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SBW's close bond with Origin star

Sonny Bill Williams has paid tribute to teen Payne Haas, who has made the NSW Origin side.

Sonny Bill Williams finds much in common with NSW Origin teenage sensation and recent Islam convert Payne Haas.

Krishna confirms A-League exit

Roy Krishna is leaving Wellington Phoenix after five and a half seasons at the club.

Roy Krishna is leaving the Phoenix but his destination remains a mystery.

Ref review: The missing try

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 04:  Referee Mike Fraser looks on during the Round 12 Super Rugby match between the ...

ANALYSIS: Crusaders should have had a penalty try, while two groundings get differing TMO decisions.

Dan Carter's cheeky poll

Dan Carter pokes fun at wife Honor Carter on his Instagram MyStory.

10:00 PM  Is Honor Carter going to make a hockey comeback or is she too old? Husband Dan poses the question.

Four-year-old's rousing haka

Not quite half the size of the men surrounding him, Tristan O'Brien's enthusiasm and passion was vast.

9:42 PM  He may be small, but Tristan O'Brien's passion for all things rugby is vast.

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Is it sayonara for Pocock?

David Pocock has been a durable player, but injuries have caught up with him this season.

Brumbies call press conference to make announcement on Wallabies star's playing future.

Sportsman won't face drug charges

Tevita Sitanilei Kulu was one of three men found guilty of importing methamphetamine, allegedly with the help of a top ...

Allegations against high-profile sportsman said to be connected to a drug importing syndicate will not be tested in court.

Olympic skier lands first job video

New Zealand freestyle skier Beau-James Wells, 23, of Wanaka, made the most his time off after suffering a serious knee ...

A serious injury forced elite Wanaka sportsman Beau-James Wells to look at a life after freestyle skiing.

New approach at NZ Football

Andrew Pragnell will continue on a permanent basis as chief executive of NZ Football.

Andrew Pragnell wants to continue working collaboratively now he's been confirmed as NZ Football's permanent CEO.

Daniel Shields claims Auckland Esports title

Top Australian simulator racer Daniel Shields is seemingly unstoppable in the Australasia.

Daniel Shields has a need for speed, all while going nowhere.

World Cup without world's best player

Ada Hegerberg scored a hat-trick during Lyon's recent Champions League triumph.

Ada Hegerberg is the best player in women's football but she will not be at the Women's World Cup.

Origin provides timely winning window for Warriors

Ken Maumalo will use the upcoming bye to heal his niggling upper leg injury.

ANALYSIS: Turns out there is merit to the myth, the Warriors winning percentage spikes during State of Origin.

Dixon lucky to finish Indy video

New Zealand driver Scott Dixon has said he was lucky to finish the race.

Fastest lap little consolation as Kiwi driver reveals extent of damage.

Watch Paine's halfcourt heroics

Australian test cricket captain Tim Paine will lead his side out in the Ashes series against England.

Southern Huskies call up hometown hero to knock down a crowd-pleasing shot from Steph Curry territory.

AB Richie Mo'unga ignores dramas

Richie Mo'unga was prevented from scoring a try when tackled by Melani Nanai but still contributed 14 points for the ...

OPINION: All Black Richie Mo'unga wasn't in the news for the right reasons last week. All eyes were on him when he turned out for the Crusaders in Christchurch. How did he go?

opinion

Ferns fitness rule necessary

Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua says the minimum fitness standards aren't demanding and players should be hitting them ...

Fitness regulations for Ferns annoys some, but tough love is desperately needed.

Pocock changed rugby with stand

OPINION: Wallabies star made a difference by calling out Potgieter over homophobic slur, writes Paul Cully.

Coaching myths shut out women

Folau might get his job back

Rugby

Richie Mo'unga ignores dramas

Richie Mo'unga was prevented from scoring a try when tackled by Melani Nanai but still contributed 14 points for the ...

OPINION: All Black Richie Mo'unga wasn't in the news for the right reasons last week. 

Kearns: Jaguares have duped us

Phil Kearns says the Jaguares don't belong in Super Rugby because they're a 'national team'.

Aussie test greats not happy about makeup of Argentina's side in the Sanzaar franchise competition.

Folau 'could have been worse' video

Israel Folau strilkl hasn't announced if he will challenge his rugby sacking in court.

Rugby's reputation hit but top administrator insists sacking was right: "I think you have to take a stand".

Highlanders rankings stumble

The Highlanders return with no points from their roadtrip to South Africa after losing to the Stormers at the weekend.

OPINION: Rebels and Stormers make a comeback to Stuff's Super Rugby power rankings, at expense of Highlanders and Bulls.

Cricket

Watch Paine's halfcourt heroics

Australian test cricket captain Tim Paine will lead his side out in the Ashes series against England.

