Kumar Sangakkara-inspired Sri Lanka set New Zealand target of 287 to win final ODI

NZ require highest ever successful run chase in an ODI at Westpac Stadium to beat Sri Lanka.

Maria Sharapova thumps Ekaterina Makarova, through to Australian Open final

World No 2 continues long-time domination of Russian countrywoman to book berth in Saturday's Australian Open final.

Daniel Barry takes over yellow jersey in New Zealand Cycle Classic

Christchurch rider Daniel Barry is the new tour leader after stage two of the New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Silver lining for Kiwis as Anzac Day test to be played at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium

Brisbane's premier sporting venue today selected to stage annual Anzac Test between Kiwis and Kangaroos.

Mosi Tatupu's family reveal former New England Patriots star died from CTE

Years of repetitive blows to the head to blame for former NFL star Mosi Tatupu's untimely death.

Live ball-by-ball: Black Caps vs Sri Lanka

Follow ball-by-ball as the Black Caps take on Sri Lanka in Wellington.

Challenge Wanaka wins 'most scenic' award

Challenge Wanaka has been named the world's most scenic race by a prominent triathlon industry group.

Cheeky Brendon McCullum letter asks bosses to excuse Black Caps fans from work

Cricket fans cheekily offered letter of consent from Black Caps skipper to get them off work for match in Wellington today.

Defending champions lay down markers at New Zealand track cycling championships

Defending champions lay down markers to their competition in national track cycling championships in Cambridge.

Live scorecard: Black Caps vs Sri Lanka - ODI 7

Live scorecard from the Black Caps' final ODI against Sri Lanka before the Cricket World Cup opener.

Stand-in New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson loses toss, Sri Lanka to bat first

Kane Williamson to captain NZ for ninth time in an ODI as the hosts bowl first in the series finale against Sri Lanka in Wellington.

Live stats: Black Caps vs Sri Lanka - ODI 7

Live graphs and statistics from the Black Caps vs Sri Lanka ODI in Wellington.

Live: Black Caps vs Sri Lanka - ODI 7

Black Caps take on Sri Lanka for the last time before the World Cup opener.

Lydia Ko fires four-under 68 to share sixth place at Coates Golf Championship

Kiwi golfer has clearly lost none of her game during the LPGA Tour's off-season, firing a four-under 68 at the Coates Golf Championship.

Lavinia Gould back in NZ women's sevens mix after serving doping ban

NZ sevens star shows "her true character", re-earning national honours after serving two year doping ban.

Dylan Hartley seeing psychologist for 'red mist moments'

NZ-born England hooker with a year's worth of bans seeks professional help to stop him seeing red.

New Zealand para-snowboarder Carl Murphy's 2015 season ended by knee injury

After getting a silver medal at the X Games in Aspen, para-snowboarder Carl Murphy has announced on social media that a knee injury has ended his 2015 season.

Black Caps 'serious contenders' at the Cricket World Cup

Southee spearhead makes Blacks Caps the team you don't want to play, former Indian and Proteas captains say.

Kiwi driver Simon Evans out to consolidate SuperTourers lead at Hampton Downs

A few tips from Kiwi ace Shane Van Gisbergen have Simon Evans finally eyeing his first NZ motor racing championship.

Australian golf great Kel Nagle dies, aged 94

British Open and seven-time NZ Open winner dies peacefully at a Sydney hospital, aged 94.

Neymar brace sends Barcelona into King's Cup semifinals after 3-2 win over Atletico

Neymar struck twice as Barcelona came from behind to seal a 3-2 victory over nine-man Atletico Madrid and reach the King's Cup semifinals.

Christian Eriksen double sends Tottenham Hotspur into League Cup final at Wembley

Christian Eriksen struck twice to seal a 3-2 aggregate win over Sheffield United and send Spurs into the League Cup final.

Incumbent Sepp Blatter faces serious challenge for FIFA presidency at last

Sepp Blatter.

Four men are optimistic of getting their names on the ballot paper to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency.

Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw tons break West Indies in final South Africa ODI

Proteas batsmen punish loose bowling, powering SA to 361, before Parnell knocks over Windies line-up.

