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Lions tour: Kiwis are worried and All Blacks are on edge, say All Black greats

All Black greats reveal concerns and fears felt by Kiwis and All Blacks ahead of the Lions series.

Youngsters' basketball skills amaze

They've got game and they're only three and five years old.

Lions tour: Referee Joel Jutge admits Umaga or Mealamu should have seen red for spear tackle on Brian O'Driscoll

Ref reveals regret at not sending off an All Black for that 2005 spear tackle on Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll.

Sir Russell Coutts braces for defeat: Clean sweeps are nothing new in the America's Cup

Oracle boss appears resigned to losing America's Cup, talking up Team NZ's superior foils and crew work.

Lions tour: All Blacks muscle up for a trial of style against the masters of suffocation

Opening test shapes as a monumental battle of two distinct styles.

Lions tour: No more talking, we're two anthems and a haka from business time

OPINION: This is going to be sensational, inspirational, celebrational, writes Kevin Norquay.

Jarryd Hayne inspires Gold Coast Titans to win over Wests Tigers

Two days after a State of Origin letdown, NRL superstar shows his class in a battle of cellar dwellers.

Issac Luke injury sours Warriors' win over Bulldogs

Early signs promising for Warriors hooker after shoulder injury in win over Bulldogs.

Recap: Wests Tigers v Gold Coast Titans - NRL Round 16

Fresh from Origin disappointment, Jarryd Hayne inspires Titans to win over Tigers

Thompson family trio bridge generation gap on rugby field for Riverton club

Grandad plays in the loose forwards, his son's at halfback and grandson is in the outside backs.

Kelly Tarlton's penguins predict All Blacks, Lions winner

Spoiler alert: These penguins, proud in their AB colours, may have been biased ahead of the Lions game.

Johnathan Thurston feared long-term health damage of playing in farewell

Queensland's Origin win comes at huge cost with Maroons legend's representative career over.

Wales come from behind to take narrow win over Samoa

Wales leave it late to beat their bogey team.

Lions tour: Fit and fired-up Kieran Read says: 'We expect to win, and NZ does too'

"We love winning." ABs captain embraces the pressure of a huge clash against the Lions.

Play-by-play: NZ Warriors v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs - NRL Round 16

The Warriors' clash with the Bulldogs a play-at-a-time at Mt Smart Stadium.

Recap: New Zealand Warriors v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs - NRL Round 16

Warriors celebrate victory over the Bulldogs at Mt Smart Stadium.

'Look at those legs' comment at awards ceremony draws indignation

Retired hockey veteran shocks with his comment on his awards co-presenter's legs.

Lions tour: To a man, Lions confident of breaking All Blacks' formidable Eden Park record

To a man, the Lions are confident about breaking All Blacks' formidable 23-year unbeaten record at Eden Park.

Cricket Australia issues revised pay offer to players in bid to break impasse

First movement in pay dispute as Cricket Australia tables increased offer a week before player contracts expire.

Lions tour: Rugby Round Table and key match-ups for first All Blacks v Lions test

Key match-ups identified and tactics dissected - here's what to expect when the ABs and Lions clash.

Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore confident about World Cup chances despite England's progression

Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore isn't concerned for his side despite England Rugby developing their women's side.

Kiwi guard Tai Webster goes undrafted in NBA draft

Tai Webster not among the 60 players picked.

Cathrine Tuivaiti reflects on how the Pulse got to their first netball playoff series

Not meddling in the affairs of others has really helped the Central Pulse this season.

Godolphin to face a stewards inquiry for failing to report strangles case

Power horse racing stable under investigation for failing to report a case of strangles.

White Ferns can be giantkillers in biggest Women's World Cup yet: 'I still think we can go under the radar'

Australia, England the teams for White Ferns to beat, but captain confident they can be a World Cup force.

Lions tour: Five likely Lions tactics and what the All Blacks need to do to overcome them

The Lions' tactics from the tour so far and how the All Blacks can overcome them.

Lop-sided results undermine first year of national netball premiership

 New competition unearths some exciting young talent, but too many one-sided games a concern.

Torcedor runs well at Royal Ascot for Kiwi owners

Kiwi-owned Torcedor runs well at Royal Ascot.

The beginner's guide to scrummaging skulduggery

Will scrum penalties decide the outcome of this upcoming Lions series?

Star Canterbury Wildcats centre Ashley Gayle to miss derby against Otago Goldrush with concussion

Concussion has knocked Canterbury Wildcats centre Ashley Gayle out of Saturday's southern derby.

Kiwi boat builder helping Oracle's America's Cup effort

If Oracle turn it round to beat Team NZ, it could be thanks in part to a boat builder from Nelson.

Confederations Cup: All Whites playing to win against Portugal - captain Chris Wood

NZ ready to take on Ronaldo and European champions Portugal, captain Chris Wood says.

Australian prop Guy Millar feels for good mates as Super Rugby cull not yet solved

"They are struggling with simple things like not being able to sign rental agreements.''

Lions tour: Shock axing of Julian Savea raises questions

OPINION: 'The Bus' could be left stranded on 53 tests after being replaced by 20-year-old Rieko Ioane, writes Richard Knowler.

If anyone can, it's Jimmy Spithill - Oracle training partner warns

Write-off Oracle's master motivator at your peril, training partner warns of Jimmy Spithill.

One and done for Northern Stars coach Julie Hoornweg

Australian coach lasts just one season with new netball franchise.

Black Sticks women must improve attack to gain World Cup qualification: coach Mark Hager

NZ women need more goals to qualify for next year's Hockey World Cup.

Lions tour: Tour Diary

Not mission impossible, two former league giants clash once more and can Rieko Ioane hurt the Lions again?

Peter Burling a star in the Team NZ design room as well as on the water

He's a magician on the wheel of Team NZ's cat, but he's proving a star in another key area too.

Former Western Force prop Guy Millar enjoying New Zealand rugby lesson

Stags prop Guy Millar has hardly been spotted on the field for the Highlanders this season but he says he's learning plenty.

Sam Logan scratching her head over underperforming Ngatira Gold

Trainer hoping her underperforming hurdler can return to form at Te Aroha on Sunday.

The Hurricanes will counter the Lions' lineout noise with hand signals

The Hurricanes are set to give the Lions the lineout silent treatment.

Chat recap: Mark Reason on the All Blacks v Lions first test

Have the Lions done enough to earn the respect of the ABs? Discuss with Stuff rugby writer Mark Reason.

Canterbury Red Devils must win home matches to keep up with competition

Canterbury have had only one win in six matches and hope to change their luck at home this weekend.

Lions tour: Gavin Henson on Rico Gear hit in 2005: "I've had enough, I want to go off"

Gavin Henson turned to his Lions team-mate and said: "I've had enough" after being smashed by Rico Gear.

Doug Bracewell loses NZ Cricket contract as Raval, Broom, de Grandhomme elevated to top-21

Raval, Broom and de Grandhomme in; Bracewell, Craig and the retired Ronchi out of NZ Cricket's top-21.

Danny Lee makes solid start to Travelers Championship

Kiwi golfer fires a two-under first round at the Travelers Championship.

Lions tour: How Graham Henry would hit the Lions if still All Blacks coach

Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry reveals how he'd tame the Lions if still in charge.

Italy's Luna Rossa boss arrives in Bermuda to cheer on Team NZ in America's Cup final

Powerful Luna Rossa boss arrives in Bermuda - is he there to sign on as challenger of record if Kiwis win?
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