Crockett hurting after loss

All Blacks prop Wyatt Crockett says the team hates losing and the loss to the Wallabies was exremely disappointing.

2:05 PM  All Blacks prop admits the All Blacks "may have" got their tactics wrong at slippery Suncorp.

'Old dog' Wayne Smith is gone

Wayne Smith said there is no chance of him returning to help coach the All Blacks again.

The farewell party for Wayne Smith turned into a fizzer when the All Blacks lost 23-18 to the Wallabies in Brisbane.

Hartley 18th in qualifying video

NZ's Brendon Hartley during practice for the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, ...

Brendon Hartley finishes F1 US Grand Prix qualifying in 18th before penalties are applied.

How the media reacted

Wallabies Israel Folau, Will Genia and Marika Koroibete celebrate the latter's second half try in their win over the All ...

Wallabies praised for beating ''niggly'' All Blacks who ''let themselves down'' with ill discipline off the ball.

Canterbury get their wish

Glenn Delaney will finish up as Canterbury's coach after the NPC final against Tasman.

They were reluctant to admit it, but Canterbury have got what they wanted - a home final against Tasman.

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Folau set for a break

Israel Folau will take a break from rugby.

The Wallabies fullback set to step away from the game and miss end of season tour.

Life easy for new Titans coach

Garth Brennan was the Kiwis' assistant coach for the World Cup until a few days ago when he was announced as the new ...

Garth Brennan, who was in camp with the Kiwis just a few days ago, will take challenges at the Titans in his stride.

'This is not who Bobby Portis is'

Bobby Portis, right, has made an apology to Chicago Bulls team-mate Nikola Mirotic after the two were involved in a ...

Chicago Bulls forward apologises for punching team-mate in the face.

Canterbury, Counties into final

Hannah Brough of Waikato eludes Lucy Jenkins of Canterbury for a try the Farah Palmer Cup semifinal, won by Canterbury.

Canterbury ease past Waikato while Counties Manukau sneak through against Auckland.

Plunket Shield upon us

Much will again be expected from Wellington's pace bowling spearhead Hamish Bennett.

Talking points aplenty with the start of the Plunket Shield.

King into semifinals

Joelle King is into the semifinals at the PSA World Tour event in Brooklyn.

Joelle King is into the semifinals at the PSA World Tour event in Brooklyn.

Melbourne Cup for Jon Snow

The Baker and Forsman stable will press on to the Melbourne Cup with Jon Snow pictured here with track rider Emilia ...

A philosophical Murray Baker is to spell Bonneval but press on with Melbourne Cup plans for Jon Snow.

Phoenix still looking for first win

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 21:  Dario Vidosic (L) of Wellington Phoenix and Goran Paracki (C) look dejected with ...

One week on from producing two good finished against Sydney FC, the Phoenix lost their killer edge against Melbourne City.

Shailene Woodley caught canoodling

Ben Volavola of North Harbour and actress Shailene Woodley share a kiss following the game.

Hollywood actress is still in New Zealand hanging out with new beau, rugby player Ben Volavola.  

Wanganui get chance to defend their crown

Horowhenua Kapiti prop Robin Praat had a big game in their win over Buller, that saw them through to their first Meads ...

Wanganui will get chance to win Meads Cup for sixth time against surprise package Horowhenua Kapiti.

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Aussies finally end their Bledis-woe

The Wallabies celebrate their first win over the All Blacks in nearly three years.

OPINION: All Blacks disappointed in Bledisloe III, but gritty, gutsy Wallabies certainly didn't.

Will an All Black take a stand?

OPINION: It would be refreshing to hear what players really think about social issues, writes Mark Reason.

Player poaching is a big problem

All Whites' mind games misplaced

Rugby

Folau set for a break

Israel Folau will take a break from rugby.

The Wallabies fullback set to step away from the game and miss end of season tour.

'We didn't take our chances'

Kieran Read's All Blacks aren't a side that is accustomed to learning from defeat.

All Blacks captain acknowledges his side didn't help themselves as they were upset by the Wallabies.

Canterbury, Counties into final

Hannah Brough of Waikato eludes Lucy Jenkins of Canterbury for a try the Farah Palmer Cup semifinal, won by Canterbury.

Canterbury ease past Waikato while Counties Manukau sneak through against Auckland.

Wanganui get chance to defend their crown

Horowhenua Kapiti prop Robin Praat had a big game in their win over Buller, that saw them through to their first Meads ...

Wanganui will get chance to win Meads Cup for sixth time against surprise package Horowhenua Kapiti.

Cricket

Black Caps' all-round issue

It's all there for Colin de Grandhomme to stamp his mark as the country's top allrounder in India.

