Time to end ABs mythology video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has too much influence over the game.

1:03 PM  OPINION: We need to end this nonsense about it being a 'privilege' to play them, writes Austin Healey.

Hansen: We've been scrappy video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said the best thing for the northern hemisphere teams was that none of them qualified for ...

Steve Hansen says it's all part of the plan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Test rugby's heaviest player video

Tongan prop Ben Tameifuna is considerably heavier than when he was running around with the Chiefs in Super Rugby.

Former Chiefs prop says French delicacies have added to his bulk and here's how he stacks up against the meatiest ABs.

White Ferns roll Pakistan

Amelia Kerr took three wickets against Pakistan on Friday.

1:15 PM  Big win all for nought after India's win knocks NZ out of the World T20.

England's new Fijian star video

Cokanasiga has been selected for his England debut on the right wing.

"Something special", says Eddie Jones of giant winger who grew up around the army idolising ABs greats.

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MacDonald: 'Tana is critical'

Leon MacDonald says his step up to a Super Rugby head coaching gig has come earlier than anticipated.

New Blues coach says having the old one as part of his coaching team could prove a critical move.

Woodman suffers serious Achilles injury video

Portia Woodman races away from Canada's defence last month.

Black Ferns superstar Portia Woodman could be out for six months.

Ashby and Burling too good

America's Cup winners Peter Burling and Glenn Ashby have proven their class in smaller catamarans.

Team NZ stars deliver quinella in foiling cats in Queensland and now eye world champs dominance.

Speedway spending blow-out video

Bill Buckley from Speedway Promotions and Sir Don McKinnon from RFA sign the Memorandum of Understanding.

The cost of speedway's controversial move from Western Springs has tripled in five months.

Cheika recalls Ashley-Cooper

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is desperate for a win against Italy.

Veteran returns with Jake Gordon and Jordan Petaia set to make their Wallabies debuts.

Sports Quiz - November 16

Kyle Glogoski pitches for the Auckland Tuatara in a preseason game against the Brisbane Bandits.

The Auckland Tuatara open their inaugural ABL season against which team? Take a swing at our sports quiz.

28 triathlons and counting

Next week Gill Smith will be take part in her 29th Marlborough Women's Triathlon.

Gill Smith has competed in 28 Marlborough Women's Triathlons and there's no sign of her slowing down.

ABs 'marriage' works video

All Blacks Brodie Retallick (left) and Sam Whitelock celebrated their first season together by helping their team retain ...

This All Blacks marriage would never be glamorous enough to feature in the celebrity pages.

Williamson fit for first test

Kane Williamson is fit to lead New Zealand against Pakistan on Friday night.

Black Caps captain overcomes minor groin strain to line up against Pakistan.

Sex assault claim against Hayne

Jarryd Hayne is currently without an NRL club after finishing the season for the Parramatta Eels.

Australian police are investigating allegation against rugby league superstar.

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opinion

ABs underdogs v Ireland video

Johnny Sexton and Ireland deserve to be favourites in their clash with the All Blacks on Sunday.

OPINION: Ireland deserve favourite tag for the first time ever against ABs, writes Brendan Venter.

Spark's 2021 WRWC win

OPINION: Telco has the rights to a tournament that could capture NZ's imagination, writes Paul Cully.

Ending a rugby embarrassment video

ABs offside with kicking game

Rugby

Cheika recalls Ashley-Cooper

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is desperate for a win against Italy.

Veteran returns with Jake Gordon and Jordan Petaia set to make their Wallabies debuts.

ABs 'marriage' works video

All Blacks Brodie Retallick (left) and Sam Whitelock celebrated their first season together by helping their team retain ...

This All Blacks marriage would never be glamorous enough to feature in the celebrity pages.

Ireland bolster lineout

Devin Toner has rejoined Ireland's starting lineup in the second row to take on the All Blacks in Dublin.

Ireland bring in lock Devin Toner and fit-again backs Rob Kearney and Garry Ringrose to face ABs.

ABs engine room milestone video

Record-breaking All Blacks locks Brodie Retallick, left, and Sam Whitelock even enjoy training together.

One of the All Blacks lock combo is pig-headed. The other hails from outer space. Can you pick who is who?

Cricket

Williamson fit for first test

Kane Williamson is fit to lead New Zealand against Pakistan on Friday night.

Black Caps captain overcomes minor groin strain to line up against Pakistan.

Silva pushes Sri Lanka to lead

Batsman Roshen Silva put on 85 runs to help Sri Lanka to a 46-run first innings lead in Kandy.

Sri Lanka fight back against England thanks to a back-to-the-wall 85 by Roshen Silva.

Ferns review looms after flop video

White Ferns head coach Haidee Tiffen and one of her assistants Matthew Bell, left, chat before departure for the Women's ...

Former Otago wicketkeeper Marty Croy looks set to lead another review into a poor White Ferns campaign.

Curran leads England recovery

England's Joss Buttler plays a sweep shot on his way to 38 on a hectic opening morning of the second test.

