Phil Gifford: England rugby in the spotlight as critics round on Stuart Lancaster

OPINION: OPINION: Phil Gifford looks at how England's World Cup shock has booted football off the back pages.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen heaps pressure on his position with controversial tactics

OPINION: All Blacks coach has boxed himself into a corner from which they may be no escape.

V8 Supercars title within touching distance of Mark Winterbottom

The Australian driver is ready to take the V8 Supercars title that has long eluded him.

Toby Robson and Liam Napier preview All Blacks vs Tonga at the Rugby World Cup

OPINION: All Blacks need to cast aside their scratchy performances ahead of the RWC knockouts.

Ireland stun Germany 1-0 to throw Euro 2016 Group D wide open

Football world champion Germany have suffered a 1-0 defeat in Euro 2016 qualifying.

St George Illawarra Dragons proud of Russell Packer as they chase NRL clearance

Quest for NRL clearance for controversial Kiwi prop continues as club talks up his personal development away from the field.

Matthew Fitzpatrick conjures a magical 64 at British Masters

Woburn wizardry on show at British Masters as young gun hits sizzling form on the Marquess Course.

David Nyika beaten in opening fight at AIBA World Boxing Championships

The world's fourth-ranked boxer has ended David Nyika's world championships in Doha.

Former All Blacks Piri Weepu and Luke McAlister refused release for Jerry Collins tribute match

Piri Weepu and Luke McAlister forced to watch tribute match from the sidelines.

All Blacks in awe of Newcastle's St James' Park on eve of final pool match

All Blacks arrive in Newcastle and immediately impressed by iconic football stadium.

Dan's nan Pam is his number one fan

Every time Dan Carter lines up a crucial kick, one All Blacks fan says a special string of words in support.

Juergen Klopp takes over as new Liverpool manager

German coach will take charge of Liverpool later his month.

Sonny Bill Williams reveals his latest ball-carrying trick - 13 balls at a time

All Blacks star delivers when it counts as an adoring crowd of 5000 spur him on in a team challenge.

Wallabies holding nothing back against Wales, says veteran Matt Giteau

Swan dive to rub salt in England's wounds wasn't 'the smartest thing', Aussie star admits.

Pacific Islanders have been 'tainted' at Rugby World Cup: Samoa coach

Island nations were targeted and warned by rugby authorities over ill-discipline.

Tonga confident of recording major Rugby World Cup upset against the All Blacks

Tonga plans to replicate 2011 Rugby World Cup feats by catching the All Blacks "cold".

Bathurst driver David Reynolds fined for 'disgraceful' comment about women's car

V8 Supercars driver fined $27,000 after his "disgraceful" joke about an all-female team went wrong.

Zinzan Brooke: 'Fragile' England should retain coach Stuart Lancaster

RWC elimination another example of "paper-thin England crumbling under pressure", ABs great says.

Danny Cipriani: I'm cool with Mike Catt, despite England Rugby World Cup spat

First-five has a "good working relationship" with England's back coach, despite their bust-up.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Gareth Anscombe gets start as Wales make six changes

Kiwi-Welsh's RWC dream comes true as injury-ravaged Wales call him up for pool-decider vs Australia.

Kiwi Fabian Coulthard sets new lap record at Bathurst

New Zealand’s Fabian Coulthard rewrote the record books at Bathurst on Thursday.

Lydia Ko six shots off pace after opening round in Malaysia

New Zealand's world No 2 hits even-par 71 in Kuala Lumpur as LPGA Tour starts Asian swing.

Lionel Messi to stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud

Lionel Messi and his father will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud.

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini suspended from football by Fifa's ethics body

Leadership of the world's most popular sport decapitated as corruption scandal widens.

Rugby World Cup 2015: John Hardie, Sean Maitland to start for Scotland

Kilted Kiwis John Hardie and Sean Maitland will start for Scotland in their final RWC Pool B match against Samoa.

