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Diego Maradona urges Lionel Messi to shelve plans to quit Argentina

Diego Maradona calls on compatriot Lionel Messi not to abandon international football.

Wimbledon 2016: Nick Kyrgios downs Czech veteran Radek Stepanek in opener

Nick Kyrgios stakes a claim for shot of the tournament in seeing off dogged Czech in four sets.

British media decry 'clueless', 'confused' England after loss to Iceland

England's media react with outrage to the country's 2-1 defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016.

Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams toils to scrappy opening victory

Serena Williams stutters to an error-strewn first-round victory over Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic.

World No 1 golfer Jason Day withdraws from Olympics over Zika fears

World's top-ranked golfer withdraws from Rio Olympics, citing fears over the Zika virus.

Test venue switch for Black Caps tour of India, first test now in Kanpur

The Black Caps will begin their five-week tour of India with the opening test at Kanpur.

Champion surfer Mick Fanning to return to the scene of shark attack

Champion surfer to compete at venue where he was attacked by a great white shark.

Kieran Foran issued Parramatta Eels breach notice: report

High-profile Kiwis playmaker appears to be in hot water again.

Kiwi athletes put on standby for Rio Olympics in case Russian team is banned

New Zealand athletes are on standby for the Rio Olympics should Russia be banned from the event.

Another US swimmer emerges as a tough Olympic Games rival for Lauren Boyle

Leah Smith has joined Katie Ledecky as a big rival for Kiwi swimmer.

Paul Gallen: I would have quit Origin last year

​Paul Gallen offered to quit State of Origin last year, but NSW coach Laurie Daley turned him down.

Plays of the Week: Bicycle kicks, table tennis shots and amazing eagles

A stunning bicycle kick goal from Swiss star Xherdan Shaqiri tops Stuff's Plays of the Week for June 28.

Blues lose promising winger Tevita Li to Highlanders for 2017 Super Rugby season

Promising Blues winger Tevita Li is heading south next winter, joining the Highlanders for the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Muirfield to hold second vote on female membership

Golf course to take a second vote on allowing women after losing rights to British Open.

New Zealand Warriors release Jeff Robson on compassionate grounds

The veteran Australian will head back across the Tasman to be with his family.

'Overwhelmed and grateful' Kane Radford Olympic bound after donations top $3000

Kane Radford confirmed in NZ Olympic team after appeal upheld, but bad news for fellow swimmer Charlotte Webby.

Feilding High hockey teams practise with Black Sticks player Sam Charlton

Feilding High School's first XI hockey teams sharpened their skills in a coaching session with Black Sticks player Samantha Charlton.

Warriors drop Jonathan Wright as Tuimoala Lolohea returns to the starting side

Tuimoala Lolohea returns to the starting side for clash against the Titans.

Sir Clive Woodward says All Blacks not yet threatened by England as world's best

The former England coach has named just one England player in his World XV.

Highlanders set to resume Super Rugby defence in South Africa

Highlanders poised to get title defence up and running again in Port Elizabeth.

Paceman Ryan McCone adds more depth to CD bowling stocks

There is one new face at Central Districts for next summer.

Tracey Lambrechs lifts herself back up to achieve her Olympic ambition

It's second time lucky for overjoyed Kiwi weightlifter who's heading to Rio.

Olympic speed skating gold medalist Oh Se-jong killed

Former Olympic short track speed skating champion Oh Se-jong has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Seoul.

Facts about Iceland, other than football

Iceland, more than a giant killing football team.

Iceland's spine-chilling celebration after win over England

Iceland's amazing slow clapping routine sends the internet into overdrive.

Danny Lee can't defend Greenbrier title as deadly flooding stops tournament

Danny Lee was unable to defend his title at The Greenbrier Classic after the event was cancelled due to deadly flooding in West Virginia.

Boxing legend David Tua fronts Onehunga Park Up For Homes event

Boxing legend David Tua throws his weight behind the latest Park Up For Homes event.

The case of former All Blacks wing Zac Guildford is a complicated one

OPINION: Is this the fresh start he needs? Or just another stop on his troubled journey?

Delicate Super Rugby balancing act for Blackadder in Fiji

Managing weary All Blacks will be a key task for Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder

Marina Erakovic through to Wimbledon second round with narrow win over American

Kiwi No 1 comes from set down for gritty first round singles win at Wimbledon.

Tour de France to crack down on hidden motors, a scourge 'worse than doping'

The future of cycling is under threat from bikes with motors, says the French Sports Minister.

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

Warriors trio combine with Durant to chase basketball gold in Rio.

Sonny Bill Williams will give any Olympic sevens medal to his daughter

Sonny Bill Williams won't be giving away an Olympic medal should he receive one in Rio this year.

Sir Mark Todd named in New Zealand equestrian team for Rio Olympic Games

Sir Mark Todd will contest his eighth Olympic Games at Rio.

Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic undone by 'clinical' Queensland Firebirds

71-47 loss on Monday means they will finish winless against sides with better records than them this season.

New All Black Seta Tamanivalu primed for Chiefs return in home land of Fiji

After getting a taste of the All Blacks, Seta Tamanivalu is raring for Super Rugby's return in his home land of Fiji.

Olympic Power Rankings: Mahe Drysdale chases more glory in Rio

With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, Stuff counts down New Zealand's top 20 medal prospects. Today, No 4, men's single sculler Mahe Drysdale.

Euro 2016: Iceland commentator Gudmundur Benediktsson hits high notes again

Iceland's win over England proves the country's screaming football commentator is no one-hit wonder.

Euro 2016: The Icelandic dentist who kicked England in the teeth

England's football boss raked in a cool $6.6m a year, until he came up against an Icelandic dentist.

England captain Wayne Rooney turns in disastrous display in Iceland embarrassment

Wayne Rooney's individual contribution to the Iceland embarrassment was distinctly dire.

England great Alan Shearer calls England's performance against Iceland the worst he's seen

Former England captain lays into his old team after an embarrassing 2-1 loss to Iceland in Euros 2016.

Tony Smith(sson): We know the feeling! Kiwis share Iceland's sporting joy

OPINION: Iceland's win over England proves football remains the number one sport for upsets.

Kiwi V8 Supercars star Scott McLaughlin signs with DJR Team Penske for 2016

V8 Supercars team to have all-Kiwi driver line-up next season as Volvo star confirms move.

NZ Rugby sets cheapest ticket to British & Irish Lions tests next year at $149

Ticket prices for the three the British & Irish Lions test matches next year will cost between $149 and $449.

Fijian rugby player allegedly racially abused in Canterbury Country final

A Fijian rugby player who spoke out against racism in Canterbury club rugby has allegedly been abused again.

Gold Coast Titans NRL skipper Nathan Friend to retire

Former Warriors hooker Nathan Friend will hang up his boots at the end of the NRL season.

Slipping on Iceland tops list of England footballing disasters

Same old England, always losing. Can it be only 50 years since England won football's World Cup?

'Ultimate humiliation': English media, former players lash out over shocking Euros exit to Iceland

"What are the excuses here?" a nation asks as football greats, fans and media put the boot in.

Black Sticks men upset by hosts Spain to start Six Nations tournament in Valencia

NZ men concede twice in second half to open Six Nations in Spain with 2-0 defeat to hosts.

Jack Bauer misses Tour de France selection as Cannodale announce nine-man line-up

Kiwi cyclist won't ride fourth straight Tour de France after being left out of team's nine-man line-up.
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