Kane's late goal wins it video

Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his side's second goal in stoppage time.

8:20 AM  Stoppage-time header clinches tense win for England in its opening World Cup game.

Why England can't sack Jones

Eddie Jones continues to be strong-minded as his England team struggle to break out of an alarming form slump.

7:15 AM  "Dire" financial times at Twickenham mean up to 100 jobs will go - but not the highest paid in the building.

Aussies drink Russian city dry

Australia may not have won on the field but their fans were winners in the eyes of Russian pub owners.

Russian city has busiest night ever as Aussies drain every drop after France defeat.

Finish the McKenzie project?

Damian McKenzie, pictured making a run at the Cake Tin, replaced the injured Beauden Barrett when the All Blacks played ...

7:13 AM  They've been trying to turn him into a 10. But perhaps Richie Mo'unga has become a better option.

Savea: 'Been a pleasure, NZ' video

Julian Savea has signed a two-year contract with Toulon.

Ex-All Blacks wing making an early exit to begin life in France on a two-year Toulon deal.

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Brunel: 'Wisdom has prevailed'

France coach Jacques Brunel says the right decision has been made to rub out the red card awarded to fullback Benjamin ...

France rugby coach Jacques Brunel has resisted the temptation to take a dig at the officiating gaffe that undermined his side in Saturday's second test defeat to the All Blacks in Wellington.

Fittler backs Bennett's Origin idea

Blues coach Brad Fittler celebrates with Josh Addo-Carr after beating Queensland in the first match of the 2018 State of ...

Origin Month proposal could pave the way for an annual Kiwis-Tonga test.

Recap: England v Tunisia

Harry Kane scored a double.

Harry Kane scores a double as England snatch victory at the death.

Keep at it, haka boys told

HAATI GRASSROOTS RUGBY

Widely criticised high school haka wasn't great, but the boys shouldn't feel bad, expert says.

Gatland's Wales on rise

Wales coach Warren Gatland says his team is tracking very well after an outstanding end-of-season tour.

England continue to plummet on rugby's world rankings after a fifth successive test defeat in South Africa.

Ronaldo statue removed, replaced

A petition has been launched online to have the heavily mocked previous version put back in place.

Mocked sculpture banished on the day of World Cup hattrick, and not everyone's happy.

Venables: Ronaldo 'best of all-time'

Cristiano Ronaldo could be on the brink of becoming the best footballer in the game's history, claims former England ...

Portugese star 'ahead of Lionel Messi in the race to become better than Pele or Maradona'.

Aussie World Cup streaming fail

Socceroos players, including Aaron Mooy (centre) and Tim Cahill (right) react after losing to France in Kazan.

‚ÄčOptus agree to let SBS broadcast matches for 48 hours as they urgently try to resolve streaming saga.

Stars finally get a win

Brooke Leaver of the Tactix competes against Fa'amu Ioane of the Stars.

It was more nerve-wracking than they would have liked, but the Northern Stars finally have an ANZ Premiership win.

Not guilty? It's red card outrage video

Benjamin Fall of France receives his now-revoked red card at Westpac Stadium.

OPINION: Cancelled red card only makes matters worse - especially for fans, writes Kevin Norquay.

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Not guilty? It's red card outrage video

Benjamin Fall of France receives his now-revoked red card at Westpac Stadium.

OPINION: Cancelled red card only makes matters worse - especially for fans, writes Kevin Norquay.

Kiwis pay price for Denver decision

OPINION: Unavailability of several stars has left Michael Maguire up against it in first test in charge.

Top golfer loses the plot video

Changes beckon for Dunedin video

Rugby

Fall red card cancelled video

Benjamin Fall of France collides with All Blacks star Beauden Barrett.

France fullback had eyes for the ball only, World Rugby rules on aerial clash with Beauden Barrett.

Keep at it, haka boys told

HAATI GRASSROOTS RUGBY

Widely criticised high school haka wasn't great, but the boys shouldn't feel bad, expert says.

Bender on the high ball video

Ben Smith practises claiming the high ball at an All Blacks training.

It's all or nothing in mid-air contests, All Black Ben Smith says as French rival let off his red card.

How foul are the All Blacks?

Benjamin Fall and Beauden Barrett collide as the All Blacks defeated France.

ANALYSIS: The All Blacks commit acts of foul play more often than anyone except England.

Cricket

Steel call-up for White Fern

Kate Heffernan, bowling for the Otago Sparks in a domestic match in 2017, has been promoted to the Southern Steel ...

Fringe White Fern nabs a spot with Southern Steel netball team for rest of season.

Australia's cricket rankings low

Australia's last hope evaporates with Shaun Marsh's dismissal for 131 in Cardiff, as England went 2-0 up in the ...

Not since 1984 has Australia been ranked as low as sixth in ODIs as their horrors continue.

