Warriors fightback falls short after horror start against Parramatta Eels video

Warriors forward Tohu Harris is wrapped up by the Eels defence.

19 min ago  Opening Eels blitz leaves Kiwi club with too much ground to make up in Magic Round loss.

Live A-League: Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix's Tim Payne has impressed since switching to centre-back from his preferred fullback position.

6:00 PM  Ufuk Talay's side aim to revive their slim top six hopes against the runaway leaders in Melbourne.

Steel hold on for win after Taneisha Fifita ordered off

Steel wing attack Shannon Saunders drives through court against the Pulse on Sunday.

6:05 PM  Steel goal keep sent to sideline for two minutes for repeated infringing, but it doesn't matter as southerners hold on to win.

Weber berates Chiefs' 'horrific' discipline after get-out-of-jail win v Force video

Chiefs captain Brad Weber labelled his side’s discipline against the Force “horrific”.

5:00 PM  Captain admits dramatic victory in Perth felt more like a loss after his side were caned by referee Damon Murphy, meaning a big clean-up job is required ahead of facing Brumbies.

False start denies Olympic paddler Aimee Fisher a shot at national K1 200m title

A false-start in the heats denied Aimee Fisher the chance to contest the K1 200m final.

5:32 PM  Kim Thompson benefited from the pre-race favourite's controversial absence to comfortably win the national K1 200m final.

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Beauden Barrett boots Suntory Sungoliath into Japan Top League final

Beauden Barrett kicked 21 points for Suntory Sungoliath in the Japanese semifinal (file photo).

All Blacks star dominated with the boot, rather than ball in hand, as he kicked 21 points in semifinal win.

FC Western out of the Chatham Cup

FC Western v Napier City Rovers at Lynmouth Park in New Plymouth on Saturday. Kernow Phillips takes the ball forward.

The game was very even in the first 45 minutes and it was difficult to tell who was the higher-ranked side.

Live NRL: Warriors fightback falls short after horror start against Parramatta

Tohu Harris of the Warriors during the round 10 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Parramatta Eels at ...

Back to back tries gave the Warriors hope but the gap was too much against the high-flying Eels.

Sam Timmins shows his class in Nuggets' overtime win

Centre Sam Timmins had a huge game for the Nuggets against the Jets with 29 points and 25 rebounds.

Otago fan favourite goes off for monster double-double as NBL Showdown champions win their third straight game.

Leeds purr in big win at Burnley video

Rodrigo Moreno of Leeds United scores their side's fourth goal - and his second - past Bailey Peacock-Farrell of Burnley ...

Leeds turned on the style to power to a 4-0 win over Burnley and cement their top-half place in the Premier League while Southampton beat doomed Fulham 3-1.

Young Timaru ref wins NZ award

Basketball referee Reagan Ashley has gained national recognition.

One day Reagan Ashley might be able to fly himself around the country to referee basketball matches.

Eels coach shares teary embrace with debutant son video

Jakob Arthur, the 18-year-old son of Parramatta coach Brad Arthur, will make his NRL debut for the Eels against the ...

Jakob Arthur - son of Eels coach Brad - will make his NRL bow against the Warriors in Magic Round.

Burns still leads Nelson despite more Spieth magic

Sam Burns watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament, ...

In-form 24-year-old bidding to become first player since 2008 to get his first two PGA Tour victories in consecutive events.

Leicester win FA Cup for first time at Wembley video

Leicester's goalkeeper-captain Kasper Schmeichel (R) and club captain Wes Morgan lift the FA Cup after beating Chelsea ...

Brendan Rodgers' Midlands club add FA Cup to their 2016 Premier League title.

Chiefs clinch heart-stopping win over Force to ensure Kiwi clean sweep video

Damian McKenzie gets floored by Jeremy Thrush in the Chiefs’ dramatic victory over the Force in Perth.

Domingo Miotti misses conversion after the siren as Chiefs cling on following Luke Jacobson's red card to see NZ sides go 5-0 on opening weekend.

opinion

NZ Rugby and Players' Association scrap a black eye for our game video

The All Blacks are for sale, but not everyone thinks NZ Rugby should jump at the $387m Silver Lake deal.