England post 285 all out on a testing wicket on the first day of the second test.

Video

Woodman suffers serious Achilles injury

Black Ferns superstar Portia Woodman could be out for six months.

Football

Moore's maiden goal memory

Meikayla Moore (right) celebrates her first Football Ferns goal.

The Football Ferns' loss to Japan in June has quickly been consigned to the past, but for one player it's worth remembering.

Rooney to captain England video

Wayne Rooney will wear the No 10 for England in his farewell game with the national side.

Football superstar to lead his side in his special, farewell game against the USA.

Ranieri back in the EPL video

Claudio Ranieri is returning to the EPL as manager with Fulham; his first job in the top flight leaving Leicester City ...

Manager who led Leicester City to unlikely title glory returns to the EPL with Fulham.

A&P poo postpones footie video

Goats in tutus can mean only one thing - an A&P Show.

More than 600 children should have been "getting out in the fresh air" today. That won't be happening.

League

Sex assault claim against Hayne

Jarryd Hayne is currently without an NRL club after finishing the season for the Parramatta Eels.

Australian police are investigating allegation against rugby league superstar.

Johnson OK with uncertainty video

Shaun Johnson doesn't know where he will play once his contract expires after next season.

Face of the Warriors says he loves the NRL club but doesn't know if he'll remain after next season.

Wighton's drunken rampage

Jack Wighton.

CCTV footage shows Raiders fullback attack five men and urinate in the street during 20 minutes of drunken violence.

Ex-Kiwi's cancer fight

Quentin Pongia in action for the Warriors in 1998. He played 35 tests for the Kiwis between 1992-2000.

Former Kiwis prop Quentin Pongia has revealed he is battling cancer.

Basketball

LeBron passes Wilt's record

Lakers forward LeBron James shoots a free throw to surpass Wilt Chamberlain's career points total.

Lakers forward banks 44 points to become NBA's fifth-highest points scorer ever ahead of Wilt Chamberlain.

Adams pokes fun at former team-mate

Thunder centre Steven Adams, right, had a strong outing against the New York Knicks in Oklahoma.

Enes Kanter lost to Steven Adams on court and in the banter battle too.

Durant done with Warriors? video

Warriors star Kevin Durant was calling for the ball, but Draymond Green thought it better to go it alone. Trigger the spat.

NBA star "trying to move on" from altercation with team-mate Draymond Green, but they're still not talking.

Bogut slams swearing crackdown

Former NBA player Andrew Bogut now plays for the Sydney Kings.

Ex-NBA star has some advice for the ANBL if they don't like the language used in timeouts.

Golf

Fox chases share of $20m video

Ryan Fox says he is mostly over the sinus infection which has hindered him since last month.

Kiwi golfer after a top-10 finish in the European Tour's rich final stop, in Dubai.

Fox searching for new partner

Danny Lee had his best PGA Tour finish in three years in Mexico on Monday (NZT).

Kiwi Ryan Fox is in search of a new playing partner after Danny Lee's withdrawal from the World Cup of Golf.

McIlroy considers quitting European Tour

Rory McIlroy could himself the chance to be a Ryder Cup captain with his plan to concentrate on the PGA Tour next year.

Golf star could cost himself chance to be a Ryder Cup captain.

Lee goes close on PGA Tour video

Danny Lee of New Zealand plays his shot from the seventh tee during the final round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

Runner-up Danny Lee has his best result in three years on the PGA Tour.

Netball

Fakahokotau's worst day

Temalisi Fakahokotau has vowed to bounce back after her 2019 Netball World Cup dream was all but ruined by a ruptured ...

She was set to be the Silver Ferns' starting goal keep at next year's Netball World Cup, but that dream was ruined in a split second.

Stars defend Bailey call-up

Former Silver Fern Temepara Bailey is returning to the court in 2019.

Northern Stars coach defends selecting Temepara Bailey, 43, and grandmother.

Kopua, Jury back for Ferns

Returning Silver Fern Casey Kopua will be back on court at the December training camp in Auckland having been sidelined ...

 Injured defenders back in mix as Noeline Taurua selects 25 names to feature at Ferns' December training camp.

Ferns capture Fast5 title video

Kimiora Poi was one of the standout players at the Netball Fast5 World Series tournament for New Zealand.

Fast5 gain payback on Jamaica for loss earlier in day, winning Fast5 World Series title.

Tennis

Shapovalov returning to Classic video

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov is one of the few top players who has a one-handed backhand.

One of the most exciting young tennis players in the world is heading back to NZ.

Close win for Venus at ATP finals

Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus have a win and a loss from their two matches so far at the ATP World Tour finals.

Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen have kept alive their hopes of making it to the semifinals in London.

Serena cover controversy

Serena Williams cover.

GQ's decision to use the word ''woman'' on its cover to describe Serena Williams turns ugly on social media.

Ace selfie: No ordinary commute

Roger Federer (R) snaps a selfie while Novak Djokovic (L) poses in a London Underground carriage containing eight of the ...

