Sodhi the T20 gun

It could be a big week for Ish Sodhi with Twenty20 internationals against Pakistan and the IPL auction on Saturday.

A domestic T20 title in the bag, Ish Sodhi is eyeing a Pakistan shutout, and just maybe a first IPL contract.

McCaw shows defiant attitude

Braden Currie and Dougal Allan won the 2018 Red Bull Defiance adventure race in Wanaka.

5:37 PM  The All Black legend teamed up to finish sixth in the two-day race in Wanaka.

Desperate Aus brings changes

Steve Smith has changed his batting spot as Australia aim to stop England's winning ODI form at the SCG.

5:03 PM  The hosts are trying to avoid a series defeat to the English.

Silver Ferns getting worse

Marg Foster says England have closed the gap on the Silver Ferns and they better be worried.

England had only beaten the Silver Ferns four times in their history. Now they've won three times in six months. What's going on?

Wozniacki advances to last eight

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a forehand in her fourth round win over Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia on day ...

5:50 PM  The Dane had a dominant victory - unlike her Spanish quarterfinal opponent.

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Bronze for Black Sticks men

Marcus Child played a starring role in the Black Sticks 5-4 win against Japan on Sunday.

The Black Sticks Men have finished third in Four Nations after beating Japan.

Federer offers words of reassurance

Roger Federer cruised into the fourth round also sought out eliminated Russian youngster Alexander Zverev.

After Alexander Zverev crashed out in the third round, defending champ Roger Federer sought to cheer him up.

Hunt has games in sight

Janet Hunt is working on methods to deal with the intense pressure of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in her final weeks of ...

Manawatū competitive shooter Janet Hunt is headed to the Commonwealth Games.

Bearded duo guide Knights to riches

Dean Brownlie, left, and Anton Devcich starred for the Northern Knights in their Super Smash Twenty20 final triumph over ...

There were no hair-raising moments for the Knights as they hammered the Stags in the Super Smash final.

Rival in tears at leg break

Everton's James McCarthy (L), pictured playing against Liverpool, will miss the rest of the season after breaking his ...

'Rivalries are forgotten when a colleague suffers such an unlucky injury,'' says Salomon Rondon.

Silver Ferns froze - Grant

Silver Ferns skipper Katrina Grant couldn't lead the side to victory against England in her 105th test, the most by a ...

Silver Ferns skipper Katrina Grant acknowledges they must cope better in pressure situations following fourth quarter let down.

Tongan flagbearer returns

Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua created an online storm after the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony.

Topless Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua created a storm in Rio, and could be at it again in South Korea next month.

Parker's clever ploy secured showdown

WBA, IBF and IBO world champion Anthony Joshua and WBO titleholder Joseph Parker show off their belts.

TV network's desire for a unification battle opened the door for Joseph Parker.

Adams comes up big for OKC

Steven Adams and the Thunder dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers from the opening tip-off on Sunday (NZT).

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams recorded a double-double and finished agonisingly close to his career-high.

Beane preaches to Kiwi coaches video

TOVO Academy founder Todd Beane spent two days in Wellington delivering a course to Kiwi coaches.

Leading youth development coach Todd Beane delivered a two-day course to 37 coaches from around New Zealand and Australia.

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Parker win would be Kiwi milestone video

Joseph Parker, right, and Anthony Joshua face off at their press conference in London earlier this week.

OPINION: Kiwi heavyweight is going into the lion's den against Anthony Joshua, writes Phil Gifford.

Greedy tennis players lose the plot

OPINION: We live in an obscenely unequal world when it comes to the distribution of wealth.

Is it time for another Cup U-turn?

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Rugby

Carter ready for Racing

Dan Carter returns to Racing 92's ranks for the European Champions Cup visit to the Leicester Tigers.

The veteran All Black's frustrating spell on the sidelines is over.

Savea expects Super gap to close

Julian Savea turned out for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in November.

Aussie teams didn't win a single trans-Tasman battle last season. Julian Savea says that won't happen again.

BOD pumped for Irish rugby

Irish rugby great Brian O'Driscoll.

Rugby great believes Ireland's provinces are on the verge of another golden age.

Messam confirmed for Toulon

Chiefs loose forward Liam Messam will join French club Toulon after the 2018 Super Rugby season.

Big-spending French club snap up another former All Black as Chiefs loose forward decides to leave New Zealand.

