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With Aaron Mauger on board, the Highlanders' next task is to appoint head coach

Former All Black Aaron Mauger has been named as the Highlanders' new assistant coach.

Black stick Nick Wilson on a break as he weighs up hockey future

Nick Wilson hasn't been sighted in the black shirt since the Rio Olympics.

Ponsonby get back on track with first win over Grammar TEC

After a disappointing start to the 2017 season, Ponsonby Rugby has bounced back.

Joseph Parker sweating on late arrival of new $10,000 boxing trunks and gown

Heavyweight gets stunning new kit from Anthony's Joshua's designer - but red tape delays its arrival.

Isaiah Thomas is anything but toothless in Celtics' win over Wizards

But Isaiah Thomas isn't fazed - he calmly picks up his tooth and helps Boston Celtics to victory.

Star Hurricanes Dane Coles and Nehe Milner-Skudder still not fit to play

Hurricanes captain Dane Coles remains a frustrated spectator with his torn calf muscle still not right.

So who is Brandon Smith - the potential Kiwis debutant who hasn't played NRL?

He hasn't played first grade NRL, but new Kiwi Brandon Smith has shown promise since age 3.

Anthony Joshua aims for 10 years on top after defeating Wladimir Klitschko

Heavyweight boxer fashions victory over Klitschko as the start of his legacy.

Kieran Foran insists Warriors contract extension remains an option: 'if I can make it work, I'll make it work'

The Bulldogs remain Kieran Foran's likely destination in 2018 but he insists Warriors fans shouldn't give up hope.

Elijah Taylor gets Kiwis test callup after injury fells Melbourne Storm giant Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Career revival continues for Elijah Taylor after horror year off the field.

How will Eric Murray's retirement impact Rowing New Zealand's future?

NZ rowing may have to focus more on big boats in the wake of Eric Murray's retirement.

Methven player sent off for allegedly abusing referee

A Canterbury rugby match was called off early after a Methven player allegedly abused the referee.

Roston Chase saves West Indies blushes on day one of second Pakistan test

Windies No 5 bats his side out of trouble with an undefeated ton on day one of the second Pakistan test.

NZ Warriors: My faith is running out

It's just a matter of faith, right? Well, maybe this time faith just isn't enough.

Aussie Joe Ingles plays key role as Utah Jazz eliminate LA Clippers in NBA playoffs

Aussie pair help Utah advance to a second-round NBA playoff matchup against the Golden State Warriors.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read thumbs up post-op

All Blacks captain faces a race against the clock to be fit in time for the Lions tour.

Kiwi Laser sailor Sam Meech ninth at World Cup in France

Kiwi Olympic bronze medalist rues inconsistency in first major Laser racing since Rio.

Hamish Bond 'forever in awe' of retiring Olympic champion team-mate Eric Murray

Olympic champion speaks proudly of his retiring team-mate saying he always had his back.

Hughie Fury's boss slams injury 'conspiracy theories' and confident of new date to fight Joseph Parker

British boxing promoter hits out at injury talk and is confident of new date to fight Joseph Parker.

Former All Black Dan Carter reportedly sounded out for Barbarians clash against England

Dan Carter reportedly set for Barbarians showdown against England.

Chance taken by Nicoll-Klokstad for Warriors

With Tuimoala Lolohea heading out the door, Nicoll-Klokstad has a bright future at the Warriors.

Time and again, ageless Cameron Smith proves he's one of league's greats and he isn't done yet

Teams keep winning and records keep tumbling for Cameron Smith who remains immense in rugby league.

Girls' rugby sevens breaking down barriers in Kashmir, India

Sevens being used to challenge traditional views on what girls are allowed to do in Kashmir-controlled India.

Black Caps batsman Martin Guptill hits half century in crushing IPL win

Requiring just 68 for the win, NZ batsman gets the job done nearly on his own.

