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Live: Phoenix v Victory

Steven Taylor, Roy Krishna and David Williams  have helped the Wellington Phoenix go eight games unbeaten.

6:45 PM  Phoenix on fire, leading Melbourne Victory 3-1 after conceding early goal.

Ferns find shooting duo video

Ameliaranne Ekenasio has stepped up for the Silver Ferns in the shooting end in the Northern Quad Series in England.

It's been the problem area of court for Silver Ferns, but they may have found their best two shooters at last.

Ex-AB supporting 30 family members

Malakai Fekitoa, pictured on the burst for the All Blacks in 2017, has no regrets about moving to Europe in his playing ...

Watching the All Blacks is 'still hard', but going to Europe was 'the right decision' for Malakai Fekitoa.

Steven Adams ringside at UFC

Steven Adams, right, with his Oklahoma City Thunder team-mates at UFC Brooklyn at the Barclays Center in New York on Sunday.

7:05 PM  The OKC Thunder played a game in Philly on Sunday, but made it to New York in time for UFC Brooklyn.

Joseph Parker and the stars

Joseph Parker and Roman Reigns.

Joseph Parker has been mixing it with some big names in entertainment on holiday in the Pacific.

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opinion

Lads being lads no crime

Highly-rated India allrounder Hardik Pandya has been suspended and had his contract with Gillette terminated over his ...

OPINION: India cricket and Gillette need to stop sweating the small stuff, writes Mark Reason.

Please don't go away Andy Murray

OPINION: I have plans for Any Murray's retirement, and it involves using his death stares and common sense, Emma Keeling writes.

Why ABs will win 2019 World Cup

Sex, lines and videotape

Rugby

Eddie Jones - netball talisman video

England rugby coach Eddie  Jones watches intently as Australia edges the Silver Ferns in Sunday's netball test.

England coach turns his eye to another code.

Barrett's Gulf wedding

Beauden Barrett has tied the knot with his bride Hannah Laity at Hurakia Lodge on Rakino Island (composite file photo).

Beauden Barrett and his bride, 24-year-old Hannah Laity, have wed on Rakino Island.

Another AB heads north

Hurricanes prop Jeff Toomaga-Allen is cashing in on his All Blacks status to take his career to England.

Hurricanes hit hard as top prop signs with Wasps to join the World Cup year departure queue.

Jones: Ireland world's best video

Eddie Jones said Ireland are the world's best team ahead of the Six Nations.

England coach reveals Six Nations squad and talks up Ireland as dominant force above All Blacks.

Cricket

Cachopa powers Aces to win video

Auckland Aces captain Craig Cachopa made 73 off 38 balls.

Captain Craig Cachopa scored 73 off 38 as the Aces posted a total the Volts almost chased.

Watch: WBBL's last-ball drama video

White Ferns and Melbourne Renegades captain Amy Satterthwaite, right, consoles Molly Strano after their Super Over loss ...

Both WBBL semifinals featured amazing last-ball scenes.

Pakistan beat SA in first ODI

Mohammad Hafeez guided Pakistan to victory in the opening match of their ODI series against South Africa.

Having been whitewashed in the test series, Pakistan hit back to claim victory in ODI series opener.

Warne 'still giving grief'

Shane Warne speaks to Australian coach Justin Langer during a test against India in Sydney.

OPINION: Shane Warne's new book revives old controversy for Australian cricket critic.

Football

Eastern Suburbs run rampant

Eastern Suburbs forward Andre de Jong celebrates one of his goals.

Five goals in win over Canterbury make it 15 in three matches for the Aucklanders in the national men's football league.

NZ link to EPL homeless help video

Camp beds set up in a lounge at Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park in south London.

Crystal Palace wants to help rough sleepers and 'be force for good'.

Phoenix coach's 'huge sacrifice'

Phoenix coach Mark Rudan raises his fist in celebration following their comeback win against the Mariners last weekend.