OPINION: Has the relationship between NZ Rugby and the Players Association been so low? Because the gloves are off.

Netball talking points: Maia Wilson's shooting accuracy a worry

OPINION: Maia Wilson is the best goal shoot in the country, but her shooting percentages the past two weeks haven't been up to scratch.

Aussies should expect no mercy from NZ Super Rugby teams video

Reds, Blues and the cultural spectrum in between video

Rugby

Teams rack up a cricket score at SCG as Hurricanes beat Tahs video

Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett strolls across for a try against the Waratahs.

Hurricanes open their account in a stunning tryfest, as both sides combine for a century of points.

Super Rugby history: How does Canes-Tahs try fest rank? video

Pepesana Patafilo diving to score one of the Hurricanes’ 17 tries.

Combining for 17 tries and 112 points in an extraordinary clash, they were still short of the Super Rugby records for the most between both teams in one match.

Highlanders happy as kicking and defence punishes Reds video

Aaron Smith turns the Reds’ defence around with his kicking game at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Aaron Smith and Mitch Hunt have pointed to a frank review after the Super Rugby Aotearoa as the catalyst for some dominant shots against the Aussies.

Former Chief Richard Kahui has a lot of 'what ifs' in resurrected career video

Richard Kahui will line up with his new Western Force side against his old Chiefs team on Saturday.

Five shoulder reconstructions were a career-changer, and while Blues and Crusaders both reached out, former All Black will stay on at Force next year, playing or otherwise.

Cricket

Tim Southee reflects on Black Caps' stunning test cricket rise video

Tim Southee couldn’t be prouder of the Black Caps’ improvement in test cricket after winning just one of his first 14 tests.

Wins were hard to come by in Tim Southee's early days in test cricket. Now, the Black Caps are off to England to play in the World Test Championship final.

Bancroft suggests Australia’s bowlers were aware of ball-tampering video

Cameron Bancroft, according to McRae, gave a 'long pause' when asked if the bowlers knew what he was doing.

The former test opener's comments are at odds with the Cricket Australia investigation in 2018.

England IPL stars set to miss first test against Black Caps video

Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler walking off after winning a T20 for England over India in March.

England and New Zealand's IPL contingent fled India amid the worsening Covid-19 crisis and several are expected to miss the first test at Lord's.

Driving past Lord's to out in the middle for Daryl Mitchell video

Daryl Mitchell reacts after dismissing West Indies captain Jason Holder in the first test in December.

Black Caps' allrounder is on the verge of playing England in a test at Lord's, a ground he revered as a kid while living in London.

Football

Leeds purr in big win at Burnley video

Rodrigo Moreno of Leeds United scores their side's fourth goal - and his second - past Bailey Peacock-Farrell of Burnley ...

Leeds turned on the style to power to a 4-0 win over Burnley and cement their top-half place in the Premier League while Southampton beat doomed Fulham 3-1.

Leicester win FA Cup for first time at Wembley video

Leicester's goalkeeper-captain Kasper Schmeichel (R) and club captain Wes Morgan lift the FA Cup after beating Chelsea ...

Brendan Rodgers' Midlands club add FA Cup to their 2016 Premier League title.

Wellington Phoenix star struck down by injury ahead of clash with league leaders video

Phoenix captain Ulises Davila will miss Sunday’s game through injury.

Phoenix suffer major injury blow with captain Ulises Davila set to miss the next few games with a hamstring strain.

Roy Keane's scathing analysis of Manchester United video

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes reacts during the 4-2 loss to Liverpool.

Second loss at Old Trafford in three days leaves United legend ripping into stars and fearing for next season.

League

Live NRL: Warriors fightback falls short after horror start against Parramatta

Tohu Harris of the Warriors during the round 10 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Parramatta Eels at ...

Back to back tries gave the Warriors hope but the gap was too much against the high-flying Eels.

Eels coach shares teary embrace with debutant son video

Jakob Arthur, the 18-year-old son of Parramatta coach Brad Arthur, will make his NRL debut for the Eels against the ...

Jakob Arthur - son of Eels coach Brad - will make his NRL bow against the Warriors in Magic Round.

