Grey confident in defence

Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey: "Executing that under the heat of the battle is something we have to be better at ...

​Besieged Wallabies defence coach believes his blueprint will work once players execute it correctly.

Wood the $26 million man

Chris Wood is heading from West Yorkshire to Lancashire, upgrading from the Championship's Leeds to the Premier League's ...

3:54 AM  All Whites striker signs four-year deal with Burnley after club-record transfer fee.

AB's backline depth challenge

Ryan Crotty beats Henry Speight to score
in first Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney.

Fixing the holes in their own defence is top priority for the Wallabies, but they're also aware of the ABs threats.

No vote from NRL players

RLPA chief Ian Prendergast says progress is being made over collective bargaining agreement.

Progress being made in NRL players pay dispute, but World Cup boycott warning still stands.

Lealiifano off to Ulster

After missing most of the 2017 Super Rugby season, Christian Lealiifano will head to Ulster for five months before ...

Brumbies utility back Christian Lealiifano confirms he will join Irish club Ulster on a short-term deal.

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Pacquiao-Horn rematch set

Jeff Horn shows the spoils of victory after beating Manny Pacquiao in their world welterweight title fight last month.

Manny Pacquiao will fight Jeff Horn in Brisbane, probably in November.

Henry has been 'Hayned'

Gold Coast Titans star Jarryd Hayne.

The fine art of coaching involves moulding and manipulating your players like they are plasticine to get what you all want: a premiership.

Titans sack Neil Henry

Jarryd Hayne, left, looks on as Gold Coast Titans coach Neil Henry speaks during a press conference earlier this month.

The Gold Coast Titans have sacked coach Neil Henry after his fallout with Jarryd Hayne.

Ref spitter's membership cancelled

Referee Ashley Klein was the target of a fan's spit at halftime in the NRL match in Canberra.

Raiders fan spat in referee Ashley Klein's direction at halftime and was ejected from the stadium.

Whitelock: Score shouldn't matter video

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock dishes a pass to Liam Squire in Sydney last weekend.

They fell asleep at the wheel and were 'outsmarted' by the Wallabies at scrum time. The All Blacks learnt plenty from their video review of Bledisloe I.

Patel, a punt who came off

Jeetan Patel has earned another year at Warwickshire after he was second-top wicket-taker in the England T20 ...

Six past or present Black Caps remain in England's T20 playoffs, with Jeetan Patel and Luke Ronchi starring.

Johnson, Hayne value questioned

The halves combination of Shaun Johnson, right, and Kieran Foran hasn't yielded the results the Warriors would've ...

OPINION: Really, Shaun Johnson? Warriors star's comments about effort and heart have left Hamish Bidwell pondering.

'Monster' swept under rug claim

Olympic gold medallist Aly Raisman says USA Gymnastics failed to act against a doctor who is accused of sexual misconduct.

US star gymnast says national body failed to stop osteopath who is charged with sexual misconduct.

Meads a winner at racetrack

Sir Colin Meads and his wife Verna, Lady Meads, celebrate after Ruud Awakening won the Karaka Million at Ellerslie in 2013.

Horse racing was a great passion for Sir Colin Meads. On Wednesday one of his horses gave him a final win.

WA could bankrupt ARU

A Western Force supporter waves a flag during Bledisloe Cup test between the Australia and the All Blacks in Sydney.

State Government threatens to sue Australian Rugby Union to the tune of $1m following Western Force axing.

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Henry has been 'Hayned'

Gold Coast Titans star Jarryd Hayne.

The fine art of coaching involves moulding and manipulating your players like they are plasticine to get what you all want: a premiership.

Johnson, Hayne value questioned

OPINION: Really, Shaun Johnson? Warriors star's comments about effort and heart have left Hamish Bidwell pondering.

Meads 'thought he wasn't liked' video

Winston Reid as good as gone

Rugby

Legendary for his longevity video

All Blacks lock Colin Meads, pictured challenging French halfback Pierre Lacroix in the third test played in ...

All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads only missed five tests over the course of his 15-year career. 

ABs locks in awe of Meads

Colin Meads' funeral will be held next Monday in Te Kuiti.

Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock open up about 'amazing' Meads.

'Oh god, you've hit Meads' video

Willie John McBride played in a combined 80 tests for Ireland and the British and Irish Lions.

Irish forward Willie McBride didn't realise what he was in for when he gave the All Blacks lock a "bit of a lash".

Sir Colin's hometown farewell video

Former All Black Sir Colin Meads in front of a statue of himself unveiled in Te Kuiti last year.

