Wairarapa Bush host first provincial rugby match on artificial turf in Masterton

Wairarapa Bush hosted a first-class rugby match on an artificial turf for the first time on Saturday night in Masterton, losing 18-16 to North Otago.

Australian racing pays tribute to greatest trainer Bart Cummings

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings has been described as "a legend in every sense of the word".

Obituary: King of the Melbourne Cup Bart Cummings passes away, aged 87

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings' many triumphs beyond the Melbourne Cup were not without setbacks along the way.

Wellington give themselves qualified pass mark for easy 29-0 win over Northland

Encouraging signs weren't hard to find at Westpac Stadium, on Saturday night.

American John Daly taken to hospital after collapsing on golf course in Mississippi

American veteran John Daly taken by ambulance to a hospital after collapsing at a local tournament in Mississippi.

Nick Kyrgios admits he deserved suspended ban for lewd sledge of Stan Wawrinka

Australian tennis bad boy says he "wouldn't do it again" after being punished for sledge of Stan Wawrinka.

Japanese snowboarder Raibu Katayama claims first World Cup win in halfpipe

Raibu Katayama promised more wins this season after taking the first World Cup halfpipe gold at the Winter Games.

Danny Lee slips down leaderboard at The Barclays after one-over par round

Kiwi No 1 can't get going in the third round at The Barclays, carding three birdies and four bogeys.

Petra Kvitova overcomes Czech compatriot Lucie Safarova in Connecticut Open final

World No 5 uses a dominant serve to beat Lucie Safarova in their all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open.

Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante pulls pin on brief All Whites career

Australian-born defender stands down after just two years in the national squad.

James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale lift Real Madrid, Barcelona earn narrow win

James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale both score twice in 5-0 rout while Thomas Vermaelen lifts Barca to 1-0 win over Malaga.

Kiwi swimmer Gabrielle Fa’amausili successfully defends world champs title

Rising Kiwi star sets pool alight in 50m backstroke to defend her title at world junior championships in Singapore.

Lynch: Bart Cummings' Melbourne Cup winning feats will never be matched

OPINION: Nobody, surely, will match the Melbourne Cup winning feats of the greatest trainer Australia has ever produced.

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings dies aged 87

Australia's greatest ever racehorse trainer has died at the age of 87 in Sydney.

All Whites striker Chris Wood scores stunning winner for Leeds United at Derby

All Whites striker secures team's first Championship win of the season at rivals Derby County with stunning strike.

Jarryd Hayne to be overlooked for 49ers' NFL hitout against Denver Broncos

San Francisco 49ers coach hints veteran running backs Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter will start against Broncos.

Kevin Anderson beats Pierre-Hugues Herbert to win Winston-Salem Open title

Second seed uses his powerful serve to end unlikely run of qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the final of Winston-Salem Open.

John Stones is potential England captain, says Everton boss after Tottenham draw

Defender was an "immense influence" on Everton in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Tottenham despite constant media speculation over a transfer.

Cruel Rugby World Cup cut makes for some heartbroken All Blacks

Israel Dagg and Cory Jane could be the All Blacks' biggest World Cup selection casualties.

Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans in induced coma after crash in Spanish Vuelta race

Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans suffers concussion and facial fractures from a crash during an accident-ravaged eighth stage of Spanish Vuelta.

All Blacks' Rugby World Cup selection conundrums go down to the wire

Winger Waisake Naholo talents thought to have swayed national selectors for All Blacks World Cup spot.

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez takes British Grand Prix pole in record time

Honda's MotoGP world champion smashed his own lap record to take pole position for the British Grand Prix.

Oracle Team USA win twice, Team NZ pick up two thirds on opening day in Sweden

Kiwi team bags two thirds on opening day as America's Cup holders flex their muscles in Gothenburg.

'I'm excited!' Today's the day for All Blacks' hopes and fears

All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo could be set for a remarkable comeback with a spot in the RWC squad.

Israel Dagg to wait for life-changing phone call in All Blacks selection heartache

Israel Dagg only wants his wife around him when he receives the most important phone call of his career.