Covid concerns could force RLWC postponement or Kiwi players pulling out

The Kiwi Ferns players, who are mainly amateurs, would have to spend two weeks in a managed isolation hotel after ...

Organisers are hopeful the World Cup will happen in 2021, but a decision will be made next month as both the NZRL and RLPA admit there are challenges

First bidder steps up for second NRL franchise in NZ video

The Southern Orcas logo from the 2005 NRL bid.

Former NZRL chairman resuscitates Wellington-based Southern Orcas bid after NRL indicate they want a second Kiwi team in 2026.

Basketball

Sam Timmins shows his class in Nuggets' overtime win

Centre Sam Timmins had a huge game for the Nuggets against the Jets with 29 points and 25 rebounds.

Otago fan favourite goes off for monster double-double as NBL Showdown champions win their third straight game.

Young Timaru ref wins NZ award

Basketball referee Reagan Ashley has gained national recognition.

One day Reagan Ashley might be able to fly himself around the country to referee basketball matches.

Rams hand Huskies first NBL loss

Brook Ruscoe did it all for the Auckland Huskies on Friday against the Canterbury Rams.

American guard takes over in the final quarter with 19 points as Canterbury Rams knock over Auckland Huskies in Christchurch.

Jets back on home court

Young guard Jayden Bezzant has been leading the way for the Manawatū Jets this season.

A return to Palmerston North this weekend will be a welcome relief for the Manawatū basketballers, as they take on the Otago Nuggets.

Netball

Bailey Mes 'loving being back out there' for Northern Mystics video

Bailey Mes has returned from a long injury layoff to play for the Northern Mystics this year.

Being sidelined for more than a year has grown Silver Fern Bailey Mes' appreciation for how it feels to be out on court.

Life dedicated to family, sport and community

Former Silver Fern and Hamilton City councillor Margaret Forsyth died on May 4.

Silver Fern Margaret Forsyth became a stong role model for women while providing opportunities for her community to lead active lives.

Ricky Stuart apologises to angry netballers but can't resist a second swipe video

Netballers have spoken up about NRL coach Ricky Stuart’s recent comments.

Raiders coach says he's sorry after suggesting netball wasn’t "tough".

Premiership coaches united against two-point shot video

Te Paea Selby-Rickit of the Tactix shoots over Georgia Tong of the Magic.

Australia's flagship netball league is sticking with a largely unpopular gimmick, but it seems there's little chance that will happen here.

Tennis

Rafa Nadal uncertain about playing in Tokyo Olympics amid virus surge

Spanish tennis ace Rafa Nadal was coy when asked about whether he would play at the Tokyo Olympics in July.

The Spanish ace joins the growing number of tennis players expressing doubts about competing at the Games.

'How much more do you want to play?' Novak Djokovic screams at umpire over rain

Novak Djokovic looks unamused as he shelters under an umbrella during his second round match at the Italian Open.

With conditions worsening and the rain getting heavier, the world No 1's temper boiled over yet again at the Italian Open.

Osaka, Nadal claim top prizes at Laureus World Sports awards

Naomi Osaka used her profile to show support for African American's who had been victims of racist or police violence.

The two tennis stars won the prestigious individual awards, while Bayern Munich were given the Team of the Year award.

Wimbledon planning for a ‘minimum’ 25 per cent spectator capacity

Wimbledon was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is set to welcome back tennis fans this year.

Organisers reveal their plans for the grass-court major after last year's tournament was scrapped due to the pandemic.

combat sports

'This will change your life': Kiwi heavyweight fighting for upset over Demsey McKean video

Unbeaten Australian heavyweight Demsey McKean is ranked 12th with the WBO and IBF and has been chasing a fight with ...

A Kiwi heavyweight you've probably never heard of can change his life with a win against the Australian who has been calling out Joseph Parker.

Dereck Chisora rematch firming for Joseph Parker in new multi-fight deal video

Joseph Parker damages an incoming Dereck Chisora.

UK promoters see value in sequel and indicate longer-term plans for resurgent Kiwi heavyweight.

Conor McGregor tops Forbes list as world's highest-paid athlete

Conor McGregor brought home $252 million over the last 12 months.

