Chiefs cling on to beat Stormers

Shaun Stevenson goes in for the match-clinching try as the Chiefs edged past the Stormers in their quarterfinal in Cape Town.

7:29 AM  Late try in a low quality contest gives Chiefs a quarterfinal victory, and sets up Crusaders semi.

Crusaders outfox 'Landers video

Jack Goodhue of the Crusaders is tackled by Richard Buckman of the Highlanders during the Super Rugby quarterfinal in ...

Crusaders win in soggy Christchurch to set up home semi against Chiefs.

Warriors come up short

Bunty Afoa breaks clear to score the Warriors' opening try against the Cowboys.

After a brave effort, Warriors fail to finish the job against Cowboys as season hangs by a thread.

Lions survive Sharks scare

Ruan Combrinck got the Lions out of jail with a monster penalty two minutes from full-time.

Super Rugby table-toppers scrape through with last-gasp penalty to set up Hurricanes semifinal clash.

Highlanders rue off night

Highlanders coach Tony Brown wasn't impressed with his team.

A wonky lineout, shaky scrum and poor discipline - Highlanders coach Tony Brown was not impressed.

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Soliola 'should've been sent off'

Sia Soliola should've been marched for his hit on Billy Slater, says NRL referees boss Tony Archer.

Sickening hit should have been the end of former Kiwi international's night, referees boss admits.

Schoolboy rugby too great a risk?

Isaiah Papalii of Mt Albert Grammar is tackled by Tanielu Tele'a of St Kentigern during a First XVs match last August.

OPINION: The number of head injuries is likely to be hugely under-reported, writes Mark Reason.

Froome secures yellow jersey

hris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky in action during stage twenty of Le Tour de France 2017 on July 22.

Third place in trial event puts British rider Chris Froome in good position to take out fourth Tour de France win.

Black Sticks miss qualification chance

Hayden Phillips reacts with disappointment as the Black Sticks miss a chance for World Cup qualification.

NZ men's hockey team must now go down a different path for a spot at the 2018 World Cup after defeat to Ireland.

Crusaders turn back the clock

Sam Whitelock was a tower of strength for the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday night.

OPINION: Sam Whitelock led from the front in an old-fashioned war of attrition, writes Phil Gifford.

Coles: It's good to be back

Dane Coles was back doing his thing for the Hurricanes in their 35-16 quarterfinal victory over the Brumbies.

Dane Coles says after fearing he might never play again, it was just good to be back contributing to another Hurricanes finals victory.

Norman's abs-normal behaviour

Greg Norman takes a bath after a two-day horse ride in the Colorado Flat Top Wilderness.

OPINION: You're all just jealous of my buff and bronzed mate, writes Peter FitzSimons.

Walsh blasts past 22m

Tom Walsh nailed his best throw of 2017 in his final US hitout before he heads to the UK.

A confidence-boosting performance puts Tom Walsh on track for a world champs shot put medal.

Burling to face his Cup rivals

Peter Burling is set to compete at the moth world championships in Italy next week.

Following lead of team-mate Blair Tuke, Team NZ helmsman making swift return to competitive sailing.

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Tracing the career of Tour de France cyclist Jack Bauer back to where it all started - Golden Bay.

Bad break for Warriors

James Gavet injured his right arm during last week's defeat against the Panthers.

Warriors enforcer James Gavet ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken arm.

Slater, Smith injured in Storm win

Cameron Smith was forced from the field with a suspected pectoral strain.

Melbourne's title hopes take a hit with injuries to key players.

Maloney to miss Warriors clash

James Maloney shrugged off his hand injury to play a starring role in Friday's win over Souths.

Big blow for Sharks as James Maloney sidelined with a fractured hand.

All White off to Vancouver

All Whites keeper Stefan Marinovic is off to Vancouver.

Stefan Marinovic becomes the latest Kiwi to join the MLS.

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Schoolboy rugby too great a risk?

Isaiah Papalii of Mt Albert Grammar is tackled by Tanielu Tele'a of St Kentigern during a First XVs match last August.

OPINION: The number of head injuries is likely to be hugely under-reported, writes Mark Reason.

No coach can 'make' a player

OPINION: The job of any coach working with our kids is actually quite simple - keep it fun, and keep out of the way.

Crusaders turn back the clock

Norman's abs-normal behaviour

Rugby

Brumbies backed for top 2018

Wallabies flanker David Pocock will return from sabbatical to the Brumbies in 2018.

