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Williamson, Devcich spark Knights to victory

Kane Williamson

A dominant opening partnership leads Northern Knights to victory in the Champions League Twenty20.

Silver Fern selectors unleash 'brave choices'

Waimarama Taumaunu

Daring isn't a trait always associated with New Zealand netball. A steady-as-she-goes orthodoxy might be more appropriate.

Dickel backs Cameron for Tall Blacks coach job

Pero Cameron

Mark Dickel has given former Tall Blacks team-mate Pero Cameron his seal of approval to take over as national coach.

Barton: Odds never good for disgraced jockey

David Walker

OPINION: The seven-year disqualification is proof racing can be tough on its own, says Tim Barton.

Lille to host Davis Cup final, surface unknown

Davis Cup

The Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy stadium in the northern French city of Lille.

Ferns selection a complete surprise, says Wells

Ameliaranne Wells

Ameliaranne Wells, Queensland born and bred, will now play for New Zealand against Australia.

Payne-free centre ready to fire up for Waikato

Jordan Payne

Back from a stomach bug, Jordan Payne knows it's time for him to step up for Waikato against Otago.

NRL semifinal opponents with similar targets

Peta Hiku, Sam Perrett

Peta Hiku and Sam Perrett will share common ground, if not NRL shirts, at Allianz Stadium.

Jesse Sergent geared up for world champ high

Jesse Sergent

Jesse Sergent admits the world road cycling championships were in the back of his mind throughout the Tour of Spain.

Tapping into young talent key for Canterbury

Siate Tokolahi

As Canterbury aim to win their seventh consecutive NPC title it is timely to ask how they attract talented players.

Mitchell's dedication to team stunts his efforts

Ethan Mitchell

There is an art to starting, and it's an art in which Ethan Mitchell is an established master.

Willie Ripia a genius move or more tinkering?

Willie Ripia

Yes, it's very difficult to dislike Wellington rugby coach Chris Boyd but is he wise picking Willie Ripia?

Steel coaches to refine skills at elite US school

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A rare chance to be immersed in the elite world of college basketball in the United States will benefit the Southern Steel's 2015 campaign.

Page: Refs too quick to dish out yellow cards

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OPINION: Yellow cards seem to be a bail out option for referees to maintain control in rugby matches.

Hooker Hika Elliot adds muscle to Poverty Bay

Hika Elliot

Former All Black hooker Hika Elliott is recovering from injury and proving a real asset to Poverty Bay.

Formula One backtracks on team radio silence

McLaren Formula One

F1 has back-tracked on a planned clampdown on radio messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver 'coaching'.

RFU reaches World Cup deal with English clubs

Rugby World Cup

England's RFU and the country's top-flight Premiership clubs have agreed a £13 million compensation deal covering next year's World Cup.

Phoenix play out another draw in pre-season

Wellington Phoenix

The Wellington Phoenix wrapped up the Australian component of their pre-season with a second straight draw.

Hamilton tops Singapore GP practice sheets

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore GP, while Nico Rosberg suffered a setback.

London's Wembley to host climax of Euro 2020

Euro 2020

UEFA president Michel Platini's vision of a European Championship spread across the continent has come to fruition.

Lance Franklin fires Swans into AFL grand final

James Franklin

Lance Franklin fired as Sydney dispatched North Melbourne with ruthless efficiency, steamrolling their way to the AFL grand final.

Minichiello saw his areer flash before his eyes

Anthony Minichiello

Anthony Minichiello will become the greatest survivor in Sydney Roosters history against South Sydney.

Cowboys, Thurston left shattered once more

Johnathan Thurston

Devastated Johnathan Thurston struggled to contain his emotions after the Cowboys' season ended.

Breakers open pre-season slate with a victory

Cedric Jackson

Breakers had five players in double-figures to open their ANBL pre-season with a 96-84 win over the Adelaide 36ers.

Maloney rescues Roosters from Cowboys

James Maloney

Sydney Roosters survived an almighty scare to end North Queensland's NRL season with a 31-30 triumph.

