Gatland's bench blunder costly

Warren Gatland's failure to utilise the Lions bench to greater effect has the UK media blaming him for the draw against ...

5 min ago  Lions coach's failure to use his bench in draw with Hurricanes has UK media blaming him.

Draw in Wellington thriller video

Wing Tommy Seymour dives over for the first of the British and Irish Lions' tries against the Hurricanes.

9:36 PM  Draws rarely come more exciting than this one between the Hurricanes and Lions.

Draw frustrates captains

Hurricanes captain Brad Shields, right, hoovers up the ball in the first half.

10:10 PM  Mistakes leave Hurricanes and Lions pondering what could have been.

'The Bus' didn't get started

All Hurricanes fans' eyes were on Julian Savea against the Lions.

9:43 PM  OPINION: Cliffhanger Lions match needed much more Julian Savea, but he was rarely sighted.

Lions fold badly in draw

George North sprints away from the Hurricanes defence to grab the second try for the Lions.

9:53 PM  OPINION: Midweek side have passion but fade as fitness gives out and sin bin costly, says Mark Reason.

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Henderson card divides fans

Lions lock Iain Henderson is yellow carded by Referee Romain Poite.

Most Kiwi fans were debating red card or yellow for Lions tip tackle, but Lions fans believed a penalty was enough.

Coles presents korowai

Hurricane Dane Coles and Lions skipper Sam Warburton hongi after the treasured korowai is presented at Wellington Stadium.

Haka, a ceremonial sword, and now Dane Coles comes bearing gifts for the Lions.

Fekitoa's French move rubbished

Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa in action against the British and Irish Lions earlier this month.

All Black Malakai Fekitoa isn't going anywhere. At least not yet, according to his agent.

Montgomery calls the Cup: '95 to 2017 video

Commentator Peter Montgomery talks to Team New Zealand skipper Russell Coutts and his son Grayson after New Zealand ...

With the same verve and just a subtle variation, Peter Montgomery updates his classic America's Cup call.

How Team NZ hired their muscle

Team NZ's power source - the cyclors.

A disillusioned rower turned fireman. A track cyclist on the outer. Two very smart hires.

All Blacks shut out 'noise' video

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster spent much of Tuesday's media session being asked to imagine what Lions head coach ...

Assistant coach Ian Foster fends off questions about what his old mate Warren Gatland might be thinking.

Kaino: No intent to injure video

Jerome Kaino says his concience is clear over allegations he intended to injure Lions halfback Conor Murray while he was ...

After "about a million" Twitter mentions, Jerome Kaino fronts allegations of dangerous tackling on Conor Murray.

Top Aussie cricketers face sack

ACA president Greg Dyer warns 230 Australian cricketers could be unemployed by the weekend.

About 230 of Australia's cricket players about to become unemployed, says their union.

The science behind the win video

Team NZ and Team USA race on the Great Sound in Bermuda for the America's Cup.

It's basically a catamaran with an aircraft wing for a sail balancing on top of two big canoes on top of two or four surfboards. So why were we the best?

Steel regular season 'counts for nothing' video

Southern Steel netball coach Reinga Bloxham.

The Southern Steel head into national netball league final after unbeaten season.

Southern Steel duo back for final video

Southern Steel player Wendy Frew jumps for the ball with Pulse player Whitney Souness, on right.

Wendy Frew and Te Paea Selby-Rickit set to return for the national netball league final.

Can the Steel stand up?

Yvette McCausland-Durie has done a tremendous job, in her second stint as Central Pulse coach.

No fear and no pressure for the Central Pulse in the national netball premiership grand final.

America's Cup: A foil-less future? video

Team NZ celebrate after winning the America's Cup

Together with challenger of record Luna Rossa, Team NZ writes the rules - and that could be the end of hi-tech cats.

Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP

Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook with his 2017 NBA most valuable player award.

Oklahoma City Thunder star gets NBA's top prize after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles last season.

Dalton's quick quip: 'That'll be Russell' video

Team NZ boss Grant Dalton quips it must be Russell Coutts on the phone as it rings in his pocket.

Team NZ boss can't resist a dig at rival Russell Coutts as his phone rings while the world's watching.

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Key moments: Canes v Lions

Hurricanes halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi was yellow carded in the second half for a high tackle. His team conceded ...

9:57 PM  If you were look for excitement, there was oodles of it when the Hurricanes drew 31-all with the British and Irish Lions.

An early brush with yachting royalty

OPINION: In 2007, Peter Burling was an up-and-coming teen sailor. It's been a fast trip to the top.