Mixed martial artist edges Messi and Ronaldo as pandemic does little to curb earning power of elite sport stars.

Joseph Parker coy on fighting Filip Hrgovic in IBF eliminator video

Joseph Parker has to make the right move on the back of his controversial win over Dereck Chisora.

It's tantalising but well-positioned Kiwi heavyweight won't be rushed as he considers options.

Racing

MPI launches investigations into drugging of horses and greyhound

Horse Jimmy Cannon had eight podium finishes in 36 starts. The horse has since been put down.

Separate inquiries will look into a trainer who injected two horses with a banned substance, as well as a greyhound that won a premier race on meth.

Jumps jockey Debbie Henderson made history before career-ending fall

Debbie Henderson crossing the line to become the first woman to win the Grand National event in New Zealand in 1994.

A remarkable feat made her a big name in New Zealand racing, but her career was cruelly cut short.

A Southland farm with a race course video

Derek Adams, a former owner of the old Wairio racecourse, with its members' grandstand in the background.

Family buys a farm and back in the day it also came with a race course.

Disgraced trainer banned for seven years after injecting two horses on race day video

Jesse Alford injected horses he trained with formalin, a banned substance.

Jesse Alford was caught injecting two horses with a prohibited substance on race day.

Other sports

NZ men's rowing eight close in on Olympic qualification in Lucerne

The New Zealand men’s eight, pictured at Lake Karapiro last month, are on track to secure Olympic qualification.

Psychological blow landed with win in preliminary race at 'last chance' regatta in Switzerland.

Kiwi kayaker delighted to qualify for Paralympics at first big meet

New Zealand kayaker Corbin Hart has qualified for the Tokyo Paralympic Games at his first international regatta in ...

'Nothing quite like the music to my ears of being told that you have qualified for Tokyo,' says an ecstatic Corbin Hart.

Powerlifter setting records a year after suffering a stroke video

Ashleigh Hoeta's motivation to be NZ's best women's powerlifter comes from her father.

When Ashleigh Hoeta says she emerged from Level 4 lockdown last year stronger than she was at the beginning, she means it on many levels.

From bullying victim to Olympics dream, Connor Bell says discus changed his life video

Olympics-bound Kiwi athlete Connor Bell is still dealing with the stigma of bullying many years on.

Tokyo-bound KIwi athlete says sport gave him an identity at a tough point in his life.

esport

Esports industry in New Zealand 'hasn't even started'

Sean Kaiwai – AKA Gratisfaction – is New Zealand’s top-earning esports star.

While Kiwi Esports stars are breaking through, the country's esports industry is falling behind. Even the wider gaming industry has a long way to go.

Iwi brings esports arena to Taranaki

Memory Whakatutu, 11, and Cale Jenkins, 11, from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Ruanui enjoys the new eSports arena, ...

An iwi office in South Taranaki has become a portal for young people into the multi-billion-dollar world of esports.

Organiser: First esport tournament proves point

Lucas James Baird, 10, at the first esport tournament at ILT Stadium Southland on Saturday.

The organiser of Invercargill's first esport tournament feels they've proved a point, he says the question is whether the community is willing to back the esport growth?

Stadium to tap into esports growth

ILT Stadium Southland general manager Nigel Skelt, left, and Your Corps Multiplayer Video Gaming founder James Wards ...

ILT Stadium Southland boss Nigel Skelt sees “massive potential” in the esports industry and is eager for the Invercargill venue to be a leader rather than a follower.

aims games

Swimming for the future

Ready for a swimming lesson in the Central Southland Community Pool at Winton, from left, Mackenzie Gentle, Johnston ...

Southland swimmers wanting to qualify for national events will go against the clock in Winton on November 1.

AIMS Games cancelled video

The AIMS Games in Tauranga will not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19 complications.

Covid-19 puts paid to hugely popular school sports event for 2020.

Record AIMS Games returns

Front and centre: Gianna and Emina Tiatia (left and right in the foreground) competed in netball at the AIMS Games.

Popular national schools tournament injects nearly $6.5 million into region's economy.

AIMS Games highlights video

Catch all the highlights from a thrilling week of AIMS Games in Tauranga.

All the highlights from six days of sporting competition.

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