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Engine failures and reprimands add to Lewis Hamilton's F1 woes

With a succession of engine troubles leaving him lagging behind teammate Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton is in trouble with race stewards.

Leicester's Danny Drinkwater escapes extended ban - reports

Midfielder will miss Everton clash but won't face further punishment over angry reaction to being sent off during Manchester United draw.

Teenage Hannover striker Niklas Feierabend dies after fatal car crash

Hannover striker Niklas Feierabend has been killed in a car crash.

Shaun Marsh latest to be ruled out of Indian Premier League

An injury has ruled the fourth Australian player out of the IPL.

Parramatta Eels’ season all but over with penalty set to end finals hopes

The NRL will rule on the salary cap breaches made by Parramatta on Tuesday.

Marc Hinton: Australian rugby's Keystone Kops routine is no laughing matter

OPINION: As evidenced by Super Rugby, the state of the game across the ditch presents a pretty grim picture.

Mystics fight off the Thunderbirds for first Trans-Tasman netball win in 2016

 A strong final quarter saw the Mystics claim their first win of 2016 as they beat the Thunderbirds 52-49 in Auckland.

NZ drugs boss hits out at Warriors players for 'reckless' use of prescription drugs

Manu Vatuvei hits out at critics as the banned players come under fire from Drugfree Sport NZ.

Grand final flare could cost Western Sydney Wanderers points

An investigation is underway after two flares were lit by fans at the final on Sunday.

Ding Junhui fights back to trail Mark Selby 10-7 in world snooker championship final

China's Ding Junhui makes a comeback after Mark Selby takes flying lead in world snooker final.

Waratahs star Kurtley Beale just wants Wallabies starting spot despite debate

Kurtley Beale has stayed out of the No.12 debate, saying his focus is simply securing a Wallabies starting spot.

Elijah Taylor leaves Panthers for Wests Tigers

Former Kiwi Elijah Taylor will join the West Tigers for the remainder of the NRL season.

Leicester City's Kiwi saviour Bernie Muollo set to fly 'home'

Meet the Wellingtonian who helped save Leicester City.

WATCH: The six most terrifying crashes from Talladega Nascar 2016 race in Alabama

One of NASCAR's biggest spectacles saw 33 of the 40 competing cars involved in some terrifying crashes in Alabama.

Mainland Football backs women's premier competition after team allows 23 goals

Canterbury women's football side concedes 23 goals in a premier match.

Pink ball must improve for more day-night Tests, says Adam Voges

Adam Voges believes the pink ball still needs to be worked on before another night Test.

Mooar says Crusaders can still sting without Nadolo

No Nemani Nadolo? No problem, says Crusaders assistant coach Brad Mooar.

Off-contract Panthers forward Elijah Taylor eyeing union

Former Kiwi Elijah Taylor is considering a shift from rugby league to union.

Burns victim Turia Pitt finishes Ironman race

Australian woman Turia Pitt was told she would never walk again, she has now completed an Ironman.

Alaalatoa's makes the sacrifices to impress Crusaders

Crusaders prop Mike Alaalatoa signs for two more years.

Kiwi punters still backing Spurs, while one woman set for $50,000 Leicester payday

NZ punters still betting against Leicester City, but one woman has eyes only for a jumbo pay day.

Whipping girls to winners: Anna Thompson relishing Mainland Tactix success

Foundation player Anna Thompson chuffed to see Tactix turning the corner.

Rally champ John Kennard greeted at Marlborough homecoming

Kiwi rally star John Kennard got more than he bargained for when he returned to his hometown of Blenheim on Monday morning.

Raptors advance after win over Pacers

Toronto have progressed through to the second round of playoffs after defeating Indiana 89-84.

Tyson Fury eyes retirement after rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester

The controversial British heavyweight has revealed his retirement plans after his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.

Having the right attitude will help Hurricanes fire against Sharks

Cory Jane's advice pays off for Reggie Goodes.

Judicial hearing likely for Melville's Jacob Ale after club rugby punch

A punch in Waikato premier club rugby has led to a citing.

Former Socceroo Lucas Neill declared bankrupt in the UK

Aussie football star Lucas Neill has been declared bankrupt in the UK, despite a long and lucrative career.

Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney says he was involved in decision not to select Warriors trio

Contention over who's picking the Kiwis test team mounts as Warriors and NZRL leaders each weigh in.

Kangaroos plot introduction of war dance at 2017 rugby league world cup

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga supporting plans to introduce a pre-match war dance.

Steven Adams: OKC Thunder 'tantrum' done over game one rout to the Spurs

OKC Thunder angry at heavy game one defeat to the Spurs, but they're "over it", Kiwi centre says.

Steve Smith out of the IPL after suffering a wrist injury

Australian cricket captain will miss the remainder of the IPL after suffering a wrist injury.

Adam Voges in hospital after being hit on the head in county cricket

Australian batsman released from hospital after being taken there following a hit to the head while fielding.

Golden State Warriors beat Portland Trail Blazers in NBA conference semis game 1

Klay Thompson and Draymond Green step up for Golden State in game one of their NBA conference semifinals series.

Referee Review: Should all mid-air collisions result in red cards?

OPINION: Universal acceptance of a red card for high-flying danger fails to clear up controversy.

Set of six: Confirmation NRL clubs run international rugby league too

OPINION: Mark down May 1 as the day rugby league came clean about the end of meaningful international competition.

Louis van Gaal claims 'sex masochism' after Marouane Fellaini has hair pulled

Bizarre reaction to on-field hair-pulling as Man Utd manager grabs a reporter to re-enact the foul.

Nico Rosberg makes it seven F1 wins in a row with Russian Grand Prix victory

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg makes it seven victories in a row, as teammate Lewis Hamilton fights back for second place.

Grigor Dimitrov smashes three rackets to forfeit Istanbul Open final

Tennis world No 29 Grigor Dimitrov deliberately smashes a third racket to incur a match-ending penalty.

Wales great Phil Bennett fears young players could be 'torn to shreds' by All Blacks

Welsh great fears young players could be "torn to shreds" physically and emotionally by All Blacks.

McClenaghan, Southee quiet in Indians win while McCullum out for one in loss

Brendon McCullum out for one and NZ pace duo steady without starring in the latest IPL action.

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to training for Real Madrid ahead of Man City clash

Real Madrid star might be fit in time for this week's Champions League clash with Manchester City.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri may miss title win while visiting mum

Claudio Ranieri will be flying back from celebrating his mum's birthday when Tottenham clashes with Chelsea in the potential Premier League decider.

Prop Alaalatoa stays on with Crusaders for another two seasons

Michael Alaalatoa has re-signed with the Crusaders.

Stalled motorcycle causes massive pileup in cycling race

What happens when a motorcycle stalls in the middle of a narrow cycling race? Carnage.

Kiwi William Trubridge breaks his own freediving world record in the Bahamas

A world record plunge to 122m doesn't come off without a hitch, Kiwi diver William Trubridge reveals.

Danny Lee midpack as rain contiues to plague PGA Tour event in New Orleans

Danny Lee has spent more time huddling indoors at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans than playing golf as the weather dominates play. 

Leicester City on the verge of one of world sport's greatest upsets

Like Romania winning the Rugby World Cup, one of world sport's greatest upsets is about to happen in the UK.

New Zealand yachting's golden boys Peter Burling and Blair Tuke head to New York for America's Cup racing

No rest after World Cup gold in France as America's Cup racing resumes in New York this week.

Mark Todd registers seventh place finish at Kentucky three-day event

The Kentucky four-star three-day event was not kind to the Kiwis, but Mark Todd recorded a creditable seventh place finish.
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