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Rising Romance ruled out of BMW at Rosehill

Donna Logan's mood went from anticipation to disappointment within hours in Sydney.

Hurricanes beat Melbourne Rebels to go six straight in Super Rugby

There was a lot to like about the Hurricanes' 36-12 bonus point win over the Melbourne Rebels.

Highlanders must find way out of Stormers' stranglehold in Super Rugby clash

History and form suggest the Highlanders have a big challenge ahead of them on Saturday night.

Waikato schools do well on first day of finals at Maadi Cup

A double triumph for Waikato schools marked the first day of finals at the Maadi Cup.

Anton Devcich resistance not enough as Wellington beat Northern Districts in Plunket Shield

Wellington completed their third straight Plunket Shield win on Friday, beating Northern Districts.

Canterbury setting up final day Plunket Shield chase against Otago

Otago are eyeing up a tricky chase on the final day of their Plunket Shield match against Canterbury.

Team New Zealand funding at risk as Auckland reportedly loses challenger series

Team NZ America's Cup hopes could be over with Auckland's hosting of 2017 challenger series in doubt.

Triathlete Ryan Sissons looking for strong Auckland showing with Rio in mind

Top New Zealand triathlete Ryan Sissons accepts that 2015 will be one to chalk up to development.

Adam Hollioake relishing underdog status as he gears up for Super 8 bout with Monty Betham

Former cricketer Adam Hollioake says the script could not be better for his fight with Monty Betham.

It's win or bust for Brian Minto at Super 8 event in Christchurch

A slimed down Brian Minto says there is no tomorrow for his career if he loses at Saturday night's Super 8.

Was Matthew Hayden right about the Black Caps at the MCG?

Matthew Hayden, you've been exaggerating. And we've got the evidence.

Stephen Kearney proved himself worthy of Kiwis extension, NZRL boss says

New Zealand Rugby League boss Phil Holden says he saw changes in Stephen Kearney that he needed to.

All Whites skipper Winston Reid ruled out of South Korea clash with injury

All Whites captain out of Wednesday’s friendly against South Korea in Seoul with hamstring injury.

Black Caps bowler Tim Southee believes they have more respect from Australia

Black Caps bowler believes his team are finally earning the respect of Australians.

In-form Lydia Ko third after opening round of Kia Classic in California

World No 1 Kiwi fires bogey free opening round 67 at LPGA Tour’s Kia Classic in California.

Australia offers 10 reasons why New Zealand can’t win the World Cup

Co-host versus co-host, mate versus bro and probably the biggest ODI ever seen in Australia.

Silent Achiever hoping BMW success leads to trip to Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Kiwi filly's defence of BMW title in Sydney will show if she's good enough to race Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Michael Clarke takes tremendous sex question in his stride at press conference

Question from left field after semifinal win leaves Australian cricket captain momentarily stumped.

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell pulls out of Texas Open with Masters in mind

Graeme McDowell withdrew from the opening round of the Texas Open after nine holes because of a nagging left ankle injury.

Black Caps ready to cash in on successful Cricket World Cup campaign

Each squad member stands to earn about $400,000 if they triumph in Sunday’s final at the MCG.

Auckland Aces demolish Central Stags in Plunket Shield with two sessions to spare

The Auckland Aces beat the Central Stags by an innings and 64 runs with two sessions to spare at Nelson Park in Napier.

Super Rugby's burning questions: What should Steve Hansen be concerned about?

OPINION: Fairfax Media's leading rugby scribes tackle the three burning questions of the week as Super Rugby heads for round seven.

New Zealand hit Matthew Hayden MCG outburst for six as World Cup final pressure heats up

The Black Caps are refusing to buy into talk the Melbourne Cricket Ground won't be to their liking.

Team NZ back Luna Rossa's opposition to using smaller boats in America's Cup

Team New Zealand backing Italian challenger Luna Rossa’s opposition to proposals to reduce the size of the boats to be used in Bermuda in 2017.

Joseph Parker in good company in Wladimir Klitschko's sparring stable

New Zealand boxer will be in good company when he joins heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's training camp next week.