UK goes barmy over Henry catch video

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Black Caps seamer dominating English cricket with the ball, and he's taking brilliant catches too.

Contract snub miffs top bowler

Canterbury offspinner Tim Johnston is prepared to leave Christchurch for opportunities elsewhere after missing out on a ...

Canterbury bowler of the year Tim Johnston hits out after being left off association's contract list.

Video

Kane's late goal wins it

Stoppage-time header clinches tense win for England in its opening World Cup game.

Football

Ronaldo statue removed, replaced

A petition has been launched online to have the heavily mocked previous version put back in place.

Mocked sculpture banished on the day of World Cup hattrick, and not everyone's happy.

Venables: Ronaldo 'best of all-time'

Cristiano Ronaldo could be on the brink of becoming the best footballer in the game's history, claims former England ...

Portugese star 'ahead of Lionel Messi in the race to become better than Pele or Maradona'.

Aussie World Cup streaming fail

Socceroos players, including Aaron Mooy (centre) and Tim Cahill (right) react after losing to France in Kazan.

‚ÄčOptus agree to let SBS broadcast matches for 48 hours as they urgently try to resolve streaming saga.

Germany deny early exit fate video

Mexico's Hirving Lozano charges past some stunned German supporters after scoring the only goal of the first major World ...

Coach insists young German side won't go the way of previous defending champions after shock loss.

League

NRL bows to rugby in gaffe

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg could be a little red faced after the NRL double booked its newly announced Magic round with ...

Queensland Reds have right of way at Suncorp with NRL forced to shift its Magic Round.

Ponga set for Origin debut

Kalyn Ponga has become a real star at the Knights.

Knights prodigy just chose to represent Aussie sides over NZ with his family's acceptance and his Queensland debut beckons.

England's World Cup horrors

Former England captain Chris Robshaw despairs as their Rugby World Cup campaign on home turf fell apart.

Stuff's English sports reporter Joseph Pearson relives the nightmares of England's decade of disasters at global sports events.

Luke to lead from the front video

Issac Luke's superb form has earned him a Kiwis recall.

He may be without several of his Warriors teammates but Issac Luke is ready to play a leading role after earning Kiwis recall.

Basketball

Teen mixes with Tall Blacks heroes video

Max Darling warms up prior to the Canterbury Rams' match against Wellington Saints.

A breakout season with the Rams has earned 17-year-old Max Darling a spot in the wider Tall Blacks squad.

Breakers sign import guard

New Breakers signing Patrick Richard in action for Joventut Badalona in Spain's ACB League.

Coach Kevin Braswell likes what he sees in new backcourt addition Patrick Richard.

Saints win 10th straight

Wellington Saints point guard Shea Ili scored a game-high 28 points in their come from behind win over Taranaki on Saturday.

NBL leaders improve to 10-1, but vintage form continues to elude them.

Webster on fire in China

Corey Webster is averaging over 40 points a game for Guizhou  in China's NBL.

Kiwi basketballer is lighting it up in his latest assignment, which isn't good news for the Tall Blacks.

Golf

Mickelson offered to withdraw video

Phil Mickelson celebrates after making par on the 13th, scene of his horror 10 and putt of a moving ball during the ...

Wife says Phil Mickelson is 'a good man who had a bad moment', as USGA insist putt was within the rules.

Spy cam at Wellington golf course

One of the camouflaged cameras Wellington City Council has installed on the golf course.

Hidden in a banksia tree at Berhampore is a camera monitoring how many people are teeing off.

Koepka wins US Open

Brooks Koepka has won a second US Open golf title.

Rising America star is open's first repeat winner in 29 years.

Ko rises to third in Michigan

Lydia Ko climbed to third place at the LPGA Classic.

Lydia Ko carded another impressive score to climb to third on the leaderboard with her final round at the LPGA classic.

Netball

Stars finally get a win

Brooke Leaver of the Tactix competes against Fa'amu Ioane of the Stars.

It was more nerve-wracking than they would have liked, but the Northern Stars finally have an ANZ Premiership win.

Steel call-up for White Fern

Kate Heffernan, bowling for the Otago Sparks in a domestic match in 2017, has been promoted to the Southern Steel ...

Fringe White Fern nabs a spot with Southern Steel netball team for rest of season.

Pulse return to winning ways

Karin Burger of the Pulse receives a pass under pressure from Monica Falkner of the Magic.

Central Pulse beat Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic for the third time in 2018.

Cable-Dixon taking her chances

Magic wing attack Ariana Cable-Dixon has made big strides over the past two seasons.

The Magic midcourter aims to improve with each outing as she adjusts to a new role.

Tennis

Venus loses tight final

Michael Venus, left, and playing partner Raven Klaasen were beaten in the decider of the ATP tournament in the Netherlands.

Kiwi doubles player goes down in final of ATP event in the Netherlands.

