Tussle over Shields' services

Eddie Jones is reportedly keen to have Brad Shields available for England's test against South Africa in June.

Eddie Jones wants Brad Shields for England's June test, but Steve Tew says he's still contracted to NZR.

100-ball cricket to debut

Brendon McCullum playing in the T20 Blast in England, which may be overtaken by a 100-ball competition.

6:50 AM  T20 not short enough for the English Cricket Board with new eight-team competition to start.

Gayle trumps Kane in IPL

Sunrisers player Kane Williamson scored his second straight 50.

4 min ago  Kane Williamson scores a second consecutive IPL 50, but a Chris Gayle hundred wins the match.

Johnson, Kata out for Warriors

Shaun Johnson won't feature for the Warriors when they take on the unbeaten Dragons on Friday night.

Experienced players ruled out of Friday night's NRL match against the unbeaten Dragons at Mt Smart Stadium.

Burling to skipper Team NZ? video

Peter Burling has been confirmed as Team New Zealand's skipper for the next America's Cup.

Peter Burling might well be Team NZ's skipper for the next America's Cup in 2021, but the team isn't confirming it just yet.

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Popovich's wife dies

It is unknown if Gregg Popovich will coach the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors after the ...

The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67.

Bennett in media walkout

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett: "I am coach here next year - that could change. But if you don't want to talk ...

​Wayne Bennett walks out on media after taking exception to questions about future.

Recap: Bulldogs v Roosters

Raymond Faitala-Mariner makes a break during the Bulldogs' win over the Cowboys in Townsville last weekend.

Sydney Roosters score after five minutes, then it was a scoreless 75 minutes.

Wallabies great back for Reds

George Smith is congratulated on his 150th Super Rugby cap by former team-mate George Gregan last April.

Return of George Smith lifts back row reeling from news that Lukhan Tui requires knee surgery.

Perenara and Weber: life coaches

Hurricane and All Black TJ Perenara said he's 100 per cent against Israel Folau's comments about gay people.

OPINION: All Blacks have the power to make the world a better place, and World Rugby should butt out.

Record low for Phoenix Kiwis

Matt Ridenton played the most A-League minutes of any Kiwi at the Wellington Phoenix during the 2017-18 season.

ANALYSIS: Kiwis played 30 per cent of possible minutes in 2017-18, a new low for the Wellington A-League club.

Gold, silver and bronze for Obo

Simon Barnett of Obo with one of the new range of goalie 'kickers' worn by Black Sticks keeper Sally Rutherford.

Protective sports gear company had a hand, or a foot, in each of the Games' top hockey teams.

Kiwis star available for Denver

Manly chief executive Lyall Gorman, left, is welcomed by Dr Te Maire Tau, Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Upoko, at the unveiling of ...

A key member of the Kiwis forward pack will be made available by his NRL club for the Denver test.

Read ruled out of France series

All Blacks captain Kieran Read, left, is not expected to play any part in the three-test series against France in June, ...

ABs captain will be asked to allow his back injury to repair fully, to ensure he is available for next year's RWC.

Jazz ease past Adams' Thunder

Utah Jazz rookie guard Donovan Mitchell lands another basket during his team's 102-95 win over the Thunder.

Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help Utah level playoff series.

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Perenara and Weber: life coaches

Hurricane and All Black TJ Perenara said he's 100 per cent against Israel Folau's comments about gay people.

OPINION: All Blacks have the power to make the world a better place, and World Rugby should butt out.

Buffon lessons in Folau saga

OPINION: Aussie star and Juventus goalie fail to recognise the power of words to hurt, writes Emma Keeling.

When Christchurch ruled the world

Castle can't win against Folau

commonwealth games

Taranaki's golden girls

Kelly Brazier's 80m solo try proved the difference for New Zealand.

Gayle Broughton and Michaela Blyde's families were out of their seats with excitement at the Commonwealth Games.

Games athletes arrive home video

Weightlifter David Liti is all smiles as he arrives at Auckland Airport after winning gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Proud family and friends on hand to welcome NZ's Commonwealth Games team home.

Closing ceremony feud rolls on

Channel 7 host Johanna Griggs is angry at the way athletes were treated at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony and ...

Claim and counter-claim but Aussie TV host adamant they were left in the dark over athletes snub.

TVNZ lets Games fans down video

Kiwi pole vaulter Olivia McTaggart featured in one of TVNZ's Commonwealth Games blunders.

OPINION: Not the best broadcasting, but those errors will count for little at Rugby World Cup time.

Rugby

Read ruled out of France series

All Blacks captain Kieran Read, left, is not expected to play any part in the three-test series against France in June, ...

ABs captain will be asked to allow his back injury to repair fully, to ensure he is available for next year's RWC in Japan.

Fit-again Franks raring to go

All Blacks prop Owen Franks, who has been named to start for the Crusaders against the Sunwolves in Christchurch on ...

After surgery on his Achilles, the All Blacks prop feels like he's just starting the second chapter of his stellar career.

Wallabies great back for Reds

George Smith is congratulated on his 150th Super Rugby cap by former team-mate George Gregan last April.

