Serena, Venus plan to avoid each other until ASB Classic final

Venus and Serena Williams were sold on the idea that they were unlikely to face each other until the final of January's tournament.

'Sometimes change is a good thing' - Lydia Ko opens up on axing caddie Jason Hamilton

Struggling world No 1 brushes off suggestions of "panic move" and insists no animosity in decision to get a new bag man.

Black Caps skittle India in Ranchi to send ODI series to decider

Tim Southee leads a classic NZ fight in the field to set up a series decider.

Brendon McCullum shares rugby secrets with Indians

Former Black Caps captain tosses the oval ball around as he shares a Kiwi sporting message with India.

Bank account 'tsunami' for Rory McIlroy's caddie as $1.5m tip comes in

"I think he was quite happy," a smiling Rory McIlroy says after paying his caddie after big win.

'Why I can't watch boxers batter each other unconscious' - Peter Fitzsimons

OPINION: Boxing turns fighters into "shambling, tragic wrecks" like Muhammad Ali.

Prime Minster John Key coy on request for government assistance to Joseph Parker's world title fight

PM fends off fight taste issues in Duco funding bid saying "the point would be to promote NZ".

Survey shows eight per cent of English football fans wouldn't support a team with a gay player

British survey shows fans would stop supporting team if it included a gay player.

Ben Stokes can be one of all-time great all-rounders - England coach

England's coach believes Ben Stokes could become one of the greats.

New Zealand star Bundee Aki eyes Irish test ranks after signing big extension to Connacht deal

NZ rugby star on Ireland test team's radar as he signs lucrative extension to Connacht contract.

All Blacks getting kitted out in a new jersey by Adidas

Billed as "the strongest ever," the All Blacks are about to be kitted out in a new playing strip.

Ireland name 34-man squad to face All Blacks in Chicago test

Six uncapped players named in 34-man squad heading to Chicago to face the All Blacks.

England turn to flanker Tom Wood in injury-hit rugby squad

Flanker Tom Wood the surprise inclusion in Eddie Jones' England squad for end-of-year internationals.

Recap: Black Caps v India - fourth ODI in Ranchi

Black Caps level five-match ODI series with 19-run win over India in Ranchi.

Residency rule is 'diluting' rugby, says former Ireland wing Luke Fitzgerald

Former Lions wing criticises rugby's residency policy for making international game too "diluted".

Man United manager Jose Mourinho's living arrangements 'a disaster'

Jose Mourinho hates his five star accommodation in the heart of Manchester.

Hickey, Edwards joining French rugby club Bordeaux-Begles

Two more Kiwi rugby players are on their way to France.

Powell powers his way to top of New Zealand amateur champs

Competition is tight in the men's and women's fields at the NZ amateur champs.

Cleveland Cavaliers treat fans with rout of Knicks in season opener

Led by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the Cavs treated their fans to a demolition job.

Police appeal against Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction as judge reserves decision

Sentencing judge made a "considered, correct and compassionate decision", appeal hearing told.

Steve Hansen's beer offer looking flat after Michael Cheika's arm injury

Wallabies coach off the beers, putting an end to All Blacks coach's offer of a drink.

Steve Kilgallon: Why the government should pay for Joseph Parker fight

OPINION: Government's anti-Parker stance suggests only ABs are worthy of public money.

'Tongan Thor' Taniela Tupou selected for Wallabies European tour

Aussies at it again, this time nabbing former NZ schoolboy rugby star Taniela Tupou.

Roberto Perez homers twice as Indians beat Cubs 6-0

Roberto Perez blasted his way to a multi-home run night on the game's biggest stage.

The 60th anniversary Tour of Southland to start without 2015 winner Brad Evans and the defending champion Avanti team

The 60th Tour of Southland starts on Sunday, without 2015 champion Brad Evans and last year's winning team.

Cricket commentator Mark Nicholas reveals the earful he copped from Kerry Packer

"I'm not people, son, I'm the boss. You listen to me,'' TV mogul tells commentator.

Valery Rozov sets new world base jumping record

Russian base jumper climbs up a mountain for three weeks to leap from a record height of 7700 metres.

Where does the government invest their Major Events funding as Duco seek help?

Duco Events is asking for Government funding to stage a world title fight. What else has been invested in?

Wellington men, women to play Melbourne Stars counterparts in Twenty20 double header

Top cricketers heading to Wellington for a Twenty20 'Basin Blast' double header.

Captain Coll and Tafa make NZ Heartland team to tour Fiji

South Canterbury captain Kieran Coll and prop Timaru Tafa have made the NZ Heartland side.

Black Ferns take step back but still far too good for Australia in second test

Black Ferns scrappy but still far too good for Aussies in second test.

Plenty of new faces in NZ Heartland XV squad named for Fiji

New Zealand Heartland XV coach Barry Matthews has selected 15 new caps to tour Fiji.

Southland Boys' High School pupil signs with Highlanders and Stags

Highlanders and Stags sign New Zealand Secondary Schools hooker for three years.

Horowhenua-Kapiti Rugby Union using Facebook to recruit sevens 'rough diamonds'

The Horowhenua-Kapiti sevens coach is hoping to find the next big star through Facebook and an open training.

North Island Croquet Championships roll into Paraparaumu and Plimmerton

Two Kapiti players will have the hopes of the district riding on their performance at the North Island Croquet Championships next month.

Five rookies in Kangaroos team to play Scotland

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is looking to the future.

Whetu Douglas honoured with Waikato awards after New Zealand Maori call-up

Whetu Douglas wins Waikato's top award and will follow in the footsteps of his forefathers if he plays for NZ Maori.

Northern Stars the new kids on the block in NZ netball league

New team to compete in New Zealand's national netball league revealed.

Jarryd Hayne bombarded with All Blacks questions while in America

As he picks an AB to make it in NFL, he reveals America never appreciated his pedigree.

Jacob Tratt learns a valuable lesson in concentration against Sydney FC

The Wellington Phoenix defender does not expect another defensive lapse like the one which let Sydney FC steal all three points on Sunday.

Lydia Ko battles Ariya Jutanugarn for major honours on LPGA Tour

Kiwi golfer has work to do to top the standings on the LPGA Tour as her Thai rival turns up the heat.

Banks steeling himself for a bitter-sweet end to his life with the Tasman Makos

Tasman talisman Marty Banks is hoping to go out in style in his 40th and final game for the Makos.

Report says NZ sport needs zero tolerance for homophobia and discrimination

Hard line needed on homophobia and discrimination in NZ sport, study finds.

Fast-rising Steven Adams ready to assume expanded role for Oklahoma City Thunder

NZ's NBA star on the precipice of a breakthrough season and a mega contract worth over $140m.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves determined to start delivering in Kiwis jersey

Roosters prop not shying away from his poor record with the Kiwis.

All Whites striker Chris Wood scores crucial goal to help send Leeds United to League Cup quarterfinals

All White's goal sets up win to lead EFL side into League Cup quarterfinals for the second time in 20 years.

Departing Canterbury outside back Johnny McNicholl leaves NZ with no regrets

Next stop for Johnny McNicholl is Wales. First, though, he wants to win another title with Canterbury.

International Hockey Federation confirm Kiwi Jason McCracken as new chief executive

Former Olympic and World Cup umpire named CEO of Swiss-based International Hockey Federation.

All Whites goalkeeper Jake Gleeson arrested for drink driving in Oregon

NZ Football disappointment as top goalkeeper arrested following a car crash in the US.
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