West Bromwich Albion snap up Wigan's Callum McManaman for an undisclosed fee

West Brom have signed midfielder Callum McManaman from Wigan on a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Wasim Akram backs Mitchell Starc to lead Australia to World Cup glory

Pakistan cricket great believes Starc, not Johnson, the Mitchell teams need to be wary of at the World Cup.

Mali and Guinea face ultimate lottery after finishing dead level at African Nations Cup

Lots will be drawn to separate Mali and Guinea after they ended dead level in African Nations Cup Group D.

Steffon Armitage, Xavier Chiocci arrested in Toulon

European rugby 2014 player of the year questioned by police about assault committed at a boozy party.

Steven Adams: New Zealand basketball star picked for NBA's Rising Stars game again

The accolades keep rolling in for New Zealand basketball star Steven Adams with the Oklahoma City Thunder centre selected for the NBA's annual Rising Stars Challenge.

Japan Golf Tour players strengthen field at The Hills for New Zealand Open in March

The New Zealand Open has been boosted by both the number and quality of Japan Golf Tour players who are headed to The Hills in March.

Tevita Li discharged without conviction for drink driving offence

Caught drink driving, Blues player with All Blacks potential has learnt his lesson, judge says.

Wales' Gareth Bale 'happy' at Real Madrid, rules out a move to Manchester United

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says he is happy at the Bernabeu and has no intention of moving to Manchester United.

Scotland can unite as band of brothers - coach

A Kiwi in their midst, but a tight-knit squad united around sibling locks a strength of Scotland.

Sonny Bill Williams and Anthony Mundine slug it out ahead of Chauncy Welliver fight

It is a fight many sports fans would love to see but only a select few were on hand as Sonny Bill Williams and Anthony Mundine went toe to toe for nine rounds.

Arsenal end Winston Reid speculation by signing Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

Winston Reid’s immediate links to Arsenal look to be over with the Gunners signing Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal.

Time to oust Sepp Blatter and modernise FIFA, says Dutch FA's Michael Van Praag

Dutch FA boss names six countries who are backing his campaign for the FIFA presidency.

Nick Kyrgios: I don't know if I'll ever grow up

Australia teen sportsman opens up over the pressure and expectation he feels as a rising tennis star.

Brett Lee misses miracle moment in Big Bash final

On the last ball of his cricket career, fast bowler has chance at a hat-trick and to force a super over.

Warwick Lahmert named in England Wellington sevens squad

Ex-NZ player's naming in England Wellington sevens squad first step towards a ticket to Rio 2016.

Uini Atonio to make Six Nations debut for France

Unofficially the biggest man to pull on a French rugby jersey makes cut for a Six Nations debut.

Nick Kyrgios hurting but happy with Australian Open effort

The heat is on: Nick Kyrgios during his quarter-final against Andy Murray.

Weary 19-year-old expresses pride in his efforts at the Australian Open saying it's been a "roller-coaster" ride.

Hectic off-season for All Black Liam Messam with several balls in the air

While taking his Christmas break, All Blacks loosie has been busy organising inaugural Messam Indigenous Sevens tournament.

Ailing Sri Lankan cricketers limping to finish line of pre-World Cup tour

Little going right for touring Sri Lanka, with the latest hurt a sickening blow to the manager's ribs.

NRL season launch invitation confirms Shaun Johnson's arrival as genuine star

Superstar status confirmed as Warriors playmaker to be face of season launch alongside Rabbitohs' Greg Inglis.

Warren Gatland: Wales focusing on themselves, not England injuries

Wales coach Warren Gatland is not paying too much attention to England's injury crisis.

Cristiano Ronaldo to miss two matches after red card

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for kicking out at an opponent.

Jose Mourinho slapped with fine by FA for referee comments

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £25,000 after claiming there was a "campaign" against his team.

New Six Nations trophy gives belated nod to Italy

The winners of this year's Six Nations championship on March 21 will hoist a new six-sided trophy.

Struggling Newcastle Jets let go of five players

Owner Nathan Tinkler says a desire to change the culture at Newcastle Jets is behind the A-League club's decision to sack five players.

Luis Figo seeking support for Fifa president bid

Luis Figo wants to stand for the FIFA presidency, revealing his plans one day before nominations close.
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