Mark Rudan says he would have declined the Wellington Phoenix job if he knew it would be this difficult living away from his family.

Controversy over Wood 'goal' video

Chris Wood was astray with this shot against Watford, but he had a 'goal' disallowed in injury time after a linesman ...

Teammate and manager declare 'Woody was onside' when linesman flagged.

League

SJ can inspire Sharks: Fifita

Shaun Johnson can lead the Sharks around the park, says Andrew Fifita.

Andrew Fifita's kids love house guest Shaun Johnson, and the Cronulla club captain rates him highly.

Warrior back where it began

Leeson Ah Mau made his NRL debut for the Warriors in 2009.

Almost a decade after leaving Mt Smart, returning enforcer Leeson Ah Mau is ready to make his presence felt at Warriors.

Greg Inglis to retire

Inglis was stripped of the Queensland captaincy last year because of a drink-driving charge.

South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis says he will quit NRL at end of 2020.

Warriors newcomer stakes his claim video

Lachlan Burr.

There were big wraps on him coming through the grades, now Lachlan Burr says he's ready to hit those heights.

Basketball

Adams' Thunder halt losing run

Steven Adams throws dunk a dunk during Oklahoma City Thunder's clash with Philadelphia on Sunday (NZ time).

 Steven Adams falls one rebound shy of 20th double-double, but OKC Thunder return to winning ways.

Breakers collapse in crunch time

Tom Abercrombie of the Breakers and Brian Conklin of the Hawks compete for the ball.

NZ Breakers were firmly on course for their ninth win before Illawarra Hawks staged stunning comeback victory.

Adams impresses in loss video

Steven Adams goes up for a rebound for the Oklahoma City Thunder against the LA Lakers on Friday (NZ time).

 Steven Adams does all he can for Oklahoma City Thunder, but they stumble to another loss at home to Lakers.

Breakers big playoff push

Breakers coach Kevin Braswell is confident his team is playing well enough to reach the playoffs.

Breakers coach targets seven wins from last 10 games as playoff race heats up.

Golf

Golfer's wife escapes jail

Krista Glover has been sentenced to probation for an attack on her husband, former US Open golf champion Lucas Glover.

Former US Open winner Lucas Glover's wife has been sentenced to probation for leaving him with cuts after an alleged attack last year.

Mickelson still going strong

Phil Mickelson will take a two-stroke lead into the final two rounds of the Desert Classic.

Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes on Saturday to remain on track for his 44th PGA Tour win.

Ko continues hot start

Lydia Ko is in the hunt for her 16th win on the LPGA Tour.

Lydia Ko heads into the final two rounds of the Tournament of Champions tied for second.

Mickelson just misses 59

Phil Mickelson celebrates an eagle on the sixth hole during the first round of the Desert Classic.

The five-time Major winner almost joined an elite group with a red-hot round.

Netball

Eddie Jones - netball talisman video

England rugby coach Eddie  Jones watches intently as Australia edges the Silver Ferns in Sunday's netball test.

England coach turns his eye to another code.

Ferns go down to Diamonds

Silver Ferns captain Laura Langman wasn't able to celebrate her 150th test match with victory.

Late surge can't get Silver Ferns past Australia, as Quad Series hopes quashed.

South Africa stun England

South African shooter Lenize Potgieter, pictured playing against England in 2017, shot 34/37 as they upset the Roses in ...

South Africa surprise Commonwealth Games gold medallists England in London.

Live: Silver Ferns v Australia

Laura Langman was one of the Silver Ferns' better performers in their comprehensive loss to England.

New Zealand look to get their Quad Series campaign up and running in London.

Tennis

Aussie tennis' class struggles

Bernard Tomic of Australia (L) talks to Australian Davis Cup Lleyton Hewitt (R) - both members of the Class of 2019.

OPINION: Some Australian players at risk of squandering talent, writes Greg Baum.

Serena: 'Don't cry, you're still young' video

Serena Williams consoles Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska after winning their third round match at the Australian Open tennis ...