All Black legend Sir Colin Meads will be farewelled at a public service in Te Kuiti next Monday.

Cricket

Patel, a punt who came off

Jeetan Patel has earned another year at Warwickshire after he was second-top wicket-taker in the England T20 ...

Six past or present Black Caps remain in England's T20 playoffs, with Jeetan Patel and Luke Ronchi starring.

Another NZ century

New Zealand cricketer Rachel Priest has posted a century in England's Super League Twenty20 competition.

Days after Suzie Bates racked up the first ever century in England's domestic women's Twenty20 competition, another Kiwi has joined her.

Guptill gets one over Williamson

Martin Guptill captained the Guyana Amazon Warriors to a CPL win over the Barbados Tridents.

Williamson played a part in Guptill's downfall, but it didn't sway the final result.

Dhawan's ton leads India to win

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century.

Change in format doesn't bring a change in fortune as India thrashes Sri Lanka again.

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Waitete remembers Meads

The death of All Black legend Sir Colin Meads leaves a hollow feeling at his rugby club, Waitete.

Football

Emotions high as Barca win video

Lionel Messi with Barcelona replacing his name on the back of his shirt  .

A subdued atmosphere at Nou Camp in first game since the deadly attacks in the city.

Wood good for Burnley: England keeper

Chris Wood will be a 'good addition' to Burnley, says EPL club's England goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

Tom Heaton says Burnley-bound Kiwi striker Chris Wood 'had a fantastic season' at Leeds.

Chelsea down Tottenham

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso grabbed both goals.

Marcos Alonso's double reignites Chelsea's title defence by securing victory over Spurs at Wembley.

Wood's work begins again

Chris Wood will join All Whites teammate Winston Reid in the English Premier League.

OPINION: All Whites striker Chris Wood has earned his return to the Premier League, but now he faces a fight for playing time.

League

Titans sack Neil Henry

Jarryd Hayne, left, looks on as Gold Coast Titans coach Neil Henry speaks during a press conference earlier this month.

The Gold Coast Titans have sacked coach Neil Henry after his fallout with Jarryd Hayne.

Ref spitter's membership cancelled

Referee Ashley Klein was the target of a fan's spit at halftime in the NRL match in Canberra.

Raiders fan spat in referee Ashley Klein's direction at halftime and was ejected from the stadium.

Kiwis coaching bolstered

Kiwis coach David Kidwell will have two new assistants for this year's Rugby League World Cup.

Long-serving NRL coach Brian Smith joins Kiwis as a technical advisor for under pressure coach David Kidwell.

World Cup boycott 'disaster' for league

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel and former Kiwis rugby league coach Frank Endacott are eager for World Cup games to be ...

Call for "common sense" as NRL players asked to consider pulling out of tournament over stalled payment talks.

Basketball

Ili takes game to new level

Tall Blacks point guard Shea Ili was chosen in the All-Star Five at the end of the Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut.

Star Tall Blacks point guard creates headaches for Paul Henare after standout Asia Cup campaign.

Tall Blacks finish fourth video

Finn Delany dunks on a Korean defender at the FIBA Asia Cup.

A depleted Tall Blacks side were unable to get the job done against Korea.

Tall Blacks toppled in semis

Tall Blacks captain Reuben Te Rangi led the way with 15 points, but it wasn't enough, as Australia flexed their muscle ...

Boomers go boom against NZ, relegating the Kiwi basketballers to the bronze medal game at the Asia Cup.

Tall Blacks happy as underdogs

Finn Delany and the Tall Blacks face the stacked Australian Boomers in the Fiba Asia Cup semifinals.

With a nothing-to-lose approach, Paul Henare's NZ men's basketballers are eyeing their biggest scalp at the Asia Cup.

Golf

Perry second in China

Mathew Perry finished second in the latest China Tour tournament.

Kiwi golfers have finished first and second in the past two China Tour events.

Golf champ's near death experience

Jason Norris of Australia lifts the trophy after a four-shot victory in the Fiji International at Natadola Bay.

Aussie battler who's survived health scares ends 21 years of golfing "misery" with biggest payday.

Norris wins Fiji International

Kiwi Daniel Pearce banked a tick over $50,000 for his fifth-equal finish in Fiji.

Early leader Daniel Pearce the top Kiwi in equal fifth after costly third round at Natadola Bay.

Wilkinson climbs one spot

Tim Wilkinson improved on his second-day struggles with a two-under third round at the Wyndham Championship.

Tim Wilkinson shoots two-under to share 18th spot going into final round of Wyndham Championship.

