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Highlanders hang on for victory as Blues storm back from big halftime deficit

After leading 24-0 at halftime, the Highlanders withstood a spirited comeback from the Blues.

Auckland City FC beat Amicale in hot-tempered O-League clash

Benches empty in Suva as Auckland City FC trounce Amicale in heated affair.

Cowboys score late try to break Warriors hearts in NRL thriller in Townsville

Cowboys score in 79th minute to seal thrilling 28-24 win, taking winning streak to four and NZ franchise to three win-four loss record.

Waratahs end Hurricanes Super Rugby winning run with bonus point win

Streak over at seven as defending champion Waratahs claim exciting 29-24 Super Rugby victory.

Live: New Zealand Warriors vs North Queensland Cowboys

Live coverage as the Warriors take on the Cowboys in Townsville.

Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic suffer disastrous third quarter in loss to Queensland Firebirds

The Magic produced a dreadful third quarter performance to end any hope of beating the Firebirds.

Kane Elgey stars as the Gold Coast Titans down the Penrith Panthers

Titans make it two from two after comfortable win over Ivan Cleary's Panthers.

Black Sticks women defeat South Korea to advance to final of Hawke's Bay Cup

A convincing 4-0 win over South Korea in Hastings has put the NZ women's hockey team into the final of the Hawke's Bay Cup.

High-priced Floyd Mayweather Jr, Manny Pacquiao fight tickets still not on sale

Just two weeks before bout, tickets for most anticipated fight in recent times have yet to go on public sale.

Mercedes Formula One star Lewis Hamilton loving the life of a champion

As Bahrain GP looms, Mercedes' British star driver says he's loving every minute of being double F1 world champion.

Swiss Miss Martina Hingis hoping to be a big hit in Federation Cup

Former world No 1 Martina Hingis makes return to big-time singles combat in Federation Cup match against Poland.

Usain Bolt chasing 200m world record in under 19 seconds before retirement

Jamaican sprint star wants to break own 200m world record and do it by running under 19 seconds.

United Arab Emirates in bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup

With government keen to boost nation's profile, cashed-up Middle Eastern country hopes to host Rugby League World Cup in 2021.

Chiefs trounce Crusaders at home to do double for Super Rugby season

Chiefs sack Christchurch with 26-9 win over Crusaders to do Super Rugby season double over rivals.

Phillip Vela recognised for contribution to racing and fishing business

Influential racing and fishing businessman Philip Vela dies

$10,000 punter saved by TAB goodwill after top jockey Opie Bosson is stood down

TAB refunds bets on top jockey Opie Bosson at Ellerslie after he was stood down injured.

One-eyed Benji Marshall pleased with St George Illawarra Dragons win over Brisbane Broncos

Benji Marshall played for more than half an hour against Brisbane on Friday with vision in just one eye.

Alastair Cook satisfied with effort as England fall short against West Indies

England did everything possible to win the first test against West Indies but couldn't close it out in Antigua.

Aston Villa seek FA Cup glory despite threat of Premier League relegation

 They are battling EPL relegation, but Aston Villa are also chasing another FA Cup final appearance.

Steven Adams has 'no idea' whether he will play for Tall Blacks

Kiwi NBA star says he's "got a lot of thinking" to do about playing for NZ in Olympic qualifiers.

Brendon McCullum partners with Dwayne Smith to lead Chennai Super Kings to victory in IPL

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum has partnered with West Indian cricketer Dwayne Smith to put on 109 runs and lead the Chennai Super Kings to a six wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians.

Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal move into Monte Carlo semifinals

Novak Djokovic powered his way into the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals with a win over Marin Cilic.

Mossdale Conner smashes New Zealand speed mark at Auckland

Mossdale Conner leads all the way in the Noel Taylor Mile at Auckland and smashes a hot field in New Zealand record time.

Underdogs Reading aim to 'make history' in FA Cup semifinal

In the red corner is the team playing the best football in England. In the blue corner is a second-tier team.

Peter Uihlein leads in windy Shenzhen as Bubba Watson wilts

American Peter Uihlein took a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Shenzhen International.