Webster: Cherry-Evans' charm offensive

Reason: Meads and my father

Rugby

Lions fans make capital purr gallery

English fans Patsy Marron and David Tayler with Irish fans Dee Devine  and Steven Gilmore in the fanzone on the ...

Wellington was a sea of red, and the pubs were heaving, before Hurricanes game.

Play-by-play: Hurricanes v Lions

Julian Savea has a point to prove to All Blacks selectors as he lines up against the Lions for the Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes' clash with the Lions a play-at-a-time, in Wellington.

Recap: Hurricanes v Lions

Lions' George North scores their second try.

Honours are shared at Westpac Stadium in the Lions' final midweek tour match.

Photos: Hurricanes v Lions gallery

Hurricanes second five-eighth Ngani Laumape takes on Lions centre Jonathan Joseph.

Get close to the action as the Hurricanes step up to face the Lions in Wellington.

Cricket

Melie Kerr's remarkable journey

It's all happened so fast for Melie Kerr, pictured after her one-day international cricket debut at age 16 last November.

Instead of winter mornings at Tawa College, Melie Kerr is living her Women's World Cup dream in England.

Australian cricket at crisis point

Australian vice-captain David Warner has been a strong voice for the players' desire to protect their share of revenue.

Ashes series in doubt as players and Cricket Australia at loggerheads over pay deal.

Newcomer leads England to T20 series win

England's Dawid Malan celebrates scoring a half century during his crucial innings of 78.

Dawid Malan smashed 78 runs off 44 balls on debut to help England beat South Africa and and take the three-match series 2-1.

White Ferns easy winners

New Zealand's Holly Huddleston is congratulated by wicketkeeper Rachel Priest for one of her five wickets against Sri Lanka.

A Holly Huddleston five-for and a Suzie Bates century were enough for New Zealand to ease past Sri Lanka in their World Cup opener.

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Draw in Wellington thriller

Draws rarely come more exciting than this one between the Hurricanes and Lions.

Football

Stop Out rely on home comforts

James Sharp, right, celebrates his winner for Stop Out against Victoria University with Martin Packer in the Chatham Cup ...

A Chatham Cup tie against Western Suburbs will be tough, but having the familiar climes of Hutt Park will help.

TotalFootball: Matt Ridenton video

Matthew Ridenton is stretchered off after suffering a knee injury during the round 25 A-League match against the ...

The Wellington Phoenix midfielder talks his serious knee injury, the new Phoenix coach and the season ahead.

Socceroos fall just short

James Troisi of Australia celebrates scoring the opening goal against Chile

Australia left to wonder what might have been after a bright performance against Chile.

Party over for All Whites fans

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates scoring his side's first goal in a 4-0 victory over New Zealand.

It was a torrid few days on the travel and social front for a small band of All Whites fans in Russia.

League

Sharks lose only No.9

Sharks hooker Jayden Brailey broke his jaw in two places.

Kiwi Fa'amanu Brown could be forced to play in an unusual role this weekend.

Cherry-Evans makes Origin case in win

Daly Cherry-Evans led Manly to a big win over Cronulla.

The Manly halfback orchestrated a 17-point win over last year's champions.

Nightingale stars as Dragons survive

St George Illawarra winger Jason Nightingale scored a hat-trick against Newcastle.

A hat-trick from the Kiwi winger help save the Dragons from falling out of the top eight.

Recap: Sharks v Sea Eagles

Paul Gallen of the Sharks.

Sea Eagles prove too good for the Sharks, securing a convincing win.

Basketball

Ex-Breaker 'pulled beard'

Corey Webster is on trial at the North Shore District Court.

Former Breakers star Corey Webster is facing charges over a fracas in an Auckland bar.

Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP

Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook with his 2017 NBA most valuable player award.

Oklahoma City Thunder star gets NBA's top prize after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles last season.

Wildcats demolish Otago Goldrush

The Wildcats beat the Otago Goldrush 70-42 on Saturday in Dunedin.

The Canterbury Wildcats are honing in on another WBC title.

NZ Select win again

Wellington Saints forward Jordan Ngatai has impressed with the New Zealand Select team on their tour of China.

A tougher match this time for the Kiwi basketballers before they eventually win 84-65 against Jiangsu.

Golf

Firm and fluffy, but go easy on the swing

Firm and fluffy glass sand used in golf bunkers

Enjoy a cold one after fighting to escape a firm and fluffy glass sand bunker

Ko comes up short against Mickelson video

Lydia Ko is known for her stellar short game but couldn't match it with Phil Mickelson.