Netball

Hurunui crowned premier champions

Hurunui beat Halswell Rugby League Club 63-50 in the North Canterbury Premier netball final.

Hurunui , a combination of players from various clubs that never trained together, took out the premier netball title.

Magic complete 2018 squad

Lenize Potgieter is returning to the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic for 2018.

Import shooter Lenize Potgieter returns, as does midcourter Ariana Cable-Dixon, giving them six of their seven 2017 starters.

New Australian netball captain named

Caitlin Bassett has been a member of the squad since 2008.

Caitlin Bassett gets the honour ahead of the Quad Series opener against England.

Fired up Ferns hit back

Katrina Grant is approaching her second year as Silver Ferns captain.

Lack of belief in Silver Ferns across ditch fuels fire for NZ captain.

Tennis

Dimitrov triumphs in Cincinnati

Grigor Dimitrov didn't drop a set on his way to the Cincinnati Masters title.

The Bulgarian ace has gained momentum heading into the US Open.

Muguruza beats Halep for Cincy title

Garbine Muguruza needed only 56 minutes to win.

Wimbledon champion denies the Romanian from reaching world number one.

Kyrgios through to final in Cincinnati

Australian Nick Kyrgios has reached the final of the Cincinnati Masters.

The Australian beat David Ferrer in straight sets to face Grigor Dimitrov in the final.

Venus crashes out in Cincinnati

Michael Venus is out of the Cincinnati Masters.

The Kiwi ace falls in the semifinals.

Other sports

'Monster' swept under rug claim

Olympic gold medallist Aly Raisman says USA Gymnastics failed to act against a doctor who is accused of sexual misconduct.

US star gymnast says national body failed to stop osteopath who is charged with sexual misconduct.

Kiwi cyclist on track for big year

New Zealand track cyclist Bradly Knipe at the Mike Piper Training Centre in Invercargill.

New Zealand cyclist Bradly Knipe is looking to build on his 'incredible' two month stint in the United States.

Horn-Pacquiao rematch in doubt

The "Battle of Brisbane" at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane in July.

Brisbane City Council won't commit to bout until Pacquiao confirms he has signed contract.

Games quota shouldn't hinder NZ

Tom Walsh will be one of New Zealand's leading figures at next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Team sport numbers should ensure New Zealand has a big team at next year's Games on the Gold Coast.

Motorsport

Dixon's IndyCar hopes dented

Scott Dixon on the charge in his #9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.

Sixth placing in latest race leaves Kiwi with plenty of work to do over final three meetings.

Paddon happy with eighth

Hayden Paddon finished eighth in the Rallye Deutschland.

"There are some positives to take away from this tough weekend," the Kiwi driver says.

Brighter day for Paddon

Hayden Paddon in action during the penultimate day of racing at Rally Germany.

Despite another puncture, Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon enjoyed a better day at Rally Germany.

Coulthard wins after Kiwi bust-up

Fabian Coulthard celebrates after winning a dramatic race in Sydney.

McLaughlin spins out Van Gisbergen in dramatic Supercars race in Sydney.

Racing

Meads a winner at racetrack

Sir Colin Meads and his wife Verna, Lady Meads, celebrate after Ruud Awakening won the Karaka Million at Ellerslie in 2013.

Horse racing was a great passion for Sir Colin Meads. On Wednesday one of his horses gave him a final win.

Breeders Crown draws made

Partyon will contest the Breeders Crown final from gate nine.

Kiwis favoured by rich Breeders Crown draws

Kiwi crashes out

Sea King crashes out as Wells goes on to win his third Grand National Steeplechase.

Australian jumper cements legacy in Grand National Steeplechase as Kiwi hope crashes out at second to last jump.

'She just defies logic'

Winx had no right to win when she left the gates four lengths last but champions like her know how to win.

Our racing reporters revisit the main talking points from the week's racing on both sides of the Tasman.

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Kaepernick blackball revealed video

Colin Kaepernick can't find an NFL team willing to sign him.

OPINION: Jay Cutler has a job playing quarterback in the NFL. And Colin Kaepernick still doesn't.

Curry crashes house party video

Steph Curry turned up at a random house party to drink a beer with some fans.

The two-time NBA MVP showed up unannounced to a house party to throw back beers with fans.

Mayweather-McGregor just stale video

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor screamed obscenities at each other during their promotional tour.

OPINION: This is more reality show than fight and boxing fans aren't buying the hype or tickets.

Irving 'core to who we are' video

Kyrie Irving has asked to be traded from the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cleveland Cavaliers management break their silence on their star guard's bid to leave.

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