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Left-arm seamer Nathan McNicol nabs Canterbury contract

Left-arm seamer completes Canterbury's list of contracted players for 2017-18 season.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says team are much better prepared to combat travel for Super Rugby semifinal this time round

Needing to combat a hectic schedule, the Chiefs have gone right down to the nitty-gritty details.

IndyCar series leader Scott Dixon not planning on handing longtime rival parting gift

Regarded by many as the nicest driver in the field, Kiwi star has no plans to hand over IndyCar title on sentimental terms.

New Zealand teen leg-spinner Amelia Kerr included in World Cup cricket team

The 16-year-old the only Kiwi named in women's World Cup cricket team, after impressing with legspin "masterclass".

England need to stop letting egos get in way of good sense

OPINION: Over the past two years England's cricketers have increasingly resembled Pakistan, writes Geoffrey Boycott.

Controversial NRL ref to take charge of Warriors game against Sharks

NRL ref who failed to send off Sia Soliola for the Billy Slater KO is heading to Mt Smart Stadium.

Kiwi combinations favourites ahead of the world doubles squash championships

Two Kiwi combinations favoured for world doubles squash championships.

Breakers unveil Edgar Sosa as new import point guard for 2017-18 ANBL season

New Zealand's ANBL club bring in a proven winner to run the point for the 2017-18 season.

Goran Paracki swaps Croatian summer for Wellington winter as his Phoenix career begins

New Phoenix player here for the right reasons as he trades sunny Croatia for Jerry Collins Stadium.

Hosting an Olympic Games is now a burden not a prize

OPINION: At their worst the Games are a noxious invading power and being a host city costs a fortune, writes Jonathan Liew.

World heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua's outrageous swing outside the ring

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua should stick to swinging punches, not golf clubs.

Ireland rugby stars Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding face rape charges

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been stood down from rugby until trial concludes.

Waikanae take Horowhenua-Kapiti club rugby title off Paraparaumu

Paraparaumu's five-year run ended with 11-6 defeat in final.

Highlanders got it badly wrong with criticism of ref Angus Gardner

OPINION: Angus Gardner showed his strength in giving Liam Squire his well-deserved yellow card, writes Paul Cully.

Former tennis star Mark Philippoussis' dad on molestation charges

Tennis coach faces multiple counts of molesting two minors.

'Hand of God' goalscorer Diego Maradona backs the use of video referees

They would have ruled out his 'Hand of God' goal, but video referees have the backing of Argentina legend Diego Maradona.

Plastic 'being regularly ingested' by fish consumed in New Zealand

They're fish you can buy from your local fish market and most of them have eaten plastic, research suggests.

Lions' Super Rugby success driven by a desire to play an 'exciting brand' of rugby

Super Rugby semifinalists have played to score tries rather than win games, departing coach says

Corey Main focuses on 200m backstroke at World Swimming Championships

Corey Main finishes eighth in his first final at the World Swimming Championships in Hungary.

Stephen Curry finalises $270 million five-year deal with the Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have the foundation for a NBA dynasty as stars sign on.

Tatafu Polota-Nau plan B turns into plan A as Wallabies starting hooker

An unlikely transfer to the Western Force ends with promotion to starting hooker with the Wallabies.

Cricket Australia player pay dispute fallout to linger

An awkward summer of cricket ahead in Australia as player-board relations plummet to a 40-year low.

Celtic set to be best club in modern era of rugby if they grab 9th title

Celtic Rugby Club's golden run in grand finals could see them stand alone.

Australian Rugby Union key figure resigns

Australian rugby's chief financial officer is moving on amid the turmoil of the Super Rugby cuts.

Hurricanes' headed try assist could be the start of the next great innovation

Hurricanes' headed try assist touted as the "natural successor" to the cross-field kick-pass.

Joseph Parker towers over Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas meet

Size difference in boxing's divisions evident as Kiwi heavyweight meets one of the fly and welterweight greats.