Serena Williams' grace at the Australian Open made a lasting impact on her young opponent.

Serena, Djokovic advance

Serena Williams was far too good for Dayana Yastremska.

Blockbuster clash awaits Serena Williams in fourth round of Australian Open.

Venus wins Kiwi clash

Michael Venus (pictured) and Raven Klaasen are through to the third round of the Australian Open doubles.

Michael Venus has won the battle of the Kiwis at the Australian Open.

combat sports

Airport renames after Muhammad Ali video

Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston in 1965.

The famed boxer's US hometown will honour him by changing name of the local airport.

WBC orders Wilder-Fury rematch video

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, embracing after their epic Los Angeles draw look set to do it again.

Governing body insists on a sequel and will reward Fury with bigger share of money, leaving Anthony Joshua stranded.

Fury fight 'more likely' for AJ video

Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn claims Deontay Wilder's camp have not been returning his calls.

Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn plays down chances of a unification clash with WBC champ Deontay Wilder.

UFC star turns other cheek

Dan Hooker has offered a free gym membership to the person who stole his wallet.

Kiwi Dan Hooker wants to help - not hurt - the person who stole his wallet.

Racing

Gorbachev wins Wellington Cup

Gorbachev, inner, and Ryan Elliot win the 2019 Wellington Cup.

Lightweight contender hauls in Dee And Gee in the final few strides at Trentham.

Long recovery ahead for jockeys

Gosen Jogoo has escaped a scary fall at Hokitika with just a broken tibia and bruising.

Two horror falls lead to races being abandoned but jockeys expected to make full recovery.

'He looked like he was gone'

Apprentice Zubair Bholah is attended to after taking a heavy fall at Kumara Racecourse on Saturday.

Horse trainer speaks of "dreadful feeling" watching his apprentice jockey being attended to by paramedics after a horror fall.

Jockey hospitalised after fall

Zubair Bholah has been hospitalised following a fall at Kumara Racecourse. (File Photo)

Zubair Bholah conscious with 'movement in his limbs' after fall at Kumara Racecourse.

Motorsport

Wind cancels racing

Conditions were fine for racing on Saturday, but strong winds forced the cancellation of the Sunday session in the ...

Strong winds see organisers pull the plug on Sunday session of Toyota Racing Series in Invercargill.

Following in uncle's tyre marks

Austrian driver Lucas Auer, nephew of former Formula 1 star Gerhard Berger, will line up in the Toyota Racing Series at ...

Nephew of former Formula 1 star Gerhard Berger to take to Invercargill's Teretonga Park track.

Dixon's major motivator video

New Zealand IndyCar star Scott Dixon wants to make the numbers stack up for his title defence in 2019.

Kiwi star has done just about everything in IndyCar racing but he's driven by one elusive goal in 2019.

Schumacher to join Ferrari video

Mick Schumacher has reportedly made a giant step towards following his father Michael into F1.

Mick Schumacher closes in on F1 drive with his father's old team.

Other sports

Hager's exit causes division

The departure of long-serving Black Sticks coach Mark Hager has been met with widespread disappointment in the hockey ...

The departure of Mark Hager has caused further division in the Black Sticks squad.

Tuatara finish in style

Jimmy Boyce was instrumental in the Auckland Tuatara signing off their debut season with their first series win.

Auckland baseball side sign off debut season by claiming first series win.

'Banged up' Bevin touch and go video

Patrick Bevin has been taken to hospital for X-rays after a nasty crash on the Tour Down Under.

Patrick Bevin will undergo a concussion test to determine whether the Kiwi rider is fit to start Tour Down Under's final stage.

The secret behind Bevin's success video

Kiwi cyclist Patrick Bevin celebrates his first World Tour stage win when taking out stage two at the Tour Down Under.

Patrick Bevin became obsessed with perfecting his positioning on the bike, after he improved a staggering 12 places between races simply by raising his handlebars 4cm.

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.

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