Return of George Smith lifts back row reeling from news that Lukhan Tui is in need of knee surgery.

Jones: Folau views lack 'love' video

Sir Michael Jones has been elected as an independent member to the New Zealand Rugby board.

All Blacks great feels for the controversial Aussie rugby star, but says he has "love" for the "integral" gay community.

Cricket

Former Black Cap Papps retires

Michael Papps has retired from first-class cricket.

Opener shoulders arms after 20-year first class career.

Cricket billion breaks the bank

Just as David Pocock has returned to Super Rugby in 2018 so too have Australian fans with a small resurgence in TV ...

Super Rugby popularity growing again in Australia but a big TV rights deal may now be out of reach.

$1m an IPL game not far away

Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson of New Zealand has become a key player in the Indian Premier League.

IPL founder Lalit Modi predicts massive money for top players and expansion to four-day format.

Langer next Aussie coach?

Former test opener Justin Langer has enjoyed great success with the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash.

Cricket Australia says it hasn't appointed a new men's coach, but media reports say it will be Justin Langer.

Video

No skipper confirmed for Team NZ

Despite claim Burling will be skipper when they defend the America's Cup, team says no roles have been defined.

Football

Record low for Phoenix Kiwis

Matt Ridenton played the most A-League minutes of any Kiwi at the Wellington Phoenix during the 2017-18 season.

ANALYSIS: Kiwis played 30 per cent of possible minutes in 2017-18, a new low for the Wellington A-League club.

Man United beat Bournemouth

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku scores his side's first goal against Bournemouth.

Glamour club strengthens its grip on second place in the English Premier League.

Victory humble Shanghai SIPG

Rhys Williams of the Melbourne Victory controls the ball under pressure from Lyu Wenjun of Shanghai SIPG.

Melbourne Victory's youngsters put on a show, beating Shanghai SIPG 2-1 in ACL.

Man City dominate EPL team

Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, centre, is one of five Manchester City players in the EPL's team of the season.

Five players who helped Pep Guardiola's side become English champions included in EPL team of the season.

League

Recap: Bulldogs v Roosters

Raymond Faitala-Mariner makes a break during the Bulldogs' win over the Cowboys in Townsville last weekend.

Sydney Roosters score after five minutes, then it was a scoreless 75 minutes.

Kiwis star available for Denver

Manly chief executive Lyall Gorman, left, is welcomed by Dr Te Maire Tau, Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Upoko, at the unveiling of ...

A key member of the Kiwis forward pack will be made available by his NRL club for the Denver test.

Warriors need to box smarter

Issac Luke's passing from dummy half has made him one of the stand out players in the NRL.

Issac Luke feels the Warriors players need to put their bodies on the line against the Dragons.

Kiwis get clever for Denver

The Kiwis are using innovations to negate jetlag and altitude for their historic test in Denver.

Booze bans, blue-light therapy and "humidi-flyer" face masks to help Kiwis manage altitude test in US.

Basketball

Jazz ease past Adams' Thunder

Utah Jazz rookie guard Donovan Mitchell lands another basket during his team's 102-95 win over the Thunder.

Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help Utah level playoff series.

Recap: OKC Thunder v Jazz

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kiwi centre Steven Adams was fouled out with three minutes left in the game.

Utah Jazz hold on for 102-95 win to level seven-match playoff series with Steven Adams' OKC Thunder.

Adams up for sportsmanship honour

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams is one of six finalists for the NBA's sportsmanship award.

Kiwi big man one of six in the running for NBA sportsmanship award, which may surprise some.

Braswell: I'd love C-Web

Corey Webster has been in standout form for the Tall Blacks and his Israeli club through the 2017-18 season.

New Breakers coach confirms he will do his best to lure Corey Webster back to New Zealand.

Golf

Scott's slump threatens major streak

Adam Scott's streak of 67 straight majors is in danger of ending due to his poor recent form.

Former world No 1 is in danger of missing US Open after horror form slump.

Disaster for Lee as Kodaira wins

Japanese golfer Satoshi Kodaira came from six shots back to win the RBC Heritage.

Kiwi star's quadruple bogey ends his hopes as Kodaira rolls in clutch putt to claim first PGA Tour victory after coming from six shots back.

Ko 20th in Hawaii

Lydia Ko finished in a tie for 20th on the LPGA Tour's latest event, in Hawaii.

Kiwi golfer finishes with a two-under 70 at Lotte Championship.

Lee holes out from bunker

Danny Lee has remained in the top 10 after the third round of the PGA Tour's RBC Heritage Classic.

NZ's Danny Lee finishes third round in style at Hilton Head.

Netball

Let Ferns play overseas video

Laura Langman's time with the Sunshine Coast Lightning meant she wasn't available for the Silver Ferns.

Coaching great Taini Jamison wants eligibility rules eased in wake of Comm Games disaster.

Five Ferns coaching contenders

New Zealand's Noeline Taurua would be the standout option for the Silver Ferns if Janine Southby stepped away.

OPINION: Noeline Taurua and four Australians leap out as contenders for job should NNZ opt for a change.

Langman treated 'appallingly'

Unwanted Silver Fern Laura Langman is a cut above most of her rivals, including Australia's Diamonds.