Sydney FC relishing prospect of facing depleted Wellington Phoenix

Timing of crucial clash against league leading Phoenix side ravaged by national team duties could not be any better.

Premier League agrees to share $1.5bn of bumper TV deal outside the top flight

The Premier League have agreed to share at least $1.48 billion of their bumper TV deal outside the top flight.

Neymar and Luiz Gustavo help Brazil come from behind to beat France 3-1 in friendly

Brazil inflicted France's first defeat since the World Cup when a perfectly mastered second-half earned them a 3-1 win in a friendly in Paris.

Axed Team NZ skipper Dean Barker helps Russian team to fleet racing win in Malta

Dean Barker continued his impressive debut with his new Russian sailing team, helping them to a crucial fleet-racing win at the RC44 Valletta Cup in Malta.

Kiwi cyclist Greg Henderson excited about Volta lead for Lotto Soudal team

Kiwi cyclist's understrength team determined to defend eader's jersey at Volta a Catalunya.

Israel Adesanya ready to take on Brian Minto in second crack at Super 8

National kickboxing champ Israel Adesanya holds no fear of short priced favourite ahead of Super 8 tournament.

Australian media relishing 'backyard' World Cup final against New Zealand

The Australian media have likened Sunday’s Cricket World Cup final between the co-hosts to 'a neighbourhood dispute'.

Eden Park loss was a turning point for Australia, says captain Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke believes a woeful batting collapse in Auckland proved a timely "kick up the backside" for the World Cup favourites.

Former All Black Brad Thorn linked with Super Rugby return at Queenland Reds

Former All Black Brad Thorn linked with a move to Queensland Reds for next year’s Super Rugby campaign.

Blues coach Sir John Kirwan backflips on resting All Blacks for NSW Waratahs clash

Blues coach Sir John Kirwan has been forced to rethink resting several front-line All Blacks against the Waratahs.

Former England captain John Terry signs one-year contract extension with Chelsea

Captain John Terry will be at Chelsea for at least one more season after earning a contract extension in recognition of his enduring value to the team.

Australia strong favourites with bookies to win World Cup final after dismantling India

Bookmakers on both sides of the Tasman and further afield have installed Australia as firm favourites to beat New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final on Sunday.

Brendon McCullum chosen to lead BBC's World Cup XI featuring five Black Caps

Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum has been named to captain a World Cup XI that features four of his team-mates.

Daniel Vettori shapes as key man in World Cup final, says India captain MS Dhoni

Daniel Vettori looms large as the Black Caps key bowler in Sunday's final, says India captain MS Dhoni.

Frans Steyn's appeal over tip tackle on Chiefs' Aaron Cruden delayed till next week

Sharks star free to play Super Rugby this weekend with Sanzar's appeal against the not guilty verdict on his tip tackle of Chiefs playmaker Aaron Cruden postponed till next week.

Australia haven't peaked at Cricket World Cup yet, claims skipper Michael Clarke

Skipper Michael Clarke thinks Australia have not yet peaked at the World Cup despite reaching the final by beating reigning champions India.

Steve Smith sets platform as Australia beat India to setup World Cup final date with New Zealand

Steve Smith's sublime century laid the groundwork as Australia beat India at the SCG.

Fernando Alonso raring to go at Malaysian GP after clearing crash confusion

Spaniard says he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of his accident.

Williams appoint Adrian Sutil as reserve driver for rest of Formula One season

Williams have appointed Adrian Sutil as reserve driver for the F1 season.

Millmow: G-whiz, it's not that big, says Hesson

OPINION: Mike Hesson is checking out the practice nets at the MCG. He gives them the thumbs up.

Wyatt Crockett's scrummaging technique in question as he drops to Crusaders bench for Bulls clash

The Crusaders are adamant Wyatt Crockett's relegation to the bench is about scrummaging.

Black Caps bowler Adam Milne hopes heel will heal in time for Indian Premier League

Black Cap Adam Milne is philosophical about injury ending his Cricket World Cup.

Memories of 2011 Melbourne thrashing to motivate Hurricanes against Rebels

Rugby players can be a little like elephants when it comes to certain matches in their careers.

Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney extends contract until 2017 World Cup

NZRL will on Friday announce an extension to Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney's contract.
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