Uruguay halfback Agustin Ormaechea cleared to play against England

Halfback Agustin Ormaechea has been cleared to play in Uruguay's final RWC Pool A match against England.

Rugby World Cup 2015: South African prop Frans Malherbe cleared of biting

South Africa prop Frans Malherbe has been cleared of any wrongdoing after allegations he bit an opponent.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Sean McMahon, Drew Mitchell named to face Wales

The Wallabies will unleash tenacious flanker Sean McMahon on an injury-ravaged Wales, looking to top Pool A.

Ford driver David Reynolds apologises for 'pussywagon' V8 comment

David Reynolds has apologised after being fined A$25,000 for making an offensive remark towards an all-female team.

Brisbane Roar defeat Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1 in A-League opener

Brisbane Roar have kicked their A-League campaign off in style, steamrolling the Western Sydney Wanderers.

New Zealand win men's team sprint at Oceania Track Cycling Championships

New Zealand have won the elite men's team sprint at the Oceania Track Cycling Championships.

Kiwi driver Fabian Coulthard fancies his chances for Bathurst 1000

NZ's Fabian Coulthard believes he could be the dark horse to take out this year’s Bathurst 1000.

Right wing spot up for grabs as All Blacks polish pool plan in Newcastle

One piece of the selection jigsaw remains as the All Blacks put the final touches on their World Cup pool plan.

Tasman earn shot at home NPC semifinal with win over Taranaki

Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.

Black Caps batsmen in the pink with new ball as bowlers toil in Hamilton

The pink ball didn't trouble the New Zealand batsmen greatly in Hamilton.

New Zealand women's under-20 football team qualify for World Cup

Samoa and Vanuatu draw gifts World Cup qualification to NZ women's under-20 footballers.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wales are ready to break their Wallabies jinx, says Shane Williams

Wales great Shane Williams says his nation is finally ready to break its Wallabies jinx at the World Cup.

Russian President Vladimir Putin 'scores' seven goals in celebrity ice hockey match

Russian president marks birthday with eyebrow-raising show of sporting excellence.

Lydia Ko off to slow start in quest for third straight LPGA Tour win

Rain and a few bad holes hamper Lydia Ko's attempt at winning a third successive Tour event.

Americans up 4-1 over Danny Lee and Internationals on day one at Presidents Cup

Internationals struggle early and late to go down 4-1 against powerful American team at the Presidents Cup.

Rugby World Cup minnows are slowly gaining ground on top nations

The data that proves the minnows have narrowed the gap at this year's Rugby World Cup.

Robbie Deans fends off speculation surrounding England head coach job

Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans not interested in replacing Stuart Lancaster as England coach

Waikato embracing underdog tag for Ranfurly Shield challenge in Napier

The Mooloos have the chance to salvage a below-par season by getting their hands on the Log o' Wood.

Chris Cairns perjury trial: What the witnesses will say

You could put together a solid NZ side from the witness list for the Chris Cairns perjury trial in London.

Ford's Chaz Mostert tops timesheets ahead of Bathurst 1000

More lap records are set to fall at Bathurst judging by Chaz Mostert's speed.

Papua New Guinea to co-host Rugby League World Cup with Australia, New Zealand

Papua New Guinea awarded 2017 co-hosting rights with Australia and NZ for league showpiece.

Kiwis have lacked focus in past rugby league tours, says new co-captain Adam Blair

Adam Blair says it's time for the Kiwis to switch on when they tour England.

Channel Nine won't drop Andrew Johns, despite NRL Immortal's latest indiscretions

Andrew Johns allegedly drunkenly propositioning a woman at a Queensland airport won't affect his job.

Merry brings up 100 hockey caps to a sell out crowd in Christchurch

Olivia Merry will receive her 100th Black Sticks cap in front of a sold out crowd in her home town of Christchurch as New Zealand look to seal the series against Argentina on Friday.
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