Brumbies on the up after over-performing in 2017 and as David Pocock returns, departing coach says.

Chiefs not focused on farewells

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says the team aren't focusing on rallying together to try and send the departees out on a high.

Any game now could be the last for several stalwarts, but the Chiefs aren't using it as motivation.

Recap: Chiefs v Stormers

Stephen Donald will start at second-five for the Chiefs in their quarterfinal against the Stormers.

Late try seals a Super Rugby semis berth for the Chiefs as the wrestle their way to win over Stormers.

Recap: Lions v Sharks

Lions playmaker Elton Jantjies.

The table-topping Lions just edge out the Sharks in the Super Rugby quarterfinals.

Cricket

Napier loses another ODI

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson and coach Mike Hesson won't be gracing Napier's McLean Park again till February at ...

McLean Park won't be ready for the Pakistan ODI in January, but hopes remain high for England in February.

Kiwi women Lord's members

Emily Drumm is one of eight Kiwi women's cricketers to become new members of the MCC.

Eight players from NZ among 37 women to accept Honorary Life Memberships from the Home of Cricket.

MacGill, CA settle pay dispute

Former Australian spin bowler Stuart MacGill.

The leggie was initially seeking $2.8m in payments and interest.

McCullum makes big impact

Brendon McCullum played the crucial role for Middlesex in an important win over Kent in the NatWest T20 Blast.

Brutal batting blitz from Brendon McCullum keeps playoff hopes alive for Middlesex in English T20 competition.

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Crusaders outfox Highlanders

Crusaders win in soggy Christchurch to set up home semi against Chiefs.

Football

West Ham sign winger

Marko Arnautovic playing for Stoke City against West Ham United last year.

Austrian winger Mark Arnautovic joins All White Winston Reid at West Ham United ahead of the new Premier League season.

No coach can 'make' a player

All White Ryan Thomas celebrates after scoring against Fiji in March.

OPINION: The job of any coach working with our kids is actually quite simple - keep it fun, and keep out of the way.

All White off to Vancouver

All Whites keeper Stefan Marinovic is off to Vancouver.

Stefan Marinovic becomes the latest Kiwi to join the MLS.

NZ qualify for World Cup

Claudia Bunge congratulates Grace Jale on her goal during the OFC Under-19 Women's Championship match against Samoa.

Only two nations have stamped their tickets to the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. New Zealand is one of them.

League

Slater, Smith injured in Storm's NRL win

Cameron Smith was forced from the field with a suspected pectoral strain.

Melbourne's title hopes take a hit with injuries to key players.

Play-by-play: Cowboys v Warriors

Warriors star James Gavet.

The Warriors' round 20 clash with the North Queensland Cowboys a play-at-a-time, in Townsville.

Recap: Warriors v Cowboys

Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo.

A late try seals the win for the Cowboys as the Warriors slump to another disappointing defeat.

Bad break for Warriors

James Gavet injured his right arm during last week's defeat against the Panthers.

Warriors enforcer James Gavet ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken arm.

Basketball

Irving asks to leave Cavs

All is reportedly not well between Cleveland Cavaliers stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

Sources inside the Cleveland Cavaliers say the NBA team's star guard wants out.

Kyrie doesn't quell LeBron chatter video

Cleveland Cavaliers team-mates LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

Cavaliers in a "peculiar place" as talk swirls of a possible exit by basketball kingpin LeBron James.

United States basketball recruiters arriving to NZ

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams is the best example of  Kiwi basketballer going from zero to hero through the ...

US basketball talent scouters are arriving next month with the aim of signing Kiwi prodigies to US college teams.

Adams' Tall Blacks promise

Oklahoma City Thunder star Steven Adams says he will play for his country one day soon.

New Zealand's NBA star vows to end his international hoops exile ‚Äď "when the time is right".

Golf

Grace sets major record with 62

Branden Grace was all smiles after his record-breaking round.

South African's 62 is the lowest score ever recorded in a major championship golf round.

Ko's great escape video

Lydia Ko tees off on the 18th hole needing to make a birdie to survive the cut.

Kiwi golfer comes up with a brilliant finish to survive the cut.

Norman's abs-normal behaviour

Greg Norman takes a bath after a two-day horse ride in the Colorado Flat Top Wilderness.

OPINION: You're all just jealous of my buff and bronzed mate, writes Peter FitzSimons.