Short-game wizard Phil Mickelson sees off challenge of women's stars including Kiwi Lydia Ko.

New No 1 as Ko slips to 3

So Yeon Ryu is the new No 1 in women's golf after her win in Arkansas on Monday.

So Yeon Ryu has become the third No 1 in a month as Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko continues to fall.

Woods to skip duties

Tiger Woods will not perform his usual duties as tournament host at the TPC Potomac.

Golf star Tiger Woods will not be at his event as he deals with prescription drug issues.

Netball

Steel regular season 'counts for nothing' video

Southern Steel netball coach Reinga Bloxham.

The Southern Steel head into national netball league final after unbeaten season.

It's all about the atmosphere video

Alva, 88, and Jack Faul, 92, are dedicated Southern Steel supporters and are excited about Wednesday night's grand final.

Are 92-year-old Jack Faul and his 88-year-old wife Alva the Southern Steel's most dedicated couple?

Can the Steel stand up?

Yvette McCausland-Durie has done a tremendous job, in her second stint as Central Pulse coach.

No fear and no pressure for the Central Pulse in the national netball premiership grand final.

Southern Steel duo back for final video

Southern Steel player Wendy Frew jumps for the ball with Pulse player Whitney Souness, on right.

Wendy Frew and Te Paea Selby-Rickit set to return for the national netball league final.

Tennis

Erakovic's kind Wimbledon draw

Marina Erakovic will play against Amra Sadikovic for the first time.

Marina Erakovic is set to face a player ranked almost 100 places lower than her.

Erakovic in positive mood

Marina Erakovic had to play in two tournaments on the same day last week.

With six wins last week, Marina Erakovic has found form ahead of Wimbledon

Federer notches another title

Roger Federer goes into Wimbledon on the back of his 92nd career title.

Swiss legend wins 92nd career title as he warms up for Wimbledon.

Kiwi doubles players lose

Kiwi tennis player Marcus Daniell lost in the quarterfinals of the doubles at the Queens tournament in London.

Marcus Daniell, Michael Venus and their respective doubles partners were bundled out in the quarterfinals at the Queens tournament in London.

Other sports

The science behind the win video

Team NZ and Team USA race on the Great Sound in Bermuda for the America's Cup.

It's basically a catamaran with an aircraft wing for a sail balancing on top of two big canoes on top of two or four surfboards. So why were we the best?

Victory parade - but which day?

Emirates Team New Zealand helmed by Peter Burling celebrate after winning the America's Cup.

Exact day for homecoming parade for Team NZ is still being worked out, but Thursday next week looks a good bet.

Sam Lee prepares for Winter Games

Sam Lee after winning last year's Frontier event at the Remarkables.

Wanaka freeride specialist, Sam Lee is excited to get on the slopes this winter games.

Finally, we won video

Emirates Team New Zealand helmed by Peter Burling celebrate after winning the America's Cup.

Joy waits till the final moment at Wellington's yachting epicentre.

Motorsport

Wild Paddon ride doesn't leave the building

Sorry about the slight blurring - but these virtual figures of Kiwis Hayden Paddon (right) and his co-driver John ...

NZ rally ace Hayden Paddon almost makes three Kiwi motoring journalists car-sick - all at once.

Paddon looks to eliminate errors in Poland

Haydon Paddon is looking forward to Rally Poland  as he enjoys the fast nature of the course.

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon is looking to be at the front of Rally Poland.

Dixon claims IndyCar win video

The win continued Scott Dixon's recovery from his horror crash at the Indy 500.

Kiwi driver took the lead with 25 laps to go at the Kohler Grand Prix, and never looked back.

Vettel 'disgraced himself' - Hamilton video

Sebastian Vettel gestures angrily at Lewis Hamilton before the two cars collided.

Lewis Hamilton has accused Formula One rival Sebastian Vettel of deliberately driving into his car during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Racing

Track-side fight 'damaging'

Crowds watch a race during the Gold Cup festival in Palmerston North in March.

Fight at high-profile racing meet gave the greyhound industry a bad name, hearing hears.

Walker plans return to riding

Former New Zealand champion jockey Michael Walker hopes to resume riding in the coming weeks.

Michael Walker has fingers crossed that his injury woes are over.

Shailer reaquaints with Waller

Paul Shailer has returned to Australia and will run Chris Waller's Queensland stable.

He was with Chris Waller from the start in Sydney. Now Paul Shailer is returning to the fold.

Hello M'Lady back on track

Hello M'Lady, inside, begins a new campaign at Rotorua on Wednesday.

Hello, hello - here's a filly with good form lines.

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