Shapovalov top Classic priority

Denis Shapovalov is on track to be one of the biggest names in tennis over the next decade.

Tournament director Karl Budge wants the Canadian to create a legacy in Auckland.

Venus beats Sitak's in semis

Michael Venus is into his second ATP final with partner Raven Klaasen.

One Kiwi had to lose in the semis in s-Hertogenbosch and it happened to be Artem Sitak.

'Ambassador Becker' aces creditors

Boris Becker claims he is an attache for the Central African Republic and immune from debts.

Ex-Wimbledon champion declares he is an African diplomat and immune from bankruptcy claims.

combat sports

Parker: I need more mongrel

Joseph Parker is talking a more aggressive approach for his coming fight with Britain's Dillian Whyte in London.

Kiwi heavyweight promises ruthless attitude for risky comeback fight with Dillian Whyte.

Whittaker just warming up

Robert Whittaker has established himself as the dominant force in the UFC middleweight division.

NZ-born UFC champion reflects on epic win over Yoel Romero and warns middleweight rivals he is not going anywhere.

Takam on Parker undercard

Carlos Takam's pressure game brought plenty of problems for Joseph Parker who eventually won a tight fight in south ...

Old foe in a must-win fight with heavy-handed Dereck Chisora as big night builds in London.

McGregor regrets Brooklyn melee

Conor McGregor appears at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday.

MMA star is negotiating a plea deal to avoid jail time.

Racing

Jockey doesn't care for fame video

The usually reserved Aaron Kuru was not surprisingly animated when he and Des De Jeu completed the incredible comeback.

Jumps jockey made famous by falling off then winning celebrates by going bush.

Horse falls, jockey remounts ... and wins video

An exuberant Aaron Kuru at the winning post aboard Des De Jeu.

"I can't really explain it": Kiwi jockey speechless after remarkable show of horsemanship.

Foal born from frozen embryo video

St Peter's Cambridge student Briar Laurenson with the foal she and other students are looking after as part of a special ...

Not many students can say they're helping to grow a foal as part of a school project.

Records set at Winter Cup Festival

A cold and sunny day gave the Winter Harness Races the perfect frame, at Richmond racecourse, on Sunday.

Several records were set at the Richmond Showgrounds as part of the Nelson Harness Racing Club's Winter Cup Festival.

Motorsport

Kiwi rider extends lead

Courtney Duncan has extended her lead in the FIM Women's Motocross World Championship.

Kiwi rider loses winning streak but firms for first world championship.

McLaughlin in control after scare

After winning Saturday's race, Scott McLaughlin was runnerup on Sunday behind David Reynolds, left.

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin extends his series lead in Darwin despite a 'crazy' second race.

Supercars Kiwi one-two in Aus

Scott McLaughlin appears unstoppable on his way to winning this year's Supercars title.

Scott McLaughlin appears unstoppable on his way to winning this year's Supercars title.

McLaughlin tops in practice

Scott McLaughlin steered his Shell V-Power Ford around Hidden Valley Raceway to the quickest time in practice.

Kiwi Supercars championship leader fastest during practice for Darwin races.

Other sports

Indoor bowls tournament marks 50 years

Competitions are under way at the 50th Jubilee of Clubs NZ Men's Indoor Bowls Championships in Invercargill.

Bowlers from all over New Zealand are playing in the Clubs New Zealand Indoor Bowls Championships in Invercargill.

Preston heads to Europe on a quest

James Preston broke the New Zealand under-20 800-metre record in Poland two years ago.

After months of frustration, Wellington track athlete James Preston has grabbed his passport and done a runner.

Yachting star moves to canoe racing

Jo Aleh (left) and Polly Powrie won Olympic medals and world titles in the women's 470 yachting class.

Double Olympic medalist Polly Powrie switches sports to help Lisa Carrington in new high performance role.

Price makes history in Germany

New Zealand rider Jonelle Price with her horse Faerie Dianimo.

Equestrian star backs up Badminton win by claiming victory at prestigious Luhmuhlen event.

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The Fumble

Durant takes the heat for loss video

Warriors star Kevin Durant drives to the hoop against the defence of Rockets guard James Harden.

NBA star takes defeat on the chin saying his early foul triggered blast-off for the Rockets and their fans.

Harden 'can't do it all by myself' video

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (right) talks to PJ Tucker during the game one loss to the Warriors.

Rockets star goes on the offensive against his team-mates after lackluster game one against Warriors.

Green elbows in on Harden video

Warriors star Draymond Green reacts after being called for a foul in the second quarter against the Rockets.

Just 67-seconds were needed for notorious Warriors star to state his intent in the NBA conference finals.

Green hits the knockers back video

Draymond Green has been in rare form for the Warriors in the NBA playoffs, becoming the team's first player to average a ...

NBA star puts retired great Charles Barkley in his place: "You're old and it is what it is."

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