Southern Huskies call up hometown hero to knock down a crowd-pleasing shot from Steph Curry territory.

Gayle inspires Taylor video

New Zealand's Ross Taylor top-scored with 71 against India, showing his form is as good as ever heading into the World Cup.

If Windies star can do it, so can Black Caps veteran, believing age is no barrier to performance.

Neesham cautions victory hype video

New Zealand's Jimmy Neesham, left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of India's Hardik Pandya during the Cricket ...

Allrounder insists NZ not getting carried away by big win over World Cup heavyweights India.

Panesar: England ball tampered

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has revealed his side used mints to alter the condition of the ball and generate ...

Ex-English spinner admits side used mints to affect condition of cricket ball.

Video

Four-year-old's crowdpleasing haka

He may be small, but Tristan O'Brien's passion for all things rugby is vast.

Football

New approach at NZ Football

Andrew Pragnell will continue on a permanent basis as chief executive of NZ Football.

Andrew Pragnell wants to continue working collaboratively now he's been confirmed as NZ Football's permanent CEO.

World Cup without world's best player

Ada Hegerberg scored a hat-trick during Lyon's recent Champions League triumph.

Ada Hegerberg is the best player in women's football but she will not be at the Women's World Cup.

Oh no, what is the keeper doing?

An own goal howler did not destroy Charlton Athletic.

Uh oh, that's in the net ... our own net.

Old boss, new boss

Andrew Pragnell will continue on a permanent basis as chief executive of NZ Football.

Andrew Pragnell to stay NZ Football's chief executive, as interim role becomes permanent 10 months on.

League

Origin provides timely winning window for Warriors

Ken Maumalo will use the upcoming bye to heal his niggling upper leg injury.

ANALYSIS: Turns out there is merit to the myth, the Warriors winning percentage spikes during State of Origin.

Kiwi plays on after sickening clash

Jahrome Hughes of the Storm with his battle wounds in the match against the Bulldogs.

Blood was pouring from his head, but Jahrome Hughes stayed on the field and played.

Cleary retains Origin jersey

Victory for Nathan Cleary and the Panthers over the Eels was timely after the club's struggles this year.

Panthers playmaker named to partner in-form Souths man in the halves for the Blues.

Fretting Freddy: NSW's Origin drama

NSW Origin coach Brad Fittler has a heap of selection headaches ahead of naming his squad on Sunday night.

Brad Fittler's problems are stacking up ahead of Sunday night's squad announcement.

Basketball

Watch Paine's halfcourt heroics

Australian test cricket captain Tim Paine will lead his side out in the Ashes series against England.

Southern Huskies call up hometown hero to knock down a crowd-pleasing shot from Steph Curry territory.

Hawks, Rams keep winning

Hawke's Bay Hawks' American import EJ Singler has been one of the best performed players in the opening half of the NBL ...

Unbeaten Saints impress again in NBL, but Hawks, Rams shouldn't be dismissed either.

Raptors make NBA finals

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard under pressure from Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon during game six.

Kawhi Leonard again a huge presence as Toronto book their first visit to the decider.

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Golf

Campbell nervous about return

Michael Campbell will be feeling nervous before he begins his first round at the Senior PGA Championship.

Michael Campbell far from relaxed about first tournament on the senior tour.

Meet golf's new No 1 WAG video

Jena Sims started dating Brooks Koepka just before the American golfer won his first major, the 2017 US Open.

She's a beauty contestant, model, actress and perhaps the inspiration behind the hottest streak in golf.

Koepka prickly in golf's big spat

Brooks Koepka during his rocky but ultimately successful final round in the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black ...

Brandel Chamblee's question about Brooks Koepka's toughness has stuck in the PGA champ's craw.

Koepka does it the hard way

Brooks Koepka reacts after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament.

As his PGA Championship looked to be falling apart, Brooks Koepka responded as crowd chanted for his main rival.

Netball

The comeback Silver Ferns video

Bailey Mes, left, and Shannon Saunders sit on the bench during the Netball Bronze Medal Match on day 11 of the Gold ...

How photography and pharmacy saved the netball careers of Bailey Mes and Shannon Saunders.

Folau helps Adelaide win

Maria Folau and the Adelaide Thunderbirds won their second game of the Super Netball season on Sunday.

Silver Ferns star slots 26 goals as Australian strugglers win second game of season.

Shaun Johnson's consoling message

Kayla Cullen and Shaun Johnson

Shaun Johnson tells fiancee Kayla Cullen 'sport can suck at times'

Netball final a sell-out

Katrina Rore and her Pulse team-mates will play the winner of the Steel-Stars elimination match in the ANZ Premiership ...

Capacity crowd in store for Pulse's grand final. But who will they play?