Cricket

Bearded duo guide Knights to riches

Dean Brownlie, left, and Anton Devcich starred for the Northern Knights in their Super Smash Twenty20 final triumph over ...

There were no hair-raising moments for the Knights as they hammered the Stags in the Super Smash final.

Windies player's mum killed

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: A view of the match ball as England bowl to Australia in thir first innings during day ...

West Indies under-19 cricketer Joshua Persaud has left NZ after his mother was killed in a car crash.

Williamson marquee at IPL auction

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is in the 16-strong marquee group first up at the Indian Premier League auction.

Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill the first of 24 Kiwis at the mega IPL auction next weekend.

Hesson's select few shine

Allrounder Colin de Grandhomme is one of Black Caps coach Mike Hesson's favourite selection success stories.

The Black Caps are flying and Mike Hesson deserves plenty of credit - especially with the tricky art of selection.

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McCaw shows defiant attitude

The All Black legend teamed up to finish sixth in the two-day race in Wanaka.

Football

Rival in tears at leg break

Everton's James McCarthy (L), pictured playing against Liverpool, will miss the rest of the season after breaking his ...

'Rivalries are forgotten when a colleague suffers such an unlucky injury,'' says Salomon Rondon.

Beane preaches to Kiwi coaches video

TOVO Academy founder Todd Beane spent two days in Wellington delivering a course to Kiwi coaches.

Leading youth development coach Todd Beane delivered a two-day course to 37 coaches from around New Zealand and Australia.

Thomas wins in Holland

All Whites star Ryan Thomas is poised to stay at PEC Zwolle in the Dutch premier league.

Kiwi midfielder plans a move to a bigger league next season.

Kalezic praises tactical discipline

Wellington Phoenix players celebrate Roy Krishna's (centre) winning goal on Saturday.

Wellington Phoenix coach ecstatic with his side's gutsy away win over Newcastle Jets.

League

Former Kiwis captain in court

Jarrod McCracken played 22 tests for the Kiwis.

Jarrod McCracken in court for attempting to leave Australia while an undischarged bankrupt.

Moimoi, Taylor mysteriously depart

Former Kiwis prop Fuifui Moimoi will likely be forced into retirement at 38 years of age.

Former Kiwis prop and fellow cult hero are let go by Canadian expansion club, but no-one will say why.

RTS keeps Warriors captaincy

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will retain the captaincy at the Warriors.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck remains Warriors skipper as he enters his final year on-contract with the NRL club.

Kiwis winger misses targets

Jordan Rapana is part of Canberra Raiders' 'fat club'.

Jordan Rapana misses pre-season fitness targets for the Canberra Raiders.

Basketball

Adams comes up big for OKC

Steven Adams and the Thunder dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers from the opening tip-off on Sunday (NZT).

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams recorded a double-double and finished agonisingly close to his career-high.

Breakers fall in scrappy affair

Breakers guard Shea Ili drives to the basket.

Breakers start fast without injured import, but fade in the final quarter to lose to Cairns.

Kings embarrass Wildcats

Amritpal Singh and the Sydney Kings knocked off the high-flying Perth Wildcats at their fortress.

Sydney Kings produced biggest upset of the ANBL season, rolling Wildcats in Perth.

Sobey stars for Sixers

Nathan Sobey poured in 23 points to help the Adelaide 36ers overcome the Illawarra Hawks at home.

Adelaide 36ers make it six wins on the trot and leave Illawarra's ANBL finals hopes in doubt.

Golf

Fox slides, McIlroy soars

Ryan Fox dropped 10 places after his even par third round in Abu Dhabi.

An even par third round didn't do Kiwi Ryan Fox any good, but four-time major winner Rory McIlroy's comeback is flying high.

Weather stops Singapore Open

Chapchai Nirat had seven birdies in a perfect round take grab the clubhouse lead on another weather-interrupted day in ...

Chapchai Nirat birdied his first four holes and then his last two to grab the clubhouse lead.

Fox shoots up leaderboard

Ryan Fox has made a white-hot start to his second round at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Kiwi Ryan Fox bolts up Abu Dhabi Championship leaderboard with a six-under second round.

NZ Open field bolstered

Australian golfer Scott Hend is a confirmed started for the New Zealand Open.

The 2018 New Zealand Open field just keeps getting deeper. 

Netball

Silver Ferns froze - Grant

Silver Ferns skipper Katrina Grant couldn't lead the side to victory against England in her 105th test, the most by a ...