From bit part player to front and centre in the ODI team, it's Colin de Grandhomme's big moment in India.

Aussie women ready to sledge

Australia cricketer Alyssa Healy wants to "bring the b.... back" in the women's Ashes.

Australia's women cricketers stoke their own Ashes fire, saying they'll "bring the b.... back".

SL staring down the barrell

Sri Lanka cricket fans haven't had a lot to cheer about in 2017.

Sri Lanka are one loss away from their third 5-0 ODI series whitewash of the year.

ND help struggling Cantabs

Northern Districts pace bowler Brett Hampton will help out injury-stricken Canterbury for their Plunket Shield opener.

Battling for fast bowling firepower, Northern Districts come to Canterbury's aid.

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Hartley 18th in qualifying

Brendon Hartley finishes F1 US Grand Prix qualifying in 18th before penalties are applied.

Football

Phoenix still looking for first win

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 21:  Dario Vidosic (L) of Wellington Phoenix and Goran Paracki (C) look dejected with ...

One week on from producing two good finished against Sydney FC, the Phoenix lost their killer edge against Melbourne City.

Man U lose at Huddersfield

Huddersfield Town's Jonas Lossl, Laurent Depoitre, Steve Mounie, Christopher Schindler and Mathias Jorgensen celebrate ...

Manchester City are the only unbeaten side in the EPL after Huddersfield beat Manchester United for the first time in 65 years.

Herbert regrets staying loyal

Ricki Herbert wonders if he stayed on too long at the Wellington Phoenix and the All Whites.

Ricki Herbert is back coaching in NZ, but he wonders if he should have gone overseas sooner.

Honours even in Sydney derby

Josh Brilliante scored the equaliser for Sydney FC.

Defending A-League champions rally from two goals down to force a draw.

League

Packer becomes inspiring figure

Russell Packer wants this World Cup to leave a legacy in New Zealand.

A matured Russell Packer now understands what it means to play for your country.

Little Nikorima the Kiwis' big utility

Kodi Nikorima might be small in stature but could be big in impact for the Kiwis at the World Cup.

Kodi Nikorima's little frame is set to be put to big use by the Kiwis during the World Cup.

Thompson quits Warriors

Bodene Thompson is leaving the Warriors after three seasons to join the Leigh Centurions.

Leigh Centurions turn to Warriors back rower Bodene Thompson to help promotion push.

Taumalolo's Tonga tops Italy

Jason Taumalolo made plenty of metres, despite two nervous knock-ons in his 20-minute stint. (File photo)

Two nervous knock-ons, but plenty of metres for Kiwis defector as Tonga wins warmup match.

Basketball

Adams, Thunder begin with win

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams clashes with former teammate Enes Kanter of the New York Knicks.

Kiwi centre notches 12 points and five rebounds in win over New York.

King land Basketball NZ role

Leonard King last worked with Basketball New Zealand as a coach in 2007.

Leonard King to lead Basketball New Zealand's high performance team.

Hunter re-signs with Sharks

James Hunter has re-signed to play for the Southland Sharks in the 2018 NBL.

James Hunter describes the last six months as a rollercoaster but he has no plans of getting off anytime soon.

Adams 'going to elbow' Kanter

Steven Adams has let ex-team-mate Enes Kanter know he won't be taking it easy on him.

They might be close off the court, but Steven Adams won't be going easy when he faces off against former team-mate.

Golf

Ko could rue double bogey

A late double bogey could cost Lydia Ko in Taiwan.

Lydia Ko sits in second, six shots back from the leader in Taiwan. But it could have been four.

Lee, Ko have mixed second rounds

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee had two double bogeys in his second round, but finished on a positive note.

Danny Lee has moved up slightly at the CJ Cup, while Lydia Ko has faded at the Swinging Skirts championship in Taiwan.

Pinehurst chills inspire Anstiss

US-based golfer James Anstiss is back in New Zealand and says a local winner of next week's big Asia-Pacific Amateur ...

Back from his US base, James Anstiss is confident a New Zealand golfer can book Masters and Open berths next week.

Ko steady in Taiwan

Lydia Ko is four shots off the pace at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taipei.

Lydia Ko not far off the pace after the first round in Taipei.

Netball

Netball NZ keeps open mind

Netball New Zealand isn't ruling out giving Janine Southby additional coaching support.

Additional coaches not being ruled out as Silver Ferns look to bounce back from Aussie whitewash.

Wilson embracing 'hectic' schedule

Maia Wilson saw game time against Australia in the Quad Series in September 3.

Young Silver Ferns shooter Maia Wilson is looking forward to a break after her busy year on the court.