London Underground travellers agape as multi-millionaire tennis aces ride the Jubilee line.

combat sports

Hooker welcomes baby girl

Dan Hooker and his newborn baby girl.

Kiwi UFC fighter now a proud father.

NZ doctors call for boxing ban video

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker lands a big left hand on Romania's Razvan Cojanu in a 2017 fight in Auckland.

Medical association wants immediate ban after death at charity event but NZ boxing great strongly disagrees.

Adesanya's message for Whittaker

Israel Adesanya revelling in his win over Derek Brunson at UFC 230 earlier this month.

Israel Adesanya says he could beat UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker "any way I want".

Horn's warning to Lonergan

Australian boxer Jeff Horn has barred his promoters from using his social media accounts.

Furious Aussie boxer threatens to walk away from KIwi promoter over social media posts.

Racing

Shark attack: Gallen wins video

Te Akau Shark with part-owner Paul Gallen and jockey Opie Bosson after his win in the Gr.2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile (1600m).

Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen sees his budding champion horse win in Christchurch.

Savvy Coup joins Waller

Savvy Coup winning the Livamol Classic at Hastings in October.

Dual Group I-winning mare moves from Canterbury to Sydney to continue her career.

Drivers fined for whip use video

Todd McCarthy driving Tiger Tara, left, and  Natalie Rasmussen driving Thefixer, right, fight out a thrilling finish to ...

NZ Trotting Cup winner and runnerup stung with fines for exceeding whip limits.

The year of Thefixer video

Natalie Rasmussen shares the moment with her New Zealand Trotting Cup winner, Thefixer.

OPINION: Some could not fail to see the irony in a horse dubbed Thefixer winning the NZ Trotting Cup.

Motorsport

Paddon to push boundaries video

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon plans to ditch his recent conservative mindset at Rally Australia.

Kiwi rally driver to test risk versus reward balance in Australia as he looks to finish WRC season on a high.

Part-time best hope for Paddon video

Hayden Paddon is not currently interested in a move away from the Hyundai Motorsport team.

Kiwi rally driver rules out a move away from Hyundai but his WRC future remains uncertain.

Hartley still fuming video

Toro Rosso team-mates Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley are at odds over what happened in Brazil.

Team tantrum still simmering as F1 drivers explain the Brazil GP meltdown.

Heartfelt note from Schumacher's wife

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since 2013.

Michael Schumacher described as a 'fighter' in heartfelt note revealed nearly five years since his ski tragedy.

Other sports

Sports Quiz - November 16

Kyle Glogoski pitches for the Auckland Tuatara in a preseason game against the Brisbane Bandits.

The Auckland Tuatara open their inaugural ABL season against which team? Take a swing at our sports quiz.

28 triathlons and counting

Next week Gill Smith will be take part in her 29th Marlborough Women's Triathlon.

Gill Smith has competed in 28 Marlborough Women's Triathlons and there's no sign of her slowing down.

NZ baseball revolution to begin

Eric Jenkins has realised people drive on the other side of the road in New Zealand and Australia.

Opening day for New Zealand's newest professional sporting team has arrived.

Avaya's Kiwi experience wins again

Low expectations have brought high rewards for New Zealand adventure racing team Avaya - Chris Forne, Nathan Fa'avae, ...

After five days of racing through the Reunion wilderness, Fa'avae and friends claim yet another world championship.

aims games

Diver bows out a winner

Tauranga Intermediate principal Brian Diver watches on as his school’s basketball perform a haka in his honour during ...

Aims Games co-founder couldn't have scripted a better farewell with Tauranga Intermediate capturing basketball gold.

Watch: Day six highlights

Final day highlights from the AIMS Games in Tauranga.

All the action from the final day of the big event in Tauranga, which has drawn more than 10,000 competitors.

Limo ride for winners

Kamo Intermediate kids enjoy a limo ride, shouted by their parents, after their hockey win at the AIMS Games

Just a small school, so Piopio College students overjoyed with bronze medal.

Twins win gold medals

Kiana Stevenson, who helped Murray's Bay to the Anchor AIMS Games netball title, with her twin brother Bailey who won ...

Twins Kiana and Bailey win gold, as Murray's Bay Intermediate has great day at AIMS Games

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The Fumble

Durant done with Warriors? video

Warriors star Kevin Durant was calling for the ball, but Draymond Green thought it better to go it alone. Trigger the spat.

NBA star "trying to move on" from altercation with team-mate Draymond Green, but they're still not talking.

Durant, Green separated video

Kevin Durant & Draymond Green Seperated After Heated Fight in Warriors Huddle

Heated exchange breaks out as top NBA team suffers unlikely loss at the hands of the star-less Clippers.

LeBron wins with triple-double video

LeBron James on the drive for the Lakers against the Nuggets in LA.

NBA superstar notches his first 'W' with the Lakers, and all while club icon Kobe Bryant watches on.

Money wants Khabib fight video

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov poses before his fight with Conor McGregor.

Floyd Mayweather Jr accepts Russian challenge where "I'm getting a nine-figure payday".

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