Manchester City maintain perfect start, Chelsea slump at home

Manchester City maintained their perfect EPL start as champions Chelsea suffered a shock home defeat.

Wales edge Ireland out in bruising World Cup warm-up

Wales hung on to beat Ireland 16-10 in an intense Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Dublin.

Scotland score six tries in pre-World Cup rout of Italy at Murrayfield

Scotland ran in six tries to overwhelm Italy 48-7 in a one-sided World Cup warm-up game at Murrayfield.

Usain Bolt, Jamaica claim relay gold as USA botch last handover

Jamaica's Usain Bolt secured a sweep of the sprint golds at an IAAF world championships for the third time.

Arsenal struggle to 1-0 victory over 10-man Newcastle United

Arsenal laboured to their second win of the season with a highly-charged 1-0 result against 10-man Newcastle United.

Cheteshwar Pujara holds firm for India against Sri Lanka

Cheteshwar Pujara recorded his seventh hundred and held India's innings together against inspired bowling.

'Superbrat' John McEnroe warns Australian Nick Kyrgios to lift his game

John McEnroe, tennis's original superbrat, has warned Nick Kyrgios he risks being "railroaded out of town".

Semi Radradra edges closer to Parramatta try-scoring record

Parramatta wing Semi Radradra needs one try in final-round clash to equal Eels season try-scoring record .

American Ashton Eaton breaks own decathlon world record

Olympic champion Ashton Eaton of the United States set a world record in the decathlon at the world athletics championships on Saturday (Sunday NZ Time).

Britain's Mo Farah burns up the Bird's Nest for golden triple double

Mo Farah stormed to victory in the 5000m to secure an unprecedented third successive distance double.

Melbourne Storm rebound by knocking off North Queensland Cowboys

Melbourne proved they're serious NRL finals contenders by knocking over competition heavyweights North Queensland.

Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor shine on second night of Auckland Darts Masters

Game's top heavyweights trade blows in round two of the Auckland Darts Masters.

Wellington Lions far too good for Northland in rain-soaked NPC clash

Wellington remain unbeaten in the national provincial championship after seeing off Northland 29-0.

Canterbury Bulldogs pip Newcastle Knights in thrilling NRL clash

Canterbury suffer injury woes in exciting 20-18 NRL win over Newcastle at Hunter Stadium.

Beauden Barrett driven Taranaki fall to Otago in rain-soaked NPC clash

Homecoming of Beauden Barrett was not enough to help Taranaki to first win of NPC season.

Cronulla Sharks beat Parramatta Eels to climb into NRL top four

A late try to Cronulla hooker Michael Ennis has sealed a 35-28 NRL victory over Parramatta.

Kawi far too good for opposition in Group I Makfi Stakes at Hastings

Allan Sharrock-trained horse storms away to win first Group I race of the season at Hastings.

West Coast upset Buller on big occasion in Heartland Championship

Coasters celebrate jubilee in style with upset win over Heartland neighbours.

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina does his bit, now it's up to the selectors

NZ prop Charlie Faumuina proves he’s fit enough to go to World Cup in hit out for Auckland.

New Zealand's Quentin Rew posts PB, Rio qualifier for 10th in 50k walk

Quentin Rew has ended his athletics world championships campaign in style, finishing 10th in the 50k walk.

Breakers import Charles Jackson happy to make it off struggle street

Fresh out of college and living outside the US for the first time, 22-year-old is ready to bang bodies with seasoned pros.

NZ Warriors' confidence at rock bottom, but coach sticking with Simon Mannering

Trying to find some confidence will be key for the Warriors against the Tigers on Sunday.

Strong, silent Nick Willis lets his actions talk ahead of world 1500m final

NZ's 1500m star has been saying plenty with his impressive passage to the 1500m final in Beijing.

Capital men start National Hockey League with big win over Central

The Capital Cobras men started the National Hockey League with a 5-0 win over the Central Mavericks.

Canterbury end Auckland's winning streak at Eden Park with NPC victory

Auckland’s four-year unbeaten run at Eden Park came to an end on Saturday with a 27-21 defeat to Canterbury.
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