Knocked out Billy Slater blanks two weeks in hit Sia Soliola cops five week ban for

NRL star who was "unconscious before he hit the ground" had no recent memory when he came to.

Adam Peaty breaks men's 50m breaststroke world record in Hungary

It was only the heats, but that didn't matter to British swimmer Adam Peaty.

Steven Adams' OKC Thunder linked with disgruntled Knicks star Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks star may join Steven Adams in OKC, but don't expect the Kiwi to head to the Big Apple any time soon.

Marco Rossi sees red as Wellington Phoenix draw first pre-season against Western Suburbs

Italian centre back sent off for a stamp as his side are unable to break down Central League opposition Western Suburbs.

Isaac Fotu joins German powerhouse Ulm on two-year deal

Isaac Fotu will join the German powerhouse on a two-year deal.

Tall Ferns beat Chinese Taipei in Bangalore

Big double-doubles from Jillian Harmon and Kalani Purcell helped the Tall Ferns to victory over Chinese Taipei.

Talks continue in Cricket Australia pay saga as tour of Bangladesh looms

Hope is growing that Australia's tour of Bangladesh will proceed, with warring parties locked in deep negotiations.

Desperately seeking caddies: big Wellington golf tournament is on the hunt

Around 40 volunteer caddies still needed for the big Asia-Pacific Amateur in Wellington in October.

NRL drops officials for failing to send off Canberra's Sia Soliola for late hit

NRL officials have been punished for dropping the ball in the clash between Canberra and Melbourne.

Dane Coles set to play 100th game for Hurricanes in semifinal

Dane Coles' classy cameo against the Brumbies should be enough to get him a green light in Johannesburg.

Palmerston North's secret weapon in the America's Cup

Engineer Ryan Thomas was programming machinery for factories when he was discovered by Team New Zealand.

Super Rugby semifinals shouldn't be the place for questions about partial referees

OPINION: Surely the Super Rugby playoffs should be refereed by neutrals.

Jarryd Hayne hints at return to Fijian World Cup squad

The star fullback looks set to go from representing Fiji to Australia and back again.

Warriors unchanged for must-win clash against Cronulla

With the season on the line, Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has kept faith with the side that lost to the Cowboys.

Unfinished business for International Powerlifting Federation World Classic Championships masters gold medallist Andy Mahon

New Zealand's Andy Mahon may have won a gold and two silver medals at the World Classic Championships powerlifting, but he wants to break the 800kg barrier.

All Whites midfielder Marco Rojas reportedly in talks with Dutch club

Melbourne Victory could lose Marco Rojas to a Dutch club before the A-League season starts, Australian reports say.

Tall Blacks' game against China called off after visitors walk off court

A practice basketball game ends abruptly when China quit, saying they're getting nothing from it.

Australian women's cricket pregnancy clause changed

Australia's female cricketers must no longer declare they are not pregnant before donning the green and gold.

Edwards wins Games' gold but hits health troubles

A relay gold aside, swimmer Chelsey Edwards's had the toughest of times at the Commonwealth Youth Games

Elbow injury may rule Novak Djokovic out of US Open, says report

Bone bruising in his elbow could mean three months out for Novak Djokovic with the US Open looming.

Newcastle Knights' Rory Kostjasyn forced into retirement due to throat injury

A throat injury sustained at pre-season training has ended the Newcastle utility's NRL career.

Chiefs and Canes racking up air time during Super Rugby finals

Chiefs could cover more than 40,000km in the air during Super Rugby playoffs if they make the final.

Danny Lee 'glad he made the commitment' despite not getting to play Open Championship

Despite not getting to play The Open, Kiwi golfer doesn't regret making long, expensive trip from US to UK.

Derrick Rose and Cleveland Cavaliers agree to one-year NBA deal

Former MVP will play one year in Cleveland for veteran minimum salary.
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