Silver Ferns skipper Katrina Grant acknowledges they must cope better in pressure situations following fourth quarter let down.

Ferns implode in England loss

Maria Folau delivered an accurate shooting performance during the SIlver Ferns Quad Series opener against England in London.

Silver Ferns blow six-goal fourth quarter lead to lose to England in Quad Series opener.

Chosen Ferns for England

Katrina Grant will become New Zealand's most capped defender when the Silver Ferns take on England.

Silver Ferns named for Quad Series opener in London where two players will bring up milestones.

Ferns must rediscover spark

Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby is desperate for positive results during the Quad Series with just 12 weeks until the ...

 The Silver Ferns have a chance to right some of the wrongs from October's Constellation Cup thumping in first hit out of 2018 on Sunday.

Tennis

Federer offers words of reassurance

Roger Federer cruised into the fourth round also sought out eliminated Russian youngster Alexander Zverev.

After Alexander Zverev crashed out in the third round, defending champ Roger Federer sought to cheer him up.

Tennis bad boy's big change

Nick Kyrgios has tamed some of his emotional explosions.

Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios is winning, and all of a sudden, Australia seems prepared to forgive him.

Tennis NZ reveals top 100 plan

Finn Reynolds is heading to the University of Mississippi to play tennis.

Tennis NZ has spent a year reseaching how to have top 100 singles players again.

Federer breezes into fourth round

Roger Federer plays a backhand in his third-round win over Richard Gasquet.

Defending champ yet to drop a set at Australian Open in quest for 20th grand slam title.

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Hunt has games in sight

Janet Hunt is working on methods to deal with the intense pressure of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in her final weeks of ...

Manawatū competitive shooter Janet Hunt is headed to the Commonwealth Games.

Tongan flagbearer returns

Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua created an online storm after the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony.

Topless Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua created a storm in Rio, and could be at it again in South Korea next month.

Parker's clever ploy secured showdown

WBA, IBF and IBO world champion Anthony Joshua and WBO titleholder Joseph Parker show off their belts.

TV network's desire for a unification battle opened the door for Joseph Parker.

Sprinter does double at trials

Joseph Millar won both the men's 100m and 200m at the Capital Classic on Saturday.

Joseph Millar did the 100m and 200m double at Commonwealth Games trials, but didn't meet qualifying standards in windy conditions.

Motorsport

Verschoor wins at Teretonga

Richard Verschoor wins at Teretonga, Invercargill on Saturday.

Dutch teen begins his fightback with win in Toyota Racing Series.

Cockerton hitails to Malaysia video

Pukekohe motor racer Taylor Cockerton

Kiwi driver travels far and wide in just two weeks to race in Christchurch then Malaysia before returning to Invercargill

Levels now racing towards 100

Racing action in the early days at Levels Raceway.

Tucked away on the quiet outskirts of Timaru is a venue which has set hearts racing for half a century.

Red Bull Holden Supercar at the gate for 2018 season video

New Commodore Supercar was unveiled by Shane van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup on Sydney Harbour.

Wraps off new Aussie racer.

Racing

Weatherley the toast of Wellington

Sam Weatherley salutes the crowd as he returns to scale aboard Enzo's Lad after winning the Telegraph on Saturday.

Young apprentice earns plaudits all round after first Group I win, partnering Enzo's Lad to an upset Telegraph win.

Magic moment in Cup

Michael McNab celebrates after winning the Wellington Cup on Magic Chai.

 

Young guns upset

Enzo's Lad, ridden by Sam Weatherley returns to scale after winning the JR & N Berkett Telegraph.

A 74-1 shot has given two of racings young stars their first Group I success.

When Wellington's cup went south

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Thirty-two years on, jockey Chris Johnson is still trying to relive the dream.

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Burly beard rip in NHL fight video

San Jose Sharks star Joe Thornton has been growing his beard for a while.

Fight at the opening faceoff leaves ice hockey star short a fair few strands under the chin.

Love for I.T. but LeBron's not happy video

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (R) embraces Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas after the teams clashed in Boston.

Weird mesh of traded stars and mixed emotions as the Celtics and Cavs clash in Boston.

Tyson opens massive pot farm video

Retired heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson is taking advantage of new laws by growing marijuana.

Boxing legend plans to cash in on California's legalisation of recreational marijuana.

Rousey WWE debut at Royal Rumble? video

Ronda Rousey is set to sign with WWE.

Former UFC champ will add WWE performances to her burgeoning acting career.

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