Ferns 'must be mentally tougher': Southby

Janine Southby (L), pictured with Bobby Willcox, is demanding the Silver Ferns get mentally tougher after a 4-0 series ...

Silver Ferns boss laments "dumb stuff'' in 4-0 series slump against Australia.

Southby stumps on Ferns' slump

The Diamonds couldn't be happier as they lift the Constellation Cup.

Silver Ferns coach perplexes as she explains where it all went wrong in the Constellation Cup.

Tennis

Davis, Fed Cup captains wanted

Daniell and Artem Sitak were part of the New Zealand team that defeated South Korea this year.

Two of the most prestigious coaching jobs in NZ are up for grabs next year.

Wilding medals found in quake-closed stadium

Adam Gard'ner, general manager of Canterbury Tennis with Fred Wilding's collection of medals rescued from former ...

Sporting medals belonging to the father of Wimbledon ace Anthony Wilding are back with Canterbury Tennis.

Kyrgios upset in Belgium

Nick Kyrgios lost his first match since walking-off in Shanghai to Belgian Ruben Bemelmans.

Injury appears to have played a role in Nick Kyrgios losing first match since Shanghai shenanigans.

Sharapova wins first title since ban

There was nothing but applause for Maria Sharapova as she won the Tianjin Open in China.

Tennis superstar wins the Tianjin Open, her first title victory since returning from a doping ban.

Other sports

King into semifinals

Joelle King is into the semifinals at the PSA World Tour event in Brooklyn.

Joelle King is into the semifinals at the PSA World Tour event in Brooklyn.

Meech medals, but what colour

Sam Meech will be gunning for gold in the medal race of the Laser fleet at the World Cup regatta.

Kiwi yachtie Sam Meech gunning for gold with a worst possible finish of second locked up at World Cup regatta.

Young guns take the helm video

Blair Tuke and Peter Burling were part of the youth movement that took Team New Zealand to America's Cup triumph.

Sailing insider reveals how the youth movement claimed the America's Cup.

Lone Wolf: The story behind Team New Zealand's winning team

At just 24 Peter Burling held the 49er World and European Championships and the International Moth World titles.

Running low on cash, the team was forced to adopt a higher risk strategy, writes Richard Gladwell.

Motorsport

Why Hartley is driving for his future

Brendon Hartley could secure a drive for 2018 if he performs well on Monday.

If Kiwi can outrace his team-mate this weekend, his career could change forever.

Mostert wins on Gold Coast

Chaz Mostert has claimed a win in the first race of the Gold Coast 600.

Chaz Mostert has moved within 121 points of Kiwi Supercars leader Fabian Coulthard, who had a drive to forget.

Hartley helmet choke hiccup video

There's not much wiggle room in the driver's seat of a F1 car, as Brendon Hartley shows here in his Toro Rosso car.

Kiwi driver finds his old helmet isn't a perfect fit for his new car as he prepares for his F1 debut at the US Grand Prix.

New Red Bull contract for Verstappen

Max Verstappen has re-signed with Red Bull through to 2020.

Max Verstappen has signed a new contract with Red Bull which keeps him with the team until 2020.

Racing

Melbourne Cup for Jon Snow

The Baker and Forsman stable will press on to the Melbourne Cup with Jon Snow pictured here with track rider Emilia ...

A philosophical Murray Baker is to spell Bonneval but press on with Melbourne Cup plans for Jon Snow.

Kiwi's $3.26m Boom Time video

Cory Parish celebrates winning the Caulfield Cup aboard rank outsider Boom Time.

Bonneval lame again but young NZ jockey shocks Australian racing with massive upset.

'Nothing stops her'

Prom Queen and Samantha Collett cruise to the star filly's first Group III win at Ashburton.

Eight from nine for the queen of speed as Guineas favouritism firms big time.

Packing Eagle soars high

Packing Eagle sprints clear of his Rotorua rivals.

Rotorua win has Packing Eagle back to his powerful Hong Kong form.

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Crass touchdown costs player video

Odell Beckham Jr imitates a dog peeing as a touchdown celebration.

NFL superstar fined $17,000 for getting down on all fours in a touchdown celebration.

LeBron takes a shot at Trump video

LeBron James speaks with news media about Donald Trump's presidency and the departure from the Cavs of Kyrie Irving.

Tough day in Cleveland for NBA superstar as he opens up on team-mate's exit and Trump's presidency.

NFL protest spreads to MLB video

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels during the US national anthem.

Baseball catcher kneels for the national anthem in an act of pro sport solidarity against Donald Trump.

Kobe to have two numbers retired video

It appears Bryant will be the first NBA player to have two numbers retired in his name.

Kobe Bryant to become the first NBA player to have two numbers retired in his name by one team.

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