to winning the Hunter Cup.

Hunter Cup winner not confirmed to start Miracle Mile

Hug The Wind going from grass to Group I company

Tim Williams will partner Hug The Wind in the Amberley Cup at Rangiora on Monday.

From the grass to Group Is for smart pacer

Crusaders hail rookies' win over Reds

Codie Taylor of the Crusaders is tackled during the Super Rugby pre-season match against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.

Nick Willis to battle Australian ace

Veteran New Zealand 1500m star Nick Willis will headline the elite men's Street Mile race in Christchurch on Monday.

Nick Willis and Canterbury star Angie Petty hail novelty factor of Monday’s Street Mile race in Christchurch.

Romanos: Buller's heartwarming story

The Buller Cricket team with the Hawke Cup at MainPower Oval in Rangiora after beating Canterbury Country. Buller captain Troy Scanlon holds the trophy.

OPINION: Has there ever been a story as heartwarming as Buller’s thrilling victory over Canterbury Country to win the Hawke Cup?

Junior Black Sox shine for Tigers

Thomas Makea, batting for the Black Sox, slammed an automatic home run for Papanui in a Canterbury competition win over PCU on Saturday.

Three Canterbury softball teens celebrated national selection with an important doubleheader win with the Papanui Tigers.

Jeffery grabs maiden cricket hat trick

Michael Slack completes a run for St Albans against Lancaster Park Woolston at Garrick Park.

Pace bowler Morgan Jeffery grabbed a hat-trick for Old Boys Collegians and Cam Hawkins struck a century for Marist Harewood.

Born again Smolda wins Hunter Cup

Smolda has given Mark Purdon his first win in the Hunter Cup.

Born again pacer caps comeback with Hunter Cup win

Pacing Major continues dominance

Bob Butt and the Paul Nairn trained Conon Bridge cruised to a two length victory in the Group III Hambletonian Classic.

Major future coming up for Sapling Stakes winner.

Johnston leads Canterbury fightback

Tom Latham produced a solid 65 runs with nine boundaries.

Tim Johnston's aggression started a late Canterbury resurgence at Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

Voges makes 149 as WA dominate

Adam Voges replicated his test form for Western Australia at Lincoln against New South Wales.

Adam Voges crafts 149 in offshore Sheffield Shield match at Lincoln to look primed for test series.

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