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Rowing NZ's summer squad: World champion lightweights among notable absences

Four big names missing from Rowing New Zealand's summer squad.

Mark Reason: Arnold Palmer's golfing army loses its charismatic general

OPINION: You can breeze into any American bar and order an Arnold Palmer. That is fame.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dead

Rival and friend Jack Nicklaus says Arnold Palmer transcended golf.

Milner-Skudder's absence provides peace of mind for Dagg and Savea?

OPINION: Nehe Milner-Skudder won't be available for the All Blacks end of year tour of Chicago, Rome, Dublin and France. What does this mean for selections?

All Blacks v Argentina: Five times the Pumas made All Blacks fans sweat

Kirk lucky to keep his head. 'Razor' saved the day. When the Pumas take on the ABs anything can happen.

Rory McIlroy beats Ryan Moore in Tour Championship playoff

Scorching eagle sets up late charge for victory in a playoff to secure Rory McIlroy an incredible payday.

Sonny Bill Williams has a ball while recovering from injury

Sonny Bill Williams prescribed medicine ball treatment as his recovery from a leg injury continues.

This haka from an U-11 Taranaki league team would give the All Blacks a run for their money

These 10 year-olds put on a haka that might just be one of the best you have ever seen.

Waikato ring changes in forward pack for Ranfurly Shield defence v Canterbury

The hosts will need to improve to keep the Log o' Wood against the table-topping visitors.

Premier League Recap: Round 6 - Liverpool on fire, Chelsea dire

An EPL round to remember with hot goals, and even hotter tattoos.

Live: Black Caps v India - test one, day five

The Black Caps stroll out to the middle, needing to bat all day to save the test.

Arnold Palmer: Kiwi golfer Phil Tataurangi pays tribute to Masters playing partner

Kiwi golfer Phil Tataurangi pays tribute to Arnold Palmer as a man who made golf cool.

Neville Knight's charity boxing death could be a 'game-changer'

Could Neville Knight's death be a game-changer for charity boxing?

Nine new inductees into national surf life saving Hall of Fame

Nine new names in latest surf life saving Hall of Fame induction.

Steven Adams used 'English card' to avoid serial trash talker Kevin Garnett

Kiwi basketballer has a plan to avoid copping a mouthful from outgoing NBA star Kevin Garnett.

Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn reiterates Joseph Parker as best option for next IBF heavyweight world title defence

Anthony Joshua's promoter reiterate's Kiwi as best November option in clouded heavyweight scene.

Don't count out charity boxing - Fight for Christchurch boxer Sam Sachdeva

OPINION: I've punched someone hard at charity boxing. It's a sport that shouldn't be banned.

Top class Oceania fencing comes to Lower Hutt

Under-20 fencers from Oceania will meet in competition in Lower Hutt from Friday.

Top Kiwi cyclists Jo Kiesanowski and Matt Archibald confirm retirements

Two top New Zealand cyclists, Jo Kiesanowski and Matt Archibald, have retired from the sport.

Cory Hutchings among inductees to NZ Surf Lifesaving Hall of Fame

Surf lifesaving great Cory Hutchings joins three Taranaki men in the sport's New Zealand Hall of Fame.

Kiwi Michael Venus and Croatian doubles partner Mate Pavic finish second in latest ATP event

Kiwi tennis player Michael Venus and Croatian doubles partner Mate Pavic had to settle for second in their seventh ATP final this year.

Union money lures NRL star as Marika Koroibete admits reason for Super Rugby switch

Melbourne Storm star off to Super Rugby's Rebels in a "business decision".

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio ‘vanishes’ on live television

Now you see him, now you don't. An American football coach appears to vanish on live television.

Teen Alexander Zverev stuns Stanislas Wawrinka to win St. Petersburg title

US Open winner's unbeaten run ends with shock defeat to a German 19-year-old.

Aaron Mauger 1, Todd Blackadder 0 in England's rugby Premiership

Former Crusaders coaching colleagues clash in new English roles as Bath clashes with Leicester.