Simon van Velthooven claims men's Kerin final

Simon van Velthooven

Simon van Velthooven produced a fine performance to edge good friend Shane Perkins in the BikeNZ Classic Keirin final.

Lacklustre Cantabs limp to win over Counties

Rob Thompson

There were no smug looks from the NPC champions as they beat Counties Manukau 28-20.

Mark Hunt loses 8kg in 24 hours for UFC fight

Mark Hunt

Kiwi Mark Hunt has made his weight limit for Saturday night's UFC headline bash with Roy Nelson in Tokyo.

Essendon AFL club fails to halt a doping probe

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Australian Rules club Essendon have failed in their bid to halt a lengthy investigation by ASADA.

George Smith's Tonga Olympic dream dashed

George Smith

The goal posts have changed for Wallabies great George Smith in his bid to represent Tonga in Rio.

Oakland Athletics fall back in AL wildcard race

Sonny Gray

Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics fell out of the top American League wildcard spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas.

Afghanistan wants test cricket status by 2030

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Afghanistan's cricket team is aiming to earn Test status by 2030, and even the Taliban are cheering them on.

Marwan Koukash ups ante on buying NRL club

Marwan Koukash

Maybe it was the money he saved from cancelling his English Super League club Salford's end-of-season party.

Wallabies already have 'one hand' on silverware

Ewen McKenzie

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie in a confident mood ahead of Cape Town clash.

Aussie Open winner confirms tennis retirement

Li Na

China's Li Na, Asia's first grand slam singles title winner, has announced her retirement from tennis.

Cyclist Sam Webster's golden glow continues

Sam Webster

Sam Webster is a long way off top form despite continuing his golden 2014 on Thursday in Cambridge.

Australians on top at Cambridge BikeNZ Classic

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Australian riders continue to top the leaderboard at the velodrome in Cambridge, Waikato.

Frustrated Sonny Bill Williams needs to fire up

Sonny Bill Williams

ANDREW WEBSTER - Sydney Morning Herald

OPINION: With his NRL career nearing an end, Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams needs to rediscover his mojo.

Barry Bonds looks to hit conviction out of park

Barry Bonds

Baseball slugger Barry Bonds is appealing against his conviction for giving evasive testimony about doping.

Phoenix announce 2014-15 home game fixtures

Phoenix fans at Eden Park

Wellington-based A-League club to play just one home game this year away from the capital.

English long jumper eyes black singlet

Felix Maisey-Curtis

NZ athletics has a promising recruit in British universities long jump champion Felix Maisey-Curtis.

Michael Hagan to return to Newcastle Knights

Michael Hagan

Newcastle's former premiership-winning coach Michael Hagan appointed as the club's director of football.

EPL fireworks ahead as Man City and Chelsea clash

Diego Costa

Clash of big guns Manchester City and Chelsea this weekend promises some fast-paced and fierce football.

Alker off to slow start in final Web.com event

Steven Alker

New Zealand golfer Steven Alker has made a slow start to the Web.com Tour Championship.

Disgraced jockey Walker gets seven-year ban

David Walker

David Walker has been disqualified for seven years for pulling up a mount and betting on a rival horse.

Wellington try fifth first-five in just six matches

Willie Ripia

Willie Ripia gets the call-up to start making him Wellington's fifth No 10 in just six games.

Waikato make three changes for Otago clash

Peter Meecham

Hame Faiva, Jacob Skeen and Jordan Payne make the starting XV to take on Otago in the NPC.

Striker's goal-scoring celebration goes awry

Joel Tagueu

Football player's attempt to celebrate a goal goes spectacularly wrong.

Cardinals star accused of head-butting his wife

Jonathan Dwyer

NFL star broke wife's nose and later punched her in the face after she refused his sexual advances, police say.

Australian-born shooter joins Silver Ferns ranks

Ameliaranne Wells

Queensland-born shooter joins Silver Ferns squad to contest four netball test trans-Tasman series.
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