Silver Ferns' slump no surprise if they're not going to pick their best players, Australia great Liz Ellis says.

Folau's support 'not a distraction'

Silver Ferns shooter Maria Folau was spoken to after showing support for her husband Israel Folau.

Netball NZ boss says they have spoken with Maria Folau about her support of her husband, but don't believe it affected Silver Ferns.

Tennis

Daniell in doubt for French Open

Marcus Daniell recently had a practice hit with Roger Federer.

New Zealand's No 2 doubles player Marcus Daniell has ruptured a ligament in his wrist.

Djokovic appears back to his best

Novak Djokovic plays a backhand while on the move in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

First round 6-0 6-1 demolition at the Monte Carlo Masters bodes well for former world No 1.

Ferrer the hero for Spain

Spain's David Ferrer celebrates after defeating Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in their Davis Cup quarterfinal in Valencia.

David Ferrer digs in for a five-set victory to get Spain through to the Davis Cup semis.

Djokovic splits with Agassi

Coach Andre Agassi (centre) has parted ways with Novak Djokovic.

After losing his last three matches, Novak Djokovic makes coaching changes again.

combat sports

Alvarez handed six-month doping ban

Canelo Alvarez, picturued fighting Gennady Golovkin last year, has been handed a six-month ban.

Light penalty opens the way for Mexican boxing star to fight Triple G in September.

Parker mocks AJ's KO claim video

Joshua had enough respect for Parker's skills to adopt a conservative approach for the first time in his pro career.

Kiwi hits back at unified champ's suggestion he should have gone for the knockout during Cardiff clash.

Car park training brings gold video

David Nyika competes against Antigua's Yakita Aska on day two of the Commonwealth Games.

Kiwi Games boxing champion was training in an empty car park last year after splitting with his coach.

Pacquiao splits with trainer Roach

Manny Pacquiao has split with his long-time trainer Freddie Roach.

Trainer finds out 16-year partnership is over in news release.

Racing

Where to now for Winx?

Winx and Hugh Bowman won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

She's the horse that's won her last 25 starts on the trot, but where will the next victory be?

An Oaks to remember for Unforgotten

Hugh Bowman and Unforgotten win the Australian Oaks with Savvy Coup and Chris Johnson close behind.

Savvy Coup best of the Kiwis across the ditch but an ex-pat upstages them all.

Free drinks on budget flight video

Grand National winning jockey Davy Russell received a thunderous applause from passengers when he boarded the flight.

No frills airline boss shouts the plane for celebration but for a billionaire, it was a little stingy.

Thebarman's not shot yet

Blake Shinn salutes the Randwick crowd following Who Shot Thebarman's popular Sydney Cup victory.

At an age when most would be retired, a Kiwi battler is still banking cheques worth $1.19 million.

Motorsport

'No one dominated the world like Ivan did'

Ivan Mauger's passion for speedway never subsided.

Tributes are flowing for Kiwi sporting and speedway icon Ivan Mauger who has died.

Dixon penalised as Rossi wins

It's been a frustrating start to the 2018 IndyCar season for former champion Scott Dixon.

First podium of season beckoned until Kiwi IndyCar ace messed up in pit lane.

Paddon blitzes Rally Otago

Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard drive at speed during the 2018 Rally Otago which they dominated.

Geraldine's Hayden Paddon set a blistering pace with his old co-driver John Kennard as they dominated the weekend's Rally Otago.

Friendly fire for Hartley video

Brendon Hartley spun by Toro Rosso team-mate.

Hartley was rear-ended by Pierre Gasly on lap 31 in Shanghai.

Other sports

Barker makes perfect start

Dean Barker is making waves in his new job helming the New York Yacht Club's American Magic team.

Kiwi skipper's hot form continues for NY team as he leaves opponents in his wake at Congressional Cup.

Top cyclist in coma

Top cyclist Alexander Ray is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car on Wednesday morning. (file)

Alexander Ray is scheduled for surgery to assess swelling and bleeding on his brain.

Shark fears end Margaret River Pro

Paige Hareb surfs in the second round of the Margaret River Pro, which has been cancelled due to shark fears.

The event's future is at risk after maulings in Western Australia.

Everest hero 'climbs for all women'

Lhakpa Sherpa prepares to start her shift as a dishwasher at the Whole Foods Market in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Single mum with a supermarket day job poised to break her own Everest record with ninth summit climb.

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Green elbow in choke hold video

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green celebrates the game two win over the San Antonio Spurs.

NBA star not happy after picking up a flagrant foul when "WWE" move goes unpunished.

UFC plan Joshua approach video

Could Anthony Joshua really be considering fighting in UFC?.

British boxer in UFC boss Dana White's sights with speculation over a possible $691-million fight deal.

Hawking tribute foul-up video

Neymar poses for a photo he would use in a tribute to Stephen Hawking.

Football superstar Neymar sparks outrage over smiling wheelchair photo tribute to science hero.

NBA star throws soup over coach video

JR Smith found himself in hot water over a soup throwing incident, targeted at the Cleveland Cavaliers' assistant coach.

Feisty Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith makes his point with a bowl of soup.

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