Alker puts on a ball-striking show

Steve Alker putts for birdie on the 16th green in Auburn, Alabama.

Kiwi golfer is tied sixth on PGA Tour's latest stop after two good rounds.

Netball

Operation makes girl 5cm shorter

Bethany Mahoney can't wait to get back on the netball court.

Bethany Mahoney, 10, will soon be 5cm shorter thanks to a series of operations but that's all good with her.

Basketball comes up trumps

High participation rates in secondary school basketball could boast well for future Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns teams.

Basketball and futsal rule the roost in secondary schools, so what does that mean for rugby and netball?

Tuivaiti still heading to Adelaide

Catherine Tuivaiti is still heading to Adelaide.

Adelaide Thunderbirds committed to having Cathrine Tuivaiti despite knee injury.

NZ wins U21 world netball crown

Maia Wilson was a key figure for the NZ U21 side.

New Zealand beats Australia by three goals in Netball World Youth Cup final.

Tennis

Erakovic gives airport a serve

Marina Erakovic was unhappy about having to check her racquets in for a flight.

Kiwi tennis ace frustrated after being told her racquets can't come on plane because they're weapons.

McEnroe earning big bucks

American tennis great John McEnroe is being well looked after to commentate tennis for the BBC.

Tennis great John McEnroe is earning a sweet living from the BBC.

Three suspicious Wimbledon matches

Unusual betting patterns are not necessarily evidence of match-fixing.

Unusual betting patterns during three matches at All England Club triggers match-fixing investigation.

US Open prizes top $68m

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is one of the favourites in the men's singles draw for the US Open.

Nine per cent prize pool increase boosts tennis major singles winners' purse to $5m each.

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Froome zooms to fourth Tour win

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Magic in Marseille by Britain's regal rider.

McGregor completes community service

UFC star Conor McGregor poses on stage.

UFC star "instills values of loyalty and commitment" in kids as punishment for a 2016 pre-fight fracas.

Burling to face Cup rivals

Peter Burling is set to compete at the moth world championships in Italy next week.

Following lead of team-mate Blair Tuke, Team NZ helmsman making swift return to competitive sailing.

The making of Jack Bauer video

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Motorsport

Uncertain future for Hartley, Bamber

Timo Bernhard and Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber have been on the podium in all four of their races this season.

They are killing it in the World Endurance Championship, but top Kiwi drivers Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber could both be looking for jobs at the end of the season.

Warkworth's speedway prodigy

Scotty Farmer and his brother, Mark.

Once a student at Warkworth Primary who frequented the Whangateau dirt track, Scotty is now living and competing in California.

Formula 1 cars to use 'halo'

Sebastian Vettel drives his Ferrrari with the halo, which will be compulsory for all cars from next year.

The controversial cockpit protection system will be used on Formula One cars from next year.

Another Munro sets land speed record video

Watch: Lee Munro - great-nephew of Burt Munro - screams across California desert on high-powered custom Indian Scout

Fifty years after Burt Munro set a land speed record, his great-nephew emulates him.

Racing

Smedley goes back-to-back

Jordan Nason, foot out of the iron, urges Smedley clear of Kaharau in the Whangarei Cup.

Clayton Stevenson produces Smedley for back-to-back Whangarei Cup wins.

Art Deco medium of solid support

Art Deco's main goal in this campaign is Sunday's rescheduled Opunake Cup.

Rescheduled Opunake Cup draws field full of chances with Art Deco punters' elect.

Rough Trip on journey north

Not Usual Trip and Matthew Cameron after an easy win at Ruakaka.

Not Usual Trip as slip causes delays on way to Ruakaka races.

Harris the jockey to follow

Chasing Great and Troy Harris will return to Ruakaka trying to repeat their recent success.

Troy Harris the jockey to keep an eye on at Ruakaka.

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Kyrie doesn't quell LeBron chatter video

Cleveland Cavaliers team-mates LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

Cavaliers in a "peculiar place" as talk swirls of a possible exit by basketball kingpin LeBron James.

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The King of the NBA - LeBron James.

A reportedly poor off-season at the Cavs is fuelling speculation the King of the NBA may be exploring his options.

Mayweather pledges retirement video

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McGregor, Mayweather trade barbs video

Floyd Mayweather, who will fight Conor McGregor next month, owes millions of dollars to the IRS.

MMA star McGregor taunts 'Money' over his tax bill ahead of superfight.

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