Tennis

Tennis NZ looking at more tournaments

Valentina Ivanov has chosen to skip playing junior tournaments this year.

Young NZ players have little chance of making it as pros unless there are more events in NZ.

Federer returns in style

Roger Federer celebrates his first-round French Open victory over Italy's Lorenzo Sonego.

Swiss tennis legend enjoys his first outing at the clay court grand slam tournament since 2015, though not so Venus Williams at Roland Garros. .

Two Kiwis seeded at French Open

Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen are the sixth seeds at Roland Garros.

All three Kiwis at Roland Garros have been given kind draws in the men's doubles.

Kiwi tennis star's green crusade

Marcus Daniell with Wesley Koolhof won the ATP tournament in Brisbane at the start of the year.

The balls may be yellow and the clay is red, but Marcus Daniell wants to make the sport green.

combat sports

Joseph Parker welcomes daughter

Jospeh Parker's third daughter Michaela Florence Parker was born on Saturday.

Kiwi boxing star Joseph Parker and his partner celebrate the birth of their third child - and for the third time Parker misses the birth.

Adesanya goes back to his roots

Israel Adesanya is due to fight for the undisputed UFC middleweight title later this year.

Ahead of the biggest fight of his life later this year, Kiwi UFC star goes back to where it all began.

McGregor wants rematch with champ

Conor McGregor wants a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, who beat him last year.

Irish UFC star's retirement short-lived as he calls for rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

IOC's boxing body blow video

New Zealand's double Commonwealth champion David Nyika's Olympics dream remains on course with boxing still on the ...

Boxing still on course for Tokyo 2020 but Olympic bosses want controversial governing body replaced.

Racing

The Bostonian wins Kingsford Smith Cup

The Bostonian (inside), pictured winning the Doomben 10,000 earlier this month, has won another Australian Group One race.

Kiwi horse claims another Australian Group One race.

Aussie racing rocked by coke arrest

Damion Flower at the barrier draw at Jupiters Casino for the Gold Coast Magic Millions horse race.

League legend Phil Gould and Alan Jones co-own horses with man arrested over 50kg cocaine importation scheme.

Top racehorse owner faces drug charges

Damion Flower at the barrier draw at Jupiters Casino for the Gold Coast Magic Millions horse race in a file picture.

Aussie owner Damion Flower allegedly involved in syndicate importing cocaine from South Africa.

Hamilton pays tribute to Niki Lauda

Lewis Hamilton has paid tribute to Niki Lauda who passed away.

"Thank you for being a bright light in my life," Lewis Hamilton said on Instagram of his racing mentor Niki Lauda.

Motorsport

Dixon lucky to finish Indy video

New Zealand driver Scott Dixon has said he was lucky to finish the race.

Fastest lap little consolation as Kiwi driver reveals extent of damage.

Indy 500 wins saves job

Simon Pagenaud drinks the famous Indy 500 milk following his tense victory.

Simon Pagenaud likely saved his job with Indy 500 victory.

Hamilton ranks Monaco win in top 5

Monaco GP winner Lewis Hamilton checks Niki Lauda's name on the back of his helmet after his victory.

Formula 1 superstar dedicates stressful win to the spirit of Niki Lauda as he takes control of title race.

Live: Indianapolis 500

Scott Dixon has been practicing for the Indy 500.

Kiwi Scott Dixon starts at 18th on the grid as he competes in the Indy 500.

Other sports

Daniel Shields claims Auckland Esports title

Top Australian simulator racer Daniel Shields is seemingly unstoppable in the Australasia.

Daniel Shields has a need for speed, all while going nowhere.

Stairmand's roll continues

Billy Stairmand is flying high with his allround surfing on the World Surf League's secondary tour.

Quarter-final finish in Chile lifts Raglan surfer to No 32 on qualifying tour.

Triple gold for Carrington

Lisa Carrington has added another two World Cup individual gold medals to her list.

After winning both individual events, Kiwi champion guides K4 crew to a third gold in Poland.

Honours system is unfair on women

A trailblazer for women's sport, Yvette Williams died last month aged 89 -- 67 years after she became the first Kiwi ...

A gender imbalance in the honours system must change if Kiwi sportswomen are to have their fair share.

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

Curry now believes moon landing video

Steph Curry says he doesn't think people ever landed on the moon.

"I'm genuinely sorry for how that came across," NBA star Steph Curry says.

Curry's conspiracy theory video

Stephen Curry is the latest NBA player with conspiracy theories.

Warriors star Steph Curry joins long list of NBA conspiracy theorists.

Warriors give Green 'some time off'

Draymond Green Dared Kevin Durant To Leave Warriors! ” We Don’t Need You To Win”

Spat with Kevin Durant on ice as team-mate rival rested with a "lingering" toe injury.

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.