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Lions tour: Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell to start together in second test

Live: Lions coach Warren Gatland discusses his selections for the second test.

Lions tour: Ben Smith ruled out of Lions test series due to concussion issues

Fullback won't be considered for third test as All Blacks take cautious approach to head injury.

Lions tour: Warren Gatland selection gamble goes from big top to circus

OPINION: Bizarre selections for second test contradict coach's entire career, writes Mark Reason.

History against Benzini in Caloundra Cup

Kiwi stayer looking for revenge against Australian runners at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Lions tour: Ngani Laumape's hard-nosed style stems back to schools rugby in the forward pack

A transition from the loose forwards to the midfield started the rise of All Blacks debutant Ngani Laumape.

Malakai Fekitoa as you've never seen him - fit for ESPN's Body Issue

Unwanted All Black notches a New Zealand first as he strips down for ESPN's Body Issue.

Lions tour: Steve Hansen calls time on 'war of words' with Warren Gatland

A beer between two rival coaches looms as Steve Hansen insists he likes Warren Gatland.

Hawke's Bay hat-trick not out of the question

He's owned the Hawke's Bay Steeplechase for the last two years and he can claim the hat-trick on Saturday.

Respected judge Ian Scott tips Manny Pacquiao's hand speed and experience to trump Jeff Horn's power

Respected Kiwi judge Ian Scott tips experienced Filipino to beat Jeff Horn on Sunday.

Michelle Payne to admit taking banned substance

Australian Jockeys Association chairman says Michelle Payne will admit she took a banned substance.

Wellington Phoenix sign Australian youth international fullback Scott Galloway

The Wellington Phoenix's new coaching regime have made an impressive first signing.

Lions tour: George North and Robbie Henshaw return home with injuries

Injured Lions players ruled out of the rest of the tour after suffering injuries in the Hurricanes match.

Lions tour: Waisake Naholo, Ngani Laumape storm into All Blacks test lineup

Naholo returns in reshuffled All Blacks back three, and Laumape in line for debut off the bench.

American heavyweight James Wilson on way to NZ to tune up for Conrad Lam fight

American heavyweight James Wilson is on his way to NZ to tune up for the undefeated Conrad Lam.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra tune up for one-off show, Lands of Hope and Glory

The NZSO have got something rousing and traditional in store for a one-off rugby inspire show. Check out the video.

Podium pressure on Hayden Paddon ahead of WRC race in Poland

Motorsport columnist Benjamin Carrell offers an insight into what NZ drivers are in action overseas.

Warriors' Steph Curry takes a shot against professional golfers in Web.com Tour event

Star point guard will show off his shooting skills with a golf club.

Peter Burling ordered to hide his starting box game from Jimmy Spithill before final

TNZ reveal strategy to keep Peter Burling's start box talents a secret until the showdown with Oracle.

Lions tour: Scottish members of the 'Geography Six' insist they have no regrets

A British and Irish Lions callup is something you can't turn down, two members of the 'Geography Six' say.

Chile crush Portugal on penalties to reach Confederations Cup final

Goalkeeper makes three straight saves to end Portugal's Confederations Cup.

Lions Tour: Jonny Wilkinson says tourists must attack with freedom in second test

Former first-five believes the Lions must draw inspiration from the epic try they scored in the first test.

Phil Jackson and struggling New York Knicks agree to part ways

NBA coaching great pays price after failure to revive club fortunes.

When it's time for the Wallabies to face the All Blacks, there is only one hope

OPINION: Last time a miracle that big happened, a huge star appeared in the east, writes Peter FitzSimons.

Lions tour: Kiwi hospitality in full swing at Johnsonville RFC for Lions supporters

Johnsonville is being invaded by red shirts, much to the delight of locals.

Team New Zealand's 'naughty boys' as $4k bags thrown away

Sponsor and crew's partners won't be happy as $4000 bags biffed in Cup-winning ecstasy, skipper says.

Trinidad and Tobago netball team arrives in Nelson ahead of Super Club tournament

The first team has arrived for the Super Club netball tournament which starts on Sunday.

LA Clippers trade Chris Paul to Houston Rockets in eight-player deal

All-Star point guard to link up with James Harden.

Wimbledon 2017: Marina Erakovic wins first match in qualifying

Marina Erakovic defeats Amra Sadikovic in three sets in Wimbledon qualifying.

Lions tour: Fans pay four times the going rate to park campervans in Wellington

Wellington costs Lions fans $130 a night to park their campervans in the city.

Lions Tour: Daniel Carter's greatest ever test match re-lived

The 33-point haul against the British and Irish Lions in 2005 was a thing of beauty. Re-live it now.

Ngani Laumape entirely deserving of his All Blacks callup

OPINION: Hurricanes star brings something different to the All Blacks' midfield mix.

White Ferns' Women's World Cup match against South Africa rained-out

White Ferns' Suzie Bates made to wait for 100th ODI as rain dominates in Derby.

UK prosecutors charge six people over 1989 Hillsborough disaster that killed 96

Former top cop faces 95 counts of manslaughter as UK prosecutors lay charges over Hillsborough disaster.

Relieved Southern Steel complete perfect season with national league win

 The Southern Steel complete the perfect season with a big win over the Central Pulse.

Southern Steel complete dominant season in style

The Southern Steel set benchmark high for new national netball premiership with unbeaten campaign.

Netball premiership grand final ends in big defeat for the Central Pulse

Second no disgrace for the Central Pulse, whose best years are still ahead of them.

Recap: ANZ Premiership netball final - Southern Steel v Central Pulse

The Southern Steel have done it! Dominant all the way in the final to end season unbeaten.

Craig Lowndes intent on ending Supercars hoodoo

Townsville one of only two tracks the Holden veteran hasn't won at, Pukekohe is the other.

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne tests positive to banned substance

Melbourne Cup pioneering woman jockey faces ban after positive test to banned substance.

Wallabies assistant Nathan Grey wants defensive love

Nathan Grey has agreed a new deal to coach defence full-time.

Manny Pacquiao camp rubbishes Jeff Horn KO warning

Can Jeff Horn's "granite" jaw cause Filipino legend any trouble? Yeah, nahh says Pacquiao's trainer.

Six-times America's Cup winner Murray Jones looks set to retire

After six America's Cup victories, Team NZ coach Murray Jones suggests he will retire.

Melbourne Rebels players jumping off sinking ship

Things aren't looking good for the under-threat Super Rugby side.

Football Federation Australia: The past has come back to haunt FFA

Report on World Cup scandal highly critical of Australia's 2022 bid.

Somerset staffer Jeremy Curwin appointed Canterbury Cricket chief

Englishman Jeremy Curwin to take over from Lee Germon at Canterbury Cricket.

Aussies claim America's Cup glory

It seems our neighbours across the ditch just can't help themselves when it comes to stealing our stuff.

Auckland America's Cup parade confirmed

Aucklanders, mark your calendars: The America's Cup victory parade will be on July 6.

Gold Cup racing meet incident 'blown out of proportion'

Greyhound breeder admits yelling gang threats after a ruckus at a mixed-code racing meet.

Racing Tragedy: Donna Philpot leaves behind wonderful legacy

A dedicated track work rider, mother and wife went to work on Tuesday morning but she didn't come home.

Tall Blacks to name a 'largely inexperienced' team for the Asia Cup

With several players unavailable, Paul Henare has decided to name a "largely inexperienced" team for the August's tournament.
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