All Blacks' World Cup wing Nehe Milner-Skudder won't play again this year

Injured All Blacks wing to miss the end of year northern tour to Chicago and Europe.

It's a good to time to recall Scott Fardy to Wallabies to meet Springboks' fire

OPINION: The Wallabies need their toughest hombres against South Africa and Scott Fardy has always been one of them.

New Warriors signing Kieran Foran blasts media for 'lies' in emotional social media post

Warriors' new recruit lashes out at media for prying into his life with stories "based on lies".

International Boxing Federation does not back charity fights for safety reasons

Death of Hamilton man spurs debate on corporate events that don't meet safety standards of pro fights.

Ross Taylor makes 'schoolboy' error as Black Caps tumble towards defeat in first test in Kanpur

Runout caps off a bad day for the Black Caps as veteran fails to slide the bat.

Kiwi Paul Martelletti finishes 20th at Berlin Marathon won by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele

Kiwi Paul Martelletti finished 20th at the Berlin Marathon but missed out on personal-best by nine seconds.

Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

Solemn scenes in team tribute to 24-year-old baseball star who died in a horror boating accident.

Armed police protect Gareth Bale and fiancee after family feud fallout

Arson attacks alleged to be "part of a feud with a drugs gang" spur extra protection for football star.

Football takes Sandford from Fraser Park to Bangladesh

It is a long way from Fraser Park to the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka but that is the unlikely football path travelled by Ryan Sandford.

Black Caps vs India: Kane Williamson gets huge show of respect from fastest Indian to 200

Indian spin king shows huge sign of respect for NZ captain after bringing up milestone.

FIFA disbands racism task force ahead of 2018 Russia World Cup

Despite evidence of racism in 2018 World Cup host Russia, FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force ahead of tournament.

Black Caps vs India: Spin whizz Ravi Ashwin's pitch assessment doesn't bode well for visitors

NZ batsmen in for a tough tour, if Indian spin star's pitch assessment is anything to go by.

South Africa swat a minnow as Ireland suffer 206-run ODI defeat

ODI debutante and part-time spin deliver crushing 206-run win for Proteas against Ireland.

Tyson Fury 'almost at breaking point' and seeking help - uncle

Depression the cause of heavyweight boxing champ's fight withdrawal, trainer uncle says.

Berlin Marathon winner six seconds short of world record time

Sprint finish not enough as Berlin Marathon winner falls just short of the fastest ever race.

West Ham pays for dissing Charlie Austin as he scores in Southampton win

Winston Reid's West Ham firmly in the EPL relegation zone after suffering fourth successive loss.

Video captures dolphin jumping on young Australian surfer Jed Gradisen

A young Aussie surfer was already having a rough day on the waves when a jumping dolphin slammed into him.

Black Caps vs India: Hosts within reach of first test win after dominant finish to day four

India's bowlers cause NZ batsmen to self-destruct, with one day left to salvage first test.

Recap: Black Caps v India - first test, day four

Hope for a Black Caps comeback all but disappears after disastrous start to record run chase against India.

Counties Manukau Stingrays and Akarana Falcons take different paths to national rugby league premiership final

Canterbury Bulls push Akarana to the brink, but it wasn't enough to deny an all Auckland national rugby league premiership final.

Canterbury return to old-selves as the NPC approaches crunch time

Canterbury bouncing back from a shock loss to Manawatu was just one of many story lines in the latest round of the Mitre 10 Cup.

Dustin Johnson opens door to rivals in Tour Championship at Atlanta

Dustin Johnson falters as Rory McIlroy swings into the action in US PGA's Tour Championship.

Auckland beat Bay of Plenty in try-fest including two hat-tricks in wet Rotorua

Reiko Ioane grabs a hat-trick as Auckland beat Bay of Plenty in a 12-try attacking extravaganza.

This year's Melbourne Storm better than 2012: Cooper Cronk

Melbourne star Cooper Cronk has likened the 2016 Storm team to their triumphant 2012 NRL outfit - maybe even a little bit better.
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