Louis van Gaal must solve Manchester United defensive conundrum

Manchester United will have to solve a complex injury puzzle if they are to claim a seventh successive Premier League victory.

Mario Balotelli most abused Premier League player on social media

Almost 40,000 abusive messages aimed at Premier League players - many of them racist - have been posted online this season.

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage says club doesn't have rorting culture

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage is adamant the A-League club doesn't have a culture of systemic rorting.

Sydney FC stay in Premier's Plate race after goal-fest

Sydney FC ensured the race for the Premier's Plate will go down to the wire after romping to a 4-3 A-League victory over Newcastle.

Josh Reynolds sparks Canterbury Bulldogs to victory over Manly

Under-siege Josh Reynolds and utility Moses Mbye piloted Canterbury to a vital 28-16 NRL win over Manly.

St George Illawarra Dragons hold off table-topping Brisbane Broncos

The Dragons' resurgence under Paul McGregor has continued, seeing off table-topping Brisbane Broncos 12-10.

Larger than expected NZ swim team named for world champs campaign

Swimming New Zealand will send a 10-strong team to the 2015 world championships in Russia.

Wellington Phoenix go second on A-League ladder with stunning comeback win over Central Coast Mariners

Kenny Cunningham scored two second half goals as the Phoenix beat the Mariners 3-2 on Friday.

Super City Rangers too strong for Manawatu Jets in NBL clash

The Rangers have consigned the Manawatu Jets to their fourth NBL loss in a row with a 115-94 win.

Leon Henry injured as Wellington Saints beat Taranaki Mountain Airs in NBL clash

Leon Henry injured in Wellington Saints' 108-97 NBL win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs

Team Wellington clinch Oceania Champions League semifinal berth

Team Wellington are through to semifinals of the Oceania Champions League.

Belle Miraaj looking to finish special three-year old season on a high

Belle Miraaj has given her owners two dream seasons but one more win in her final age group race would be the icing on the cake.

Sticking his neck out pays dividends for Speeding Spur at Alexandra Park

Monbet goes down by the barest of noses to Speeding Spur at Alexandra Park.

Daniel Hain hoping Pondarosa Miss can bring him Group I success in Easter Handicap at Ellerslie

Pondarosa Miss couldn't do it for Noel Harris last start, but she could weave her magic for Daniel Hain.

No secret to West Coast Fever's success in this season's trans-Tasman league

Pulse and Tactix fans hoping Natalie Medhurst has a silver bullet will be disappointed.

Live A-League: Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners

Follow our live coverage as the Wellington Phoenix take on the Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium.

Jockey Alysha Collett looking to celebrate her 21st in style with Classcoroc and Captain Kirk

Alysha Collett is hoping Classcoroc and Captain Kirk can make this weekend even bigger for her.

Jeremy Thrush's Hurricanes century reward for patience, hard work and loyalty

Hurricanes lock Jeremy Thrush is living proof that good things come to those who wait.

Highlanders Tom Franklin and Jason Emery re-sign with Super Rugby franchise

Highlanders lock Tom Franklin and midfielder Jason Emery have re-signed for a further two years.

Michael Clarke says Ashes return for Kevin Pietersen not out of question

Australian skipper says soon-to-be Big Bash team-mate could earn stunning recall for England for looming Ashes series.

Central Pulse view trans-Tasman netball win over West Coast Fever as a 'bonus'

Jodi Brown believes the Pulse can still make the playoffs without a win against the Fever.

Iffwedance eyes Hawke's Bay Cup but faith shown in gelding already well repaid

Hawke's Bay Cup favourite Iffwedance didn't have too many admirers as a young horse.

Magic defender Kelly Jury recovered from injury and eager for action

After spending past eight months getting over ruptured Achilles, youngster itching for an opportunity.

Bulldogs fans, photos sought in bottle throwing investigation

Images enhanced to help police investigation into stadium violence and bottle throwing at Easter.

Bidwell: Time for Irene van Dyk to say good night and good luck

OPINION: Irene van Dyk has cut an increasingly forlorn figure on the Pulse's bench, says Hamish Bidwell
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