Kiwi Michael Venus lands second doubles title of year in Montpellier

Kiwi doubles specialist continues his good run of form at the Montpellier stop on the ATP tour.

Five matchups that will define Super Bowl 50

It's a team game but there is the opportunity for players to shine on the big stage.

Ireland, Wales play out Six Nations draw

Ireland and Wales were unable to be separated in their Six Nations opener.

Arsenal back in English Premier League title race with win at Bournemouth

Easy 2-0 win puts Gunners level on points with second-placed Tottenham, with EPL victory in their sights.

Danny Willett keeps his nerve to win Dubai Desert Classic

One-stroke victory under pressure "that little bit extra special", says Britain's Danny Willett says.

Ex-Leicester City manager Martin O'Neill picking greatest EPL upset since 1978

Ex-manager backs Leicester City to pull off the greatest English Premier League upset since Nottingham Forest in 1978.

With win over Levante, Barcelona ties all-time club record of 28 games without loss

An injury-time kick by Luis Suarez, and an own goal by Levante defender David Navarro, seal Barcelona's 28th straight win.

ICC suspends Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah for three months for positive test

ICC slaps leg spinner with three-month ban after testing positive for banned substance ahead of New Zealand tour.

Football Federation Australia threatens Western Sydney Wanderers fans over flares

Football Federation Australia threatens to ban "troublemakers" after flares ruined stadium seats and forced play to be stopped.

NZ seal the icing on the cake after overcoming Australia for pavlova rights

Beating Australia to claim Sydney Sevens title was a piece of cake for triumphant Kiwis.

Rieko Ioane scores after final hooter as New Zealand claim Sydney Sevens glory

Rieko Ioane seals hat-trick after hooter to help New Zealand win thrilling final 27-24 against Australia.

Nines goers loving the Warriors - but dressing up is even better

The Warriors were just one win away from Nines glory - but the fans at Eden Park enjoyed the ride.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga calls for Auckland Nines to become international

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga sees Auckland event as a potential international drawcard.

Warriors' Konrad Hurrell blames own running technique for Jake Trbojevic injury

Warriors centre blames his running technique for inflicting nasty injury on Jake Trbojevic.

Valiant Warriors go down to Parramatta Eels in Auckland Nines final

Date with Nines destiny shattered but coach Andrew McFadden left proud of weekend's efforts.

Canterbury United close to clinching playoffs berth after 'million dollar goal'

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

Steven Adams and OKC push GS Warriors but go down in NBA thriller

But it's a case of close but no cigar for Kiwi NBA star as OKC fall short against Golden State.

Kiwi golfer Michael Long wins Victorian Open in thrilling playoff hole

Kiwi golfer makes miraculous approach shot from deep rough to set up third triumph on PGA Tour of Australasia.

NZ Breakers defeat Cairns Taipans to move to fourth on ANBL standings

The defending champion Breakers may now fancy their chances of retaining their crown.

Perth Glory inflict another A-League defeat upon the Phoenix

Ernie Merrick's 'nice guys' go down to a single goal as Perth take all the glory in Wellington.

Twin tons put Northern Knights in box seat against Central Stags

ND are on top of CD with one day to go in their Plunket Shield game.

Injury scare for Mitchell Santner increases pressure before series decider

Ish Sodhi has been called in as cover for Black Caps allrounder Mitchell Santner who has a sore right foot.

Centuries from Bharat Popli and Daryl Mitchell put ND on top of CD in Shield

The Northern Knights have a good shot at their first Plunket Shield win of the season.

South Canterbury dominate nationals on home track

Timaru impressive speed skater Nicole Begg kept her unbeaten 12-year-old record intact at the New Zealand Bank Track Championships.

Black Caps spinner Mitchell Santner in doubt for third ODI against Australia

Ish Sodhi had been called into the Black Caps squad after Mitchell Santner hurt his foot.

Manly coach labels Nines dangerous after counting cost of his walking wounded

Manly coach Trent Barrett hits out over casualty list and says the NRL is putting players' welfare at risk.

Farm Jam draws international spotlight to Central Southland farm

An international spotlight hovered over a Central Southland sheep farm on Saturday.

NZ White Sox suffer six losses in Sydney international softball tournament

The New Zealand White Sox women's softball won one game but lost five in an international tournament in Sydney.

Norris has one hand on Toyota Racing Series title

Pint sized, 16-year-old English teenager Lando Norris, has his sights set on the Toyota Racing Series, which finishes with the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild next weekend, after winning the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy at Taupo on Sunday.

Hong Kong cricketer Ryan Campbell takes different career path to Brendon McCullum

They debuted in the same ODI, but the careers of Brendon McCullum and Ryan Campbell couldn't have been more different.

Adam Milne's 'Vettori-like' catch enters the Black Caps' hall of fame

Where does Adam Milne's catch stack up among the Black Caps' best? We have it right up there.

Crusaders hail rookies after big win over 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.

Team Wellington march on while Phoenix Reserves stumble again

Despite missing two penalties, Team Wellington still proved too good for Southern United.

Rookie Australian legspinner Adam Zampa pushes his case for Twenty20 inclusion

Young Australian legspinner is an outside chance for a T20 call-up after impressing in his ODI debut.

Nick Willis to battle Australian ace Ryan Gregson in Christchurch Street Mile

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

Joseph Romanos: Buller's Hawke Cup triumph as heartwarming as sports stories come

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

Danny Lee leads big names on record-setting day at Phoenix Open

Danny Lee in stellar form at Phoenix Open, leading Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama by three shots.

World Rugby says result will stand after New Zealand field eight players in Sydney

World Rugby won't rewrite history, but might take action, after NZ's extra man play in extra time.

Mountain biking legend Kelly McGarry to be farewelled in Nelson

Friends and fans are invited to farewell mountain biking legend in Wakefield on Monday.

Kiwis should play Kangaroos in NZ says Aussie league boss

There should be home and away Trans Tasman tests according to Australian league chairman.

Bike polo world champs decided in extra time in Timaru

The defending champions went down to a golden goal at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships in Timaru.

Black Caps baffled by Martin Guptill's Indian Premier League auction snub

If Kane Williamson was an IPL owner, he would have purchased the mystifyingly unwanted Martin Guptill.

Lydia Ko finishes tied for third at LPGA's Coates Championship

Lydia Ko finishes tied for third at LPGA's Coates Championship.

Shock snub for Martin Guptill in IPL auction as Shane Watson tops prices

NZ's big hitting opener surprisingly failed to attract any attention in the IPL auction.

Joe Wheeler leads post-match tribute to Highlanders back Richard Buckman

Highlanders lock Joe Wheeler has paid tribute to the injured Richard Buckman through song.

Streaker not fazed by cold during New Zealand Warriors' Nines match

Cold couldn't stop him, rain couldn't stop him. Security did, but not on the first go.

Jamie Vardy signs new contract with Leicester to 2019

He's the goal machine who has helped transform Leicester into EPL title contenders - now Jamie Vardy agrees a new deal with the club.

Dumped Queensland Origin players still eligible for Australian Kangaroos selection

The 'Hateful Eight' Queensland Origin stars were banned after a boozy training camp.

Eddie Jones' England beat Scotland in scrappy Six Nations match

It wasn't pretty but England proved too strong for Scotland in their Six Nations opener.

Leicester stun, Spurs move into second, Liverpool held

Leicester move five clear after beating Man City while Tottenham down Watford.
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