NBL favourites open with wins

Reuben Te Rangi glides to the hoop during his Wellington Saints' debut against the Hawke's Bay Hawks on Friday.

Saints convincing in victory, while Sharks rally late to win in week one of NBL.

Triumphant comeback after injury

Ben Wyness in action in 2017 when Feilding took on Linton Army.

Ben Wyness has been through the medical mill but is back to his old self.

Cricket attack 'absolute thuggery'

Police were called to Paraparaumu Cricket Club on Sunday after a player-umpire was allegedly kicked in the face.

Club game turns nasty as player-umpire is sucker-punched and then kicked on the ground, witness says.

Mayhem reigns at sprints

One of the great Midget drivers, Michael Pickens, on the way to Rolling Thunder victory on Saturday night.

The crowd got more than they might have expected.

Semifinal showdown looms

The championship's first female driver Rebecca Barr kept the Allstar cars at bay.

Four favourites got through Saturday night's qualifying at the Robertson Holden Speedway.


Knights earn home final

Daryl Mitchell's sensational 61 from 23 balls propelled the Knights towards a huge total (FILE PHOTO).

Six wickets in 19 balls for one Knights spinner secures whopping Super Smash win against Central Stags.

Central Stags look deep within video

George Worker is one of the Stags' best home grown talents.

Winning trophies isn't the goal at the Central Stags. It's a by-product of producing Black Caps.

From schoolboys to Black Caps

The 2007 national secondary schools elite cricket squad after the tournament in Palmerston North. Back row: Craig ...

A decade ago, the national schoolboy cricket final featured a who's who of future stars. Can you name them?

Nethula leads Aces over Stags

Tom Bruce's half-century wasn't enough to lead the Central Stags to victory against the Auckland Aces.

Tom Bruce's match-high 56 wasn't enough to lift the Stags to a win over the Aces in New Plymouth.

Callups wreak havoc on Plunket Shield

Wellington Firebirds paceman Hamish Bennett will be away with New Zealand A.

Undefeated - and depleted - Wellington and Central Districts sides are putting it all on the line this Friday.

rugby union

Live: Southland v BoP

Isaac Te Tamaki of Southland

Can Southland finally get a win? They're in with a chance against the out of form Bay of Plenty.

Live: Taranaki v North Harbour

Taranaki face North Harbour in week 7 of the Mitre 10 Cup.

Taranaki challenge North Harbour in the Mitre 10 Cup.

Taranaki too good for Turbos video

Teihorangi Walden sent Taranaki further ahead in the first half.

Taranaki retain the Ranfurly Shield as Yarrow Stadium hosts rugby not long after fears for its future.

Turbos down Mooloos late video

Nehe Milner-Skudder dazzled the home crowd with every step in Manawatū's victory over Waikato.

All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder dazzles in Palmy as Manawatū open their season with a narrow win.

Recap: Manawatū v Waikato

Newton Tudreu scores a try for the Manawatū Turbos against Counties Manakau in last season's competition.

The Turbos take on the Mooloos at at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North.

Lampp's sports comment

More doping revelations to come

Rhys Pedersen wasn't the first Manawatū player to be penalised for taking clenbuterol, and he won't be the last, writes ...

OPINION: Ignorance of the law won't cut it for club rugby players caught using any kind of drugs.

A showjumping ruckus

Katie Laurie rides Dunstan Lucca at Waitemata earlier this year.

OPINION: After alleged misconduct, two top equestrians seem to be lost to the sport in New Zealand.

All Blacks' elusive possession problem

New Zealand's Waisake Naholo attempts a flick pass under pressure. Trying to score off every play is putting the All ...

OPINION: All Blacks are playing the game back to front and it needs to be fixed.

All Blacks stagger on

The All Blacks produced a lacklustre display against Scotland.

OPINION: We're seeing scratchy stuff from an All Blacks side that looks tired.

Turbos need to get it done

The chat between referee Brett Johnson and Callum Gibbins which proved so costly for the Turbos in 2016.

OPINION: Next year, the Turbos need to make their tackles and get the job done.

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