Heavyweight respect for Joseph Parker as Anthony Joshua's future plans unfold

Big kudos for Kiwi heavyweight as focus switches to who can tame Anthony Joshua, the new king of boxing.

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon finishes sixth at Rally Argentina

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon finishes a "difficult" Rally Argentina in sixth spot.

Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 10th Barcelona Open after thrashing Dominic Thiem

Spaniard romps to victory over Dominic Thiem for record-extending effort in Barcelona.

Mr Gorilla completes London Marathon

Man beats his chest after six days crawling the London Marathon on his hands and knees.

Chelsea stay on track for English Premier League title after downing Everton

The hard-fought 3-0 win keeps league leaders four points clear.

Tigers let me down and gave me no support, says captain Aaron Woods

Outgoing skipper says he was kept in the dark and given no support by drama-filled NRL club.

Central Pulse's Phoenix Karaka looking forward to playing against former flatmate Southern Steel's Jhaniele Fowler-Reid

If anyone might know how to stop Southern Steel netball sharpshooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, it could be her former flatmate, Central Pulse defender Phoenix Karaka.

Blues bite their tongues about Super Rugby's flawed finals format

Super Rugby's flawed finals system set to again cause controversy thanks to poor Australian teams.

How Anthony Joshua plans to celebrate his win over boxing rival Wladimir Klitschko

He's become an instant sporting celebrity, but doesn't plan on celebrating like one.

Mercedes driver Valterri Bottas stuns Ferrari in Russia for his first F1 victory

Finnish driver stuns Ferrari stars to win first race in 81 attempts.

'She wasn't breathing properly': Kiwi league player Elijah Taylor's horrifying ordeal

Sacked coaches. Player defections. Heavy losses. It all pales into insignificance compared to Kiwi league star's private ordeal.

Melbourne Victory make A-League final, will face favourites Sydney FC

Former Brisbane Roar hero Besart Berisha sunk his old side.

Kieran Foran, Russell Packer return to Kiwis team for Anzac test

Kieran Foran and Russell Packer earn recalls for the Kiwis for Friday's Anzac test.

Black Sticks men go down to India at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

A Harmanpreet Singh drag flick double helped India to a 3-0 win at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

Melbourne Storm slay St George Illawarra Dragons to kick clear in NRL

Melbourne four points ahead at top of the NRL after dominating top-of-table clash.

Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock cited for striking with elbow in Super Rugby win over Cheetahs

Crusaders captain will face the judiciary after striking with his elbow in the win over the Cheetahs.

Michael Hendry climbs China Open leaderboard to record top-20 finish

The Kiwi golfer put together four solid rounds in Beijing.

Blues hold off Brumbies to claim bonus point win in Canberra

Three unanswered tries keep Blues' playoff hopes alive after gritty victory in Canberra.

Northern Stars edge past Mainland Tactix in low-scoring ANZ Premiership clash

 Mainland Tactix stay bottom after loss to fellow ANZ Premiership battlers.

Injuries in the grind: Lengthening All Blacks casualty list casts a pall over Kiwi dominance

Lengthening All Blacks casualty list casts a pall over weekend of Kiwi dominance in Super Rugby.

Double Olympic champion Eric Murray announces retirement from rowing

Double Olympic gold medal winner decides to leave the sport unbeaten in 69 races.

Southern Steel remain unbeaten, while Magic and Stars claim close wins in netball's Super Sunday

Southerners remain unbeaten, while Magic and Stars pick up close wins on Super Sunday in Invercargill.

Junior Kiwis named to meet Junior Kangaroos in Anzac league test in Canberra

A host of debutants will line up for the Junior Kiwis in Canberra.

Stephen Kearney elated as Warriors snatch win over Roosters

Warriors star steps up after dishing intercept, kicking a last-minute penalty to sink the Roosters.

'Sucker punch' leaves Team Wellington with mountain to climb in Oceania final

3-0 down heading into the second leg of the OFC Champions League final against Auckland City, they have it all to do.
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